Sunday, November 30, 2008

Aaron's Weekend

Well Perry and I had a great weekend away. I must admit the first 24 hours was a little hard. We kept thinking we would be doing this or that with Aaron. As you can see we the following pictures Aaron did just fine. It was a cold weekend so Perry and I went to a little candle factory and we went and saw the newest James Bond. We also did our Christmas shopping at the outlets. Then back home. Did I mention that Aaron loves baths. Grandpop and Abuela don't have a tub so this how Aaron takes a bath.
I understand that he kept wanting to go to the sink.

He also learned how to ride the horsey. It is hard to believe that this horse is almost as old as me. I am not telling you how old it is or how old that I am.

Tina and Aaron are great playmates and Aaron has learned to blame Tina for his troubles. I am thankful Tina is a tolerant dog. Well a great weekend was had by all. Thanks Abuela, Grandpop Aunt Cindy and Uncle Jim and all who made this weekend possible.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We have so much to be thankful for this year and every year. A friend of mine encouraged us to post things that are good in our lives instead of complaining all the time so hear are a few things that I am thankful for:
1. That Jesus Loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.
2. That the Lord has blessed me with a family that loves me with no strings attached
3. For my church family and a great Choraleers concert for thanksgiving
4. For God perfect timing...who would of thought that in less than a year we will go from having no children to two.
5. I am thankful for a husband that loves me just as I am and does little things to make my life easier.
6. I am thankful for our jobs and understanding bosses
7. I am thankful for friends
8. I am thankful for a house - and as Charles said at church that I got out of bed to a warm house, a fridge and food in it.
9. I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to travel
10. I am thankful for health because it can be gone in a moment - will I be thankful without - I hope so
There are so many things to be thankful for and as I was reminded of yesterday we need to direct our thanks to the right person and that is God and not just when life is good. So today I give thanks and I pray I will learn to be thankful in all things.
Here are a couple of thanksgiving pictures. I made the turkey and a new sweet potato casserole. The turkey turned our okay but the sweet potatoes were not so successful. Aunt Cindy provided the buns and pies and Mom provided the veggies including mashed potatoes.
We played pass the boy.

We all said something that we were thankful for in the past year.

Uncle Gabe playing with Aaron.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Firsts and cheap entertainment

This is Aaron's first adventure into the snow. He wasn't sure what to think but decided it was okay and that mommy had a reason for putting gloves on him. Now for the cheap entertainment. One day this past week Aaron decided to get into our recycle bag. He found to milk containers and decided they would be fun to bang together. This provided entertainment for a while but made climbing on things difficult.
Another first Perry and I are going to go away after church and leaving Mr. Aaron for the first time exciting and scary. We will let you know how that goes.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Andrew Update

Basically we are in holding mode. We have done our part and now the paperwork is out of our hands. This process feels much simpler than last time but we really don't expect to hear anything until January sometime. Best case scenario Andrew could come home in February. Originally we were told late spring so I am trying to think spring. That way if it comes sooner I will be thrilled instead of frustrated. This is easier said than done. Pray for us a 4 year old will bring its own set of challenges.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Pumpkin Pictures

Just some pictures of Aaron playing with the pumplins a favorite past time. He is not real thrilled with his winter coat so the light jacket has been the compromise for the the moment but the cold weather is coming. I will have to fight the battle eventually. He is into everything and loves to take things in and out including food.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Chili Cookoff Fundraiser

Here are 3 of the 12 chili's that we had. We put jars with numbers infront of each and the peoples names on the back. We used small clear plastic cups to serve. We had people from church bring their favorite chili. The youth raised over 200 dollars. Here are some of the testers.

A couple of our youth. I need to thank David and Kim for this idea orginally they were going to do this for fun for Anthony's birthday.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pumpkin Fun

Aaron has really enjoyed this pumpkin. Carmela gave it to him I think it weighs as much as him. Well not quite but he does like to carry it around. Pumpkins always put me in the mood for fall.