Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Today we Americans have the priviledge of going to the polls to cast our vote for the next leader of our nation, among other important positions that are on the ballot today. Please be in prayer for our great nation that we may choose the best candidate and that choice to be in accordance to God's will. May God be with us.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Post-Halloween post

Except for several pounds of candy still waiting to be devoured, we have survived another one!

Here are the finished jack-o-lanterns, as well as a few items of art on display on the front door! (As you can see, the porch could use a little sweeping and the landscaping a little TLC! All of our retired neighbors have perfectly manicured yards.)

Playing in the leaves. See, if we kept our yard clean, we would miss out on all this fun! (It was not fun cleaning out leaves and debris from Vivian's scalp!)

Halloween is here! All the goblins are ready!

We went to a great Halloween party hosted by members of our church. There was so much great food, fellowship, lots of games and activities, trick-or-trunk, and a hay ride! Here is Billy bobbing for an apple! He won some "toe jam" candy! (Check out Roger Cobb on the right in his mullet wig! I cracked up every time I looked at him Friday night!)

Rebecca as a Barbie fairy princess. (I went to her school party Friday afternoon, but forgot the camera!)

Keeping warm around the bonfire.

Time for the hayride!

This was probably a good weekend for MOST people to have the end of daylight-savings time, but it is absolutely NOT when you have small children. I don't care what time you tell kids it is, their little internal alarm clocks always wake them up at the same time. We've tried the moving-bedtime-ahead-15-minutes-a-night thing for a few nights before, but it never worked. We'll just all have to adjust, and in the meantime, they'll be getting up at 5:30 am for a while...

Today, Billy and the three older kids went to visit Grandma after church. Vivian and I stayed home and got naps! Here they are enjoying some pecans from one of Grandma's trees.