Wednesday, October 21, 2009


This was a test to see if I could figure out how to upload videos. SOOO excited it worked, I will try and get better about doing so from time to time :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009


On Sunday nights, Grace participates in a program called AWANA through our church. She is in the age group known as the Cubbies. They learn bible stories/scripture through games, puppets, crafts, lessons at home and their workbook. They are encouraged to memorize a specific scripture each week. For her age group, they are abbreviated versions and she doesn't have to know where it is found, but will begin adding that next year. They then recite the verse on Sunday night to their teacher and they receive a patch to be sewn on their cubbie vest. We are SOOO proud of Grace as she has recited all of her verses and received two patches. We have been out of town/sick 2 times, so she has missed out on a few. I LOVE LOVE how when we are in the car we use that time to work on her verses and talk about things. Grandma, I am going to have to bring her vest home for Thanksgiving so you can sew on her patches. I am embarrassed to say, even after taking homemaking in high school and having to sew an outfit, I still can't make something look decent. Below are a few pictures of Grace in her cubbie vest.

Grace with her first patch,vest and cubbie bag

Heading to church in her cubbie vest

New Home

On September 23rd, we spent our first night in our "new" home. It is not new in the sense of the year it was built, but new to us. Almost a month later and Grace is still calling it our new house. Her little world/routine was shaken up quite a bit at first, but I think she really loves the house and the yard space it has to offer. We have a big open field area behind our house that she and the dog can run around and play in. There are also, several playgrounds within walking distance. We are still not completely unpacked, but with this move, I have learned I will get to it when I get to it. Grace won't be this age forever, and the time with Ryan, her and Ace, outweighs any guilt/stress I feel about having to get it all done immediately.

Stay tuned, I have many more updates to follow. I am a bit behind :(

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Family Member

Meet Ace-he is our 1 year old Boxer we adopted October 3rd. Grace loves him (sometimes a little to much) and is learning how to be gentle and how to take care of him. So far he seems to be fully trained in the potty department and lets us know when he needs to go outside. We are so looking forward to all the memories to come.