Sunday, November 19, 2017


we've had a busy few weeks.
like, really busy.

applebutter day with the fam.

a trip to springfield with my sorority sisters.

a wedding.

3 birthday parties

a baby shower

AND our ninth wedding anniversary. (look how young!)

its not slowing down either.
every weekend until january,
we're booked solid.
it's all fun thanksgiving and
christmas things so i'm 
looking forward to it.
i think ronnie is tired already. 

the girls both had pink eye last week,
so i worked from home one day and 
my parents came up another. 
they've also been busy at school with
their book fair, thanksgiving feast and
brette is in 'happy feet' (soccer) and 
'shining stars' (theater).
i signed her up for soccer but i have
no idea how she ended up in theater.
she has a little play coming up where 
she will be the cow. 
we have a real star on our hands, i'm sure.

we're gearing up for thanksgiving in a few days,
which seems crazy that its already here.
we head out to illinois on wednesday and 
will spend the holiday with ronnie's mom.
i'm baking a pecan pie and pumpkin pie cake.
my dad donated homemade rolls to the cause.
i'm excited. 
i have my fingers crossed that books, movies and
a long ass nap will make the 7 hour road trip bearable.

hope you and your family have
a wonder thanksgiving too!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


halloween is so fun with kids.
a lot of work, yes.
but still fun.

brette decided to be lippy lips from
the shopkins toys.
so i decided for reid, that she could
also be a shopkins character.
i like it when they coordinate.
i made her strawberry kiss.

i had grand plans of making both
costumes, but time got away from me
and in the end i made brette's and 
bought reid's.
(i actually bought reid's on oct 29th 
and prayed that it arrived in time.)
ronnie was in charge of brette's lipstick headband,
and i took charge of the rest.
and knowing ronnie, he spent WAY TOO much time
on a 4 year old's costume, who then told us
it was uncomfortable on her chin and didn't
wear it trick-or-treating.
what. the. hell.
i will admit that i was hot gluing reid's headband and
the face on brette's skirt at 9pm halloween eve, while
ronnie was downstairs spray painting.
procrastination nation.

but they turned out super cute and 
were a big hit at school.

i took a little time away from work so i could
to both girls' classroom halloween parties.
they started off with a big costume parade through
the grade school so the littles can feel really special.
then i was in charge of reid's, so we did a little cookie
decorating, read a few halloween books, and 
ended with a craft. 
easy peasy.
brette's was literally the same thing.
i just love their school so much and all the kids are adorable.

i picked them up from school and headed to my brother's.
since he only has his girls every other year, 
i wanted to take advantage and get the four girls
together for trick-or-treating.
my mom & dad picked up ronnie on their way through town
and we all met up around 5.
we walked a little shopping center and then up and down
brian's neighborhood.
it was way too cold to do much more than that,
so we ended around 6:30 - in time for 
dinner and jammies.
we were home and had the girls in bed by 8pm.

a perfect night!
(i'm hoping next year is a little warmer)

happy halloween!