For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, December 4, 2016

O Christmas Tree

It was such a fun weekend for us.  We're not big on all the Christmas hype, but we do love a Christmas tree.  We got ours Friday night, but it was so late, all we did was get it set up.  Saturday morning, I put the lights on.  It took twice as long because the boys wanted to help.  It was sweet.  We waited for Sean to get home from hunting, and then we put the ornaments on.  Sam and Luke were all business with those ornaments.  They wanted to know about every ornament, and they were serious about where they put them.  Sean and I just sat back and watched.  It is a little lopsided, but they spread them out better than I thought they would.  We had so much fun.  After lunch and naps, we took the boys to church.  They had Parents Night Out, and we took them up on their offer.  For only the second time in 4 1/2 years, we went on a date without our kids.  We had a blast, but we both talked about how quiet it was.  We even picked them up a little early because we missed them.  They had a great time, too.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

We headed to Memphis Wednesday afternoon for Thanksgiving, and we had a blast.  We went to Bass Pro Shop for our annual picture with Santa.  Luke cried, which was surprising.  After naps, we went to Lynn's for Thanksgiving dinner.  The Schaad's were there, and it was so good to see all of them. Friday morning, we went swimming at the indoor pool where Lisa and Patrick were staying, and the we went to Pyro's for lunch.  We went to the park after naps and then went to Panera for supper.  We left early Saturday morning.  We miss everyone already.  As soon as we got home, we unpacked, I made a pie and sweet potatoes, and then we went to Nana and Frank's for round 2 of Thanksgiving. The food was delicious, and so was the company.  We all enjoyed being there.  Now I'm in total denial that I'm going back to school tomorrow.  It was a great week off.  We have so much to be thankful for!!
The Murphy Train 

Sam was a Stegosaurus with the pillow on his head.