Wednesday, November 21, 2007


A day of turkey, family and thanks.

We are so excited to spend another holiday with both families. Nate's parents have invited my family over for thanksgiving dinner which has been a tradition of ours for a few years already.

It is so nice to stay at one location and not try to please everyone by spending the day traveling around to visit. Especially since Nate has to work on Friday.

We are so fortunate to have a large family that is very close and likes to spend time together (spoiling Aiden).

We wish everyone a very "thankful" day! We will definitely be counting our blessings into bites of turkey and pie!

Monday, November 19, 2007

A hack in the house

Its been a week full of virus at our house. Aiden started with a cough then a cold about 5 days later and as the cold was calming down the cough wasn't. So we went to the doctor to make sure it wasn't something more serious. The doctor couldn't diagnose it directly but felt we'd do process of elimination. First, a swab of Aiden's nose for whooping cough, antibiotics in case it was whooping cough and nebulizer for possible asthma. We received the results on the whooping cough test 4 days later and its negative...whew! We haven't been 100% successful in the nebulizer treatments because Aiden isn't fond of the noise of the machine or the fact that smoke comes out from a tube. We have managed a few successful treatments and will be more diligent about it over the holiday weekend.

Now that Aiden's cough is calming down...mommy and daddy have caught it. Nate has been running a fever on and off for a few days. I, on the other hand, seem to keep the worst of the virus at bay so body must know that I don't have time to be sick. I have a household to run.

I hope for all of us to recovery over the holiday weekend.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Life on the Farm

We spent the weekend on my Uncle Kim and Auntie Julie's farm in Orange City, Iowa visiting family, celebrating an early holiday and have church doors dedicated to my grandparents.

It was fun to see cousins, meet new cousins, get educated on farming and come together as a family - which we hardly do anymore.

We scheduled our driving around Aiden's sleeping schedule which worked pretty well on the way down but on the way back he only slept for about 45 minutes. Which as ok because he watched a movie and was content. His schedule was a bit mixed up with the time change, losing daylight savings time. We're still working on getting the schedule back in order.

We are so lucky to have a large, healthy extended family and hope to keep in contact with them as our lives change.

It was really fun to get together!

Monday, November 5, 2007

To My Poppa...

luv - Aiden