Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We're safe, we're sound ....

And that's about all I can say. It looks like a giant left a mad game of blocks in mid play. The house is full of boxes and more boxes, rather frustrating because I can't do a whole lot to remedy the situation. Thanks to Mom we do have a functioning and rather organized kitchen though, just in time for tomorrow! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know we certainly have a tremendous amount to be thankful for.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's on....

We've got our move scheduled. The movers will be here tues! Do let me know if you need our new address and please remember to use pencil for that address book! I'm hopeful things will be settled somewhat for thanksgiving or that it will at least look settled since there are so many closets and the garage to stash suff! Our landlord thinks I'm nuts because I kept gushing about moving into a "new" house - it was built in the 50's. I guess unless you've lived a 100+ year old house you just don't realize how amazing closets really are. I can't really stand the thought that we're leaving this house though, I'd keep it if I could even with no closet space! I'm trying very hard not to dwell on that and just think about the positives this change will bring us.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Good bye leaves

It was glorious while it lasted. I'm sure Nathan is ready for me to stop saying "this is the prettiest fall ever, don't you just think this is just the prettiest fall you can remember?"!

Friday, November 07, 2008

I had totally meant to write about how you can take a horse to water but you can't make them drink only in this case it was you can bribe a child with candy but you can't make them happy about it. Someday miss Rosie posie I will tell you all about how you were when you were 3. About your temper, your stubbornness, your love of the argument, your " I just got to squeeze (read hurt) my sister moments", your need for total attention and how you still insist that "I your baby, Mama" while demanding your snugs, your amazing dances and your astounding logic. You miss Rosie posie are someting else and I can only hope that what's coming is someting I've prepared you for.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Do you think they'll remember?

If they do I'm sure it will be vastly different than any voting they'll ever do. We had a short 5 minute drive down back roads full of fall color. We passed 3 horses. There were more people manning the poll than voting but we did have a rather optimistic empty queue to go through. Everyone in the room chatted with them while they slurped their orange tootsie roll bribes and it was over in about 5 minutes. Sadly, Evie thought I said we were going "boating" so she was understandably let down.

Monday, November 03, 2008


My little "cowboy girl" and my "super Rosie - shooting star" had a fabulous Halloween. We went to a friends house in Birmingham and we had over 300 kids come for candy. That's no exaggeration either, we kept a tally sheet!
The girls looked fabulous but we didn't really get any good pictures. They were way to enamored of the baby we were visiting and just in awe of all the people streaming by. I think I'm going to make them put them on later this week, Mimi put way to much effort into those costumes to not have them properly documented. Thanks Mom!
They each decided what to be, Evie's was easy. A super Rosie- shooting star costume took a bit more imagination, what you can't tell in the pictures is that her skirt had fiber optics in it so it lit up!