Saturday, November 25, 2006


Every Thanksgiving morning we go on our annual hike thru a forest preserve. This year the weather was perfect!! Paul and Leah didn't even wear a coat! Dana didn't join us due to a football game with about 25 kids. We missed her but when you are a teenager, almost everything is more fun with friends! When we get to end of the trail, we stop and have something to drink! This year it was so warm we really didn't need the hot apple cider I packed-lemonade would have been better but not as festive!

Friday, November 24, 2006


Cameron turned 8 on Thanksgiving Day. What a perfect day to give thanks for such a blessing. He had a great b-d, he got his GameBoy Ds lite and some Star Wars Legos! Then we went on our annual Thanksgiving Day hike, then on to dinner where everyone sang Happy Birthday twie (thanks Auntie Mel!). He loved that! He even got sang to on Wed. at Bakers Square, he leaned over to Leah and whispered "that was awesome!"

Even Huggie got in on the birthday wishes (thanks to Leah who arranged that and decorated awesomely for the occasion!) Happy Birthday Cameron, We love you so much!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Christmas is coming!

I can't believe that Christmas season is here! As a tradition, I always mail my Christmas cards out the day before Thanksgiving! I know, a little crazy! Here is a preview of my pics for the cards! What a gorgeous family, if I do say so myself! For those of you rolling your eyes about the fact that my cards are done, I only took the pictures already because all my kids were home last week at the same time, so I loaded them in the car before Dana had some place to go! She's a hard one to find at home! p.s I don't think I'll be ready to mail them tomorrow though, a break in traditon!

Leah the Voyager

Leah decided to go on a voyage on Saturday! She took all her stuff and sat on the shed roof. She camped out for a few hours! Notice the hat in the tree and the American flag in the tree! She has some imagination! Some kids were walking by and asked what she was doing! I think they thought she was a little bananas! Some people don't know creativity when they see it! It also looks a little white trashy, I know!

Monday, November 13, 2006

I've Got Nothing!

I have absolutely nothing to post! I've had a few people mention to me that I haven't updated for awhile, but there's nothing to share! Except that my two year old oven broke this weekend! Is that interesting or what? Let me see......Dana went to a "White Trash Bash" party this weekend, dressed in a wife beater and fake tattoos, Leah's been singing "yo, shorty, it's your birthday" nonstop for a week now, and Cameron sleeps in his Halloween costume every nite. So, are you glad you asked me to update? I am feeling the blogging pressure, I don't think I can deal with it!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


We started out our day with a parade at the kids school and then classroom parties following. Then, time for the big stuff-Trick or Treating!! The kids got so much candy! Paul and I can't wait to dig in!! Yes, we will eat the goodies that our kids walked miles and miles for-isn't that how it's supposed to be? This year, we went Trick or Treating with Mark and Pam Pals. Then Todd joined us for pizza. It was a fun (and dry!) nite!


We all were in the Halloween spirit yesterday! Leah was an old lady, Cameron was a Ninja, I was a kitty, and Paul was a Rebel football player! Dana and her friend Emalee were Catwoman and Batman! Sorry, no pics of them, they went trick or treating somewhere else. Yes, I said trick or treating at the age of 17!