Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Getting Into The Spirit

We took a trip to Stone Mountain on Saturday to take a look at the Christmas lights and enjoy the holiday activities.
                       We rode the gondola up to the top of the mountain to take a look around.

                                                    Loved all these snowflakes- so pretty!
                 We watched the parade, a 4D movie, ate dinner, and saw a singing show
                                                                     Mrs. Claus and Rebecca!
                       Mrs. Santa Claus was so nice and just the sweetest lady ever. I loved her!!
                                                           Time for Smores!
We stayed until the end, because we had to see the Christmas angel fly over and watch the snowfall and fireworks.
                                                          Beautiful night at Stone Mountain!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Before I Forget

November is moving right along and I know it will soon be December, so I wanted to post a few pictures I had on my phone from way back in October, to remember what was happening..........

                                                                Raphael had a birthday!!
We have sponsored a girl through Compassion for a couple of years now. We write her letters, send pictures, pray for her and she writes back when she can.  Compassion travels around the USA and stops at churches to share about the ministry.
I signed us up to go and walk through the trailer. Everyone gets headphones and an ipod to listen to a sponsor child's story-- how they live and how God thorough the people at Compassion International has changed their life.
       It was a real eye opener, especially for the girls. To see how people live in third world countries.
                 We all went to Atlanta to participate in a walk to raise money for cancer research.
Rebecca went to a glow-in-the-dark birthday party for her friend Brianna. 
These girls had a lot of fun-- roller skating, games, jungle gym and food!!
Pretty leaves.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween 2015

We had a good and busy Halloween day this year.  First, we were off to an early soccer game for Rebecca.  She played goalie for awhile this time and did a pretty good job at protecting the goal.
While Rebecca was at soccer, Rachel headed to tennis academy for a few hours and then both the girls were home and we just did stuff around the house and waited to get ready for trick-or-treating.
We went with a theme this year-- Alice in Wonderland. I found the dress for Rebecca at a consignment store and we decided to go along with the idea. Rachel was the Cheshire cat.
All of us together--- Alice, the Cat, and the King and Queen of Hearts.  Raphael and I haven't dressed up in years for Halloween and it was fun.
       Poor Lola. She was not happy with being a pink zebra.  She sure is a good sport each year!
                        Nana and Papa came by to see the girls and hang out with us for awhile.
 The Queen scooping up dog poop from the yard.  Pretty sure  a real queen doesn't have to do this!
    Off they go! I stayed home to hand out candy. I love seeing all kids dressed up. I watched some of the World Series, ate candy and waited for the girls to get back home.  They went trick-or-treating with Daniella, but I didn't get any pictures.
Then we went to our friend's house for a party. Here is myself and Susana.
It was a fun party and we did some party games and ate a lot of food. We made it home just after midnight and fell into bed. A fun night for sure.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Washington Farms 2015

It's pumpkin patch time of year.  We had a beautiful fall day after church, so decided to take the girls. We hadn't been to Washington Farms in a few years and it is always fun to go.
Playing in the corn box.  Rebecca didn't stay in too long and Rachel didn't even go in this year. I guess they are growing up and moving on.
We spent a lot of time in the petting zoo. The baby chicks are the cutest. I love the exotic looking chickens they usually have wandering around.
I made both the girls ride in cow train. Rachel was really too big, but she made it work. And Rebecca kept trying to hide inside her cow ??
The girls played on the playgrounds, jumped on the bounce houses, duck races and we ate lunch.
No corn maze for us this time. I am not a big fan of the maze and the "short " one was at least 30 minutes, so we took a polite pass this time.
                                                   The official Washington Farms picture with Nana !!
                                                                 All the girls together !
We stayed until closing time and picked a couple of pumpkins on the way out. Fun day at the Farm!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Back in September

I have not done a good job at this blogging thing.  So today, is catch up day on here.  We had a lot of stuff going on in September, but the biggest news..... my parents moved to Georgia !!
The girls were looking out the window and waiting impatiently for Nana and Papa to arrive.
My parents stopped on the way from Montana and picked up my sister. She helped
them drive to Georgia.  So for a day and half we were all together :)
At the DMV getting official GA drivers licenses!!

Other September happenings.............................
We were big winners at Bingo night!!
Soccer pictures were taken and Rebecca had her first try at goalie.
Visit to the dentist. 
Rachel went to national "meet me at the pole" day at her school.
The schools had a time of prayer for the school, state, and country before the 
start of school one morning.

Raphael and I met with some friends at Top Golf. It is a new indoor/ outdoor golf place and it was so fun! I had never golfed before and I have a lot to learn. It was a good night out with friends.
And Miss Lola. I had to share her picture, because in September it was "national black dog day ".

That was September and now I will do my best to get up to date on our October happenings.