Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood

Miranda and her friend, Lindsay, decided to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood tonight for Halloween. Miranda dressed as "Hannah Montana" and Lindsay dressed as her best friend "Lola". One of our neighbors decorated her yard and wore a costume for the evening, and another neighbor created a "Haunted Trail" in their backyard. While Miranda, Lindsay, and I were out in the neighborhood, Margaret, our friend Patti, and her dog Chloe handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters who came by our house. In the photos, you'll see Miranda and Lindsay as "Hannah Montana" and "Lola", some of our neighbors, some of the trick-or-treaters, some of the Jack O'Lanterns around the neighborhood, the "Haunted Trail", and Chloe. Enjoy!

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Jack O'Lantern

Our friend Kate described their fun carving pumpkins this weekend with some friends. Not to be outdone, we went to the "pumpkin patch" this afternoon to pick out our own pumpkin. Miranda decided that she wanted to design the face, clean out the pumpkin, and carve it herself. She did most of the work, though I helped a little with the design and the carving. I think the Jack O'Lantern turned out great, and we're proud of Miranda for working so hard on it. Enjoy the pictures!

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday Ups and Downs

Good news! It has been raining here for the last few days! We need rain very badly, so we are very grateful to God for this rain. I think this area is currently in a rain deficit of almost 20 inches. As the weatherman - I mean, meteorologist - said, the rain from the last few days didn't erase the deficit - as if we wanted 20 inches of rain in 3 days - but, the rain we got was definitely needed!

Bad news! Because of the rain, Jeremy's last football game was cancelled. He had a great time playing football. Jeremy has wanted to play football for as long as we can remember. He listened to the coaches and learned alot. He played both offense and defense, started every game he played, and is looking forward to playing again next year. We have a team party next week.

Good news! Miranda and her friend Lindsay took part in a young entrepreneurs craft sale this morning. They made some pot holders and greeting cards and sold them at the craft sale. They are using all of their proceeds to help some friends go on a mission trip to Thailand. I hope to post some pictures from the craft sale later.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Black Belt!

After 3 1/2 years of studying Tae Kwon Do, Jeremy has earned his black belt! He tested last week, and was awarded his black belt, along with two other students, in a ceremony today. He was also given a new uniform. Enjoy the pictures!

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