Thursday, November 29, 2007


As usual my mom made an awesome Thanksgiving feast for the family. We missed having Marlon at home, but we see him for Christmas.( Tim was there, he is just behind the camera.)

It is always nice to spend time with family, especially at Thanksgiving when we are remembering what we are most greatful for! We are so excited that Cam and Mary are having a baby! It was also great to see Addison and play with her! It is crazy to think that next Thanksgiving we will have two more babies! I love my family so much and I am blessed to be a part of it!!!
My mom and I decided to join all of the other crazy people who do the day after Thanksgiving shopping. It wasn't too bad. We just went to ons store. We left home at 4:30 and we were back by 6:15. We got the few deals that we were looking for, so we will probably attempt it again next year.

Mason was so proud of the Indian feather hat that he made at pre-school.McKayla and Madison both participated in their schools "Turkey Trot" They both did so good! McKayla ran a mile and Maddi ran a 1/2 mile. Madison placed first for the girls in the 1st grade!It was a nice break to have the kids off of school for a few days, but it was also good to send them back this week! My mom and I took the kids to see the new movie Enchanted it is so cute, I would recomend it to all!!!

Busy times!!!

I haven't made a post for a long time! We are still around and we have all been very busy! Here are some of the things that we have been up too. Well, Dave worked the first half of November so the kids and I tried not to get out of the house every once in a while so we didn't go crazy!! My friend Natalie took me to her Grandmas back yard and I snapped a few pictures of the kids in the leaves. I thought they turned out cute!

Before the baby arrives I have had a huge "Honey do" list for Dave! The first thing on the list was to replace the dirty and worn carpet in our upstairs hallway with new laminate flooring. The first day that he had off he got to work tearing out the old and with some help from my brother in law Cam the two of them had it done! I love it, it looks great!The next thing on my list was to move all of the kids bedrooms around. We moved the girls from upstairs to the basement, then Mason into their old room, and then made Masons room into the nursery for the baby. It has taken a few days, and it is not all completed yet. Everyday I try to tackle something else, like cleaning out the closet, or underneath the beds, or moving and cleaning out their drawers. It will be so nice when I just get it all done! I will take pictures of their rooms when they are all done and clean! Hopefully I will get it done before the baby gets here!
In November we also had some sad times. With the new baby coming and our house being very full we were wondering if we still had the room for our 105 lb. French Mastif Sophie. We loved her a lot, but she is a full time job! We don't have a fence, and she was having to spend more time outside than she liked. We found a nice man who fell in love with her and wanted to give her a nice home with a fenced in yard. It was an emotional day for eveyone when she left, but we hear that she is happy and adjusting well.

We had other sad news when we heard that Dave's Grandpa Howell passed away. He had been ill for many months, so we are glad that he is no longer suffering! It is always hard to say good bye to people that we love, but we know that we will see him again!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween

Last night was the trunk-r-treat at the church. At the last minute I decided that I would show a little Halloween spirit and dress up. I knew I had limited options with me being very pregnant. Dave has recently purchased some new and very unusual hunting attire. I went into the basement and tried it on and it was perfect, it also kept me very warm! Mason said I looked like a tree. I don't know exactly what I was, but it worked! It was so nice to be trick or treating in the light, and the weather was quite pleasant. We missed Dave while he was working, but we know he is working hard for his growing family! (he is working the next 14 days, and has worked the last 6!)
Here is McKayla dressed up in her witch costume. She couldn't decide if she wanted to be a good witch or a mean witch. She had a fun night except she burnt her tongue on the HOT chocolate!
Here is Madison in her "little devil" costume. I think she looks more like an angel in this picture.

Last but not least is our super hero! Mason dressed in his favorite red Power Ranger costume.