Saturday, November 24, 2007


I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving weekend! We did not travel out of town for the first time in our almost 13 years of marriage. We were blessed to get to spend the day and eat lots of good food with the Hoods and Goens. It was a fun and relaxing time! The pictures are from Sophie's CLC Thanksgiving and from Thanksgiving day. I like the one of the two little turkeys laying on the rug!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Really.....what's the point of having a blog if you don't brag on your kids? Elijah and Macklin came home today with perfect report cards. Elijah had straight A's again! The kid's really smart! Macklin had straight E's (1st grade A's) in all of the academics. She had an I (improving) on handwriting and talking so she clearly favors her Mother. I thought it was interesting that Macklin's teacher's comment was "She (Macklin) is such a neat person. I just love Mack!" I appreciate the fact that her teacher appreciates her and her unique personality.

While I am bragging, I was pleased to learn from Elijah's teacher the other day that he was the featured author from his class. His work is posted on the writing wall in the hallway outside of the cafeteria for the whole school to see. When I was in Macklin's class helping the other day I went to see Elijah's writing. I was curious who the featured writer was from Mrs. Smith's class and discovered that it was Macklin! Elijah's story was about a one dollar bill named Savuh Buck (they give them the topic) and Macklin's story was if she could be any mammal (besides human) she would be a monkey so that she could swing from trees and because it starts with M like her name! Pretty proud moments.....maybe we are doing some things right!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Gobble, Gobble, HO HO HO!

The assignment was entitled Turkey Dressing and the challenge was to disguise a turkey so that he would not be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. With the help of some spiffy scrapbook paper from Jana (his suit is velvety), I think Macklin's result (with a little help from Mom) was GREAT. Her teacher loved it!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Life with a two year old can be quite an adventure! All of these images except the one with Bubba teeth was captured this evening. Nothing like a little Nancy Sinatra, a feather boa and a little blue paint to make and evening complete! Be sure to check out the video below.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

A Fest of Fun!

Our Fall Fest was today at church. Our small group sponsored a bake sale with the proceeds going to Operation Christmas Child. We had a good time making the goodies and we almost sold out. Each family took home a couple of things. The kids had a great time and Dann was a good sport to take them to all of the booths and games. Thanks to Ruth. Alan and crew for a well organized, fun event!