Monday, October 27, 2008

Such a hard decision...

Tonight for FHE we went to the Pumpkin Patch. The kids all had their own ideas of the "perfect pumpkin". After a lot of contemplation, they all picked just the right one to take home to carve.

10 years ago....

Our little girl Brynlie Sage was born. She was 7 lbs. 14 oz, born on Friday October 23rd, 1998 at 7:26 p.m. She was born with a room full of people anxiously awaiting her arrival (dad, 2 grandma's, 1 grandpa, 1 great grandma, and 1 aunt). I can't believe it's been 10 whole years, but she has brought so much joy, happiness, pride, and love into our family! Happy Birthday Bean, we love you so much!

Monday, October 20, 2008


We are experiencing changes in our lives right now. Our world outside is changing from the green and warm summer, to a beautiful autumn landscape. This is my favorite time of year! The leaves are falling, and the air is crisp. Our apples are ripe, and the kids are eating so many apples they are getting sick. I am going to try and can applesauce, pie filling, and dehydrate the rest. Another change is Brad is no longer with Clockwork, whom he has been with for the last 6 years, as they got a new CFO and he decided to eliminate the IT Department and decided to outsource. They gave him a nice severence package, as well as our insurance for a few more months. We saw the writing on the wall, it has happened to so many people we love who have worked for the company, so I guess our turn was coming, it was just a matter of time. Now that the shock has worn off, we are seeing so many blessings and opportunities come before us. I didn't realize how much the kids and I needed him around, but it has been so nice having him here ALL the time. We know Brad will find another opportunity, and many have come up, we're just trying to make a wise decision, and what's going to be best for our family. In the meantime, he has been taking some programming classes, and brushing up on his computer skills. We are all really proud of him, and are so thankful we are here in Idaho.