Friday, October 30, 2009


One year ago today I was excitedly awaiting the arrival of my baby girl.

Ella Jean was born October 31st. She was absolutely perfect. Nothing compares to holding your baby for the first time...

We have enjoyed every minute of our little Ella Bella. Tomorrow she will be one. Crazy how time goes. We are so thankful for this blessing in our lives!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Celebrating Fall

Saturday I decided to celebrate Fall. After seeing Karen's and Holly's adorable Pumpkins, and knowing that I was missing out on the Autumn Festival with my family. I had to have my own little festival. Me and my 5 bambinos loaded up, went into town, and found the perfect pumpkin (above). I must say it was quite cute plain. But we wanted to decorate. Off to the craft store.. I never do anything crafty. It was so fun wandering around looking at all the neat stuff we could do.


First we painted it white...

Then used stencils and brown paint. For the orange leaves I used stencils and scraped away the white paint. I love it!

Every time I look at this it makes me happy! BTW my Pumpkin Bars just came out of the oven..mmm:)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Ariel!

8 years ago on Oct. 16th sweet Ariel Marie was born. At 6lbs 1oz, she was my smallest baby..such a little peanut! Here she is just a couple days old. (I don't have a scanner and took pics. of these pics. So they aren't the best.)

8 years old~

Kendra and Ariel

It's so cute how much Ella loves Kate!

Fall fun

Apple Cider ~

Ella all wore out ~