Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a relaxing, enjoyable day with family and friends filling up on turkey and pie and everything in between. We're going to head over to my parents today in a few hours (one of the things I'm thankful for is that both our parents live close by and we don't have to travel far to see them) to eat and spend time with my family. Right now we're settling in to watch a little of the Macy's Day parade. A little later we have to clean up and get our house ready to host Thanksgiving for Tim's family tomorrow. (Our first time.) So right now we're not stressed with all the cooking and baking, but we will probably be tomorrow. Another thing I'm thankful for is for Tim's cooking! And that I won't have to do much of it tomorrow!

Thanks for family, friends, our house over our heads, my husband and children, good food to eat and a good and loving and most importantly, forgiving God!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So I'm sitting here with Kaylin after she threw up all over our bed early this morning wishing I could go back to sleep somehow. But that's not going to happen. Tim's laying on the other side of the couch still out of it from taking NyQuil last night because he's getting another cold. Dylan is finally feeling better after some really fussy days/nights with a bad cold, and I am just getting over my cold that I've had for over a week. Ugh! I love the winter season and Christmas and everything, but I HATE the cold and flu season that comes with it! I feel like one of us has been some kind of sick for almost a month now. This is actually Kaylin's second bug already. She was also sick about two weeks ago with a bad cough and runny nose. And this is just the beginning. I have a feeling that Kaylin will be bringing lots more bugs home to share from preschool and ballet. And Tim may sneak in a few from work. So I apologize for all the complaining, but being stuck indoors for over a week now with at least one sick child is starting to get to me! And I was really looking forward to Kaylin going to preschool today. Guess not today. I think we're just going to have to continue our cartoon/movie watching that we've already done too much of. What else can you do with a one-year-old and three-year-old at six in the morning? (Dylan woke up when everyone else woke up.) Hope everyone else out there is fairing a bit better than us!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Goal as parents

I was browsing Focus on the Family's website a few days ago and I came across a statement about parenting that really struck me as absolutely true yet so simple, so I thought i'd share. It said that our children should know, without any doubt, that they are deeply loved and respected, that their welfare is our absolute highest priority, and that they don't rule either the universe or their family. It speaks to our basic needs and our children's, yet emphasizes the important fact that they (and their parents) are not the most important thing on the planet, yet are worthy of love--it's a delicate balance we must leave them with. It was a good reminder to me and I hope to all you parents out there, too.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy birthday!

On Saturday it was Tim's 29th birthday--one more to go to the big one! We had a relaxing day at home and later had dinner barbequed on his new grill from his parents. We enjoyed some time catching up with good friends later in the evening.

For all you do for us, we hope you had a good time celebrating and relaxing; you deserve it!

We love you!

*Oh and right now, both kids are napping at the same time, a miracle!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had lots of fun this Halloween and the kids did really well trick-or-treating. This was our first Halloween in our house, so we weren't sure what to expect in terms of how many kids would be out. There weren't many, unfortunately, so we took them to some neighboring streets were there were more people. Our neighborhood just doesn't have that many young families. We had fun though.
Carving/drawing on the pumpkins

Trip to the pumpkin patch/barn to see the animals
Holding a sweet, sleepy kitty

Our little mousie. He really fought us on the headpiece; hardly had it on all night.
Heading out

a kitty and a mouse

Digging through the spoils