Yes, dear sister...I am well behind in blogging.
Now that I have FB, it is easy to let my dear blog slack...however, I know this will serve as our digital file of pictures and happenings for years to come and thus, on this Friday afternoon, I will attempt to catch up...starting with Thanksgiving in Iowa.
Haven and Macy had a grand ole time playing in the basement...and with a cousin old enough to read to her, Haven was highly entertained :)
Aisley & I
Black Friday strategics :)
cousins Aisley & Burkelle...aren't these two delicious!?
hopeless...yet attempt 4
Grandma Iowa and her new granddaughters
Havers & backyard cousin Lucy
the girls getting into their pajamas
Sunday morning photo shoot
very cold, yet Haven wanted to 'play outside'
and while Arlan went back to Watershed, Haven and I spent a couple extra days with Grandma and then headed up to MPLS to spend some time with family & also get introduced to Mr. Malakai Montana-he.is.darling!
‘You never think it will come down to one vote, but I’m here to tell you that it does.’
Robert McDonald on his Walton, Ky., city council
race that ended in a tie. McDonald had told his wife, who works nights,
not to worry about going to vote, and the outcome will now be
determined by a coin flip.
Haven had a double header birthday party this year...we celebrated with some special friends on Friday night and then again with the Millers on Sunday. Since Haven and her cousin, Charlee, are 3 days apart (Nov. 1st and Nov. 4th), the girls will probably celebrate many more special birthdays together.
the day of her birthday...Grandma Iowa, Haven and myself went to E. Peoria and had lunch with my great-aunts [I forgot to get a picture-ugh!]
Her Daddy brought her home an obnoxiously large Cinderella balloon [which she is still toting around]
we then had dinner at Chili's
before Haven headed to ISU Bible study with her Daddy and Grandma Iowa and I went to...
Mary Poppins!!! To say it was fabulous is a huge understatement!
Early Merry Christmas Mom :)
ready for a party!
Haven and her friend Reese
my first, and maybe last, attempt at a double layer cake
Haven, and Tami :), checking out her new puzzle
Reese & Elle were great friends to have at the party...although older than Haven by 2 & 4 years, they are great 'big sisters' to play with!
the obnoxiously large, yet super fun house Kent & Holly gave Havers
cousins!!! Haven, William & Charlee
the chaos of presents!
Haven thanking 'William' :)
Charlee opening her camera from Haven
the Miller cousins: [L to R]
Will, Charlee, Elijah, Ezra, Adam, Haven & Amelia
the basement was hopping!
Aunt Vera outdid herself again this year with a darling cupcake cake for the girls!
see? Why would I attempt another double layer cake when Auntie can do this!?
the birthday girls~Happy 3rd Birthday!
and then, after 9 fun-filled days, we had to sadly say goodbye to Grandma Iowa :(