Thursday, December 18, 2008

Joshy Baby

Little Joshua, so sweet and round,

Your soft baby voice is my favorite sound!

I love your big smile and your front teeth of two,

My dear Joshy Baby, I love you!

Jam boy

My dear Isaiah, you are so sweet.
With your nose as red as a beet.
You love those sandwiches of strawberry jelly
they fill you up deep down in your belly!
I love the messes you make
if only my house's cleanliness wasn't at stake!
I love you Isaiah!!

Isaiah and Donald Duck

Isaiah and his dear friend, Donald, sit still for a quick photo op. Aren't they irresistable??

Helping mommy with the dishes

The boys came to help me do the dinner dishes-- and what a help two little boys can be!

Checking out the strainer

Unloading the dishwasher

Waving the whisk awound, I mean, around.

Joshua looking pleased with himself

Thanksgiving trip to Grandma and Grandpa's

Better late than never, I guess. The sad thing is, it is only because we're headed off on another trip to the other Grandma and Grandpa's house that I'm finally downloading pictures from the Thanksgiving trip!!

Andrea, Isaiah and Joshua
Marcie, Lizzy and Josh

Uncle Jonny and Nephew Joshua

Liz, Angie, and Jen (looking weird)

Uncle Dave and Josh

One of the Thanksgiving tables, all decked out before the guests arrive

Big sis with her little brothers...

Grandpa and Isaiah reading stories

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Beautiful boys and their beautiful mama!

A good mechanic is hard to find... but I found one!!

We're planning a road trip to visit Grandpa and Grandma over the holidays, so I figured I better bring the car in to get checked out, tuned up, and make sure its road worthy so we don't end up having a white Christmas at a motel somewhere between our house and theirs. Instead of bringing the car to the dealership like we usually do, I opted to bring the car to a friend from our church. I brought the car in this morning, and within just a few hours, I'd received a call back, saying the car was good to go!!

Not only did my car get tuned up within just a few hours, but I also had a straight forward discussion with the mechanic on the status of my vehicle. However, what I appreciated most was being able to trust him to do only the repairs that were necessary and to be charged a reasonable amount for the work that was done. I was so pleased!

I don't know the last time that I brought my car in (even for just an oil change) that I didn't feel like I was being convinced that I needed to have "life and death" repairs done that later turned out to be unnecessary, or was charged $29.95 for the hinge to be oiled on the gas tank cover. I know that fixing cars is their livelihood too, but I often feel like many mechanics are more out to make a buck than to provide honest work. What a delight and answer to prayer to find someone who loves to work on cars, and cares about the people he does business with.

For those of you who know me, I'm happy to give a referral!


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