Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends!!
Ellie has been in charge of our "give thanks" chart. She makes sure each day we take the card out of the slot and write what we are thankful for. The girls really have a lot of fun and it is really nice to take a few minutes each day and think of how blessed we really are. It is so ironic to me how quickly our mindset changes going from Thanksgiving to Christmas. As we remember the true meaning of Christmas this is not a problem, but I know for me as well as many of us we start thinking of all the things we need to buy and all the things we desperately want to buy. Or if only I had this or that to decorate with I would be so happy. I really want to remember all that I have and be happy. I am truly grateful and I believe the challenge much of the time is just being content with what we have. I'm the first one to raise my hand for being guilty of this. May we all be more grateful for what we have and carry that with us always!!


I found these pictures on our camera and had to laugh! There is never a dull moment during daddy daughter time!! I refrain from moments like these, possibly because I think with the end result in mind, that I will have to clean up. Or in the dishwasher picture, change Emmas pjs because she will be soaking wet, or fall, or break the dishwasher. All good reasons why she has never made it this far while I was doing the dishes. But don't these kids look happy. I'm glad John and I have each other to create some balance! "Have fun kids while it lasts", Mom says with a wicked cackle!!!!



Hope everyone had a great Halloween! We've got candy coming out of our ears!! Whats a girl that's addicted to chocolate to do?? Here is a picture of Ellie and Paige with two of their best friends. I don't know about anyone else, fun as it is, I'm glad it's over!!