Friday, December 5, 2014


Turkey time!  We spent Thanksgiving in Florida with Adam's family this year.  It was like going home, we even stayed in a hotel about a mile from our old house in Dunedin!  It was cool to take the kiddos to our old stomping grounds!

We visit this park every time we hit Florida, it's right on the water and close to downtown.  I brought Simone here often when she was a baby!

And then the cousins showed up and it was 3 days of fun and laughs!!  This is a new park built close to our old house with a huge play area and a dock across the way. Dunedin sure has done a great job with their parks and recs!

And then it was time for Thanksgiving feast!  So many family members were there, it was a wonderful time!

 The whole clan!  We sure did have a great day with them!  

The next day we opted for beach fun.  Sure, it was a mild 55° (read COLD!) but that didn't stop us from enjoying Clearwater Beach!  We had a great time with family, touring the shops, playing in the sand and we even had a great lunch!

 Sammy + Uncle Fred = love
 Some of the family stayed in a condo near the beach so the kids got to fish with the big cousins!  What a treat!

 Sammy caught 3 fish!  He was thrilled...
My sweetums!  Sometimes they really get along!
A final picture of the Super Six.... these kids just adore each other and every time they get to see each other is just adding wonderful fun memories for them all!  The way they ALL play interchangeably is just awesome, we are so happy to have such amazing family members!

Thanksgiving was a very fun time, can't wait to see where our next turkey day is!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

October, and I'm almost completely caught up!

October flew by like every other month!  We had great weather and kept busy with sports and friends!

The sunrises in October are so pretty!
 My dumpling!
 And my sweet girl!
 We were invited to a birthday party in the mountains so we decided to make a day of it and go for a hike prior to the party.  I love how my fashionista dresses for a hike...
 And my not so fashionista...
 We found an old farm site.  We love looking in these old buildings!

 October is when the leaves start to change here, so pretty!
 Sammy continued his football season.  He loved every game and 
practice, he's so social and loves to hang with the guys!

 Halloween trunk or treating with pals the night before Halloween!

 And Halloween evening trick or treating!  Sammy was an airplane/zombie 
pilot and Simone was Katniss Everdean from the Hunger Games!  They cam up 
with their costumes all on their own!

Fun times in October!  What's next?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

September, 2014

September 2014.  We sure crammed a good amount of activities into this month!  We had sports and play time and family time! 

We get some good rainbows around here!
She is getting so big!
Simone decided to try out volleyball this year.  She was on a team with a few other girls
 she knew, including her best friend! It was a great experience and she really did well.  She enjoyed 
it so much she's going to play over the winter as well!

I love this picture, shows their relationship for sure!
I hosted a ladies Challah bake.  It was a GREAT time with great 
friends.  And we each had a loaf of Challah bread to eat!

Sammy was a flag pulling machine in football!  He was so cute out there, very determined...

We celebrated the moon festival with our FCC families!  As always, it was a 
wonderful event and we all had a lot of fun!

Sammy and daddy!
Sammy's best pals.  I put them to work raking leaves - it was such fun!

Yep, September was another fun filled month!

Friday, October 31, 2014

August, 2014

And I am almost caught up!

August was another busy month for us!  Summer was still in full swing but school was about to start.

We still spent most weekend days at the pool, where my two little fish played and swam for hours!
 Sammy and Miss Grace enjoyed playing in the rain! 
 They sure made the most of a yucky afternoon!

 And then...the first day of school!  Can't believe this is my sweet girls last year in elementary school!

 Sammy's first day of Kindergarten went exceptionally well!  He was ready for school to start!

 Sleeping with Emma!

An impromptu gathering with our FCC pals was a blast!  All the kiddos had such a great time 
playing in the splash pad, playground and having a smorgasbord dinner!

 Sammy's first day being able to walk in with Simone!  They loved it!

 Funny guy, his favorite section at the book store/library!
 Simone and B looking so grown up after wandering the store by themselves.
 First day taking school bus home!  He loved it!
 And the king of "selfie's"!

Love that guy!

Summer ends, school begins...