Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ting Pasko!! (Christmas Time!)

Isn't the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas delicious?! The anticipation of Christmas is almost better than the actual day!

So, a few days ago Josh boldly braved the bat closet and pulled out the tubs of Christmas decorations. Alas, there's no tree yet to decorate - but doesn't the outside of the house look happy!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Family Time

Papa Bear Moffit started a twice-monthly Moffit dinner. We do it at a different home each time, and we eat different food, but it's always the same! Oh how we are enjoying family time! It was at our place a few weeks ago, and like all good Moffit get-togethers, there was...

Showing off for Grandpa...

Yoga with Grandma...
And music somehow worked its way into the evening too!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I Fought the Yard, and the Yard Won.

I love working in the yard. I love weeding. I love mowing. I love using the weed-eater. I love it all. But it doesn't love me back.

First, I threw my back out a few weeks ago, trying to start the lawn mower. Which never did start. Rrrr.

Then, last week...poison oak.

Day one:
Looks like a botox job gone bad.

Day two:
Scary, puffy eyes.

Day three:
Looking better.

Day four and five:
Looking and feeling great!

Day six:
Are you serious! Josh - take me to the doctor!!

5 days on the meds and I am feeling like I almost have my face back to normal! Whew. And, the yard isn't all bad, check out this beautiful visitor from last week!

Saturday, November 05, 2011


The fun part of being back in the states after nearly 7 years, is experiencing American culture with new eyes. One of the things that has struck me this furlough, about our culture, is how artistic we are. We decorate for every holiday, and Halloween alone has carving and costumes! We are a creative bunch, we Americans!

After our pumpkin-carving party at Grandpa's a few weeks ago, we continued the artsy Halloween festivities with a pumpkin-painting party with all the Moffits. It was impressive. I like to think of us as the VonTrapp family - but we paint instead of sing!

Then, on Halloween, we dressed up a Native American, a Cowgirl, and a Pirate...and off we went to trick-or-treat. First stop - Grandpa's!

We got a lot of candy, saw some very cool Halloween decorations (like dry-ice bubbles!), and finished our 'tour' with a stop at Uncle Caleb and Aunt Taylor's and of course Grandma's.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


It came!
It came!
It came!
No longer a green card holder, our son is a full-fledged U.S. citizen!

I went to the post office today with a receipt for certified mail (and a few other things to mail while I was there). The lady gave me the envelope containing Neo's certificate, and also a customs slip to fill out for the package I was mailing. Well, I moved over to another counter to fill out the customs slip, but I was so teary and sniffley from opening Neo's COC , that she brought me over a box of tissues and said, 'This is nice, usually people are upset when they get certified mail, it's nice to see someone so happy about what they got!'

Then, the man behind me in line came over and said, 'Before I go I wanted to come over and say, 'Congratulations!'' (I may, or may not have yelled out to everyone in the post office, 'It's my son's certificate of citizenship!').