Wednesday, November 30, 2011

kids liked it ~ adults loved it

the muppets movie... caught myself singing along with miss piggy and kermit while enjoying this fun movie over thanksgiving. the children liked the music and dancing ~ the adults liked the nostalgic references to the show from our youth. fun afternoon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


we have had numerous things broken around our home in the last six weeks... just to list a few: my car that got crunched up in an accident (now replaced with an 08 honda odyssey), the dishwasher that was out for 14 days waiting on an ordered part (yep, hand washing breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, pots and pans, cutting boards, etc gets old quickly), the leaky disposal that had three cracks in it while i was hand washing all those dishes, our back door dead bolt that would not open, my laptop that died in mid-october has now been replaced with a black friday bargain, the top of our 15 year old christmas tree finally fell off after two years of being held in place with the blind cords, the dresser drawer pulls on the newly refinished piece of furniture in the girls room, and the light on my sewing machine. seriously crazy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

great wolf lodge

the monday before thanksgiving we pulled the children from school and headed to great wolf lodge with jd's college roommate's family.  not too many pictures... too much time spent having fun!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

praying for elana

m1 has a friend in her second grade class named elana, who was born without one of her ears. she has had several major surgeries in the last few years and the doctors have constructed one for her. i love the way her mom is proactive with approaching the class when elana is going to miss school for a surgery. she visits the classroom, gives details and answers questions about what their friend is going through. on thursday november 17, elana will have her last and most important surgery... this one will allow her to HEAR out of the constructed ear. how amazing is that?!?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


m1 was a rock star ~ her dress actually belonged to my great grandmother. sister and i have both worn it to costume parties.  
little man was a cowboy although most people thought he was indiana jones.
and the uncooperative one... my sweet raggedy ann. guess she's going to need a real costume next year. i sewed this when m1 was about two and it has worn it each year since.