Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Missing People

No, I don't mean that people are missing and I don't know where they are. I mean that I am missing people right now. Those of you who know my husband know how important relationships are to him. Even though it's not quite the extent that it is with him, relationships are very important to me also. I HATE living far away from the people that I love! If I had it my way, everyone that I love would live within a couple of hours of me. I'm really missing my brother, sister-in-law, nephews and niece. I haven't seen them since June which is way too long. I'm missing my husband right now since he is out of town AGAIN. Hopefully this will be the last time for a while. I'm missing my good friend, Holly. It's been a year since I've seen her.

I'm also missing my mom a lot. This time of year always makes me miss her more. She loved Christmas and I have inherited that love from her. Christmas just isn't quite the same without her and without my brother and his family. I think there is a good lesson to learn in this. When I am with Holly, Chris and his family, or someone else who I don't get to see very often I treasure every minute that I'm with them because I know the time will go by quickly and it won't be long enough. Really, we should be that way with all of our relationships. We should treasure every minute that we have them because we really never know how much more time we have left. My blog is called LiveLoveLaugh because it is a good reminder for me. I need to live in the moment. I need to love with everything in me. I need to laugh more and worry/stress less. I encourage you to treasure the moments and express your love and appreciation more often. Time is precious and fleeting! There's no guarantee that we will get another chance.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Caleb - the Drummer

If you're reading this blog, you need to also read the previous two blogs. I decided to blog about each of the boys individually. Now it is Caleb's turn. Caleb is in the band again this year. He really enjoys percussion. He's also learning how to play the drum set from our new youth minister, Lane. He really loves that - partly because it's the drums but mostly because he loves spending time with Lane. He pretty much thinks that Lane walks on water. We are so glad that Lane and Kelli (and Canon) are here. We are enjoying getting to know them better and I love to hold Canon any chance I get. It's always nice to make some new friends.

Joshua - the Cub Scout

Joshua and his friend Joshua both got their Bobcat badges & got their faces painted.
Saluting and saying the pledge of allegiance at the pack meeting.

Joshua and Jacob had a pack meeting this last week. Joshua got to participate in the flag ceremony for the first time. He did a good job and enjoyed doing it. He got his face painted because he got his Bobcat badge. He also got to paint my nose with white paint. He really got a kick out of that. He got to do paper mache at a den meeting not too long ago. I had to help him because he didn't like how messy it was. He and Jacob have both been enjoying Scouts even though they haven't gotten to go camping yet - or do bb guns, archery, etc...

Jacob - the soccer player

Ok, it's been a while since I blogged so I'm going to pull a "Kenneth" and blog several times in one day. I decided to blog about each of the boys separately. I'll start off with Jacob. He had his last soccer game yesterday. I had a wedding shower to go to so I missed the game. The weather was not pleasant for a soccer game - cold and very windy. Jacob has really enjoyed this season and has learned a lot thanks to his awesome coach. He will stay with the same team in the spring and one of his good friends from school will hopefully be joining the team also. We have a little break from sports and then Jacob and Joshua will start basketball practices in December and games will start in January.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Well, we picked Kenneth up at the airport (so glad to have him home), went home to eat supper and then got the boys ready for trick-or-treating. They decided they wanted to be video game characters this year. Jacob was Mario, Caleb was Luigi and Joshua was Wario. My mother-in-law was nice enough to make the hats for me. Joshua wanted his mustache drawn on since Wario has a zig-zag mustache. Jacob and Caleb wore stick-on mustaches (much easier to take off). We just went up and down our street. The boys had fun and got lots of candy (just what they need). We already had a bunch of candy from the parade we went to in Independence the Saturday before Halloween. So, we have enough candy to last us a whole year. Now we get the challenge of pacing the boys and limiting how much they eat each day.