Monday, November 18, 2013

Prayer Request

Last night a tornado ripped through my old neighborhood in Kokomo, IN.   We still have several friends who live in that neighborhood and had severe storm damage.  This is a picture of our friend's, Kara and Shane's house.  The roof and garage door were ripped off.  The closet they would have taken cover in is where their garage door ended up.  Thankful for God's little mercies -they weren't home!!
We have another set of friends in that neighborhood that also had significant storm damage.   Please take a moment a pray for them.  They're all still in shock and have just started looking important items.

My sister-in-law texted me this picture.  A tornado touched down a mile from their house.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Going Away

Two of our dearest friends are packing up and moving to Michigan in just a couple of weeks.  (I'm sad and in denial at the same time.)  It's a good move for them, but sad for all of us.  
We put all of the kids in the basement to play.  Here are a few of the kids playing King of the Hill with poor Chris.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Two of our best friends (Josh and Julie) came down for the weekend and we had the best time!  I just didn't get enough pictures.  Hudson and Kaitlyn were so cute and sweet together.  We took them to the park for a while and they loved the slide.  They held hands several times going down.
Love them both so much!
Crazy picture - but I kind of wish Josh had crammed on there, too
Conspiring on how to get out of the house
Both little ones love being read to
Brian's turn
We're so thankful that we've maintained such strong friendships even after being gone for nearly 7 years.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween

Halloween was delayed a day here because of the threat of severe weather and wind gusts up to 50 mph.  We were so glad it was delayed because tonight was beautiful -65 and perfect!!  I tried going with a family theme this year - but it didn't really work out.  Hudson was a kangaroo, Brian was an Aussie Safari guy, and I started out as a ladybug, but everyone thought I was a fairy, so I dropped the headband and went along with fairy. 
Love my little Kangaroo!
My two favorite guys
I think it might be peek fall weekend here - it's so beautiful!
Not sure what I am doing here - probably encouraging Hudson to keep moving.
Hudson had an awesome time!!!  He totally got into it and was nearly racing to every door.  We'd whisper, "Say Trick or Treat" and he'd say, "Tweet or Tweet".   He didn't have a very big bucket so we kept trying to take some it and put it in Brian's pockets but he wasn't crazy about us taking it.  We had to keep reassuring him that we'd give it back.
We ran into Chris, Amanda, and Alex and spent the next hour with them.  They boys were too cute and sweet!  They're such cute little buds.  We're so glad we live in this neighborhood.  Everyone was so nice and friendly.
I could not ask for a better memory!  Hudson is such a little joy and his personality is just exploding.
Amanda and Me
Amanda got a really nice new camera and volunteered to take a family picture for us