Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wish it was on better terms...

I make no apologies for the lack of blogging - we've been living life and well, that just hasn't involved blogging.  I have plenty to share and promise I'll get to that.  I have lacked the inspiration to write - to take the time to sit down and put my thoughts on paper.

Today, well today was the day - I needed to write.  Yesterday, a member of my team - who I would call a friend, lost her 4 month old son.  We don't have the specifics at this time but that doesn't matter - that doesn't bring him back. 

Today has been one of the most difficult days I've faced.

Today we mourned - for the loss of a beautiful young life taken too soon
Today we mourned - for the pain our friend is burdening with this loss

So I ask, each of you - strangers, friends and family....

Pray for Jack
Pray for the wonderful parents he left behind
Pray for his sister Maddie

Pray that God is able to let YOU cherish each and every day

Luke 18:16

[16] But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Annie, if you read this - we love you, we're praying for you, we're here for you

Thursday, November 11, 2010

We're leaving...on a jetplane! 

Good bye work
Good bye stress
Good bye dirty apartment
Good bye piles of laundry
Good bye computer
Good bye cloudy days

Hello San Diego...we can't wait to see you in about 14 hours! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Congrats Uncle Keith!

In case you haven't seen the article - Uncle Keith is making her directing debut at the Cape Rep Theatre in Cape Code with the show the "Drowsy Chaperone"

The show is getting great reviews and we just couldn't be any more proud!

Click here to read the review

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Eventually I'll get all the pictures posted from the last few weeks but I know my avid blog readers are waiting oh so patiently for some Halloween without further ado....

Saturday October 30, 2010 - we (Connor, Grandma & Grandpa Paulsrud and I) drove down to Racine, WI for the "Skeleton Skamper" to meet up with Dan who was the DJ for the 5k Run and 1 Mile Trick or Treat Walk! 

Digging for the goods.....

On October 31st, 2010 we made a few stops with our favorite neighborhood lion. 

First up - Mollie and Matts:

Then it was off to the Rose's for more fun!

Cutest witch on the block!

Nate was going to be a vampire but was a little tight....

Thankfully the Zukowski's had let us borrow two costumes they had for Luke last year and we had the other in the car - so hopefully they don't mind that Nate wore the Little Monster for the few houses we went to!
Our little lion is in LOVE with this little kitchen at the Rose's - we could be having the party of the century in the same room and he wouldn't leave it....

There were a couple of people anxious to head out trick or treating

So off we went!

 Enjoying his loot....
Then we headed back to the Rose's - we attempted a group shot and this one is my favorite (there are a ton)- captures the spirit of the moment!
A few last pictures with our lion before we called it a night

Happy Halloween to all! 
Thanks again to the Zukowski's for so generously sharing Luke's costumes - they were a huge hit!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pictureless Post

I know - I know- you people really only come to this Blog for the pictures...well, let's blame Dan! I have taken a ton of photos and he needed to make room on the memory card so they got dumped onto one of his hard drives and well...I haven't gotten them yet so that's why the Blog has been delayed in being updated....who's buying it?!?  No really though, I will try to download the pics from the hard drive tonight or tomorrow.

So we've been busy with the following which are all fantastic excuses for my lack of blogging.  You can all now THANK Dan...who did the last two blog entries! 

Here's where we've been and not blogging:
  • Been to a wedding
  • Dan has worked 3 weddings
  • Visited an Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Farm with the Fays & Sandvigs
  • Rallied for Aly at Briggs & Al's Run
  • Been to visit Great-Grandma Betty
  • Fighting a nasty cold/virus
  • Had family photos taken
  • Had a weekend at home
  • Taken our first three steps
  • First molar is here and another making it's way
  • Spent Saturday Night with the "Boys Club"
  • Been to a jewelry party (Connor and I make quite a duo at these...)
  • Checked another Milwaukee bar off Connor's list of places to visit
  • Been to Arrowhead High School Homecoming
  • Had the most expensive, unfulfilling fish fry to date
  • Kept countless people from touching Connor's hair (what is it with strangers and their desire to touch his hair?!?  It's hair people...)
  • Resisted the desire to cut Connor's hair
  • Got thru some not so fun tests on my stomach...which all came back clear!
  • Jacob and Nolan turned one and we can't wait to celebrate with them (3 weeks from today we'll all be heading to Disneyland together!)
  • Been to our first Gymboree Play & Music 3 and LOVED it!
  • Celebrated Mollie's Birthday
  • Slept very little
  • Have piles of laundy and not so clean house
  • Made lots of memories!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Today's 1st Year Photos

Well stay tuned. Today we did Connor's 1 year baby photos with the McConville's. I am sure there will be some great ones. We'll most likely see them in a few more weeks.
However! I did take some photos at the Coughlin's today after the photo shoot. Check out this little stud muffin!

Connor played all day today. We did photos with the McConville's from 9am to Noon and then we went to the park and played for an hour and did more photos at the Coughlin House. This photo was taken with Connor in the tree! He was over 7 feet in the air! Woah, he's not afraid of heights just yet.

And now he's playing in the leaves.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pasta Night With Connor!

Tonight was Noodle Mania!

Connor was mushing spaghetti between his fingers and then running them through his curly hairs.
Check this out!

Yummy Yummy!
I wish I could have spaghetti every night!

Connor has a new molar on the left lower side of his mouth. Watch out world. He's capable of high volume chewing. Ask Nicole. He had close to 10 gold fish in his mouth at once tonight before Julie got home from work and he started his pasta frenzy!

 How many fingers can I get in my mouth with the pasta? It's finger lickin' good...
 Yummy Yummy Yummy....
 Totally wild and crazy! Note - the trouble maker bib... how fitting?

Now for a little clean up...
Just a note - you might want to MUTE - our singing before watching! Ouch.... Julie and I are coming out with our Connor Music album later this fall... **laughs**

Happy Pasta Night!