November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

November 27, 2019

Outdoor Christmas Lights

Daddy's been working hard to get the Christmas lights up outside. It's really coming along!

November 24, 2019

Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is up... before Thanksgiving.


The kids actually did a nice job with the ornaments this year (unlike years past when they would put 5 or more on the same branch).

November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Luncheon

This year, the kids' elementary school hosted a Thanksgiving celebration where parents could have lunch with their children. Porter and Stella have different lunchtimes, so Daddy met with Stella, and I with Porter.


Daddy did a better job of taking pictures than I did, but we all had fun. It was a great event!

November 20, 2019

Faux Fur Rocking Girl

This girl knows how to rock some faux fur!

6-Year-Olds Be Crazy

Stella's first-grade school photos have arrived!


All in all, I think they are pretty cute.


Her hair looks uneven because she tucked one side behind her ear (something I reminded her not to do before school), but hey... 6-year-olds be crazy!

Handsome Nerd

Oh my goodness, Porter's fourth-grade school photos have arrived...


Brian and I just love these photos because they somehow fall between terrible and amazing! I don't think they capture the Porter we know and love, but they are entertaining none the less.


Oh, this kid... what a handsome nerd!

November 17, 2019

Nope... Not So Much!

Just when I was beginning to think my kids were normal...

November 16, 2019

Thunderbolt Go-Karts

While at Adventure Alley, Daddy and the kids enjoyed a rather epic go-kart race. Here's everybody getting up to the starting line:


And they're off...


Watch out, Porter! Daddy's coming for you:

My Stinkers

They are stinkers, but they're my stinkers!

Adventure Alley

This weekend, we had the opportunity to visit Adventure Alley in Hendersonville, Tennessee. What a fun place! This was a J.M. Smucker Company hosted event, and it was awesome!


Stella absolutely loved the motorcycle racing game. She must have played it a dozen times!


Here's Porter enjoying the Bungee Jump:


The kids also loved bumping into each other on the bumper cars. We all had a wonderful time!

November 12, 2019

Snow Day

This is what constitutes a day off school due to snow in southern Kentucky:


Being a true northeast Ohioan, I took this photo in a t-shirt and flip flops, thank you very much!

November 10, 2019

Volunteering at the Humane Society

I recently signed the kids up to volunteer at the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society where they can help walk dogs and pets cats. Today was our first visit, and Porter and Stella walked a pair of kennel mates who were so sweet.

November 9, 2019

Crisp $50 Bill

Porter turned his $1's and $5's into the bank today for a crisp $50 bill! As you can see, he's pleased...

November 3, 2019

Every Step of the Way

Brian and I enjoyed a lovely stroll through Chuck Crume Nature Park today, while the kids enjoyed annoying us every step of the way...

Little Weirdos

November 2, 2019

Salt Dough Ornaments

Stella and I made salt dough ornaments today with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and a few drops of orange essential oil. They smell amazing!