Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up: Birthday Parties and Deer Meat

I am back with a long over-due installment of Weekend Wrap-Up.

(I won't bore you with my promises of getting back on the blogging band wagon and blah blah blah...but I am trying, people!)

Friday night, we went to dinner with some friends. They always ask us to dinner, but they eat so early compared to us; I am talking 6pm early. We usually don't have it together to go out to dinner that early, but Friday night, we made it happen! :)

After dinner, we went to Target to shop for our angel tree child. Travis and I always worry about whether we are raising the girls to have a giving heart. It's hard to help them understand just how blessed they are and that every child isn't as fortunate as they are. So, to help instill a little of that during this season of thanks and giving, we decided to make sure a child feels as happy and blessed as they do on Christmas morning. We chose a little boy and HOW MUCH FUN did we have shopping for boy things!? Travis went nuts in the race car and nerf gun isles. It was a wonderful night and I am happy to say, the girls didn't ask for a single thing for themselves.

Saturday, we spent the day taking the girls to birthday parties. Emma went to Claire's Cookie decorating party. She had so much fun and it was such a cute little party!

Catherine had a Princess Party at Monkey house complete with face painting. To say this child was happy, is an understatement. Oh...and she got these sweet glasses with a nose and mustache.

Hannah spent the day hanging out with Travis. At one point, she even set up a "salon" and fixed his hair. (No pictures, sorry!) But, I did snap a picture of Gus dressed up thanks to Hannah.

During the week, we always have pretty quick meals. So, on Saturday nights, I try to cook something a little more involved...and usually southern fried. Travis killed two deer so far this year, so I cooked some of that with mashed potates, gravy, corn on the cob and biscuts. MMMM!

Sunday was church, laundry and house cleaning day. It was a fairly uneventful weekend, but it was a good one! We are so looking forward to Thanksgiving and time with our family.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Band of Misfits

Across the tide of Beaver Lake, a pirate ship was spotted. There were three terribly beautiful pirates aboard the ship, waiting to loot Northwest Arkansas of all it's candy.

These pirates were so fierce that they even brawled with each other!

The oldest pirate and captain of the ship was Hook-Hand Emma. Story has it she lost that hand in a brawl over the last roll of chevron ribbon at Hobby Lobby.

Next in command was Sword-Swingin' Hannah. She is known for captivating her victims with her dimples and surprising them with a QUICK swing of her sword...and off with their hair!

The youngest, but fiercest pirate, on the ship was Catherine the Courageous and her vicious parrot, Perry. Perry and Catherine were known for one thing...stealing the last piece of gum from any purse they could find!

These three pirates came to our house.

They conquered and pillaged all the candy from the neighborhood.

Then, just as quickly as they came, they were in the bunks with nothing but an "ARRRRGH!" as they drifted off...to sleep!