Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sam's Homework

Sam's had some really fun homework in Kindergarten so far.  Mike Sam loved building marshmallow & toothpick shapes last weekend.  
:)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's puzzling...

how good at
 and engrossed
 the girls are when putting together puzzles...
They can sit and do puzzles for a good 30+ minutes.
love it!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thoughts on "looking young"

We have some sweet secretaries that work at my school.
They're just the nicest.
The other day they mentioned they were looking at my obligatory "school photo" and mentioning how young I looked...

which is the sweetest compliment...

Until you start to think about it...
inherent in "looking" young is the fact I might...
in fact...
not actually be
"super young" anymore.
That to "look young" might be something new or surprising...
hmmm...

Er...
shoot.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jillian's Baptism!

Look at our cutie niece Jillian on her baptism day!
There she is...






If these pics look familiar....it's my childhood church, also were Mike & I and Michelle and Steve got married.  It's where we dedicated Addie, Sam, Liv & Ellie too...
AND it's where Kelly will get married this spring too.
We think that's pretty special.

And...just for fun..here's Liv about 2 years ago in the SAME dress! 
Love that dress Mom!
You can always see more pics here

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Quotable quotes from my husband...

Mike: I know I bought you that diamond ring for our 5 year anniversary...but what did I buy you for our 10 year anniversary?

Jen: Well...that was last year...we were buying our house... I don't think we did anniversary gifts.

Mike: Oh..right...the house...that was like 100 diamond rings.  

#truestory

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pumpkins...ours...and the ones in the squash family!

Love some pumpkin time with our pumpkins...
Sam was all about the pumpkins this year and did some serious pulp scooping...


Eliza was very reluctant...
Olivia was even more reluctant...
(classic Olivia face)

Sam's spooky pumpkin...

Addie's pigeon pumpkin...
aka...ode to Mo Willems's books...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Trick or Treats...

Whoa we went through 10-12 bags of candy and still ran out....whoa!




Sam "scaring" Nana and Papa!




Aunt Kelly with two Elsas...


Grammy who distributed all dozen bags of candy...whoa.


Tricks and treats...so fun!