Thursday, March 21, 2013

Catching Up

Things have been busy;  first it was the holidays - you know, Thanksgiving and Christmas, then it was New Years and birthday season for our family.  Then work - oh wow have we been busy at work, which is strange for the beginning of the year.  So here I am, back to the blog.  This is going to be a quick recap of everything between Mid November and now.  Warning, it'll be long!

Poppi's birthday was on Thanksgiving and we were all blessed to celebrate with the whole family!  Eight cakes - one for each decade!
 We took the opportunity to get family pictures - a professional photographer would have been wonderful.

 Guess who loves her cousins?

Christmas card outtakes!

I got to go to New York - what a great weekend!  Thanks Sue!

Ladybug singing in church.

Have I mentioned that I love my fridge?  Here it is Christmas Eve.

Christmas morning - notice that the sun is not up!

Happy birthday Butterbean!  We went for a girly farm theme.

Snow, this was it for the season, but we really enjoyed it.

Valentine picture out takes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Menu Monday

It's the last week of football!!! I am so proud of Chris and the whole Matoaca Minor team, they won the Southern Division Title on Saturday and will play in the Super Bowl this weekend.

We aren't going to know what to do with Chris home in the evenings, but we will enjoy it.

Here's the plan for the week - most likely subject to change:

Monday - Taco Soup
Tuesday - Hawaiian Pork
Wednesday - At Maamaa and Poppi's
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - ?
Saturday - Chicken Soup
Sunday - London Broil, Sweet Potatoes

Friday, November 9, 2012


You were my first baby, gone to soon. 
My constant companion through the years, you fell in love with Chris right along with me and even accepted Chase, his dog, as a playmate.  You loved to lay on my belly when I was pregnant with Ladybug -  no matter how much she kicked you off!  You were up with me through midnight feedings and right back to 'tuck me in' bed.  How do we say goodbye to unconditional love and acceptance?  I can still see you running through the kitchen or waiting at the door.  Thank you for your time with me, and us.

Missie - May 2002 to November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Guess what I did over the weekend!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hurricane Sandy put a little kink in our trick or treating plans (nothing like New York or New Jersey though) by canceling football on Monday and Tuesday (during playoffs!) so Chris had practice Halloween night until 6:15.  We met him out off a River Road to go trick or treating after stopping by Maamaa and Poppi's.  Our theme this year was Alice in Wonderland -

Meet Alice:

And the Cheshire Cat:

The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts:

 They really were excited to be dressed up and going house to house.

Here's the whole group -
We are still knee deep in candy and we only went to a few houses before riding due to the cold.