Friday, November 26, 2010

From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Happy birthday, EK! The Jedis wish you a happy birthday, too.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tech Time

Any time we are all together, there is usually someone using a cell phone.  Today after Thanksgiving lunch Grams gave Modie lessons on sending text messages.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Some argue that Christmas and Halloween squeeze out Thanksgiving causing it not to give it the recognition it really deserves.  I disagree.

I think Thanksgiving is something you can't just celebrate on November's fourth Thursday.  If that is the only time we take to express our thankfulness for so many blessings that have been given to us, well that is a problem. Take time to be thankful everyday. Take time to appreciate the big stuff and the little things that are so often overlooked. Probably the hardest is to be thankful even when it is not easy to be thankful.
Take plenty of time to be thankful today and every day!

1 Thessalonians 5:18--Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

The Birds

The birds are here for their nightly Hometown visit. This photo doesn't really do justice when compared to the number of birds that are usually in the area.

As gross as they are, it is always fun (in a weird kind of way) to roll down the windows as you drive through the area. Maybe it is the sound, maybe it is the thought that they will fly into your car. Alfred Hitchcock was definitely onto something.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

We have finally selected the photos for our family Christmas card.  Today, we placed our order and are sharing the final design with you. Other than selecting the photos, the entire process was very simple.

Thanks to Shutterfly for the special promotion.  We now have 50 cards that only cost us the shipping!
Family Wall Red Christmas Card
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


One of the best things about fall is seeing the colors of the landscape changing around us. EK is more interested in playing in the leaves than looking at them. Take time to enjoy the leaves of fall before they are gone.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas is Almost Here!

With less than forty days until Christmas, the mil10s have already started making preparations for the big day. The car radio has been set on "The Christmas Station" since they started playing nothing but Christmas music this week. Some small decorations have already been brought out of storage and put into place inside the house. The trees and all of the other decorations will come in this weekend! Tonight EK started listening to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. He will listen to it the next few nights when he goes to bed.

Christmas cards are one thing that the mil10s like put some thought into. We always enjoy looking at last year’s cards when we are unpacking all of the Christmas decorations. It is always fun to be reminded of all of the friends that shared holiday cheer.

Selecting the perfect picture for a photo card isn’t always easy. We have done the staged family photo in front of the tree. Last year’s pictures were from a recent trip to Walt Disney World. This year? Well, remember, picking the photo isn’t always easy. We have not always narrowed it down! Thankfully we have almost forty days until Christmas!

When we learned that Shutterfly is having a special promotion for bloggers, we wanted to sign up. Already a fan of their photo books, we know they make other great products as well. Shutterfly can make your special Christmas cards (, wall calendars ( or personalized photo mugs ( Check out Shutterfly if you haven’t ever done so before. Let your creativity fly and make a very special gift for yourself or someone special!

Enjoy a walk down memory lane of a few of our past Christmas cards!




Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Birthday

EK decided he needed to make something for mrs. mil10's birthday, but he felt like he needed a little help. Together he and mr. mil10 built a Lego Mickey Mouse.

You know we love Legos and all things Disney at our house, so this seemed like a perfect fit for mrs. mil10.

Happy birthday, mrs. mil10!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Oh, the Torture"

This morning it was unavoidable. It had been put off long enough. However, some free time presented itself and we knew we needed to commit.  It was time for a haircut, or as EK says, it was time for torture.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Steel Bouquet

Tonight I found myself in downtown Hometown and happened upon this metal embellishment on a door that appears to have gone unused for many years. They just don't make them like this anymore.