Sunday, November 17, 2013

Testing my camera settings

The kids like to bring their blankets down and have a little 'campout' by the fireplace.  Works for me... I was trying out some of the indoor settings on my camera, and needed a photo op!  Most of them turned out either too light or too dark.  These turned out okay, so I thought I'd share them.
And, of course, we have to have a "silly faces" picture!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday, Kaitlyn!

As tradition goes, Kaitlyn wanted to go to The Original Pancake House for breakfast for her birthday. So, we actually went the day before, on my birthday, and celebrated together with Papa and Granny.
She got a new Hello Kitty robe
Me and my baby girl.
Her birthday crepe.
As you can see, Natalie was patiently waiting for breakfast.
We got Kaitlyn a pink Hello Kitty bike.  She is so excited.  She just knows she's a big girl because it didn't come with training wheels, so she's gotta learn to ride it without them.
We went out for dinner at Sparky's Pizza
Goofy! Goofy!
Kaitlyn loves coffee, so I made her her very own big White Chocolate Peppermint Latte. She thought that was pretty special!  (Yes, it was decaf, but she can't tell the difference!)
Talon and Kaitlyn were 'fist bumping' each other after they both got their coffee. So crazy!
Opening presents
As you can see, lots of pink Hello Kitty stuff.
She got some new Play Doh gadgets, so they wanted to play with them right away.
She chose Red Velvet cupcakes for her dessert.
Unfortunately, the Hello Kitty hat and glove set that I got Kaitlyn was too small.  So, Natalie was the happy recipient.  We went shopping for a new hat and glove set, but when we couldn't find one, Kaitlyn decided she really wanted a new Hello Kitty watch instead.
Happy 5th Birthday, Kaitlyn Michelle! I can't believe how big you are getting.  You keep us laughing all of the time with your quick wit, and you are such a great helper to Mommy and Daddy.  We are so blessed to have such a special, sweet little lady in our lives, and we love you so much!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 years together!

We got engaged on my birthday 10 years ago.
I sure do love this guy!!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wedding Reception

Justin and Sonya recently "snuck off" and got married.  So this last Friday, we had a small reception and ceremony to celebrate with them. 
 My kiddos
 Such a cute couple!
Congratulations! We are so happy for you!
Welcome to the family Sonya, Jasmine, Kiara, Belle, and Arianna!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013