Monday, September 28, 2009

First Fall Coat

Beautiful in Red

Today Madison had a holiday so we spent the day together. We have been in search of the perfect fall coat for Madison and for the first time since our move she really needed it! The weather was very windy and the high in the 50's. Texas gals are not use to this yet, especially in September. All I can say is that although it is colder than we are used to the beauty of the falling leaves is worth an extra layer of clothes.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wedding Weekend

Surrounded by Grandparents and toys

Harper and her Uncle Jake

Madison and her Dad at the picnic

Recently we celebrated Matt's friend since kindergarten, Parker's, wedding to sweet Julia. It was a beautiful weekend with friends, family, and dancing!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What a Half a Year

Today Harper Belle celebrates six months of life on this earth. Many things have happened to her already...being born, growing, and moving (both across the room and across the country.)
After an extensive (some might use the word obsessive) and over the top photo session Harper and I talked about the list of accomplishments she wants me to share with all of you. So, in her own words...

*I have an incredibly infectious smile
*Of all my toys I love to put other people's shoes in my mouth the most
*I love mama's milk
*I love bananas
*I love peas
*Actually I just love eating
*I weigh 16 pounds (please see above)
*One of my favorite games is hide-n-seek-n-scare because my mama puts me down in one place and within seconds I can magically be found somewhere far away (like under the coffee table or behind the couch) and cause her to panic
*My sister,Madison, makes me laugh like no one else can
*I think gas is something I am exceptional at, as well as, hysterical
*Being swaddled puts me to sleep every time
*I have two teeth
*I like to use these two teeth on anything I can put into my mouth i.e. again other people's shoes
*I have an affection for my daddy's face and can pinch the bajeezees out of his cheeks and nose
*When I knock all of my toys off of my high chair tray I squeal loudly in delight at my accomplishment
*I have two dogs who I love, but for some reason keep there distance (again, please see above)
*My family is so blessed to have me in their lives

My Beautiful Girls

Seriously...this picture speaks for itself.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Blissful Retreat...

Ah...our backyard. This is my favorite part of our new house. I love waking up in the morning and setting Harper in front of our picturesque window. She has started trying to "catch" the sunlight that filters in. When Madison gets home from school we sit out on our back patio, have a snack and visit about our day. I will have a permanent memory of Madison walking around in the lushness of the grass in bare feet picking berries off the trees.
As many of you know I am not known for my green thumb. I guess we would call it more of a dirt brown kind of finger, BUT seriously...I am turning over a new leaf and trying to keep my plants alive for more than the first week they come home from the nursery. Luckily I have a rainy, cool climate on my side and thanks to my new housewife gig a bit more time. Plus a positive attitude and wishful thinking never hurt a brand new plan.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Seriously...We Have Arrived!

We made it!

After a l-o-n-g two day trip from Texas and a l-o-n-g-e-r two month move in we are finally settled into our new life in Ohio. Of course, I use the word "settled" loosely. Starting school has helped us get into a routine, but there are still a few boxes straggling around our home.

We look forward to watching our family grow up in this home and seeing what is in store for our lives in this incredibly new place. I hope to share with you all our monumental achievements i.e. consistently finding the grocery store and our not so monumental achievements i.e. first true fall, first snow, you get the idea.

So, enjoy our life as you stalk us on the internet!