Monday, October 14, 2013


awww, yeah. date night.
i really, really, really love date night. we don't do it enough, but i do enjoy spending some one-on-one time with dave OUT of the house.
we kept it simple. bbq at the brickhouse (my favorite!), dinner (gravity - sooo good!) and back to the brickhouse to watch the cardinals.
it was really, really nice.
this guy.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


man, today is shaping up to be a good one!
this weather is killer,
lots of stuff checked off my to-do list,
two pregnant friends (!!!),
and a friendly owl two days in a row,
wheeeee! it's a good week!
i'm also going to back up a bit to this previous weekend. we had a teeny weinie roast for the kiddos (and grandma lucille, and matt snodgrass  - random!) that was a lot of fun.
hallie also spent almost the whole weekend at her favorite place - the stables. her riding instructor has a world-famous horse trainer come three times a year to do lessons and people come from all over.
hallie got to help brush the horses, lead them and give them their cookies.
she was in heaven. absolute heaven.
there were other little horsey girls there too, so that was great too - like-minded friends!
(do you see the owl? on the fence post. hallie says it's harry potter's owl, but DUH HALLIE, hp's owl is white. #nerdalert)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


oh my.

if you could create henry's perfect environment, it would include tractors, trains and being outside.

enter, the steamshow.

it was perfect for mr. henry. it is a huge tractor show + old-time everything + train rides + petting zoo. all outside in perfect, 70 degree weather. it was spectacular.

he cried when we left.

hallie loved it. she loved petting the animals and going through the old schoolhouse and church. she really, REALLY loved the hand-dipped corndog and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

i just loved watching them enjoy the day.