Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

***Korea Pictures are coming, I promise! We're dealing with the worst case imaginable of jet lag around here, so unless it's a task necessary to our day, it's probably not happening right now. The kids have been waking up for the day about 1 am! So, that leaves the Mommy and Daddy of the house VERY, VERY tired...and frustrated! When life resumes to even close to normal, I promise a big Korea blog update!***

Despite our complete lack of sleep and as a result energy, we just HAD to trick-or-treat tonight! We met up at Grandma and Grandpa's house so Graham, Amelia, Miles, and Grace could enjoy Halloween together. We're hoping that all the cool, fresh air and running around collecting candy will result in a bit more sleep tonight...cross your fingers!

The Gang! Spider Man, Darth Vader, Baby Elephant, and Butterfly Princess

Butterfly Princess sporting a cute new haircut under that hood

Darth Vader

Darth Vader (with a very serious face) and Grandma

Grandpa and his Butterfly Princess

Monday, October 17, 2011


We're less than 72 hours away from our Korean adventure so we're in full packing and organizing mode around here! Our packing lists are made and I think after one more trip to Target for those last minute items, we'll be good to go. The kids are fully aware that we have a trip coming up, they just have no concept that getting to Korea is going to be more than 20 hours (YIKES!) of travel from door to door. I must be talking an awful lot about packing because I stumbled upon a pile of Amelia's "stuff" and when I asked her to put it away, she said "I packed for Korea all by myself. Now you're all done packing!"

A pair of pink princess high heels, "Baby" without any pants, a bottle for "Baby", and a single pair of Snow White underwear...yep, I'd say Amelia is packed and ready for a week in Korea!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Perfection

We've had the most wonderful fall this year. I actually don't remember one quite like it...I'm talking sunny weather in the 80's for the past several weeks! It's been heaven to carry on with our normal "summer" activities but do it surrounded with red and orange covered trees. I think the knowledge that snow isn't too far off in our future make us appreciate this all the more.

My absolute favorite place in the fall is St. Olaf College, so that's where we headed today! The kids get excited when they hear we're going to visit "their college". I don't know what it is about that campus and the small town of Northfield, but it's magic. I love that Graham and Amelia know their way around the school and enjoy running outside going from building to building checking everything out. Daddy Jeff and I figure that by the time they're ready for college, St. Olaf will already feel like their second home! :)

Graham LOVES to play in the leaves. Amelia...not so much. The leaves are "too dirty"!

The obligatory chair shot. Amelia chose her accessories today and she was beyond proud to strut around campus with her pink ruffled purse!

Mr. Graham and his chair picture

St. Olaf