Thanksgiving Program

This little turkey did such a good job singing, clapping, dancing, doing hand motions in her preschool Thanksgiving program. She loved every bit of it too! We’re so thankful God gave us Gayley and for all her spunk! 



Hanson’s kindergarten class has a “pet” hedge hog that the children take turns bringing home on weekends. This weekend was Hanson’s turn and boy did we keep Hedgie busy!  Everyone thought it was super cool that Hedgie came for a visit and Hanson was very attentive and played with him all weekend. Hedgie watched a movie with Hanson, ate pretzels and pancakes, helped to put up post on the farm, rode the tractor, cooked hotdogs on the fire and hung out with Bun Bun in her cage. It was so much having Hedgie visit and hope he will come again! 


Morgan and his friend, Meagan, and I drove up to University of North Alabama for a preview day. I’d been curious about the school for a while as I looked it up online and thought it was a very pretty campus and the cost were lower than most. They have the studies that both Meagan and Morgan want so we took the tour, enjoyed the pep rally, were educated on the history and success of the school and were on our way to the Rattle Snake Saloon for lunch. Ultimately neither  of them decided to attend here but it was a good visit and a better road trip with these two. Good times.

Gayley’s 1st Haircut

“Look at my hair Mommy isn’t it beautiful!”.  I looked at Gayleys hair and then looked again and saw a crisp cut line at her temple. The dreaded perhaps in evitable had indeed happened. This spirited 3 year old cut her hair, her beautiful long golden curls!!

She took me upstairs to where the little beautician had chopped her locks and there they laid on the carpet. At first I thought she had just given herself bangs but the next day it was noticed that she had also taken off a bit on each side leaving just a long strip in the middle of her back. And she had also cut the pink ribbon on her dress above and gave the stuffed horses a trim as well! After searching several salons Mommy found her former beautician to give Gayley her First “official” haircut.  Mrs. Sandra did and excellent job and Gayley loved every minute of it.  After several prompting and suggestions we got Gayley to agree that we were going to leave all the hair cutting to Mrs. Sandra for now on! 

Happy Halloween 

We made most of our costume, wore the costumes (some had multiple wardrobe changes), dressed up for work, went to parties, got the candy, gave out candy, hung with friends and made memories! My office dressed as Moana characters for our patients and I was that crazy chicken Hei Hei. Elijah was a sexy cop at his work, Morgan made a Hanging Chad costume, Joseph made his Night Wing outfit, Mary was Batgirl, Jordan went as Green Lantern, Hanson and Gayley were going as Goldie and Bear but Hanson decided last minute he wanted to be Batman because it was more comfy! It’s been a fun time of dress up and creativity and make believe!

Mary the Teen Age Girl

We now have a teen age girl in the house. Mary celebrated her 13th Birthday this weekend and celebrated by going shopping with her best friend, Grammy and Mom and then had some amazing milkshakes at K&J Pastries. These aren’t just your average desserts they’re delicious but works of art!

She also got lots of money in cards, new sandals, a curling iron and a traditional Polish meal of breaded pork chops, sauerkraut, potatoes, pickled beets and perpogies. It’s good to be 13!

Trunk or Treat #2 & #3

Our sweet Goldie & Bear had so much fun at Double Oak Community Church’s Fall Festival in Mount Laurel. This year it was sooo chilly our poor Goldie’s teeth chattered and was ready to go get in the car to get warm. We love going to this event every year because there is never anything scary however there was a Wizard of Oz display with the Wicked  Witch of the West legs and feet sticking out from under a Haybale and on the way home Gayley said she did not want to get stuck under the hay like her little friend and was very distraught and worried about the little girl stuck under the hay. She was very troubled by the whole scene and kept telling everyone that she did not want to get stuck under the hay and we kept reassuring her she would not and that it was not real and there was no little girl under the hay. Funny what really is scary to these little ones. After this festival we went over to another churches trunk or treat and played games, took a train ride, painted pumpkins for a little while and got warm with chili, soup and hot coffee. It was a very fun filled afternoon! So glad Grammy and Paw Paw came up to enjoy these events with us! 

Trunk or Treat #1

Tonight we went to a Trunk or Treat with our super cool friend Wesley and his Mama Mrs. Kate. We had so much fun playing carnival games, filling our buckets with candy, going on hay rides, taking pictures and getting giant size cotton candy!