Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It was very merry!

I am going to feel so much better once I get these pictures up!  This is what we have been up to this month.  It has been a busy one, but very special.  We created lots of great memories! We missed our wonderful families during this holiday season, but are so thankful to have great friends to share it with.  
Love you all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last week.

I am so behind on editing and posting that I have no idea where to begin!  We have had birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, parties, visitors, Disney, sea name it and I bet you I have not posted it! So I thought that I should just start anywhere! 
So here it goes...Last week was the last week that I took pictures for the rest of the year.  I was so excited to be able to snap some fun pictures of my kiddos!  This what we were up to!  

Caleb got a dictionary from school and has set a goal to read the whole thing!! He has been leaning lots of interesting words! Love his determination!!

 Porter LOVES trains!  He is always begging someone to go down stairs with him, so that he can play. 

 For some reason Yoda keeps popping up in our nativity....

Porter loves to take down and set up the nativity.  He is learning so fast. 

 It snowed the first big snow of the year.  The kids were so excited....too bad we only get freeze dried snow here! We also took care of a little friend of ours.  They pretended to be sisters the whole 3 days!  Love these girls!!

We went to Wendys for lunch and got a puzzle, so of course they wanted to put it together the minuet we got home! Porter wanted his own.

 Could not deiced if I liked the color or black and white more, so I posted both, why not. 
Caleb does not like to get his picture taken, so when he lets me I try to snap a ton!! He is getting so big and so handsome!  I feel so lucky to have him in our little family. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Photo shoot flop

I think that the pictures can explain it best...

I had visions of cute, happy, smiling kids for my beautiful Christmas cards this year, it did not turn out so good. 
It still ended up with a cupcake.  That is when I saw the smiles...huh.
Oh well.  This is the truth. Now the cat is out of the bag. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

in between

In between phone calls, a million client emails, tens of thousands hours of editing, car pool, ballet, spots, piano, photo shoots, cleaning and more cleaning, baking, encouraging, serving, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and a million other things, I managed to squeeze in some playing time. If you can't tell, I am hanging by a string!  I am spread pretty thin, a lot of things get thrown to the way side, some things that should not be.  Hannah's birthday landed on Thanksgiving this year and it was hard to make a feast and celebrate her birthday the way we wanted too.  I still have to edit those pictures, but thought that this would do for now.  Her big present this year was to go to the American Girl store and pick out a doll!  I have to admit that this has been a dream of mine too!  We were able to go with some friends, which made it even sweeter!  The girls excitedly picked out their dolls (laughing, talking, squealing and jumping up and down)  and then we had a birthday party at the American Girl Cafe (more of the same...not sure if the adults were more excited?!)!  Everything was perfect.  I can't even explain all the happiness that was their.  The details, the pink, the mini cups for the dolls, the food, the cake, the goodie bags.  Totally worth every smile! We will remember this forever!
Hannah got Julie.  She carries her around everywhere.  Consistently brushing her hair and changing her clothes.  :) Love this girl!!

Some how I have the most amazing friends.  I don't know what I would do without them.  Love this picture of us.