Thursday, November 29, 2007

Funny Photo Catch-Up

Hello there! Just thought I should update the blog with a few of my favorite pictures of those "sweet" boys I hang around with.

So, the first two pictures are from the Best Fit Ever. I'm telling you, both boys threw their best fits ever, and at the same time! I have to say it was one of the highlights of my week -- maybe longer. Okay, maybe I should explain: See, ever since the boys were very small -- I think it all started because Camden was such a happy baby and Dan wanted to prove to people that he did cry sometimes-- we've kind of had this obsession with taking pictures of their fits. Okay, we're probably horrible parents and our children are going to grow up with serious psychological problems, but I try to justify it all with, "Hey, at least we don't get all upset and beat them or something... Maybe they'll learn to laugh at themselves since their parents laugh at them all the time..." A stretch, maybe, but it sure makes me feel better about it all! Okay, so back to the fits. The boys were tired, they were hungry, and they both wanted to do completely opposite things, neither of which was going to happen. Oh, and we had just had the home inspection at our new house and Dan and I needed to talk to the realtor. So now you can picture the scene -- we are outside our new house, in our new neighborhood, and our two boys are screaming their heads off. So we wrestled them into their carseats and figured, "hey, let them scream it out there; at least they're safe." But then we couldn't hear ourselves think, much less our realtor, so I just shut the car door. For some reason, this really got them mad. I think my favorite moment was when Jake's hand was inside Camden's mouth. No, I'm not completely sure how it got there, but I think Jake put it there. No worries though, I'm not sure Camden even noticed; he didn't bite -- or even react at all. At least I don't think he reacted; his crying didn't change... So all in all, it was pretty great. For Dan and me, at least. And I don't think there was any permanent emotional scarring. Well, maybe for my brother who watched it all unfold. But the boys seem fine! Just to let you know, the rest of the evening was fine. They recover quickly. The realtor went to McDonalds and came back with cookies, which the boys got to eat before dinner. The got to stay up late watching The Incredibles (that was planned before the fit. We do not reward that kind of behavior around our house, well not usually). The next morning all we had to show for such a great fit were a few pictures, that really don't do it justice. Oh well, when I opened the car door to snap the pictures it kind of distracted them. But c'est le vie!

Okay, so the last picture was taken just a few days later. This is how Jake plugs his nose. Enough said.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Change of Plans

Isn't it amazing how our plans can change so suddenly? What is really amazing is that even during a huge change of plans, we can still see the Lord's hand in all we do!

After two weeks with a contract on the cute little farmhouse in Stafford, we had to void the contract. A very hard and sad decision to make, but we know it was the right one. We learned through various home inspectiuons that the foundation of the house (it was 100 years old, after all) was disintegrating. The sellers were willing to make the necessary repairs, so we continued to plan for that house. However, last Sunday morning Dan woke up with a horrible feeling about the house. We discussed it and since I had been having doubts for a few days already, we decided to void the contract and move on with something else. Luckily, there was another great house sitting there just waiting for us (even closer to Dan's office) and we will be closing on the 30th of this month! We just had the home inspection on this house and what a different feeling we have about this one! It will be a great home for our family -- and it shouldn't fall into it's foundation, either!

What a blessing we have received. Not only will we have a great, strong home for our family, but we also had a chance to listen to and obey the promptings of the Spirit. The Lord is always taking care of us and guiding us through this life -- if we will let Him and listen to His counsel.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Despite a very sick little boy (Camden), Halloween was a lot of fun for the Orr family. Both boys have been telling me they wanted to be Spiderman for at least two months. So with all that time I planned ahead and costumes were ready in plenty of time, right? If you think that's true, you don't know me very well! I started making Spiderman costumes the evening of the 30th, and we were ready for trick-or-treating by the time Dan got home from work on the 31st. Nothing like the last minute! Trick-or-treating was fun. We made it about 8 houses before Camden tuckered out, so I carried a sleepy Spidey back down the hill while Dan and Jake kept going a little longer. I think the best part of the evening, at least for Dan and me, was that Jake insisted on wearing underwear on his head instead of a spiderman mask. One old lady asked, "Is that underwear on your head?!"

We hope you all had a great Halloween! Oh, and Camden is feeling much better...

Sorry about the lack of pictures. For some reason they won't upload. But I'll try again later!
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