Landon Eating dinner Landon Eating dinner
He only had a roll with some honey on it and some cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving 08
The family The family
Jack, Sam, Landon, Me, & Bobby Thanksgiving 08

Dada and Landon talk about Christmas Dada and Landon talk about Christmas
Nov 08
Landon is distracted by the hat Landon is distracted by the hat
Nov 08
Ticklefest! Ticklefest!
Nov 08
Time to park! Time to park!
Landon loves going to the park Nov 08
swing swing
Nov 08
crazy Landon crazy Landon
Nov 08

My Panda My Panda
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
those boxes were the party favors! those boxes were the party favors!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Silly Landon Silly Landon
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
fly free my son fly free my son
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
flap your wings flap your wings
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Bubbles Bubbles
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
The kids are having a bubbly time The kids are having a bubbly time
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
More Bubbles Mom! More Bubbles Mom!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Pass the Gem! Pass the Gem!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
CAKE! CAKE!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
stick fighting stick fighting
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
cake is good cake is good
(special thanks to crystal and eric for having Landon safe cake!)
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
JT plans to steal my son JT plans to steal my son
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
what are you doing? what are you doing?
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Landon on a Pony! Landon on a Pony!
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
riding the train riding the train
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
driving us nuts driving us nuts
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Flying the car Flying the car
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Landon lovedthis slide Landon lovedthis slide
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Train again! Train again!
Thanks to Damia for being Landon’s train buddy!! Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Landon begged to ride this ride Landon begged to ride this ride
it goes fast, so he was only allowed on if I rode with him. I didn’t want too!!! Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
He looks so scared He looks so scared
But he loved it! Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Darion and Landon ride the Teacups Darion and Landon ride the Teacups
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08

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Hrm, it seems that despite being challenged to take a picture a day (which I haven’t managed to do yet) I’m still late in posting photos. We’ve got two birthdays under this cut, as well as thanksgiving and some random shots……
SO

Emily Emily
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
girls on wheels girls on wheels
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
My Panda My Panda
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
those boxes were the party favors! those boxes were the party favors!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
biker gangs recruit them young biker gangs recruit them young
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Fairy and the Birthday Girl Fairy and the Birthday Girl
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Silly Landon Silly Landon
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Hitting on the biker chicks Hitting on the biker chicks
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Fairy blessing Fairy blessing
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
fly free my son fly free my son
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
flap your wings flap your wings
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
birthday girl birthday girl
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Proud parent Proud parent
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Damia Damia
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Elaira Elaira
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Celaira Celaira
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Stop! Fairy Time! Stop! Fairy Time!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Bubbles Bubbles
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Birthday Bubbles Birthday Bubbles
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
The kids are having a bubbly time The kids are having a bubbly time
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Story Time Story Time
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
More Bubbles Mom! More Bubbles Mom!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
reflective reflective
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
The Fairy tries to organize the children The Fairy tries to organize the children
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Gemstones Gemstones
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Pass the Gem! Pass the Gem!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
You can hand it to Landon now! You can hand it to Landon now!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Dressy Damia Dressy Damia
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Magic Fairy time Magic Fairy time
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Elairia's Turn Elairia’s Turn
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
CAKE! CAKE!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
stick fighting stick fighting
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
cake is tasty cake is tasty
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
GIFTS GIFTS
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
run away stroller run away stroller
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
gifts rock gifts rock
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
moar gem passing moar gem passing
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Bridget's cake! Bridget’s cake!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
the other cupcakes! the other cupcakes!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
singing time singing time
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
are you ready to sing yet? are you ready to sing yet?
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
about time! about time!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
cake is good cake is good
(special thanks to crystal and eric for having Landon safe cake!)
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
JT plans to steal my son JT plans to steal my son
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
big smiles big smiles
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
what are you doing? what are you doing?
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
presents presents
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
tasty cake tasty cake
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
yum yum
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
play dough! play dough!
Bridget’s third birthday Nov 08
Birthday Boy awaits his birthday braclet Birthday Boy awaits his birthday braclet
Shane’s Jeepers party Nov 08
Landon on a Pony! Landon on a Pony!
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
riding the train riding the train
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
driving us nuts driving us nuts
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Flying the car Flying the car
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Birthday Boy eats Pizza Birthday Boy eats Pizza
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Proud Parents of a 7 year old Proud Parents of a 7 year old
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Darion takes Landon for a drive Darion takes Landon for a drive
Because Landon had trouble making the car fly
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Landon lovedthis slide Landon lovedthis slide
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Train again! Train again!
Thanks to Damia for being Landon’s train buddy!! Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Landon begged to ride this ride Landon begged to ride this ride
it goes fast, so he was only allowed on if I rode with him. I didn’t want too!!! Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
He looks so scared He looks so scared
But he loved it! Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Darion and Landon ride the Teacups Darion and Landon ride the Teacups
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
The birthday boy awaits his gifts The birthday boy awaits his gifts
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
WOOT! PRESENSTS!!! WOOT! PRESENSTS!!!
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
so cool so cool
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
the hippo eats dirk the hippo eats dirk
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
the kids are too busy playing to notice the dangerous hippo the kids are too busy playing to notice the dangerous hippo
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
See! they think the hippo is nice See! they think the hippo is nice
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
and they pet the evil hippo and they pet the evil hippo
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Shane's cake Shane’s cake
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
Singing Singing
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08
wishing and blowing wishing and blowing
Shane’s Jeepers Birthday Party Nov 08

Dada and Landon talk about Christmas Dada and Landon talk about Christmas
Nov 08
Landon is distracted by the hat Landon is distracted by the hat
Nov 08
Ticklefest! Ticklefest!
Nov 08
Time to park! Time to park!
Landon loves going to the park Nov 08
swing swing
Nov 08
crazy Landon crazy Landon
Nov 08

Bobby in Costa Rica Bobby in Costa Rica
in front of the world;s largest ox cart, with coworkers Nov 08
Turkey Turkey
These are all the different types of turkey we had at dinner. Bobby made lots of different turkey dishes. Thanksgiving 08
Landon Eating dinner Landon Eating dinner
He only had a roll with some honey on it and some cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving 08
The family The family
Jack, Sam, Landon, Me, & Bobby Thanksgiving 08
an indian! an indian!
Thanksgiving 08
Heather and Jerhimaiah Heather and Jerhimaiah
Thanksgiving 08

Turkey for Vegans Turkey for Vegans
Henchgiving 08! Awesome Turkey!!
Bobby's gluten Free apple pie Bobby’s gluten Free apple pie
Henchgiving 08!
The Turkey The Turkey
Henchgiving 08!
the group! the group!
Henchgiving 08!
the rest of the group the rest of the group
Henchgiving 08!
the rarely seen henchpeople the rarely seen henchpeople
Henchgiving 08!
Silly Alyx Silly Alyx
Now the whole world can see your hair! Henchgiving 08!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

You guys all rock, and I’m thankful for you all!!

Off to clean for company now!

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It never fails to amaze me what a miracle it is watching Landon grow.
It used to be, when I wanted to direct or grab Landon, and I was standing straight, all I could reach was his head. I could steer him only by putting my hand on his head and urging him to go in the correct direction.
A couple of days ago we went on a walk. I wanted Landon to turn, and I reached over and without bending down put my hand on the top of his shoulder. On his Shoulder. He’s getting bigger.

I keep thinking that I will stop being surprised by his verbal abilities, but I’m not. He talks, I understand him. Well, most of the time, I do. And he knows what he wants. He gets upset when we don’t give it to him. Landon can count to ten, and seems to understand the concept, not just repeat numbers. He’s getting really good at his colors too. He is right about 85% of the time now.

I’m just really enjoying watching this kid grow and learn.

Today, he came up to me and gave me a big kiss, completely unprompted. I mean, Landon will give you a kiss if you ask, but this was out of the blue.

Landon is just so AWESOME. And I’m just so Proud.

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Best Billboard Ever.

http://www.sddialedin.com/2008/11/best-billboard-ever-apology-for-passage.html


The billboard reads:

Mission Gathering Christian Church
Is Sorry
For The Narrow-Minded, Judgmental, Deceptive, Manipulative
Actions Of Those Who
Took Away The Rights And Equality
Of So Many
In The Name Of God.

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Friday was lovely. Work dragged on FOREVER, but once it was done, the day turned wonderful. I got together with a bunch of friends of mine and saw Twilight, which I loved. Bobby and Landon had dinner with all of us before the movie, and Landon is so cute!

Saturday we took Landon to Shane’s birthday party. It was at this place called Jeepers, and Landon had a BLAST. At some point soon I shall post pictures of it.

Sunday morning Bobby went over to let Landon play with Emily, while he and Gyan played 40K for a bit. I took advantage of this to go see Twilight again, because I am a freak. I also re-read Midnight Sun and am re-reading Twilight. I think I am obsessed.

Sunday night we finished watching Season One of True Blood. It was pretty good, overall. I’m interested to see where they take Season Two. I am sad that we won’t have new episodes till next year. I’m also sad because no new Supernatural until January. Why do shows have to take holiday breaks that long?

I’m working on getting Christmas gifts all organized and trying to decide what to put in our annual Christmas letter. Would it be bad form to mention the miscarriage? Should I really bring up a downer topic like that? I’m thinking I should leave it out. I don’t feel like I have a lot to put in a letter. Perhaps I should skip the letter this year? *sigh* I enjoy doing Christmas cards, but I’m still wondering if I have the energy this year. I usually do 80 or so cards, and I ordered these cards I totally love, so I know I am going to do it. I just have to work up the energy.

re: twilight in 15 minutes

It’s time to talk Twilight.

To start with, if you have read the books, but not seen the movie, you will most likely enjoy the movie, whether it be for the LOLs or for a genuine love of the movie.
If you haven’t read the book, but like supernatural romance, and are prepared to deal with a teenage romance as well, you will enjoy it.
However, the makeup and hair was awful, and the movie won’t be winning any awards, yet it was playful and fun, had plot, and was entertaining. That’s how I rate how good a movie is.

I’m a total freak. I went and saw this movie opening night with all my friends. I laughed through the whole thing.
After the movie, I felt like I didn’t give it a fair shake, because I was so busy laughing.
So Sunday morning I managed to sneak away and watch the movie at 9:20AM at the cheap ($5) AMC showing. I expected this showing to be dead, but it was almost as full as the Friday night show.

As far a spoiler filled review, if you’ve already seen it, you should go read Twilight in 15 minutes is by my most favorite Twi-blogger. It’s hysterical.

Here’s what I thought. Carlise’s entrance had me rolling both times I saw the movie. It was just so Grand.

Ed’s shamefacedness at his own sparkles was also an LOL moment, both times, no matter how serious I tried to take it.

Bella’s room doubles in size they night the make out. Seriously.

I had a little trouble buying the Love bit. It made less sense on Bella’s end than it did in the books. Ed’s just got Vampire mojo causing some of his crazy, so it’s easier to deal with.

There are things in the preview that are not in the movie. “She’s not one of us Edward, It’s Wrong” for example.

Jasper was creepy. Really Creepy.

Stalker Edward was creepy and messed up the time line. “Stalker Ed- How long have you been sneaking into this room at night?” “A few months” “That’s odd, I’ve only been in Forks a month….have you and Charlie got something going on?”

Why didn’t Bella cook?

However, given the low budget at hand, overall, I thought they did a good job. It kept mostly true to the book, I loved the New Moon set up at the end. I enjoyed the movie. I loved the contacts used on the Cullens. Rose and Emmet were almost perfect. Alice was okay, needed more screen time. The baseball game? Pure Awesome. Probably my favorite part. That or when Alice pulls off James’ head.
Also, James was the hottest person in the movie. I’m just saying.

All and All. I LOVED IT!

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