Saturday, November 30, 2013

All Aboard the Choo-Choo Train

Josie found Sprite hanging out on the train when we got home Saturday evening. I guess Sprite was telling Daddy & Josie that they needed to get the Christmas train set up.

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Mommy's Little Photographer

Papa Doug wanted to head over to West Baden and take our family photos. It was way too cold outside to do it so we headed in. Originally, I set up my camera on some pillows and a table and set the self-timer.

A gentleman there that was having his family photos taken, noticed and stepped in to take some photos. Which was very nice of him.

However, I still like last years pictures better!

I'm going to end up breaking down and having a photographer come and take our photos for us. That is way too many people to do on self-timer and get it right!

But Dad got what he wanted, another family photo.

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Then the girls wanted to do some posing! But I don't know that I would call this "posing".

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Then My Little Photographer took over. She was taking pictures of everyone and everything. All though only a few turned out, I love that she wants to do this and it tickles my soul everytime she tries to pose someone or tells them what to do. It means she is really watching Mommy.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Annual French Lick Trip

We went on our annual French Lick trip once Daddy got home from work.

We met Papa, Mama, Uncle Rick, Aunt Michelle, Riley, Kayla, Uncle Nathan and Aunt Emily.

And once again the kids had a blast! The girls were read to by Mrs. Clause. And then the kids hit the pool for the rest of the night.

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Welcome Back Sprite!

When we awoke on Friday, Sprite had returned and she brought Josie her Cat in the Hat book that she wanted. What a great gift from a great Elf! Can't wait to see the tricks she'll be up to this year.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving, Family & Full Bellies

We started out Thanksgiving Day at Colorado Steakhouse with the Jones' family. That was a great idea! No cooking, no cleaning and yet a delicious meal.

After we all ate, we drove to Nana's. While sitting at a stop light with us all in a row, I began laughing cause it looked like we were in a funeral procession.

When we got to Nana's, Little Bobbie came over with the girls so Josie got to spend some time with Sophia and Maddie. She even held Maddie and let me take a photo.

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Then of course we had to take pictures of all the girls.

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After hanging out a while there, we headed to my parents for the Richardson side of Thanksgiving. We had everyone except Uncle David. The kids always have a great time together.

And Josie always finds the desserts.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Yeah! Deer Meat

Mikey finally got a deer! He went hunting last year and didn't get anything, so we've been treasuring what deer meat we had left. We were running pretty low!

Thankfully, this year he was able to get one. Not a keeper as far as the rack was concerned, but all I cared about was the meat. Now we are set for another year of meat! Yeah-rah!!!

Josie wasn't quite to sure about touching the deer this year, so Daddy had to hold the head up for her. But she still let me get a pic of her and Daddy with the deer.

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Kayla's 7th Birthday Party

Kayla's Seventh Birthday party was Princess Sophia. She got to have all her friends over, nuggets from Chick Fil A and a hay ride courtesy of Papa Doug's tractor and her Daddy as the driver.

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