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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Sunday, October 16

Jack-o'-lantern time!

Okay, so we didn't do ANY jack-o-lanterns but we did "do" pumpkins! Last year on a whim, we got decorating kits at Target and they were so easy and the kids loved them. So we did it again this year. Friday after school, we headed to Target so they each could pick their own out. Korri and Mac picked theirs in seconds: Korri=Elsa from Frozen and Mac=BB-8 from Star Wars, whom he LOVES! Finn, as usual, had a harder time and by the end of the trip, I gently convinced him to do a dinosaur. He'd been talking about doing one for weeks but then was distracted by the other kits that were available.

While daddy put up the outdoor decorations, the kids and I decorated pumpkins.

Finn's paint didn't cover well at all (and he didn't listen to his momma who told him to just paint the front first!), so Jim ran out Saturday morning and picked up some spray paint, which worked wonderfully well!

My three little pumpkins with their pumpkins:

And daddy and Korri actually carved a pumpkin and used the kit I picked up randomly at the grocery store:

Mine is still sitting on the counter. Maybe I'll do minimal this year and keep it plain. Hmmm...deep thoughts.

Oh, you HAVE to come see the grave yard scene Jim created in our front yard. This doesn't even do it 10% justice:

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