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Friday, September 30, 2011

Down on the Farm

Happy Friday!

My camera is on the fritz
and doesn't want to download
and it's driving me nuts
because I have such cute pictures
on there from Nolee's bday

Here's what it did give me

I love this first picture
This is Lilly's real smile
the one that brightens our lives on a daily basis
and those are the eyes
that twinkle with mischief
and show so much love when she tells us
she loves us to all the planets & back

This last one just makes me smile
she looks like such a little farmer :).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Family Photos by Carrie House

I don't know what it is about fall
but it is my most absolute favorite time of year
I get visions of pumpkins, apple cider, wagon rides
cornstalks and beautiful colors all dancing in my head

I want to take long walks
and explore nature
or just sit in a hayfield
& ponder the beauty around me

So when a wonderful friend of ours
offered to take some family photos for us
to help build her portfolio
it was like the stars aligned
and I'm pretty sure before Scott even
finished conveying the message to me
I was jumping up and down saying YES YES YES!!
I even had the perfect spot in mind
It's one of my most favoritest spots in the wide world
and if I ever win the lotto or something crazy like that
I'm building my dream house there

Carrie bought her awesome camera in January
and has been practicing on her adorable son ever since
(who is one of the cutest little guys I have ever seen)

I have only seen a fraction of the pictures
she took of us on that beautiful day
but I'm already completely amazed
Carrie has some talent with a capital T

And she was wonderfully patient with our girls
who had to be repeatedly coaxed
to even get a slip of a smile out of them
and wanted to take a snack break after every 5 minutes

The hardest part will be picking out which ones to print
because they are all my favorites!
There is a ridiculous amount of photos in this post...
sorry but I just couldn't help myself :).

All photo's taken by the talented Carrie House

This next one is my all time absolute favorite

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Boots

So we were busy this weekend
getting ready for some family photos
(that I cannot wait to share!!!)
a friend of ours offered to take

I tried to make do with what we had
to achieve the look I was going for
but new boots for the girls
were the one item we had to purchase

The girls love their new boots
and happily paraded around the house in them
(with & without clothes mind you)

Don't really know what is up with the droopy drawers
I swear we do buy her underwear that fit!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kokomos Birthday!

This past weekend we got together
with Scott's family to celebrate
our nephews birthday party

We went to Kokomos
and it is very possibly that Lilly now
likes Kokomos better than Chucky Cheese's
and even though she has only been to
both one time, she talks about them all the time

Needless to say the girls had a blast
there was game playing, go cart riding & golfing
It was so fun to get everyone together
and it just reminds us we should do it more often :).

Look at that golf stance...she so takes after her mother in that department

This little guy was a great golfer!

This little lady did great...she just grabbed the golf balls
and put them in the club needed :).

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wine Tour Outfit

Okay so I'm probably the last person on earth to hear of Polyvore
but I can officially say I am now addicted!
I love that I can go put an entire outfit together
and actually see how it all looks together
...and then run to TJ Maxx and hopefully find it all for less ;).
We are doing a wine tour up north
this year with a group of friends
so I've already found a way to put it to use!
and yes I realize I have 2 belts in that picture
I just couldn't decide if I wanted to go
feminine or tomboyish...
Wine Tour Outfit

Goddis wrap top
$215 -

3 1 Phillip Lim silk tee
$195 -

Pocket jeans
$353 -

High heel shoes
$60 -

Brown jewelry
$9.99 -

Closed vintage belt
$150 -

Paul Joe floral belt
$145 -

Opening Ceremony tube scarve
$45 -