November 29, 2015

Our Lexington Adventure

Today, we headed down to Lexington, Kentucky in style! Since this was a business trip for Daddy, we got to take the Smucker company car which just so happens to be a giant Ford Flex! When you're used to taking trips in a compact Honda Civic, being in a ginormous (and fully loaded) SUV is a real treat!

Ford Flex is AWESOME!

When we got into Lexington, we decided to have dinner at the fabulous Bella Notte. The food was MARVELOUS, darling!

Bella Notte in Lexington

Although the kids liked dinner, they were pretty anxious to get back the hotel to swim. The pool at Lexington's Embassy Suites is just what they had dreamed of and more! Here they are in the glass elevator rearing to go:

Ready to Get into the Pool

Check out the video below for a few moments of their pool-time fun:

November 27, 2015

Best Black Friday Deal Ever

After my digital camera met its demise a few months back, I have been pinching pennies in order to buy a new one. I can't tell you how excited I was to find this Sony a6000 as an Amazon Black Friday deal through Amazon. I love this thing!

My New Camera

November 26, 2015

Not a Baby Anymore

Porter is looking more and more like a little man these days. Sometimes it really breaks my heart that he's not my baby boy anymore...

Porter Growing Up
This digital scrapbook creation was made possible by Melissa Bennett's "Harvest Moon" quick page album.

Thanksgiving Wishes

To all our friends, family, and fellow bloggers... Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Stella

November 25, 2015

Love These Two

This probably my favorite photo of 2015...

Porter & Stella Love

On Break

Porter is officially on Thanksgiving break. Let the festivities begin!

Porter Wendell

November 20, 2015

Keeps Me Laughing

Stella always keeps me laughing while we wait for Porter in pick-up line. This just cracked me up:

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Wow! What a book! Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago is a real treasure for any family bookshelf. I highly recommend!

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Book

Sassy Pants

Oh, this child!

November 15, 2015

Booth Buddies

These two rarely get to sit together at restaurants (for our sake and the sake of all the patrons), but today we made an exception while at Dravenstott's Restaurant located right here in Orrville. They actually behaved quite well with one another.

Porter & Stella

Wagon Ride

Our kids are always down for a wagon ride.

Stella & Porter in the Wagon

Early Decorating

For the last few years now, our Christmas tree seems to get put up a week earlier than the year before. If we keep at this rate, we'll be putting it up in October by the time Stella starts preschool!

Our Christmas Tree is Up... Already!

November 9, 2015

Play in the Leaves

What a great day to play in the leaves, and to our children's delight, we have an ample supply!

Porter & Stella in the Leaves

November 2, 2015

Getting to Work

I ran in the house for less than 3 minutes to check on dinner. When I came back outside, I found that Porter had gotten out Daddy's wagon, a few shovels, and a bucket so he could "get to work on the hill." Oh, this kid! He LOVES dirt!

Porter Digging on the Hill