Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A trip back HOME!!

We just got back to California from a near 2 week vacation back HOME to Indiana and Ohio!
Garrett and I both agreed this was the most relaxing and fun trip we've had back home in a long time! The kids enjoyed their Grandparents, Garrett's brother, Kevin, got married, and we had a TON of snow to play in and have a "white Christmas" while we exchanged gifts!

For weeks Jack has been asking (more like telling) his Grammy to make chocolate chip cookies--they did, right after he woke up our first day home!
"popping" the eggs in!


bedtime stories after bath
Grace loves her Papa--she would crawl up on the couch and sit right next to him, it was so sweet!
My mom took us to Christmas at the Zoo--indoor sharks, penguins, a dolphin show, train ride, and LOTS of awesome lights!


"Let it SNOW!"
The kids and I left Indiana and headed over to meet Daddy in Ohio--where there was even MORE snow!
helping Daddy snow blow, and shovel the driveway!
"Hi! My name's Chubby...."

Building a Gingerbread House with Aunt Kelly and Grandma!

shoveling more snow....
We all went out to dinner for Grandpa's birthday!
the picture below is best named as "Garrett's Heaven"

The kids and Grandpa's nightly routine...Cheez-Its, jammies, and cartoons!
Kevin and Ali's rehearsal dinner


Wedding Day!
Ali was a beautiful bride and Kevin was so handsome, so proud of them both. It's crazy to think I met them more than 6 years ago, and now they are MARRIED!
these crazy kids were the flower girl and ring bearer...cute as could be too!

The kids were spoiled by both families...got a lot of gifts, but my favorite gift out of the bunch was from their Aunt Kelly. Jack's different mustaches---HILARIOUS!! Thanks, Kel ;)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Cute Cowboy

This kid cracks me up...the shopping for new horses, farms, and cowboy gear has begun! Christmas and Jack's birthday are just around the corner!

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Cowboy Jack and Minnie Mouse Grace!
The kids had a great Halloween this year! It wasn't the same without Daddy here to go trick or treating with us, but all in all-it was a fantastic time!

Howdy, partner! (aren't you shocked Jackson wanted to be a cowboy!)
pretty little Minnie
yep, looks about right for Gracie girl!

Keegan and Jack, or Woody and Buzz...just don't tell Jack, "I not Woody, I a POW-boy, Mommy!"
we made it about a block and half and had to call it quits--these cuties can WEAR you OUT!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Festivities

We took the kids to Underwood farms a couple weeks ago. This was our 2nd trip there, last year when we went, Grace was just a month old! I can't believe how quickly that went!
The kids REALLY enjoyed all the animals, and of course--the pony ride!





Monday, October 18, 2010

Yee-Haw it's FALL!

Fall is finally here in Southern California!! This is honestly the first time, in the 2 years I've lived here, it has actually felt like fall! It's even raining! Fall is my favorite time of year back home.
It's not the same in Cali, but I'll take what I can get!
This past weekend we went and picked out our pumpkins--my friend Lauren, of LaLa Clicks, took some amazing photos once again--have I mentioned I love, love, LOVE having friends with such amazing talent:)


this could be my favorite picture of Jack, ever. it captures all that he is right now--totally into "pow-boys", horses and things of the like, silly, and as always--sooo cute!

our beautiful Grace, with her classic "eyes to the sky" look




Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dancing Girl

I know we also have a son--but our daughter has been clearly taking over not only our blog, but our household lately! She does such funny stuff--I'm always filming her! Jack is more into climbing on things and jumping off nowadays, not so much into the camera! I do need to get him on video though, his vocabulary and speech has improved tremendously lately. He's my little talker! In the meantime...here is a funny video of Grace getting her groove on.

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Crazy Gracie!



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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Look Whoo's One!!

LOTS of pictures in this post...but, our girl is so pretty--I couldn't choose! Grace Catherine is ONE! It's pretty incredible that 1 year has gone by since we welcomed her into the world, she is more than we could have ever hoped for and we are so excited for what is to come!

my great and very talented friend, Lauren Wenker of LaLa Clicks took almost all of these photos...I'm in LOVE with them!



Kisses from Grammy!
Birthday Banner showing her changes from birth-1 year!
The Birthday Girl! I had her outfit custom made by Bella Claire Baby--so cute!








a custom cake creation by LaJa Creations...no link here--just a joke (Lauren and I made it!)


Happy Birthday my Sweet Grace, We LOVE you!!