Tuesday, November 18, 2014


We've been....
Loving the baby, rocking the baby, kissing the baby, and being "very gentle" with the baby as we anticipate Baby Harry's arrival!

My sister is due any day with her precious son and we just can't wait to meet him!

We've had fall picture day at school...

 We've started the "dress up" phase and I couldn't love it any more! This little firecracker is an absolute wrecking ball. Her nicknames include (but aren't limited to) Reckless and Crash. So the combo of fearless tomboy and little princess makes my heart happy.

We've been hanging out with this handsome cowboy!
And we've enjoyed pizza nights.

 These two make me earn my keep but they sure do bring me joy. It's so much fun to see them learn and "do life" together.

Friday, November 7, 2014

We're Off to See the Wizard...

Last week was crazy! I'm sure you all felt the same. We had their fall party at preschool, our Church had Trunk or Treat, and then actual Halloween. Halloween was also homecoming for our local high school where a couple of our family friends are cheerleaders, so we made a little pre-candy pit stop to cheer them on! It was so much fun and also incredibly exhausting for Dorothy and the Scarecrow!


 Trunk-or-Treat was Wednesday night at our church. It was really fun to get to see our friends and their kids all dressed up! Since we live in different neighborhoods we wouldn't otherwise get to see them on Halloween. I am so grateful to those that come out, dress up, decorate their cars, provide candy, face painting, bounce houses, a petting zoo, sidewalk chalk....it was a great night for my kids and many others. Thank you for your generosity!

 They thought they were the cat's meow running across the field!

 That's a wrap for Halloween '14! Halloween always is "the beginning of the end" for me. October 31st-December 31st goes by so fast! This is my FAVORITE time of year. So much family time, Thanksgiving, and then the magic of Christmas. P&C are at such a fun age and I can't wait to experience the holidays with them this year. Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Spooktacular Weekend...

Last weekend we had a great time with my family- carving pumpkins and willing fall to hit Texas. The kids are at such a fun age. They keep us laughing and they are just enjoyable.

 My brother and sister in law were in town from New Orleans, so we took the opportunity to celebrate Miss Maggie's 13th birthday. :) It's going to be crazy having a teenager around!

It's so nice to slow down, sit down, enjoy the outdoors. I love the weekends when Dave gets time to spend with the kids and with me. We all soak it in.

These two little pumpkins had a ball when we carved pumpkins! I can't say they share the same enthusiasm for family photos....

 Baby Harry is coming in the next few weeks! We are all SO excited! P&C kept talking about the "bay-BE" and pointing to Kristen's tummy. I can't wait to see the three of them together.

Big Daddy and Zsa Zsa, thanks for opening your home and being such great hostesses. Another great time filed in the memory bank. XOXO