Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Our boy

Last year on Halloween, our social worker called to tell us that we had a little pumpkin waiting for us in Korea. We had been in process for a year at that point and we were ready for that call! Oh, how much has changed in just a year's time. I can't remember life without our sweet boy. Here's our octopus holding the picture we recieved of him a year ago.


I love Halloween. I don't like how evil it has become in recent years but I love dressing my kids in their costumes and taking their picture. I love watching them delight in the magical night when candy flows freely. It's so fun. Today, as soon as Ollie wakes up from his nap, we'll put on their costumes and trick or treat at all of the great-grandparents' homes. We always do this a day ahead because I can remember my parents driving me around on Halloween night to my grandparents' houses and I thought it was such a waste of valuable trick or treating time. Tomorrow night, we'll eat french toast for dinner (because that's fun) then trick or treat on our street before heading up to church. It's Oliver's referral anniversary so I'm sure we'll celebrate that at some point during the day, as well. Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

a few things....

Our computer is continuing to be difficult so I am once again blogging from my dad's laptop.

We leave in a week for NYC. It's my first time.

Steph and Andrew look precious together. As do Chad and Sky.

Oliver came downstairs wearing a Cinderella dress the other day. It was bound to happen eventually, with 2 older sisters and a house full of girlie stuff. This boy needs a brother.

Speaking of a brother, I've been a little surprised that I've actually gotten more flack for our decision to not find out what we are having than I have for our decision to have a home birth. (Which is a whole other blog entirely...) We knew our last child was going to be a boy for 14 months!! I'm ready for a surprise!

That's that.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

a break

Our computer is broken. I will be back shortly.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

My favorite student

Today at co-op, I was working in the kindergarten class. Here's the conversation.

Bethany: Do you have a baby in your tummy?
Me: Yes.
Bethany: So you're a mommy?
Me: Yes.
Bethany: You don't look like a mommy.
Me: What do I look like?
Bethany: Like a girl who goes to high school.

Monday, October 08, 2007

When in Rome....

My own top model

So.....at the last JV meeting they talked about Facebook and MySpace and what great tools they are to check up/keep up with the middle school kids. Turns out me, Matt, and one other counselor who shall remain nameless were the only counselors who still had not jumped on the internet social networking bandwagon. I just don't understand what the point is. But in an effort to get to know some of these kids better (like finally learn their names) I joined Facebook last week. I think that I will hop over to MySpace because a source tells me that's where the middlers hang out . I must admit, it is addicting.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Since Linette's pain was manageable, her Dr. thought it would be a good idea to wait and see a specialist on Wednesday. She hopes he will admit her for surgery either tomorrow afternoon or Thursday. I will update again as soon as I know more. Thank you all so much for praying, she asked specifically for us to spread the word about her and get as many people praying as possible.