Thursday, November 15, 2012


The last two weeks Jeff has taken the kids hunting. He took Livy last week and she lasted about an hour. This week was Josh's turn and he stayed out the whole time. He had so much fun and saw a lot of deer. When they first got to the woods they saw several doe in the field. Jeff  was on one side of the truck getting himself ready and when he turned around to get Josh ready he wasn't there. He found him out in the field chasing the does. When they were in their spot a couple of nice doe came back into the field. Jeff started calling her in then Josh thought he should start trying to call her in also. Let's just say the doe didn't care for Josh's call and ran off.  They didn't bring one home (I wonder why), but the time they spent together is most important. Now it's mom's turn to go!

I can't wait until I can start bringing my bow like dad.

I like spending time with my dad.

Nate didn't understand that he was to young to go hunting.  Instead, with daddy's help, he went out back to shoot his Halloween pumpkin.

Monday, November 12, 2012


In flip flops and steak on the grill yesterday. Boots and veggie soup today. Only in Indiana!

Catching the first snowflakes of the season. They were out at 8:30 this morning to enjoy the falling flakes. But it ended quickly as they became cold were ready to warm up with some hot chocolate. I don't think we were really ready for the cold after a beautiful weekend.

Ready, Aim, Fire! They were able to gather enough snow off the table to each make a snowball.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Eucharisteo means thanksgiving. Last month I read the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Other than the Bible, this book has transformed my thinking and living. One Thousand's a challenge then it becomes your way of thinking sinking into the attitude of everyday. To give thanks to God for everything in your life, no matter the circumstance. To take time and realize when there is a gift right in front of you and embracing it. To pursue this life to the fullest and enjoying the moment. To slow down, and give thanks because,
" Eucharisteo always precedes the miracle."

I started my list of One Thousand Gift on October 20th. Today I listed my 100th gift. Everyday the scales are being peeled away from my eyes to see the smallest gifts He has given me.  Moments that I have always taken for granted are now being seen in a new and thankful light...a light of eucharisteo. Gifts that He has given me to capture and hold onto because this life goes to fast not to savor every single gift He has lavishly given a sinner like me. I, we, must take time to be still, enjoy and capture the smallest of these gifts. Above all we must  be thankful to the one who has given them to us.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Go Broncos!

The tickets I got Jeff for our anniversary were for yesterday's game. He was so excited to be there that I hope he will be able to go to more games in the future.  He took me to IKEA before the game and that is like taking a kid to the toy store. I love that store.  No matter what we did,  it was nice to have the whole day ourselves and to enjoy each others company. The Broncos winning just made the day a little bit sweeter. We couldn't have had such a wonderful day however, without the help of Grandma, Grammy and Andrea. Thank you all for watching our kiddos for us.

I think I did pretty good on picking out our seats. Hubby was impressed.