Monday, November 03, 2014


So, I have to be honest.  The girls wanted to be Elsa and Anna this year from Frozen.  I knew that every little girl across the U.S. would also be this dynamic sister pair.  So….I may have redirected their thinking and they went with it.  I'm so glad because this Thing 1 and Thing 2 were so stinking cute!  

We hit up a Trunk or Treat a week before Halloween with Cora's teacher from last year and her family.  Her daughter and Pumpkin are in Kindergarten together and they are just a great family!

 I even had to get in on the phone at preschool.  I went as a black cat and my teaching side kick was a doctor!
 The Wednesday before Halloween we met up with some of our small group families and went trick or treating at IU.

We had a great trick or treating season indeed!

On Halloween we had some very dear friends from Alaska here to visit.  Which made for a really fun evening since we haven't seen them for 2 1/2 years.  It was so good to catch up and be with them.

It was so cold that night.  We had rain, snow, sleet, and even hail all in one day.  The kids went out for maybe 20 minutes and had enough of the cold weather!

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Our church had a fabulous fundraiser for Kev a few weeks ago. 
It was a trivia night which neither Kev or I had ever done before.
The team that put this on did a STELLAR job.
 There was a sheriff and a jail so you could get rid of people who were excelling a little bit too much.  
Our pastor and his beautiful wife even spent some time in the slammer.
There was a great turn-out for the event.
The questions were tough to say the very least.  
 I'd rather not say which team we were on.  
We weren't there to show off our high level of trivia knowledge.
We didn't want to blow the others out of the water.
I will say our pastor was on our team and he has a degree from Yale and Princeton!  ;)

Ice Skating

The girls got to go ice skating for the first time ever for one of their friend's birthday.  
They caught on quick and really loved it.

 Pumpkin ended up with a small owie on her cheek from a fall on the ice.  That was the only casualty!

Enjoying Fall

We took the girls to Brown County a few Saturdays ago to check out the gorgeous fall colors.  
We had so much fun just having a family day.  
We even ate supper together at one of my favorite cafes in Nashville.  

The picture below reminds me of this passage of scripture:

"Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. 
And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 
 And why worry about your clothing? 
Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. 
They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. 
Why do you have so little faith?  
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 
These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.   
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
 Today’s trouble is enough for today." 
Matthew 6:26-34

IU Homecoming Parade

We attended the IU Homecoming Parade a few weeks ago with some friends from church.  The kiddos had a lot of fun watching the crazy college students cheer on the Hoosiers.  This parade is perfect!  It's quick and full of just fun stuff.  It was a beautiful fall evening to be out and about too.  This town is just gorgeous in the fall.  It's magical in a way.  I love that the girls love doing these types of things and checking out the fun stuff going on around town. 

Second Grade Field Trip

 I was able to go with this amazing gal on her second grade field trip to the IU Art Museum.  
We had so much fun learning about the exhibits and just being together. 
 I am so proud of the young lady she is becoming.  
She loves her friends well and is just so kind!  
She is pretty special!


Last month also brought one of Kev's cousins to town to visit.  These two hadn't seen each other since they were young and now they are all grown up with kiddos of their own.  It was really cool to watch them reconnect and catch up.  The girls loved getting to know one of their relatives and being doted on by him!

Balloons Sent to Heaven

I am a tad bit behind on blogging.  I want to get caught up because we have some really good news!  Kev's transplant is going to be on November 14!!!!  
We are in shock but are so excited.

So, on to catching up.  

Last month on Mimi's birthday, the girls sent balloons up to Heaven for her.  They are sure those balloons reach her and I love that.  About 10 minutes after we sent them up, Cora asked, "Do you think she has them yet?"  

Happy Birthday, Mimi!
We love you so much and miss you!