Monday, November 30, 2009

Giving thanks

Returned last night from our whirlwind Thanksgiving Tour....3 nights in Martinsburg with Adam's whole family followed by less than 24 hours in Richmond in order to attend my 10 year high school reunion! It was great to see all of our family on both sides (minus grandparents) plus high school friends whom I had not seen since graduation! Much to be grateful for....especially surviving sleeping in the same room with both of my children for several nights!
And now for a few shots from our trip....thanks to Adam's mom giving us her old camera that was exactly like our old one (except that it works)! Hooray!

Katie was into all things pilgrim this year, including my old pilgrim costume.
Quote of the trip: "Is that what she normally wears?" --Adam's dad, only half-kidding upon seeing Katie in her pilgrim costume (are we really that weird???)
And finally, I have to pass along one of the funniest things I have ever read in my entire life. Seriously. Read the whole thing. And let me publically thank my sister-in-law for not sending me a letter like this before Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friends in November

November has flown by! I can't believe Thanksgiving is just a week away and that Caroliner will be 8 months old on Friday!

The highlight by far has been getting to see my dear friends Jaclyn and Blake and their precious little baby Lilly (who is one week younger than Caroline even though she looks a month older!) Isn't Lilly beautiful?????!!!!

We've also had a good time with our sweet downstairs neighbors. Their little boy is a week older than Caroline.
Here are some other fun photos from September taken by another friend whose little one is about one week younger than Caroline.
[One final note--I would love to post some video footage, but sadly the video feature is one of the recent parts of our camera that is malfunctioning. First, the LCD screen. Then the USB port and video function. Yesterday I realized that the zoom no longer works. Clearly, our camera is systematically falling apart. It's like watching a dying person's organs fail, one by one. Sigh.]

Sunday, November 1, 2009

An Un-Happy Halloween

Sadly, Halloween this year involved a feverish three year old pathetically asking to go to bed at 6:30pm. So no trick-or-treating for our little Nurse. We were super-sad to miss out on the awesome birthday party we go to every year (Happy BDay, Mags!), but none of us was in any shape to be around other people. Thankfully, Adam and I are feeling a lot better today (after 1 week of it!), and Katie should be feeling much better tomorrow (if her sickness is on the same schedule as ours). It's been a rough week for us here, but we're thankful that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Even though she didn't get to go trick-or-treating last night, Katie did get to a couple weeks ago at our Zoo's Halloween party. So here are some shots of Nurse Katie with some friends from church and, of course, my little pumpkin. (PS: it was absolutely frigid that night at the zoo. And that is MY old nurse outfit she's wearing...thanks, Mom!)