Archive | November, 2009

Happy Birthday…

24 Nov

to my second born…

Lover of God.

Infatuated with her family.

Obsessed with animals.

Wears her heart on her sleeve.

Never afraid to tell you like it is.

Oh how I love my Esther Lu!




Merry Christmas

18 Nov

Kudos to Target, for I was VERY surprised to see this sign…

…hanging at the check out area – along the entire width of the store.

For those with poor eyesight tired eyes, it says “Merry Christmas”.  🙂

We’re off…

15 Nov

…to see the wizard.  And we probably won’t be back to blogging until after Thanksgiving.


The girls are performing in Haven Academy’s production of The Wizard of Oz.  I’ve got munchkins, and flying monkeys, and poppies, oh my.  In the midst of this tornado that lands this weekend, hubby has been studying hard for his comprehensive exams which will put him one step closer to his PHD.  Judah and I have been pretty lonely with everyone gone rehearsing or studying.  It’s been nice in a way, but we still miss everyone too.  And if that isn’t enough, Esther celebrates her birthday on the 24th, so we’re having her little family shin dig Sunday – after the play comes to a close and before we prepare for Thanksgiving.  WHEW!  I’m tired just thinking about it all.

So, if I can get to this sad little blog, I will.  At least to post photos of all of the activity going on.  🙂

Speaking of activity…


this boy has been quite active.  We’re on our third round of antibiotics – a different one finally.  We’re not sure if the original ear infection ever went away, or if this is a new infection all together.  Regardless, doc said to expect a snot fest through February.  SUPER!  Sounds like fun to me.

Here is a short video to entertain you as he does me…

And last buy not least – it’s here!


In my proud and excited fingers.  My friend, Jen Ludwig, has a new Christmas CD.  You can download/buy it at itunes or cdbaby.  You’ll enjoy it!

It Is Upon Us…

2 Nov


Halloween is over and the Christmas music is playing…

in the stores, on the “Sounds of the Season” channel, and here…


This is my friend, Jen Ludwig.  She also happens to have written and recorded a Christmas CD.  I’m so excited to have it in my grubby little fingers soon.  She has begun a website where you can read of her inspiration, and even sample the songs –, and you can purchase the music at  You really should!

Trying not to get away from Halloween too quickly… here are some pictures.  🙂

Halloween 2009