Saturday, December 26, 2009

a new trick

She's teaching herself to walk, it's quite interesting to witness. I love the look of pride and joy she gets on her face when she makes those little legs do what she wants.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

merry christmas to me! and you too...

I bought myself a flip video recorder for Christmas. It's digital or something - basically an idiot proof way to record home videos. So now I'll get to put up video snippets of the girls for you to see! Remind me not to complain about things - I've been whining about the state of the house and my kitchen. I just got back from a girls weekend and this is how I found my kitchen, it's in both videos. I suppose a hobbled together kitchen with no stove was better than no kitchen! I also need to learn to not talk to myself while using it!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Not sure if she's saying hey or all hail juju but this is her version of a wave. And you'd better darn well respond in kind.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Thanksgiving '09

I keep rewriting this in me head and there is just no good way to describe how this years day was tinged with sadness but a wnderful holiday too. Our hearts ached for family that we missed and family that we never even got to know but at the same time Grandma's legacy wouldn't let me not be thankful for all that we've been blessed with. It was a lovely fall day and we enjoyed a delicious dinner with Mimi and Papa. The drive down to their house was a relaxing break from the disaster that is our house and as always the girls had a blast outside with the puppers and got to do cool things (I never know exactly what they're up too) with their beloved Uncle Josh. The sweet potatoes were the favorite of both Juju and Rosie too who kept eating the marshmallows off the top and exclaiming " mmm these sweet potato's are soo good"!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

"I'm pinky pie and this is candy cane " ...."so go to my website ..... dot com"

Part of back seat dialogue heard coming home from church.
It was incredibly funny and we don't want to forget. I so wish I'd had a recorder to get it all.
I think pinky pie and candy cane are my little ponies .... the funniest part was the dot com because that was the whole web site name. Maybe you just had to be there?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Seriously, snow?

In Huntsville? And it's not even really winter. We let Juliana touch it and she cried. Of course I took a picture but I can't decide if it's funny or just mean.
Oh and all my northern family, please stop laughing now. It's white so it counts.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


just a peek out at the big girls while the little sister sleeps

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hmm. What could cause such seriousness?
Such determination?
Mmmm. Candy apples from this place. And frozen cider too.
(Seriousness caused by having to *gasp* pause to have a picture taken. Oh the horror!)
Good stuff. And amazing apples too. We made some lovely apple sauce. And by we I mean Mimi.
This one? Not enjoying the experience so much. Couldn't have the apples. Thought the cider was too cold. And she couldn't crawl because the ground was covered in chestnuts. My flip flopped feet didn't enjoy them either.
They're lethal.
But the apples were worth it. It was just a shopping place though, no pick your own or "fun" activities. I would have liked to be able to harvest our own but I didn't miss the cheesy activities that they charge disney prices for!
p.s. don't adjust your monitor. Those are some wonky colors going on. Fun times with photo shop. Maybe not successful times but I'm way too lazy to redo them all.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

mone santo picnic

It was a pretty gloomy drizzly day but that just meant we had the trail mostly to ourselves!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's not yellow. It's not little. And it's most definitely not out in the country.

But it does have lots of space to play and picnic.
Views of our very own creek.
Plenty of room for Juju monsters to attack.
An upstairs with room for two big girls to have their very own bedrooms. And bathroom too!
Honestly, after the experience of the past little while. I'd be happy in anything we could call our own. But we think this place is pretty special and we're super excited to move in and make it ours. Nate's already started - he's been hard at work tonight sanding those floors down so they can be a little less orange. :)
I hope so so soooooo much that I'll be able to look down there and see 3 big girls one day. I really, really have no desire to move again. Like never, ever, ever!
Did you think I could do it? A post with out a Juliana picture? Impossible! Although you'd have to have a video to catch how fast that little booger moves across that empty house.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Not the grass!

This was while we were in IL last trip so maybe a month ago? That's when the last posts pictures were from too- I'm a bit behind. For some reason Juliana was just hating the grass in Grandma and Grandpa Z's yard. If you started to lower her down she'd just start screaming. It was pretty funny. Luckily she's over that as trying to eat grass is now one of her favorite pastimes.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

friends... just some snapshots

We got the chance to visit some dear friends that live very far away, we've been trying to get the for years now so this was an especially joyful trip. Juliana was learning to sit up so she was hanging out on the picnic table (she's pulling up now!)

These are in a random order - this was our visit to a preserve area.
E hanging out her baby clothes.
More preserve - it was so pretty.
All the big kids trying to stay in the hammock.
Lots of back yard picnics sine the weather was incredible.
She sat still. And looked at the camera! Amazing!
Crickets and princess dresses, that's so Rosie.
The wild horse in her native habitat.
Little boy hands!
And feet too.
Thanks guys!