Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Henry rides large animals

Henry now goes by "Cowboy."

Finally, a new post

I know people have been getting a little tired of "Wedding in the Woodlands," so now I'd like to share some pictures from our Thanksgiving Holiday. Adam's brother Joseph and his wife Emily came into town from Michigan. Henry and Caroline especially had a great time with their aunt and uncle. Highlights from their trip included seeing the longhorns and Santa at the Fort Worth Stockyards, seeing the 1.2 million Christmas lights at the Gaylord Texan, and "Enchanted" trip to the movies (we all loved it!), Henry going 3-0 against Joseph in Madden '07 on Game Cube, and what turned out to be a cutthroat game of Four Square (yes, the game from kindergarten...its really fun to play as an adult). It was great to have some family in town for the Thanksgiving holiday.

My favorite things this Thanksgiving:

1-The children referring to our guests as "the uncles."

2-Adam's absolute determination to plan "two" fun activities a day.


4-An "easy going" baby to balance out a "not so easy" big sister.

5-Getting to know my new Sister-in-law, Emily. She's great!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wedding in The Woodlands

This past weekend we attended our 4th wedding of the year. My cousin Dante married his long time girl friend Lauren.

My parents flew in from Utah and we drove down to The Woodlands to attend the festivities. We enjoyed the company of my cousin Josh and his wife Emily. Henry was a little bummed that he wasn't going to be the ring bearer, but we explained that he was pretty lucky to even have the chance to be a ring bearer once.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I came home to this. Grandma was babysitting. The truth is no one is ever prepared for what a three year-old can do. Notice her knee, she was using scissors to make her own cutoffs. And my quilt is now at the dry cleaners. We love you Caroline!

Close to Home

The other day, after I dropped Caroline off at her dance class, I stood in front of my car and visited with the other mothers. Looking past one of them I noticed two men dressed in full military uniform. They looked as if they were on official business. They were walking into an apartment complex, looking for an apartment. It reminded me of something I'd seen in a movie. My heart softened as I realized what their visit might mean. I thought of the person they were trying to find and what they might be telling them. It was the first time I have felt the impact of the war. It is so distant from my life. I feel blessed and selfish at the same time. What have I done for my country ? We have so much. I am ever grateful for the sacrifices made by the brave young men and women who are serving our country. Thank you.