Thursday, December 20, 2012

holiday fun!

Lots of fun stuff going on around here - especially this time of year! Excuse the random selection of pictures, but rather than doing individual post I figured I'd include them all in one! We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and that the New Year brings many blessings to you and your family!
If you live near a sparkles and have a lil' one you really should check out their tiny tots program! Cooper loves it! You take a ride on toy and let them have at it! All the kids ride each others toys all over the rink, play on their playground gym area and they usually have a craft to do as well!
 Cooper loves this toy!
 their play area
 wondering where the balls are
 checking out the cool arcade games
 tricycle time
 think I'll try out the scooter
 craft time - making a turkey
 not so sure about it
 with momma!
 this was the other day at our house - in the playroom. we were watching train videos!
 loves loves train videos
 this was before nap time the other day - he decided to dump all his stuffed animals out so we lined them all up to play with
 loving on his toys
 this is a group shot of some of my long time friends (minus our sweet friend Emilie) from our annual christmas dinner/ornament exchange.
 at Uncle Steve's 40th birthday party!
 being silly with Nana & Pop Pop
 the birthday boy! Happy 40th Birthday Uncle Steve!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


We spent Thanksgiving with my parents and my mom's side of the family! We were at my cousins river house for Thanksgiving day and then headed up to the mtns for the rest of the weekend! Cooper had a blast being outside as much as possible - not to mention that we had great weather! On the way back home we stopped by my sweet friends parents house for a visit! Cole & Ian live in Colorado so we always jump at the chance to see them when they're in town. We all had a great time being together and with family! We hope you all had a fun Thanksgiving as well!
 mom with her aunt and cousins!
 more cousins
 Cooper after eating chocolate pudding and getting very tired!
 love this one of dad and Cooper
 working in the yard with Papa T
 a new favorite of our lil' Cooper!
 cutting grass with Papa T
 Phil taming the fire!
falling off the stump into daddy's arms
 riding the 4 wheeler at Cole's parents!
 love it!
 they have this awesome spot in their woods that looks like a photo booth - so we were pretending!
we held up the leaf for Carly's spot :)
 mom and Jane! everyone always thinks they are sisters!
 us with Cole & Ian

Monday, December 3, 2012

Katie's Baby Shower

A few weeks ago we celebrated my dear friend Katie and the upcoming arrival of her sweet lil' baby boy Adam! This has been such an exciting time for Katie and for all of our friends because we are able to celebrate with her this go around! Without writing a book about why we are so excited I'll just say that during her last pregnancy Katie lived in VA and lil' Catherine was not expected to live. Thankfully, our amazing God does bless us with miracles and Catherine is now 4 years old, full of life and very excited about becoming a big sister. You can read more about their incredible journey here!  Enjoy picts from Katie's shower! I love you sweet friend!
the hostess with katie
Katie & I
a glowing mom to be!
napkins at the shower

drink station
straw banners
entry table - we had guest write down prayers and wishes for baby Adam