Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Daddy carved this year's pumpkin, with assistance from Carolyn, and her toys Woody and Jessie who wanted very much to play inside the pumpkin once it was carved out. Nora just said "Pukkies!" and then quickly lost interest, and I was busy baking pumpkin seeds. They were very good, and that was too many sentences. Too bad.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Trying to salvage the very last scraps of cookie dough. A girl after my own heart. :)

Monday, October 25, 2010


Who'd have thought that a couple of cups, a tutu, and some loose change from my pocket would keep Nora busy for almost half an hour!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Front Seat

Here's the front seat of our sweet new ride- including the unexpectedly blessed backup camera, four cupholders, iPod hookup (that actually works), and multiple plugs, cubbyholes and other convenient niceties from minivan designers that clearly knew what it's like to have small children!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


The older I get the more I realize the value of relationships in my life- some come and go and stay for a season, and in others, the roots go down deep, so deep that no matter how our roads turn asunder, our roots bring us together in deep and meaningful and lasting friendship. You may only have a few friends like this in your life- here are some of ours. We rocked Brad's 10-year college reunion tonight and had a wonderful time catching up with people we've gone deep with, and who continue to be an important part of our lives (and now our children's lives!)

Friday, October 22, 2010


This is what happens when "clean out pantry" stays on your to-do list a bit longer than it should... I was baking in the kitchen today when the shelf in the middle of the pantry where everything is stored crashed down!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Carolyn loved them- and they were so cute that I almost felt tempted to take one home (almost, but not quite!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The creative process is so much fun. :) I had the idea to add some stitching to the flowers and loved them. :) I think there's a very good chance I will be making more tonight. :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010


An unsuccessful attempt at a Sister Picture. :) There was a better one after this, though. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Official notice came today- Brad PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS! We are so proud of him, even if some of us would rather not participate in pictures...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nothing is better than pumpkins!

"Nothing is better than pumpkins!" (as said by Jose and his brothers in the fine book "Pumpkin Town.")

Monday, October 11, 2010


I accidentally got this really cool picture of Carolyn on the swing today. :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blub... Blub... Blub...

AAAAH! My head fell off!! [a current favorite apple game in our house]

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Frost

Beautiful West Michigan summer gives way to the crispness of Fall mornings... aaahhh....

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple Pie

Nothing says "fall" like a warm, homemade apple pie. :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010


No matter how crazy our days get (and we have had some pretty wild ones lately)... at the end of the day, I'm always crazy about her. :)