Gobble, Gobble!

November 26th, 2009


We wish a Blessed and Thankful Holiday to everyone!


On this, my favorite of all holidays, I am thankful for my God, my country, my family, my friends, my job (being wife and mom), and my hope for eternity.  My list goes on and on . . . I feel truly blessed.


I always enjoyed doing holiday projects with my students, and now Miah is at an age to enjoy them as well.


Especially when they involve chocolate frosting.


Since we’re vegetarians, we’ll make our turkeys out of paper and leaves, or better yet, cookies and candy.


Then we can lick our fingers when we’re done.


Happy Thanksgiving!



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Snip, snip!

November 24th, 2009


A couple weeks ago Miah saw me trimming my bangs.  She decided that would be a fun thing to do, too!  Luckily I caught her after the first snip.  And thankfully she has thick hair, so the gap covers up easily.  When I began parenting, I had no idea just how much my child would try to emulate me.  In one way it’s gratifying (I know it won’t last long), and in another it’s frightening.  I hear my own words and see my own actions played out again and again by a three-year-old.  She definitely keeps me on my knees!

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Prov. 22:6


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“Sumthin must have ate ‘em!”

November 19th, 2009


Another incident to humble me and humor me.  I have a special calendar, a gift from a student a few years ago, with wooden numbers for the days that you change around each month.  I knew that Miah had been playing with it, and when I finally got around to putting it back in order, I found thought that two numbers were missing.  When questioned about the missing numbers, Miah’s immediate response was, “They must have gone down the heater!” So we looked under the vent, but they had evidently slid down the tube into oblivion.  (We did find something else there, though, that Miah had previously slid between the slots.)  We had a little talk.  One must be careful here; I wanted to show my disappointment, yet I didn’t want to be too harsh (it’s not like she was being naughty, I don’t think we’d ever told her not to put anything down the heater vents).  Miah is quite sensitive, and discussions like this can easily bring tears.  This time they did not, and I explained not to ever again put anything down the vents.  (By the way, please do not mention this to Miah.  I don’t want to draw attention to an incident and possibly encourage it to happen again.) When we looked under the vent cover, she said, “Sumthin must have ate ‘em!” So I asked her what? and she replied, “Bugs!” And I said something about, no, they had gone down into the ducts.  She retorted, “We better go to the pond and get them out of the ducks’ mouths!” So I explained that these were ducts, like tunnels under the floor, not “animal ducks”.  She informed me that Daddy would be able to get them back out.  Well, a couple days later, upon closer inspection, I realized that there were no calendar days missing, they were just hiding.  Can you find them all?

The Love of my life!

November 15th, 2009

IMG_6220Love you two,


Happy Veteran’s Day

November 11th, 2009

UPDATE:  See Miah in a video via this link at The Wenatchee World newspaper website. (We were singing “Yankee Doodle” with the band.)

veterans day

We attended Miah’s first parade today.  We saw cousin Nathaniel leading the Pathfinder group in their marching.  But Miah’s favorite part was the HS marching band blowing their horns and playing their drums.  She also liked all the flags.

Thank you to all our Veterans, past, present, and future, for making this the greatest country in the world.  God Bless America!

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