Saturday, October 31, 2009
The Princess & The Frog
Such adorable Trick or Treaters...I think Belle was a little frightened of the Ninja & Ironman
It was sooooo cold, but the kids were troopers.
Poor Belle will probably have nightmares about some of the scary adult costumes. Any time she saw something frightening, she'd tell Aron, "Don't look, Daddy. Don't look!" All the while she couldn't take her eyes off of them.
Enjoying their spoils...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Later in the day she informed me that she didn't want to go to dance class today. I inquired as to why because she loves everything dance. "I just want to sit and sip my coffee," she replied.
Monday, October 19, 2009
But like the aged champ, the photos on the walls were not in the best condition. The pictures were covered with white streaks - bird droppings. Ali looked into the rafters of the barn at the pigeons who now made their home in his gym. Then Ali did something significant. Perhaps it was a gesture of closure, or just maybe a statement of despair. Ali went over to a row of pictures and turned each photo, one by one, towards the wall. He walked to the door, looked out over the countryside and mumbled, "I had the world," he said, "and it wasn't nothin'. Look now."
Muhammad Ali accomplished great things through incredible physical training and skill. He was truly "The Greatest" boxer in the world. And yet, because his accomplishments were not motivated, implemented, or ending in love, their glory and consequence lasted a very short time, so that even Ali himself declared their hollow significance.
On the other hand, when love is our motivation, implementation, and destination, even our smallest actions can have immense significance that endures through the ages. As Mother Teresa once said, "Small things, done in great love, bring joy and peace. We can do no great things on this earth, only small things with great love." She would know. She did things ANY of us could do. Feed someone who's hungry. Listen to someone who's troubled. Hold someone who's hurting. And because these were motivated, implemented, and ending in love, their significance will echo into eternity.
Without love we are nothing. Love is essential.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
sweet babyJ once we returned home
my boys...they are quite a handsome pair.
judah watches aron so intensely. i cannot think of a better one for him to watch as he learns what it means to be a man...
And here's a little collection of judah's songs of late & big sis interacting with him for the fam. Please ignore my voice...saying the same things over & over. I need to figure out new coo's; I'm sure judah is tired of them as well!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Ummmm, I have never tasted donuts like these. They were still warm & oh so delicious.
It was also gameday...OSU played at 3:30, and Aron was so excited to wear his new hat his dad gave him in prep for the big game. We now have an HD receiver...the best $30 we've spent in awhile. We get about 10 channels in HD for free...which means we get to watch football again!!
Belle LOVED the wagon ride out to the middle of the orchard.
After she took a taste of an apple, she said "Um, um, um. Tasty and so juicy."
And she insisted on wear this outfit to pick apples. I couldn't convince her otherwise.
Love this picture...for some reason it reminds me of the days when aron would take me to his grandparents farm.
The Jonathon Golds were by far our favorite.
Isabelle wanted to ride the ponies, but as usual, neither Aron or I had any cash on us. But then...Aron remembered he had tucked away the birthday money Great Grandma Howard had sent for Belle. Grandma saved the day!
Belle riding trigger.
Her expression says it all.
One more reason we LOVE, love fall!