Like I mentioned in my previous post, I've been a terrible blogger! It's almost Thanksgiving and I have not posted anything about our November, so here goes...
We had a surprise party for Matt's parents who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. We invited them to come for lunch after they get out of church. They thought it was going to be with just us, but when they walked in, the entire family was here. They were surprised!
Our house was filled with love, laughter and good food that day.
My sister-in-law made this fabulous cake. She is quite talented!!!
On November 4 Matt and I went out and voted. A privilege not lost on me and something I take very seriously since becoming an American citizen.
Jazzie's workload in junior high is at times quite demanding. The fact that she is taking honors classes, means that there is more homework. Thankfully, my girl is very diligent, does high quality work and expects the best from herself.
The fifth grade at Tahlia's school did a small performance on Veteran's Day for the veterans in the students' families. We invited Matt's dad who served in the Navy and the Airforce. The kids sang songs, read poems and had a question and answer session with the vets. It was really nice and a wonderful learning experience for all the kids. I am glad Tahlia had her Pappaw there :-)
Ruby is getting big! She is now 14 weeks old and she really is a good girl. She is doing great learning the basic commands like stay, come, sit and down. The weather has been very cold in Ohio these past two weeks (we even had our first snow day last week), so we got Ruby a little sweater :-)
I don't remember ever having a snowday before Thanksgiving. It was awesome.
With the time-change we have been experiencing some amazing sunrises at the bus stop!
Ruby has managed to wiggle herself into Jazzie's heart. She still misses Lily a lot, but Ruby is slowly healing her broken heart.
It's been wonderful having Ruby in our home and family. Life just isn't the same without a dog <3