Monday, December 29, 2014

Intent on her work

Kate loves to sit and color with her big sister!! Here she is adding to Reese's work! 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas before and after

Christmas Eve!

We had a relaxing Christmas Eve at home and then got all dolled up for church! After church we went to
Zen Asian fusion and grabbed some sushi. Sushi on Christmas Eve is my favorite and reminds of our days kn Washington DC. 
 After dinner we headed home and the girls got to open one Christmas present! The Kate went to bed and Reese helped me make cookies for Santa. 
After Reese went to sleep Carl and I were able to relax and get the house all ready for Christmas. Christmas was a whirlwind and the girls destroyed the house. But they were good girls all year and Santa brought them lots of fun toys and clothes. 
Christmas dinner was just for Carl and I, after the girls went to sleep I made scallops wrapped in bacon, crab cakes, risotto and sautéed spinach. So so yummy. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Half marathon

Carl and I ran a half marathon last Saturday in Kiawah island. I trained for a few months and had some foot and hamstring problems during the last few weeks but I finished!! The race was fun and there were bands every three miles or so. At the end there was a huge buffet, beer tent and a band so we were able to hang out for a bit before heading home.
My mom came into town last weekend to watch the girls during our race but she was also able to see Reese's Christmas play and have a relaxing weekend with warm weather! 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas decorations week one!

 On Saturday we went and bought our Christmas tree and started to put up our decorations. Reese loved pulling out all the ornaments and hanging them on the tree. Kate preferred running around the kitchen holding an ornament she stole when no one was watching her. So far Reese has broken one and Kate has broken one, can't believe Kate's total is so low! Reese also made two ornaments with her babysitter while Carl and I were at a Christmas party so those are also on the tree. 
This week has had some yucky weather so fit was been nice to stay home and  do cuddle and be by the tree. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin patch

Here are my little ladies at the pumpkin patch! Reese loves riding the horse and as she ran over she said, "I'm so excited, I just can't wait!"
Kate watched her sister ride and played in huge tractor tires. Then they picked out their little pumpkins and we headed home. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014


We are in NAgs head for the week!! It is currently raining but that isn't going to ruin our trip. Aquarium here we come.

Monday, September 1, 2014

VA tech game!

Reese and Kate had so much fun at the football game, here is Reese wearing her new necklaces and bow.  She met a new friend named Avery and they giggled and shook pom pons during the game. Reese is helping me post this blog and wants to add that her favorite part of the day was "shaking the pom poms  and sleeping on the floor (mommy made her a special bed on the floor bc the queen sized bed was too big). Kate learned to clap her hands over her head.
Carl really enjoyed being back in Blacksburg for a game and seeing all the changes. The mall in town is "super nice now," there is an old navy and a ross!!!

(go hoos)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pool pics

Well, getting ready for the pool

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rainy day

Reese got a chipped tooth fixed today and Kate is getting over an ear infection. So we stayed in all day and it rained cats and dogs. I let the girls pull out tons of little people while I tried to search the computer for fall fashion. I have been trying to show a little more attention to my wardrobe and my purchases. Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kate is sitting up!

Here are my boos! This is Kate's newest trick

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Reese's 1st haircut

Yes, she is about to be three years old but I delayed her first haircut as long as I could. She was starting to get a rat tail so I had to do something. Reese was a pro and did so so well. Everyone said what a big girl she was and I was a proud mama.