Friday, November 20, 2009
Anyway, let me tie my picture into my town. I live in Goodyear, AZ. We're located about 45 minutes southwest of Phoenix. Whenever I tell people the name of my city, they sarcastically make a comment about Goodyear tires. However, that actually IS how the city got its name!
The 16,000 acres were purchased by the Goodyear family in the early 1900s to grow cotton which was used to make their tires, primarily tires for jets in World War 1. Since then, it has blossomed into any typical city with lots of new neighborhoods, however, there still are cotton farms throughout the city! (Not sure if they're still used for Goodyear tires though...)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Sometimes, it's the front seat of my car, and is usually accompanied by praise and worship music.
Sometimes, it's my kitchen sink, ALSO accompanied by music.
My places of worship can't be narrowed down to one building. When He's a God as awesome as He is, how can you not praise Him everywhere?
Friday, November 6, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Since we don't really have any friends here in AZ, we just had an intimate party. I made pasta, because that causes little frustration during mealtime in trying to get him to eat. He doesn't like meat and we always have to bribe him with vegetables (I know, crazy) to eat his meat, so I made pasta and veggies since it's the closest thing to what his "favorite" meal may be.
I, unfortunately, don't have any pictures of presents or candles, because I was helping him with it, and Greg was recording. He did have fun though. He just couldn't figure out why he'd open a toy and then we would take it away from him and hand him something else. He just wanted to play with the first toy!
The 28th was Greg and my 4th wedding anniversary. More surprising than my baby turning two, I canNOT believe it's been 4 years that we've been married. It has definitely flown by, but I am so thankful for every day. We didn't do anything for the actual day, but we will be going out on a date next week to celebrate. It's been months since our last date, and I'm super excited to get a babysitter and go!
On the 29th, we decorated our pumpkins. We stripped the little guy down to his diaper, gave him some paint, a couple brushes, and a pumpkin, and let him go wild! He LOVED it! He was so proud of his masterpiece when he was finished. And for whatever reason, this child HATES having anything on his hands. (When he helps me cook, he can't accept the fact that he's going to get food on his hands, and can't go on with helping until I clean it up.) Anyway, I thought the paint would be interesting, but he didn't mind it too much. He definitely noticed it, but just kept painting. I don't think he's ready to do finger painting yet, but it's a start. :) Greg and I each carved a pumpkin. Here is the pumpkin trio on Halloween night. Might is the one on the right, and Greg's is to the left. For Halloween, we dressed Hunter up as a Marine, because we had the camies and what's better than free? Also, Nana Wehrman made a matching hat (or should I say "cover") that topped of the ensemble (no pun intended) perfectly. While at the dollar store looking for face paint, I saw a cat costume that I decided to sport for the day. I couldn't pass it up for a buck. Here is Hunter head to toe in his camies, before paint.
Here are the two of us. :)
Our neighborhood had an Oktoberfest, as they called it, that we went to. It was right on the lake in the neighborhood and they had booths set up with different vendors, and games for the kids. The most interesting thing to Hunter, however, was the big stack of hay.
We then, of course, went trick or treating. We brought the camera along since this was really Hunter's first trick or treating experience. The following video is the first house we stopped at. Watch what he does. :)