Our blogs are as much for me as they are for you. I love recording the moments in our life that make me smile. I frequently go back and review it all. My kids love looking at pictures of when they were in my tummy and when they were babies. The blogs are my photo albums of our lives. And so, they will often include the pictures that make up the miracles of ordinary days, including trips to the grocery store and bedtime stories.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
We made some homemade chocolate chip cookies! Yummy!
The weather is changing here very quickly. This highs this week are in the low 40s and upper 30s. Fall is fading quickly, and winter is beginning to sneak in. Loving this sweater weather!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
(and a couple of uncles as well!)
Last weekend we flew to Washington to spend some time with family. It was a very fast trip for us. We flew in Friday night after Steve got off of work and flew out Sunday around lunchtime. Due to the short time frame of our visit, we didn’t get to see everyone this time. But we had a great visit while we were there.
The Dolans are moving to Haiti to be the Directors of Widow and Orphan Care in Fond Des Negres, Haiti. (You can find out more on their blog.) The family had a going-away party for them (which was the primary reason for our visit).
Aunt Nicole, Grandpa, Uncle Tom, Aunt Emily, Aunt Tamara, Grandma, Tyger, Aunt Kalei, Uncle John (Osterholm), Grandpa O, Grandma O, Daddy, Cale, Claire, Mommy, Addison, Aunt Jill, Lucas, Keegan, Katie, Caleb, Sarah and Ellie (You can barely see the back of Ellie’s pink shirt.) Kalei’s boyfriend, Aaron, took the picture.
Back at Granny’s house…
We told her to climb up and pull the string. She was surprised at what happened!
It was a fast trip, but it was so much fun!
Friday, October 18, 2013
September was Steve’s birthday month. It involved quite a bit of celebrating. So much fun!
There were also a lot of fun ordinary days.
Claire spent some time looking through my bridal magazines that I kept from when Steve and I got married. I knew that someday I would share them with my daughter. I had no idea that she’d be the ripe old age of four when I did.
MiMi and PopPop came to visit and stayed for week! It was so much fun!
We took PopPop and MiMi to the Chutes and Ladders park to play.
Cale loves slides!
Claire has learned to climb rock walls – and in flip-flops no less!
We celebrated Steve’s 34th birthday!
We also visited the Basilica of Saint Mary. It is gorgeous!!
We had a marvelous time with MiMi and PopPop! Happy 34th Birthday, Steven Lee Norton! What a great month we had in September!