I strive for this verse:

"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:28-30

Thursday, October 13, 2011


We will officially be homeowners once again Dec 30th! I can't remember if I mentioned before or not, but we will be moving in January to Fort Eustis, VA, which is only an hour from where we are right now. Since it was so close we decided to drive down and meet with a real estate agent to buy a home with the intentions of renting it out when we move in about two years. So after looking at some houses, we found one that is in a great neighborhood, on a cul de sac, has a big backyard with a wooden playset built, and close to Fort Eustis! The kids are thrilled and have been asking for a dog now! However, after discussing it further, we think it would be difficult moving in the future with a dog. So, Frank and I decided that most likely we will allow the kids to get a lizard instead :) I know it isn't as fun as a dog, but what boy doesn't like reptiles?!! I mentioned this to the boys and told them they can put the lizard in their rooms....and they were so excited! Anyhow, the contract has been signed and we got a pretty good interest wait, but will be waiting for 11 weeks to close on the home and get the keys. It is funny how our closing date is the day after baby "E" is due. I think I will be giving Frank power of attorney in case I don't make it to closing with a new baby....if the baby comes early :)

Josiah's surgery

A week ago today, Josiah had surgery and had his tonsils and adnoids removed. The doctor who suggested this surgery thinks that it will help his speech improve along with his breathing. Currently Josiah takes meds daily to help with his nasal passage to open and breath better, but honestly they haven't helped much and he has just become accustomed to not being able to breath much from his nose. He has been healing well over the past week and enjoyed a Dairy Queen gift card from his grandparents! He will see the doctor next week for a follow-up appointment and time will tell if it improves his breathing in the end. I think he was sad he had to miss out a week of soccer but he will be back to it in no time!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Pictures 2011 (first attempt)

I took the kids to a nearby park the other day for an attempt at getting some fall pictures of them together. As expected, getting 4 kids to have natural smiles, not blinking, and looking at the camera all at the same time is not easy! Nevertheless, I got some good pictures of my sweet, beautiful kiddos! We will attempt this again on a weekend with daddy for some family pictures.

Warning: there are many pictures to look at so keep on scrolling and hitting older posts until you view them all :)