Thursday, October 30, 2008
Brant decided to put x-mas lights inside the pumpkins...I love my clever hubby!
Of course, the last picture is that of hands in gooey pumpkin guts prior to carving.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Why YOU and I Should
Run/Walk the San Fransisco Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon in 2009
With Team In Training
- This is a great marathon/half marathon to walk OR run.
- San Fransisco is a great city to visit! There is fantastic shopping and dinning...Perfect girls weekend getaway!
- When you cross the finish line you are greeted by San Fransisco Firefighters dressed in tuxedos handing out necklaces by Tiffany's'.
- Through Team in Training (TNT) you will find/experience great motivation, training schedules, and new friends
- Fundraising proceeds go towards research for blood cancers, a very worthy cause especially for those of you who are directly effected by this disease.
Kim, Val and Becca ran the half-marathon...that's 13.1 miles!
View between mile 4 and 5
So we did do some of the classic tourist stuff. We went to Alcatraz, rode a cable car into Ghirardelli Square and hung out at Fisherman's Wharf a bit. Because we had friends and family living in the area we also got off the beaten path and ate at some fabulous restaurants! I love San Fransisco and can't wait for the next trip! I just hope it's a weekend get away with my hubby!
There is lots to talk about so I'll start with one of the highlights of the trip....Meeting up with old childhood friends! My good friend Izzy, lives in San Fransisco with her husband Mo and son Musa....she also has a baby on the way and is due in Feb. Her husband is a chef and she owns a wedding planning business called Flora Bella. Andy is an engineer and works in his field however his passion is ministry and he spends all other hours in youth ministry. We spent most of the evening reminiscing about old times...we all laughed a TON about all the silly embarrassing things we did as teenagers. We had a great time!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
VI'S BIRTHDAY!!! She is a 4 year old red head that in our opinion is the most beautiful, smart and sometimes sassy little chickie around! She loves horses, grandparents, meatballs, singing and her mom, dad and brothers. She does not like to see injustice and has a tendency to stop someone in their unkind tracks and tell them to stop and ask forgiveness, she loves to look pretty and does not mind getting dirty, and would really like it if i stopped brushing her hair! She has an intense desire to learn and is trying to read on her own, we are trying to slow her down a little to give her brothers a chance before she passes them up! She likes people a lot but needs a little time to herself, she is our most precious Vi and we all love her dearly. I can not believe she is already 4!
We had a little party at the local pumpkin patch. The kids got to take a hay ride and eat their carmel corn in the TP made from corn husks...Then they all picked pumpkins to take home and carve...I love fall birthdays!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thank you so much to The Schumakers for opening our hearts and minds to the orphans in this world. It is such a big thing to swallow when pondering our responsibility to them. It is so important to educate yourself whether it be on domestic or international adoption or both. Before you close your mind, do your research, read your bible and pray about where your hand should be in the lives of orphans around the world.
Ben and Omega had it easy
Qualls girls. B and K are both adopted from Ethiopia
Brant, Simon and Vi with our good friend Heather