Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Well snow was in the forecast and we went to bed thinking will it snow or will it not?!?!!?! Well it DID! And we got a really good covering actually!!! School was out and daddy even got to stay home from work!! It was a fun SNOW DAY!!

These two LOVED it this year!!

Snow angels!!

Bumper bopper sledding!

Snowball fight!!

The aftermath and the laundry... ughhh, but worth it... right;)

A break for hot cocoa!!
Then it was back out with little Lucy! But only for a few seconds because it was sooooooo COLD!!!

Daddy built Lucy her first snowman!!!

Vera Kate's first snowman on top and Lucy on bottom!!!!!
Happy SNOW DAY!!!

Happy Birthday DADDY!!!

Daddy turned 36!!!! We had a great time celebrating daddy's birthday!! We celebrated with Annie and Poppie on New years day!! 
Vera Kate painted daddy a canvas for his office!!

Helping daddy!!

Daddy chose a strawberry cake this year!!!


Everyone LOVES to lick the candles!!

Poppie and Annie gave daddy tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters for his birthday!! They kept Lucy and we had a fun night with the big kids!!

We enjoyed the yummy spaghetti warehouse before!! Balloon animals were a hit!!

We had great seats and a great time!! 

Thanks Poppie and Annie!!
And happy birthday daddy!!!! WE LOVE YOU BIG!!!

A Visit to the Coast!!

The week after Christmas the kids, Annie and I made a trip to the coast!! Aunt Alexa and Uncle Phillip have a new house and so does JuJu so we had to go check it out and get a visit in!!
Quick stop for lunch!!

Our sweet girl did so good traveling!!

These two were DYING to go to the beach!! So we made a quick stop for them to play a little while!! Lucy was asleep so we didnt wake her!!

Lucy loved seeing JuJu and checking out her new place!!

We had a great visit!!! 

Christmas morning!!!

We woke up Christmas morning and could not wait to if SANTA had come!!
Reid got sick in the middle of the night so he had a little pj change! HA! Thank goodness kids are resilient and he didnt miss a beat!! But he did take a long afternoon nap!!


Checking out her stocking!!

Mini football helmets!

Daddy got a World Series champs Cubs shirt!

After all the festivities were over Vera Kate wanted to try out her baking set from Aunt Kacie and Uncle Stu!

Serious business!

All done!!

Vera Kate got LOTS of craft stuff for Christmas so she decided to go to work with her new easel and craft stuff!! She was busy most of the day making lots of crafts!! We enjoyed our day with Annie and Poppie and so glad Uncle Stu and Aunt Kacie were here some also!!!
It was a great Christmas!!!

Christmas Eve!!

After we enjoyed the Christmas eve service at church everyone made their way over to our house for some yummy soup and to get ready for SANTA!!!
Lucy's ready for the Christmas eve service!! She did so good!! She just looked all around!!

Christmas Eve 2016!

So big AL changed basketball teams so new shirts were a must this year from Poppie!! Go Pacers! HAHA!

Little Lucy in her pacers pjs with Poppie!!

Time to sprinkle our reindeer food!!

Trying to get the "perfect" pic with three kids is NOT easy! HA!

Santa's cookies!

Lucy checking out those cookies!!

Ok Santa... we are ready!!!!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!!

Christmas with the Saulters!

Uncle Stu and Aunt Kacie had to fly out Christmas morning so we decided to open our presents with them and Annie and Poppie on Christmas Eve!!
Before the madness began... a family photo!

Finding Dory!

A baking set from Aunt Kacie and Uncle Stu!

Annie's Mistletoes plate!

A doll for Lucy!

Golf clubs for Reid!!

Aunt Kacie had the magic touch and got Lucy right to sleep!!

Uncle Stu built the kids an easel!!! They love it!!

Reid is ready for the golf course!

Uncle Stu helping Vera Kate with her AG Lego set!!!
We had a great day just hanging and enjoying our Christmas!!