In early August we were able to meet up with my brother, his wife and their kids for a few days in St. Louis. So we packed up and headed to the city, and it was a blast! Of course, the kiddos always have a blast together. I absolutely love seeing Addison with her cousins. We managed to get in a few yummy meals, swimming at the pool, lots of fun at the Magic House, a walk to the Arch, and a lovely morning at Grant’s Farm. Absolutely perfect!Filed under Blog | Comment (0)
During the first week of July we had the opportunity to head down to Gatlinburg for a few days, and then spend the rest of the week with Jared’s family in Fairfield Glade, TN. Obviously we were pumped….we love Tennessee! This is the 3rd trip to Gatlinburg for Addison (4th if you count the time she was in my belly). She totally understood it this time, and remembered our last trip (from November). It was all she would talk about in the weeks leading up to the trip. I loved Gatlinburg before…but having a kid that loves it, makes it even more special. So here are some shots from our 10-day getaway!Filed under Blog | Comment (0)
When I saw the ad that one of the local photography companies here in town was taking pictures with a live bunny this year…I had to jump on it! And boy am I glad I did…the photographers were amazing, the bunny was fantastic, and Addison had an absolute blast!
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So last week Addison and I were asked to stand in for a few photos for an upcoming Mother’s Day Concert promotional poster. It’s a concert here on campus…and were delighted to help out! Alas, Addison was not her usual self that day (early stages of a nasty cold) and she was pretty cranky. Fortunately we caught a few fun shots!Filed under Blog | Comment (1)
This year we were both scheduled to help with music at Metro (our church), and were unable to head north to spend the day with family. Though I was bummed that we didn’t get to see everyone, we still had a really great day. We spent the morning in worship at church while Addison partied it up in Adventureland (our Children’s Church program). Such a great service…and we’re so thankful for such an awesome kid’s program. We headed home after church to a lunch that had been simmering in the crockpots all morning. We had brown sugar glazed ham, augratin potatoes, buttery corn, homemade rolls, jello salad and mocha cream pie. It was quite the spread for just the 3 of us…but boy did it hit the spot! Addison enjoyed her Easter basket and then hunting for eggs in our yard. (She hunted eggs in one of my old Easter dresses….hers fell victim to the jello salad at lunch!) We even got a nice long walk in….the weather was simply gorgeous. So thankful for a day with my wonderful little family…as we celebrated and remembered all that our Savior has done for us. We serve a redeeming and wonderful God!
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Just under an hour from our house is a fantastic apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Typically we only head over in the fall months, but this year we got excited to head over when we heard about their yearly Easter festivities. It was so much fun! An Easter egg hunt, baby chicks and bunnies to hold and snuggle, face painting, seeds to plant, an Easter bunny to meet, and special treats along the way! We even grabbed lunch at the country restaurant (part of the orchard) while we were there. Sooo yummy! All in all…a super fun day and something we’ll be excited to do again next year!Filed under Blog | Comment (0)
Last weekend we met up with Aunt Kristina, Sydny, Chloe and Chloe’s friend Jackie, at the St. Louis Zoo. They were down for a few days to wrap up their spring break…and we were excited to join them for the Saturday zoo adventure. Granted, the weather was perfect for the zoo…which mean EVERYONE in St. Louis was there. Totally worth it though. Addison LOVES animals.Filed under Blog | Comment (0)