Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All dressed up

All dressed up, with somewhere to go! Doesn't happen very often around here. I LOVE dresses and heels. We got to spend a whole weekend away in K.C. at a gorgeous family wedding. Kid less, dancing the night away at the reception. So fun!! Somebody else needs to get married!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy

We had a great time celebrating Kelsey's birthday last week. The celebration lasted 4 days as we spent the weekend in K.C. with his family at a wedding and eating our body weight in great BBQ! Ella loves birthdays and was a great help in blowing out the birthday candles! Happy Birthday to the most amazing man, husband, daddy, friend that we are all so thankful for and love dearly!


We have some seriously cute pigtails going on at our house!


This Halloween we had a super cute kitty and a super hero girl at our house!! They had a ton of fun this year. We went to both grandparents houses, saw some of their great grandparents, did the Candy Walk downtown (crazy!), and stopped by the Trunk-or-Treat for a little bit. My girls have inherited their mothers love of sweet things.

Eating a healthy snack of apples before heading out to trick-or-treat.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Tradition

We got to go to the pumpkin patch again this year with some of best friends!! Here's a picture recap through the years!

Ella and Simon 2008

Ella and Simon 2010

Ella and Simon 2011

Katelyn and Zoey 2010

Katelyn and Zoey 2011
Have you ever tried to take a picture of 4 kids ages 3 and under?? It is impossible! I love this picture! This portrays our stage of life right now so well... each one doing their own thing!

The barrel train was a big hit!

So was the jumping pillow. I couldn't get them to stop long enough for a picture. By the end of our time there, Ella was doing flips!! So bummed I didn't have my video camera!

Kate and Zoey decided it was a good place to rest=)
I didn't get any pics of the slide, but Ella loved it! Kate even convinced me to take her down a few times. That's love!

Thanks for the great time Walter's!! See you next year!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sister Love and Cubbies

So, even though they fight like sisters usually do... sometimes I capture sweet moments of love between them too! I was having breakfast in the kitchen while they watched a movie on the couch. It was quiet for a little too long, so I took a peek around the corner and found them sitting next to each other with Ella's arm around Katelyn. Funny girls!

Ella had her first night of Cubbies earlier in the month! She was so excited! She has been memorizing her verses awesome, and she loves the songs and games. So proud of her... first night she was not so sure, second night was no tears at all.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


These girlies love spaghetti!!

Helping momma make chocolate covered pretzels with SPRINKLES!!!!!

Zoo day

Monday, July 25, 2011

Goodbyes... the Airport

This was a sad day. Sending our friends and our daughters friends off for 4 years to Ethiopia, not so easy!! Most of their lives packed in these tubs!

Ella and Ryan

Cousins and Friends



Rachel and I are definitely overcompensating our smiles in this pic =)

Goodbye dear friends! Excited about your new journey, and can't wait to see you again!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Goodbyes... The Party

Our very, very close friends, The Giles, left for Ethiopia, Africa about a month ago to serve as missionaries. While we are very excited for them and excited to see what God does through them, we miss them SO much, and were very reluctant to let them go! But, we decided to party first before the sad goodbyes! The kids had a great time playing together and I tried to capture almost everyone that was there in the following pictures.