Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy child?

The cute and innocent face, don't let it fool you! She has not been happy unless held or in a bath! She has a hoarse voice to prove it. Whether from her shots on Monday, a slight cold with runny nose and cough, or she is teething, but either way not sure I am ready for this girl drama. But she sure is cute!

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Nash Law Office

Almost 6 years ago, Joe agreed when I told him I felt we were supposed to move to Slippery Rock, Pa.  Even though Joe didn't have a job prospect, he figured being close to 5 counties he would be able to find something in the DA office.  He soon realized that wasn't going to be the best thing for our family, and worked for a year before he felt led to open up his own office.  

In 2008, Joe opened The Nash Law Office. He rented an office, in Slippery Rock. After 3 years, when his lease was up, we started looking at property in Slippery Rock to buy. In August, we finalized buying a building on Main Street. In October, the demolition and construction began. Joe was the mastermind behind the look of the office, he had envisioned the exposed brick and duct work visible along with the wood accents. Our builder, Braden Campbell, was awesome, working long hours and making it look just like Joe envisioned even with the wooden beams as accents.

The past week Joe has been putting in long hours packing and sorting thru everything he had accumulated in three years getting ready for the move. Saturday a bunch of guys assembled for the big move and everything was moved over 1 street in about 2 hours. Then Joe and I put in about 10 hours getting everything put away and looking good to open the doors on Monday morning. Pictures were hung, outside walls were washed and the sign transferred over, books were put away and organized, floors were swept and cleaned.

I am vey thankful for the dream God gave to Joe 4 years ago to start his own practice, and to watch him step out in faith and put the plans in motion to expand that business into what it is today. I am thankful for all the people who helped make this possible and for my wonderful husband.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I am not an artist!

I didn't think I was that bad of a artist, until the almost 4 year old asked what the giraffe was doing next to the police guy.  That was my clue that I needed help.  So I told Graham that I needed to go to Art School.  He said oh, well is Daddy going to stay with us when you go away to school.  And I explained no, I wasn't actually going to go to art school, but that I am not a good drawer, so that I could use help in my artistic skills, and I would get that at art school.  He figured out where the ball cap went and the winter hat, but had no idea who the hooked hand guy was (even though we play pirates all the time and watch them on TV).  He didn't know what the spotted man was either.  Lady liberty he was also clueless.  So either we have to make many trips this year- a circus, NYC to see the State of Liberty, or I just have to become a better artist. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Today we went on a swamp adventure as our artic tundra turned to a swamp and it is like 60 degrees here. So with Madison asleep in the back carrier we took off thru the small river where we found a log to walk across and then hiked thru deer paths to get to a small square foundation. I then let the boys lead us, which wasn't a great idea as it was often thru pricker bushes but we found one of our paths and ended up at this small puddle where we played and got more water in our boots before heading home!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Artic explorers

Since the temperature is supposed to be in the 50's we decided to go for a walk. Shortly into our adventure the boys decided we were explorers in Antarctica. We looked for polar bears (snowmen parts), went ice fishing-(by throwing rocks into our small crick), ice skating on the driveway! We helped ice bergs melt in our driveway, and even rescued baby penguin eggs(rocks) trapped in ice and brought them home to incubate and hatch. Where they will then proceed back to the river to catch fish for them once they hatch. Madison enjoyed it all from her first backpack adventure. She was often heard making noises so we think she approves of our adventure!
We concluded our adventure by having a koolaid drink and dumping about an inch of water out of each of their boots!

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Snow time fun

We have had about a foot of snow. The kids are liking it more and more. Once we can get them dressed that is. Eli especially hates getting dressed to go out- he hates the hat, gloves, and boots. Not to many places to sled ride except off the deck which is fun at this age!