Christmas Lights & Tree

It’s this time of year, again. Traditionally, the lights and the Christmas tree go up in and around our house the day after Thanksgiving. Kevin works on the Christmas lights going along the roof, and Katelynn works on setting up the Christmas tree in the front room. Sara helps both of them. And I make sure, everything goes to the right spot. And of course, Joshua is the inspector to make sure, Daddy installed the light as they supposed to be.

… and this evening I had the chance to photograph the Christmas lights at dusk. Sara had a friend over. And they were dancing around our little “Charlie Brown Tree”.

American Heroes Festival

Hello! I’m back again. Due to the flu, I was bed ridden for a few days. There is a nasty virus going around, right now. Sara had to come home from school early on Monday. She missed two days. She was very sad and tried to convince her Daddy, she’s feeling all better on Tuesday morning. But, we convinced Sara it was better to rest with some fluits and a couple bites to eat watching Spongebob on the couch. (I tell ya, Spongebob might not be the smartest sponge under the sea. But he’s my hero in situations like that. He fixes almost everything.) Today she was fit enough to go back. Me? It felt like getting hit with a shuffle across the face. I don’t know how it really feels. But I can imagine it feels similar to that, what I’ve been going through the last several days. Still a little bit exhausted; however I can sit at the desk without passing out and later finding out I have keyboard marks all over my face. πŸ˜‰

Last Saturday, there was a Part II on Veterans Day. After we came home from the American Heroes 5K Run, we rested for a while before we went to see the Oak Ridge Boys and the fireworks down at the festival. It was a great evening. The Oak Ridge Boys are still up and going. The fireworks were great as always. And I had a chance to do some more long exposure shots of the carnival with my camera. We had a great time as a family. And here some photos of the festival:

Halloween 5K At Nebraska Furniture Mart

Kevin, Katelynn and Sara ran the Halloween 5K at Nebraska Furniture Mart, this morning. Kevin came in at about 31.23 min. Sara came in about five minutes later at 36.44 min. and made 3rd Place in her age group. And Katelynn took it easy; she came in at 47.29 minutes.

After the run, Kevin and the girls had some refreshments. And Sara colored a “Trick-o-Treat” bag, before it started to drizzle. First we thought, the weather wouldn’t hold up, but it did.

Happy Birthday, Little Princess!

Our Princess

She is our princess we must confess,

she laughs and plays and makes a mess.

She giggles a lot and tickles us pink,

she can get into trouble in a single blink.

She runs and sings and twirls around,

but when she gets mad she stomps the ground.

She is our princess we have confessed,

good and bad we know we’re blessed.

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I love this photo! Sara looks so adorable. ❀

Happy Birthday, Sara!

Birthday Dinner At Kobe Steaks Japanese Restaurant

Yesterday, Kevin and I took Katelynn and Sara out for their birthday dinner. Since the girls are both born in October, we usually go to one restaurant, which is fun and has better quality food. The girls decided, they would like to go back to the “… Japanese place not far from Kaboom Town …”. So, to Kobe Steaks Japanese Restaurant we went:

Harvest Festival

Sara and I went to the Calloway’s Harvest Festival this year, again. She had a lot of fun decorating a pumpkin, before we did some shopping for catnip and Halloween garden decor. The Calloway’s Nursery has always a beautiful display of pumpkins at this time of the year. Sara and I looked at all kinds of pumpkins. She liked the wart pumpkins. “Some of them look squished”, she said and pointed at the “Cinderella” variety. I also showed her the “French Cheese”: “Look, these are the pumpkins, I grow in my Community Garden bed!” Sara really liked them. “They look pretty; like wood”, she replied.

14 Years

From the day you came into this world
We were as proud as can be
Blessed with a Daughter
For everyone to see

So every year we celebrate
This very special day
To mark another milestone
As your life moves on its way

So happy Birthday to you
We wish you all the happiness in the world
We are thankful all year round
For our very precious girl

Happy Birthday, Katelynn!

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Katelynn is standing on a scenic rock on Mount Scott