“Yeah. Thanks.” Thanks for nothing.
“No,” I don’t tell them that I don’t have access to the gun anymore.
“No. I’ll be okay,” I say.
So, for all of you out there with little ones who are all grown up, this may take you back... It's the kids' Christmas wish lists:
This year for Halloween we went up to Salem to see our good friends Carrie & Geoff who were gracious enough to host a Halloween Party. Tons of fun, lots of Rock Band, and we even spent the night after staying up until about 2 AM partying hard! We really appreciated the hospitality and fun :-)
You've got to love the PumPkin Patch especially when the trek includes:
- tons of fun in the fall leaves
- time with my honey
- fresh hot apple cider
- caramel apples
- kettle corn
- 96 lbs of pumpkins
- 3 silly kids who fought over getting pushed in the wheel barrow
- a beautiful, crisp, sunny shiny day in the fall in Oregon!!
Praise the Lord!
Joel's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and as a special surprise Joel's mom flew in from Arizona to surprise him for his birthday. We hadn't seen her for about 4.5 years and so it was especially nice for the kids to get to know their Grandma Donna :-)
Alas, the only "downer" was that I had a doozy of a head cold and so we weren't able to do all the fabulous things that I'd hoped (e.g. beach, pumpkin patch, etc.) ... instead we spent the weekend cuddling on the couch, watching movies, and Grandma let Faithy have a hey-day playing games with her Facebook account (Happy Aquarium and the Cafe were her favorites).
It was GREAT to see her and have that special time (thank you Donna!) !
I got to volunteer to go on a field trip with Faith's class to Thistledown Farms here in Eugene... we had a lot of fun, can you tell? :-)
Faith's birthday: 7 years old!! Can you believe it?!? Wow. (Right now she's big into watching re-runs of "
And ended the birthday parties marathon ("crazies") this past weekend with Faith's very first birthday party with friends: pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, pinata, chocolate cake, and presents. What could be better?