Thursday, November 17, 2016


 We have enjoyed some left over remnants of the red Pebbles hair coloring in Lottie's hair after our Trunk or Treat adventures. The photos do not do it justice at all, but Lottie's hair has been pink for weeks! So much for "temporary" spray hair dye. We feel like she was channeling Jem and the Holograms or Cyndi Lauper just a bit. I love a stroll down memory lane.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Clementine: 4 months

Our sweet babe is four months old and quite the active little bug. She squeals and laughs at all of us, especially her siblings. She shakes her rattles and whacks her bouncy seat toys, sending them spinning. The girl has an arm on her! She chews on everything she can, mostly her thumb that has gotten stuck inside her sleeve. She loves to be held, but has grown a bit weary of strangers. She has just started staying in the nursery at church. She is still exclusively nursing all day and night it seems, 6-7 times each day and 2 times each night. I will sleep when she is in college.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


When this is what we see of the mammoth tree in our side yard, we know what time it is!! Leaf raking time!! Our children talk fondly of it throughout the end of summer in anticipation of the upcoming season. The kids actually look forward to it, because they know that we give them the day to play in all of the huge leaf piles that they work hard creating. We have A LOT of trees in our yard. With the fall season, our entire yard becomes covered in leaves. Usually the first weekend in November means yard work. It never really feels like work because everyone wants a turn with the  rake. Would you believe that we only have one rake? We will surely be investing in several more for next year. After all of the leaves are in piles, we load as many into the back of Dad's truck and haul to the bone fire pile. When every leaf (as best as we can get) are in the pile, that night we light them ablaze. The kids love to try to roast marshmallows and make smores, but the fire has to die down first. This is one of the most enjoyable parts of autumn.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Hay 2016

Although we did not have a hayride this year, we did get our traditional overalls in the hay photo.
WOW, it amazes me that there are TEN people in this photo! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cotton 2016

This year it was much too hard to choose just one picture. We continued on with out cotton picture tradition. I think they might be the cutest kids on earth!!