Friday, November 10, 2017

Bring Your Doll to School Day

We made it a thing. Instead of bring your kids to work day, bring your dolls to school day. 
 It's adorable how the little things makes them so excited!
Love being with them. Truly is a joy to teach them. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Great Memories!

 Ellen Stanton had the Seminary Wives over for a wonderful brunch and time of looking at God's Word. WE were challenged to look at who God is, and respond in awe of His forgiveness and kindness. What we think about is who we are- so meditate on Christ and let Him be the motivation for how we live.
 Dress up fun with the neighborhood! We have a panda, Batgirl, and Kitty.
 Jesse and Alex dressed up, too!
 Everyone! We had our annual hot dogs, chili and trick or treat with the neighbors.
 A highlight of the night is that the Graumans from CA were able to come visit us!
 These sweet girls have been friends since they were babies!
 Abby was able to stay with us for several days. 
The girls baked, talked, giggled, hiked, and just had a fabulous time together!
 Look what they found at the creek- a fox skull!
These sweet girls enjoyed going to church together, and had a hard time saying goodbye. 
What a blessing it is to have such dear friends! 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

More Mimi Time

 My mom was able to stay for a little over 2 weeks while Jesse was traveling in October. 
It was great having here here and doing normal life with her!
 American Girl Doll story.
Love the outfit on this one.
 Dissecting at the Azers!
Crayfish
 Perch
 American Girl lunch for an early birthday celebration!

 Maddie got her ears pierced!!
Maddie and her friend got their ears pierced together! 
 We went to Bull Run for a little outing.

    She's growing up.   

It was a great little field trip learning about the Civil War. 
Thanks, Mom, for all you did to help us out. We really loved having you with us!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

More Florida...and Daddy

   We really enjoyed our time at the pools where we stayed.




 Happy. Happy.

We were sad to say goodbye to Papa, but excited to take Mimi home with us.
Thank you Papa and Mimi for all the wonderful memories and your love for us on this trip. You really made it a special trip!
When Daddy returned from the Ghana, the girls were ecstatic! 
He brought them African dresses they wore to church :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Three Parks in One Day: Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot

 
We started our morning taking a Safari in the Savannah at Animal Kingdom.
 
 

 
We were able to meet the world travelers- Mickey and Mini!
 Pretzel time! 
 Then we headed over to Magic Kingdom for Pirates and Thunder Mountain.

 
And then we went to Epcot!
 There was a Food and Wine Festival during this time- so we enjoyed some fun culinary treats from around the world.
 One of the highlights was meeting Elsa and Anna!
 After that we saw fireworks and walked back to the car. That day everyone walked 8-9 miles! 
What champs.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Disney World!

 Mickey and Minnie- aren't they cute?! 
The girls loved meeting all the princesses and collected their autographs.
The Jungle Cruise!
Showtime!
The parades were a blast.
When it's 92 and humid, pineapple smoothies taste amazing!














We had a magical day!