Thursday, October 30, 2008


Our friends Keren & Steve came over on Sunday evening to carve pumpkins with us. We had a great time. I think we were all very excited with the final outcome of our pumpkins.

*Our Pumpkins
Can you guess who did each one?
*Keren & Steve's pumpkins

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Pumpkin Pictures

What can I say? I love pumpkin patch pictures!!!! Here are a few more from the pumpkin patch.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My little Punkins

Saturday was a beautiful day. The sun was out, but the air was crisp. We started our day by helping my father-in-law wave campaign signs on a very busy street. Keegan enjoyed himself and Truitt took a great nap in the stroller.

We then decided to head to the pumpkin patch. Yes, we did go with Keegan's school, but we didn't actually make it out into the field. I was really itching to get into a pumpkin field and take some pictures of my cute little boys. I just love the way that pumpkin patch pictures turn out.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Keegan's school went to the pumpkin patch on Wed. We were able to go along with them. It was a beautiful crisp fall day. There were so many activities for the kids to enjoy. They had a hay jump, hay maze, train ride, feeding farm animals, a bee keeper, tour a pioneer farm, songs and finally each kid (and parent) got to pick a small pumpkin from a pile. It was a very long day, but I think the kids had a blast. Keegan didn't enjoy it as much as I thought he would. He was really clingy and whiny. He kept telling us he was freezing. He was shivering. I told him that next time he would listen to me when I told him to wear his warm jacket. I later ate those words when we returned home and I noticed that he had a fever of 103. Boy did I feel like a terrible mother.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Costume Party

Last Saturday we went to a costume party at our friends, Ben and Heather's house. We had a great time. Chris and I didn't spend much time on our "costumes." Chris went as Matt Hasselbeck, since everyone tells us he looks like him, and I went as a Seahawks fan (or as Chris says Matt's wife. Truitt was a monkey and Keegan was a crocodile (specifically the one from Peter Pan). It was great to see how each of our friends dressed up. They are so creative. It was a lot of fun watching everyone play "Chubby Bunny" too. You know the game where you have to put a marshmallow in your mouth and then say chubby bunny without spitting the marshmallow out or eating it. Then you continue to add another marshmallow with each round. The goal is to see who can hold the most marshmallows in their mouth.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I read this quote on Melissa's blog. God knew it was exactly what I needed today. It really spoke to my heart.

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." -Unknown


Thank you God for my family! I am so blessed to have a husband that loves me and provides for our family. I couldn't have asked for a better husband and father. I love to watch Chris interact with our boys. He loves them so much and it shows in the way he cares for and plays with them. Both boys adore their daddy.

God has also blessed me with the cutest boys! It is so much fun to watch them grow and explore new things. My heart melts as I watch Keegan learn more about God and who He is. He is doing an amazing job with Bible memorization. He leans versus at school and at Awana. His memory blows me away. He hears a Bible story once and he retains everything he heard. I can't wait for Truitt to be a little older and watch as Keegan is able to pass some of his knowledge on to his little brother.

Thank you God for my family! You have blessed us beyond what we deserve. Help me to never take my family for granted.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

My friend, Jenny, tagged me with the task of telling you about 10 of Chris' favorite things. I know I won't get them in the right order, but I hope I am close on a few of these things.

1. Seahawks football!! Fall activities are centered around the Seahawks schedule. Chris has been known to go to early service at church just so he can make it home to watch an early game.

2. Me. Chris is an amazing husband. He is my best friend and I can't imagine life without him.

3. Keegan. Chris and Keegan are like two peas in a pod. Their personalities are so much alike. Chris plays with him and loves to make him smile and laugh. The are two creative guys. It is amazing to watch them come up with things.

4. Truitt. Truitt loves to snuggle with his daddy. Truitt is just getting to that point where he is becoming a Daddy's boy. If Daddy is in the room he must be holding Truitt. Chris loves his boys and it shows!

5. Creating Stories! Chris always has stories/ideas floating around in his head. I'm not sure how he comes up with all of them, but he truly enjoys it. He is definitely an idea man. If money were no concern he would be thrilled to sit and write stories all day long. Sorry, shameless plug ahead.....check out some of his stories.

6. Animation. Chris has a degree in Computer Animation. His one true desire is to create good quality, family movies, with a faith based message. He feels that this is his mission field. The only thing holding him back is the money. It is mind boggling how much money it takes to create a top notch film.

7. Collecting. Not just collecting anything. He collects Toy Story memorabilia. He loves the movie Toy Story! I think a big part of it is because it was the first computer animated movie. He has a huge collection. We have boxes and boxes of stuff in our storage room.

8. Chocolate & Peanut Butter. Yup, that's right! I think Chris could live off of Peanut Butter cups. Every time we go to the store he has to pick up some more. I like them too, but not as much as Chris.

9. Movies. I'm not sure where he finds the time to stay in touch with all the new movies coming out, but he always seems to know about them. He also seems to have a photographic memory when it comes to movies. He remembers everything about them including the music and dialogues. He is always up for watching a movie.

10. Electronics. Even though most of the electronics are way out of our budget, Chris seems to know about all the new gadgets and technology. Anything from computer equipment, TVs, video equipment, cell phones.....he knows so much. If he doesn't know about it he knows where to find the answers.

I think I did a pretty good job! Chris would probably answer differently, but I tried. Now I am tagging Keren, Amy, Danielle and Kristen.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Life has just been busy. This week started like any other, except for I got woken up by the sweetest little boy singing Happy Birthday to me. You guessed it! Monday was my birthday. Chris and I were blessed to have an evening out with our good friends, Keren & Steve. We went to dinner at Bahama Breeze and then did a little shopping. I desperately needed some new clothes. We left the restaurant with full tummies. The food was amazing!!!!

Awana started back up this week. Keegan is now a Cubbie. It is so much fun to watch him learn new versus. The kid is like a sponge. I wish I could memorize things that quickly! He is so eager to learn and it is amazing how much he retains.

Chris left this morning for the Fantasy Fiction book tour. I am very excited that they have gotten this opportunity, but we already miss him! You can check out all the authors live, today at 7pm (pacific).

The kids and I will be participating in the Walk for Hope this Sunday! My entire family gets together to do this walk every year. We do it in memory of my Aunt Judy that passed away, from Breast Cancer, 4 years ago today. We miss her dearly and want to do anything we can to help find a cure so that other women don't have to endure this awful disease.

On a side note....I'm not sure if I updated everyone on Keegan's schooling. He has been moved up to the Pre-K class. This was his second week in the new class (first full week). He is now going 5 days a week from 8:45-11:30am. He is doing really well and loves school. I look forward to picking him up everyday to hear about how school was. My favorite part is when he can recite their Bible story for the day. It is so cute to hear him tell me all the details.