Friday, January 29, 2010

Yeah Right

We're supposed to get a 'heap' of snow tonight. Let me just say for the record. I'm not going to the store today. I will believe it when I see it actually stick to the ground.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Outdoor Fun

Yesterday was a beautiful day outside. There was no wind and a lovely 60 degrees. It was partly cloudy and perfect for playing outside. We spent most of it outside running around and playing. I'm loving the new telephoto lens Nathan got me for Christmas.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Advice Gone Awry

This past summer I went to my 10 year high school reunion. It was awesome to catch up with people that I hadn't seen since graduation. Among the most amusing things to announce was that I had four children. I can't tell you how fun it was to watch peoples' faces when I told them that.
During one of my conversations I mentioned all the trouble we'd had with crayons in our house and that I was seriously considering getting rid of them. Ken, a graphic designer, pleaded the crayons case and said that maybe my kids would grow up to be designers and I shouldn't stifle their creativity.
I decided to give the crayons a second chance. It was okay for awhile, paper and coloring books have always been in large supply here. But, alas, Ken's advice has gone awry. I now have a beautiful mural in my living room. Three purple stick figures who owe their very existence to Ken and to one handy little man named JM and the fact that JM gets up at 5:30am to do his wall art.
Thanks Ken. I owe ya one. :) And no, I haven't gotten rid of the crayons.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Christmas Update

We had decided earlier in the month that we weren't going to travel for Christmas because Nathan only got 4 days off. Wednesday morning we decided to drive to Ohio when Nathan got off work. We left home about 4:30 pm and got to Ohio at 4 am Christmas Eve. My sister knew we were coming but that was about it. It was a lot of fun surprising people who thought we weren't going to come.
We stayed at my sister's house and her kids were really excited to wake up on Christmas Eve and find their cousins there. We stayed until Sunday morning and then drove all day to get home. We got home about 11 pm. We spent about 3 hours in traffic on the way down a couple mountains.
It's a Cousin Party!
Papa and Grasshopper.
Christmas morning. Peanut had a fever and didn't feel good.
Grasshopper, Thaddeus, and Sarah.
Sarah, Doodle Bug, Peanut, and Abby.