Sunday, October 10, 2010


10 Things I am Thankful For:
1. God's grace and forgiveness
2. My husband
3. My two wonderful boys
4. My mother in law always willing to watch Drew when I am at school, and wanting to watch both or one boy on quite a few weekends
5. No car debt
6. A roof over our heads
7. Good friends who are honest when needed and uplifting
8. Good health
9. Air conditioning
10. More food available than I could ever need

10 Things I would Like to Accomplish in Life:
1. Strong, God-centered marriage
2. Raise Godly children
3. Adopt a child
4. College degree
5. Volunteer as a family on regular basis
6. Travel outside the USA
7. Move back to Greenwood
8. Visit my friend in WA before she moves back to IN
9. Buy a house
10. Buy a fairly good car with cash

10 Things I need to Change:
1. Deal with stress more constructively
2. Exercise more more (at all!)
3. Better food choices
4. Less TV
5. Remember hubby and I are in it together, not to take stress out on each other
6. Purge some stuff
7. Quit feeling inferior to others for whatever reason I can think of that they must be better
8. Listen to more music at home since it relaxes me and brightens my day

I know I have more I can change, but since I've been up since 6:15 this morn with 2 energetic little boys, I can't think of any more at the moment. By no means am I going to try and change everything at once, I don't think that would help me change #1 (deal w/stress more constructively). Some of the future accomplishments are already in the works and some are a bit farther off. Who knows what will actually happen, that is part of the excitement of life -nothing is certain.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Straight No Chaser concert

Amazing a cappella group orignally from IU. I found them last Christmastime when pbs showed their concert and have become a fan since. The concert was at the Embassy Theater and Tony and I got really good seats; the first row of real seats (4 rows of temporary in front of us). We are in the pictures SNC took from stage :) We stayed afterwards for the meet & greet and Austin got his new t-shirt signed by each of them.

Austin with Jerome at meet & greet. Possibly my favorite of the group.

Love it!

I highly recommend everyone go to their concert if they are in the area. I can't wait to see them do a Christmas concert!

Birthday Boys!

Both my boys are September babies. Here are some pictures from the family parties:

Austin getting his microscope on his actual birthday. (Please ignore the messy room)
Playing "Almost headless Nick" hot potato at Austin's party.

Austin's Hogwart's (and lake) cake made by Granny.

This happened to all the kids' teeth from the icing!

Drew's cake made by Granny.

Pinata time! Uncle Josh is holding the pole/rope for the pinata. Notice how far away he is (white shoes)! When Austin was little Uncle Josh was accidentally hit during pinata time.

Pin the birthday hat on the dinosaur. (Drawn by Daddy)

Austin is having a kid sleepover in a couple of weeks with just a few boys. Drew got a basketball goal for his big present and Austin got a microscope. Austin loves to look at things under the microscope! He is becoming quite the little scientist.
It is amazing to me how much they are both growing. Austin is in 4th grade, in student council and reading The Hobbit. Drew is 3 and loves to dance, sing and play with his big brother and Daddy. He also loves to draw and paint.