Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Various things...

Anna in her trick or treat outfit. I asked her to pose for a picture so I could send it to my mom today and she was so cooperative!! I loved her smile in this one! A friend of mine got Anna a princess wand and halo for her birthday. Anna was being silly one morning last week playing and let me get some pictures of her. She's been so into the Disney Princesses lately! You can see in the picture that she had on her princess nightgown (with pants underneath b/c it was chilly on the morning we took this).
More of princess Anna!
Anna with her cousin Sarah and one of Sarah's friends. They got to play together a couple of weeks ago while we were visiting at Mamaw & Papaw's house. I forgot to include it in one of my other posts and thought it was cute. Sarah is so sweet to Anna but we don't get to see much of her since she lives out of town. Anna thinks she is great though!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fun at Grandma's!

Anna stayed with my mom on Saturday night while Jonathan and I were away in the mountains. She had lots of fun with Grandma and her Mamaw & Papaw got to join in on the fun too. Saturday morning Grandma & Mamaw took Anna to the pumpkin patch, the park and then lunch (where they met Papaw) at Chick-fil-A. The afternoon was filled with lots more playing at Grandma's and another trip to the park on Sunday before we came back. Mom said Anna was perfect while we were gone. While I find perfect hard to believe, I do think they had a great time! Anna got to pick out her own pumpkin to bring home from the pumpkin patch--here it is!
This one is a little to big for me!
Mom had lots of new toys for Anna to play with including this tea set (the tea pot plays "I'm a little tea pot"--too cute) and a doggy doctor playdough set. Spoiled by Grandma!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mountain Get A Way

Jonathan and I had the opportunity this weekend to spend a night away in the mountains. We stayed in a little red cabin in the NC mountains between Franklin & Highlands. It was a simple cabin but the property and the view were absolutely beautiful! The front porch was full of rocking chairs where you could sit and enjoy the view of the mountains and Christmas tree farms. Near the creek there was a hammock that we enjoyed relaxing in. The leaves have started to change and everywhere you looked were beautiful orange, yellow and red leaves. On Saturday afternoon we drove into Highlands and stopped at two waterfalls on the way. Jonathan and I love waterfalls and like to hike to them whenever we have the chance to go to the mountains. The two we saw were visible from the road but the walks to them didn't look up our speed (down a steep, rocky bank). We just enjoyed taking some pictures this time. The mountains are so breath-taking and peaceful and full of God's glory!The cabin where we stayed.
The view from the front porch.
A view from just up the road of the pretty mountains and Christmas trees!
Jonny in the hammock next to the creek.
We didn't have anyone to take a picture of the two of us so we held the camera as far out in front of us as our arms would reach!
Cullasaja Falls
The name of this waterfall is Bust Your Butt Falls. When we went to look at this one some parents were letting their kids climb on the rocks and wade at the bottom. We overheard someone saying that their child fell in. Another person said, "Guess that's why they call it bust your butt falls". Guess you had to be there--but we thought it was pretty funny!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Anna and I went to my mom's for part of the weekend to celebrate her birthday. Jonathan was busy at home with basketball practice and Abby (my sister-in-law) was out of town for work so they didn't get to join in on the celebration. My brother, Kevin, and Anna and I took her out to dinner for Italian food on Friday night and then went out again for lunch (Mexican) on Saturday before Anna and I came home. We had a fun weekend!! Happy birthday again mom--love you!