Friday, October 31, 2008


Madison went to school in her custom so they could go to the school wide parade. The parade was alright. We sat in the sun for an hour and it was hot. I don't know what the temperture was in the morning but I know later in the day it was 86, too hot for October. When we got back to class the teacher had little station set up for the kids to do different crafts. It was an interesting day since they had subistute teachers because the teachers had to go to a meeting. I think all the kids enjoyed the day.

After school we went out to eat, hit the mall (mainly for Build A Bear), and headed home to get the stuff we needed to bring to church. We went to church early to help set up. I helped set up while Madison enjoyed herself in the jump house., she spend most of the night in the jump houses. One of her friends from school came so Madison, Jacob, his brother and a little boy from church hung out for the whole night. I enjoy talking with Jacob's mom and a few ladies from church. I was a fun night. We were at church unitl a little after nine. So Madison played in the jump houses for about four, four and a half hours. Needless to say, she was tired. We got home and she had a melt down because she had to wash the face paint off. We finally were in bed and the phone rang. DADDY! We talked to daddy and we were off to sleep. (Just in case you are looking for a picture of Maddie in her costum at church you will not find it she refused to wear it. Then about ten minutes before we left she put it on for like two minutes.)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Antlers and goggles?


There is hardly ever a complete silence in our soul. God is whispering to us wellnigh (almost) incessantly. Whenever the sounds of the world die out in the soul, or sink low, then we hear these whisperings of God. He is always whispering to us, only we don not always hear, because of the noise, hurry, and distratction which life causes as it rushes on.


Monday, October 20, 2008

My Girl

We love this book!

I seen this at Barnes and Noble and had to buy it! I love Mary Engelbreit and the pictures in this book are amazing. We read it in two days! Madison's favorite story is Puss In Boots.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Craving Pumpkins

We craved our pumpkins today. I'm hoping they don't rot before Halloween! Here are the finished products. Madison was in charge of what the pumpkins would look like; the daddy pumpkin is a vampire, the mommy pumpkin is a queen, and the Maddie pumpkin is a puppy.
Madison's first time feeling pumkin guts and remembering it! Ewe.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Day Trip

Madison and I went for a day trip to Temecula. We shopped the stores in Old Town, we didn't visit all the stores I wanted to hit but we still had fun. I have been wanting to go to Temecula since we moved here because I heard they had really nice antique shops. They do! So we shopped for a few hours, ate lunch at a little cafe and then headed to Peltzer Farms at three.
The farm was nice, the best place was that it fell like we were in the country even though we were only miles from home. While we were there we went on a train ride, petting animals in the petting zoo and Madison rode the ponies. The pony ride was the highlight of Madison fall break. I think she rode the ponies three times. She is in love with horses and while I don't share the same feeling about horses I try find any chance I can to get her to horses. She lights up, comes alive and I love seeing her like that. I'm hoping that somewhere down the road an opportunity for her to be around horses comes along. Anyhow the farm was really fun. We left with three pumpkins, one for each member of our family. Mommy and Maddie days remind me our how much I love being is Madison's company.

Talking to the goat, "sorry but I'm outta food."

I just love her expression is this picture.....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's raining!


It's raining! I know it probably seems funny for me to be writing because it's raining but I love rain. It doesn't rain here much and everytime it does I get so excited. Even when it's only for a minute but it's better the longer it rains for me. You will not hear me singing, "rain, rain go away come again another day," at least while we are in California.

Fall, where are you?

It's October 4th and it finally has cool off a little here. Will is stay this way? I hope so but I'am doubtful. I needed some fall inspiration so I found some pictures on