Monday, December 9, 2013

November-December roller coaster!

November came and went in a hurry! I had a birthday, then our sweet Harper celebrated her 5th birthday! We made it to Iuka for a Thanksgiving gathering, Claire and Ken had birthdays and then we decorated the new place for Christmas. Take a closer look:

Kids colored a Christmas ornament

Harper helped me color the icing- "raspberry". That's my girl ;)

In Iuka with Amos.

Random-this was October's First Friday downtown. 

My favorite thing about decorating this year was going on a nature walk to clip and gather greens. I have everything I want right in the "yard": cedar, holly, boxwood, magnolia & crepe myrtle berries. 

Harper loves to take photos. 

Ready for Santa! It's always challenging for me to decorate the first year in a new house. We kept it simple & it feels so cozy! 

There is a house we visit every year in Tuscaloosa. They already had all the decorations up Thanksgiving weekend and we took the girls. Daddy Ray and Grandmommy came with us. It was SO cold that night! The girls still wanted to get out and roam the yard! (Encouraged BTW!)

The girls sang with the Kids' and Youth for Hanging of the Greens at church and then again at the Choir's Christmas Program. We get to ride in the Florence parade Thursday night & have breakfast with Santa Saturday, so stay tuned! :)

Nashville Zoo

We decided to take a road trip one pretty fall day. It's not too far to Nashville, and we took the Natchez Trace most of the way. It was sooo gorgeous with all of the leaves changing colors. The zoo was really cute, too. We definitely want to make it back in the spring! 

Pit stop off of the Trace & saw the 1800s home in the background. 

Petting the kangaroos was the highlight of our visit. They were soft, like bunny rabbits! 

Cutie pie :)

Flower Girls

Before it gets too far behind us….Kevin and Tosha got married on the most beautiful October day! They had asked Harper and Claire to be their flower girls, and of course, the girls were game! Kevin has amazing photos from the day,but these are a few snapshots I took. 

Mother and Groom

Claire loved swinging on the golf cart. This didn't make anyone nervous…

Thank goodness for i-ma-jiggies. 

Set on a wide open field in Rogersville, AL  

Even got one of us!

It was a beautiful day and ceremony, and fantastic reception. We are so happy to have Tosha join our family! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Harper performed in a Halloween Spooktacular at the Shoals Theatre and had so much fun! 

Out and about around the house. 

Ready for the church Fall Festival

Uh, this is just a regular day on the porch :)

Trick-or-Treating with friends

A birthday party. Harper is so hard at work on her pumpkin...

and Claire on the tablecloth. We do outside the box :)

Well what else would you do with all those leaves?!

It's been the busiest and most fun fall. The girls are changing so much! One constant-they looooove some dress up!