Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Our family certainly has so much to be thankful for this year (and always, really). Hoping each of you will take the time to thank God for all you have been blessed with because so many are not as fortunate to have families that love them, friends to call upon, warm homes to snuggle up in, an abundance of food or jobs to provide for themselves. Things may not always be great, but we are always more blessed than we may realize!

Our Little Turkey

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Middle TN Fun

A few weekends ago, we traveled to Nashville to visit Brooke and check out her new townhouse. (Which is so cute!) This was Anna Ruth's longest car trip to date. I'm not going to lie, the ride down was not very pleasant! My child hates her carseat and being confined in any way. (I think this holds true for most toddlers.) However, the trip back was wayyyy more manageable! It makes me not so nervous about our holiday travels.

Brooke blessed Clint and me in the biggest way anyone of a small child could...she watched Anna Ruth while we went out on our own. And I mean all day and all night on Saturday. She pretty much qualifies for sainthood in our book now! Clint and I had such a nice time exploring around Brentwood and Franklin in the morning and downtown Nashville that night. We felt like we were back in college. We love you Aunt Brooke!
On the way back home Sunday we decided to make a small detour to Murfreesboro. (AR was behaving so we took our chances!) We wanted to see the new buildings on campus and introduce Anna Ruth to a very special place. We can't wait to tell her all about how Mommy and Daddy met at MTSU and how much we loved our time in the 'Boro. We stopped to pick up lunch and had a picnic on campus.

I also feel the need to give props to our other passenger. We took Chloe with us and she is a dream traveler. There was even one point where we thought we forgot her back at a gas station simply because she was so quiet... turns out she had hidden in the floor board to avoid books being thrown at her head by a certain 1 year old who enjoys that kind of entertainment. We started her on the road very early on when we lived in Clarksville and were keeping I-40 in business. Chloe Belle, you get no recognition anymore but we do still love you!!

It was a quick trip but was positively worth the drive!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Halloween

This year Anna Ruth was old enough for us to dress her up and start her on some Halloween fun. The Sunday before Halloween we all went to out church's Trunk or Treat. She wore a ladybug costume that I found at a garage sale for $1! It was perfect because the temperature wasn't too cold. On Halloween we put her in a sweet lamb costume that my friend Katelyn let us use. We weren't sure if she would keep the head part on but she made it around to our neighbors before ripping it off! Clint and I took her to some of our neighbors to show her off (she LOVES our neighbor Joyce who feels like part of our family). Then we went home to wait for our trick or treaters or "trick treats" as Anna Ruth kept saying. By far her favorite part was seeing all the kids coming to our door. She got very excited every time, it was so cute!