Thursday, March 12, 2015


Yes, how about some Christmas pictures.
Yes, I've neglected my blogging.
Sometimes life & work get in the way of extracurricular activities.

But anywho, let's turn back the clock to Winter.
Our traditional "Breakfast with Santa"

Had to throw this one in of Nora, she LOVES Santa!

Great gifts from Mimi to the bigger kids. 

Another big project has taken over our lives....A new home

We are so excited to be able to build this home from start to finish.
We'll be moving in May, stay tuned!

Merry Belated Christmas to All!

PS....I'm not sure if anyone reads this blog anymore. If you do, please leave a comment & give me a shout out. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

More Thanksgiving...

Yes, that's right, Thanksgiving. 
I've been slacking these past few months.
This wraps up our great trip to California.

There's always one unhappy camper in the bunch

Beautiful downtown LA ( I think!) 

Truely enjoying the moment

 My sisters backyard oasis


Giving Thanks

They've never seen a phone before

Mama & 2 of her girls

The gents

Uncle Glenn becoming #1 Uncle with another serving of ice cream...I think that was # 3!

Gorgeous Kim!

One of many attempts for a family photo, not a bad one even though Coco ( the brown dog ) looks possessed.

Definately hopped up on ice cream!

Good bye Wudy...we miss you!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thanksgiving- Part 2

I'm sure glad I packed the kids swimsuits.
We took a road trip to Malibu & enjoyed lunch oceanside with Mimi & Papa.

The kids loved eating lunch with out their shoes & playing in the sand.

This was right before a seagull swooped down, took our french fries & pooped on the table.
The girls were put on bird patrol after that incident.

The water was pretty cold but that didn't stop the girls from wading in the water & letting the waves chase them.

It was great enjoying the warm sun & disconnecting for a bit.

beach babe

beach beauty

Definately a great way to spend the day.
Loving the beach life!
As I type this post, it's a balmy 12 degrees here in the Midwest! 
Wishing I was still at the beach!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Vacay

We took a break from the Missouri weather & headed to sunny Los Angeles for the Thanksgiving holiday to visit Aunt Susan & Uncle Glenn.
My parents had nothing but time on their hands & so they drove to LA!

I guess you could say this was the girls "first" memorable plane ride.
They were perfect angels on the flight.
With 5 of us, M & I sat in a row & Neil, Bria & H sat behind us.
As we were taking off, M reached her hand between the seats & grabbed H's hand & asked if she was ready...such a sweet tender moment.

When we landed, M stood up & asked if everybody was ok!

We took advantage of the unseasonably warm temps & went hiking.

A trip to the most magical, happiest place on earth was on our list.

My nephew Ian & friend,  Michael joined us for the adventure.
With Ian's bum ankle, we were handicapped for the day with a wheelchair.

Princess Tiana



Snow White

Hands down, the best part of the day!

"It's a Small World"

"Toon Town"

The end to the perfect day

I think the girls were asleep by this time & didn't capture the pure beauty of the castle....
breath taking!