Thursday, December 28, 2006

A great trip in pictures

post 150 - visitors :)

The past few days we've been able to have three visitors in our house. Paul, Marti & Becca got here Tuesday afternoon. And, if it is possible they haven't even visited everything yet :)

Yesterday, we traveled to Evansville to do some shopping. It was a good time, even though Amy and I didn't find the one thing we realy wanted to pick up. We did pick up a sled for the boys and I (Mike) am pretty excited about that.

We'll try to put up some pics later today.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Photo Friday

When we were in GA, Steve let us come out and look at one of the big semis. Nathan was a little unsure of it at first. Wes, on the other hand, was too eager to go up inside.

Christmas in IL

Christmas this year might be different for us. Even though they are not forecasting it to stick, they are saying it might snow (along with the rain) on Monday. To be sure, this Christmas will at least feel like Christmas. Compared to a Christmas in GA.

We'll see what it does.

Monday, December 18, 2006

random pics

Wes looking cute. This is one of the last pictures of him with his pacifier, as he no longer gets one.

Nathan really caught on to the sax. Doesn't he look like he is actually playing a song?

Wes decided that he wanted to put on the safety googles and walk around the house. Silly Wes.

This is at a Chick-fil-a we stopped at on the way down to GA. Nathan had a blast.

We'll try to post more pictures from the trip soon.

Monday, December 11, 2006

some pictures

the first snow (from last week)

the family.

Sad news

On Saturday, after our Christmas Party for the high school, we got a phone call from a friend in GA. She told us that one of our good friends passed away just an hour before she called. He was more than just a friend or father to some of the students in our youth group - he was part of our family. Their entire family was more than just some friends, over the years they had become our family.

We are planning on making the trip down for the funeral. Please pray for safe travel as we will be doing a lot the next few days.

Not much else to say, we're just at a loss for words. Amy and I did try to talk with Nathan about it today, as he loved Ron (and Ron loved him). Its not fun to try to teach your 2 year old about death.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas decorations

Yesterday we put up some of our decorations. It was fun. It took longer than it "should" have because the boys helped. But I don't think Amy or I would want to do it any other way. We put up some new village scenes we've had for a few years but haven't been able to put up. We put up our tree. This year, Amy and I decided that all we are going to put on the tree is a strand of lights, that beed garland and one ornament. That one ornament is of Jesus in a manger (with a sheep next to him).

There are several nativities up (now the one on our microwave has more friends and doesn't feel so alone). We were able to get out the advent calendar and Nathan gets to start it today.

Overall it was a great day at home - though the weather started to change for the colder.

we might try to put up some pics of the decorations later