Saturday, November 8, 2008

Welcome Home Daddy!

Well, as most know, Brandon has been working in Idaho for the last 3 1/2 months, and he returned home today for good!  We are thrilled to have him home.  We missed him like crazy, and having him gone helped us realize how much we love and appreciate him.  

We drove out to the house today to check on the progress.  I posted a slideshow below of some random pictures we took today.  The one of the field is what is directly across from the house.  We have a great view from the master and the living room up front!  The flooring should be going in next week, so stay tuned for more pictures.  We close on the 25th, so the end is coming soon!

Update on the House!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

Owen was our little fireman, too bad he didn't want to wear his hat.  He looked too cute!

Thanks to Aunty Melanie, Tess was a beautiful version of Belle!  She felt like a true princess!

Porter was our resident fireman in training!  His little fire extinguisher was actually a sort of squirt gun.  It was kinda fun!

We had a WONDERFUL Halloween this year.  We missed the church's trunk-or-treating activity cuz we were off getting Brandon at the airport.  So, we took the plunge and hit the neighborhood on Friday night to take the kids to our friends' houses to do the real thing.  The weather was fantastic and we had a ball running down the street and getting lots of yummy candy!  

Mitchell Crabfest!

Brandon went to D.C. early in the summer on business and had the opportunity to have a huge crab meal in Baltimore.  Ever since he got home, he's been dying to take the kids to have their first crab eating experience.  We've been looking forward to it for a long time, and figured this weekend was a good time to do it since he's been gone for 3 months now, working in Idaho.  It was a fun family experience that I'm sure the kids will always remember.  Tess was really excited until she actually saw the crab legs!  She was content to eat her clam chowder and that was it.  Porter LOVED it, and ate his and Tess'!  Owen was scared of the claw, but enjoyed the crab meat and the bread.  Everyone's favorite part was watching the live lobsters in the tank.  Porter kindly asked me on our way out when we were going to come back to have lobster!  I told him to save his allowance for a year and then we could go back!