Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Decorating at Grandma and Grandpa's

Grandpa Jim and Grandma Mary have big pine trees that we (my family and Mara's) helped decorate last year for Christmas and they wanted us all to come and help again this year. Luckily it was a beautiful, sunny weekend and everyone was able to be out helping!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here is the only picture that was taken that day and it was of the kids table. (Photo from my Mom).

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Brian!

We all love you very much!!
Laura, Caroline, Julia and Sarah Grace

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

It was quite cold, but the kids had fun. Sarah only went to three houses and then got to eat some candy. Caroline and Julia went around the large block with Brian.

After we had a party in front of the fire for s'mores, hot chocolate and apple cider with all the neighbors. The kids ran around and wore off the sugar highs.

A bride, a dancer and a very unhappy ladybug:

Unfortunately we didn't get many pictures of the older girls. They were too busy wanting to go Trick or Treating and then playing with their friends.
A good time was had by all!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Washer and Dryer

It is strange how excited you get about the small things in life.

I was upset when our washer broke the day we got home from Disney. Yes, the last thing after spending thousands on a vacation we needed to do was spend more money on a washer and dryer, but that is exactly what happened.

Brian tried to fix it, but that just wasn't happening. After 10 years we had to say good bye and bite the bullet and get a new one. Of course then you need to get the dryer too. That will be coming in November. On Saturday I took a few clothes to the laundromat so we had something to wear until the washer was delivered yesterday. You know you aren't used to going to a laundromat anymore when you show up with your clothes and no soap! Luckily you can buy it there too!!

Here is what we got:

We went with the Maytag brand because my parents have had such good luck with them.
After three loads last night it is amazing the amount you can get in there and how well it washes the clothes. Now we are just waiting for the dryer.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


First stop was Atlanta for the American Girl Doll Store and Bistro.
Both dolls--Samantha and Kit--had their hair done!

We all were able to have dinner!
On to Disney!!

We all had a great time and can't wait to go back again!