Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy10th Birthday Jacob

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear jacob
happy birthday to you!

U. Benjamin, A. Heather,
Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John

Monday, October 22, 2012

And then there was John

This not-so-little squirt would be content to play outside, preferrably in the dirt, sand or mud.  Most days I look out the window and know exactly where he is playing by the cloud of dust billowing in the air.

 He turned 5 back in Sept, but we were just able to celebrate with family the other weekend. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

fall pictures: 3 of the 4

The fall colors this year have been amazing.  The weather was predicted to start getting chillier and rain.  So we took the next best day and went to a nearby county park to grab some pictures.  It just so happened that very same day John went to work with Daddy.  I didn't have the heart to keep him back just so I could get pictures.  So we worked with 3 of the 4.  We got some keepers, but for some reason my computer is being finicky about which one's it wants to upload.  So these are whatca get! :)

Now the colors have faded, the weather is much cooler.  But maybe we'll just add more warm layers and head back there again with all four kids.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Logging Congress Wk end

Rewind back to the beginning of September.  There was a large Logging Congress on the other side of the state (just a 1/2 hour from my parents). Because of some possible plans later on that weekend, we were undecided if it would work out.  Last minute we decided to go and let things fall into place.   It turned out things fell into place better than we'd ever imagine.

It was a cool, rainy (drizzly) day.  But the kids had fun looking at the equipment and gathering free merchandise from the various vender's.  We came back with bags full of loot.

It turned out we were able to roll into my parents late Friday afternoon for the remainder of the weekend, (giving them a 30 minute notice that we were on our way).  Later that night I found myself holding onto my Grandma's hand in the ER and saying my final goodbye alongside my Mom, Aunt and a dear family friend.  The weekend certainly didn't go as we originally were planning, but I was just thankful that things worked out the way that they did.  So we could be there for those moments.