Monday, October 15, 2012

A whole lot of everything

We have not been good bloggers lately and for good reasons.

For the past few weeks James has spent pretty much every night working on essays for grad school applications. Lucky me, as his wife, I get to help. James, of course, does most of the work. I just swoop in after the first drafts are done and we work together to revise and polish them.  Last week there was a night we stayed up until four in the morning! When I set an alarm for James it said he had 1 hour and 35 minutes to sleep. Sick! I was fortunate to get about an hour and a half more than him. Wednesday his last application will be submitted! Just in time too, the guy is starting to look like a zombie...

Another reason was we had more car drama. Story of our life. Our car hydroplaned on the freeway in heavy traffic during James' commute to work. Thankfully nobody was hurt. That was not the case for our trusty explorer. Our car was totaled. I have to mention this car wreck was just one day before James had to fly out to New Hampshire too! I was almost stuck home for two days with two kids and no car!

It all turned out to be ok. God always blesses us even when we don't see a way. We ended up finding a great new car for our family- a 2008 Ford Edge. I highly recommend this car. It is so roomy, gets way better gas mileage than our explorer, and it's pretty:) It has no problem fitting my double jog stroller in the back too!

Exhibit A...

Rach and Sean came into town this last weekend and made our weekend fun. Friday we went to the Mitchell's with the Quigley's and the Finch's. So glad Crystal is friends with all of our family! The kids had a blast playing together. It was really fun to see cousin Charlie. The little guy is so fun to play with. I wish my boys had cousins close to play with more often. Someday.

Saturday night Joanie and Bruce hosted a fun Halloween Party. James and I went all out (for us anyway)... we dressed up as a zombie bride and groom. I am proud to say my wedding dress is way too big, but I can still fit into my prom dress I got when I was 16! (Just threw on an undertee and it looked close enough to a wedding dress). Anyways, if you know my sister, Rachel, you know she loves LIVES to tease me. I was nervous all day. I just knew she told us it was a dress up party and we would show up and be the only ones in costume. Thankfully, this was not the case! It was such a fun party and everyone dressed up!

Here are Big Luigi and Little Mario...

Sean is rockin' some size 20 Women's Capri's! Rach claims they were the only ones in the thrift store, but we all know her better;)

I wish I had a picture of everyone, but as always our kids were too crazy for us to watch and photograph it all. Rach did rock her pregnant batman costume though!

Joanie and Bruce, or "Broanie and Juice" as Koby calls them, had several fun activities and games for us. The boys loved it.

We turned each other into mummies...

We ate donuts...

Sean and James kept getting a little too close for comfort.

We bobbed for apples...well maybe just reached in and grabbed one.

As well as many other fun activities. Thanks for the invite to a great party Quigley's!

James had to go straight home and do essays all night, so Amy and I went out for a girl night. I am glad I have such a sweet friend who was ok taking out a zombie. I did not have time to go home and clean up...we got a lot of stares.

1 comment:

Amy Smith said...

This is great! I was lucky to take a zombie out---I kind of have a thing for zombies :) Ask Cole! I'm going to miss you