Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving Feast at St David's

Davis' school has an annual Thanksgiving Feast and this year Forrest and I were both out of town, we were so bummed. It really is a fun event at the school. 

Papa Tom to the rescue! My dad was babysitting Davis for a couple nights while I was in Australia and Forrest was fishing. Anyone with kids knows, he had a big job getting Davis up, fed, dressed and off to school that morning. He did a great job, thanks dad!

Here are some cute pics from our little pilgrim! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Spooky Class Party and a Parade

I love school holiday parties. Any chance to go "all out" with a theme, I'm in! This year I signed up to help with the Halloween party at Davis' school! Planning was just as much fun as throwing it, probably because we planned over a glass of wine. 

Small world because the other mom from Davis' class who signed up to help actually went to high school with me. Way back in the day our mom's planned my junior prom together! So we thought it would be fun to get our moms involved again, get their creative brains working again, and invite them to the party! 

Due to my insane schedule in October, when I say "I" signed up for the Halloween party, I should really say "I signed my mom up!" She did all the prep work and I just drove us there. 

We had mummy juice, marshmallow teeth, worms, and fingers as snacks! Then we read a scary monster book and had the kids decorate monster puppets! 

Then the entire school had a parade in the courtyard and the kids dressed up as different characters from books. Davis' class was the Lonely Beast. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Christmas is almost here and I still haven't posted any pictures from Halloween! These pictures are post-poned until I take my computer into the Apple store because I accidentally slipped the memory card into the DVD slot instead of the memory card slot. Oops.

The good news is, I still have pumpkin patch pictures! I was in Austin one beautiful weekend in October for a friend's baby shower. While in town, we met up with some friends at an adorable pumpkin patch for the ultimate attempt at capturing the perfect picture!

Happy baby shower!!!

Davis loves baby showers as long as there are cupcakes involved!

Trying to impress Molly!

My parents...entertaining Davis and the rest of us!

An attempt at a group photo...

...never gonna happen!

Taking home as many as I can carry!

Davis and Aunt Ann Marie.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LA for the Day

I just got back from a girl's trip to Australia! My sister had to go for work, so my mom and I tagged along. It was a very last minute decision...and here's the lesson I learned: Don't let your passport expire! Mine expired in August and I was in no rush to get a new one. Four weeks before hopping a plane over the Pacific, my mom called and told me we were headed to Sydney. Luckily, the stars aligned and I was able to expedite my passport and it came in the mail the week before I left. Close call. 

The first day of our girl's trip was spent in LA during our 12 hour layover. Instead of hanging out at the airport, we left, checked into a hotel, and toured the city. We also had time to enjoy a workout, a hot shower, and a great dinner before our next flight! It was the perfect way to prepare for a loooong flight! 

Venice Beach

Farmer's Market

From LA, we headed to Fiji. Unfortunately, we did not have a 12 hour layover here. Just a quick stop for the plane to re-fuel. We were greeted by the lovely trio below and enjoyed stretching our legs!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

House Updates

As you recall, we moved into a house that took us back to the wonderful seventies. Forrest and I weren't around in that decade, but we imagine this house would have been a great setting for That 70s Show! After a little bit of wallpaper removal, some new tiles, and a whole lotta are some of the pictures after all the work: