Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Last month a dear college friend blessed our family with a gift we'll cherish forever. Thank you, Carissa. Your gift means the world.

Boys - Your Grandma loves you so much. "More than the whole outside and the whole inside," she would say. These pictures portray her love for you beautifully.

For all our prayer warriors, I have a specific prayer request between now and December 4. Mom wants more than anything to take her family to Disney World the first week of December. The trip is booked, vacation days granted, itinerary planned. Please pray specifically that Mom would have a surge of energy and health prior to our trip. For lack of a better word, please pray our week together at Disney would be nothing short of MAGICAL.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Beware of the Dark Side

Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is - Yoda
Can you glimpse any likeness?

Yoda inspires, encourages and teaches. His wisdom swirls around him like the Force he deftly channels and wields against the Dark Side.

And a Stormtrooper. Our elite solider of the Galactic Empire.

Our friends, Minnie Mouse and Mummy joined us for the trick-or-treating loop around the neighborhood. Our Mummy was in full character!

Try as he might, Yoda had a difficult time keeping up with his three five-year-old friends. Yoda had several distractions, breaks, and CANDY along the way.
(Check out his boots - my favorite part of the costume)
It is wise to remember...
 Size matters not - Yoda

Master Yoda giving his rendition of the Sermon on the Mount
Great warrior, hmmm? Wars not make one great - Yoda
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose - Yoda

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering - Yoda
Much to learn you still have, my old Padawan. This is just the beginning! - Yoda

Sam and I brought up the rear during the last stretch of homes...

Disclaimer: I confess I had to google "Yoda quotes" and "Padawan" to complete this post. I am not the Star Wars crazy that I might appear to be.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shaw Family Robinson

The Shaw family couldn't pass up the gorgeous weather Friday evening, or the beautiful fall colors, so we opted to spend our evening climbing trees and reliving Swiss Family Robinson.