One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We took the kids (and their friend Turynn) to a Boo Carnival on Saturday. It was pretty cute -- lots of games & treats for the kids, inflatable toys, and crafts.

Here are pictures from tonight: Here is the best one I could get of the three of us -- no time to slow down for pictures, Mom :)
I was able to get this one with Evelyn -- it was right before we were done for the night:

Friday, October 29, 2010

More Pics

A friend of a friend took these for us... she is just getting started and trying to add to her portfolio, and we were happy to help her :) Here is her page on Facebook if anyone is interested in her info.
This photo is my favorite -- but can't decide which one I like more... I like them both for different reasons. The good news is that I have all of the files, so I can print whatever I want!!

Noah was a little crazy -- so we didn't get too many pictures of him that day... but this one shows his baby blues :)Like both of these ones -- again, I like both the colored version and B&W. My flower-clip making paid off!!
She also took a few of Evelyn in her cinderella dress... We will have more Halloween pics after this weekend.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I am busy and a little (or maybe a lot) stressed -- so this is going to be short. The good news is that my mom is coming next Wednesday night for a vist, she will be in town until Tuesday morning-- and I am going to get a little bit of a break :)
Kids at the park:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Say "Chuck-E-Cheese"!

The photo shoot on Saturday was pretty exhausting... but I think we got at least a few good shots :) We shot at 9AM -- and the weather was pretty cold (low 40's), so the kids wanted to be done pretty much as soon as we started. Piper Moore did a good job though -- and had a few tricks up her sleeve to keep them interested.Not your typical shot -- but pretty funny :)

I am hoping maybe family pictures get easier as the kids get older... ? :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Harvest Festival

I've been playing the single mom role WAY too much the past 4 months... I am exhausted!! Travis gets home in about an hour... and he will be gone all next week again... but hopefully this is coming to an end soon. At least he gets to spend the weekend with us this time!!

Here are the kids last weekend... our town had a little Harvest festival. Both kids decorated a pumpkin for free :)
Here they are being silly -- this is one of their poses when they "show their muscles"I also picked up an adorable homemade "sweater skirt" for Evelyn at one of the craft booths -- I will take a picture when she wears it :)
Kids bath photos tonight:

Family photos tomorrow morning... keeping my fingers crossed for happy, smiling kiddos :)

In a little bit of a work-out rut lately... not because of a lack of energy/ambition... but a complete lack of TIME! I can't work out in the morning or night when Travis isn't around to stay home with the kids... UGH! I did run a 10K last weekend with some friends... and I thought for a second about trying another half-marathon in November (I was on the 8 week training program -- and still could be on track if I run 7-8 miles sometime this weekend) we'll see what happens.
All for now -- my book and bed are calling my name -- I am exhausted!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A girl from Saginaw Michigan...

Ever heard that song? Before my time -- but I have had people sing it to me before :)

Anyway -- these pictures are better late than never I guess. We had a great visit back to Michigan to visit my family there. The weather was perfect -- it went from kinda warm to downright chilly - but there wasn't any rain to ruin our fun! Here is a picture of my mom with the kids at the zoo. Don't mind Noah -- he is mid-tantrum:Evelyn taking a break -- she was helping my parents decorate the yard with pumpkins, scarecrows, etc.
Dad with kids:Ride on the Moo-Train at the pumpkin farm:
Playing in the cornfields:Noah is a typical boy -- LOVED the machinery in the barn (4-wheeler, lawnmower, etc) Even now he keeps asking if he can see Papa and go for a ride on the 4-wheeler. Here he is riding on the lawnmower with my brother Gary:
We were able to go to my nephew Jacob's football game -- I went to Swan Valley HS -- so it was kinda fun to go back there to see a game :) Evelyn and Noah were excited to take this picture - Evelyn loved holding the helmet -- I think they thought Jacob was a pro-athlete or something!!
The trip back was pretty eventful though... involved getting stranded in the Atlanta airport, having to check into a hotel for about 6 hours, we weren't able to get bags so we only had the clothing on our backs (slept in underwear, wore the same clothing the next day, couldn't take out my contacts, almost ran out of diapers) fun fun fun...