So these sections are out of order but they all "fall" under the same theme so we are rolling with it.
"At the time, few would have suspected that the sound of a hammer striking the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, would soon be heard around the world and lead ultimately to the greatest transformation of Western society since the apostles first preached the Gospel throughout the Roman empire. Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the church door on October 31, 1517, provoked a debate that culminated finally in what we now call the Protestant Reformation."
Before we headed out the door to go trick-or-treating at the Court House, Andy printed off some "theses" for the girls...
and they nailed them to their door like Martin Luther. We took a video which you can find here if you want to watch it. Pretty cute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egXr7HsHoAc&feature=plcp
Uncle Ben sent us these costumes all the way from Hawaii (when he was there). Cutest hula girls out there, turtlenecks and jeans and all!
We killed two birds with one stone and while I voted, the girls loaded up on the candy :)
Believe it or not, Hadley was worn out only a little bit after we started. Nothing a few bite-sized Milky Ways couldn't fix.
Every Wednesday we go to story-time at the library. This week though, instead of story-time, the library lady met us at the Court House and took us around to all the offices where we were met with buckets full of goodies. Hula girls and superheros :)
Our sister church had a Fall Festival that we helped out with. By "helped" I mean, I sat at my Duck Pond booth and the girls ran around (with Andy) and played all the games and ate all the candy and did all the crafts and rode all the horses and had the time of their lives :)
Some of our youth girls ran the hair-spray booth. Let's just say they enjoyed themselves.
They had a little devotional time too.
A few weeks back we carved some pumpkins. Every year the girls get a little better about the fact that carving pumpkins is messy business. They get more and more willing to do the dirty work. In fact, Hadley was convinced she could do the whole thing herself, cutting and all. We still helped :)
My mom and Andy have a little competition going to make Hadley's favorite animal a cat (my mom) or a dog (Andy). We realize those are not the only choices but Hadley does go back and forth between the two. So when we asked what she wanted on her pumpkin, she said a kitty. KITTY-1 PUPPY-0 Joni is still in the "I-could-care-less-just-put-the-fire-in-it" stage and so we made her some fish.
And for the first time in 7 years, we have a front porch to put our pumpkins on. And so...we did :)
Love to you all!