Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last weekend I had a little photo shoot with the girls while we were in Jamesville!
We went to the railroad tracks near the church that I grew up in.

I may or may not have bribed the girls with some Krispy Kreme doughnuts as their reward ;)

I think I got some good pictures. Of course, I do have good subjects!

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am so thankful for my many blessings, but especially thankful that these three girls call me 'mama'.

Happy Turkey Day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Taylor Swift Concert

Last night Madeline, Lydia and I went to our very first Taylor Swift concert!

We went with Kelly and her girls. Mary Margaret and Lauren didn't know we were going. They thought we were all just going out to dinner for a 'girls night out'. So M & L were happy to be in on the surprise!

Here they are....waiting for Taylor to come out.

There she is! We sat in the 3rd level, but actually had a really great view.

She put on a fantastic show. The set was gorgeous and she had all kinds of props, dancers, acrobats, etc.

So talented to be so young. She plays the guitar, piano, banjo and sings! And she interacted so well with the audience. She seems like a really nice girl :)

And there were lots of wardrobe changes.

The girls seemed to have a really good time. They were singing along to their favorite songs.

This was really neat when she 'flew' over the entire audience in this balcony.

It was a great show! Taylor sang for almost three hours. I now know why she recently got Entertainer of the Year. Boy, did she put on an entertaining show. The singing, dancing, acting, acrobatics, stage props.....Oh, and did I mention there were fireworks?!?! It was amazing. I hope I made some good memories for my girls. They hung in there even though it was a school night and we didn't get home until midnight.

I found out on facebook while at the concert that Scotty McCreery was backstage. And today on FB, I found out that so was Bruce Springsteen!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Halloween and Half Marathon!

We had a very WET Halloween, but that didn't stop our cute little trick-or-treaters!

Madeline as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Lydia as a Vampire Queen

Perfecting her zombie look :) (obviously, these pics of Lydia were taken on a sunny day earlier in the week). They celebrated Halloween for about an entire week. They dressed up for our Fall Festival at church, dance, piano, etc.

Margo as Minnie Mouse. On Halloween, I took her to see Grandma at work (at the nursing home) and Margo kept showing off her yellow shoes to everyone there.

David and the girls in the back of our van. This is how we did trick-or-treating. They rode with the tailgate up and I drove them around the neighborhood. We just all hopped out with umbrellas when it was time to trick-or-treat! It worked out well and we stayed pretty dry.

They were Grandma and Grandpa's first trick-or-treaters! We probably only went to about six houses, but they got plenty of candy. We STILL have Halloween candy. After trick or treating, we met up with the Lees, Coats, and Miuras for our annual Halloween dinner.

Rachel, Margo and Addison

All the big girls. We enjoyed chicken pastry, chicken pot pie, green beans, and pumpkin pie! Perfect comfort food for such a rainy night.

The Friday night before Halloween, David and I went to a Halloween party. I was a nurse and he was my patient. Everyone though this was a cute idea, but really got a kick out of David's costume once he turned around.......

Ha! Giving him a shot! With both of us being in the medical profession, it was pretty easy to come up with some good props for our costumes!

We spent this past weekend in Wilmington. We had a Girl Scout day trip on Saturday and David ran in his third half marathon on Sunday. Here are the girls all bundled up early in the morning cheering on their daddy at mile 3.

It was the Battleship NC Half Marathon. We all toured the battleship on Saturday (Girl Scouts and then again as a family).

Here are the girls posing in front of the Battleship while we wait for David to finish his race!

And there he is, about to cross the finish line! He even has a smile on his face.

With his medal! Great job, David!