Monday, October 31, 2005

Friday, October 28, 2005

Where our little family will be moving in just a few short months!! Hurray!! Posted by Picasa
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Saturday, October 22, 2005

The view from our window during lunch-time. "Mom! There's two Bambi's on the grass!" Posted by Picasa

Yesterday the kids and I picked the pumpkins out of Nana's garden. They are still a lot green. Then the kids had fun playing "squirrel-ies" on the front step. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 21, 2005

Jonah went to "Bad Hair Night" at Awana's last Wednesday. Posted by Picasa
A little fall color...Abigail wanted to be in the picture, too!
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A beautiful fall morning with Mt. Hood in the background
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Morning sunlight filtering through the trees Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 17, 2005

Every night when we tuck her into bed, Ava (2.5 yrs) says, "I pray for you."
This is how it goes:
"Jesus dank you dis day. Momma feel better. Jesus name, AMEN!"
Then suddenly Jonah (4.9 yrs) will yell from the top bunk, "Ava! Momma's not sick!"
And we all laugh.
Every night.
I love these little routines; these little idiosyncrasies that makes each family unique, and makes my family my own.
Last Wednesday night I took Jonah to Awana's while Jon stayed home with Ava. It was a cloudy fall day/night...
Suddenly on the drive home...
Jonah: Mom, look! A hole in the sky!
It was a break in the clouds with the moon shining through.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The next few posts are of my weekend trip to Arizona with my sisters. It was so much fun to go to Sedona for Jamie's birthday--Adam was so awesome and paid for everyone's dinner for Jamie's birthday, and the rental car/gas. Thanks, Adam!! Happy 30th Jamie!!

Last one of the girls for now--my batteries died in my camera--hanging out in Sedona, AZ. Posted by Picasa

Sedona scenery Posted by Picasa

More hiking Posted by Picasa

A beautiful view of Sedona landscape (and 3 beautiful girls, too, Jamie, Grace, JoAnna, and April) Posted by Picasa

Proud Mommy with 4 month old Gracie Posted by Picasa

Jamie, Grace, April, and Elisabeth hiking in Sedona (check out the red dirt) :) Posted by Picasa

Self-portrait (everyone says I'm never on the blog, so here you go) Posted by Picasa

JoAnna and Jamie with Grace Posted by Picasa

Hiking to Bell Rock Posted by Picasa

4 of 4 on the way to the Bell Rock Hike. Posted by Picasa
3 of 4 sunglass girls Posted by Picasa
A better pic of Grace. Posted by Picasa
Elisabeth with Gracie last Friday Posted by Picasa
Our new niece, Grace Townsley Busch! Four months old yesterday. I got a chance to see her for the first time this past weekend. I met up with my three sisters in Sedona, Arizona for 4 days for Jamie's 30th birthday!! Posted by Picasa

Jonah the Elephant--he made this in pre-K last week.  Posted by Picasa

Ava got a new outfit, so Jonah ran into the bedroom to change his outfit to match her. :) Posted by Picasa

Hanging out on the island Posted by Picasa

Jonah enjoying the sunshine and the seashells on Govt Island. Posted by Picasa