I finally had a chance this weekend to catch up on our blog with some of the happenings of the past month. Most of you may already know this but our computer totally crashed about a month ago leaving me computer-less at home. What a bummer it was! Thankfully our good buddy Austin has ninja-like computer skills and was able to bring it back from the dead. (Thanks again Austin!) We lost some pictures but thankfully my wonderful hubby had already backed most of them up on the external hard drive. Thank goodness!
Now we are up and running again. This last month has been very busy so I have posted up some of the highlights below. One thing that I didn't post was that Emily is now in a toddler bed. We converted her bed a little over a month ago and she has done really well...that is until the weekend of "falling back" an hour. She is just beginning to sleep a little longer in the morning. I keep telling myself when she runs into our room at 6am that she really still thinks it is 7am! This morning she FINALLY made it until about 6:50am. She is also getting her 2 year molars which has been made all too obvious as she has been asking us for medicine and her teething rings ("ice" as she calls them).
All in all, things are going pretty well around here. We are really looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. As most people do, I absolutely LOVE this time of year. I am also excited about maybe doing things a bit different at Christmas this year. Over the past few years Derek and I have really tried to simplify the "production" of Christmas. It will be so fun to see what God will do in our family this Christmas and how He will continue to pull our minds and hearts closer to the true reason we celebrate. I just can't wait!
I am excited to be back in the world of blogging. I really look forward to posting up anything now that the computer is fixed. That old saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" is so true. When the computer was undergoing surgery, I would think of the dumbest things ever and be convinced it would be a fabulous read on our blog! It is probably a good thing that I didn't put my thoughts in print!
Looking forward to catching up with everyone, so until next time, I'll leave you with the posts below...
**I also updated the web album with lots of new pics**
The Happy Hour #133: Kate Merrick
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