Tuesday, October 25, 2005

This just in!

Thursday's forecast calls for snow. Snow. In October.


Edit: The snow never arrived. We had cold temps and frost though!


The leaves are falling like rain drops. The colors are magnificent. Each day brings cooler temps and darker clouds. We turned the fireplace on for the first time this morning.

I am behind on blogging. Kids, church, co-op and life in general are keeping me busy. We also have grandma here for an extended visit.

Emily finished out the volleyball season yesterday. Overall, the Lady Falcons had a great season. They won 9 of their 12 games. Not bad for a fresh junior varsity team! The awards ceremony will be next week.
She will pick swim team back up after Christmas.

Sarah is working hard with gymnastics. Her vaulting is simply incredible. She has improved quite a bit in bars, her least favorite activity in gymnastics. Her next competition is November 6.

Paige had her first Nutcracker practice last Saturday. She is excited to be part of the Nutcracker family once again. A lot of her friends are in the same cast, so that makes it even better for her.

Gracie is enjoying her ballet class. She is also working on losing her first top middle tooth. She wiggles that poor little tooth with great interest each and every day...hoping it will pop out. She wants the $1, but not the gap. ::grin::

The boys are busy, loud, mischief masters and everything else that makes for little boys. They are growing taller by leaps and bounds. Their constant need for jeans and shoes prove it. Thank goodness for the new adjustable waist jeans at Old Navy. They need a 4T or 5 in jeans for length...but a 2T in the waist. Yes, you read that right. They are skin covered sticks. I don't know how or why...they seem to be eating all the time......

And, speaking of food - I must go for now. The chicken is boiling on the stovetop. I need to get it de-boned for chicken and dumplings. A family favorite.
I will do my best to stay in better touch. I miss blogging.

Hugs to all.

Friday, October 07, 2005


Jeff is on his way to pick up his grandmother at the airport. She will be staying with us for 5 weeks. It is such a blessing to have her in our lives.

Paige found out that she made the Nutcracker cast for Fort Wayne ballet this afternoon! She is so excited. We are proud of her.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Birthday times two!

The boys are 4 today! My babies. Four years old.

I can't help but think of their humble and tiny beginnings, born at 32 weeks.
We made it through some dark and scary times while living the NICU nightmare.
I learned so much about love, heartache, strength and humility. I can see the lessons now.

But look at you now! Exciting, busy, loud, mischievous and loving.
Happy Birthday, sweet boys. You make our family complete.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Candy corn and peanuts = Bliss

Need something sweet and salty?
Ladies, you know how important this food combination is on certain days, right?
For instance, the other day...I was ready to dip my Hershey bar in salt. Eh.

Anyway, on to this fun fall treat.

Get a large bowl. Pour in roasted, salted peanuts. Add equal amounts of candy corn.
Mix like crazy and hide from the children.

If you like Payday candy bars, you will love this snack. Promise.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

To the lady who cut me off today....

Hey you! Yeh, you!
The one talking on the cell phone while slurping a Starbucks, driving down a very busy street.

It would help us all if you would pay attention to street signs and stop lights. We all have to drive the same road as you.
Watch for the lines in the road too. They are there for a reason.

Oh, and while I think it is wonderful that you are wearing a seatbelt -- I think it would be even better if your 3 children in the backseat (practically hanging out the windows) were buckled up too.
Sure, their smiling faces were cute and all...but no one will be smiling if there is an accident and they went flying.

One more thing. Count yourself lucky it was me you cut off, and not someone else with less patience. The ability to own a huge SUV does not make you special.
Today, it made you highly annoying.