Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Annual Hunt for the Christmas Tree

Let's just start with a photo from 6 years ago.... 

and look at the girl wearing the same brown jacket as her big cousin now....
 

ALWAYS one of my favorite days... "stealing" people's children and making memories...

Workin' dog...


and new additions :)


 
(same hat... same big cousin...7 years ago...)
 

SUCH a great time getting a tree... hanging with the bigs... doing crafts and putting lights on 2/3's of the tree ;) little light snafu with one of those big super stores... gggrrr....

ended the night with snuggles, playing, and eating Chinese food with L&L... I LOVE tradition!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

To say that I am obsessed with this picture Dawson took on Sunday at the tree lot would be an understatement. Love.
Photo Courtesy Dawson

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A FULL Weekend

Basketball, Sweet Rides and Fun Times with Family...
Photo Courtesy JJ


Little sister SO wishes she was decked out like them...

Thanks to Minnie handing her fav. skirt down and getting a new one from MiMi for her birthday these three could dress like "little geeks" as Husband says as a term of endearment :)


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Seriously SEVEN!?

I JUST CAN'T DO IT! SEVEN!?!?! My girl and I picked through the internet a few months ago and came up with a Nike themed birthday party... seemed like something this sporty family could pull off and I think we did :)



Bag courtesy of Daddy emptying out his track stuff.... goody bags courtesy of the Nike store in Freeport

"TiTi" at the 50 yard, mid-field, 1/2 court line with her "Go" sign :)

Spikes hanging from my chandelier courtesy of a past athlete of Husband's who won 3rd place in the hurdles in the state track meet... with the bag they are stored in... felt "turf" field and Nike swoosh courtesy of MIL
 

New and Old Friends playing outside games, soccer and a fire




Puppy snuggles...


and a rousing Happy Birthday singing...


Photo Courtesy J.Lane

Photo Courtesy J.Lane
SUCH a fun time celebrating Minnie surrounded by those that love her... we are blessed...
 
Just for kicks and giggles....

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Little Geeks

You know...the ones that dress alike...
 
and think "date nights" are days spent at Dr's offices... you know... we take what we can get...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Minnie vs. Ho-Hahn

It was a battle of the cousins :) such a fun thing to watch Minnie and Logan play against each other... they were paired up man to man and you could definitely see the competitiveness they both have and the love and cousin bond that runs deep





again... didn't go quite how we had hoped...

but obviously doesn't matter to my girl :) she's just psyched to be with her cousin

Love them!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bets ~ An Update

In her own words...
 
"So I need to start by thanking everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts. My mom, sister, sister in law and I met with my doctor today to review the results of my scans! I'm happy to report that my scans were good! My cancer spots continue to shrink! We are switching to chemo pills for a while. Dr Evans feels that we are doing well and can make this switch knowing that they will keep a close watch on things and can go back to regular chemo if needed. So pills twice a day for two weeks. The third week I go in for one drug through my port. It's only a half hour drip. I'm kind of excited! The side effects are a little different so we will see how this affects me. I will have more scans in 3 months hoping that everything is the same or better! I thank you and love you all for all of your support!"