Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Christmas Card That Wasn't ...

We had some photos done at one place (SALE!) but when I tried to scan them for the Christmas card there is an issue with the resolution so ... looks like there may not be a Christmas card this year ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Turning 8!

I figure a birthday milestone is a good time to get back on board here!
This princess wanted a gecko for her birthday ... I'm not good with reptiles (or rodents), but I did let her have a gecko ... for an hour ... on her birth DAY:

You are one brave and amazing kid!  We love you to the moon and beyond and more than you can ever know!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Final Competition of 2014

Cadence participated in a third and final gymnastics competition for the year.  Here she is rocking the bars, beam and floor ... I always miss the vault shot!

We are very proud of her accomplishments and progress this year!  And we are very happy that she has chosen to continue with the sport again next year.  She is beautiful to watch!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Season 'Opener'

It was no surprise, after our brutal winter, that pool opening day would be later than usual.  

Our pool girl hard at work!

First 'dip' ... 

Can you tell the heater has not yet been turned on?!

Heading out for a celebratory dinner

She sure is sassy!

Sipping on a root beer float didn't curb her appetite!

Monday, June 9, 2014

First Communion

Cadence officially made her first communion on Mother's Day.  It was a beautiful day shared with special friends and family. Thank you to everyone who travelled from near and far...we are so blessed!

A GREAT big thank you to Auntie Donna for bringing this dress all the way from Cadence's birthplace!

Opening a few gifts before mass.

This photo takes my breath away!

Bad mommy snuck a photo in church during the procession in ... forgive me!

Cadence with her Godparents

Cadence and her friend Amelia

Cadence and Baba

Cadence and Fr. Anthony

A family photo ... finally!

A 'mom' selfie ... these moms didn't get a day of rest ... they put together a fabulous lunch and dinner ... can't thank them enough!

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Cadence is ready and waiting to celebrate Liv's first communion too!
The only downer of the day ... we did not get a photo of the girls together in their dresses or with their lovely cake ... I'm slipping!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mothers and Daughters

This year we had the pleasure of being able to have Baba come for an extended Mother's Day weekend!
Lunch on King

In the BIG city

My Mother's Day treat to everyone

It's almost 'show' time selfie

Annual Mother's Day photo on the front lounge

Having a shirley at Shirley's!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Girl's Weekend!!!!

This year's annual Girl's Weekend took us back to the zoo.  With our FREE admission, we decided to check into the nearest motel for some extra fun ... bed jumping, snacking, movie watching, staying up WAY too late and a dip in the pool!

Pool Time!

One of the pandas here was a mere few weeks old and at the Chongqing Panda Zoo when we visited it with Cadence ... kinda cool! 
Here he is ... all grown up!
Tip:  When you go to the panda exhibit stay to the right and go to the lower level!

Up close and personal with the polars!

Showing her new tat!

He was all over her, but she was not interested!

Made for a GREAT photo op ... then I ran!

Another close encounter!

It was a perfect weekend ... there was something for everyone to enjoy!