Monday, November 28, 2011

Annual Thanksgiving Movie

Every Thanksgiving Luke shoots a movie. They're usually so funny and creative. This year was extra special because it was all kids. It's kid funny. Also, my little Isaac is so cute! He was so obedient and happy to do this with daddy!

P.S. Luke does all the editing and puts in the music and the credits. He's so creative.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another Turkey Craft

Simon's tissue paper turkey. One of my favorites. He needed LOTS of help.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today's Fall Craft

A fall tree made from different kinds of colored noodles.

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Simon's First Haircut

This happened on 8/20/11, so it's a little late. He looks so cute with his big boy haircut! I kept giving him bits of graham cracker to keep his attention.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fall at the Rose Garden

Here are a few pictures from our trip to the rose garden after story time today. I love fall and I love my boys!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Thanksgiving Craft

Simon's hanprint turkeys!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Family Fun Night

Luke won free tickets to the first basketball game of the season! We love free tickets!! Go Wolfpack!
We were at the very top level but still had some pretty good seats! The guy said we could sit anywhere we wanted!
Simon thought sitting in his own seat was really fun!
Isaac stayed so focused. Luke has to keep reminding me that he was screaming on the inside. Since I show all my emotions on the outside (good and bad) i can sometimes think that Isaac is not having a good time, but he is, just on the inside :)
After a while, Isaac would clap when I clapped and scream "Oh man!" when I would. Too funny.

What a great time. We praised God so much for loving us in this special way. We would never, on a normal bases be able to take our boys to a game like this. I love my family!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Fall Craft

Isaac's family tree.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Justice League Forever!

Never would I have thought that the day I walked into Luke's dorm room 10+ years ago and proclaimed "I'll be Wonder Woman" as he watched TV that the Justice League would have such a deep affection for our little family.

This Halloween was something of a little dream coming true for Luke and I. We love the Justice League and love having little boys that are our super heroes.

Here are pictures from this Halloween.
The Dynamic Duo. I said this before, but I dedicate these costumes to my mom who taught me how to sew. Making these costumes for my boys was a labor of love.
On halloween night, I totally forgot Batman's utility belt. sad. And as grampa pointed out, without his utility belt, Batman is just a man with a costume. But of course, my little Batman didn't even notice!
I should add that being Batman was 100% Isaac's idea and even told Simon that he was going to be Robin.
Luke and I mostly dressed up for Isaac. He spent the whole week, and is still even now telling everyone that daddy was The Flash and mami was WonderWoman. He was so excited to see us that night.

Here we are, ready to save the Day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Luke and I saw this last night on our date night. It was so good. I cried alot. Not always because it was sad, though it was was at times. But because the call on men in this movie is so strong and goes straight to the heart. It made me thankful for my husband and drew me to worship God for the great and heavy call to me as a mom of boys. One quote the dad says says, and I'm paraphrasing, "It's my responsibility to call out the man in my son." At the end of the movie, there's a long monologue that almost dropped me to my knees. I won't give away too much but he says in a loud commanding voice to the church, paraprhasing again, "You don't have to ask who's going to teach my son about Christ, I WILL! You don't have to ask who will lead, protect and teach my family, I WILL! You don't have to ask who will train my children to honor authority and live responsibly, I WILL!" and it goes on.

Very few movies do you leave from a changed person, with a heart drawn to God and challenged in such a way. But that's how we left this movie. Praise God for the men who took courage to make this movie and call out men of this society in such a way.

Please go see this movie.