Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Reasons I love Austin

I've been reflecting the last few days on how grateful I am for Austin. He turns 14 on November 1st and it seems like his birthday is always overshadowed by Halloween. So here I am doing a birthday post for him without any Halloween distractions.

Here are a few of the reasons I love Austin.

1. He is the best big brother I've ever seen and a wonderful son.

2. He is funny. We can laugh at each other and ourselves together.

3. He is a hard worker. (When he wants to be) :)

4. He is forgiving.

5. He is such a strong person. He tries to move past the challenges in his life and continue on the right path despite hard times.

6. Our family wouldn't be the same without him. He brings a lot of personality and spunk to our home.

7. He trusts me.
8. He's so cute.
9. He's a great student.
10. He's loyal.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Update on Life

Here's a quick update...Summit and I have been working on Halloween costumes. We've finished Summit's and we are in process for the other three. I'm excited to do a Halloween post but I have to wait. We also made a cute Halloween decoration.

On Monday we had a card making day at our house. That was fun. Now I have a few cards stocked up. Here are the boys playing the drum while we made cards.

I also made these cute beanies for my nieces.

Austin is doing great in 8th grade. We got a call from one of his teachers last week to tell us how awesome he is doing. She went on for 5 minutes about how wonderful he is. That was really neat to hear!

That's about all the excitement we have right now. I know it isn't anything too monumental but that's our life! :)