Monthly Archives: November 2010

for Qdoba lovers.

best burritos. ever.

Jacob n Annetta’s Wedding

I finally got the pictures edited of Jacob and Annetta and uploaded quite a few. Check out the galleries to see more

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Our Thanksgiving traditions..

So we start out the day with thanksgiving sugar cookies and coffee…

.. and more cookies..

… playing music..


(throwing football, too)


.. eating more sugar cookies..

.. and playing games.

We all help prepare dinner (inserting our personal flairs here and there)

And our traditional Thanksgiving dinner:
Smoked turkey,
green bean casserole,

signature mashed potatoes with cream cheese and chives and garlic and cheese, etc,


homemade bread,

ta da!

and of course.. the pumpkin pie. With blue bell butter pecan ice cream. ooh la.

oh and more coffee!
Our thanksgiving tree.. ‎”..So for tonight we pray for what we know can be.. and on this day we hope for
what we still can’t see. It’s up to us to be the change – and even though we all can still do more, there’s so much to be thankful for..”

For this I am thankful

Thank you Bethany for being my best friend and for choosing me. I am very unworthy of your love and acceptance, the way you always believe in me and trust me even when i fail and even hurt you. After God himself you are the best gift he has ever given me and i am very thankful for you! You really are the best and most beautiful girl to me! Thanks for just for being you. I love you!! *Photo credits Seth Haley Photography

A Tribute..

“When I’m called to duty God,
Wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength
to save a life,
Whatever be it’s age.
Help me to embrace a little child,
Before it is to late.
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
To hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor and
Protect his property.
And if according to your will
I have to lose my life,
Bless with your protecting hand,
My children and my wife.”

I’m proud of my fireman, John. I’m proud of Marcus and Seth.. and all the other firemen out there..

A Beautiful Frosty Morning

I love mornings when the sun is just rising and everything is awakening to a new day, especially frosty mornings like this.


And the coffee just went up a step.. or maybe three.

I love when the holidays hit Starbucks.
And if you haven’t realized by now.. we do rather like coffee. Just a little bit.