Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fun Cousin Photo Shoot

Reese had a fun photo shoot with my sisiter's kids a couple weeks ago. Have I mentioned how much Reese is resisting pictures these days!!!
Here are some of the serious pictures from the shoot:

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And of course some silly pictures were captured as well:

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall Family Photo Shoot and Thanksgiving

I have felt like life has been so busy lately....and it is not going to slow down any time soon. I have been trying to choose the important things in my life and let some of the not so important things go in hopes of making the important things more enjoyable!!! I have also tried to make myself not worry or stress and enjoy life as it is happening....I know...much easier said then done!! My MOPS group is discussing How To Be a Positive Mother, so I have also tried to think more positively and rid my life of all the negative things...another thing that is easier said then done. One thing that doesn't seem to get less stressful is having Reese's pictures taken. Unfortunately for me, she has been in four photo shoots in the past couple of months. This is the expression that seems to be used the most in the photo shoots.

My how I hope this phase goes by quickly. Here is a family, fall shoot that my bro-in-law, Tyler, did for us. We were able to get a few good shots but most of the shots contain Reese with the oh so famous expression. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.

I will be sharing some of my favorite pictures from the other photo shoots over the next few days (since I am way behind on posting them on here).
Yesterday at church, the pastor shared some Thanksgiving verses with us and this one really stuck out to me. It goes right along with the lower stress and positive outlook I am trying to incorporate into my life.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
And since this is one of my dad's favorite verses, I thought I would include it as well.
Finally, bethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. Phil. 4:8

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Very Berry Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat was so much fun this year. We were invited to our friends house for a quick dinner before heading out trick or treating with some of Reese's friends. Reese really enjoyed having some of her best buds to go trick or treating with (and so did mommy & daddy!)

I usually try to make Reese's costumes and special outfits, but I decided to buy her costume this year. I am so glad I stumbled on this costume! I LOVE it and think the peanut was just so "berry" cute in it :) I just want to squeeze her every time I looked at her.


LOVE those tights!!!! and the beret!

See what I mean!!! So fun and squishy!!!

OK Mama......NO more pictures!!! I am ready to go play with all my friends!

Checking out the goods....

Look what I got!!!!

And her first choice for taste testing.....DOTS....up next....PINK nerds of course!!!


And an attempt at a group picture...take one.......

and take two......

OK I guess a group shot was just not meant to be :)
Such a fun night of family, friends and CANDY!!!!
Thanks Brinkman's for the invite.
We had a blast hanging out with all of you.....
you too Wilson's :)

Pumpkin Patch

Even though I love all the activities of fall, I am not usually a huge fan of it since it means SNOW is just around the corner. BUT this year, I have really, really enjoyed everything about fall. One of the favorites of fall time is PUMPKINS!!! We tried a different pumpkin patch this year. While it is closer to us then the other one we have gone to, it was definitely not as enjoyable. We will definitely be going back to the other one next year. Regardless, we still had a good time picking out our pumpkins.

Reese and daddy heading out to find some pumpkins.

They were having a very serious decisions over which pumpkin they should pick :)

"I think you should pick this one, daddy!"

Stopping for a photo shoot with Mama.

So excited to carve the pumpkin she picked out. She decided that she wanted a cat face for her pumpkin. Daddy did a fabulous job on it, but I forgot to get any pictures of the finished pumpkins :(

Can you pick whose pumpkin is whose :) I think Lee's pumpkin weighed more then Reese and my pumpkin combined!

Scooping out seeds while making sure to NOT touch any of the "guts". Her response to seeing the inside of her pumpkin...."EEWWW GROSS!!!!" Such a girly girl :)

No way am I touching that!!!!

Maybe we will try painting the pumpkin next year :)
I had to throw in a picture of Reese dressing up after church a couple weeks ago. She is loving all things girly, princess and super hero lately....yes I said super hero :) A new cape is in the works to replace her receiving blanket she insisted on wearing all day every day. I am loving all the fun dressing up these days :)

Fun Times

Wow...Have I been horrible at blogging or what!!! Guess it is time to catch up.
A couple weeks ago, we had a fun, girl's only day to Amish Country. Nothing better then a good day of shopping (especially when it includes good fabric shopping) and yummy, yummy food!!! Reese had a blast since she had Mamaw and Maga all to herself. I tried (with little success) to get a good picture of Reese with Mamaw and Maga. This was as good as I could get.
Hmmm....not having much fun with this picture taking thing!
Oh look....a plane....

You both are so funny :)

Like I said before...she was in heaven to have both Mamaw & Maga that day.

Reese had a blast "swinging"

Ready ONE......



Best part of the day :)

I even lucked out and got a decent picture of Reese and I!

Hmmm....I think this was the best day ever!!!
Thanks for spending
such a fun day with us
Mamaw & Maga!!!!!