Sunday, November 22, 2009

Caramel Apples

Ella and I went to see Kristin, Laney, Miles & Sam last week. We always have so much fun with one of our favorite families.

After we put the precious twinsies to bed, Kristin and I had a blast making caramel apples with our girls.

They are just so cute I can hardly handle it.

This is Kristin's very creative creation. :-)

Ella enjoyed eating the toppings way more than putting them on her apple.

Our finished products. They were yummy.

Thanks for the fun evening Kristin! Sorry for keeping you up so late chatting when you have to get up so early with your cute boys. It was much needed. I always feel uplifted after an evening like this. Please don't move. :-)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Halloween '09

Well, I am finally uploading our Halloween pics! We had a blast again this year dressing up and attending our church's Fall-A-Palooza!

I always have to take a walk down memory lane for our past years of dressing up because it makes me so happy.

Halloween 2006
Heath couldn't make it this year, so I was a flower pot and Ella was a ladybug.

This is my FAVORITE! It's me & Ella, Amanda & Jackson, Sunni & Ava, and Melissa & Joshua. It cracks me up!

Halloween 2007
We went as 80's Aerobic Instructors

Halloween 2008

We went as a bathtub, a ducky and man in the bathtub.

Halloween 2009

Doing a little trick or treating.

One lady in our neighborhood gave out candy and stuffed animals. So Ella picked this giant blue bunny which she has slept with every single night is October 31st.

Our little tinkerbell. Ella's name means tiny fairy I thought this year her costume was fitting for her.

After trick or treating for a few minutes, we went to our church's Fall-A-Palooza. Ella playing some games for some candy.

Taking some time off from tinkerbell to do some bouncing.

Ella and "Bumbletron" (Titus)

Heath and Ella walking in for the costume contest. Which by the way...this is our FOURTH year to not place at all. FOURTH year. I mean come on, what do we have to do to win a prize around here. :-) Just kidding.

Ella and the cutest hotdog ever! (Karoline)

Ella's favorite part of any day is if there is some type of bounce house or obstacle course involved in that day. It makes me so happy to see how happy she gets when one comes in view.

Not to sound like a bad mom, but I always have doubts that my itty bitty dainty Ella can make it through these obstacle courses by herself. Well, she always proves me wrong in a big way because she bounds through these things like it's nothing.

My mom and Ella.

I love my little Tinkerbell and Captain Hook so much!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ella & Her Cousin

This is so past due, but for Labor Day weekend (yes Labor day, that's how past due this post is) we went to Waco for the weekend to see Heath's mom. Ella's cousin Jessica was there for the weekend also and the two of them had so much fun!! They are the only two young girl cousins in the family, so they always cling to each other and have a blast.

I'm the bad mom that forgot her daughter's swim suit. So swimming in clothes it is.

I just love this sequence of pictures! Pure happiness.

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Orphan Sunday!!

Orphan Sunday is TODAY! Check out for some stunning stats.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Heath's Trip to Nicaragua

A few weeks ago, as I posted here, Heath went on an eight day mission trip to Nicaragua with a group of guys from our church.

It was a great trip. He had such a wonderful time and experienced some life changing things for sure.

My very hilarious husband posted a recap on the His Voice blog. Please check it out. It's long but very worth the read.

Here are some precious pictures of Ella and her Daddy's reunion at the airport. I love these pictures so much. Heath's face is so priceless.

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