Friday, October 31, 2008


I have been tagged- Thanks Robin. I considered pretending that I didn't know because I am so boring and still have no idea what I am going to say. But I have to come up with 7 random things about myself and then tag others. So, here it goes:

1. I am totally in love with my family. Seriously, I would rather be with them than anywhere else. Of course my husband and children, but also parents, grandparents,aunts, uncles and cousins. We have been to Disney World , on a Disney Cruise, camping, and so much more together, and I love it.
2. I am really shy and do not like that about myself. I wish I could make friends easier and think of all the right things to say at the right times!
3. I love flip flops. I hate shoes and socks. I wait until I can't take it anymore to wear them. I have worn flip flops all week and it has been in the 50's!
4.I am kinda a neat freak. Four children have broken me of alot of it though. I do not leave the house with unmade beds, dirty dishes or toys on the floor. It unnerves me because I know that when I walk back into the house I know I am going to have enough to do!
5.Lets see, how do I put this without sounding wierd, I am scared for anyone in my family to die. My father and brother have passed away and I don't want to experience that hurt again. I know, I will. My heart is filled with so much love for my family and friends, that it makes me cry if I let myself think about it.
6.I love shopping. SOOOOOO much. I am currently praying about this, and I need to go back to work bad.
7.I am the loser mom who does not know how to have an inside dog. My children would love one, and I will not tell you how many dogs we have "tried out" and then had to find a home for. I am embarrassed, but I do not know how to do it. We go so much and they go to the bathroom on the floor, which I just can't take. I keep saying , one day, but I just don't know!

I am tagging Erin, Dawn, and Cyndi.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Day at the Pumpkin Patch

I really like this picture because you wouldn't catch Rion posing with Sophie or Pressley, but he will for Cate!

This is my favorite picture! Cate's first visit to a pumpkin patch!

Saturday was a beautiful fall feeling day so we went to the pumpkin patch. Also I wanted to get some pictures of Cate in her new Halloween dress! We rode on the haunted hayride, went through the corn maize, went gem mining, and ate pumpkin ice cream. It really was fun. It wasn't that long since I posted last, and not much new is going on. Cate is doing great. We have our 3 year old moments, but, well... she is 3! This may be an awful thing to say, and I enjoy every minute that Cate is awake, but I love it when she is sound asleep in bed. She is soooo busy!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We have been home two weeks today. Cate is adjusting great, and we are happy to be a family of six. Cate LOVES her sister and brothers! She loves her daddy although she hasn't been able to spend a lot of time with him yet since this is his busy time on the farm. We are looking forward to having Daddy around more. Life has been very busy here-school, baseball, football,and dance. And then adding a busy 3 year old to the mix! Cate has been a blessing to our family and we are very thankful that God placed her with us. We have lots to learn from one another and every day certainly is not a bowl of cherries! But Cate is more than we ever could have hoped for and we are truly thankful. I was amazed at how many people read our blog while we were in China and have asked about Cate. Computer time isn't what it used to be, but I will update whenever I can!