Thursday, October 29, 2009

Favorite Fall week yet!!!

This week is packed full of costume parties for Halloween!
Cash LOVES his costume and wants to wear it all the time around the house! (yeah since I was worried - he normally hates things on his head)!

We were totally a hit at the ward Trunk-or-Treat all dressed up as:
Cash: as a cash money bag

Chip and I: bank robbers - we had a great time stealing our little "loot"

all of us together: my eye holes were a little too big - they will be fixed for Halloween night!

First time Trick-or-Treating....he mostly just wanted to eat the candy at each stop (inside our church since it was raining)

Hamming it up after the party!!!
Running away from me!

I LOVE the $100 dollar bills coming out the top - couldn't be more perfect for little Cash!
He also insisted he put on one of the Van shoes that Emily gave him. Although it is 2 sizes too big, he still wanted it, and since he only found one, he wanted his regular shoe on the other foot! Well Emily - he LOVES the shoes, so in another 6 months to a year he might wear both!!!

Also, this time of year in VA is so beautiful - Sunday we went out with friends and took pictures of the families at UVA. The leaves were exquisite, and although they are pretty in the pictures, it really doesn't do them justice as to actually how pretty it is here in person! I LOVE fall!

love the red and yellow leaves!

Waving to the passerbys!

Of course, a kiss pic - and Cash's face = priceless!

on the "lawn" at UVA

Daddy tickling Cash - the giggle was so funny!

Couldn't have got his face any better than this!
Swinging under the huge tree!

Who is having the most fun?
Fly away!

Chip and Cash with Ryan and Lincoln!

This tree was my favorite!
Cash and me!

Cash loved the leaves too!

Fall leaves are the prettiest!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Costume preview............

Yesterday I was finishing up a costume for my friend's little girl! She wanted a tutu, and so I created a cute ladybug costume with a tutu, a onesie, and a pair of leggings! I love how it turned out - and once I give it to her we'll get pictures of cute Zella in it!

While I was working on it Cash got into my target bag and pulled out numerous other things. Among them were a pair of orange/black striped leggings and a halloween headband I had got for my niece!

He wanted to wear them so we ended up putting them on - it was hilarious watching him march around in them.........sorry della, he doesn't want to give the leggings up - good thing we bought another pair! Chip about died when he saw him, but it was too funny. I had to take a picture.

He also wanted to wear his halloween costume around the house for about an hour - great practice so he is ready next week! (pics of that to come later - but it is a great costume!!!) ps - his actual costume is NOT girlie at all!!!!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back in Beautiful VA

Although Mexico was great, being home in the fall weather was also great!
We drove up Skyline road and it was beautiful!
I shot these pics of Chip and Cash and they turned out awesome!

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From the Beaches of Mexico, to the Mountains of VA

We had a great time with the Browns in Mexico.
Cash LOVES the ocean and swimming and spent hours each day in the sun!
Chip golfed everyday at an awesome golf course!
I relaxed and hung out with my sister-in-laws on the beach!
We definitely will be back next year!

Cash's first experience on the beach!

Cash + sand + water = mess

Jayton helped us write this "i love dad" sign in the sand, and then it washed away 2 seconds later!

Do you see that shark fin? That's right, we saw a shark attack on the beach our last day! OK, just kidding, 3 dolphins decided to come swimming with us the last morning we were there!
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

IT PAYS TO BE NICE.............

Sometimes more than you even expect.
I called the airlines to see if we could get our layover switched to an earlier flight.
When the lady asked me how I was doing, I replied "great, how are you?"
She then replied, "wonderful, thanks for asking.........normally no one does."

We talked, and I was very nice and patient while she looked for about 10 minutes.....she then told me it was going to be $380 to switch both tickets.....
way too much!
i wouldn't have done it!
However, she then said because i was so kind an patient she would switch them with NO charge!
FREE...that's right folks! $0!

I am going to always be nice to the airline people!

On another note, it paid us for Chip's kindness and hardwork.........and with part of his bonus we decided to upgrade to a King bed! (LOVE my new mattress) and new bedding!
We love it, and I am glad they appreciate all his hard work!

We sleep even better now! (pictures below are taken when we tried the bedding on.....yes, i know it still needs to be ironed....sorry for the wrinkles!)

Also, not done decorating since we switched colors, so will post more when it is finished!

bedding came in a 22 piece set - I LOVE pillows so it is great!

Like the valences, but man they took SO long for Emily and I to hang!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Conference Weekend fun..........

Along with being spiritually fed by all the wonderful talks of this general conference......

We also went up to carter mountain for the annual apple picking festival, got some delicious apples, and enjoyed being physically fed delicious apple crisp on icecream!!!

Cash is in a phase where he only wants me to hold him......but we tried to get him to ride on daddy's shoulders as we walked up and down the mountain!

right at first

hating it....i want my mommy
up on the block getting the best ones!

some apples were HUGE.....almost as big as Chip's head!!!

Emily getting her first experience at the orchard!

Cash wanted to pick some too.......altho mostly just the gross ones on the ground!

Had to throw in another picture of the great old man band they had - and beautiful vineyards behind them!

Our annual picture up on the lookout - it was a PERFECT day!

Then, on Sunday we went to this beautiful park between sessions so I could practice taking pictures for my photography class. My assignment was contrast, and I wanted to get one of Cash and Chip together to contrast age/big and small!!! Which one do you think is best?

I like seeing Cash's feet peeping from under the bench!

I see you mom........and now i want OFF this bench! boo!

love my 2 boys!

playing football with my dad!

chip - look up please!

one is happy, one looks confused!

your turn to throw the football

i love my 2 boys!

one of my favorites!

this is so fun!

wooo - a little scary daddy!

i can fly high!

i got it!

throw it to me, see, my hands are ready to catch it!

so much fun!

learning more

i love my little cute boy!

I want to eat it!

Since Emily is staying with us, we took advantage and had her shoot a few pictures of our family while we were there too! Thanks Aunti Emi!

of course, a kiss pose!

am i choking chip? not really! :)

like this one

blowing kisses, and just liked the different expressions

had enough of this picture stuff mom!

i shot this one!

Cash giving Emi kisses - and check out my cute new diaper bag!

Love that Cash is looking up at us!