Monday, November 23, 2009

We Miss You!

Dads and kids with guns,
while the mom's COOK the feast...

Oh my!!!

The Thanksgiving feast: Good food, great company...

The Christmas lighting ceremony...

Time with some of our favorite people in the world,
catching the latest movies, playing games and shopping...

Welcoming Christmas at Tuacahn's beautiful
Live Nativity presentation...

Bruce, Kerry, Chase, Mariah, Savannah and Nicholas, we will miss you guys this year...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Grilled Cheese

Bread, butter and cheese, my boys' favorite food combination, especially with tomato soup!

All the boys in my life have had this recipe mastered at a very young age...

It looks like this phenomenon exists in Jadon's family too.

Thanks for the pictures Adam, it's time for you guys to visit again!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Work, Candy and Grandparents - Perfect!

Halloween began with Ryan's Eagle Project. They cleaned up, repaired and painted the picnic shelter at one of our city parks. Eric and the boys went to help, it was a great success! Thank you to all who came to help make this project possible.

The teenagers went to a youth party at a friends house in the afternoon. Tyler was "Skittle, the candy rapper." They had a great time.

The boys were so excited to be chimney sweeps. They loved having dirty faces! Trick or Treating was high on their priority list for the day.

We stopped at the Police/Fire Station. They were letting the kids climb into the fire truck. Michael was so excited and had tons of questions for the firemen! (He kind of looks like a fireman after a fire!)

The highlight of our Halloween was a visit from Grandma and Grandpa, my mom and dad. They even went trick or treating with us! We will never forget our first Halloween in Missouri.

Friday, November 6, 2009

So Thankful

Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays, our new dining room table. It's beautiful and we are so grateful to have it.

The picnic table is back in storage, ready to be used again next summer - OUTSIDE! Two more chairs will be arriving in a couple of weeks - yes, there ARE more than six of us and yes, they fit around the table.

This beautiful table goes so well with our home. I'm looking forward to having the hardwood floors finished someday, it's going to be amazing.

I imagine many family discussions, studying, games and meals with friends and family around this table. What a wonderful way to begin the month of November!