Monday, February 10, 2014

birthday weekend...

so. miss anne clara, turned nine.
we started the day off simple.
get dressed. fix hair. (ever so perfectly, you know)
dad pulls through with donuts and chocolate milk.
open a couple gifts (more on that later)

We love to take little road trips.
Anne love history, or anything really that she can explore or learn more.
We decided to get train tickets and head to Jefferson City, to tour the capitol etc.
A little self inflicted field trip.
We picked the girls up from school.  They quickly got in the car and we had a little note on the seat that explained what we were doing.
Anne opened a gift from her Maw-Maw. 
She did not have all of her gifts from us to open, like we had hoped because some were delayed due to weather and the other gift was delayed because...wait for it...
we haven't lived there in EIGHT YEARS!
so I left a note on the front door of the house-explained what happened, adding that I hope they loved the house as much as we did :)  and PRAYED that the legos would be returned.
(they were!)
We arrived in Jefferson City Friday evening.  Checked in, relaxed and jumped right in to the weekend events!  CRUDDY WEATHER but a great time.







Saturday, February 8, 2014


It's Saturday.
kate-our resident goofball...available for circus', parties, comedy nights...

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 7, 2014


What the heck?
Anne turns NINE TODAY!
I can't believe it.  I really, really can't. 
Although the other part of me says, she is only nine? 
She is our dream come true.
She is spunky, caring, feisty, loving, protective, nurturing, thoughtful., smart...a spitfire.  (which can cause slight drama between she and I :))
And we love every stinkin' ounce of her.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dear Winter,

It's okay if you leave now.
Anne has a pretty new dress she can only wear inside with her 'slip on' black shoes.
The girls don't even ask to play in the snow anymore-because they are over it.
So, really, it's totally fine if you make your way out and set us up for an early, non-tornadic early spring.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

weird stuff we do...

adam went hunting recently and brought home the meat.
instead of making steaks and loins, he decided to grind it.
he asked the girls to help.