Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Yummy rice cereal!
I didn't think it would be fair to make you choose just one answer on this poll since I couldn't myself so vote for as many as you like. I could tell you reasons I love just about all of these holidays but I will limit myself to two.
My first vote would be for Christmas for the following reasons:
1. Jesus was born at Christmas. The greatest gift ever.
2. I love the story of Mary and Joseph. I remember being pregnant with Jeremiah and hearing this story again - it had totally new meaning to me.
3. Family - I LOVE getting together with family and we get to see pretty much everyone at Christmas. It is even more fun now with the kids. More about this when we get closer to Christmas.
4. The movies - "A Christmas Story" and "Elf" rank right up there.
5. The music - my favorites are "O Holy Night" and "Sleigh Ride."
6. The food - too many to list :)
I'll write more about Christmas as we get closer - I think that is enough for now.
My second vote would be for St. Patrick's Day because:
1. I am Irish and proud of it!
2. My mom always made a big deal about it when we were growing up and I loved that. Irish stew, green jello, green kool-aid - it was so fun!
3. Not very many people get really into St. Patrick's Day so it was fun to be the teacher (and now the mom) who goes all out for this holiday.
So what's your favorite?
Posted by Erin at 9:48 AM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I am still deciding on my favorite day so I will fill you in when a decision is reached...
I know you'll be holding your breath :)
Posted by Erin at 5:10 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Jeremiah is also realizing the power of prayer. Stephen had a headache on Wednesday night. Jeremiah looked at me and said, "Mommy pray Daddy's headache." We were both a little shocked, but I sat down with him and we prayed for Daddy's headache. He told us "God heals" (which they have been learning about in Sunday school). When we were done praying, he looked at Stephen and said, "Daddy headache all better!" It was a very proud moment :)
Joshua rolled from his tummy to his back for the first time yesterday - just seconds after I asked Stephen, "Should I be worried that he hasn't rolled over yet?" He is a very squirmy boy and manages to spin himself in almost a complete circle when he lays on the floor! Stay tuned for more movement updates! He also likes to sit in the Bumbo seat - I love that it makes him look even chubbier :)
Boy, these fingers are yummy!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Anyways, my favorite thing to do is curl up under a blanket by the window and watch a movie or go to sleep. Since I have children to watch (and should only sleep when they are), I am voting for watching a movie. But any of these choices sound good to me - maybe even combining a few!
Tonight we are trying a new soup for supper. This weather just makes me crave soup. This one is called Italian Chicken Rice Soup - I'll let you know how it is. My obsession with cooking and baking continues to grow the longer I stay home, so new culinary adventures are a must. I'm just thankful my husband will try the new things I make (most of the time)!
So I say, bring on the rain - I've got my blanket and my soup and a big smile on my face.
Posted by Erin at 2:08 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
It's hard for me to pick a favorite type of movie but I will go with sports movies, even though my favorite movies are not sports ones. I love sports movies because a) I love sports, b)they are often true stories, and c) they make me feel good. Some of my favorites are Miracle, Remember the Titans and Invincible (and I'm sure I'm forgetting more).
On that note, I do have to add that my two favorite movies are You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. These are my all-time favorites that I could recite every line to and chose to watch when I'm feeling crummy.
What is your favorite movie? Any I just HAVE to see?
Posted by Erin at 8:01 PM
Monday, October 6, 2008
Jeremiah also rode the four wheeler with Grandpa and looked at the cows with Mommy. He likes to talk about Chuck the dog as well :)
After the farm, we went to my cousin's homecoming football game. It was a lot of fun (they won!) and Jeremiah still walks around the house saying, "Go Chester! Go Marcus!"
Friday, October 3, 2008
Grandpa's little helper
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
My trips have all been due to my involvement in music. After my senior year in high school, I went to seven European countries with the Midwest Ambassadors of Music. As a freshman in college, I went as a member of the marching band to Ireland for Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade. And a year after Stephen and I got married, we traveled as sponsors for a high school honor choir trip through several European countries. These were all amazing experiences and I feel very blessed to have seen so much of the world. By the way, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria were my favorites.
Where would I love to go next (in about 10 years or so)?! Australia :)
Posted by Erin at 3:41 PM