Friday, December 19, 2014


This one got thrown in out of order and I'm too lazy to drag it down besides why not start the month off with this cuteness?

More cuteness.  I know Aunt Jenni it's the wrong color.  He was practicing his "so big" trick.

Another great clearance find.  She's ready for the beach next summer.

First cross country meet.  In training for 2026.

She runs like her Dad.  Take that as you will.

He smiled the whole way.

And so did she, but then would you expect anything else from Party Tessa?

Sauder Village.

Ice cream at the village.

This is what happens after a trip to the village and ice cream.  It must have been a long day.

More ice cream.  This time in Ridgeville.  We are blessed with several excellent ice cream establishments locally.  Yum!

We even take Mom with us sometimes.

Cecelia watch out for that shark!


A parade with Mr. Hank.

Oliver your tractors aren't safe under there.

Cutest load of laundry this month.

More ice cream or celebrating no-shave November a little early.

The big birthday girl.

Celebrating with the sillies.

For her birthday her godfather threw her a wedding party. 

Cutest birthday girl ever.  You can only get away with pink cowboy boots and a dress on certain occasions in certain venues and this was the perfect opportunity.

C and the groom.

Minute to Win It craziness in the Taller backyard.

Even Dad and Grandpa got in on the action.

Not sure who won this one, but it was surely yummy.

Birthday cupcakes!

I'm pretty sure this breaks some rules about food dyes and sugar, but no one was complaining.

Cousin goofiness.

One tired girl.  Must have been a good weekend.

The Fair

I was going to do a September post, but then realized we took A LOT of pictures at the fair so we're just doing a fair post.
I am so excited to go to the fair today.  I missed it last year so this is my first time.

Growing up.

First year for 4-H.  Her project was scrapbooking and she earned a ribbon.

Not sure if we'll all fit in the same tire next year.

C would like this one for Christmas.  Santa?

Relaxing.  Maybe Santa will bring us this big chair too.
Fair donuts.  You guys have been holding out on me!  (Actually, on second thought, I don't even like cake.  Do they have ice cream at this fair?)

You know it's been a good trip to the fairgrounds when you have to take a bath when you get home.


I think we may have gotten our moneys worth out of this costume.


Still attempting to catch up on posting some family pictures, mostly Hudson-he's so photogenic.
Learning to move.  He was actually stuck under this chair after scooting backward.  Everyone else was playing Uno and ignoring him.

Pretty boy.  Not sure if this hair bow was part of the outfit when Dad wore it, but it sure looks nice on this guy.  Only certain people can pull off this look.

C enjoying a hike at Pokagon as part of the Meyer-Seibert campout.


Ready for the big game.

A clearance find from last Halloween-Grandma added the heart special for me.

New trees.

Isabel wasn't much for smiling.  I think we interrupted her playing.  H however is always a ham.

Pumpkin carving.

Halloween dress-up opportunity #1.  The chef, lady bug, naked giraffe, naked unicorn, and potato farmer.

Dressing up again?

A trip to the corn maize.  It only took us an hour to walk through.  Good thing as we didn't bring along any snacks in case we got lost.

Playing in the leaves.

Of course this guy was excited.

Thanks Mr. Hank for sharing your leaf pile.

Giraffe #5.


Our airport shuttle bus driver.  He even provided front-door service.

First sucker.