Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Minnesota: Meeting Great Grandpa and Grandma Chisholm

Most of my extended family lives in Minnesota (the majority of you know that because you are my family... lol...). So we got to see my mom's parents while up north as well.

Grandpa and Grandma Chisholm were in a bad car accident back in May and when we visited Grandpa was still at Boutwell (a beautiful care center). He is home safely now, enjoying his chair. :) It was such a blessing to see them on the mend!

Great Grandpa Chisholm

Great Grandma Chisholm

LOVE THIS PICTURE! All three of them are so thrilled. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Minnesota: Meeting Great Grandpa and Grandma Addington

While in Minnesota, we stayed with my dad's parents. We thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality (complete with a yummy breakfast each morning!) and were so thankful for our time spent with them.

Great Grandma Bonnie

Great Grandpa Gordy

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Getting Ready for Bed

Usually Lucy's bed-time routine is as follows:
  • Put on P.J.s
  • Clean Diaper
  • Nurse
  • Pray and Sing
  • Kisses Goodnight
But the other evening, she was so wide-awake after I changed her into her pajamas that I decided to take some pictures - What's life without spontaneity? :)

(as always you can click on any of the images below to enlarge them)

She is such an expressive little lady!

Kidder Family Update

Hello! It has been a few weeks since I have been able to spare a minute to update the blog with pictures and news of our family. We have been super busy - traveling, packing and visiting with friends - so much so that I haven't had time to even look through any of the pictures we have taken in the past three weeks. But I have started going through them today - and hope over the next few days to bring you up-to-date with what has been going on in our lives. :)

Our house is in boxes right now. I am feeling right-on-schedule as far as packing goes - our walls are bare of pictures and our table, and all surfaces for that matter, are cleared of decorations. Our home feels a little void without it's ornaments. But we are getting antsy to move.

Wednesday is Brad's last day at work. The movers come Thursday morning at 8am. We hope to be on the road by noon - staying in St. Louis Thursday night - and arrive in Pampa late Friday afternoon.

We have shed a few tears already. We will miss Chicago. Lake Shore Drive. Downtown. Starbucks. Chipotle. High Buildings. The beautiful parks. We will miss our friends. Old School friends who still live in the area. Church friends. Work friends. Small Group friends. We will miss our house. It's hardwood floors. It's "tree-house" views. It's spacious dining room. It's jacuzzi tub. We know we will love Pampa. We know we will make new, wonderful friends. We know we will find a new, beautiful home. The whole transition is just... bitter sweet.

Lucy is doing well - as you will see in the upcoming pictures. She was such a trooper as we traveled to Minnesota one weekend and Michigan the next. She has started going to bed earlier in the evenings, around 9, and as long as we have had a pretty consistent day (schedule wise) she will only wake up once - around 4:30am. We have been so thankful for her sweet presence in our family - we love her.

Okey dokey... I'm off to edit pictures for you. :) Hopefully I'll post some today.

Monday, August 2, 2010

If You Give Sarah A New Candlestick....

She will ask for a new table runner.......

And when she can't find one she likes......

She will buy fabric and make one herself......

The End.

p.s. I love mixing candle different sets of candlesticks.

p.s.s. Thank you for your prayers - the second showing went well. Our Realtor said he wouldn't be surprised if this lady makes an offer - please continue to pray! Packing begins this week....

Look At My New Trick 2.0

Hey Everyone,

Lucy here! I wanted to show you guys some pictures of me showing off my new trick. I can now stick out my tongue - and I like doing it a lot. Mom and Dad tell me that I am not allowed to stick out my tongue and be sassy - but as long as I do it for "fun," its ok.

Here are some pictures of me having fun:

Lots of Hugs and Kisses,

Lucy Jo