Thursday, November 29, 2012


   I love Thanksgiving! It is my favorite holiday. Does that mean that I only have to give thanks once a year, or that I need Thanksgiving Day as a reminder to give thanks. I hope not, or I do not understand the true depth of what my Lord and Savior has done for me. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. It is something I am to be doing continuously.  I do love the time of getting together with family and friends, eating a big turkey dinner and visiting and sharing all the wonderful things the Lord had done in your life and all the trials He brings us through. 
   We went to the Whittakers for dinner and had a wonderful time. Pauline made a wonderful turkey dinner. It was so good and Austin would agree. It was Austin's first Thanksgiving and he loved it. He got to eat turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, cranberry sauce and olives. Of course Dad had to give him his first bite of pumpkin pie as well. I think that Austin's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving too. Austin also learned to climb the two living room steps into the kitchen and did it all night long. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and laughter. Of course we eat till we were full and then some more. Pauline's apple pie was yummy. Josiah and family was there along with Ezra so I was able to have Thanksgiving with family and church family. Yes I have so very, very much to be thankful. may I always remember that and continually  show it.  
   We had such a beautiful Thanksgiving week. It was in the 50's all week with a high of 60 a couple of time. Austin and I went out for a walk everyday. Then friday morning we woke up and it was 20 degrees outside with SNOW!!! That is ok with me because I love snow. Of course I bundled Austin and took him out in the snow to play for a little bit. It was cold so we didn't stay out for long.
Austin taking advantage of the beautiful weather we had the week of Thanksgiving.
Austin and Jonathan
                           Austin's first Thanksgiving!
I love turkey dinner!
Did someone say food!
Keep it coming Mom!
Trying out the stairs.

Hi Dad, look at me!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lets Go Fly a Kite!

 Hi there. We had a wonderful three weeks with my little sister Hope. She stayed with us while my Mom was in Colorado. We had so much fun playing games, going for walks and bike rides. I worked on my homeschooling skills, and she was so much help to me with Austin. I got canning done and so much house work done it was crazy! I had some major cleaning that need to be done in Austin's room and I finally got that done while she was her. I also cleaned my entire house in one day! Noah and I also got to go on a date while Naomi Kowles watched Austin and Hope. It was so fun to get out for couple of hours with my man.
  Well the last weekend that she was with us Noah decided to make a kite with her. Noah and Hope ran around town picking up the supplies they needed and the came home and tackled the project. They went to Josiah's and cut the sticks they needed for the frame and found a pink shower curtain at Goodwill for the body of the kite. Noah was a very willing teacher and Hope loved having something to do with Noah. She loves spending time with him.

Hope and Noah with the frame of their kite.

Austin wants to help too!

Here they are trying it out. 
Gotta love that face!!
Austin loves his Dad!
Look at me!
   We packed a picnic lunch, blankets, kites, fishing poles and a camera and headed out for a family picnic. Here are some of our picture from our afternoon at Hodag Park. It was a beautiful fall day with lovely, bright, fall colors. The weather was beautiful and Austin loved playing in the leaves (it was Austin's first picnic). We had to try our new kite out too but, unfortunately there was not enough wind for them to fly it, so they went fishing instead. Austin loved getting to swing and play on the playground. We stuck his hands in feet in the water too! He never gets tired of being outside. It was such a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.We ended the afternoon with going home and taking a nap!

Some fall colors at Boom lake
Loves the swing!

Loves the leaves!      
Noah and Hope fishing. Thought this was so cute!
Loves being outside with his Daddy!
My guys!
Trying out the big kid slide.
Go Hope! She was just a pro on the monkey bars. She showed both Noah and I up.