Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We celebrated this Thanksgiving with Eric's parents in Arlington.  Jennifer, Kai and the kids spent the night and we had the best long weekend hanging out!

The boys played their favorite 9 Hole card game with Jake.

The adults played Tripoli while the kids cheered us on.

We broke in Jan's new karaoke machine. 

It was so fun!

Lauren loves Jake and followed him around all weekend.

The boys enjoyed ribs instead of smoked turkey for Thanksgiving lunch. YUM!


The whole fam on Thanksgiving.

In honor of Emmy and Abby's first black Friday adventure, we all got matching neon pink shirts and puffy painted "Twilight Shopper" on the fronts.   We hit up Grapevine Mills Mall at 11:30 and didn't get home until 3:30.  We had so much fun and got a lot of attention in our bright pink shirts.  It was definitely easy to spot each other in the crowd!

We don't get many piles of leaves at our house, so a wrestle match in the leaves was inevitable.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pie feast

Friday Austin had Pie Feast at school.  They dressed up as Indians and Pilgrims and sang 4 cute songs.

Lauren sat right down and feasted on pie too. 

I love my little Indian!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

sleeping booty

Lauren loves her boots Madison gave her so much she wanted to sleep in them last night. She is finally to a point where I can sneak in her room to take a picture with my Light Scoop and she won't wake up.  I love the age she is at right now. 

She also loves the Ugg boots Jennifer gave her.  She wants to wear them every day.  We are so grateful to have such nice hand me downs!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

heirloom quilts

I love quilts.  I love to make them for my family and I love having them in my home.  I'm a sentimental girl and I love thought of my quilts being snuggled on by my children's children some day.  I'm very lucky to have some beautiful quilts that were passed down to me.

My grandma made this quilt for my mom and used fabric from her childhood dresses.

My mom can look at the quilt and remember the dresses she wore to elementary school.  I love that.  I do have a stack of the boys' favorite T-shirts in their closet so I can someday make a T-shirt quilt for them.

This quilt was a collaborative effort between my mom and Grandma.  My mom painted all the pictures and my grandma quilted it.

I love that my kids crawled and drooled all over it when they were babies.

My grandma made this quilt for me too.  Isn't it sweet?

I love how big it is and the bright, primary colors.

I am lucky enough to have married into a quilting family too!  Eric's grandma Nanny is an amazing quilter, embroiderer and crafter.

Look  at the beautiful detail on each state flower!  It is an award winning quilt and I'm so thankful it was passed on to our family.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Last game of the soccer season

Saturday we had the boys last soccer games of the season.  Austin's game was up first at 9.

Lauren got dirty while her brother warmed up.  Really dirty.

Austin had a couple goals and assists!

We got his signature thumbs up, but this time it was a double.


He had a great season and can't wait to start back up in the spring!

Next up was Ethan's game.  Since the other team couldn't make the game, the kids got to play their parents! 

Ethan LOVED playing against his dad.

Eventually Austin and Lauren joined in on the fun.

The boys were so happy.  It was so cute and fun to watch!

Austin's team with coach Shawn


Ethan's team with coach Ken

It was a great season and we are very proud of our soccer players!


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