Monday, November 30, 2009

Daniel's Visit

Daniel drew my name for Christmas and came to visit as an early gift. Not only did he fly Sadie back home to us from Arizona and spend a week with us, he also gave us a reason to go to D.C. and did chores for me. It was the best present ever. We had a blast, and I have clean cars and floors. Thanks Daniel!

Here are some pictures from D.C. It rained while we were there, but we didn't let that stop us from having a good time. Daniel was able to visit a friend from Arizona and so did I!

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We also went to the Festival of Trees and the Festival of Lights here in Winston-Salem. Sadie loved the trees and lights, and wasn't so sure about Santa. I was just glad she would sit on his lap and didn't cry!

Sadie loves her Uncle Daniel. We miss you already!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This posting is a little late, but I just had to share pictures of my cute little tiger!

She never actually ate a piece of candy, but she loved the packages. She wouldn't even let go of the candy in order to get more!
Above: church friends at the ward trunk or treat. Below: neighborhood friend during trick or treating.

I loved watching Sadie progress through the night from excited to exhausted.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lazy 5

Just before Halloween we went to the Lazy 5 Ranch. Our first visit was in May '09. Who knew a few months would make such a difference. Sadie couldn't get enough of the animals. She wanted to feed them all... no matter how slobbery they were!
This just doesn't look natural!
We went with Melanie, Emerson and the twins.
Kristin, Will & Audrey were there too!
The goats may have been Sadie's favorite.

The giraffes were mine. Here is baby Fin who dressed up as a giraffe for Halloween. So cute!
Can you believe this girl?

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We took our annual trip to our favorite pumpkin patch.

Sadie picked out her apples...

And her pumpkin.
Then we went to the Grace's for pumpkin carving. With Sarah's inspiration and carving tools, we came up with this:
Okay, so I really can't take credit. Mike carved the zebra and Christine carved the owl. Amazing!

Blue Ridge Parkway

Aunt Stacey came to visit us during a layover in Charlotte a couple weeks ago.
We took her driving on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

It was so cold and windy. But with Stacey, everything is fun! She managed to get a few good pictures.

And Mike took a turn behind the camera too.
This little girl sure loves her aunt. This smile was for her!