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five people twelve times – october 2011

This poor blog has become so neglected. It is not intentional, but this time of year is so busy. Wes and I have been taking Financial Peace University, and I have been taking every freelance job that I can to help with our snowball. FPU has definitely been the best thing that Wes and I have ever done. It is a commitment, and not always easy, but we know that it will be so worth it in the end.

October was a great month. We enjoyed the fall weather and spent a lot of time outside. My best friend in the world and her husband came for a visit, along with my Nonnie. I love having people stay with us. It makes living so far away much more tolerable. I love having an audience to cook for, and making things that I know that they love and appreciate.

William got his first straight A report card. I am so proud of him, it may come as a surprise to you, but I have never gotten straight A’s in my life. He is getting so big and funny. He is heading into that really dorky phase and it is endearing. He was in a school play a few weeks ago, and I saw a side of him that I have never seen. He started off shy, but a song or two in, he was dancing, and shaking his little booty all over the place. Not shy that evening.

Ava is really into cutting out paper people and leaving them all over the house for us to find. Her artwork tells me so much about her. She reminds so me so much of myself at her age. All I wanted to do was read and color. I still do, if I am being honest with you. She still loves school, and is so happy for Monday.

Clay is a mess in the best possible way. He is rough and tumble, sweet and mean, but really funny. He keeps us on our toes, that is for sure. He is getting so big. I realized the other day, that we have gone from having babies to having kids. We were on our way somewhere, and we all just hopped into the car and went. No pre-planning, packing, we just went. We got into the car and headed out. In some ways, it is incredibly freeing.

Halloween was insane. I have never had so many kids come to my door in such a short amount of time. 400 kids, 25 bags of candy, less than an hour. I am really not into Halloween at all. I am not at all creative when it comes to making costumes, or even coming up with ideas. But the kids love it, so I do participate. People here on base get really into it. They decorate their houses like it is Christmas. I am just not into scary, I like cute Halloween.

Off to bed, but Happy November.

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  1. Lisa

    November 11th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I love reading about your family and your life. Your kids are just beautiful and the costumes are so cute. I love the last picture best of all where I can see the reflection of your husband in the glass being goofy for the kids.

  2. Jen

    December 6th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Oh my goodness they are just too cute!

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