Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our Fall List:

 I thought a fall list was in order.
{halloween pics to come}
I love this time of year.
It's so cozy.

xoxo ra

It's Halloween!

Some fun from our "Boo at the Zoo" trip. 
This boy figured out what Trick or Treating
 is about and he is a pro!

Can't wait for tonight!

"I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids."
 ~Robert Brault
{how true is that!}

Happy Halloween!
Save me some Reese's Cups they are my favorite.

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's a {SUPER} Halloween!

This is our second year having the amazing Miss Meredith 
of  519 Photography do Jackson's Halloween pictures.
What can we say we are smitten with the results.

She captured our little mans SUPER personality.
Thanks Meredith. 
We love them!  
Happy Halloween. 
xoxo ra

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween.

picture taken by the lovely Meredith at 519 Photography.

Can you stand the cuteness?!
I will have the full preview of pictures at some point after Halloween. 
Once I get the CD I will share them all. 
Hope everyone has a lovely holiday weekend 
and you get more treats than tricks. 

xoxo ra

Mind Dump Thursday.

4 random, random things this week. 

1. A couple of my favorite phone pictures this week.
I am addicted to photography phone apps. 

On their computers. lol
From our ride on the golf cart just before we took her home.
<3 this girl. 

2. Every day this week while Jackson had his nap, I have done laundry, cleaned up toys and turned on 
Ghost Whisper. I don't know why I love re-runs of this show but, I do. Cheesy I know. The funniest part is that I have to "do" things while I watch it so I have a reason to walk out of the room during the scary parts. I am such a sissy.

3. I am so excited for Halloween this weekend. This weekend is Daddy's busiest at work. I am going to be SO glad when it is over {I know he is more than me}, but we are still fitting in Trick or Treating Sunday night. :) This will be Jackson's first year really doing it. We have been practicing saying "Trick or Treat" with his blue plastic pumpkin bucket. I have been filling it up with trucks, trains, anything I can reach while he is playing this game with me. Daddy thinks Bub's is going to be disappointed when people are just giving out candy and not cars. Let's hope he is not right. lol 

4. I didn't tell the Milano story here. I thought I had but, instead shared it somewhere else. SEE MOM.
It's on the blog now. :) 

This happened a few weeks ago now but, we did want to remember it
{c&p from that other place}
Jackson stayed with my parents last weekend overnight and since then has been saying this word I couldn't quite figure out "melanooo" for a week I have been stumped. "Mommy I want some melanoo, mommy melanoo like cc".
Fast forward to today. we are walking through walmart and he starts screaming. Melanoo,Melanooo mommmmmyyyyyy, melanooooo.
I look down and Milano cookies are in front of me. I don't know why I didn't think of this. My mom loves these but, always keeps them hidden in the top cabinet so she doesn't have to share. ;) apparently she opened Jackson's eye's to the deliciousness that is Milano and now I have a two year old with expensive cookie taste.  Really mom, why not oreos. 
It really was so funny.
TaDaaa, all caught up. 
xoxo ra

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

59 day until...

Can you believe it?

That means I have about 40 days until I send out our holiday cards.
This year we are using Shutterfly. They have some of the sweetest cards this year. 
You can see this years Christmas cards HERE .

Some of my favorites are but, not limited too,

I love the monogram and color scheme but, 
not so sure the boys will go for the pink. 
I have some friends with girls though. 
I mean how sweet is this card.

How English. :)  Oh-La-La {I added french too}
I love this one. The vintage feel. 

They have so many more designs to choose from.
Classic, Vintage, Modern, Colorful, Religious, even  
Thanksgiving Cards, I love these. I usually send out a fall card.
 How cute to do a Thanksgiving one. 

If you are looking for an even more special holiday card or
 one with more photo's they even have these.

No matter what type of card you are looking for Shutterfly 
is offering 20% off all holiday cards. 

Run don't walk and check out their Holiday 2010 Cards. You won't be sorry.
I can't wait to show you guys what card we go with. 

xoxo ra

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

For Summer

Sometimes people are brought into your lives 
that you just care for right off.
Summer we are praying.

We love you and are so sorry for your loss. 
Sending you and your Daddy a great big 
WHO  DAT!  today.


The Spooky Yellow House Party 2010

Each year we have a Halloween Party.
Good times, Good Friends.

Nanny also has some pictures on her blog today.
{I honestly took one round of pics and enjoyed the company the rest of the time. }

Mar-Bear being silly. 
 The Indians
Mrs. Piggy and Kermit
 Clark Kent, His Super wife and our SuperWhy son. 
 Up, Up and Away!
 The Witch and The Cowgirl
 Western Family.
 My baby brother and sister
 Typical us. 
 Nurse Anita Drink and her patient
 Dr. Feelgood and his nurse.
{mom and dad}
 The Gangsters
 The Witches and the Dinosaur 

We had a great time. Thanks everyone for coming and spending time. 
We did have more guests these were the only pictures I snapped. 

xoxo ra

Sunday, October 24, 2010

In the pictures

I post a lot of pictures on this blog.
Mostly because I love taking and sharing pictures of my little family.
I think my guys are great and pretty handsome.
 I hate to be in the pictures. I feel uncomfortable in front of the camera. It feels weird and I always look off. I am still that 13 year old awkward girl when I see myself in shots and this was ok.
Until I had Jackson and realized that while I am at almost everything we do I am rarely in the pictures.
Unless I ask B to take one, or someone is around to take a family shot. I'm just not.
It's ok I like it that way but, it was also time.

We had our pictures done this past weekend by the lovely Laura Brett. I am in love with her work. 
If I could go back and have Jackson' s pictures done his first year she would have been my pick.
She even has a Charles Chip container she uses. My grandma kept one of these in her house before the storm. I honestly teared up the first time I saw her do a newborn shot with it.
 I can not wait to see our pictures. Don't worry I plan to Aww them once we get them but, I wanted to say to all the mommy's out there. Get in the picture. You will look back and not worry about that last 10lbs or way your cheeks look chubby when you smile for real. You will see a moment, a moment with your family at {fill in the blank} and be glad you were in them.

 I was flipping through pictures and found these B must have taken. I forget why if I asked him or he was just snapping but, they made me smile. I have these memories now but, as the years go on and new ones take up space in my brain. I am glad I have pictures of the kisses and giggles.
So really, get it in the pictures. You won't regret it. 

xoxo ra

Friday, October 22, 2010

Two things and a Happy Birthday!

I'm a blogging slacker this week.

1. I am going to post pictures of the hot air balloons. Soon I promise.

2.  I love love love this song. It's like taking a deep breath and I needed it after these last few weeks.
and who doesn't love a lite brite.

and Last but, first
Happy Birthday Nana
Hope your day is amazing.
We love you!
Nana and her boys at the aquarium.

xoxo ra

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The hiding place and fake fit.

Normal couch in our normal living room
The best hiding place for a 2yr old ever?
You decide. 
 Normal cushions or...
 hiding place #1
I just had to buy new measuring cups because I couldn't
find all of my cups. Hmmm. I should have
checked the couch first. 
and behind cushion #2...
and you thought it was just a couch and some cushions
Now on to a phase that has passed us {thank goodness}
The fake fits.
"Mommy can I have some cookies?"
"No, Bub's we are having lunch first"
"Noooooo, cookies"
Cue fake tears, I swear he can do these on command.
Well, his command. Now before you think I am mean for taking these pictures.
"Bubbie, take a breath. Don't you want some turkey and chips?"
Look at that the tears are gone... Magic I tell you
and back to my laughing boy.

This phase lasted a good month and man we were not sad to say goodbye to that one.
I love this little guy, hiding places, fake fits and all.
He keeps me on my toes for sure.

Happy Wednesday. 
xoxo ra