Wednesday, December 17, 2014


November was kicked off with a football game! We watched our friend, O score his first touchdown. It. Was. Awesome! 
I mean, really. These two. Is this a future engagement pic? My heart only wishes she would marry sweet Jude!  :) 
Frozen birthday party for Millie turning 6!
Daniel's first Arkansas buck. He was so proud. My walls have no idea where this is going...
Sweet Ember and Caroline! I love little people sharing a baby swing. This is one of my favorite pics! 
School pics. I have two mottos. 1) The bigger the bow the better the mom. Or 2) the bigger the bow the closer to God. Take your pic here. Love my little people! 
Celebrating the impending arrival of baby Cora! We didn't know if there was a boy or girl in that cute bump of Summer's. (Spoiler alert...she had a girl two days later!) So thankful for these friends! 
Vintage Toys baby shower for a great friend of mine, Ashley. This was a fun shower. Why do I have no pics of the mommy-to-be and me?!?! 
Sometimes it's hard to be a 3 year old. 
Buggie came to visit. I love this pic and each face in it! 
SJ went on her second hunt with Daniel. I don't think she was cold. At. All. 
SJ and I went to watch several friends in their basketball skills debut. It was adorable! And, I enjoyed the high school girls basketball game that we watched beforehand. Ahhh, I sure miss coaching. While my girls have not embraced the world of sports, I have attempted to expose them to all kinds. First and foremost, I hope they learn to support and encourage their buddies. Second, I hope they learn that girls play all sports! (Not just dancing where they wear pink tutus. SJ's words not mine!)
This girl. She cracks me up. She is constantly asking me to take a picture and send it to, ____. Different person everyday. She is so funny! 
Thanksgiving with the Family. Love these people! Oh, Aunt Susie, corn?!?! Hahaha! 
We had a way scaled back Friendsgiving this year. I was 6 days away from not having it. At the last minute we invited all of our neighbors and a few friends. Always a good time! 
My girls have recently discovered ice skating. Mostly thanks to our neighbors, the Basketts. It is so cute watching them attempt to skate. They love every second of it! 
Oklahoma sunset on the way to see my dad and family for Thanksgiving. 
I titled this pic on Instagram, "A grandparent's house is where cousins go to become best friends."  It was true in my early years and I know its's true for my kiddos! 
"Hey grannie, take a duck face selfie with us!"
My cutie patootie niece, Harper. She is one! Wow! 
We finished up Thanksgiving week at Grandfather and C-mom's house.  This was Caroline's favorite resting place those few days. I love it. 
Daniel helped his dad everyday while in LA (lower Arkansas).  He's so in his element around these cows! 
Sweet C-mom and Aunt BetBet reading to the girls. 
A December post coming way sooner than the November post! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014


First Friday at the Bentonville Square! 
Sweet and Sassy!
Granny came to visit in October! We had a great visit. She even watched the girls while Daniel and I went to the Kraft tailgate at the Razorback game. Love you Granny! 
While granny was here, my brother and his wife had a baby! I loved showing the picture to gran! Technology rocks! 
We updated our pic in the church directory. So...this is the latest family pic we have. I love how it turned out! 
Pumpkin painting!
We love time with our Harper! 
And we enjoyed watching neighbor Emily run in a cross country meet! 
Caroline and I took a little trip to Tulsa at the end of October. Fun times! 
That same weekend, SJ and Daniel went hunting! She loved it...for about an hour! 
Caroline should never ever be left unattended. Never ever. 
Trick or treating at Kraft! 
Followed by a fun neighborhood cookout, hay ride, and firepit. We love Halloween in our neighborhood! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

July to September in Pictures

We brought in July celebrating the arrival of Kate's newest baby! So excited for them! 
July 4 weekend at Lake Eufaula! 
We had a play date at Crystal Brodges with the Woodys and Smiths. So thankful for these friends! 
We visited the Eberharts in KC the second weekend of July. Always fun with them! 
The Smiths treated us to a fine dinner al fresco. It was so lovely! 
There was a whole lot of neighbor visiting this summer. We love this neighborhood and the new friends we have here! 
Dance class started in July...they loved it! 
Happy birthday Melanie! We had a fun double date night to celebrate my sweet friend! 
Sweet girls at church. I love that they have so many friends to grow up with! 
Last day of dance class! They loved having Kiley come watch! 
Kiley and her family brought us these Frozen t-shirts from Disney World! 
Tim McGraw concert at the AMP with Betsy, Molly, and Becca. It was SO crowded but understandably so because the concert was AMAZING! 
One of the weekends in August we camped with Ree and Papa! So fun! 
Then came to their house for a couple more nights and had lots of swimming fun with Carter and Keeli! 
Carter turned 5 on August 18. How is this possible?!?! 
The girls first day of school was August 19th and 20th. They are loving their school, teachers and new friends! 
And, we carpool with the Harrises because they live only 0.6 miles from us. These three have formed a special little bond. I love it! I also love them living so close!!!
Some fresh bounty from our garden, these green beans were delicious too! 
For Labor Day we went camping with my family as usual. It was my favorite trip yet. Hot, sunny, and lots of family! Kati and I also threw a baby shower for our sister in law, Jaimee! 
Random dinner date with my girls. Caroline....
Kraft gave away tickets to see Jake Owen at the AMP. Thanks for the food and music! Oh, and Kiley was there! 
Oh, we bought a trampoline, yay! 
We also camped at Lake Spavinaw with the Cobbs. Pretty area but gross campground! 
Some neighbors invited us to their company festival complete with bounce houses, funnel cakes and sno-cones. Little kid heaven, I tell ya! 
Fun random family night with the Adams and Harrises! Have I mentioned how happy I am that Amy and her family live 0.6 miles away from me? :)
Caroline has been the queen of sass when the camera comes out...see exhibits A, B, C and D below. 
The last few days of September were BUSY! My friend Shannon and I drove to KC to visit the new Ikea! We also stopped by to see the 10 day old Abigail! 
Special thanks to Sarah Crawford for keeping my girls that afternoon! 
The next night we went to the Avett Brothers concert with the Hoyles and Harrises. 
Then Saturday morning I hosted a baby blessing for Trinity Grace's newest members, Eli and Asa! 
We also went to the Right Choices Corn Maze in Missouri. Mom, Kati, Carter, Keeli, and the Woodys all joined us. We had so much fun. And there were about two hours of no fighting among the kids. Woohoo!