30 November 2011


I often wonder what Elliott will think about this year in his life?
Hopefully, his memories will be about our many adventures and 
the laughter that always accompanied them.

29 November 2011

28 November 2011


The bad news: Gibson peeked and found one of his Christmas gifts,
and now I have to return it.

The good news: I got to slow dance with my boy as I 
comforted his broken heart.

27 November 2011


It was Pick your own dinner night, and Elliott made himself
a mean and large salad.

26 November 2011


Steve claims, that in a nutshell, this sums my attention to detail.

25 November 2011


Steve took forty-two pictures of Gibson jumping in the
leaves.  In each and every one you could see pure joy on Gibson's face.
Gibson- this is your true self at the age of 6 years and 11 months.
You take great delight in simply moving and living life.

24 November 2011


Our Thanksgiving turkeys.

23 November 2011


This is what the If we pretend to laugh, mom will stop taking our picture
pose looks like.

22 November 2011


So many art projects, we had to display them.

21 November 2011


Breaking out of the Bendaroo "box" and getting crazy.

20 November 2011


We have been blessed with another trip around the sun.
730 pictures later, and we are still smiling.

19 November 2011

November 19, 2011

Yep, that just happened. Gibson's beloved
catterpiller habitat ended up all over the floor.

18 November 2011

November 18, 2011

Us being us, posing in the big O, rockin' our Hey Mama shirts.

17 November 2011

November 17, 2011

Kicking off an amazing night in Chicago {Happy Birthday, sweets}
with dinner at the Purple Pig, {best meal to date}
followed by the Mat Kearney concert at the House of Blues. {best concert ever}

16 November 2011

November 16, 2011

To my surprise, Steve suddenly appeared during lunch
time, opened a bottle of champagne, poured me a glass, 
and toasted to my first "published" piece of writing.

15 November 2011

November 15, 2011

The boys pullin' their weight and unloading the dishwasher.
I think they just like being able to climb on the counter top.

14 November 2011

November 14, 2011

Happy birthday, Daddy!
{and, yes, that is food in Gibson's mouth...yuck}

13 November 2011

November 13, 2011

Everyone, with the exception of Sawyer, was excited
about Bumpa's deer.

12 November 2011

November 12, 2011

Baking with the Klein girls and realizing what a work of art it is.

11 November 2011

November 11, 2011

Any guesses on how long it will take to fill the final frame?

10 November 2011

November 10,2011

The first snow of the season and the boys 
could not wait to make their first snowball.

09 November 2011

November 9, 2011

I couldn't help it....it was calling my name.

08 November 2011

November 8, 2011

Reason # 432 I love my friends: They bring meaningful
gifts to a 6:15 am swim.

07 November 2011

November 7, 2011

Boys being boys and trimming trees.

06 November 2011

November 6, 2011

I am not certain if that is a suspicious or sweet look....

05 November 2011

November 5, 2011

We did it! 15k in Chicago.

04 November 2011

November 4, 2011

Chicago, chocolate, a big brown bird....does it get any better?

03 November 2011

November 3, 2011

Same place, much different day.

02 November 2011

November 2, 2011

Craft Night at it's best.

01 November 2011

November 1, 2011

The "Day After" Halloween party.