Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Here are a few pictures from the past month!

Enjoying our first snow of the year in Midland, TX! A kid's dream!

Waiting for the chance to get out in that snow!

Play date with the Jantses! We had a great time making Gingerbread men!

Hanging out with mommy after church and before nap time. Such a sweet and happy girl Taylor is!

We had our third annual candy-making day and made these (BUCKEYES), toffee, truffles, turtles and cake pops. It was a great day!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

super sweet most fantastic friend.....

I had a wonderful surprise this morning when filtering through my spam box, an email from my friend Dena who lives in Tulsa and who we are blessed to spend Thanksgiving with this year. She had the opportunity to attend a book signing with Pioneer Woman! We both (and our significant others) LOVE her site, her awesome recipes and beautiful photography. Dena was SO sweet to get a picture of her with PW and a sign she made for me. What a sweet friend I have!! Thank you Dena! You are truly awesome!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

three blessed years!

Our little girl just turned three years old. Seriously.... the time has gone by very fast and we are so thankful for all the love and joy this little girl has brought into our lives. She is so many things, and I would like to share this long list with you....

She LOVES to snuggle, give hugs and kisses and fix boo boos with colorful bandaids.
She LOVES Dora, Diego, and Cinderella
She sleeps in her big girl bed in her big girl underwear!
She LOVES to go on walks and looks at EVERY rock on the way.
She smiles SO big whenever she sees her daddy after a business trip.
She hates for her golden curly locks of hair to be touched or brushed!
She LOVES to wear dress-up shoes, no matter how red and squished her feet get!
She hasn't slept one night without her beloved "mickey" blanket since she was born.
She loves giving hugs to kids she's never met, especially at story time in Barnes and Noble.
She had us sing "Happy Birthday Princess" about every 5 minutes on her birthday.
She says prayers everynight before bed.
She loves "Kicks 99" and "Oldies" on the way to school and home.
She can count in English and Spanish
She LOVES sucking on her thumb
LOVES pop and candy (yep)
LOVES saying "mommy, mom, mommy" over and over and over
She LOVES being ornery
LOVES singing "Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love you, Tomorrow....."
She LOVES Popsicles, and Icecream
She is one special girl, and this list could go on and on and on.
Happy Birthday, sweet Taylor Bug.

Taylor wanted a Princess Castle Cake.. this is what her momma chugged out. It only took about 8 hours. Or so.

We had Taylor's Birthday Party at a Jumping Party place. She had 16 friends ( we were limited on kids, or else we would have had EVERYONE come!)

Blowing out her candle - she did such a great job!

And..... 30 cupcakes we made for her preschool class!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

the bug

T and I have been spending lots of time together... it's been FUN and frustrating all at the same time (gotta love this toddler age!)! here are some funny pictures!

our birthday!

jamie and i celebrated our 20-something birthday at the end of august... to my GINORMOUS surprise, joe had kept a huge secret and my mom, jamie and jamie's baby reagan flew down here for the big day!! i was SO happy to have everyone here, even if her visit was literally 24 hours! my mom got to stay till monday! it was AWESOME!

some of the pictures are a bit fuzzy!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


my sister abbe is 36 weeks pregnant! i am super excited to meet mr. jay patrick lackmeyer! abbe, you look awesome!


growing up, you always have that favorite dish that your grandma makes, well our Neenee would always make PINEAPPLE FLUFF! it's amazing. i found the recipe yesterday and can't wait to make it - it's been a few years since we all had it!

Friday, August 14, 2009


joe and i were able to get away for a few days! thanks mamaw jeanette for watching taylor bug and nursing her back to health after a double ear infection!!!
we chose chicago because i just became joe's southwest companion and he had a free flight, so we took up the free flights and went to a city we haven't been together before!
enjoy the pictures! i especially hope that my dear pregnant sister abbe is happy with this post. she has been hounding me to put a new post up for the past few days. i figured that i should do so. you really don't want a pregnant lady to get snippy with you! :)
joe's dream come true - riding on seg-ways! it was a great tour/great time to goof off! it was a true blast!
eating our first chicago hotdogs at portillos! yummy. too bad we didn't get a before picture!

joe should advertise for these guys! not.

millenium park!

we got to hang out in wrigleyville with my roommate from college, beth and her husband james! we had a great time reconnecting!

one of our many train rides!

the navy pier!

the cubbies were in new york, so we saw the sox and got some new get-up to wear!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer in Ohio 2009

On her first train ride in Nelsonville with Nosey, Gretchen and Daddy
With awesome Uncle Greg at his fire house in Marietta!

Getting serious about driving!

Beautiful girl!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Reagan!

Baby Reagan is getting so big and here is her first swim lesson with my sister Jamie! Super cute bathing suit! She's 2 and a half months old and doing awesome! And Jamie and Jim are awesome parents!