Thursday, November 27, 2008


Though I am sorry for the long delay in updates; our family has been so busy with daily activities, visits from family and school goings - on. This month has been filled with (in short order) Julian losing his first tooth, a visit from Grandma Florence and Aunt Diana, volunteering in the classroom(s) - five different ones at two different schools - and preping for the holiday season upon us !

A major event in the Denny home happened last week when Steven and I were both full-emertion baptized last Sunday at our church ! What an exciting and anticipated day for both of us! Steven, having been raised Catholic, was "sprinkled" as an infant and there is still a debate going as to weather "I" was ever baptized as a preemie infant in the NICU on an emergency basis.

As I understand it - my twin brother was baptized and given last rites in quick order on an emergency basis before he died at 72 hrs. old. The assumtion always was that I recieved the same due to being so sickly as a "micro preemie" in the late

We decided on this past weekend as a good time due to the Thanksgiving season - as we are so blessed daily by God's provision for our family and my mom and step-dad came into town for a few weeks so my mom got to see this event as well - making it a special time for her!@ All our children came in from their prospective sunday school classes and got to witness this special event as well (thanks to all our wonderful teachers who took time out of the lessons to walk the kids into the worship center to witness our baptisms!)

As I write this - Steven is putting the turkey in the oven (after I stuffed it for the first time !) - my mom is sitting with the kids in the living room watching the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" a tradition for us and Gramdpa is sleeping in down in the basement! The dog has stolen a few sausage patties from breakfast; kids are asking for treats already; I have had my fill of coffee; and we are all so thankful for God's blessings on our family - especially since moving to Colorado last year!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Tooth Tails

So this past weekend I was on a lengthy phone conversation with an old friend from CA and in the middle of the phone call, Julian comes up to me and hands me something and says, "Here you go mom" and runs off. I look down and in the palm of my hand is a micro-mini tooth! I stood there speachless for a moment and wondered where this prized possession could have come from since the quints were too young for this type of thing.....well, then Julian runs back up to me and goes, "Look at the hole in my mouth mom !" - he is so proud of himself and I am beside myself !

My baby lost his first tooth! He promptly put in an order for Briana to make him a little tooth fairy pillow so he could put it under his pillow that night. Briana made him a little pillow and I bagged his tooth, put it in the pocket and put it under his regular pillow that night.

Imagine his suprise the next morning when he pulled the pillow out, opened up the little baggie and pulled out a quarter! It's enough to get a gumball next time we are at the store ! Whew - another phase conquered - but not easily comfortable with!
Hello Everyone !

I hope the beginning of November finds you trying to stay healthy, avoid contagious diseases and not getting cabin fever quite yet ! Things here have been busy as is the daily life of a mom with seven kids; five the same age. Oh, how I wish for the days when no one could talk and I could just stick a bottle in their mouths and be met with silence! We had a fun Halloween Week - first celebrating with the CSPOMS Harvest Party followed by the harvest festival at ACC (our church). The week of halloween we had two preschool class parties on Wednesday (29th), the other two on Thursday followed by the MVE party (elem. school) for Taylor's class and Trick or Treating on Friday. Saturday followed with a trip to get haircuts by Julie (Dad's hairdresser here) and one last harvest party at the elementary school. I would have prefered to skip the last harvest party on Saturday the 1st however having prepaid for punch cards for games and treats, etc....I felt compelled to at least show up for a small amount of time.

Though I was glad that the celebrations were nicely spread out over the week; I am now equally as glad to have all the sugar-filled activities done with for now !

Have a great day !