Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas lights and thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving there are so many things I am thankful for...

I choose to be thankful that My Husband has time off to help around the house
I am thankful for the hugs I see my husband giving to Connor at the bus stop
I am thankful that every day Husband is home it feels like a holiday
I am thankful for the Love my children have for my Husband, even if it is Riley stomping his foot saying "I don't want daddy to leave, I want YOU to leave"
I am thankful that I have the choice to work outside the home, or stay home with my children
I am thankful for the flexibility in my schedule that I can help others out spur of the moment
I am thankful for the Peace of Jesus in my heart during this tense time of transition in our lives
I am thankful that christmas music is on the radio ALREADY!!
I am thankful that my husband is home to help set up the christmas lights... soon our yard will be turned into a "Christmas wonderland"...

Oh I just though of one more thing I am thankful for.. that Husband and I do NOT celebrate Christmas with giant inflatables!!!

Today I am listing to and Loving the lyrics to this song.. The original 1978 version was GREAT! but I also enjoy this remix.. less disco..

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

November cookouts!

Today was a beautiful day!!

the high was about 67 degrees and we were outside enjoying the day!

Not too often do we have such nice warm weather in November.. tonight we took full advantage and I made a fire in our fire pit... we sat out till the sun set (the sun sets about 5:00 these days with the daylight saving time in effect booo!)

we chose to enjoy eating dinner outside which may be the last time we do that this year...

We had hot dogs and sausages and a bag of chips...

Riley really enjoys his food...

It was a great spur of the moment evening with the kiddo's! I love how simple evenings can become special with everyone together!!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Hey Its my Birthday

I love that my birthday is in the fall there is always so much color and it really is the end of summer.  my kiddo's and a sweet little girl played in the mild fall weather and jumped, and jumped, and jumped into the leaves.

I had the privilege to get a letter from one of my bestest friends from high school and I ran into another good friend form high school randomly ( at Target of course). I feel very blessed by the friendships I have in my life and it truly is a gift to be turning 30 and not feel a day over... ummm ... 21?

tonight my husband and I are headed out on a date!!! and another friend is blessing us with babysitting!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome November!!

I am ready to welcome November this year... it seems that every year I dread fall/ Winter... This year I am ready!

there are some very fun events I am looking forward to this Noveber!!

This November I will celebrate my 30th birthday!!

A beautiful young Lady I have known since she was in 7th grade is marrying the love of her life...

And thanks to pinterest I am ready to decorate my house for Christmas.... YES Christmas...



I truly Love Christmas and actually I have been asking my husband when we can get a tree since well since sometime in October... (knowing we won't get it till December) still my heart is open and ready to celebrate!



 maybe it is the people that visit.. last year we hosted my parents and my brother and his wife and I was able to cook and I loved it!


maybe its that we talk about Jesus even more than usual and we lift him up in a public celebration...


I can't pinpoint what it is about Christmas that I love so much... Maybe the smells... it could be the food... or the greanery and the tree...

maybe it is the contrast from the cold of the outside to the warm on the inside of the house... I love a warm house and a crackling fire in the fireplace!!

I think maybe it could the quite of the cars on the road by my house...

all in all I am ready for November this year!  in 9 days I will celebrate my 30th birthday and  I am looking forward to every second of it!! from my birthday till New year is the most wonderful time of the year!!!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Childhood: fall

Today we enjoyed the warm fall weather once again...

Childhood Priceless!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

what we have been up too

Between school, work and colds we have been busey enjoying fall...

The leaves have started to fall from the tree's and Connor is enjoying his new rope swing...
  One muddy day the boys were sooo muddy we decided we should"paint" with the mud to help clean ourselves up...

 On Friday's we added a new little friend to come and play with us.. this is me attempting to play 4 square with a 3 year old and a 2 year old :)

This is how my 3 year old plays 4 square...

Hop scotch worked much better...

Just playing catch was much more her speed...

there have been a couple of rainy days where we have been stuck inside and the playroom has turned into this... Messy messy messy!

Connor had a sleep over with his best friend Karin.. the 3 of them get along very well... they spend the day playing and giggling...

I have been spending a lot of time remembering my little boys.. school has brought on a lot of change and it amazes me all the time at how big Connor is getting... how much responsibility he is taking on... how much FUN it is to be with him in this stage of his life...

But it is moments where he is covered in paint that I can smile and remember it wasn't that long ago that my big guy looked like this...

 Hope everyone is enjoying fall as much as we are... do you think it is too early to start Christmas music... hummmm?


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Good Rainy morning everyone

What a lovely raining morning we are enjoying here...

everyone in my house (excluding the husband) slept in till almost 7:00 UNHEARD OF!
Connor's sweet bus driver stopped at our front porch (where we were hiding out from the rain).. small things make my heart happy always...

we have been very busy around here..
last week was the Lampeter fair
animals, venders and most importantly TRACTORS! all conveniently in our back yard...

too bad the only pictures I took were of the boys making rope the old fashioned way..
the boys participated in the greased pig chase and we had fun evenings with friends and family each night of the fair.
Koda was a hit also.. I got mobbed a bunch of times by people interested in petting our playful puppy... Other Husky owners were very happy to share stories  and photo's.. it was fun and informational it was great everyone was loving on her and giving her attention she liked it,... we had no where to ride/ run so it was a great way to get the the attention she needed.

speaking of Koda look at what she got into today... red pen all over her feet !?! Uggh silly puppy!

and around the house I have been doing all kinds of moving and changing things around.. I am moving Riley's room from the front to the back of the house and I am moving closets around... and purging a bunch of things that I don't use/need anymore.

I am working on organizing Connor's Kindergarten stuff, things he brings home, things he needs to do, papers the teacher sends for me...

I am still not sure how I feel about school for Connor... He is loving it but I am not, I feel so disconnected from him, maybe I need to learn how to ask better questions to get better answers from him... It would just be nice to know what is going on in the classroom all day long... sigh...