Sunday, January 27, 2013


We are still alive and getting settled! Owen loves his new school and didn't even really seem to have any adjustment period! He is doing "Little Dribblers" basketball through the park district, too. Ben is going to Parent's Day Out one day a week and is doing great. He comes home each week with lots of stories and the teachers always say how funny he is! He goes to a little park district "sports class" one morning each week, too.
Lucy is a busy girl as well! She is a Fast crawler and starting to pull up on low things, too! Watch out! She's gonna get you! I started a job one day a week as a lactation consultant at a hospital. I had to go to 6 full days of corporate/hospital/nursing orientation and almost quit several times ;). It is going a lot better now that I only really have to go 4 x's a month (and, someone finally decided to take an occasional bottle! Thank goodness!). Mike likes his work and has gotten pretty proficient with the Metra system! Hope you all are well and I'll try to add some pics of the kids' activities soon!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Just in case you haven't heard...

We are moving! On Friday! Yikes! We are very excited to be moving to Arlington Heights, Il. Mike has taken a job with Thermal Conservation Technologies. We will miss all of our east coast friends and family, but are excited to start a new chapter! Here is a preview pic of Owen in his new uniform!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We had so much fun today and hope you did too!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Safe and Sound

Yes! We are safe and sound! Though Mike and I spent yesterday crazily making ice, filling every spare container with water, and having a Walsh family "camp out" in the basement :). I guess I went a little overboard... What can I say- it was my first hurricane. The boys and I were out of town for Irene and Mike had to brave that one alone. We haven't been out today, but everything out our windows looks just fine. Now the big question that is on Owen and Ben's minds: how will this impact Halloween?!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Best Day Ever

Last weekend we went to the open house at the Germantown Fire and police department. And for Owen and Ben, this was the best day ever!!! Owen has been a police officer for Halloween the last 2 years and just decided that he wants to be a police officer again this year. Ben pretty much lives in the fireman costume we have. After leaving the open house, both of the boys decided they would like to be on the SWAT team or bomb squad! Start praying for them now! And their mama, that my nerves could survive knowing my boys have such dangerous jobs! I'm hoping this is a phase! Going to things like this probably just encourages them, though...

Apple picking

Last weekend we went apple picking at an orchard near our house. We had so much fun! The weather was beautiful and we picked 34 (!) lbs of apples!!! So far we have made apple pancakes, apple crisp, apple sauce, apple and oat scones, and some sautéed cinnamon apples. Yum! If you have a favorite apple recipe, please feel free to share! We are always open to suggestions! I checked out the Pioneer Woman's website and found a couple of new recipes to try this week. I'll report back soon!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Silly and Sweet