Monday, November 23, 2009

Count Your Many Blessings...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I realize this is a few days early, but we will be going to Las Vegas to have turkey day with the Fleming Family and I probably won't have time to post.

As a kid, this was not my favorite holiday. I much preferred Halloween and Christmas, but as I have gotten older I understand how much more important this holiday is. To remember everything I have been blessed with in my life and to appreciate these moments.

I am so thankful for my family. Phil and Emma are the greatest gifts I could have been given. They are the sunshine and hope in my day. I am thankful for my family(nuts included) and for Phil's family. Life would be nothing without everyone we share it with. I could not even imagine... I am thankful for all of our friends. They suprise us and remind us how fun life can be. I am so thankful for our health. I look around and see how fortunate we are that ear infections have been our biggest worry. To think some poor mother and father out there watch helpless or that a father or mother may even leave their family know there is real suffering just breaks my heart. We are so so so blessed. I am thankful for our country. That we are free to pursue our own happiness and make our own destiny. I can be free to believe as I may. How truly lucky we are. These are but a few things, but all in all, I am greatful to god and his design. Without it I would be lost. It is with this purpose that I can even be here to be thankful. I am grateful for his plan and I am thankful for my life! To all a Happy Holiday! May we remember all our many blessings and what is most important in our lives all year through. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Ward

So our bishopric stopped by today after church. I, however, thought they seemed unfamiliar, but since we are still fairly new, I thought I was just being silly. We invited them in and visited for a bit, only to find out that for the last 2 months we have been going to the wrong ward! How funny is that?!? When we moved we had looked up our ward and time online thru and never even gave it a second thought. Well, apparently back in July there were 3 ward splits and the web isn't updated yet. When we told our old bishop we were moving, they forwarded our records for us and that's how the new bishopric found us. Thank heavens or we'd still be going to the wrong ward! Isn't that funny?

Monday, November 9, 2009

A day in the leaves

We took advantage of the unusually warm weather and headed to Liberty Park. We fed the ducks and geese and made a huge leaf pile which Emma threw herself into over and over. Emma ran around and went down the slides and made a little friend as she always does. They pretended to be working at Burger King and were asking anyone who walked by if they wanted a Whopper Jr. Where do kids come up with this stuff? I thought it was fantastic! See the little slide show below. Took the pics with just the camera phone, but you get the jist. Fun day in the fall leaves!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat!

This year Emma was determined to be SilverMist from the Tinkerbelle movie. I found the costume at Walmart, but lets face it, fairy cotumes aren't very warm, so I had to put it in on over her warm clothes. We went out a little later than normal and the neighborhood was ransacked! Kids were everywhere again and houses even had notes on their doors saying they ran out of candy. That happened to us last year. BUT, besides the chilly weather, Emma had a great time as she ran from door to door, saying, "Trick r Treat!" and "Happy Hallowen!" And so we went around for about 3 streets while Emma said, " Mom, Dad, Hurry! The next house!" I don't think she noticed the cold until she slowed down because it wasnt until we were headed back to our car that she said, " My feet are cold. My hands are cold. I'm cold!" Phil laughed so hard I thought he might pee his pants. :) Emma had a great time and she's already planning next year! :)

Just before Halloween, It looked like this....

It snowed a few days before Halloween. Luckily it melted by then, but the frigid air stayed. I think Winter is upon us.

Carving pumpkins!

Fuuny Girl!
Yes, Phil's pumpkin is a tooth. lol.

Crazy us!

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil!