Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Late Thanksgiving

We're a few weeks late, but we wanted to share with everyone some of the things we're particularly thankful for this Thanksgiving.

-We're thankful for dear friends that invited us to spend the holiday with them in San Francisco.

-We're thankful for terrible weather which forced us to take a longer, more scenic route.
-We're thankful that we could go see all of the fishies at the Monteray Bay Aquarium.

-We're thankful that Charlotte has a fun little friend and that they love to share...everything.
-We're thankful that Charlotte threw up her entire Thangsgiving dinner giving us an opportunity to see it again and be reminded of how delicious it was going down the first time.
-We're thankful for a car that breaks down in the middle of the road, giving George and his Dad a fun opportunity to do something really manly: push a car across an intersection and a lane of traffic into a Walgreens parking lot.
-We're thankful for AAA for towing our car to a garage for free.
-We're thankful for our friends' parents who graciously agree to let us stay in their home for an extra 2 days.
-We're thankful for Chevy's wisdom in creating very inexpensive parts that cannot be purchased seperately from other really expensive parts, forcing us to pay hundreds of dollars even though the part that was broken only cost around $3.
-We're also thankful for Chevy for not having those parts available anywhere between California and Michigan which meant we would get to extend our vacation even more while we waited for them to ship!
-We're thankful for our friends' parents who graciously agreed to let us stay in their home for another 3 days more.
-We're thankful for my boss and school teacher who are patient and understanding.
-We're thankful that Charlotte started feeling better after 36 hours of throwing up.
-We're thankful that with the 3 extra days we were finally able to actually have a good time with our friends.
-We're thankful that we got to go see the ocean and play on the beach.
-We're thankful that we got to go see the redwood trees.
-We're thankful that we got to go see the migrating monarch butterflies.
-We're thankful that we got to go see the lights of San Franciso.
-We're thankful that when we picked up the car, the garage was kind enough to knock $30 off the total - that's a 2% savings!
-We're thankful that we could finally drive home safely with our extraordinarily well behaved children. (Seriously, our kids are the best traveling kids in the world. They slept almost the whole time!)
-And most of all, we're thankful for our dear friends, our friends' parents, and our parents for helping us and supporting us through it all.
-We're thankful that somehow this honestly turned out to be one of the most memorable and enjoyable Thanksgivings we've ever had.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My sweet girl

Yesterday my sweet Charlotte just made me smile all day long. It's amazing how much she has grown. I just wanted to share a couple of things that Charlotte does to make me smile.
*she loves everything- there is not a day that goes by where Charlotte doesn't say how she "loves something. Her cup, cheese, random objects around the house, and she always tells us that she loves her boy".
*yesterday I was finishing dinner and George was getting fussy so I asked Charlotte to read him a book. She grabbed "Going on a Bear Hunt" and started to "read" it. We read it all the time, so she has it memorized the story. It was so awesome to hear her reading the story to her brother. Scott, stop painting to hear read to George too. She is on her way to being a great reader.
*she was playing last night in the kitchen with old spice containers and of course they turned into little characters. I was listening to her talk to them, and it went a little like this:
Charlotte-"Michael jump into the nest! Be careful!"
Mom-"Who is Michael?"
Charlotte- "My friend?"
Later at dinner Scott and I were trying to figure out where the name Michael came from. We asked Charlotte she said, "from dad's special book"
We finally figured out that it is from one of Scott's children books that only mommy and daddy read to her. She is just so smart.
Just a few moments I wanted to share, mainly I just don't want to forget.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fuhriman Family Fun!

(I've been waiting for Scott to do this post, but I'm not sure when he'll get around to doing it.)
After George's blessing we all(the Fuhriman clan)went to Boise, Idaho for my nephews Brant and Diego's Eagle Scout Projects. They rebuilt and rededicated a monument that their uncles did twenty-five years ago. We are super proud of both of them, it turned out out awesome!

It was a great week and we made a lot of great memories. Here are my favorite pictures from the week.

He is just so handsome!

Grandchildren, 18 out of 23. I think that's right?

George takes after his Uncle Tim

Nancy was one of my young women's leaders as a teen. It was so great to see her and her family.

Oh please, stop.

Next time all eight children get to together I vote on hiring a Professional Photographer. Maybe then we'll have everyone's face in view! (Bob)

And all of this happened because two people fell in love. Aren't they cute?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Three Months!

George is such a good baby. Here's what he's been up to:

-Every once in while I can get him to giggle really loud, which is just the cutest thing ever.
-He still loves to cuddle, which is one of my favorite things too.
-He has grown out of all of his 3 month old sleepers.
-He no longer has chicken legs, just a bunch of rolls.
-He coos at people he loves.
-He grunts in his sleep.
-He grunts when he's awake.
-And he does like it when his clothes don't have poop on them, so he has a blow out diaper at least once a day.

He's a keeper!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween...Go Crazy Folks!

Charlotte got to pick what she wanted to be for Halloween and she decided on a bird. But not just any bird, the most important bird...a cardinal!

So since she was a cardinal it was natural that George would be a baseball!
We took her tricker treating and she loved it! "I love halloween party, Mom!" Charlotte would run up to the door, practically let herself into the home to get the candy and then say, "thank you" on her way out.

The kids with their candy ! (mom and dad's candy)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

George's Blessing

It was a special day for George, today at church on 10-10-10 he was given a name and a blessing by his daddy. We are blessed to have our sweet little George Patrick in our family.

The two Georges'

George and Scott got matching ties for the special day.

Thanks to all of the family and friends that were able to come and for all of your help. It was so nice to be surounded by our loved ones.

Friday, October 8, 2010

2 months...

And he is Mister Smiles!
George is such a sweet, happy, and bright eyed baby. He's the perfect addition!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo Shoot with Mom!

I was inspired my friend's blog . So I got my camera, my beautiful children and took some pictures. I'm really happy with my afternoon project.