Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Moments 2013

 Just some random pics from our Christmas Eve 
and morning :)

Christmas Eve jammie tradition

oh Bennett!

ole blue eyes

Uncle Peter with his Thirty-One tote named after his boat :)

enough said...we are proud!!

cool 3D glasses at Aunt Deanna's

cookies for Santa and reindeer food

a Thirty-One bag for Lucy :)

yep...he needed these!

was a 
very Merry

Christmas Ships 2013

The day after Thanksgiving
 Uncle Peter took our family out on his
boat to follow the Annual Christmas Ships parade.

Our favorite cousins were all in town for the holiday
which makes everyone happy...

 pizza, salad, mulled cider

it was a perfect night 

with some of our MOST favorite people in the world!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Chirstmas from our Family♥

Happy Christmas!
We are reminded daily that despite the things that didn't  go as planned
in our lives this year
(2 job changes, the loss of our sweet Smokey, a washing machine
that flooded our whole first floor, furniture piled in rooms it doesn't belong,
not being able to decorate for Christmas
this year due to the restoration work that is not yet completed :)


Blessed to have our 4 children, our health
and of course our friends.  Thank you for your love
and prayers this year♥

We hope your Christmas if filled with love & laughter
and those you hold dear

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween 2014

This girl is so fun!
She really had no idea what she wanted to be for Halloween, but
her friends knew for weeks.  So when I threw out the Duchess of Cambridge 
she LOVED the idea!
The best part is she didn't really care if anyone knew who she was...
she did and that was all that mattered!!

I am all about original and using what we have, so
I made her "fascinator" 
out of a paper plate, paper cup, paint, embellishments and lots of hot glue :)

I try to make a signature candy bag every year, and this year we took a hat
that Blake had bought as a souvenir on our trip to London several years ago, put 
a ribbon handle on it and voila!
"George's" blanket was my baby blanket from my baptism :)
her coat and dress were hand me downs from a friend.

This year our friends all came to our neighborhood to trick or treat
and it was so much fun!
I love this shot of the girls (from my phone :)
but the funny part is Lucy is the oldest of all these girls months!!!

 Morgan, Anna, Lucy, Camryn and Savannah

Earlier in the day at school ...
the kids are allowed to bring their costumes to school, and the last hour of the 
day put them on for their party and a small parade.
Lucy wanted to keep it easy, so she wore her yoga pants,  a boho shirt, threw on 
a sparkly headband and she became a hippie :)

The boys were good sports about carving pumpkins
Blake helped Lucy do hers

Her 3rd grade teacher loves owls
so she does too :)

and Bennett did one too!

Another fun Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Influenster #Mamavoxbox

 I was excited to be chosen to receive Influenter's MamaVoxBox!
It's a fun way to try out some new products that I might not have
otherwise given a second look

In my Box I received
Ponds BB Cream
DrShcholl's Insoles
BelVita Breakfast bar

Lucy is a BIG fan of Annie's Mac & Cheese :)
They have several flavors that she loves!
So, when we discovered Annie's was in the vox box we were 
excited.  Lucy loved this quick and easy way of making one of her favorite snacks.
We didn't have to make a whole box..this was just enough for an afterschool snack!

The other item I was excited to try was the 
Ponds BB Cream.
I have tried several different brands, and have not found one that I like.
They have either been too oily feeling or have broken my face out.
Two shades were in my box (light and medium)...and I found that by mixing the two 
it made my perfect shade.
I love this stuff!
It evened out my skin tone, felt like I had no makeup on
and left a luminous look to my skin.  It has not made me break
out, and is perfect for those light coverage days!

The Dr.Scholl's insoles ended up in my Converse kicks
and I really liked the extra cushion they gave!

The BelVita bar was good, a little dry and probably not something
I would purchase on my own.

So, thank you Influenster for letting me participate in the #mamavoxbox
I found a couple really great products that I would purchase!