Sunday, November 22, 2009

7 years ago today...

Tony gave me this...
and asked me to be his wife.

I said yes...

and it was the best decision I have ever made.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eden's newborn photo shoot...

Our beautiful and talented friend Hannah, of Stayner Photography, kindly offered to take pictures of our beautiful baby Eden. Despite having her hands full with a toddler and a new baby of her own, she took the time to capture some of the most enchanting shots I have ever witnessed. I literally cried when I saw these pictures.
Edie was being pretty stingy with the smiles. This was about the only one of her smiling and of course she was covering her face...little stinker.

My friend Chelsea has a picture just like this that I love so we copied her pose...

Hannah even took some pictures of our Indie. They are priceless.

This is by far my favorite picture. Indie literally lunged at Eden to give her a huge hug and Hannah caught it at the perfect moment. I think this picture portrays Indie's feelings for Eden of pure love.
Hannah, we cannot thank you enough.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dreams are coming true left and right around here...

Do you remember when Tony's dream of becoming an Olympic Speed Skater became a reality?

Well another dream recently came true...

I milked a cow.

I know what your thinking, we are really shooting for the stars with dreams of speed skating and cow milking, but for some odd reason I have always wanted to try my hand at it. So as luck would have it there was a pretty maid at the county fair ready for milking.
Let me just tell you, milking a cow is much harder than it looks. The lady had to keep helping me.
The look on my face says it all.
I guess I can check that off my life's to-do list.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I love a good fair...

At the end of August we made our yearly trip to the county fair. My summer just wouldn't be complete without it.
I think Ind enjoyed the petting zoo.

Even Edie got in on the action.
One of the carnies asked if Indie wanted to sit on this big monster and get her picture taken. I'm not sure who was more scared...her or me. And, as you can see, she never actually sat on the beast.

This cow's name was "Gentle Red" which is now our new nickname for Cashy, it fits him perfectly.
Every year Grandma Rigby enters a painting or two, and every year she gets a blue ribbon. Right on Gram.

Another successful year.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pumpkin Patch...

This is my last Halloween themed post, I promise.

My sweet cousin Ellynn and her darling son Finn came to hang out with us for the day a few weeks ago. We made a trip to ol' Packs Farm pumpkin patch.

I'm afraid this is becoming a trend. Can you tell Indie doesn't want her picture taken?!?
Elly and Finny
Cashy, Maddie and Chlo. Cutest. picture. ever.
My sister Alicia and her girls.
I thought this picture was hilarious with Madison's little head poking up.
Ind actually liked the hay maze.
Look at those eyes.
My babies.
The whole crew minus dad, who was taking the picture. Indie freaking again. Cash couldn't pull his gaze away from the creepy robotic farmer named Tumbleweed who actually talks to the kids.

After the patch we enjoyed a walk in the nice autumn weather, chili and cornbread for dinner and then a rousing game of Ticket to Ride with Cort and Rodgie. It made for a great day.

Thanks for coming to visit Elly. Please come back soon.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween 2009...

Halloween came and went in a flash...I can't believe it's already November. So without further ado:

The Princess and The Pea
Eden was a little pea pod (click here to see Indie in the same costume only chubbier two years ago) and Indie was a lady bug on Friday (I didn't get any pictures) and Cinderella on Saturday. We could not, for the life of us, get a decent picture of the two of them together so then we opted for individual photos.

Keeping with tradition we visited my dad at his office and then went to lunch at the delicious cafe nearby on Friday afternoon. Later that evening the girls and I met Tony at school for a party with the P.A.'s and their families. Good times, especially because I really like a lot of Tony's friends and their wives. After the party we headed to Kim's so she could see the kids.

On the actual day of Halloween the girls and I chilled out and Tony spent it at the library, as that is his new Saturday activity. We really love weekends around our house when tests fall on a Monday. Anyways we visited my grandparents and then had a low key evening at home. I'm not sure Indie grasps the whole Halloween idea yet. She did however love wearing her Cinderella dress all day long.

Pictures in their cute Halloween shirts, and again, we couldn't get a decent one. We did manage to get several funny ones.

Until next year Halloween!