Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I am so happy that fall is here. It is my favorite time of year. We've been busy at our little Missouri cottage. The walnuts are starting to fall from the trees along with the leaves. We’ve been out to the orchard, and picked up some apples. I swear this year’s apples are some of the best apples I have EVER had. They are so sweet, so juicy, and just plain delicious. We have devoured a whole 10 lbs bag of them in a week. lol I had to pick up some more apples so we can make some caramel ones. Yum!
The woods are especially beautiful this fall. They not only are filled with the various colors of the leaves, but a multitude of purple, white, and yellow wildflowers still remain. (Although after this weekend’s freezing temps, I don’t think they will be around much longer.)
I have also managed to get the kids their costumes for Halloween already. McKenna is going as a 50’s girl, and Brendan as Mario from Super Mario Brothers. He is obsessed with Nintendo. Not quite as bad as his obsession with LEGOS, but still pretty bad. I feel way ahead of the game.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thank you St. Jude. I have been pretty sick lately. Doing much better now. Just needed to post a thanks to St. Jude.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Johnny Depp~Mad Hatter
Helena Bonham Carter~The Red Queen
Anne Hathaway~The White Queen
Matt Lucas~Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Monday, June 15, 2009
We went to the Strawberry Festival at Vaile Mansion the other weekend. It was really a fun time for all of us. Vaile Mansion is an old Victorian mansion in Independence, Missouri. The house is stunning. McKenna and I went on a tour of the building while we were at the festival. McKenna was impressed with the beautiful paintings on the ceilings. She also fell in love with a Victorian wedding dress they had on display. It was gorgeous. The festival had music, performers, antique dealers, an antique car show, and of course STRAWBERRIES! lol The kids loved taking the carriage ride around the neighborhood. Good old fashioned fun!
Brendan's Favorite Car
McKenna Had Her Favorite
McKenna Making Friends
Going On The Carriage Ride
Dad and His Girl
The Kids Outside Vaile Mansion
Inside Vaile Mansion
McKenna Whispered In My Ear If People Got Splinters LOL
The Gorgeous Wedding Dress
The Doll McKenna Made
Learning to Play the Banjo