Friday, December 20, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner

We were so thankful we were able to host Thanksgiving again this year. Last year our first hosting attempt was so stressful because of the stomach flu that I don't remember most of it. This year, we were eager to host Thanksgiving because we're still in "nap time" stage of life and we are the only ones in the family to still be in this stage since my sister's kids are a bit older…so we are the most difficult members of the family to work around. How do you fix that? Host :)
(forgive the quality of the photos- I'm too tired to edit them)

Thanksgiving went MUCH better this year and I really enjoyed myself~ I hope everyone else did, too. It's always such a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by loved ones. The holidays have so much more meaning to me now that we have so much more to be thankful for. And come on, who wouldn't want to spend a day with these cute children?? Hope you have a wonderful day, too!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


This year Adaline wanted to be a princess (surprise, surprise!) and Spencer didn't seem to mind the duck costume Adaline wore a few years ago. We didn't go all out with the princess costume, either. While shopping for one, I discovered you can spend upwards of $30 on just the dress. Um…no thank you :) We found a nice cool one (since it was still in the low 90s outside) and we used a handmade crown passed on to us from my favorite Miss Mary (it's still her favorite one!) This way I didn't feel bad about her wearing it for almost two weeks straight before and after Halloween, as well as to school. Wear it until it falls apart, Adaline! (We're now in December, and she still puts it on at least once a week.)

These beautiful photos were taken by Liz Evans at her Customer Appreciation photo shoot this October. I love that she offers this, and I take her up on it every chance I get! I swear she's the children's photographer-whisperer. She captured these and more in just 10 minutes. I try for 30 minutes and get just one okay-ish picture. And that's why she's the professional :)

Thanks again, Liz!