Friday, November 28, 2008

Stay away from the Nyhof home!!

Last week Friday Aubrey got the flu, the out of both ends flu. Sunday Dan got it, and early Monday I did. We finally were back on top of things, getting the house all sanitized and after spending all day with family and cousins, Ellie got it last night. Grrr, I am bummed and feel so bad for exposing everyone to this nasty bug. Thankfully, Dan and I are competely back to "our" normal and Dan could get movies for her and puzzles for me. I have kept up on all the laundry sick kids bring and got the Christmas lights on outside. Hopefully this is the only flu bug we end up with this winter. Wouldnt that be nice!! Here is a picture of Ellie, she had to smile even though shes feeling poopy. We asked her if she wanted the shade shut and she just said that she loved to see the sunshine, how sweet is that!!
Dan is heading to the football game tonight of Holland Christian in Detroit area! He is really looking forward to it since last week he stayed home and missed going to the Penn State vs. Michigan State game. Sorry babe!
I get to go wedding dress shopping tomorrow with my sisters and mom. (so long as no one gets the flu!!) I am sooooo excited!!! I cant wait to see her in a beautiful dress!! What fun I am sure we will have!!! Everyone have a great day, hope all of you crazy black friday shoppers got some great deals!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Give Thanks!!

I found this cartoon, and it cracked me up. I totally have my dads sense of humor!! I truely hope all you bloggers have a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

do you know anyone???

Flowers and Cakes...

So, I am privileged to be able to help Angie with her and Jeffs wedding plans!! How fun!! Currently she is on the hunt for a flower person and cake person. So, if you know of someone and happen to have any pics of their work, that would be helpful! Thanks in advance and thanks for all your replies on my Christmas questions!! Blogging is great!!! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008


To all of my girlfriends: thanks for being who you are. Each of you are a HUGE blessing in my life, you are all so unique and dear to me! I just was thinking tonight how lucky I am to have such a large group of you to turn to for whatever life throws our way! I appreciate you all and love ya'!!

"The better part of ones life consists of his friendships." - Abe Lincoln

"A true friend is one who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked." - Bernard Meltzer

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I put up our new tree tonight and it looks pretty good. I got a new one because I feel our house is shrinking a bit and so I got a smaller, slimmer tree. Maybe I wont feel like its so in the way like the other one.( i will put up a pic when its all done!) Now I am getting in the Christmas mind set and I have some questions for you all...

First question, does anyone know someone who sells discovery toys? I am kind of interested in getting the little race track set for my girls for Christmas. (hopefully they still sell it!)

Second, every year Dan gets me a new book light for a present and now its kind of a joke that we have wondering how long it will last. Its never very long, I either read too much or have bad luck with book lights. So, if you know of a really great kind that's not too bright or heavy let me know.(or Dan) :)

Third this isn't a Christmas question but just a three year old is amazing!! When they say that kids grow up too fast, its no joke!! We were watching some country music show and she was critiquing all the girls. One of the winners walked up and Ellie said "she is skinny" and later "oh mom, I like her hair" and again "her dress is sooo pretty". What the heck she is 3!!! What am I teaching the child? Goodness! She cracks me up.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Great book...

You know those monthly book clubs you get in the mail? Well, I tried it out once and really thought it was a great deal IF you dont forget to send the info back in the mail each month. If you fail to do so you will get two books they pick for you and you get stuck paying for. Well, of course that happened to me ONE time!! Luckily one of the books I got was good and called Amazing Kitchen cures. It is an awesome book that is useful to everyone. It takes me hours some nights to fall asleep and many nights I find myself reading this. So, if you're looking for a Christmas present for someone that you just arent sure what to get, this is a good one. Just thought I would pass along the info.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Well...things didn't turn out the way I had hoped. Part of me thinks its pretty cool that we have our first african american president. Another part of me is just plain worried, it just scares me when someone who is okay with taking innocent life (abortion) is about to be in charge of ours. But again, God is still the same God today as yesturday and that is a comfort for us all. So, congratulations to President elect Obama and his family. I am bummed we wont see more of that cute Sarah Palin anymore!! Have a great day bloggers!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pray and Vote!!!

Tomorrow is finally voting day!!! This will sound cheesy but I always feel good when I vote, I feel proud that we have the privilege to do it...the FREEDOM! Whatever happens tomorrow, God is still in control. So lets all just pray for our country and for the new people who will be leading it. Happy Voting!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


WOO HOO!! Look at these sister Angie and new brother to be Jeff are engaged!!!!!! HOORAY!!!! Not sure when it will be yet but I will keep everyone posted on all the fun planning!! Yea!!!

Here are also a few pics of trunk or treat at church. Fun times!!