Friday, November 29, 2013

Deck the Halls!

Aunt Marie is here spending the weekend with us.  The kids love having Aunt Marie here and we are having a great time!  We decorated the house for Christmas today.  We are ready for the Christmas season!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a great Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving happened to fall on Grandma's birthday this year so in addition to our traditional Thanksgiving festivities, we also had a birthday celebration for Grandma.  So thankful for my family.  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Preschool Thanksgiving

 Rayna had a special thanksgiving lunch at her preschool today.  Nana, Aaron, and I got to go have lunch with her.  She was so excited about her "special day." 

Sunday, November 24, 2013


These buddies are growing up way too fast!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nine Years

I love you more and more everyday, Brian Hines!  We have been through so much in the last nine years.  I can't imagine doing life with anyone else!  Happy Anniversary! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

17 Months

 Our boy is 17 months old.  The biggest change we have seen in him this month is that he has finally started saying a couple of words and using a couple of signs.  He is now signing "more" and "eat" and he's saying "baa" (bath), "dada," and "ball."  He's only saying a couple of words, but he understands SO much!  He follows directions and still loves playing with his sisters.  He loves when they come home from school.  We love our Aaron!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Helping Daddy Cut the Grass

 Everybody loves to help Daddy cut the grass!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Birthday Buddies

 For those of you who have not heard this story....  When I was pregnant with Aaron, my friend Kenna and I shared the same due date.  My Aaron, however, was a scheduled c-section so we were planning on meeting him a week earlier than Kenna's baby.  The morning of my C-section I arrived at 5:30AM and a nurse came in the room and said, "you have a friend here."  I was really confused.  Who was there to see me at 5:30 in the morning?  Then it dawned on me.  Kenna must have been in labor!  She had a baby boy the very same day we had Aaron!

It has been so fun to watch these two develop together.  I got to babysit Nolan today and they were so much fun!  They are doing a lot of the same things, saying the same things, playing the same way, etc.  So fun to see them together!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fashion Designer

Me:  Molly, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Molly:  A fashion designer!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Our Four-Year-Old

 Still in shock that our baby girl is four.  She is such a mess--but a sweet mess!  Her school is not a uniform school, but the last two days she has wanted to wear a uniform just like Sissy.  So my child that doesn't want to wear a uniform has to wear one and my child that doesn't have to wear a uniform wants to wear one.  Go figure!  We love our four-year-old!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Birthday to Rayna!

Four years ago, we welcomed our precious Rayna into our family.  She is our Ray of sunshine and we can't imagine our lives without her!

Rayna had a great time celebrating her fourth birthday.  This morning her teacher called her to sing happy birthday.  She was thrilled!  Then this evening, the Newmans and Nana came over for dinner.  Ms Becky made Rayna and adorable cake!  We are so blessed by the life of our sweet Rayna!

Happy Birthday, Ray Ray!