Sunday, December 30, 2012

12/24-12/25 :)

oh what fun it is to open presents and
eat til you're stuffed! :)
that's what we did a lot of on christmas eve
and christmas day!!!
always a fun crazy loud tiring time had by all!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

christmas time is here!

we always start decorating for christmas the week after thanksgiving! we have so much we want to display that we want to get as much use out of it as possible! these are a few pics from early december.

eeeek! this is the best time of the year... by far our favorite!
december is always full of christmas parties and get togethers, fun movie nights, baking treats and lots of time spend with family and friends!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

fall, fun, and a family reunion

here's a hodge podge of pics...
fall is here and we are loving it!! crazy crazy cousins!!
 my new "trace and lucas" necklace... i LOVE it!!
 beautiful trees across the street from my office

 goof balls with granny! :)

 fun times with family at meme's!

the boys and i went to a family reunion in mississippi with mom! i haven't seen my great aunts/uncles/distant cousins in YEARS! it was fun taking the kids and showing them off... but it was also cool to tell them when i was little, i played under that same huge tree in the front yard! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bunk Beds

as the boys get older, they get more stuff! their room was pretty crowded with a crib and a toddler bed. so we took the plunge and went for bunk beds! :) they are so cute and the boys LOVE them!!

they boys quickly adjusted and now we have way more room for toys!! good thing... since christmas is just around the corner! :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

tricks and treats 2012

                                      annual pumpkin carving at bitsy and poppi's!! always fun!
 this halloween, i found a super cute and cheap costume luc wanted to be a ninja. so ninja he was! doesn't he look so sneaky in the pics? love it!!

and trace... well he was the red power ranger. muscles and all!! perfect choice!!

 we always love the fall festival each year... i don't have many pics, just like i mentioned in the last post, i usually just have my iphone. but i got pics of all the cousins except kenley. :( i've got to do better about taking pics!!

and... as tradtion, i dressed up at work. this year, nate wouldn't let me spend any money (which is a good rule for sure!) so i found some stuff in the closet and tada, i'm a cowgirl! ;)
halloween night, we all went to josh and shannon's... chili for dinner then candy candy candy! always a fun, crazy, wild, chaotic, sugar filled nite!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

family pics

 what's a beach trip without family pics?! i'm so thankful my sis took her good camera... these days, i hardly ever remember mine b/c i always just use my iphone! anyways, i love love love the way they all turned out. enjoy :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

beach < school

gotta love a picnic on the bay for every meal!!

 lots of big smiles!

we had the chance to take another beach trip in early october... this time with family! shannon was already there for a conference, and secured us an amazing place that we've been blessed to stay at before! my parents took a few kiddos early in the week, then trace caught a ride down thursday nite with caden and uncle josh... that means he skipped school on friday! :) he thought that was pretty cool! nate and i drove up after we worked a half day friday. the weather on saturday was perfect... exactly how you want it if you only have 1 day at the beach! we stayed on the bay, so we also had fun fishing off the pier! def blessed to spend time with family in one of our most fav places!

 the big boys!

 let's go fishin'

 little kids...
 and big kids :))

and a few tears!

goodbye beautiful beach... until next time! ;)