Sunday, October 31, 2010


Here are a few from Halloween. I have more from my phone and Jake's that we took at Cornbelly's during the day on Saturday. It was a good thing we went up early to do that, because the afternoon and evening turned stormy and WET. Garrett and Racheal volunteered to take the kids trick or treating. They even got a little dressed up themselves. I think they hit 3-4 homes before Dekker decided he was too cold and wet and wanted to come back home. I think most trick or treaters must have felt the same, since we only had half a dozen come to our door. The kids got to watch Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin though, and we did an impromptu bobbing for apples and so the night turned out to be lots of fun despite the rain. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

11 months...

...and we've seen better days. Sadly Naomi and I are both battling a yucky cold right now, but we'll survive. Yes, I may have had to edit out some boogers in these photos. Naomi has recently begun taking her first steps. 4 good ones is her best so far. Mostly she gets really excited and just lunges forward and falls- It's pretty cute to be honest. She has a lopsided smile right now, with three teeth on top and two on bottom. Since the top ones came in I've slowly started weaning. Luckily we found a camelback sippie she'll actually drink out of, and have since found two other straw-type sippies that she'll take. So we're down to nursing just 3-4 times in 24 hours. She loves to try all kinds of table foods. She's picking up on more and more sign language and loves to use the classic "Dis, dis" while pointing at objects of interest. Oh and she loves to dance and "sing".

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It deserves a posting

My friend Bri shared this on her blog today and I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT! Seriously, the kids and I have been watching it over and over. I think its a fun and catchy song, cute video, and SUCH A GREAT MESSAGE!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Bathroom Revamp

Anyone who knows me, knows I love house improvement projects. We've done a lot of them over the years. When Jake went back to school though our time and financial budget for that sort of thing was seriously cut back. Well, I found a killer deal on a new vanity and convinced Jake the basement bathroom could be a simple and affordable project. Luckily, I was right! The project went really smoothly. We tore out the old vanity (I had restained it a while back, but the top and faucet still dated it quite a bit), put in slate tiles (to match what we put in by our basement exit door) over the lennolium, tore out the broken nasty shower door, put in new baseboards and BAM! New bathroom! Jake was a sweetheart for using precious free time to help me get it done in just one week. Here are some picture to document.