Baby Steps to catching up

I’ve been so overwhelmed by the idea of trying to catch up on this blog, that I’ve chosen to just avoid it.  Well, I am jumping back in, and will try to catch things up in the next few days or weeks, depending on life around here!img_7980

November 2008

This is my favorite picture from Elli’s 8th birthday.  She had a very special friend over for a movie and pizza and then we let her open a present – a manual typewriter!  It has been on her wishlist for some time, and she loves it!  I love the fact that the fancy new computer is in the background, and only Nevi cares to play with it – all the kids were too enthralled with the typewriter!  Not too much technological progess being made in our home!

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December 2008

Christmas Eve, after church and pictures, we all settled in at my parents house for some yummy east coast pizza and gingerbread house making. I realized that I hadn’t done a very good job of explaining the whole process to Sam, when after decorating his, he immediately got to work eating it – when I told him that it was time to finish up, he started picking the candy off the house and stuffing into his mouth as fast as he could, saying, “I’m not done yet mommy!”  He thought part of the event was eating the whole house!

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December 2008

Grammy and her boys!  What a blessing to have a cousin partner for each of my kids!  This trip was so much fun for them.

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The girls after the production they put on for us.

And then my camera broke…  Thank goodness it was actually only the media card, but I didn’t know it at the time, so no one gets to see pictures of our time at State College with the Thompson cousins, Hershey Park with the Priors, or D.C. with the Martin cousins.  I can speak for the whole family when I say that although it is so sad that we live so far away from these amazing friends and family, we feel so blessed that they are in our lives.  We can’t wait for future memories to be made during our travels home.

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