Saturday, December 31, 2011

Trimming the tree

We picked our tree up at the magical home depot this year. Sierra and Maci were so cute together running around.

Sierra absolutely loved decorating the tree and did the whole thing herself

well, with a little help from Brooklyn ;)

Sierra standing beside the tree-so proud. I thought i'd have to re-do most of it, but she did such a good job, I didn't have to touch it. :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I turned 28. Alyssa turned 27. Charlotte turned 1. We celebrated.
the birthday girls

birthday chaos!

little Charlotte

Brooklyn doing a trial run before her own 1st birthday

i think it's safe to say that Brooklyn enjoyed Charlotte's birthday cake a little more than Charlotte did...haha

my little girlies

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Apparently I've been too busy reading other peoples' blogs to update my own.

Ashley, Dorian & Charlotte came to visit for Thanksgiving.

the table... before we put the silverware and glasses on it. oops.

the whole group (minus dad taking the picture) 

Charlotte and Brooklyn. Born just 2 weeks apart!

Maci, Dane & Brooklyn enjoying a little night cap together.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


My camera battery died so the trusty iphone took over from this point on...;)

Sierra was in heaven trick or treating. We thought she'd do a few houses and then get sick of it and be done. Not so much. She was running from house to house and was really good about saying trick or treat and thank you. We stayed out until ALL of the houses lights were out. She LOVED it. I guess we should've known. Anything that involves candy, running and being outside is her ideal activity.

We found this little owl sitting quietly helping herself to a lollipop. haha
The cutest little skeleton sisters ever.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

After the wedding

After the wedding, we didn't have Brandon and Brittany there to entertain us so we had to find something else to do.
Saturday Amber introduced me to the best home decorating store EVER. The Urban Cottage. I am in love with everything in there. Don't bother trying to google it. The one that comes up is NOT the same store. Unfortunately you can't order online. Canada-when will you catch up?
We also made a trip to Master Pita which was delicious as always. Baltimore-when will you get a decent pita place?
And then Russ cooked us some delicious steaks and we watched a movie while the boys watched baseball. barf.
Brooklyn & Tug became good friends.

with our two little babies ;)

Heather and her girls slept over Sunday night so Heather and I went to breakfast at Cora's together on Monday which was a nice treat. The cousins took a bath together. Who doesn't love taking a bath with their cousins? haha

 And then we all went to Montana's for dinner which was also quite delicious. Sierra was disturbed that we made her wear the moose hat for a picture.

we love a good photo op

cutest picture ever

me and my little pippy
We drove back Tuesday. It was a quick trip, but we have to save up the rest of our vacay time for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My little Brother's wedding

My brother, Brandon, got married to his pretty little bride Brittany on October 14th! My last sibling to get married-it's so weird that we're all married and grown up now. Luckily this time the drive down went smoothly-we didn't hit any floods or anything so that was nice.
The wedding was beautiful, the bride was beautiful and we were so happy to be there for it!
The happy couple

With their little nieces: Talia, Katrina & Sierra

Sierra was too funny during the reception dinner. Eric was the MC and let me tell you I got quite a workout watching both girls by myself while he was up there. Not the most relaxing dinner I've ever had-but the food was delicious!

The little cousins going up to their room to be babysat so we could get a much needed break!


We're so happy for you two and excited to have a new sister join the family! Congrats guys!