Sunday, November 23, 2008

Just Life

The boys watching football and Grace hoping to have a dance party very soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Swim guy

Here's Jake heading to swimming lessons. What I love about him is that he's quirky and confident. He dressed himself. That's the outfit he wears almost every time we head to the pool for lessons. He walks into the pool area, filled with high school swim team kids, in total confidence. I'm holding on to these days... hoping the insecurities won't creep in too far and one day think he's not cool enough, or that he looks like a dork, etc. Because he's one pretty cool kid (and yes, I'm a bit biased!!)

He may not look like a "jock", but he's a pretty good little swimmer for a 5 year old!! :)

And not to be outdone.... little Miss Confidence struts her stuff in her new hat (she's been wearing that hat non-stop!! :)

No words....

I really can't even begin to imagine or rationalize the "why" on this story. Puts a pit in my stomach!

UN and Their 23 Million Dollar Mural
(money for foreign aid used to buy the mural!!!)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's tough......

being this cute sometimes!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Photo Tag

I've been tagged by my blog friend Michelle. I am supposed to post the 4th picture on the 4th file on my computer & tell about it. I could have lied and put another picture up... but no. This is the fourth picture in my 4th picture file on my computer. Shoot!!!!!! I never thought I'd ever post this picture. :)

80's party this summer. No, not just a night out for Mike and me! I'm calling it my "Desperately Seeking Susan" look. I never dressed this way in the 80's..... it was too "harsh" for me. But Mike, this was his coined 80's look. I told him he would have been labeled the dark, brooding, art major type at my high school. :) (no offense to art majors-- I was one in college!!) And yes, that's a real Swatch watch I have on. Good stuff!

Now I tag 4 people: Kristin, Laurie, Natalie, Amy B.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Thank you everyone for your prayers for Grace. She is finally starting to feel better. It's been a LONG week! She still has quite a rattling chest and the cough and GROSS runny nose is still hanging on, but she's breathing much better and she's not gagging/choking/throwing up from all the mucus as much! Praise God. She's actually been quite spoiled this week.... we've been trying to avoid most things that would make her mad/make her cry. The crying fits would put her into quite a coughing fit. Now, it's going to be another long week of undoing the spoiling and getting back to reality. :) Lucky me!!

Now Jacob has the start of a cold. He usually doesn't get too sick-- just cranky. Hmmmm...... kind of sounds like his dad!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Please Pray

Grace is one sick little lady today. She was in the ER on Saturday with pneumonia and then at the Dr. yesterday with a double ear infection. The Dr. called today to say that she now has RSV. Grace was premature and she's had several respiratory infections already. We're hoping she'll just outgrow the lung issues, but until then, it's unsettling when she gets such terrible "colds".

Thanks for the prayers.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What a weekend!!!

Fun Halloween night: check
Mom gets stomach flu: check
Spend 5 hours in ER with Grace for pneumonia: check
Mike's still in no-man's land hunting: check

Yes, and it's only Sat. night!!!! Grace is feeling much better. I'm feeling better. Jake's been a trooper. And, yeah for the Daddy on his way home!!

But, we still got some cute Halloween pictures!!

My cute Bee and Lizard Man (from Johnny Quest, of course!)

Grace was very serious about her little cat tote/treat bag. She HAD to carry it with her!!
I don't think Jacob even ate any of his candy. He just wanted to sort and organize it all!!! (that's not all his candy. He confiscated Grandma's pass out stash to organize as well. There were just too many matches to be made!!)

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