Friday, October 30, 2009


When we found out that the Halloween party we were planning on going to was canceled due to the flu, we decided to put the kids in their outfits for Small Group last night. Here are the obligatory cute shots:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Everything's Amazing; nobody's happy

Oh my gosh! This is SO true and is totally crackin' me up today! How 'bout y'all?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Working away is not always work!

In preparation for a silent auction benefit thingy I am helping out with a bit, I was putting together some lots to bid on. One being a scrapbooking lot. It includes lots of little embellishments, and it would be overwhelming to lay them all out, so I typed up a list of the items and then made these cute little origami boxes out of scrapbook paper to contain and pretty them up! :) This is a major accomplishment for me, because my 3rd grade students were consistently better at origami then me--it's just not my thing. Ahem, wasn't my thing, until tonight. Check 'em out! I used the tutorial for origami gift bags over at one of my new haunts, infarrantly creative. And I decided handles would make everything even more cluttered--um, did I mention I couldn't lay my hands on my hole-punch? But seriously, I think simple is better! ;)

The kids were pretty much having none of it, so I bribed Nehemiah with a toy we had put back until he was old enough for it...his IKEA train set. He adored it! The timing was great, having just been to the train museum last week.

And Adelynne? Well bless her poor, over-tired, no-napping soul, she tried!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Baking is fun in the fall!

Making Pumpkin Pie Cake (we made it with no nuts--of course!--and got the recipe from a friend, but I found it for y'all online anyway!) with Nehemiah for our small group tonight:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here's another!

We are having a benefit dinner and silent auction for a friend at church with breast cancer. My small group outfitted me with supplies to make a diaper cake for the auction, and here it is, my first gender-either cake! :) Adelynne looked at the lion with pleading eyes the WHOLE time I was crafting. ;) She got the extra pink teething ring from the pack though, so no complaining was actually heard!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

We found the neatest Model Train museum today! And of course, these things are best shared with friends--especially if they are free! :) So we went with the Wicklunds, Susan and Adelaide, and the Normans. Enjoy the fun with us!

And the Mamas with their daughters:
Susan and Adelaide

Sarah and Callie

Aleeta and Hannah

Me and Adelynne

Hunter at the helm! Some of the nice engineers let Hunter drive.

Look at the speed of that Diesel train!

I didn't know Tate and Adelynne were holding hands until I saw this picture...Awww!

Check out the airstrip! You could push a button to make the plane fly was all such a blast!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Awesome Autumn!

"Two-finger Sue" is what her Grammy calls her.

Fall wagon ridin'

Too cool for school--not the best of days attitudinally, but you take what you can get!

"Eww, Maltby!

Well hello there!

Goofiest guy!

*sings* "Oh, oh, the sweetest thing!"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

7 months

Tomorrow Adelynne will be 7 months old--hokey Pete! That's something my college roommate, turned sister-in-law used to say! ;) Here are a few pictures of my favorite girl in one of my favorite outfits at the moment.