Early in November we were lucky enough to catch up with BlueLily... two of my favorite photographers that I've been following for years and years... and they worked thier magic on our cute family and the results are perfection. I loved the location, I loved how they made my kids feel at ease and I love every picture! I can't wait to blow up and frame these. Seriously, how cute are my kids?!
Feeling very thankful today for my wonderful family.
It only took me what? 9 years but seriously there are so many things I love about living here.... one of which is that I can still walk out to my car and smell these crazy beautiful blossoms in the middle of November ... This picture doesnt even do it justice... that Iris is bigger then both my fists put together, it just bloomed overnight and it smells sooooo good!
and by the looks of the backyard I don't miss out out on any of the crazy beauty of fall to get it...
This year's party was the least stressful one I've ever hosted. It was a blast and I honestly wouldn't change a thing! It was unscripted but because the company had other 'goals' to the game it made the flow so much easier then other unscripted Murder Mystery Parties we've had in the past.
You can see/download more pictures of this years party HERE.
We knew moving would be hard on the kids... Well we thought it would be! Turns out that while Ethan is really struggling to find his groove and meet friends, Lorali has found her BFF for life and Owen has found his twin... And they're both in the same cute family and live on our same cute street! Add on to that Doug has a 'man-crush' on their Dad and their Mom and I are so alike it's scary and... Well, turns out moving can be a lot easier if you find just the right people to move by!!
this weekend we went up to Burt's Pumpkin Patch with the J family and enjoyed mammoth sized pumpkins, crisp fall weather and the company of great friends.
Yesterday the kids and I made up some cute little turkey cupcakes. They invited a friend over and went to town cutting, glueing and decorating. The only catch for them was that they couldn't eat any of them until I had gotten a chance to photograph them for the Tombow blog. I had taken a few while they were decorating but couldn't really get any great shots because everytime I turned around Owen would have another one of the candies shoveled into his mouth. The older kids were losing patience with him eating their turkey's beaks and eyes. The kids finished and went to play in the playroom while I cleaned up, of course with the promise that after I swept and mopped (and took pictures) they could eat as many cupcakes as they wanted. I finished cleaning and left the kitchen to go down and tell them to pick up the legos while I took pictures. "Hurry guys, by the time you finish picking them up the turkey's will be ready to eat!". They sprang into action and I grabbed my camera and headed for the kitchen...
This is what I found. You might not be able to tell from the photo but, I'm sure you heard my scream. This is what was left of the cupcakes. Just toothpicks and patterned paper.
I won't post what was left of the dog. Let's just say the kids were heartbroken they didn't get thier cupcakes, I was furious my newly mopped floor looked like this and Sadie was well, she was lonely in the cold garage all night. Good thing the kids and I had fun making them anyways. I'm loving spending the week with them. I wish they were out of school all the time!
I bought a pack of fall gourds this morning to work on a 'girly' fall project with Lorali. I have visions of glitter and glue. Until I opened the pack!!! Seriously, anyone notice why my 4 year old can't be creating art projects with these bad boys?! It's not even me being sick minded either. Ethan told me they look like privates too. I guess I'll be buying another pack hoping for a more G rated variety of vegetable.