Friday, November 28, 2008


I love Thanksgiving, it is my favorite holiday, always has been. This year I thought I would list some of the many things I am most thankful for, in no particular order.

1. God and my Jesus who died for me.
2. Jared
3. Noah
4. Seth
5. Riley
6. The rest of my family, by blood or marriage
5. Health
6. Wonderful friends
7. A great church family
8. Our own home
9. Jared's good job, so I can be home with our kids.
10. My life and all of the many blessing that are apart of it.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that this is the start to a great holiday season for you all.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Broken Foot

Yes, you read that correctly. Last night I walked out the door to go work my 4 hours at the Y and 2 seconds later I was laying on the front porch crying. I stepped wrong, rolled my foot, heard a "pop" and could not walk. Thankfully Jared was home, heard me scream and came to my rescue. Any other day I would have been leaving the house with 3 preschoolers in tow.

After arranging for our neighbor to come watch the kids, Jared took me to the ER, where an hour later they confirmed that I had broken a bone in my right foot. The doctor called it a "ballet dancer's break", ironic since I was wearing ballet style flats when it happened.

How do you take care of a 2, 3, and 4 year old while on crutches for 2 weeks? That is a question I have yet to get answered. This morning the kids wanted oatmeal for breakfast, easy enough, except how do you get hot bowls of oatmeal to the table. The solution, offered by my dad, use the kids little shopping cart. Noah brought the shopping cart to the kitchen, I placed a bowl in the cart and then Noah pushed the cart to the table and put the bowls at each person's place. It worked out pretty good, although it was quite time consuming, but at least everyone was able to have a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast this morning.

I'll update later as to how we survived this time and I'll gladly take any suggestions from anyone.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Big Shoes to Fill

Riley has a fascination with shoes. ( I know we are in trouble!!!!) Yesterday she decided that Daddy's shoes were the best. Once the camera was spotted everyone wanted their pictures taken with the shoes on.

And in case those shoes look bigger than most, you're right, Daddy wears a 14.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Where have we been?

Everywhere!!!! Birthday parties, the zoo, the park, a pumpkin farm; we have been having a great time this fall.

Seth had his first friends birthday party this year. We had a great time and he loved playing with his friends. His favorite part of the day was when everyone sang Happy Birthday to him.

We have also spent a lot of time playing at the zoo and the playground as usual, but special this month was a visit to a local pumpkin farm. The kids had a great time picking out their first pumpkins, playing in the corn field, and seeing the animals. It was a great afternoon with our good friends Analayne and Leeanne.

We have been having a great time and November looks like it might be more of the same. I will try and be better about posting, especially pictures as we move into the holiday season.


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