Saturday, December 6, 2008


Tonight we hosted our youth group teens for a Christmas dinner. Afterwards they went to Patrick and Johanna's for dessert and a bonfire. They're a fun group!

My husband is a genius!

I am continually amazed and impressed by John's creativity and skill! He has a vision for our deck and it is coming together so beautifully!! Some of the railings are up already and I can't be any happier!

Is it December already?!

We celebrated Thanksgiving at our neighbors' home. Aunt Charlene and Uncle Tim drove down from Pennsylvania to spend the holiday with us! We had a blast having them here!

This was my Blackberry Cheesecake for Thanksgiving dinner....I forgot to take a picture before we dug in.


During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!