Thursday, October 16, 2014


I love that she's sharing her headphones with him.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Claudia is 14

This post is a bit overdue.  Claudia was 14 back on Sept. 1st.  We just got around to taking her birthday pictures this week.  Like her father, fall is her favorite season so she was happy to wait to take her pictures!!

I can't believe how big my girl is getting.  In so many ways she is a young woman, so grown up I can hardly stand it!!  As much as I wish I could have her chubby little talkative 2 year old self back for just a day, I love the person she has become.  We are able to laugh at the same jokes, give each other hair and fashion advice, and generally enjoy each other.  We are alike yet very different and we like to bust on each other for that.

One thing that strikes me about Claudia at this age is that she loves people.  I often hear from others how pleasant and kind she is.  I think she has a love for others that radiates as she relates to them.

We love you dear Claudia!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Girls Weekend

A few weeks back my mom, my aunt and a few of my cousins headed out to Ohio for a girls weekend.  We drove to my brother's house and went to a County Living Fair and did some other shopping.  It was such a fun crowd, I wish we could get together more often!!

The road trip girls.  Some were mad a me for wanting a picture but I'm so glad we got one!!

My sister-in-law and my cousins.  Guess we were feeling the stripes that day!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I loved that Seth and Keely spent so much time with our kids.  Lots of hoops and rounds and rounds of UNO.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Uncle Seth and Keely were so kind to help Claudia out with her Algebra.  Let's just say that Uncle gets an A for effort and kindness, and soon-to-be-Aunt gets an A for effort, kindness, and actually understanding Algebra and getting it correct.