Friday, November 27, 2009

First snow

We had our first visible snowfall this morning, around 8am......Enjoyed the day with kids and Scott being off.

Did a little morning shopping, not as crazy about deals as some friends and glad not to be heart broken when deals were sold out. Got a few good items and that's good enough for me.

Can't believe how many people are done with their Christmas Shopping already. Not me.....not a whole lot to buy but like to spread it out a little. Sending out Christmas cards seems to be my big annual challenge that I am hoping to easily conquer this year. We'll see.

Can't wait to post a picture of our first snowman!!!! Maybe later than sooner!!!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family. Great time of year to reflect on big and little things in life to be thankful for.

Each of the five of us probably would answer "what are you thankful for" differently....But generally we are all so thankful for friends who fill each of our days, family who warm us with memories, good health, and just happy to have Scott employed and a house we can afford.....

Soccer season is over but Emily and Andrew are starting basketball this week. They are both excited.....Daniel loves cheering them on and taking pictures. We love the friendships we all make during these sport outings.

Blessings to all and may all of you reflect on each of your blessings......

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Even though my blog is seeming to be seasonal, I just don't always get to posting like I would like to. But I think about it alot,,does that count???!!??

Fall is here and that means a lot of things.....School is in full swing...Andrew is in 4th grade, Emily is in 2nd grade and Daniel is in Pre-K three days/week. Fall also means soccer and this fall, even our youngest soccer player is officially playing. He is so excited, even scoring two goals yesterday!!!! They are all playing well and exciting at three different levels of play...

They are having fun everyday no matter what they are doing. We are truly blessed with these three kiddos!!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy July!!!!!!

July has been a fantastic month for our family. We had a wonderful fourth of July weekend at Lake Latonka. Then we celebrated Daniel's fourth birthday, going to Camp Pioneer for a week. Scott was the camp nurse for the week and the rest of the family had a blast. We returned home for a family birthday party for Daniel and Andrew (on Scott's birthday!!!) The next day was Andrew's 10th birthday. Celebrating with a lunch at chick fil A and dinner at the baseball coaches' house for his team. We had a blast. Five days later we left for Myrtle Beach for a week's vacation with some of Scott's family. We are there now in a beach house on Pawley's this blog is done....................have a wave to catch!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bubble Wrap!!???!!!

Interesting title I know.......

Someone just suggested we wrap Daniel in it!!! Not because he is crazy active, running, jumping, etc. but because as of last week, we had the second child in this family with a broken bone.....We go almost 10 years with none and then Emily broke her wrist in May and last week Andrew broke his left index finger during Basketball camp!!!

Another reason for the bubble wrap title is because we recently got lots of it when Scott's Father's Day/Birthday present arrived. He finally got his 5 bike carrier for the back of the van. He is so happy. I guess that means Mom has to get back to bike riding, hasn't happened since pregnancy of Andrew!!!!

Third reason for bubble wrap title-----What could be easier to entertain your kids than bubble wrap. You can jump, stomp, ride bikes on it, all for free and nobody gets hurt!!!! Other fun summer things-silly string, splashing in the pool, chalk drawings on the driveway, and melting popsicles down your shirt!!!!!

Happy summer to all.....and pray we do not have to visit the x-ray dept. for a while!!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Is it summer yet????

By looking at my last blog in March about the beginning of spring, it seems like I may post once a season!!!!!!!! Not really, just time passing so fast and every day bringing us another reason to be busy and not at the computer (not so bad!!!!)

Spring does bring an additional series of responsibilites and time consumers-----yard work, grass cutting, planting, weeding and general outside time. Add in soccer season, baseball season, end of scouting events, etc. etc. summer in knocking on the door!!!!
Kids are all doing well and bringing joy and excitement to every day.......Andrew is nearing end of 3rd grade and has excelled in his reading....He has earned so many rewards it is unbelievable. Hope to keep the reading and math excitement up during the summer, between bike rides and trampouline jumping!!!!!
Emily loved 1st grade. She recently moved over from Daisies to Brownies and had our first mother/daughter sleep over. It was so much fun. About a week later, she fell off the monkey bars at school recess and broke her right wrist. Thankful for no other injuries and seems to be healing.
And then there's, funny, spirited Daniel!!!! I know he loves the Steelers but he is rooting for the Penguins now.....He is such a sports fan it is unbelievable .......He is done with preschool and will go to Mt. Olive's Pre-K class this fall. His speech has improved dramatically from a 26 month old level last May to a 50 month old level this May!!!! As he would say....Purrrrrrfect!!!!! He's been fishing as much as he can and just runs, runs, runs all over the place.
Life is good, always interesting......I promise to post again before the first leaf falls!!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

We'll it is spring and I think we are being defined by the things that keep us busy in the spring.....yardwork and sports......

Scott prayed for rain this week for all his new grass plantings and we was thrilled at two days of rain, followed by a day of sunshine. Keeping Daniel out of the new grass areas isn't easy but that's life with an active 3 year old..Hopefully we'll get the new trampoline up soon and he can watch the grass grow between jumps!!!!!

Andrew's basketball season ended last week but baseball season starts today with practices and his and Emily's soccer season starts next week with practice and their first games. Being that we still have swimming lessons and boy and girl scouts, lets say the mom mobile continues to be busy and Daniel gets to visit all his friends at all the activities!!!!
We pray that illnesses are behind us for now. I was at the pediatrician's office 3 out of the 4 Mondays in March, with each one of the kids having an illness. Let's pray for an uneventful Monday and a quiet April (except for the cheering at the games!!!!!)
Happy Spring.............