November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

From our house to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Porter & Stella Thanksgiving 2014
The elements used in this digital scrapbook creation can be found in Megan Mullen's "Fragrance of Fall" design kit.

November 26, 2014

Brian's Movember Facial Hair

Brian has participated in Movember for a few years now. Although I do think it's a great cause, I'm always counting the day until the first of December!

Daddy and His Babies

November 23, 2014

Stella's Museum Experience

While at our visit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Stella especially enjoyed the exhibits where she could listen to audio through a phone-like device. Being on the phone seems to be a real interest for her. Heaven help us as she grows older! 

Stella Listening

Check out the video below:

The Dinosaur Museum

Porter has been asking to go up to what he calls the "dinosaur museum" for the last several days now. So we drove up to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for a fun-filled afternoon. He loved seeing all of the exhibits and displays.

Porter at the Perkins Wildlife Center

Also, with today's warmer temperature, we had the chance to walk through the outdoor Perkins Wildlife Center section of the museum. We got to see bobcats, foxes, some sleeping otters, a few different types of owls, and a bald eagle. However, Porter might have enjoyed this stone bear the best though. This kid!

Stella's Toe Jam

No explanation required. The title says it all.

November 18, 2014

Brian's True Love

To say that Brian LOVES fires is an understatement. Below, you can see him standing with a cord of wood that was just delivered by Barberton Tree Service. This is after he had already received at least a cord from my dad. I guess now that we have 3 fireplaces (which is probably the main reason why we bought the house that we did), we need wood to burn!

Brian's Cord of Wood

November 16, 2014

Decorating the Evergreens

We have 4 beautiful evergreens in our yard that have been demanding to be decorated for Christmas. In the cold, Daddy and Porter went to work on hanging bright green, red, and silver bulbs from these lovely conifers. 

Porter Holding a Christmas Bulb

With snowflakes falling, Daddy also added Christmas lights to all of the shrubs in our front yard today. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Daddy & Porter on the Ladder

Check out the video below:

November 13, 2014

Stella's Selfie

On Friday of last week, all of the contacts in my iPhone were erased. We're still in hot pursuit of the culprit, but enough evidence has been collected to strongly indicate one party in particular.

Stella's Selfie

November 11, 2014

Back in the Leaves

When Daddy got home from work, the kids were immediately back in the leaf piles. They just can't get enough!

These Kids LOVE Leaves

Fall is such a fantastic season, and I would know (being named Autumn and all).

Before the Weather Turns

Today is gorgeous! Before the weather turns blistering cold tomorrow, we wanted to get as much time outside as we could. Here are the babies playing in the leaves:

Also, the kids had a blast racing around in their Plasma Cars:

November 9, 2014

A Weekend in Lancaster County

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The conference was wonderful, and I am so glad that I went (even though the drive solo was daunting).

1777 Americana Inn in Lancaster County

Also, while I was there, I had the luxury of staying two nights at the 1777 Americana Inn, a delightful bed & breakfast in the community of Ephrata. It was spectacular!