Archive for October, 2013


She has become fascinated with knee socks. We are loving the look today!

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Ben and Ainsley are hiding on the stairs hoping to antagonize their sister and all of her friends that had come to spend the night for Madie’s birthday party.

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Don’t they look stylin’? They all visited the optometrist that I work for. They were threatened within an inch of their life to behave. They were awesome and they all got cool shades to wear.

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Gordon’s mom had to work so I got to go to “Muffins with Mom” at Gordon’s school. It was fun! G got a chocolate chip muffin and I got coffee with pumpkin spice creamer. It was an awesome morning.

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Little volunteers



These two worked really hard packing and counting all of the shoes that were donated to Soles4souls at church. Ainsley needed to do community service for her 3rd grade class. We volunteer all the time as a family but we had no activities planned for the time period of this assignment. So fortunately the church needed help packing shoes.

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Quote of the Day

Ben says this weekend after having his friend from school come and spend the night, “No one has ever asked me to spend the night at their house.  J—– says his mom is over protective and is worried about having me come and spend the night.  She’s afraid that that I’ll get sick while I’m at his house and she won’t know what to do.”

“Well, Ben, she doesn’t know you very well.  When you explain your health to someone, it sounds really scary.  But once they get to know you, they realize that it just sounds scarier than it is. One day, you will get to spend the night at a friend’s house.  Until then, we will just keep asking everyone to spend the night at your house.”

But it broke my heart.  He has spent the night away from home, but always with family or for a church activity.  Never for that normal right of passage for every 10 year old boy . . . to spend the night at a friend’s house.

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