Tuesday, January 24, 2012


It's been a while since I posted anything horse related.  Bri is still riding and she is getting so good.  Here is a little video of her and one of the other girls she rides with. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

If you give a mouse a paint brush?

I really want to paint my basement....... but if I paint my basement, I'll want new carpet....... Then I'll want a new rug....... Then I'll want a new couch.......... And new pillows....... And new drapes..... You get the idea. We've been in our house almost 13 years, we've redone almost every room in it, the cycle is starting all over again.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Some Very Serious Dancing

 Before Christmas we got to go watch Carly's dance class.  We changed dance studios this year  and we are seeing a huge improvement in Carly's dancing.

 He teacher made the comment that there was some very serious dancing going on.  You can see how serious Carly is by the tongue hanging out of her mouth.
 One of the best parts of Dance Class is that she is in the same class as her cousin Zoe.
 Leaping ladies!
Carly really loves dancing and she is really good at it.  Sh always has pointed toes and pretty hands.  We are very proud of our little dancer.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pre Christmas Fun

 There are so many fun things going on this time of year.  Here are a few of the thing we did leading up to Christmas.
First up was a visit with Santa.  Carly came prepared with a list ( the only one of the kids to have one)  which included a crab with a shell that comes off. (No!)
 Bri's turn.
 I think they made the nice list, but only because they are so darn cute.
 We had 'Elf Day' at school.
 Too Cute!

 Carly's class made gingerbread houses and Carly was so excited that Daddy came to help.
 Brianna sang with the Choir.  They were fabulous!
On the last day before the break the school does a sing along.  Parents are not allowed, but I snuck in and took pictures.  Here is Carly and her best friend Grace.  So cute!

December is so much fun!

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve might just be my favorite part of the holidays.  We always go to my brother's house where we have lots of really good food and have so much fun with my favorite people.

After dinner we made cookies for Santa.
 Then it's time to open presents.  We make the kids take turns, and I love how they all gather around to help each other open.
Baby Henry

Carly got a makeup kit and she and Zoe wasted no time getting made up.

Brianna loved her collection of hats from Grandma Phyllis and really love her markes and coloring book.

Still doing makeup.

We had so much fun and were so tired when we got home.  We opened up some PJ's and went to bed.

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning the girls were up bright and early.  We made them snuggle in bed with us for a few more minutes.

Anxiously waiting at the top of the stairs to see what Santa brought.
Santa  brought us some fun stuff.
We always let the girls pick out gifts for each other.  This is Brianna's gift to Carly.
One of Bri's favorite gifts.
Carly checking out her loot.
After we finished opening up our gifts at home we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for Swedish pancakes.
My little hipster.
This was my favorite moment of Christmas.  After Carly opened her present for her sister she ran over to her and gave her a hug and said she loved her.  I have sweet girls who I love so much.