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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall In All It's Glory

Yesterday we went to an apple orchard to pick apples. It's a really big thing here in Michigan. We must have passed two other orchards on our way to this one that a friend recommended. It was about 25 minutes away, north of Ann Arbor in a town called South Lyon, and it was the most spectacular drive. Picture a tree lined country road (except your not really in the "country") and the leaves have already started to change. There were beautiful old red barns about every five miles and we were listening to my Copland cd. It looked like scenes from a movie. Fall is my favorite season and it couldn't get much better than this (well, so I thought....that is until we got there and ate their apple cinnamon sugar doughnuts and their pumpkin glazed doughnuts and drank their hot apple cider. Holy Yum! And that's not just the pregnancy talking!)

One of Miles new words is "pumpu" (pumpkin). We thought he would be a little more excited to see this huge one but he was too busy looking at all the kids running around and the animals at the petting zoo and the tricycle tire course across the way. This is as good of a smile as we could get out of him (as if he was saying, "hurry up mom and dad, I want to go play!")
Miles started eating apples (ones that he found on the ground) even before the tractor came to pick us up and take us to the orchards.
Good thinking John for having us bring the back pack for Miles. It was the perfect height for him to reach the apples on the higher branches.
Waiting for the tractor to come and pick us back up. By now we had picked Empire, McIntosh, and Gala, and we were headed on to pick some Mutsu apples. I can't wait to start baking with some of these apples:)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mail Key

New words are comming out all over the place. Miles says mail key in this clip.

OK, maybe not the key part but he does say "mail" and tell me that it is that way.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hi all,

Its John, often I have this thought and I wanted to get some ideas on it. So here we go, if we had a perfect faith (meaning in essence no Vail to blind us of the things of God) Would we sin? Could we sin truly knowing the dire consequences involved with acting against God? Please leave your thoughts!!! Some may bring up the third host of of heaven that rebelled against God and followed Satin. In question though, were they like us now, Did they have to use there faith or lack there of in there decision to rebel or did they have a perfect knowledge? I would say they did not have a perfect knowledge/faith.  
So...The the question is, if you have a perfect faith can you sin?

I really look forward to every ones thoughts


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Miles is always walking in circles around our kitchen and down the hall way and he's usually pushing something.....his stroller, a car..... well today he found this curtain wand and started pushing it around. If only we had a pair of dark sunglasses! It was really cute.

Typical Miles

Miles is always saying, "Peese Dayee" (please Daddy) and it's so cute! (He pretty much gets whatever it is he's asking for when he says it). So, John thought he would try to get it on video and instead of saying, "peese Dayee", all he would say is, "cheeeeeze" because he saw the camera.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Henry Ford Museum

They had an entire exhibit just about chocolate......More to come on that after I'm done reading the Twilight series

More Henry Ford.....

This is the bus Rosa Parks was on when she refused to give up her seat (restored)
She was sitting exactly where I am sitting, next to the window. It was the second row back.
This is the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in at the Ford Theater the day he was assassinated

These are just a bunch stuff.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I'm posting this so if for some reason a Professor at school gets on to our site he can see this.

Monday, September 1, 2008


This is what we think

is making all of the noise 24/7. Its about the size of a large prune and ugley. Any ideas on what it is and what eats it?