Fragmented Freewrite #16's NOVEMBER and today Luke is
20-months old!!

Goodness. I love this sweet babe!



It was rainy most of Halloween. Sam was a skeleton and Luke was Frankenstein (the monster...not the doctor). We still had a great time, and if you didn't see the pics, you can click HERE.


My Niece is 22-years old, so she went to a fun costume party on Halloween. I was very proud of her creativity. Can you guess what she was?

Cereal Killer Ashley, 2009


I finally got my thank you cards prepared for Abby's & Aja's vet and crematorium. I think they turned out great and I hope the staff at both places like seeing these beautiful (and healthy) captures of our girls. We still miss them so much.

Here's the cover of the card...

We had such amazing experiences with the two companies (in spite of everything) that it was important to me, to not only thank them, but show them just how special our girls really were.

(I adore, and it just keeps getting better. If you aren't familiar with the site, you definitely should be!)


I'm thinking that every week, I will include a photo of something "Dina". Here's the one for this week...


Sam's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Saniatan, had a birthday on Wednesday. We planned a little surprise for her during snack-time, and I think she was definitely surprised.

It's so much fun to see the kids in a structured environment. I always leave amazed by the power of a teacher!


Our neighborhood is having the annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday. It's the first big event in here since "The Flood" and we are really looking forward to it. The weather is supposed to be great, and the green-space and trails are beginning to look like they did in August. (Thanks to a ton of hard work!)

What do YOU have planned this Fall weekend?

Check back on Sunday b/c I'm posting my necklace giveaway. It would make a great Christmas gift! Just saying.


DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love your blog! We did the same Cereal Killer costume for my husband a couple of years ago. It was a hoot, we had so much fun.
Luke is adorable, and your cat Aja looks JUST like my cat Lilly!

Kathleen said...

Happy birthday, Luke!!

And that cereal killer is too funny!!

Cat said...

Oh my gosh, Luke is adorable!

Teachers are amazing.

won said...

Cereal killer is very cute and creative!!

brainella said...

It's nice that things are finally getting back to normal here since the flood. It was really horrible there for a while; any rain just caused more problems.

Enjoy the chili. It is supposed to be a great weekend for it! :)

Jessica Nunemaker said...

Thanks for sharing the link to Scrapblog.

I hadn't heard of that one before! :)

Cat said...

Thanks for the comment! I'm hoping to nurse as long as he wants. Nursing as those top teeth grow in has been a challenge, but nothing worth doing is easy.

Tiaras said...

oh your little man is so adorable - it was very cold here for Halloween as well

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday, Luke! The kitty card turned out so beautifully!

The cereal killer outfit is too much!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Love those cheeks!! I would be kissing them non stop!!

Happy FF!

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

What a creative costume idea! I can never come up with inventive ideas like that.

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mub said...

The cereal killer is too funny!

It took me way too long to figure out what the bead picture was. I think that means it's time to go to bed. Have a fabulous weekend, enjoy the chili!

Unknown Mami said...

Your niece's costume is great!

And Sam has the best eyes.

BoufMom9 said...

LOVE the cereal killer costume! VERY CLEVER!

How fun about the chili cookoff! Have a great and yummy time!

ps LOVE scrapblog and love how your cards turned out.

Mrs4444 said...

Well, it's been busy as heck here already this weekend. Friday Fun Night lats night at school, veggie cutting at our house this morning for Boy Scout booyah sale tomorrow. Football playoff game at the high school this afternoon, firepit tonight with Molly, church tomorrow (first time in a long time). I may need a weekend to recover from my weekend!

Does Scrapblog charge a fee now? They do have some amazing features. Love your cards-very beautiful.

prashant said...

LOVE the cereal killer costume! VERY CLEVER!
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Life with Kaishon said...

You are a great Mommy! I love the surprise. What a fun teacher! She looks fun! I think teachers need to be fun AND structured!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Aww I love your kitty card, and I like, I am a big FAN =D
Oh and that cereal killer costume was so C☺☺L!