Brandon is officially a world traveler. He has been to both Sweden and England. I've been suggesting that he write out a guest post for ya'll but no luck so far!
The dog also got to visit the vet for some much needed dental care. She also had teeth pulled and that gross wart on her head removed. She had stitches and looked perfect for Halloween - FrankenMo. She is doing well.
We've had some exciting adventures in eating inspired by Forks over Knives. Its a documentary about the link between meat and cancers and all sorts of other diseases. We're eating more vegetables and less processed foods now. If you've never tried to cut back on processed foods - you should try it! Its surprisingly difficult to avoid additives. So far I have seen a number on the scale I haven't seen in YEARS! We're now a semi-vegetarian family.
|Ain't is purty? Butternut squash soup with organic chives (Thanks Grandma G!)|
I've been inspired by Pinterest and friends to make my own laundry detergent. It was surprisingly easy thanks to Brandon and his workout buddy who ground the bar of soap for me. It does not leave the clothes smelling like anything but does an adequate job cleaning.
In other news, Micheal Evans was so kind as to lend us his camera so we can take better pictures than my phone will allow. We had planned on going to the store and buying one but it turns out I am camera challenged and know nothing about cameras. They are also expensive. Who knew? This brings to mind the time back in 2000 or so when Anna told me that digital cameras are the way of the future. No way I told her, they'll never be able to get the resolution as high as film. Oh how young and silly I was.
Lily had the opportunity to visit my folks in Dallas for a week. She got to attend lots of gospel meetings and was reportedly well behaved (to earn a stuffed animal). It was nice to have some one on one time with the baby. He started signing and babbling in earnest when she left. He was, however, quite excited to have her back. He adores her. His favorite thing to do lately is just hug her, knock her over and just lay on her. Occasionally he will bite her. She takes it well though. Makes me so proud of her! Charlie bit me
|Gorgeous little Winry|
Halloween this year was fun. Lily was a bumble bee AGAIN. Ehren was a panda bear which he did not like. He kept trying to pull off the hood so we left it off. After dinner we put Ehren in the wagon and set out to visit our friends in the neighborhood. Lily got so excited she practically went inside everyone's houses! She's just the most enthusiastic and talkative little girl everyone we visited was cracking up about her enthusiasm. After a couple of polite bits of chit chat she would say, "I've got to go get more candy - See you next week!" She had a blast. And I think we got our money's worth on that bee costume!
|Random day in 2010 - Bee Mario|
|I actually made something I saw on Pinterest!|
|Lily had me carve this to look like Ehren. Sorta.|