Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Christmas 2013

Noelle helped me make my annual Christmas pistachio bars.  Much more fun to have a helper!

 We celebrated a little bit of Christmas in Beavercreek (just so we wouldn't have to pack a bunch of presents) and then headed to Nashville for Christmas:
 We missed Abram!
 Posing with the homemade truffles:
 Downtown Franklin:


Early December- we went out to build a snowman.  Noelle couldn't do much in the big snowsuit, but I had enough fun to entertain the both of us.

November 2013

 Aunty Bekah Hilton came to visit in November which was sooooo fun!  Here she is practicing her mommy skills:
 I snuck out to Utah for a couple days to spend some time with dear friend Tahlia.  She became engaged shortly thereafter! 
 My parents came up for Thanksgiving... and we decorated the house for CHRISTMAS!  Best time of the year.
 A couple pictures in her Christmas dress from Grandma Sherri:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Halloween 2013

Elephant family
Halloween was a blustery evening!  We went trick or treating with our neighbors, Rachel and Trent and baby Gracen.
 Patty Griffin, Ryman Auditorium, October.  Went with my mom and dad.  Took a quick road trip alone down to Nashville for that.  Mom and I also canned some applesauce. 

 Peanut butter tower
 Skyping with Grandma and Grandpa!
 Reading to Mary
 So... many... leaves!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beautiful Autumn

October was so beautiful in Beavercreek, and we got out as much as possible...
Acorns... again:)

 Family pictures in our yard...

Eyes closed haha


Monday, January 27, 2014

Annual California trip

At the start of October, we made it to California for Grandma Helen's 96th birthday bash!  She and Noelle were so happy to see each other again:) 
Noelle is showing off her cool toddler bruises/scars.
Here's everyone at Helen's party- Leigh and Randy- their boys, Stephanie- her girls, Ron and Sue, Nancy Arneson, cousin David and his girlfriend.  It was fun to see everyone and I wish we didn't live so far apart!
 Next, we headed to Pacific Grove in northern CA, where Dan and Paul golfed at Spyglass Hill:
 Noelle got some awesome Grandma and Grandpa time:
We visited the Monterey Aquarium (awesommmmme!)
 Here is the "Lavendar House" we stayed in in Pacific Grove.  It was walking distance to the....