Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yard project

Lee took a few days off this week to work on our backyard. One of the main projects he is prepping for is pouring a large slab of concrete on the side yard where nothing grows - the motivating factor for concrete is for a few toys that Aaron will be getting for Christmas from both sets of grandparents (I can't say what the toys are just in case Aaron reads this - don't want to spoil his Christmas =) ) Anyway, it sure is exciting to help Daddy work in the backyard!

Look at that muddy rear end! The ironic thing is that it pretty much looked like that on the inside of his pants when I took this picture because he decided to poop after being out there 10 minutes....
Yet another funny face photographed....

Anyway, I will post pics on the finished product, whenever that may be.... Probably a few weeks away =)

Monday, November 24, 2008

South Bend Friends

Our friends from South Bend, Nate and Kristie, were in town this week and came over. It was ESPECIALLY special as we got to meet their new little Lily who is 6 weeks old.....
I think she liked me - She spit up on me a couple of times and then went to sleep.

It was fun to catch up with them and meet Lily. Aaron was fairly intrigued and even tried to say "baby" a couple of times. Don't worry everyone - We still don't have the "itch" yet that seems to be fairly contagious around here.... =)
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Annual Church College/High School Turkey Bowl

Check out this studly quarterback...

And one "wanna-be" quarterback....

This is a such a fun tradition for our church - We always have good memories every year, as well as some sore muscles....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Friends and Funny Faces

Some of Aaron's and my friends were planning a rendezvous at the play area in San Tan village, so we decided to join up with them....

People have been telilng me lately that Aaron makes the funniest faces - I have been noticing this more when I go through a series of pictures like today and I realize what I've captured....

Sidenote - I love how baby Tessa looks like she is just chilling all by her lonesome on the grass behind Aaron. It was just cracking me up tonight.... Don't worry - her mom is only a little over an arm's length away....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The transition is complete.

Thank you Lord for pappy-free sleep and these small victories.... =)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The time has come.... say goodbye. A day that we were dreading, (esp. because of those of you that have gone before us in this =) ) but I knew it wasn't going to get any easier. At least the first 24 hours are over (we have made it through one night and two naps), but we still have a ways to go until the transition is official. Oh the joys of growing up.... Though I'm sure this is NOTHING compared to the frustations of potty-training.

Any advice, encouragement, prayers you offer on this behalf are greatly appreciated. =)

Fare thee well, dear pappy - you have served us well.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Not sure if our weekend will be exciting to any of you, but nevertheless it will be posted.... =) (Unfortunately, to make it even less exciting, I was lazy about taking pictures for most of it.) On Friday, Lee and I took a late date celebrating his birthday and went out to lunch at Crackers and borrowed my Uncle Keith's 1965 sweet Ford Mustang for the afternoon. It was nice to have that time together since his birthday is on Halloween and it was a busy day....

Sunday morning, I went and ran a 10K race with my friend Katie. Fortunately she is not as lame as me and brought her camera for pictures....

We had fun together and I was pleased to run it in around 54 minutes. If you enjoy running at all, you should try one of these little races as it is a fun competition - there are all kinds of sizes, shapes, and abilities out there running. =) I have to say, it was pretty weird to run without pushing my little guy in a jogging stroller!

And speaking of Aaron, he was sick in the beginning of the week with a fairly nasty cough and cold, but is doing much better and seemed to kick it really quickly!

Anyway, those are the highlights around here. Thanks for reading and humoring us with your interest! =)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Praise God....

...for the cooler temperatures. It was a good bright spot in the day for a sick little boy to be able to get outside. =)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy birthday Lee/Halloween

Friday was Lee's 30th birthday, so he joined his elderly, but younger-looking wife and graduated from his twenties. Happy Birthday Lee!!!
After a big family dinner to celebrate, we took the little ones out for just a few houses worth of trick-or-treating. Aaron went as Superman, Brynn was Pebbles from the Flintstones, and Laney and Noah were "Legos."

Aren't they all so cute? =) I have good memories of trick-or-treating with my brothers and cousins when I was younger - It was crazy to be on the other side taking our own kids out together....

Anyway, it was a good day and night. Aaron learned a new word out of it all... "M &M."