Sunday, February 28, 2010

Our Beautiful Dancer...

This past fall we put Mia in a Worship Dance class at my parents' church. The girl teaching the class grew up with my brother, so I knew she was a phenomenal ballerina and loved the Lord. She taught the girls the fundamentals to ballet, but would also incorporate worship music and free dancing to the Lord. So great!

Mia loved dance, but I think there was too much "taking turns" time, and not enough activity for her because by the end of the semester she was asking to do gymnastics again. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, so let me know if you're interested and I'll get you the info. So, here are some shots of our little ballerina.


I just can't get enough of her in her ballerina outfit!

She got to take the class with her cousins Bailey and Addison. What beauties!

Poor Eisley just had to wait...

Doesn't she look thrilled? She'd rather be dancing with her sister!

He's in LOVE with his ballerina!

Yep, Classy Ballerina. :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And for Fall...

I would like to say that Fall is most definitely my favorite season of all! I just LOVE it! I think I love it for all the colors, all the pumpkins, and "harvesty" look of everything. I also just LOVE the smell of fall! I can almost smell it now...(Oh, wait, there's still snow outside since I am posting this in February! oops!) Anyways, we didn't really take any pictures of Thanksgiving, but we did take some festive pictures in Childress with cousin Zoe! They turned out super cute if you ask me...



Beautiful Cousin Zoe

We did have a GREAT Thanksgiving, though! This was our first year to spend Thanksgiving in Amarillo. Can you believe it? My FIRST year in 27 years! It was still hard though. I adore spending our usual Thanksgiving in Childress with Jody's family because they usually have some of Jody's extended family from Colorado join us, so that was definitely missed this year. (But we did spend a few days before Thanksgiving in Childress to see his family, even if for only a quick time.) I am SOOO thankful for such great in-laws who are so gracious to support us in our holiday "sharing." We had a wonderful dinner here in Amarillo with my family and both sets of my grandparents joined us as well! I'm a blessed woman!

The only "Thanksgiving-ish" picture of our girls with their cousins Bailey and Addison (at B & A's school Thanksgiving program.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Halloween 2009

What a great time we had for Halloween this year!

Halloween was on a Saturday, so it seemed like the perfect year to go visit Jody's family for Halloween and make an entire weekend out of it. It was the first time we got dressed up for MaMaw and Papa and got to go trick or treating through Childress! I love small towns like Childress because they always seem to have such great city-wide holiday events. Halloween in Childress is no different. The downtown businesses open up to pass out candy to all the little trick or treaters. Everyone goes! It was a great time, and the girls seemed to have a blast!

This year, the girls went as a Butterfly Fairy Princess and a Lady Bug. I bought both girls costumes at the same time (and actually very early in the month for me!) but when I tried them on them, Eisley's looked super cute, but Mia's...not so much. So, I decided Mia could just wear her ballet outfit and we could make wings and the tu-tu. Easier said than done. I LOVED the way Mia's costume finally turned out (with the GREAT help of Jody with the wings! And the tu-tu was actually fairly easy to make, too.)

Also while in Childress, we got to celebrate Jody's grandmother's birthday with his entire extended family! She is a fabulous lady who loves the Lord, and I am honored to be a part of her family! So much fun!

Enjoy the pictures....

Mama Bea opening cards and presents (with Mia's help, of course.) :)

Always a joy to spend time with Uncle Zach, Aunt Amy, and cousin Zoe!

Sweet sisters!

Mia the Butterfly Fairy

MaMaw with the girls (they seem pretty interested in their candy. Imagine!)

Butterfly Fairy and Ladybug

Gotta appreciate those wings! No, really, YOU DO! :)

Downtown Childress

We ended the evening trick or treating at Mama Bea's house.

Sweet Cousins. They all had wings, and we didn't even plan it! Great minds think alike, huh Amy??? :)

Beautiful Zoe!!!