Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday, House!!

On Sat. night, we celebrated our house. We moved into this house 7 years ago. I kind of thought that we would not be celebrating this house again since we had it on the market this year, but God had other plans for us. We see His Hand now in our house not selling. This house continues to be a blessing in our lives, and God has used it in so many ways to provide for us. So, for now, we continue to celebrate the Big Blue House on Oct. 30th!
Our celebration started with dinner out at Cracker Barrel
Isaiah told Rick recently, "Daddy, I want to be just like you!"
That was a huge milestone in their relationship.
Cody is determined to win the "Peg Game."
Checkers for Abby and Sam.
Laila and "Yoyipop"(Lollipop)
After we eat out, our tradition is to come home, watch "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," carve pumpkins, and eat roasted pumpkin seeds.
Carving pumpkins is serious business around here.
Everyone gets a turn in scooping out the seeds and gunk!
When the TV is on, Isaiah is mesmerized.
There was total chaos going on around him, but he was focused on Charlie Brown!
Each year, we work together on a design.
Then, Rick does the carving.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: Half Salted, Half Cinnamon Sugar
Isaiah had a pumpkin from church that Lauren carved. She carved her name and Isaiah's name.
Abby had a pumpkin from school. She carved the shape of Africa in it.
The big one was the family pumpkin.
It was a great night. We are so thankful for the blessing of a home. We have made a lot of memories in this place!!

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