Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My house smells so gooooood. . . . .

Every Thanksgiving I try to do something for the kid's teachers. I made pumpkin bread a few years ago and thought I would try that again this year. I asked John for a list of people at school that he would like me to make extra loaves for. Before it was done I needed 15 loaves of bread. I can bake 4 at a time so I ended up with 16 mini loaves. Mmmmm the house smelled so good. I started about 8am on Tuesday morning and finished decorating the loaves about 6pm. It was a long day, but totally worth it. John told me I was working way too hard when he saw me stringing the beads on the raffia, but I think he enjoyed passing them out. Being thankful and being gracious is so important to me. I hope I let the people around me know how much I appreciate them and what they do for us. The Obermeiers have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Sweet Saylor

My poor, sweet, Saylor. She just hates these long boring days when the kids are at school. They are so horribly mean to her. They close their bedroom doors every day when they leave. For some reason the kids (Kennedy especially) doesn't appreciate the fact that Saylor loving gnaws on their toys. We've sent one biddy baby to the American Girl Doll Hospital for limb replacement. The kids don't understand it is out of pure love and contentment that she burrows down in their stuffed animals for a 9 hour nap (we should have named her ET). They don't understand that a dirty sock is just a reminder to Saylor that her peeps will be home soon. Now dirty underwear, that is a treasure to her. They don't even realize that she changes beds several times at night to take turns sleeping with each of them. They never know that in the mornings before I wake them up, she sits outside their doors and sniffs and whines. They never know how many times a day she goes to their bedrooms and looks for them. They never know her excitement when she sees them coming up the sidewalk in the afternoons. They never know the unconditional love she has for them.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tricks or treats . .. .

Halloween has come and gone again. It seems every year we really hype it up and seem to be disappointed. We had only about 10 trick or treaters. We bought entirely too much candy so now I have a ton left over. We had fun trick or treating ourselves. The Stephanich's came in town and walked with us. We walked around from 5:30 to about 9:00. My dogs were barking at he end of the walking. We could have gone more, but Kennedy got cold. I made her costume this year. I didn't have a pattern so I had to wing it. It was ok, a litle short, but ok. They are shephards at the Christmas program, thats my next sewing challenge.