Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Lesson #1 - Don't make fun of those "crazy" or "stupid" people who are walking from the make-shift parking lot in the rain, sleet, snow instead of taking the free shuttle. We did...then we became them. The shuttle line was really long and the traffic wasn't moving so we figured it would be faster to walk the 1/2 mile.
Lesson #2 - Wear warm clothes. Mom's "pickle" (pictures to come) was definitely warm enough but that wind was definitely frigid. Oh, and it snowed!
Lesson #3 - Wear good shoes. After the police closed off the outlet parking lot about 5 cars in front of us we had to park in the makeshift lot on the other side of the interstate. We trudged through a muddy field (that almost swallowed Meg's car!), climbed a fence, jumped a ditch full of water, walked along the interstate off-ramp and along the road and through parking lots to get to the stores.
Lesson #4 - The deals are good, but it's more about the experience. We all got some bargains, and Becky actually finished all of her Christmas shopping.
Lesson #5 - It's all about perspective - LAUGH! What could have been an absolutely miserable five hours in the middle of the night was honestly one of the most fun things I've done in a long time. The reason for that? Megan, Mom, Becky, Jessica, Kelsey, Christina and Shelby!
Who's in for next year?
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I definitely thought twice before putting this video up because of how rough Malachi is with Elliott at the beginning, but then decided that it was cute seeing them wrestle together. I have a feeling Malachi had better watch out...Elliott's gonna be a tough one!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Erik and a local electrician finished wiring the outlets and switches and installed lights.
And then, we got carpet!! They began yesterday and finished around lunchtime today. The boys are already loving their new place to play!
We still have a lot to do, but we're so excited to get this BIG thing off the checklist!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This is Ed and Christina's sweet girl, Camryn. She's such a cutie and it's hard to believe she's already a month old. Watch out, Christina. Before you know it you'll be planning her birthday party!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Aunt Meg was Elliott's favorite. She was always the one to rescue him from his stroller so he could see too.
He loved watching the elephants!
And riding on Daddy's shoulders.
Malachi liked being able to touch these animal hides.
When planning this trip, I forgot to take into account naptime. Elliott was a trooper, but this is how he looked when we got back to the car!
What a fun day!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
We had a small family party to celebrate Elliott. We began with dinner followed by presents. Elliott was really excited to get some toys of his own! (And during his prayer Malachi thanked God for being able to help open Elliott's presents and for Elliott getting new toys that he can play with too. I'm guessing we'll be talking about sharing a lot in the next few days!)And then we had cake! Here's Elliott vs. cake:
Happy birthday to our sweet little guy. We are so blessed to be his parents!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Really, I don't want to know. But, WOW! I laughed a lot and then made them get up for a picture. After all, I did go down there to get my camera!