Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Thanksgiving in the Sunshine State

We made it home safely, and we give thanks to the Lord for that.

The family met up at my sister Christi's house in Florida. They had the perfect place for us all (of course, they may not agree seeing as how they were all kicked out of their beds :). It was the perfect time - except that the WHOLE family didn't get to be there. Maybe next year...

Here are a few highlights of our trip:

This is Brad & Hannah's youngest, Corbin

Aunt Christi borrowed some baby stuff from some people at church. Kathryn loved this bouncy seat!

Brad B., Brad P., and Nathan playing cards (while the women slave away in the kitchen, I'm sure :)

Christi, Mom, and Hannah "slaving" away in the kitchen.

PawPaw babysitting Cozy and Truman. Looks like somebody's about to get hurt!

Best Buds

This is Isaiah reading Cozy and Truman a story. I'm not sure what it was about, all I heard was, "... and I LOVE the Titans, I LOVE football..."

Before our meal, Dad told the story of the 10 lepers in Luke 17, and the importance of being thankful, whatever the cost. Tommy and Christi had invited a few extra people from church who didn't have family in town. One of the ladies was from Jamaica. She brought some rolled chicken called Jamaican Jerk. It was great!! One of the guys was in the Air Force and had just gotten back from overseas. He had some really interesting stories to tell. Mom questioned him all afternoon :).

(Notice Brad B. is missing from the table :)

Oh wait, here he is! With his very own Florence Nightingail. Brad hurt his back playing flag football earlier that morning - 2nd play of the game. He was laid up the rest of the weekend. Of course, he was still able to play PS2 :).

This is Nathan, after our meal, doing what we all wished we were doing... Tommy and Christi's boys can sleep through ANYTHING!!!

Josiah & Tommy

Kathryn with her Nana & PawPaw

Nana & Kathryn

The boys played Risk...

...while the girls worked on Christi's Christmas cards.

Dad and Nathan trying to explain the rules of Rummy. No? Oh, okay, Dad and Nathan trying to explain THEIR rules of Rummy. Who ended up winning? A tie between Dad and Nathan? :o)

"Oh, Mom, just 15 more minutes, PLEASE!!!"

Isaiah & Truman saying "doodbye"

Kathryn was excited to be going home. Too bad that excitement wore off after about 10 hours of being in the car.

Thanks to the Peeler's for a really great Thanksgiving!!! Is it too early to book for next year :)?

(The reason I posted SO MANY pictures is so the family could see. If there are any that you want copies of, just send me an email and let me know which ones. I will be ordering soon!)

Thursday, November 17, 2005


I just got a call from Obunge Abiye.


Yes, it was the wrong number, but come on! Who names their kid Obunge? Makes me think of bungee jumping. Now that sounds like fun!! Anyone ever been?

The only other interesting thing that happened to me today was that on my way back from meeting Brad for lunch, I saw gas for $1.92.

Needless to say, not much happening in the 'boro.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Recap from the Weekend...

Sorry it's so late! It's was a pretty busy weekend. Friday morning, Grandma Pettes brought a friend of hers, Berta, over to see the baby! She brought lots of surprises along with her, including my personal favorite - diapers!!! ;o) I never thought I'd be so excited to get those!!!

Brad had to work the better part of Saturday, so I scrapbooked all day. Then Rosemary and Berta stopped back through on Saturday night and Rosemary had gotten a new puppy!!!!! It is the cutest thing EVER!!! I am probably more excited than she is thinking that maybe this will put Brad off from wanting one for at least another year or two :o)...

Sunday we went to the Shumake's house for the afternoon! We left straight from church with Adam and Rosie, and Justin and Jessica met us there. Mary & Leroy had a huge meal ready for us! It was awesome!!! The boys threw the football around until they couldn't breath anymore (they're a little out of shape these days), then we played some indoor games. It was such a fun time! We made it back just in time for evening services, and we were worn out! (esp. Kathryn ;)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Boy do I feel stupid...

This is probably the funniest thing that's happened to me all day. (yes, I already know I need to get out more, but come on! I have a four month old!!) I was trying to log into a website and I got this message...

this page means that you tried to go somewhere that doesn't exist.

you'd think, with all of the places that DO exist, you would try to go to one of THOSE places instead of here (which, like I said, DOESN'T exist.)

but, it's not my job to ponder the philosophical nature of why (or how)someone could arrive at a place that does not exist.

it's only my job to take you there.

so, we're here.at that place you wanted to go to, that doesn't exist.seems kind of silly to me.

Now that's what I call a user friendly website!!

Fun Pix

I think she's been watching a little too much Cinderella.


This is so ridiculous. Kathryn is already obsessed with TV!!! Every Sunday afternoon, Brad likes to watch pro football. Kathryn will get in whatever position it takes to be able to watch. We will get her in the oddest positions to see if she can still watch. Lately she's learned she can just roll over and see better! Before then, this was one of her better poses...

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Every Sunday is a new adventure...

Our morning went something like this:

on our way to church...
MICAH: "Kathryn, you have got to eat more than that! You'll be starving again in an hour!"
BRAD: "You are feeding her too often. That is why she's so fat! You can't feed her again until 12:30!!!"
MICAH: "Are you going to take care of her when she's screaming because she's tired AND hungry?"
BRAD: "Sure!"
KATHRYN: "goo, goo, ooh"

during Bible class...
KATHRYN: (whining)
BRAD: "You had better take her out. She's getting too loud"
(The rest of the Bible class I stand in the back bouncing.)

during worship...
BRAD: "Here, I'll take her"
(Brad proceeds downstairs to try to get her to sleep. Screaming is heard in the background. Five minutes later, he walks back up the stairs with Kathyrn, awake.)
BRAD: (to Kathryn) "Do you want to go see Mommy?"
MICAH: "You're doing a fine job!"
(Continual crying is faintly heard from downstairs until five minutes before the worship service dismisses. Come to find out, she has finally gone to sleep. We wake her up to go home.)
PEOPLE AT CHURCH: "How's Miss Kathryn today?"
KATHRYN: (Huge grin)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Worth cleaning house for...

We had a large group over last night to eat and play games. We had a great time!! Four on a couch is a classic group game (mostly because the girls almost always win ;o). Catch Phrase? Well, that's another story...

Friday, November 04, 2005

Bounce Baby!!

One of my Mother-In-Law's good friends, Patty, and a friend of hers, stopped by today to see Kathryn! She has a grandson almost exactly the same age, so it was really fun seeing pictures of him. We're going to have to get them together sometime!

After they left, I got out Kathryn's jumper thingy that hangs from the door frame (not sure what they're really called :o). I don't know why, but it was just about the funniest thing to me. Is it just the mood I'm in, or is it really funny looking?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

More Look Alikes

This one is a little bit nicer than the last look alike I sent to you all :o)

Sudoku Puzzles...

Thanks to Tony, and the web link on a friend's blog, I am now addicted to these puzzles. (Please don't tell Brad... He thinks I'm doing laundry ;o). They are so fun! You should try them! Heidi- I especially think you will like them.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Mom or Dad???

People stop us in the grocery store to tell us how much our little girl looks like her daddy :o). Everyone at church is always wanting to see our baby pictures, so here they are... You be the judge! Dad's on the left, Mom on the right. Leave a comment and let us know who you think she looks like!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Trip to the Berthold's

We had such a fun time visiting Aunt Hannah & Uncle Brad this weekend. Kathryn had so much fun watching the kids play, and she and Corbin really hit it off! They will be best buds in a year or two :o). We got back just in time to take Kathryn to the doctor on Halloween. She was 24" 15lb 3oz. The doctor said she looked great! These are a few pictures of our trip...

Getting Started...

I know I just sent you all that link to Shutterfly, but then I thought this would be much easier for me to maintain. I will probably post pictures a couple of times a week and let you know what's going on. This is for you, Mom, since I never call :o). We'll talk soon.