Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The face behind this blog.

Well, there she is the face behind this blog....this blog that is way way WAY behind on all the exciting moments of the past few weeks months.  That's the face of mom.  Not a busy mom, not a tired mom, not a "did I just volunteer for another thing" mom....because that's just being a mom, no adjectives needed.   

It's been fun around here lately.  And I'm ready to get back at documenting all the doings again.  Promise.

So there you have it.  The face, the confession, and the new promise. 
Now, where did I put that camera.....HOOOOOPE!!

*picture taken by Hope, day after Thanksgiving 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

She's a thinker.

"Hey Mom, can we hide the Christmas tree?  That way Santa can't find it.  He will still be looking for it in the morning and then I can see him when I wake up."

Friday, November 21, 2014

Why can't the cold be beautiful?

Listening and singing to "Beautiful Day" by Jamie Grace in the car and Hope seriously states...."Jamie Grace needs to change the words in her song because it's not a beautiful day it's a cold day outside!"

True.  She does make a good point.  ;)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday afternoon.

 When Emma started school, I told myself I didn't need to take yearly pictures anymore because she would now have school pictures.  Well, part of that is true.  She does get school pictures every year, but let's face heart can't stop capturing this girl in all her sparkle.  Pictures or no pictures, it was a very fun fall afternoon just me 'n her and natures finest.  Love this nine year old, to the moon and back and back again!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Not ready to close the chapter on this season.


Stinkin' Disney movie.

So Disney comes out with this huge box office hit of a movie last year called "Frozen." Every heard of it? [sarcasm please leave the room now]  So anyhow, riding the coat tail of this Ice Queen phenomenon was the worst winter ever with low temps and multiple dumps of snow.  Ever heard of the Polar Vortex?  [did sarcasm reenter the room?]  Ya, that's how it worked.  Somehow, Disney and Mother Nature made a friendship last winter to drive all us trapped in the house mommas of Elsa singing, movie quoting, four year olds, go completely insane.

And they did it again.

Halloween 2014.  One trillion little girls dressing up like Disney's princess that freezes everything she touches.  Are we surprised it snowed?  Fo' real people.  Fourth time in Indiana's history.  Of course it was warm leading up to the day, but on trick-or-treat night, the flurries set in and it. was. cold. 
Bravo Disney, bravo.  And how DO you do it?!?!?!?

Presenting Queen Elsa (please don't turn Hank into ice) and self-proclaimed princess, Emma Lillie!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Destin memories for the keeping...

 ....and everyone's favorite memory - the "ripped and broken" Hammerhead Shark caught from one of the deep sea fishing boats.  Weighed in at 214 pounds.