Family Pictures- Fall 2016


Before we get to the pictures, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my sweet husband.  Happy 31st Birthday Greg!  Carson and I love you and hope you enjoy your special day.  Lots of celebrating is in order today. 

We took family pictures back in the spring and we loved them!  Our friend Gia took them and we could not wait for her to take some more.  Greg and I both love fall and so fall seemed like a great time to take round 2.  We could not love these pictures more and we are having the hardest time picking a favorite.  We encourage you to check out Lister Photography.  I promise you won't regret it.




 I'm pretty sure this was right before he ate a leaf or two or three. 

 That face!  These two are buddies. 

 I got you Mommy. 

 Don't look at me.  She did it. 



 There there Daddy. 
 Mom, it's time for a pumpkin roll. 
 I'm coming for you Mrs. Gia!

What's Up Wednesday: October Edition


It's What's Up Wednesday which means it is the last Wednesday of October.  We are in Holiday Season people.  I can't believe it.  
I'm linking up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer today.  Every month we answer these questions and one bonus question. 
Here we go...

What We're Eating This Week...
Monday and Tuesday we had leftovers from the weekend.
Tonight we are having Italian at church.
Tomorrow night we are eating out for Greg's Birthday
Friday night is Pizza at our Pumpkin Carving Party

What I'm Reminiscing About...


 Where did my tiny little 6 pounder go?  I can't believe we are just weeks away from his 1st Birthday Party!

What I'm Loving...
I'm going to share a lot more tomorrow, but I'm loving our new family pictures done by our friend Gia of Lister Photography.




What We've Been Up To...
We have been enjoying some fall favorites.  We had a great time this past weekend going to the fair and our Harvest Festival at church.  


What I'm Dreading...
I'm dreading the outcome of this election.  I'm ready for this season to be over with but I'm not sure I'm ready for the outcome.  

What I'm Working On...
 I'm working on birthday party planning, craft making for the Craft & Bake Sale on November 5th, and trying to talk to all of my friends about my new Rodan + Fields Business.  I'm having another launch party on November 7th, let me know if you would like to come. 

What I'm Excited About...
We are having our Pumpkin Carving Party this Friday with our Middle School Small Group.  I'm excited to see how creative they are.  
What I'm Watching/Reading...
 It seems like all I ever see on my TV is political ads.  Make it stop.  I have a feeling there will be a lot of this on our TV these next few days.
We are pulling for the Cubs!

I'm also watching through Gilmore Girls again in preparation for this!


What I'm Listening To...
 In a few days I will be able to justify listening to this and lots of this...
In the meantime I have been listening to a lot of this.  
What I'm Wearing...
Nothing new really.  I did wear these boots in our family pictures.  They are so comfortable.  I may have to order another pair soon.
What I'm Doing This Weekend...
 I have been so busy these last few weeks.  I'm looking forward to a lazy weekend at home.  Bring on the 24/7 pajamas.  

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...
My little 11 month old will be ONE next month.  I can't believe it.  We are busy working on birthday celebrations.  This year has flown by.
What Else Is New...
 Not much.  We are getting excited for all of our Holiday traditions coming up.  

Bonus: What is your favorite Halloween memory/picture/tradition? 
We never were big on Halloween growing up.  My favorite thing was always the candy corn and watching Charlie Brown: The Great Pumpkin.  

Carson is a fan of The Great Pumpkin himself.

 Not to mention he makes a great Mario!

Have a great rest of your week everyone! 

Carson the 11 Month Old


We now have an 11 month old in our house.  I'm not sure how that happened.  The birthday party planning is in full swing and that seems crazy to me.  

Carson is the happiest little guy I know.  He is into everything.  He is a pro at walking with assistance but as soon as you let go he sits down.  He will eat anything you put in front of him and often wants more.  He is slowly saying peace out to his bottles.  He just wants milk in a sippy cup.  

He likes to pull the pots and the pans out of the cabinets and play in our Amazon boxes.  He has four teeth and has three more that are about to come through any day. 

He is weighing in at 22.8 pounds.  He wears 9-12 month clothes but I don't know how much longer we have in those.  He likes to say Dada, Mama, Baba, and woah.  He can sign all done, more, stop and he is working on please and thank you.  

He is such a fun little guy and his personality is blooming more and more.  




We clearly have to work on being gentle with this little guy.  
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You can look at the other months of Carson below.