Monday, November 25, 2013

Baby, it's cold outside...

I'm loving this cooler weather!

Alex and I had a little "home date" Saturday night after the girls were in bed.  We try to do this at least once a week.  We usually watch the newest, cheesy, Hallmark movie I have on DVR.  He's a good man to sit through those movies with me.  I do love them.

I made a batch of hot cider.  I found the recipe on Pinterest.  It was yummy!  

This is Alex tasting it for the first time and scalding his tongue.  Good times.

I love Sunday mornings.  Because I get to go to church and worship Jesus with my church family.  The part that is difficult for me is the running around like a crazy person on Sunday mornings, trying to get me and my girls fed, dressed, and ready to go, all while trying not to lose my testimony.  I laid out everything we would need the night before and felt so prepared.  And for the first time in quite some time, we were late for church.  It was just one of those mornings.  But even though we were running late, I still took the time to snap a picture of my girls.  I love going back to see how much they've grown over the months!

It was SO COLD outside.  Which seemed to make them smile even more. :)

Sydney loved the cooler weather.  She didn't want to go back inside.  

Until I offered her a donut.

Works every time.

She is her Mama's daughter.

Amelia offered to take a picture of Mama and Sydney.  She's becoming quite the photographer!

We had a great service and ministry meeting after church.  One of the ministries we love is taking snack boxes to the ICU/CCU waiting rooms at a hospital near our church.  Yesterday was our day to deliver snacks.  Those waiting rooms are always full of families that are there for days/months, just waiting for the next visiting hours to see their loved ones.  And it can get expensive putting quarters in those vending machines all day/every day.  They're always so happy to see us walking in with this little box of snacks.  I'm thankful we can be a part of this ministry.

Amelia has been crying/begging for a dog over the past week.  We've explained that we can get a dog when we have a larger backyard.  We'll get a mastiff again and they're a huge breed.  Since Diesel passed away, we realized it's not fair to have a dog that large in a tiny backyard.  She has started praying that God would give us a larger yard so she can get a dog. HA!  She ate breakfast with her dog, Jasmine this morning.  She carried that thing around and babied it all day.  I'm thankful she has moved on to pretend dogs until it's time for the real deal.  

We had cinnamon rolls and berries for breakfast this morning.  That made for two, happy girls!  We were hoping to wake up to snow but no such luck. 

 I love this picture.  They sat there for a good 10 minutes, just coloring and talking. 

And then they went back to fighting and pulling hair.

The girls were given coupons for a free Frosty a few weeks ago.  We finally used them this evening after dinner.  This girl ate every last drop.  I'm pretty sure this was Sydney's first Frosty experience. Incase you've ever wondered, you can indeed eat a Frosty with your bare hands.  She had it everywhere but sure did enjoy it.   

And this is random but if you want to entertain your kiddos and see them roll on the floor with laughter, just ELF Yourself.  I downloaded them to the computer and my girls want to watch these over and over again.  So fun!  They asked me to put family members in the videos today.  I'm not going to lie, I laugh every time I watch them.

Love to all,


Kaysie said...

I love love love the way you dress your girls! You should be a personal children's shopper. Ha! I've started to stop in the mornings from all the rushing to snap a picture of P. It's a moment you can never get back. Have a great Thanksgiving with your people!

Lauren and Eddie said...

I want those girls' outfits! SO precious! And Sydney is looking like such a big girl these days!

Faith said...

Oh girl, I so feel you on the Sunday morning chaos. I really wish it wasn't so crazy for us. I love how you're able to get those precious pictures though. I need to just stop and do the same.

Love those baby girls!!