Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Pictures at Waveland

I made sure I put the 4 sibling pictures in a row for you. They're classics. There's even a bride and groom in the background :)

So our very creative RS posed an option for families. Everyone that wants to, show up at Waveland Park and we'll all take each other's family pictures. It was a great idea! Here's what we could come up with this early in the morning!

Friday, July 29, 2011


It's just a really cute picture of Elizabeth and her snuggle moment

Monday, July 18, 2011

Christian's 4th of July Party

A very wonderful family in Dallas hosted a group at their home. It looks like they enjoyed themselves on a "day off" :

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hey World, I'm 3 Months old!!

Paddle Boat Mischief

One of our outings with the cousins (Menzies) was Jacobson Park's paddle boats. I have a couple videos to show the water fun:
In one boat (Red) there was Becky, Christina and Grace
In another (blue) there was Thomas, Wayne and Wesley
and in the Third boat (Blue) there was Lauren, Caroline and Kathryn

Kathryn and Elizabeth talking about important things

Pool Pals

Elizabeth and Annie Millar hanging out for a bit today!!

They were so cute. . .

Peach Pie

I tried to make my first peach pie ever. It was delicious and not helpful in my weight loss goals!!!
Thank you "Southern Living" magazine for this gem:

Brown Sugar -Cinnamon Peach Pie

(I made my own crust)
8 large fresh, firm, ripe peaches (about 4 pounds)
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg-beaten
1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 425
peel peaches and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices and cut slices in half
Stir together: brown sugar, granulated sugar, Cinnamon, salt, butter and 1/4 cup flour
Add Peaches.
Stir to coat peaches.
Immediately spoon peach mixture into piecrust in pie plate.
Carefully place top layer of piecrust on top and seal edges.
Brush top with eggs and sprinkle with sugar
Freeze pie for 15 mins. Meanwhile, heat a jelly-roll pan in oven 10 mins
Place pie on hot jelly-roll pan.
Bake at 425 on lower oven rack for 15 mins
Bake at 375 for 40 mins
Cover loosely with aluminum foil (to not over brown pie) and bake 25 more mins
Transfer to wire rack and cool 2 hours before serving (if you can wait that long!)

The Ferry Ride on the KY River

The Ferry at Tates Creek on the Kentucky River is the oldest running business in Kentucky.

Lauren is at the Watermarks for the flooding down there. The floods from last spring aren't up yet but they were about 2 feet shy of the highest mark and caused many homes and a church to be condemned.

Menzie Visit

Over the weekend we got to spend time with our cousins. Mom's sister, Becky and her husband and kiddos came for a visit at the tail end of their marathon cross country "vacation". We are in awe at their travel skills!

We ate well, visited and created plenty of fun and chaos.

We saw the countryside, the Kentucky River, Keenland and an inferno of a BBQ creation in our own backyard.

And only one had the same expression the whole time. . .

We tried for a group cousin photo and this is about half of them.

A Crazy Group. . .

A very fun group!!!!!!!

can you ever have too much fun? We think not!