Friday, December 5, 2008

Family, fun!

A couple of weekends ago we went to Sears for the annual picture taking for our Christmas cards. The family pictures went pretty well, but by the time we switched props and backgrounds Lauren was DONE! Here is the only picture we got of the girls. Check out Lauren!

My big girl!

Too sweet.

Choice #1

Choice #2...this is what we went with for our cards....which I mailed today! :)

Thanksgiving at Aunt Diane's

We had two stops on Thanksgiving. The first was at my Aunt Diane's back in MO. It was great to see all the kiddos that we don't get to see enough...but we missed my cousin Amy and her two boys, Isaiah and Braydon. See you in a couple of weeks, guys! Here are the "good kids" that pose for pictures when asked...Coltin, my cousin and Kaelyn, my cousin Emily's little girl.

Here are three of the four kiddos that made the picture. Kaelyn is going to get a new baby sister in February. If you ask her what the baby's name is she replies, "Sally Linda."

Here's my baby...she was up to no good most of the day...somehow hanging out around a bunch of grandma's makes kids act up! :) I guess that's what holidays are for!

Here's me and my baby, Ella. She was Momma's girl most of the day. She came down with strep throat a couple of days after this so that could explain most of the clingyness.

She rarely looks directly into the camera...

...and finally my little monkey!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ok...two more pictures!

Me and my baby!

My "purple haired" Granny and baby Lauren with some apple juice! Both are super happy here!

Anthony's Wedding Part II

Me and my hubby!

The girls...

Ella and "Aunt Karka" Ella says.

Making her GRAND entrace at the reception!

The happy couple!

Mom and Dad..they clean up nice..

Danielle and me!

Baby Lauren and the balloons!

Having some fun!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Anthony's Wedding Part I

My brother go married Saturday the 7th, and here are a few pictures that I got. I am hoping my aunt sends hers to me soon...she got some really good ones. Here is Ella. She was one of the flower girls. Chad and I stood up with Kara and Anthony, and Lauren just terrorized everyone ! :)

Ella's pretty hair. I am so happy how it turned out...and stayed up!

Lauren with one of many balloons she ran around with at the reception hall.

The pretty little flower girl.

The beautiful bride, Kara and Ella.

Hanging out before the wedding. Kara, her sister Kim, and my sister Danielle.

This is Ella's "new" smile...

...isn't it nice! :)

Crazy Girls...

We've been busy lately getting ready for my brother's wedding. Here are a few pics from around home over the past couple of weeks...

As good a picture as I can ever get...
Real life.

Lauren playing play doh like a big girl.

As you can imagine, there were no messes that had to be cleaned up after this play session! ;)

A visit to the fire station.


My little Bumble Bee and PaPa.

The Princess and the Bee!

I just love Lauren's costume...

...and of course Ella had to be a Princess!

The Pretty, Pretty Princess...(which is also her favorite board game!!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday at Gran's

Sunday after the party we decided to go over to Shelbina to see my grandma. Chad worked so my sister and I loaded up and headed out early Sunday morning. We took Ella's bike over so her and my cousin Coltin rode bikes on Gran's driveway.

Ella and the new princess helmet.

Lauren climbing on the gator.

The two bikers.

Ella is getting really good at riding her bike. She uses her brake on the handle, and she can turn around and ride in circles. I can't believe how big she is.

Coltin tailgateing....

Coltin "helping" Lauren...