Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy 5th Birthday Kayla!!!!

Wow! My baby is now five! Today we celebrated Kayla's birthday. She had a princess party with 12 of her little gal friends. What a crew! I am exhausted!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Turkey Week!

We just want to wish all our family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Elk's Hoop Shoot Contest

Ryan has great news! He won the Elk Shoot Contest for his age group (8-9 year olds) at his school. He will represent Wayne Center at the next contest at Kendallville Middle School on Dec 1st. We are so proud of him! He is so pumped up!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Kelley's Wedding

Wow! What a fun weekend we had. Chris' cousin Kelley got married in Indy. Kayla and my niece Mya were the flower girls. Kayla only waved at us 3 times during the ceremony. I'm so relieved we made it through! Kelley's dad passed away 2 years ago and I know he was looking down on her during the wedding. Here are some pictures from our weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Don't Leave Fall!

Time flies too quickly. Especially this time of year. I just wanted to share this pretty picture of our lake. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Save those Pop Tabs!

A dear little 5 year old girl at Ryan's school was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. Benign is good, however, this little girl is going to undergo 70 weeks of chemotherapy. Yes, I did type 70 weeks! Ryan's school is trying to collect 1,000,000 pop tabs to donate to Riley Hospital where she is getting her treatments. Please start saving your pop tabs for us and we will turn them in to help this little girl. Thanks!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Here are our two goblins this Halloween!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Perm Solution Memories

Isn't it funny how smells bring back memories?? Today I had my hair chemically straightened. It's like getting a perm in reverse. Remember the 80's when women always had a perm? I think I had one from 1975 to 1997 constantly. I haven't had a perm for years. I remember sitting in the chair at Grandma Redding's beauty shop time and time again while she wrapped my hair tightly around the perm rods. Watching her pull the rubber band to hold the rod each time. I remember her tucking a long strip of cotton all around my head under the rods so that the perm solution wouldn't run in my eyes. Then came the smell of the solution followed by time under the hair dryer with air so warm it made my cheeks rosy. Then with a warm head the feeling of the cold neutralizing solution running through the perm rods on my head. Next followed thorough rinsing of the rods and then finally - removal of those darn perm rods! What followed next was the best - soft, silky, curly hair. Today all those memories came to me as I sat in the salon. Things have changed a bit....Grandma is now 87, and no perm rods or dryer was used. I'm sure Grandma would still give me a perm if I dared. :) That's okay...I'll stick with my good memories!