Sisters, friends, blessed.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hadley is 11!

Happy Birthday, sweet Hadley girl. We sure love you!!
Hadley got to celebrate with her birthday buddy, Cyndy.
Bring horse cupcakes to school.

Wake up to Grammie at our house.
Went out to the stand with Dad.
And finished up the day with her favorite pie.
Happy 11th birthday, sweet and joyful Hadley.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cousin Weekend

We spent last weekend at the lake enjoying time with Grandma and the cousins.

Thanks for all of the joy!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Whoops! This was October...

Whoops, sort of missed all of October on this blog! Short recap: Hadley finished her VB season, it snowed not once but twice (there was even enough snow to sled for an afternoon!), we met Grandma at the American Girl Doll bistro & store, Halloween 2017, and yes I did turn FORTY in October too! It was a great month. Filled with laughter, and love, and more blessings than we can count.
Hadley is center at the net. First snow, mostly just caught snowflakes in their mouths.

Shopping AND lunch at AGD.

Bryndel was Olaf from Frozen, Piper was book character Thea Stilton (mouse reporter), and Hadley was Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books.
I was blessed to ring in my 40s with this amazing group of women, affectionately know as Team Cluck over that weekend.
My Bible study friends treated me to a day at Vino in the Valley to further celebrate.

And the girls helped Kyle decorate :) Below is a photo Mom & Dad took of themselves being the number 20 for me back in 1997!
My workout buddies accepted the challenge and made a 40! I have the best friends and family!! Forty is going to be awesome.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Camp Cousin

We hosted the first ever Camp Cousin at our house last weekend, and was it ever a hoot! Nathan & Heidi dropped their kids off Friday evening and came back mid Sunday morning! It was laughter and chaos from sun up to sun down, and we loved it all :)
Lots of fresh air Friday evening.

The stayed out until the sun set!
Everyone slept hard, and woke up ready to go!
Little crafting before heading back out into the sunshiney yard.

Couple of monkeys.
These two were playing Ninja Warrior; Cylas instructed Bryndel 'To be the girl who talks in the microphone about what I'm doing.'
Nolan mowed our lawn MANY times over.

Cylas, Hadley, and Uncle Buck were up early Sunday morning to head out to Grandpa's stand for Cy's first ever hunt. They were blessed with 5 different deer coming into their stand, none quite right to hunt, but exciting nonetheless.
When Nathan & Heidi returned Sunday morning, we finished our time at an apple orchard that happened to have baby bunnies!
What a fun & funny adventure of a weekend. I can't wait for Nathan & Heidi's turn :)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Piper's Braids

Piper looks a little bit different these days. Maybe it's because she often chooses her contacts instead of her blue glasses. Or maybe it's because she's a third grader. But, most likely it's because she no longer has those familiar blond braids hanging over her shoulders.  Braids she's been wearing since the summer she turned four. Braids that felt so good to her, that she'd requested them pretty much every day for the last five years.  Shortly after she turned nine last month, Piper donated 10 inches of her curls. Her idea. She wanted to do it in honor of both her grandpas going to heaven this past year. This girl is beautiful inside and out. She got an official thank you from the donation site this week, and it made both of us smile when we found it in the mailbox. What do you do when your daughter wants to donate her hair? You join her :)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September Fun

School is off to a great start. Both Hadley & Pier have added piano & volleyball to the mix as well. And Hadley, trombone too :) It should be a busy kind of fun this fall! Grandma was in town to watch Hadley first game, and take in a family bike ride!

With the summer like temperatures, they've had fun getting cool after school together.