Sunday, November 25, 2007


Well, we hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and extended weekend. Jason and I stayed here in Normal because I had to work on Friday and Saturday. On Thanksgiving day, we went to his aunt's for dinner. It was very nice - we don't see them all that often so it was good to visit and almost everyone was there! Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy!
ck out that spread!hrissy & Jacob meet me for the first time!

Grandpa holds me while mom gets her food!

Aunt Leta giving me the goods!

Aren't I cute?!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Time Flies!

On Thursday of last week, Jason headed out of town for a work trip to a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts so I went out to visit his sister. I was having some withdrawls from not seeing much of Caden, I guess. We chatted for a while and she was able to pick up Kali from basketball practice and Cody from work without having to bundle Caden up so that was nice. Here's an updated picture of Caden (he's about 4 1/2 months old!):
I left town on Friday morning to head to Freeport for a scrapbooking weekend. On my way, I picked out the dresses for Michelle's wedding -yeah! Mine fit almost perfectly so I was very excited! I was a little nervous since I was just measured again for a friend's wedding and they were a little close. I also got to have lunch with my friend, Janell, who I haven't seen for a few months. I got a lot done scrapbooking but I'm still not caught up. It could be bad because I'm not really sure how much I'll be able to get done until next spring or fall with all of the events coming up...we'll see. Jason is back from work tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and he'll get into town on time!
This is a shortened work week for most with the holiday, but I will be working on Friday and Saturday! So, I hope you all enjoy your time off...maybe I'll get a post in after Thanksgiving, but we'll see.
Happy early Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to my nephew, Mitchell, today!!!

Here are a few pictures from when we celebrated in October:

Hope you are having a special day!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!!

Yes, we are already hearing Christmas music on the radio & in stores and we're seeing Christmas decorations! Today, Jason and his friend, Tim, from work participated in the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell 5K Run. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day for the 60's and partly cloudy! Look at all these people!

Just past the starting line!
Don, Tim & Jason
He finished in just under 30 minutes which is a little quicker than his 10-minute mile pace he kept for the half marathon in August. Congratulations and good job, J!


No, we didn't travel to Oklahoma this weekend. This was the name of the play, Jason's neice, Kali, was in. We went Saturday night with Karen to see Kali in action. They did a great job! Here are a few pictures:

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Well!!! It's been a crazy few days here...I left on Saturday to do a little scrapbooking at my mom's house and then I went to visit my high school friend, Jackie, until Tuesday. We had a great time visiting and it was great to finally meet her little one. Carter is just so precious!! We hung out on Sunday, on Monday we got his 2 month pictures taken and spent the main part of the day shopping, and on Tuesday I got to watch him while she got her hair cut and colored...a nice break for momma and he was soo good! Here are a few photos of Carter during my visit.When I got home, Jason had moved one of the desks down to the front room from upstairs! We talked about moving the office to the first floor, but he got motivated. He had to install cable in that room for our internet and then moved the desk. So, since I have my open house this weekend, I wanted to have it all put together which meant we spent Tuesday and Wednesday nights moving the other desk and "stuff" down to the front room and moved the couch and chair that were in there to another room! It was pretty exhausting, but I'm glad it's done.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Today is Jason's stepdad's birthday!! I'm sure I can find a photo at home, so I will post one later, but for now...I hope he has an excellent day!! It's been way too long since we have gotten together!