Thursday, November 27, 2014

Before Thanksgiving!

I type this as I sit waiting in Salt Lake City with Andy's family (Janet's sisters and cousins and people everywhere) for our bacon-covered turkey to get done and thought I better get caught up before December hits.  We have been busy (as usual) this Fall...watching the World Series (hence the baseball pizzas), building things at Home Depot, 2 weekends of camping, and enjoying a perfect Kansas fall.
 The first Saturday of the month on Home Depot is a kids workshop.  We LOVE these days.  This day we made pallet coasters.  Both girls are quite impressive with a hammer....and a paintbrush. 
We went on our first camping trip with just our family.  It was fun to be together and are so thankful the girls love nature as much as we do.  The following weekend we went with friends (which is also enjoyable)!  We love camping in October because the weather is perfect!
 The girls putting on Frozen concert.
 Andy was ecstatic to finally be able to introduce the game of golf to the girls.  We took them to a driving range and Hadley is already a pro (and by pro I mean she can sometimes hit the ball).  It's a work in progress which Andy is very excited for.
 And Joni tried it for a bit and then was content to pick and play with flowers.  Love our girls and their different personalities.
Pumpkin time!
 This year the girls changed things up and painted AND carved their pumpkins.  
Joni's was a fairy house.  
And Hadley wanted a cross on a hill.  
And just like 2/3 of the rest of the world, we were Frozen characters for Halloween.  Joni is retro Anna...
 Hadley is Elsa...
And we were Sven and Olaf.
"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."

Our first annual Reformation Party was a hit too!  We played hammer the Thesis on the door and made a craft too.  We are excited to continue the tradition.
And another fun project for our house when I learn just how handy my handy man is...with the help of Kemper, they transformed our fireplace (which has been on the list since we moved in).
Happy Thanksgiving!  Love to you all!