28 December 2012

Friday's Funny~ahh, gotta love these guys :)

What kind of state do we live in?!?!

25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Millers!

24 December 2012

Christmas caroling

Thank you David & Kate for the great footage!

22 December 2012

snow fun!

Yeah!!! It finally snowed here in Central IL and boy, was Haven excited!  She is at a very fun age for something magical like a snow fall! 

21 December 2012

Friday's Funny~have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

You never know how tub time will go with this one...but the other night, it was QUITE comical!
Oh, Havers...how your mind absorbs everything around you..Merry Christmas!

18 December 2012

ISU Christmas Party 2012

Last Thursday we had the privilege of hosting approx. 70 college students for their annual Christmas party.  Thank you mentor couples & Zehrs for helping out...we couldn't have done it without you all!

 approx. 70 kids + lots of ugly sweaters + even uglier white elephant gifts = SUPER FUN!

Have a good break all...rest up, relax and enjoy time with your family!

14 December 2012

Thanksgiving in Lester

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!?

 attempt 1

 attempt 2

 attempt 3

 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!

 and really liked me :)

Congrats Linds & Marcus...he's a gem!

Friday's Funny-poor guy :(

‘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.


16 November 2012

13 November 2012


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

 cousinly "help"

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 :(