Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 304

The birthday girl with the dimples chillin on the train ride to Chicago.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 302

Today is Lizzy's 3rd birthday.

We are going to Chicago to the Shedd Aquarium for the day on the train.

But..we have to have cake when we get home and open presents.

This is the cake that Lizzy told me she wanted.

Vanilla cake with yellow frosting and sprinkles with Dora and candles.

I think I got it all.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 299

I saw these during my 5k on Saturday. I can't believe there are still things blooming in northwest Indiana.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 298

Natalie and her proud mommy after Natalie's karate belt test.

Our little ninja is now a green belt.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 291

Yesterday was the Making Strides Against Breast cancer walk.

I was a proud member of Vickie's Chickies and raised $1085. so far with a few more pledges coming in. It was a great day with great friends and family.

This is what the backs of our shirts looked like.

Aren't they cute?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 290

Lizzy was very excited to get Dora dress up clothes from Uncle Mark and Aunt Katie at her birthday party yesterday. I can't believe she is going to be three already.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 288

We went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch.
Have you ever seen so many kinds of gourds and pumpkins?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 287

And then last but certainly not least,

if you turned to the east you saw this big awesome moon.

Why do we not go out to the Dunes more often?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 284

This is what Lake Michigan looks like from the top of trail 8.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 283

More than 250 motorcycles from the Patriot Guard helped lead fallen hero James Butz home through three towns of streets lined with people and American flags.

You could have heard a pin drop in the crowd where I stood.

It was one of the saddest and proudest moments of my life.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 282

Today, these flags will be lowered to half staff in our little town

as we welcome home our fallen hero.

Thank you Specialist James Butz for making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

You will be remembered always.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 281

To use the old expression...

The fog was thick as pea soup on my way to work.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 278

We took the kids for a walk today at school.

I remembered to take my camera and found this.

Isn't it pretty?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 275

This is Jack's buddy Adam. He was born on Jack's first birthday. There is something about being born on April 13 that just makes you really cute!