Saturday, November 24, 2012

Something To Be Thankful For

We have had a lovely Thanksgiving week! As some of you know, we have been busy sewing pilgrim and indian costumes for Thanksgiving day and after three hectic but beneficial days of cutting, pinning and sewing we finally finished our costumes. I have to commend Mikaela for her hard work and perseverance. She was extremely cheerful and made the hours pass quickly. :)
Here is a picture of us kids in our outfits. I thought the younger kids were soooo cute!!! I am so thankful to my Mom for giving Mikaela and I the time to sew.
Another blessing God blessed us with this Thanksgiving was our cousins from Pennsylvania who came to visit! They have two children and we had such a blast playing with them!!!
Thanksgiving day we played football and some board games but we mostly talked and caught up on the past few years of events. We also had some friends who live behind us come over for Thanksgiving dinner. Grandma made a DELICIOUS Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans and lots more.
Friday we decided to go shopping with our cousins since a couple things were on sale that we wanted.  We were able to buy a bunch of wonderful winter clothes and I was able to buy some much wanted boots.
Today our cousins left around 3:00 pm but before they left they came to our house and visited. We decided to take a golf cart ride but by the time we got back around to our house everyone was freezing so we went inside! Then Mikaela and my cousin went upstairs to our library and talked about history for a half an hour. After that we went to our Grandmas for lunch and Mikaela my cousin and I played a history question game where someone thinks of a person in history and we have to guess who it is with yes and no questions. We had some pretty hard people to guess.....Mikaela chose George Clark (William Clark who went with Meriwether Lewis to explore America. George Clark was his brother), My cousin chose John Hancock and I chose Joe McCarthy.
I would love to tell you all more about all the fun we had but it would take me forever to type it all out so I will add some pictures to show some of the fun times we all had. 

 Me Cooking
  Football strategizing!
 Justice and Mr. Fields having a good laugh! :) 
 Hard working grandma
 My cousin trying to get in the photo
 Liberty and Mrs. Fields snuggling together
 My Mom and Mrs. Fields
 Mikaela telling her infamous "Getting sucked up in the air vent" story
 Shot Ya!
 Our family picture
 Family tradition...Always have to have the funny photo! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome Fall!

Wow! I cannot believe that it is November already! This year has flown by in no time at all it seems. I got the idea for the picture above by a friend of mine. Fall is so beautiful. The mountains are covered in a blanket of colors and the winds of winter are already in the air. We have the heaters started up and have been chopping wood for the fireplace at our house. My favorite thing about this weather is how nice it is to be all snuggled up in our house, sitting in our living room drinking hot chocolate and talking together. My least favorite thing about this weather is getting into the car when it is in the mid 50's outside. :( Brrrrr!!!! One thing I have noticed as the years go by is how God loves change. (No. Not Obama's kind of "change") Everywhere we go we can see the beautiful variety of Gods creation. Psalms 40:5 says: "Many, O Yahweh my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare." May Gods grace and majesty follow you wherever you go. Blessings!

Evangela and Liberty