Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our Sweet Girls

These pictures were so sweet...I wanted to share!

Jesse Tree

As I have been organizing my thoughts and schedule for the holidays, I have come across some really great ideas but the best one I've found came up today on one of the blogs I read daily. Simple Mom had a post about a Jesse Tree (which was new to me...I'm sure everyone else has heard of it). Every evening for about four weeks until Christmas, the family reads through a simple devotional, talks about the lesson, and hangs the appropriate ornament on the Jesse Tree.

It sounded like something that Rylee would really enjoy and might even peak Reagan's interest, and I'm always up for something that will help my kids understand the true meaning of Christmas!

Others Resources for the Jesse Tree:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's been a while...

I was doing so good posting every week (or so) and then nothing for 2 months! Life got busy, or more accurately, life is always busy and this is something that fell by the wayside. Just so no one else thinks that they can be slackers, I may not have been posting but I was still keeping up with all the blogs I read :-).

Cookout and Hayride with my Moms Group

My moms group did a cookout and hayride and we have a fabulous time! Usually when we plan a night out it is without the husbands and the kids (we love 'em but we need our time away). Well, we decided to invite the whole family for this event and it was so much fun.

Rylee with chocolate on her face.

It was a perfect night to enjoy the fire.

Kristi and Jacob

Kim and Michelle

Jennifer, Marc and Jett - please keep them in your prayers - Marc
got to join us while on a short (2 week) leave from Iraq

Fun at the Pumpkin Farm

A few weeks ago we headed to Waldon Farms with my neighbor and her kids to "pick" some pumpkins. It was a really cute little place and the kids had a great time.
Rylee and Keely showing off their pumpkins.

Rylee down on the farm!

Keely down on the farm!

Reagan down on the farm!

Reagan playing on the toys.

Shouldn't they be having fun??? No, mom made
them stop and take a picture together :-).

The Many Styles of Reagan

I just had to share with you my most recent pictures of Reagan's unique style. Her philosophy is the more the better. It doesn't matter the accessory...she just wants a lot of them. I hope that one day she can use it for good :-)!!!

Obviously, you can't miss the headbands but notice the wrist and fingers too. This was a style she enjoyed for about 3 or 4 kidding.

Here is Reagan playing with her friend Jonathon. She is sporting the "eyes" (which most of us would call sun glasses) and the lovely rain boots.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries

These are great for showers or any type of entertaining. They taste so yummy!

Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries

32 Starwberries

12 oz Cream Cheese
3/4 cup powder sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract

Cut an X in the strawberry to create a pocket and use a zip lock bag to squeeze in the filling. Refridgerate before serving.