Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day

I am such a sucker when it comes to Holidays, the traditions that go with them and the decorating!  We just celebrate with our little family, but I have made it a point to make them a huge celebration, with understanding what exactly each holiday means to us.

I always knew what Thanksgiving was and what it stood for, but until about 8 years ago I never realized the significance it holds to our family.  I got into really researching our family history about 10 years ago.  Let me tell you, if you are starting from scratch it is a long road!  Thankfully my paternal Grandma had wrote down everything she remembered and gave it to me before she passed away in 2004.  In my research I found someone who had the time to go even more in depth then I did!  I learned that my paternal grandmothers family were some of the Pilgrims that came to America on the Mayflower.  William Bradford and James Howland were two important people, to the Pilgrims and our family.  

I am very proud of this fact and want my children to realize how important this Holiday is to them.
We will always celebrate where we came from, it helps know where we want to go!

Halloween 2013

I thought this was a really neat pictures!  If I would have thought before hand, I would have also had a picture of each person by their pumpkin, but oh well.  They are K, Mama, C, J, D and Daddy.

After thinking for a while Dad finally came up with a fun idea for his pumpkin!  I think it is hilarious!
Look at the concentration on every one's faces!! :)  Pumpkin carving is always fun and interesting in our house.

My sister in law and I have been trying to theme out the kids Halloween costumes for the past few years.  This year was not hard to get all of the kids to agree on.  Duck Dynasty, they love this show!  I love their morals, so it was a great compromise!  E(nephew) was Willie, D was Phil, C was Ms. Kay, K was uncle Si, A(niece) was a duck, and J was Jase.  A stayed home with the Dads because it was just way to cold.

This is our neighbors house, but I just love how the kids are running up to it.  Of course it is not to hard to get them to run some place if there is candy involved!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What to expect when you have boys....

Ah life with boys! You just never know from minute to minute when they will walk in the door and look like this! J had a nice little run-in with the wall during gym class! I just have to laugh and shake my head!  This picture was taken 2 days ago, so the swelling is gone and his eye is a few different shades of purple.

Monday, November 18, 2013

A very common image in our house

Is the kids curled up around Dad.  This one is possibly the most common of all.  All four of our kids have a great love of music and singing.  Dad is always looking up music videos(or the kids are asking him too) and then they will sit and sing them together.  This image warms my heart beyond what words can say.

School pictures

 C Age 8
2nd grade
Loves: reading, napping, drawing and singing

 D Age 4
Pre K
Loves: joking, wrestling his brothers, reading stories, giving hugs

 J age 9
4th grade
Loves: hunting, playing wii, hunting, wrestling, hunting(did I mention hunting?!)

K Age 6
Loves: telling jokes, wrestling, giving hugs, being downright goofy, chasing Roxie

Wow, we have been busy!

I finally have time to get over hear and update everything! Wow, we have been so busy!  I am amazed that it is almost Thanksgiving already!!  So what we have been up to since my last post is:

First days of school!

Surgery for Mama

C's big #8 birthday

D's big #4 birthday

Dad leaving for training

Seasons changing

Labor day



31 promotion

Lawn mowing/new business

School struggles


Cold weather

First snow

November rains/storms


school pictures

Dr. appointments

Chiropractor appointments

Shopping trips

that is just the stuff off of the top of my head!