Monday, November 25, 2013


There she is.....Mamaw, often referred to as Great Mamaw by a selected few.  Beautiful inside and out, this gem is.  Last month Mamaw turned 85.   And what happes when such a beautiful spirit turns 85?  Let the pictures below do the talking....


Singing, dancing, and guitar playing, equals quite the show.  Isn't turning 85 magical?  Well for some reason, I think the number 85 doesn't mean a whole lot to Mamaw.  The number FOUR seems to be way more important, don't you think?  Sure looks that way.
(...and Aunt Amanda too!)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A moon, rocket, policeman...and moose.

The below story is from the voice of our high pitched, 10 decibels higher than anyone else, Hope.  Phonetically written three year old style and spoken in seven very long run-on sentences that took approximately seven minutes to spew out. We're not even sure she took a breath.

"See dat moon up dair, you said it wuas big but it not weally, it is tiny look how tiny it is can we have a picnic up dere it is so bright.  We need to have a picnic updere ya, ya, a picnic wit a picnic basket and stuff on dat moon cause it would be fun, be wealley fun to get up dere and have a picnic, hey  you, you know how we can get to dat moon for our picnic, a wocket, yep a wocket, we need a wocket to get dere to fly up to dat moon.  A wocket would fly us all da way up dere and den, den, den, we could have our picnic dere, do we have a wocket to get us to da moon? Dad, do do we do we have a wocket?  Helllooo, Dad, Dad we need a wocket to fly to dat, um dat, dat moon for our picnic do we have a wocket? [no Hope, we don't have a rocket] Well we need a, a, a wocket, we can get one from a policman cause he will have a wocket to fly to get to dat moon is dere a policeman around here, if dere is we can ask him for, for, for a wocket, I dink a policeman would have a wocket for us den we could have a picnic up dere.  I wealley want to go to dat moon on a wocket and have a picnic up dere...on dat, dat, dat moon."

[five second pause]

" dere a moose around here anywhere?"

And that my friends is what comes out of our backseat during a car ride back from Papaw's house.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall Break happened.

With another post long overdue, here are a few snapshots of our overnight get-a-away during Emma's fall break.  First stop - a visit to the Newport Aquarium in KY. We were amazed by the exhibits and everything to see, that by the end we almost started feeling like someone was looking a little "fishy"....

The next day the kids meet up with their Grandpa and we discovered the Train Museum in Cincinnati, only to find out there was a lot more than just model trains to be seen!  The highlight for the girls seemed to be the electric metro car...and Kroger.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Looking gOOd.

She's dashing, she's gorgerous, she's the cream of the crop...and we love the new specks!

Teen Beach Movie meet Peacock.

 Here it is - Halloween 2013.  "Chi Chi," a biker girl from Teen Beach Movie, escorted by one spunky peacock.  And there wouldn't be much of a movie with just a biker girl, so luckily Caroline (American Girl Doll) stepped in to fill the role of the surfer chic.  -shew- 

This year a monsoon flew in on trick-or-treat night, so the town pushed it back till the next evening. But with favorite neighbors going out of town the next morning, these kiddos got to have a test run on the costumes. Good thing....I was informed by Chi Chi, I needed the practice on the hair. 
But good hair or bad hair, good weather or bad weather, everyone had a great time!