Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Knack!

This has made the rounds for some time, but with Joe being an engineer and Courtney being surrounded by engineers at UAH, I just had to post this.  So true!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Blessed Thanksgiving!

We do not have family close by, so we open our home every Thanksgiving to other families we know that are also alone.  The number we have varies every year, but we always have a good time!  This year we had 15 for the actual meal but had two other families that stopped by throughout the day as their schedule allowed.  It was truly a blessed Thanksgiving!

Twenty-one pound turkey this year!

Here I am working on the mashed potatoes!  Missed having Courtney here - the mashed potato queen of the Southwest!

Very dear ladies from our church!

Isaac and Joshua were so excited and had fun playing with the other young children.

Rachel enjoyed visiting with the older girls!

Mrs. Webster takes on KP duty!

We went to the nearby park to walk off our meal and enjoy the beautiful weather!

All in all, it was a great day to give thanks for all that we have and to enjoy the fellowship of good friends!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Counting the Days!

Isaac and Joshua are SOOOOOO very excited for big sister, Courtney, to come home from college!  We decided to make a chain so they could visually see how many days were left.  What should have been a quick little project as part of preschool, turned into a big ol' competition between the two boys.  And when I added the camera into the mix, things deteriorated quickly.  But we did capture the basic idea!

Isaac began to be very distressed that Joshua would DARE to hold an orange strip - Isaac's favorite color.  Time for Mom to intervene.............

Rachel heard the sounds of distress and came into the kitchen to assist with the picture taking.  Not only was Isaac upset about the orange strip, Joshua kept trying to hold it in front of his face!

Notice the change is Isaac's demeanor?  Well, the orange strip has been removed from Joshua's all is well once again.

Joshua, not one to really get worked up, decided to clutch other colors to make Mom and sister happy!

Wow, that was an ordeal!  Courtney, I hope you appreciate your beautiful rainbow chain now hanging in the kitchen to mark the day of your upcoming arrival!

Later that evening, Isaac was the first one to cut off a link - of course you recognize that it is orange - and that the next one is green, Joshua's favorite color.  What I go through to make these little boys happy!

All done!

Counting the days, beloved daughter, until you walk through the front door!  I know two little boys who will be the first to run into your arms!