Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Fun!

It has been an insanely busy day...but a great one! The whole family had a blast! Happy Halloween to everyone!

Carving Pumpkins

Blogging has been delayed to a broken camera, but we found the charger for our old one...and we are back to being digital! This week for Family Home Evening, we carved pumpkins, ate dinner to the candlelight of our Jack-o-lanters, and had pumpkin spice cake. We love fall!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Goodbye Beautiful Weather...

I swear that we had NO fall here. I guess it could have been when I was sick or in the hospital, but it went from HOT to freezing. My tomatoes have frozen over...the fireplace has become an eternal flame...and Aana's teacher is requiring mittens for the kids to play at recess.

Today it warmed up a bit, so we were actually able to go out and snap few last pics of outdoor fun! (with no coats!) As much as I was ready for the heat to end...I wasn't read for freezing! Oh beloved Fall..where are you?

Eating to Live vs. Living to Eat

I have thought about this alot...and I know they often say, we are what we eat, but I am just in this delimma where I can't commit to either side. For example...I start the day with an amazing green smootie power packed with amazing fresh fruits, flax, wheat germ, and tons of KALE, but

I can't even wait until lunch before I am scooping out Nutella by the spoonful. Notice this container is gone. This isnt' my everyday habit, but if it isn't is something else. (My dearest are gone, but will not be forgotten!)

Training for a Marathon...

Don't be too impressed...

Aana is the one training, not Larry or myself. But that doesn't diminish her hard work! She did it last year and is training again this year. It is a fun kids marathon program where kids run at least a mile 5 times a week for to total at least 25 miles...and next weekend they finish the last 1.2 miles to complete their "marathon." They get to run across a nice timed finish line, get a big medal, and a t-shirt. Aana is devout in her training...and will even run the treadmill if the weather isn't nice, or we forget to run with her. (And addie likes to take a few steps with her "running" shoes on when Aana is done...)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I am sorry....this has been a BORING month!

I must apologize...I have NOTHING to post, because I have done nothing this month! I am feeling better and getting we will be back to doing fun things as a family that I can report. Thanks for your patience!

Aana's First Grade Open House

While I was sick, my parents took Aana to her First Grade open house. I felt bad missing out on something that was so important to Aana, so they took pictures for me.
I LOVE the phoenetic spellings on Aana's poster that she made about herself. That is one of my absolute favorite parts of when children learn to read! She was also asked what she wanted to be when she grows up...and she said "A MOM!" I adore motherhood and am glad that she sees that as something to look forward to!

Aana and Grandma