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Saturday, November 28, 2015


We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this year!  Definitely one of the best ever.  On Thursday, because we were going out to dinner, there was no cooking, prepping or cleaning so we got TONS done around the house!!  It was glorious!

Then we had an AMAZING dinner at Capital Grille with my parents...I highly recommend it for Thanksgiving dinner.  Their mashed potatoes are the best I've ever had.  And their signature martini is pretty delicious as well. ;)  Sadly, I forgot to take pictures!

The next day we were up bright and early to head down to grammy and pop pop's house for family photos and a little birthday celebration for Everett and Auntie Jenn.  It was so fun!  The kids did SO great during the photo is a teaser that the photographer posted...have you ever seen a cuter group of cousins in your life?!

The kids had so much fun playing together, and it kind of melts your heart to see how much they love being around each other. :)

The boys whacked the heck out of the balls, splitting them in half, during baseball!

Of course there were golf cart rides...

These two...they are just the cutest.  They are the same size but a year and half apart!  They thought they were super cool with their Gatorade bottles in hand. ;)

Happy birthday Jenn and Everett!

Katie and I had a mimosa...or ten...


A Great Soccer Season!

Ella had her final soccer game, and her teacher came to cheer on the team!  We have the BEST teacher!!  This is a picture with all the girls in her class from Ella's team, as well as girls from the other team who are in her class or were in TK with them...

Everett and Colt cheered them on from the sidelines...or you know, didn't pay attention at all and only sat down briefly for snack. ;)

Team party and trophies after the game!

A Fun November...

Dinner and crafts with some of our most favorite people in the world!

Cadence's cowgirl party!

And Thanksgiving holiday play dates!

Tooth Numero 3!

Ella lost her third tooth on November 17, 2015.  Yikes, I need to get up to date with blog posts!  It was super wiggly and even bleeding so Gary tried to pull it out and made her cry...we had to wait until school the next morning for the tooth whisperer to pull it out again!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dino Dash 2015

The Dino Dash supports our district's schools, but it's also super fun!  We were a little worried this year since it was the day after Halloween (who planned that one?!), and I admit that I just wanted to stay in my pjs all morning, but once we got there, it was so much fun!

Daddy ran the 5k and gave the kids a high five as he ran by...

These two did so great!  Ella and her friend ran the entire 2k, and Everett even ran half of it!

Ella's teacher ran with us too!

We ran into lots of friends!

We love to support our school!

Halloween 2015

I was able to do it again...fourth year in a row of coordinating costumes!  My little cheerleader and football player...

Coordinating cuteness four years and counting...

It was another fun year trick-or-treating in our hood with all the neighbor kids!  We had a big group...this was just half of them!

The cheer squad!


We still aren't sure which one he is going to marry...
...but it better be one of them!!! 
The amount of candy we now have in our house is really just ridiculous.

Halloween Parade

On Thursday, Ella had her school Halloween parade and class party- it's one of the most fun days of the year!

It was Red Ribbon Week at both kids' schools, so while Ella was parading, Everett was wearing his Halloween pjs to school for pajama day!  I wish every day was pajama day because he LOVED wearing pjs to school, and it was the only morning he didn't fight us getting dressed! ;)


We've a lot of really fun birthday parties lately, but I always forget to take pictures!  Except at the Build-a-Bear party because we had never been- it was so cute!  Ella and her friends loved it, and I want to take Everett back there because they have adorable Star Wars bears!