Monday, November 30, 2015

decorations may be

a little different this year
a few didn't make it out for mr. i like to get into everything
like glass ornaments 
or certain snowman 

but there are still plenty of things to make it look like Christmas is coming

the tree is up!

 The stockings are hung

and we even visited the hundreds of poinsettias at Js Uncles

Merry Christmas

Sunday, November 29, 2015

we went on a hunt

for the perfect tree
and we found one ... that was a least near perfect :)

all up and decorated
tis the season to be jolly!

Saturday, November 28, 2015


We had a lovely thanksgiving this year

First up my parents house
Getting ready to grandma and grandpas

and all ready for his first thanksgiving meal
he liked it all
turkey, stuffing, squash, bread...and lots of fruit! 

the whole family

celebrating my grandmas 85th birthday

my little buddy! 

cousin loving


then it was off to celebrate at grandma coras house

then off to see the Christmas Story at Civic
we had a busy but very fun day

Autie Rachel visited from wed-sat, so we got to spend time with her!

she gave Arie his first Christmas Present!

This thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for
Celebrating with Arie for the first time brings me so much joy
I am beyond thankful for him.  He steals, melts my heart daily
for J and my family
for health of my family and friends
and for the many blessing from the Lord [and the things I take for granted]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

mr. mr. NOT

so innocent!
I was getting a few things ready in the kitchen
Mr. was pretty quiet in the back hall which usually means
holding into the gate, playing with his bedroom door, or looking at his books
or playing in the laundry room

BUT not this time
he found a new place
a new room
and new toy


who me?

note to the mama
keep the door officially shut at all times

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

from pizza rolls

to Bacon, Egg, Brussels, Mushroom Carbonara

Jason accused me of being a bad house wife 
[all in joking tone]
bc I didnt have anything in mind to eat...Monday night
he had the stand by pizza rolls and I had my stand by peanut butter and honey [hello 5th grade]

so not to be a bad house wife two nights in a row
I broke out a new recipe from the blog How sweet it is

and well...Jason thought maybe he should complain every night
cause it was good 

Arie also approved

so it looks like this was a crowd pleaser and easy
chalk that up as a win
and a make again

Monday, November 23, 2015

so pretty

at least from the inside! 

enjoying the snow this past weekend with the heat on! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

its the most wonderful

time of the year

at least for the men in the family
grandpa, grandpa don
uncle jeff, don 
and the many other hunter men

this year papa was successful, sooo
it looks like we will have meat in the freezer ;-/ 
ohhh goodie [not so much haha]

Saturday, November 21, 2015

win win

first win
Aries approval of the snow

 second win
all day playing at grandmas
and a MSU nail biter vs Ohio State
of course be loves playing NEXT to the treadmill with the cord
well of course

fun win win kind of a saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2015

good morning

good morning
its time to rise and shine

just a few pics from mornings around the house

can you tell he likes the remote

a good morning also starts with a good breakfast

Thursday, November 19, 2015

double digits

hey there little love.
we are now in double digits

and with two numbers to wrangle we had twice the fun regarding picture taking :)

and if you take away the 1 you get this :-)
painful i know

1. 21 lbs.  and wearing 9 and 12 month clothes
2. loves to be curious.  loves to crawl around, open doors and climb the stairs.
3.  he is up to walking 12 steps in a row! ekkk! haha
4.  he likes to wave, giggle, and clap..and shake his head is his version of dancing

each day can be so much fun with this little love
[of course we have our moments, but majority are good!]
so thankful for him! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

orange and blue

in one room :-/
for a good cause/event this time around
The annual Dutch Dinner

This year speaker was General Petraeus
He was interesting and funny

table date!

fun night!
we shall we hear next year?!?