1st Day of School

Still trying to catch up on blogging. I am now up to September. I have TWO kiddos in full time school. I must admit, it is fabulous!! Hannah and Ben are doing great in school. Ben received the Citizen of the Week the very first week of school! Everyone in Hannah’s class was evaluated for reading so that we, her parents, could start buying books according to her reading level. Found out that she is reading over a 3rd grade level. AWESOME! We are thinking about having Ben evaluated as well to see what kind of books to be buying him, since his birthday is right around the corner.





September also is a time for our church’s ministries to start back up. This year I decided to start going to Grace Women’s Bible Study. I have been apart of it before but just in babysitting for the nursery. I thought that now would be a great time since I am not pregnant or nursing or picking up a preschooler during the bible study. It is a great challenge for trying to find the time to work on the study, even though the study is broken up into five days of work, I find myself on a Wednesday night after small group trying to get it finished. However, God’s grace is sufficient and will continue to carry me through these busy times!

Slowly but Surely

I am finally starting to catch up on blogging. Remember way back in the summer I talked about the family’s ultimate road trip across the states? It might be a stretch to remember….why you might ask? It could be because I only blogged about it once. Yeah, I know, I know, LAME-O.

One tradition that we have tried to keep when we go to Ohio is to make a trip up to our FAVORITE place in the world which is The Big House (aka University of Michigan’s football stadium) Last time that we went, The Big House was under major renovations and nearly everything was under tarps. This time Curtis had set up a personal tour just our family, AND it was awesome!

The stadium is amazing, beautiful, and incredible! We loved every minute of it. We got to go into the locker rooms, the executive suites ($80,000 per season!), press room, and of course the field.

The picture below is of Brock Mealer. I can’t even describe this guy, he is just awesome.

This is the Heisman Trophy for Tom Harmon. Talk about legacy! If you haven’t heard of him, I am sure that you have heard of his son, Mark Harmon. Crazy talented family

The kids had a blast running from one end field to the other. As I watched Ben walk into the end zone, it was an iconic moment for me, one day he could be wearing that maize and blue uniform running into that same end zone. If that moment ever came, I would definitely remember his first moments running in the end zone. Even now, it brings a smile on my face.

It really was an incredible experience for our family to be there. We hope to do it again the next time we head back to Ohio.

Did I Mention…..

That Isaac is now ONE? My baby is ONE!! Where did the past year go to. What a year it has been for him. He definitely has a feisty personality and is EXTREMELY strong willed. He has proven over and over again that having one hand is not going to slow him down one bit.

He got his first prosthetic in July and he loved it immediately. He would wear it all day long with no complaints, but then we went away for a week at the ocean. We opted to leave the “helping hand” behind because we didn’t want to lose it or get sand in it where it would irritate his skin from the rubbing. During that week however he decided to start crawling really well. By the time we got back home and tried to put the arm back on he refused to wear it more than 5-10 minutes. We have been in that position since

Isaac started walking a couple of weeks after his birthday and hasn’t stopped since then. He is my non-cuddles out of the four, fight back if you take a toy away (we are not talking about crying but literally fighting back), biter, and screamer kind of kid. BUT then, he will flash you his smile with his dimples and just melt your heart. What a little stinker! Wouldn’t trade him in for ANYTHING!

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