Monday, November 21, 2011


In honor of Thanksgiving here are a few things we are thankful for...........

Grandpa love

Fun times with cousins

Decorating cookies with Gigi

Silly family fun

and of course last, but not at all least, why the "Quiver Full" exists! In just a couple weeks we will be celebrating 7 years of marriage---wow how time flies! I certaintly can't imagine doing all this with anyone else!
Hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful thanksgiving week!

Friday, November 18, 2011

More rehearsal

A little rehearsal

Can't believe how hard this girl tries to focus and practice during ballet. Here she is the other day working hard! And not sure what the deal with the falling is?? She doesn't typically do that. But you'll notice her stare hard at floor; it's because they have these stickers that are their "spots" and she was looking for hers to make sure she was in the right place. So I guess for 3 she is as graceful as she can be, but regardless it still looks so sweet! Happy Friday!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Iphone pics

So this is really random post; but I thought I'd post some of these pictures I was going through on my phone. I actually upgraded and got a new one; so I hadn't even downloaded most of these onto the computer. Looking back at some of them over past 6 months or's just amazing how much theses 3 have changed!!

This one was taken last October. I was headed to a girls weekend with some friends and dropping the girls off with my mom. Reed was staying home with Casey for boy time. Little did we know how much of a hard time he had seeing the 3 of us girls leaving! Poor little guy; I felt so bad for him! I thought he'd love Daddy time but was so confused with all us girls being away for a couple nights. Though I think a year later, he'd eat it up! He can't seem to get enough of Daddy time these days!

Seriously one of my favorite all time pictures! Our own fancy nancy!

Oh my this is ME last year around this time (or probably December with her HO HO HO shirt). Wow, she looks like such a baby still there!

This was from Reed's Family Fun Night at school back in the spring. He loved the wildcat he had painted on his face.

This summer while at the CO summer project. We found a great library there and attended many story times.....they loved it! There were puppets and it was so intriguing to them all in the very decorated story room!

Birthday girl at the beach for her birthday; we were going to get her a balloon and cupcake!

Little performer!

Emery-Claire is such our imaginative child. Here she is with phone in hand and her pad of paper and pencil. She had told me she needed to go make some notes and make some phone calls!

Our own ballerina!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Painting and pumpkins

So I realize Halloween was over a week ago it goes, I just can't keep up fast enough. I'm just now downloading the camera. I had a few couple things we did leading up to Halloween I thought I could just post all in one!

So we painted our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch we got a few weeks ago. This little guy was so proud of his smiley face on his pumpkin!

Our dried, finished products.......

We didn't have a chance to carve jack-o-laterns (I know I'm a terrible mom!); so instead we made these pumpkin masks that kinda/sorta look like jack-o-laterns-ha! My improvising with construction paper didn't make them very sturdy, so they ripped within seconds of making them.

and seriously we really loved them.....can you tell.....

then came time for the "BIG" excited they were to go trick-or-treating!

2 fairies and Batman

we had a little pre-party up the street with some friends and neighbors before going to collect all that candy. here are Batman and Captain America in rare form ready to go do some saving

and of course our family photo....oh yes, my husband is so in rare form! last year he was just a red-neck; this year a red-neck hunter--pretty scary, huh

and off to trick-or-treat!

so we left the party and went back around the corner towards our street. we had got up one side to the top of the hill, and started to come back down towards our house. we had maybe done 2-3 houses on this other side and instantly the comments were
Reed: "mommy I'm tired; I'm ready to go back home now"
Emery-Claire: "mommy I think I have enough candy for the night now"
and then sweet little Mary Etta kept eagerly running to every door so excited to say "tick-a-teet!"

sitting back now and enjoying the candy, or "teets"

our neighbors across the street set up a big bonfire and pass out candy together; so we went over there to visit with them for a bit. our little neighbor was excited to pass out some candy from our bowl as well

and last but not least i thought it'd be fun to see last year Halloween

and this year......seriously, can I please press a pause button!!! sure tugs at a mama's heart to see how much they really have changed!