Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Food for thought

I know you may find this surprising but the other day I was thinking about my life and somethings I have accomplished. This thought process is coming from the recent SPC fall retreat! It occurred to me that I have been attending a fall retreat for the last 15 years. Between my time at FCS and with the gang at Spotsy, wow that is a lot of retreating. That means I have heard 60 retreat "talks" (man you would think I would have gotten things by now). I have eaten 75 retreat meals, some so much better than others (concord is way up there). I can't even begin to comprehend how many miles I have put in driving, riding a cheese wagon, playing football or other silly games like ultimate cabbage (this last retreat I tried for a record of 3 hours of playing four square, call me insane), or the lack of sleep that occurs. Thankfully only once was I a c0-program director (once is all that they will get) and numerous times watch my hubby get some laughs! Of all these things nothing compares to the chance to make a difference in someones life or the other way around. So here's to another High School retreat and the many more to come!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Falling Off the Charts

Today I went in for the 18month check up and shots for Alyse. Once again we have aimed high (litterally) and she is off the charts for height (34inches). She is weighing in at 27lbs which is in the 90th. It always makes me smile how God worked things out b/c her male life giver(biological) was 6'4 and so is Tim! How cool is that! So I love to say her Dad is 6'4 and that is why we have one tall girlie! The hard part is clothes that fit since we are in the 18-24 month sizes, go figure! At least I know her chances of being taller than me are great and hopefully a great goalie, center on a basketball team, swimmer or homerun hitter. Right now I will settle for a happy, talkative, outgoing, darling little girl who loves the outdoors and is not quite sure what to think of the leaves!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Carving the Fam and treats

We decided to carve our little family of pumpkins (Tuesday night)and our little girlie girl didn't want to touch what was inside and get dirty (who would have ever imagined) but she did want to handle the knifes. Tim the creative pumpkin carver did Alyse's pumpkin first (that is why there are so many pics with dad) otherwise known as "Bob". She did get into all the fun after bath time and tried to put "Bob" back together again.

Our little sunflower did have a fun night running around in the dark. It was pretty warm here so we let her stay outside while we handed out candy. We did trick or treat to the closest neighbors. Alyse wanted to grab all the candy either in other kids bags or the items being handed out. We did have a good night and enjoyed the festivities!