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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat....or Reformation?

We took the boys trick-or-treating tonight. It was a first for them both. Andrew seemed to enjoy it but stuck really close to Mitch's side as we walked up and down the street. I pushed Luke in the stroller while he sucked on a lollipop. I really liked getting to meet my neighbors that I've never met before. Kelly just moved in across the street with her two small daughters. She stays at home, too, so we will probably start visiting with one another during the day when we're home. We also invited her and her family to church. The only reason we ventured out (and opened our front porch to strangers to receive candy) was to meet our neighbors. We hope Christ was glorified in our smiles, kind words, and laughter. I like what Tim Challies has to say about Halloween. God is to be glorified in ALL things so why not take the opportunity of Halloween to do so? I wonder if I'd get strange looks when at people's doors declaring what I really want to say; HAPPY REFORMATION DAY!





Monday, October 30, 2006

Zink

We attended a marriage conference over the weekend presented by "the other" PCA church in our area. Dr. Dan Zink was the speaker.....very encouraging. I appreciated his consistent application of scripture to the glorious gift of marriage. Made me love my Mitch all the more.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

cupcakes and bubbles

Andrew loves cupcakes and bubbles. He attended a costume party today where he dressed up as a cowboy. All he wanted to do was eat the cupcake icing and pour more bubble liquid into the machine....oh yeah, and he wanted to hit the pinata` over and over, to no avail. Enjoy the pictures!


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Guess what Luke had for dinner last night?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Relaxing

Andrew likes taking a bubble bath, but he's never liked laying in the tub on his back...until now. He's found that it's fun to surround himself in the bubbles and try to guess what I'm saying while his ears are covered.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Mississippi

Haven't blogged in a week.....been super busy and out-of-town. We just returned from a four day journey to Mississippi (my home state) to attend my cousin, Lora's, wedding. While there, we stayed with my other cousin, Brian, and his sweet, hilarious, cute, and insane wife, Heidi. We had a blast. Lora was beautiful so we took a moment to get a family picture of those on her side in attendance. After we returned to Brian and Heidi's house, I geared up to take an evening ride on Brian's Harley Davidson. It was awesome! I wish it hadn't been so dark and cold but I enjoyed it, nonetheless. My friend Crissy once shared on her blog about a time she went for a motorcycle ride. I thought of her story as I was riding behind Brian, feeling the wind against my face. It was amazing! Anyway, the boys loved Mississippi and I enjoyed spending time with my mother, who rode with us.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Beautiful Fall

We love this fall weather. Seasons change....God is good. Luke certainly thinks so! Mitch and I celebrated seven wonderful years of marriage yesterday. He and the boys brought a dozen yellow roses to me and then Mitch took me out to eat last night while my sweet sister-in-law & brother-in-law babysat the boys for us. Thanks, Valerie, Emma, Ella, and Tyler!





Saturday, October 14, 2006

Funny Face



I just couldn't resist. I had to share this picture.
He's such a HAM!

Saturday morning with Pooh

We went to Barnes & Noble this morning to get our picture taken with Pooh during his autograph session. Andrew loved seeing Pooh but Luke wasn't quite sure what to think of the large character.



Thursday, October 12, 2006

Exhausted

So much to do....my TO DO list is long. I've been reading what the girls at GIRLTALK have to say on this matter and it's encouraging.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Roaches

People are hesitant to discuss roaches....but the truth is, we all see one from time to time in our houses (some more than others!). Andrew loves to hit them with his flip flops. Yes, we are teaching him that God created all things for HIS glory but I sometimes wonder about roaches (and snakes). So, here's a picture of the unlucky guy that crossed our path recently. Thought I would share....aren't you glad I did? By the way, if you click on the picture, it should come up in a second window - enlarged! The details are great! I can't wait to read your comments!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Saturday activity

Andrew loves to jump in those moonwalk things.....especially if it involves climbing. He went to a birthday party today which had a pirate theme; hence the inflatable pirate ship. Luke loves to be held. Daddy is good at that.





Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's been a long time.....

Can't believe that I've gone this long without posting. It's mostly due to just returning from vacation and doing the usual such as unpacking, washing laundry, preparing lesson plans, and getting the boys back into their routine. We had a great time in Florida but it's always good to get home into the familiar.

It's the beginning of October, a month that makes people think of the cool crisp fall weather....but not here. It's still hot and humid. Mosquitoes everywhere. So, I sprayed down the boys and let them play outside in the pool after sweating on the swingset. Luke is tolerating Andrew a bit better. Andrew, being only two years old, still struggles with being gentle when playing with his baby brother....but he's improving. They enjoyed playing in the water together and Andrew thinks it's great that Luke has a swing right next to his.