Sunday, November 17, 2013

tree day!

We've had some sick bugs floating around our house the past few days. So what would help brighten our home?? Putting up the tree, of course! Happy, happy, happy.

Monday, November 11, 2013


A couple of weeks ago my very brave parents kept our kids for two whole days while we went to Leavenworth. See those relaxed people in the picture? They're thoroughly enjoying themselves!

Thanks Mom and Dad for such a wonderful anniversary gift.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

halloween 2013

Halloween 2013 - One headless person, one Jedi, and one crook.

I'm a very hands-off mom when it comes to Halloween. I could say that it's because I want my kids to be innovative and creative - but it's really that I'm cheap and lazy about this holiday. The kids are pretty much left to whatever they can find around the house for costumes. 

Audrey had been thinking about her headless person costume for several months. Patrick helped her pull it off and she loved it. Liam could care less and went out as the same thing he's been for a few years now (a boy after my own heart). And Ethan came up with his costume all on his own. He had very definite plans - camo pants, camo shirt, camo socks, camo underwear, a suit coat and a black hat. He called himself a crook - and I'm still not sure what exactly he's picturing. But hey - it didn't cost anything so we went with it!

We continued our tradition of having dinner with friends (mummy dogs and carrot sticks) and heading out together. The night was gorgeous and we stayed out longer than usual. Consequently, we ended up with a ton of candy. Even after everyone picked out their favorites, we still sold 7 POUNDS to a local dentist. Yikes!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


This precious boy is turning NINE today. We love him so very much. Happy birthday Liam!