Saturday, November 8, 2008


It's Halloween! H-A-double L-O-W-double E-N spells Halloween! I still remember that song from my 6th grade Halloween celebration. Back when we could celebrate holidays in school. Now, I've always loved Halloween. It was my favorite holiday growing up. I remember the one Halloween that I was sick and couldn't go trick or treating. (I know you are feeling sorry for me right now. If not, you'd better! How sad for poor little me.) But, my wonderful brother went with an extra bag and told everyone his sister was sick. They took pity on him and gave him extra candy. He then stole all the good stuff and game me the leftovers. But still I got candy. This was the most love I felt from my brother during the majority of my years growing up with him. I think I still have some bruises from him beating me up as a kid.
I used to like every part of Halloween but in the last decade or so I've been really turned off by the creepy, crawly, and evil things of this holiday. I stay clear from the witches, ghosts, and goblins. However, I embrace the pumpkins, scarecrows, and autumn-related things. I remember a boyfriend I had who, after I had decorated my house for fall, went all over screaming whenever he saw a scarecrow. I had a bunch of them. Maybe you had to be there.
This Halloween we decided to head over to a near-by church for their carnival. Galina loved showing off her new walking.After playing a few games we headed into the auditorium for a ventriloquist's show. Of course Galina wasn't satisfied just sitting. She made her way to the front to perform for everyone. I heard that the fear of public speaking is worse than the fear of death. Not for Galina. Come to think of it....she's not scared of either! Here's Bryce taking candy from our baby. Notice his sleeper hold on Treyton if Treyton should put up a stink about it.
Poor kid.
Finally the show began!
After a about 15 minutes we bailed. It wasn't worth any more of our trick or treat time! We went home and finished the evening getting our loot from around the neighborhood.
We're still on a sugar high....happily ever after~

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall festival

Treyton (AKA the Hulk) and I headed over to a fall festival at a local church the week of Halloween. "Mommy, look at my muscles!"
Not that he'd learn much golfing from moi, but I tried to show him the proper golf grip. He would have no part of that swing and instead held his club like so. Move over Tiger Woods. Ahh, the favorite carnival fishing game. Too bad real fishing isn't this easy.
Does the Hulk fish?
I sort of imagine him grasping a sword fish barehanded on the first try. Got a few things to learn there Mr. Hulk Jr.
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Nephew

"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. " ~Carl Sandburg My little sister is a mommy! Her and Jake had a baby on Nov 2. Meet Carter.
"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Attitude Change

Attitude is everything. A quote that is considerably overused. However, today I am taking it to heart. If Galina can go from this to this I can too. My, what those two kids teach me is so much more than I could ever teach them! Thank you, dear Lord, for those precious lessons sent by you through these two.
"The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances."-Martha Washington

Monday, November 3, 2008


Here's a little poem to remind us to celebrate the little things in life. Like burping. Which makes Treyton erupt into laughter whenever it happens to him. Which in turn makes me do the same. Laugh that is, not burp. (I never do that! Quiet, Bryce.)


Pardon me for being rude.

It was not me, it was my food.

It got so lonely down below,

and just popped up to say hello.