Sunday, November 29, 2009

Family Photos

Here we go with year two of family pictures by our good friend Jonathan Willis..... we had a ton of fun... the purple was Joel's idea. Sometimes I am amazed at his styling ability! :) They were taken in this really cool art studio... makes me wish I was artistic.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


It is nearing the end of Thanksgiving- what a fantastic day with three of my favorite people. Joel golfed nine holes early in the morning while I worked out to Jillian Michaels. (quite possibly the first Thanksgiving I have ever worked out.).... then Joel brought me home a starbucks... mmmm nonfat cappuccino with two pumps of peppermint..... and then he deep fried the turkey and we ate. So nice to sit at the table, just the four of us. Then we spent the rest of the day watching Cake Boss, Home Alone, football and now Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I love Joel. I love Nevaeh. I love Jesslyn.... and I love days when we can just hang out... no plans. I have too much to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am going to see White Christmas tonight at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati! Totally pumped- loved the movie... makes me feel old though.

I am 99% done Christmas shopping... jealous?

Can't wait to be home with my family the first two weeks of December- lots of fun things planned.... parade, movies, Christmas cookie baking, bread baking, visiting friends and family, spending time with my sis and her family.... and I cannot wait to give them their Christmas present!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Life is good.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I am certain that I have way too many crazy people in my life... and that does not even count anyone related to me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Amazon and UPS

I am totally blasting through my Christmas shopping this year. Feels so great.... I order from Amazon and a few days later, Mr. UPS pulls right on up to my door. I will not do all of my shopping online but most of it. What a great feeling! I love Amazon.

I took the girls to the library last night to learn about search and rescue dogs. The Buckeye Search and Rescue team was there.... with two labs, two bloodhounds, and a beautiful German Shepherd. They taught us how to keep safe and what to do if ever lost and also showed us how they teach the dogs and how certain breeds are made to sniff and search. So interesting and my kids had tons of fun. But now they want a dog.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat

Here are my kiddos on Halloween.... oh wait, only two are mine. The cowgirl and the princess. The monkey is our neighbor's little boy, Logan. We went trick or treating with them... tons of fun. Joel pretty much spent the night digging through Jesslyn's basket to find banana laffy taffy's and flavored tootsie rolls.