November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has nice of a Thanksgiving as we did. The past few years we have started a new tradition of going away for Thanksgiving, but this year with Steve's work schedule it wasn't possible. We had Thanksgiving at home for the first time in many years.  I have to say I much prefer the going away tradition but having it at home was nice also! The day was very relaxing and we were surrounded by great friends and family.

After laying in bed with the kids and watching the parade we headed to my moms to enjoy our feast!

My loves
Sara, Max, Myself and my Sister

My sister and I

The bird! 

My Mom and Kevin!!! Thanks for hosting!!!! 

Makayla's teacher sent me these photos! I loved them way to much not to share!!! 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I know I had so much to be thankful for this year! I try to remember to count my blessings every night! 
Don't forget to check back Freddie and Felicia arrived this morning. I know you just can't wait to see what kind of fun they bring this year! 

November 25, 2013

my sweet girl

As I was cleaning the kitchen I heard Makayla talking but in a very low voice. I went to check on her only to find her gazing at the Christmas tree. I asked her who she was talking to…"I'm just telling God how thankful I am for our beautiful Christmas trees and how much I love my family"

You know those days when you think you can't do anything right? Days like this make you realize your doing something right! I love this sweet girl and who she is becoming. Christmas truly is her favorite time of year! Not because of gift, but because of the true meaning, family, spirit, and thankfulness.  I love it!

November 23, 2013

Happy birthday Jakob

Happy 7th Birthday Jakob! We had a blast celebrating with you. We are so sad you guys are moving we are going to miss you all so much. You have been amazing neighbors the past 6 years. We are so sad to see you go but happy for your new adventure! Glad we were able to spend this day with you celebrating!

Makayla and Jakob
Such great friends 

Waiting to ride Dumbo

Love these two
Relaxing after a long day at Disney! 

Jakob got to pick wherever he wanted for dinner. He pick T-Rex 

He was SO excited to get the volcano with his birthday dessert

Hope you guys had as much fun as we did!

November 15, 2013


Words cannot explain how much I love these 2 people. 

November 12, 2013

Fun in the November Florida sun!

While our friends and family up north are bundled up in cute jackets playing in the cool fall weather we spent the day at the park enjoying the warm Florida sun. Steve and Makayla had the day off so what better way to spend it then lunch outside by the water and an afternoon at the park. 
Wall Springs Park is a hidden park in Palm Harbor that I happen to LOVE. It's clean, covered, and rarely busy. They have a split playground for big and little kids! It is by far my favorite park in the area!

I do want to know why my kids are growing up so fast. It makes me sad to think how independent  they have become and proud to see how friendly and happy they are also! 


Hi mom

"Come on Jackson"
The other great thing about Wall Springs is the bridges, and trails within the park. We love walking over to the look out bridge and watching the fish. This is also the home to one of the oldest springs in history. When it was first purchased in 1884, it was used as a spa and bathing area until the 1960's. I love all the history that surrounds this area.

I love this 

Walking to the trails
Another great fun, family day! I am so grateful for these days with my family.

November 10, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

My sister had us over for dinner and decorating her tree this weekend. Yes I know it's a bit early but she loves her tree and was ready to put it up, so was Makayla! She gets so excited to put up the trees and decorate. Jenn made us a wonderful dinner of cheeses, and dips, and little appetizers, my favorite kind of meal! The kids were so excited to help her decorate her tree!

I love how happy this makes her
I love how happy my mom is. Makayla gets excited about every ornament it's awesome, her excitement is truly contagious 

He couldn't keep his little hands off the tree so we had to tie him down
He was not happy about it
I love this beautiful face

November 9, 2013

little helper

Putting her organizing and sorting skills to good use! Sadly she enjoyed this and did a great job organizing the tupperware cabinet. I am thankful for this! 

November 3, 2013

Day at Downtown Disney

It's not often that Steve has a day off, but this beautiful Sunday he was off and we wanted to do something FUN! We turned the clocks back the night before so we felt as though we had gained an extra hour in our day. My not so spontaneous husband said "Let's go to Downtown Disney" so we did!
We started the day off at T-rex a fun interactive restaurant with dinosaurs and other animals that move and every 15 min there is an ice storm in the Ice Cave! We started off inside the icecave but had to move. It was a little to overwhelming for Jackson. They nicely moved us to the Ocean room where everyone was much happier.
The restaurant was blast, the kids enjoyed walking around and seeing all there is to look at. Plus the food is really good here.

Daddy and Makayla

being silly

Much happier out of the ice cave but still holding tight to Mommy

I ordered this fun cottontini! The glass comes filled with cotton candy, then they pour your drink over…..

How cool is that? added bonus it was really good and surprising not to sweet. 

Nenny and Makayla
After lunch we walked around and enjoyed the sights and people watching in Downtown Disney. The weather was great, the kids were happy, and we were able to enjoy a very fun and relaxing day…something we all needed. 
Playing the water

Riding the train
Jackson LOVES trains! He did not want to get off he said wow and whoa at every turn. I love seeing his excitement as he is experiencing things for the first time!  
Cool dude
Makayla and Daddy 
My sister and I
my boys

my beautiful girl!
We tried to get some pictures for a Christmas card but sadly that did not happen, we could not get everyone to look at the camera and smile at the same time. We may need to get professional photographs taken just to get a good one! However we did get these fun shots

This one is defiantly my favorite 
at least we had fun! 

Makayla with the lego people

Makayla and Sleeping beauty! 
What a fun day we had!