Tuesday, October 27, 2009


My good friend Lilo was in town recently and we were able catch up over dinner. It was so good to see her! We have such fun reminiscing when we get together...it usually consists of us laughing over our days at Missouri Baptist or high school adventures. We always have a few good laughs. Here are a few pictures from our visit...of course, Ansley Harper was photographed. I know you're surprised!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Loving on Ansley

Tonight Jason was stealing kisses from Ansley and this is what I captured...

And...winding down with mommy :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch!

This past Sunday we spent the evening hanging out with my family. Mimi and BB brought stew over and Laura and Jason made grilled cheese sandwiches while the rest of us doted on Ansley. We tried to get a few pictures of Ansley in the pumpkin patch, but it was getting a little dark. I wish I had a video to show how crazy my mom was acting to try and get Ansley to smile before the sun went down...it was hilarious! Here are a few from the evening...

How cute is she?!

Monday, October 19, 2009


We had a fun time Saturday hanging out with Whitney and Ryan for the Mizzou game. Of course, little Ansley had to show some Mizzou spirit in her chearleading outfit for her die-hard Mizzou alumni family-Aunt Whitney and Uncle Ryan! This is all for them....

and two for me....:)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fun with Friends

Ansley and I had a playdate today with my good friend Jessica and her two little girls, Rhiannon and McKinzley. We had a great time catching up and watching our girls play together. Here are a few pictures from today (I definitely learned how hard it is to get 3 little girls to sit somewhat still for a photoop...impossible).


As most of you know, I dislike mornings unless I am cozied up in my bed...sleeping. However, life has changed a little since our Ansley Harper has arrived. Don't get me wrong she's a wonderful sleeper, but she likes 8 o'clock better than I do. This morning I woke up to the adorable sound of her talking and playing. Somehow, she makes mornings more enjoyable. I will download the video so you can hear for yourself. This is just a tidbit of this morning's conversations.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Crash Boom Bang :(

Those were the awful sounds I heard this morning as I was heading out of the garage right into my mom's van. It hasn't been an uneventful day, that's for sure! Not good news for my little Rav-4, but it will live. My mom's Previa...well, let's just say...you can't really tell there's that much damage. It's seen better days...about 15 years ago! Anyways, I can officially say that my Yota is broken in and I'm not happy about it!

Not only did I hit my mom's car, but I didn't get to love on my Little Bit before leaving this morning...she was still snoozing. How did I get so blessed to have a 12 hour a night sleeper?! I'm not complaining...Thank you Lord! Hopefully the rest of this day will start looking up :)!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fun times in Chicago

We traveled to Chicago for the marathon, but there was plenty of fun in between. What's a weekend getaway without some great shopping and yummy food?! I was able to get to the Children's Place and Baby Gap for little Ansley Harper, Ikea for my home decor cravings, and we ate at some really great places (Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Giordano's, and Sorento's). Ahhh...the joys of getaways. The problem is, waiting for the next adventure!

Here are a few pictures from our sightseeing in Chicago!

Hooray for my little hubby!!!!

Jason and the rest of the crew did an extraordinary job running this weekend! They all finished with great times (Jason ran a 3:49...hours that is), Whitney and Lindsey ran their first marathon, and Mark qualified for Boston! Yippee! It was such a huge accomplishment for all of the runners...I definitely applaud them for their discipline in training for it and the perserverance it took to make it through. Needless to say, Jason truly inspires me and I am extremely proud to call him my husband!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Well, we are finally settling in at our hotel here in Chicago. Jason will be running his 3rd Chicago marathon on Sunday morning with Mark Anderson, Mark Coots, Ryan, Whitney, and Lindsey. What a fun trip it has already been! We rode with the Andersons up here...I just love them! They are such a sweet family and I think I could talk with Mrs. Karen about anything! Ryan flew in from Atlanta (he had a work trip) to meet us here in Chicago. However, it didn't really go as planned for him (he flew into Midway instead of O'Hare) and it turned out it was Jason's fault! He finally made it here with a few funny stories to talk about. It is just hilarious to hear about it all. Poor Ryan!
I'll keep you posted until our next adventure here in Chicago.