Between Joel traveling, me working and PTO stuff, life has been pretty busy these days. A lot has been going on, but not a lot has been going on. Ya know?! It’s just living daily life – nothing really to write home about. Busy, but good.
My last post was about fall and here we are in almost winter. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is later this week and Christmas is a month away. I really need to step it up and get moving on shopping!
Just a few things worth mentioning…..
Halloween. The boys dressed up as a Clone Trooper from Star Wars (can you guess who that was?!) and a Black Ninja. We met friends and walked around collecting candy. The best thing about my kids is that they get tired out quickly from running house to house like a maniac that we quit trick or treating early. They have as much fun trick or treating as they do handing out candy.
We pooled our candy together with two other homes in a common area and had an impromptu “block” party. Two fire bowls and homemade appetizers.
Even Joel dressed up. He was the Stay Puff man from Ghostbusters. The suit had a small cell phone sized case with a fan that made the costume puff up. It was funny watching him walk in it. He was so large, he didn’t know how to walk around people or sit down.
What a fun night!
Cub Scouts. Our den goes on a field trips for some of our den meetings. Last year we went to the fire station. This year, we went to the local police station. The boys learned about safety in and around town and in their neighborhood. They got a chance to look around a police car. The parents were hoping we could get a picture of the boys behind bars, but unfortunately (or fortunately) we don’t have a jail at our local police station. They take the offenders to Leesburg. We only have 13 police officers in our small town and the biggest crime is vandalism. I’m not complaining!
New Car. Mama got a new car! My old van was none years old, the driver’s door was broken, the kids doors were broken, the DVD player was broken and I needed four new tires……and possibly brakes. After researching and learning that my car was only worth a small amount and that repairs were half the cost of the car, we decided to get a new one. We bought a Honda Odyssey minivan. I am in love! I wanted a white one with tan interior and Joel searched and searched until he found one.
Sorry for the lack of pictures. I haven't had time to lug around the big camera to get good pictures.