Monday, December 16, 2013

Smiles, smiles, and more smiles.....

Wow - I have not posted on the blog in 1.5 months!
November/December are always busy for musicians,
but I played my last big Christmas 2013 gig yesterday!
This week is for resting, catching up, and enjoying Christmastime :)
Here's a peak at what we've been up to :)
Church day!

The many HATS of Lizzy...

Such a serene fall picture :)

"This chair is too big for me, Mom!"

Michael loves his sister :)
We took a field trip to Skytop just to see
the mountains, animals, and climb trees!
(we had already picked apples at Stepp Apple Orchard)

Bright and sunny!

Tractor driving at an early age!

Running around the bamboo forest

It was a little cold that day!

Daddy and the crew

Elizabeth was belly laughing here!
Daddy took her for a ride!

Elizabeth heard all the sheep and goats and started saying "Baaaaaa"
It was just adorable!   :)  :)  :)

Tree climbing, of course!

Boys will be boys....

Such a fun little trip!

Throwing Michael into the trees!

The classic Skytop Orchard picture :)

Enjoying some apples!

Christopher swinging with Elizabeth in his lap!

 Pure happiness on  both accounts!

Can't believe how big he is getting!

Lizzy watching her brothers play on the screened porch.

A princess skirt, necklace, and crown...

Oh my word he is HANDSOME!!!!

A glimpse at the prettier side of schoolwork..

Gooooooo Gamecocks!
We won a pretty big game again this year  ;)

This.  I.  Love.

Elizabeth had a great 1st Thanksgiving...FAMILY, FOOD, and FUN!!!

Climbing again....
I took the kids outside to take a few Christmas pictures......
As a very proud Mama, I am going to post way too many of them here.
My Grandma in Ohio sewed the backdrop  :)

Tutu cute!
Happy, happy, happy!
Love. Love. Love.

Smiling at her brother roaring like a dinosaur...
Michael is a great little assistant when bribed!


Such a sweetie!

Show us those teeth!
By the way - we promptly taught Christopher to sing
the Chipmunks version of
All I Want for Christmas is My 2 Front Teeth...
and then he put them on his Christmas list!!!!!!!!!!!
Poor little dude!  I had to explain it was just a silly song....

Handsome big boy!

Brothers...always into mischief!

Not much success photographing all 3 by myself!

Such a sweet face even when she isn't smiling!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Elizabeth doesn't always cooperate for pictures!!!!!!!!

She does not look like a little baby anymore..... 11 months old!!!!

:)  1st Christmas  :)
It's been a busy month+, but we are so happy!
It feels good to do all the Christmas things we couldn't do the last 2 years.
Wait, who am I kidding... it feels good just to live under the same roof!
Having a Christmas tree again is an added bonus  :)
<>< Stacy