Monday, October 25, 2010


We have at least 10 pumpkins on our porch this year and most of them came from good ol' Pumpkintown!
The boys love to go there every October and visit the pumpkin people.

Ben's teeth are missing and he looks like a real life Jack o' lantern! 
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Beach fun!

Labor day weekend was pretty windy here in the Northeast.  Ben didn't want to go in the water cause the waves were pretty high.  I think he had more fun at the edge of the water keeping dry!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

97 years old and looking good!

Our grandpa is in town this week visiting us from the south.  He is 97 years young and fit as a fiddle!  He is one of the friendliest people you would ever meet and has an optimistic outlook on life.  My Sister and I make a yearly trip to South Carolina to visit him.   Grandpa still drives his car to the grocery store, mows his own lawn and cooks and cleans his house.  He is a very busy and active man! 
I remember him telling me that he has always had faith that someone above is watching out for him and he knows it will always work out and it has.  Grandpa is always moving forward in his mind and his body.  I'm sure it also helps that he has healthy eating habits.  Plenty of fruits, vegetables and fish are what he likes to eat.  He has always lived his life gracefully and is an inspiration to us all!
Long live Grandpa!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

School is out!

School is out!  Yay to sleeping in! We have lots of fun and activities planned.  The boys are super excited!
I think Lady has mixed feelings because she is getting lots of attention, but along with attention is Ben bugging her.  His latest thing is using her for a pillow whenever she lays down.  Thank goodness she is a patient and such a good girl.  I wonder if she will be happy in the fall when school is back in session!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Fling

At least once a year, my husband and I get dressed up to go to a formal event.  This year we had two back to back.  I usually dread them because going means I actually have to think about what to wear besides jeans and a tee shirt.  A friend took this picture from their i phone and emailed it to us today.  We don't have very many pictures of the two of us since I am usually the one taking all the pictures. 
My husband turns 40 in a couple of weeks.  Everyone thinks he looks young for his age and I think so too.  Happy 40th Birthday Honey! 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This kid knows how to manifest!

Today we were walking in a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.  It was a great family event and at the end they had a raffle.  Nathan said that he really wanted to win one of the two scooters available.  I reminded him that he needed to tell the universe exactly what he wanted, know that it is going to happen and let it go and he did.  A little later on he came to me and said he was a bit nervous because he really wants it.  I told him if he doesn't believe that it is his then it won't be.  I asked him which color he wanted and he said he wants the red one.  I told him to picture himself riding it at home today and to feel the joy of it and then to let it go.  He did all that and skipped away.  About 10 minutes later they were announcing the raffles and the winners.  The scooter drawing was one of the last to be announced.  The blue scooter went first to some lucky kid and then came the drawing for the red scooter.  I saw the girl reach in the bowl and sure enough....she said Nathan!  yay!  This is not the first time he has won a raffle.  He has won at least five that I can remember.  He believes in the power of the universe and he is proof that it really, really works!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Typical day....The first thing my youngest son said when he woke up yesterday morning was I want to wear what Nathan is wearing.  He didn't see what his brother wore because he was still sleeping.  He lucked out because he happened to have the exact shirt his brother wore that day.  I have learned to buy similar or the same shirt whenever possible.  They have at least 4 or 5 of the same shirts.  My youngest will change 5 times a day to randomly match someone in the neighborhood or his brother.  I'm not sure what that is all about, but I guess it does make life interesting and makes for a good photo!