Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend fun around the house

No big plans this weekend... which is always nice for me to hear! Especially after a crazy week of dress up days and halloween parties.

Friday night started with a girls trip (just me and Payton) to watch a former player in last home match of the season followed by a little shopping.
 RJ enjoyed his new Angry Birds game all weekend

New running shoes... sorry, Nike time to move over. Make room for Saucony. They made it through my 12 miler on Saturday... so far so good.

Scooter time outside on a beautiful afternoon

Followed by a little tackle/tickle time while lil' sis while napping

Still practicing our shoe tying skills and collecting fall leaves and acorns

Trunk or Treat

We hosted our first "trunk" this year at the church Trunk or Treat event! It was a great night for all the kids and families involved. Our theme was "Jaws" and we even had the Jaws theme music playing through the car which really made the whole theme come together.

 All the girls together
 RJ the Ninja, Payton as a mermaid
The "Jaws" Trunk

RJ and friend Caleb enjoying the Trunk or Treat

You never who is sneaking up behind you....

Pumpkin patch 2011

We visited Full Moon Farm again this year for our annual pumpkin patch visit.  The kids had a great time, and thankfully it was not quite as dusty as last year.  The kids enjoyed meeting up with friends, riding the (dusty and quite bumpy)) Pumpkin Express, playing on the bounces, traveling through the corn maze, and feeding the baby goats and pot belly pigs.

Friday, October 21, 2011


I did it. I finally did it. I have signed up to run a marathon. The Disney Marathon 2012. I must admit I get butterflies still just thinking about it.  I am in Week 2 of my training plan. I'm excited about the possibility of tackling a life-long goal of mine.  I can't even imagine how I will feel the day of the race!

Still, 26 miles sounds like so much.

The training plan is a major help. When I have something planned out for me it is so much easier to accomplish. I love the feeling of making that little check mark... marking those miles off my list.
So, if anyone is in Orlando the weekend of January 7-8 feel free to come out and cheer me on! I've even heard Disney shoots off fireworks at the beginning of the race.  How cool?! Plus, Disney characters are out and about all during the race. So fun. Back to the training...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Thanks so much for spending this past week with us! We had a great time. I appreciate all your help around the house with my projects... painting Payton's room, cleaning out the garage and all of our day-to-day tasks! We will miss you!

We hope you have a wonderful birthday! We love you!

(Photo courtesy: Payton Brooks, age 3, styling: Payton Brooks, age 3)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Learning new tricks...

Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks? Not that I like referring to myself as 'old' or as a 'dog' but still... you get the picture.  I've been trying to learn new ways to fix Miss Payton's hair than just the regular old ponytail. So... I've been practicing.  I have learned how to fishtail braid.  It might be my newest favorite! It looks super cute and isn't hard at all.  Hardest part is getting my little 3 year old to feel like cooperating early in the morning!

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