Monday, March 31, 2014

Playing outside

We finally had a fairly warm day with little wind so the girls headed out to play.  We have struggled with the girls playing outside this year due to the frigid temps and high winds.  They have tried a couple times and their cheeks don't fair well even with scarves on.  This day was perfect!

See how high the drift is?  They thought it would make a perfect snow house!

But first they need to figure out how to get back up on the ridge!  LOL

Friday, March 28, 2014

The "M" buddies

You thought I was kidding didn't you?  It's a good thing Madalyn loves her and loves her cuddling :)  Getting her picture taken was another story ;)

"Ok, NOW you can take one Mommy!"

Marissa hard at work...being so diligent

"I'm not going to fall asleep Mommy!  But if I do, don't take a picture of me ok?"

About 10 minutes after I took this one, she was out :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Snow, Snow and more Snow

Last week we got a bunch of snow, although I have no clue how much.  It blew so hard we ended up with a lot of drifting.  It's hard to tell in the pictures but the drift at the end of the driveway is between my waist and shoulders in height...

Someone asked me the other day if anyone has been to look at the house...You wouldn't know it was for sale!  The only way you can see the sign is if you are in the house or the driveway.  Can't see it from the road at all!

I personally have never seen so much snow in the driveway before.

Of course under all this snow, was a layer of sheer ice.  So I kept getting stuck with the snow blower.  One of the times I was waiting for Doug's Dad to come give me a hand, I decided to make another trip out to the camper.  Granted I know it blew REALLY hard the night before but I was still shocked to find SNOW IN the camper :(
 There was quite the pile of snow under this window, but I cleaned it up before I thought to take pictures of it :(

So back to the dealer it went.  They can keep it till spring so we don't have to work around it with the snow.  The fridge never worked either so they have a couple things to look at on it.  Hopefully everything goes smoothly and they are able to get everything fixed.  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

More puppy pictures

More sleeping puppy pictures!  I'm trying to capture as many memories as I can through her growth period.  I don't want to miss anything :)

Look at her little tip on her tail!  One of my favorite parts.  I hope she keeps it :)

She loves this chair!  (So do I!)  

This pictures is from another day....her trusty spot with Madalyn :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Reading time

Getting back in the swing of things has been tougher than I thought!  But we are getting there.  The other day, the girls decided they were going to read.  It was so cute watching Marissa read to her sister!  I hope they always stay this close!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sleepy Baby :)

I know, I know!  Way too many puppy pictures!  
She sleeps so funny though!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Our original plan was to leave Louisiana on Tuesday morning for Virginia.  Everything in Louisiana was shut down Tuesday though due to ice.  So we decided to stay put for the day.  We headed out Tuesday night, drove till midnight or so and stopped at a truck stop to sleep.  We got up the next morning and got back on the road at a decent hour.  
We saw this on our way and the girls wanted me to take a picture of it.  It was huge! 
We saw a bunch of crosses on our trip too, but I never got a good picture of them.  There were always 3 of them, like the 3 on Calvary.  

We ended up at the RV resort in Virginia Thursday morning at 2 am.  After a slow morning, we headed to Caleb and Cristale's to see everyone that was home (Caleb had to work).  We saw them at Christmas, so it hasn't been forever, but I was still amazed how they fit right in together again.  Especially Madalyn and Casen.

I only got a few pictures of Arya...she was my buddy while we were there.  I didn't think she would remember be from Christmas just because of her age...she did :)  

Of course I didn't capture them, but she has the most amazing eyes ever!
The trip was way too short and we are looking forward to the next one!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sleepy time

I didn't worry about how the kids would sleep while we were gone, but I did wonder....more about Marissa than Madalyn.  Madalyn can sleep anywhere!  LOL  However, they did AMAZING!  They loved their bunk beds!!!  
You can't even tell Madalyn is in there!

 Molly was the only girl not sleeping...

Marissa, sleeping soundly, along with Chloe :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


It's been a while since the kids have seen each other....Joyanna was 3 months old actually and she turned 2 in December!  However, they picked up right where they left off and played like this was totally normal :)  

She kept standing in front of sticks, but the shots were too cute not to take!

This one makes me laugh every time!

She grew up so much!

Doug and Molly taking a nap...

The kids all came over to the camper so what was I to do?....feed them oreos of course! ;)

This is the "campsite" where we parked at Amanda's place.  This was actually on her grandma's property and I'm so thankful she let us park there!  It was a beautiful spot!

Joyanna kept dancing and spinning and wanted me to take pictures of it

Too cute!