I was quiet here a little longer than I expected! Sorry about that.

We are down to one trick-or-treater in our house, plus a sweet friend.

We are deep into late fall school around here, and Halloween came and went. Halloween used to be a huge deal around here, with costume planning going on for weeks and weeks. With Halloween on a Friday this year, we had a football game! Jack had to play in the pep band, so it was just the girls at home for Halloween night. Paige gave out candy with her grandparents and Darcy went trick-or-treating with a friend.

We were in the visitor’s stands. Apparently a lot of the home fans were trick-or-treating that night.

It seems like a long way from hanging out on the front porch with neighbors while we handed out candy. A little sad, but it’s a different season and so we are enjoying it. And Landmark won the game big, so that was great!



Saturday ushered in real wintery weather, forty degrees and windy! So we enjoyed a cozy day at home and all the girls pulled out their Uggs. Snuggly.

The fireplace is gone now, too.

Our big (good) news from this week is our house! Our new home is being built on the site of an older house, so we had to demolish that one. (Yes, I feel a little bad about that. But we couldn’t make the little three-bedroom ranch work.) Finally the demolition has begun, and we couldn’t be happier. On top of that, we got the final version of the plans delivered, and our builder has them, too, so we are eager to get moving on that next week.

Being involved in this process is like watching paint dry. I know it will seem fast once we are in our new house, but it isn’t easy to be patient.

Our bad news from this week is Matthew’s concussion. Yes, his second, so his season is over for football. We are all sad, Matthew most of all, because he loves his team and his coaches with all of his great big heart. The final regular season game is tonight, and we should be attending, but I’m waiting for Matthew to tell me he feels like going. So far I haven’t heard anything.

We would welcome your prayers for healing for Matthew on this one! He’s like me–he never prays for patience and not very good at it to begin with. Being still and quiet enough for all the healing to take place is a struggle, but it’s what his body needs most of all right now.

We are looking forward to two horse shows this month, and the beginning of wrestling season for Jack. Matthew hopes to start when he gets the “all-clear” from our doctor. Thanksgiving, too, which we are happy to host again this year. It’s Bill’s favorite holiday and he laid claim to hosting this one years ago.

Hope you have a great weekend! Do you have anything out of the ordinary planned for the week?