Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Remember Us?

I really think that it may be time for an update! Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. I did a marathon of posting below so keep scrolling down to see what has happened in our little world since August! Yelp that is right August! I am so ashamed of myself! I really have a good excuse and it is called Touchdown Sally's! And now thankfully it is out of my life! We sold it back in December and it was like the world had been lifted. Just in case you are wondering the world of the restaurant business is crazy and so much work. Part of owning your own business is that you do not get a break from it ever. We were lucky to have an awesome partner. But I am happy to be done with that part of my life. I didn't want it to begin with and so letting it go was so easy for me! We owned it for 15 months and it honestly felt like we had owned it for 15 years! So now onto new chapters in our lives. I have gone back to work full time and am still trying to decide what to do about Whimsy Tin. I love to paint but last year I painted so much that it became more of a chore for me. I got to a point where I just packed my paint brushes away because I really didn't have any desire to ever paint again. I am back to a point where I want to paint again and have done a few things recently. But hopefully I will be a better blogger. Evan is about to turn 6! Crazy! So will have his birthday to blog about here pretty soon!

Christmas 2010

I have to say Christmas this year was so fun! The kids are really into Santa and watching them get so excited with every present that they opened was priceless! They both got lots of goodies. The holidays this year were hard since it was the first without my Granny. For 33 years I have gone to her house for Christmas Eve we all looked forward to her yummy ham that she cooked every year! My mom did her best with our ham this year but you know it is not ever the same! I guess we look forward to new traditions! We have started to have Christmas with my parents at the lake! We all spend the night. Dad cooks steak for dinner and then a huge breakfast the next morning. It is fun to all be together there!

Uncle Drew is getting married!

We are so excited that Drew proposed to Britton around Thanksgiving! Evan and Lillie love her and already call her Aunt Britton. They are getting married in April so we are about to be busy with all the wedding fun!

Thanksgiving Feast!

The kindergarten class gets to have a Thanksgiving feast for their snack time the week of Thanksgiving. All the kids made outfits to dress up in and each class brings their own snack to share for the feast!

Christmas in Branson

My mom and I took the kids to Branson at the beginning of November. We went to Silver Dollar City for a day and then spent a day shopping and riding the Polar Express. The kids had a blast and mom and I did too!

Halloween 2010!

Here are a few pics from Halloween! Evan was Ironman and Lillie was a rock star. Lillie had a party at preschool and then the entire preschool goes trick or treating to some of the downtown businesses. For Halloween night we trick or treated with our good friends in their neighborhood. We go on a hayride around the neighborhood trick or treating with a bunch of our friends and it is always lots of fun for the kids and the adults!

Pumpkin Patch Trips!

Both of the kids went on their first class field trips to a pumpkin patch. Lillie's class went to Mary's pumpkin patch in our hometown. It is small but really neat. They had lots of stuff for the kids to play on and they have a little town in the woods that has a maze and a huge tree house.

Evan was super excited about his field trip because it was his first time to get to ride the school bus!! In fact I really think that most of the kids were more excited about riding the school bus than the actually pumpkin patch! The pumpkin patch that Evan went to was at Family Farm in Malvern and I have to say it will be a place that we will go to every year. They had tons of stuff for the kids and Mrs. May the owner told the kids about pilgrims and Indians out by the giant tee pee! Such a neat place!

Soccer 2010!

This fall both of the kids got to play soccer. This is the only year that they will ever get to play on a team together and it was so nice to have them on the same team! This is the same team that Evan played on last year and I am amazed at how much all of the little players have improved. Their coaches were awesome and were so patient with Lillie! Our team won every game and I think that Evan even came away knowing a bit about how to actually play the game!

Lillie's 1st day of Preschool!

Lillie started preschool back in the fall! So sad that my last little baby is old enough to be in preschool. Sadly this is the only picture that I had of her from her first day. She has the same teacher that Evan had for the past two years. So her first day she walked right and started playing with her new friends.

Lillie is 4!!!!

Way back on September 13th my sweet baby girl turned 4! We had a very small birthday for her over at my parent's lakehouse. It was so much fun! We invited our closest friends to come celebrate with us for her special day. Lillie wanted a mermaid party so that is what she had. My wonderfriend Anita from A Piece of Pope made her invitations and the little thank you tags! We grilled burgers and hot dogs and had some yummy cake that my mom made for the special little