Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bath Time

Rub a dub,dub....three cuties in a tub!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Trash to Treasure

First of all, my poor baby is feeling sick today:(
So the girls were walking around in the back woods and found these fancy dresses, along with records!, tea cups and several other things I told them not to drag home. However, 2 dresses did find their way back to our house. I washed them up for dress up and the girls are having more fun playing in them.
Maggie's pretty score

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas in Clarkesville

Papa and Jack horsing around
Uncle Todd getting his "Wii" on
Brian lost his pants at the park...j/k, he just got done with a run
I think Vann is doing his victory dance-look at these moves
Girls chest bump
Katie breaking through to the boys
Beau running through Uncle Todd's legs

Brian was freezing at the park

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Buh-Bye Big Oak Tree!

It's always hard in pictures to capture how things really look. This oak tree off of our back porch is enormous!! We love it and all of the shade it has provided us, not to mention it's branches that house our horse swing. But....it was a mess. It dropped acorns, leaves and other stuff year round leaving our porch dirty and difficult to clean. It also clogged our gutters in the back of the house that are super difficult to get to because of the sun room addition. So, in typical Brian fashion, he woke up Saturday and decided to chop her down. I was certainly skeptical but watched as my husband climbed 20 feet in the air, on icy branches, with a chainsaw (red flags anyone?) and began to cut away the branches. He managed to get me involved slightly having me hold some metal chains and straps attached to the bigger branches. I had to pull the strap towards the driveway(on ice btw) as he cut, positioning the branch for a clean fall. Exciting stuff!! After that, a friend of his from work and some family members helped him pull it over. It went quite fast. They basically tied a rope around the bottom of it and drove the truck towards the direction we were all hoping it would fall ie. not our house!!. I bet from start to finish it was only an hour? Who knew?? Anyway, we are looking forward to having a cleaner, more usable porch, and allowing our landscaping back there to get some light for once.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas 2010

Making our cookies for Santa
Running into the living room for Christmas presents
Beau was slightly behind everyone else
On our way to Christmas Eve mass. Katie's American doll, Samantha, came along.
Our annual family picture at Brian's parents after Mass