Monday, November 30, 2009

Jess's Baby Shower

Ryan's cousin Travis married Jess... She is so sweet and just so kind. She is due to have a baby around Jan. 5ish.

We adventured to her baby shower with both kids and it went pretty good.

Her adorable belly!

The cupcakes!

The wonderful presents!

Opening up gifts!
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Everything at the shower was so yummy, and its always nice to catch up with everyone. Andrea baney was there too and i just miss her seeing her and talking with her.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey day has arrived and we were off to church in the morning.

The girls all dressed up ready for church.


Scarlett kissin on sissy

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We went to the Butler side at noon for Thanksgiving! It was so nice to catch up with everyone, especially Amanda and Greg who were here before the give birth to their little baby sometime in late Dec or early jan.... we wish them God's blessings as they deliver a baby and then send daddy off to serve with our troops. I will post an address to where you can send him cards, treats and gifts as soon i get it.

Us girls just hanging out and relaxing..reading the ads and everything else that comes along with thanksgiving.

jenny was probably one of the only ones to really hold Willow...she was either sleeping or eating and such a good baby that day!!

After the butler's we went to my grandma Hartzlers for dinner!

If anyone (joy) or anyone else has pictures from Thanksgiving, i would love some, I have absolutely no pictures of the girls in their matching outfits...AHHHH, this is not good, this is bad, i can't believe it!

Thanksgiving night was a night that i look forward to from one year to the next and i am using that as an excuse to my limited pictures.

My sisters and i, and who ever other nut cases want to join us.. we usually adventure to the Prime outlets to wait in line for 15$... yep, thats right 15$. So in the freezing cold, we stand outside for a mere 4 hours and then we shop all night. Except this year was different, at least for me. I am breastfeeding, so curt if you are reading this, you may want to stop, as this may continue to disgust you.

So, willow hasn't been taking a bottle very good at this point, so we thought what better night to practice before my surgery then now. SOOO, daddy dadcare opened for the night. I was kidless for a serious 9 hours!! I know sit down as this gets better. So we waited in line from 7 unti about 10, which at that point, we were freezing, we were crazy and we were super excited because we were on channel 5 news....YEP, you know a celebrity. I would have signed autographs but we were so cold we couldn't find our fingers.

After getting our 15$ at 1100 pm, we rushed to all the stores and had a grand ol time. called Ryan and he said, willow took a bottle! HIP HOORAY, i can shop longer! OH yah, every three hours, i went out to the freezing car and my freezing pump... yes, i think my pump was talking to me at 2:00 in the morning. By 3 in the morning, i went back to the house, slept for about 2 hours, fed willow at 4 and was out the door by 445 so that i could meet my sisters who had been shopping all night in Orrville. We were off to Canton! We were back home by 10:00 the next morning.

Love these nights, love these moments, if only i could freeze them in a bottle and remember them like it was yesterday. Love the fact that my sisters are awesome, and my sister in law on my side fits in like a glove. (although love my sister in law from my hubbys side too) Oh, and i can't leave out my brother in law, who just goes along with the flow and let us girls run around with our heads cut off... that was our van load, our fun van load... and you know I think i got the best deal of the night...spending time with family that sometimes people take for granted and they don't realize it until they move away like we have and you have to cherish every last minute you can when you are with them.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scarlett's Day out

So before mommys surgery and before daddy leaves for over two weeks, we decided to take Scarlett out for her birthday and for just a "day out." When we get back to florida, we won't have to many of these, ok, .... we probably won't have one of these. So we decided to take advantage of the grandparents and go out.

We went to lunch at Applebees!


Scarlett and daddy

Then we took Scarlett to skateland.... she loved it! She even got to wear her new helmet and gear so that if she fell she would be ok... she only fell about once and loved that too!



We had so much fun but we were ready to get back and see if little Willow missed us!
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Scarlett loved playing the games too after skating.


Her and daddy loved anything to do when they could throw the balls.


By game 4, she finally caught on to the "tickets" and she decided that every game just didn't quite give her enough, so she always checked the slot that they came out of to see if she could "see" or "get" anymore tickets.


Here is a picture of Scarlett and her tickets...she didn't want to CASH them in for a lollipop, she wanted the tickets. Yep, we payed 5$ for paper tickets...lovely
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Round 2 for Scarlett

Yes, we celebrated a birthday party for Scarlett in Florida and also in ohio this year. She adores her cousins and so we had a combined birthday party with Tagen her cousin. THe boys wore camo and the girls wore bright Mexican colors in honor of Dora.

Happy 6th Birthday Tagen and Happy 3rd Birthday Scarlett.


Singing happy birthday to the kids!


All the girls at the party!


We did the pinata and we took it downstairs in the basement for the kids to break open the real way...with a bat!!
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Little Willow is getting so spoiled in ohio which is a good thing especially by grandparents. Pappaw is holding her and she was just loving it.


Scarlett opening her gifts.

Scarlett got her helmet that we really needed for her to go skating, riding bike and for other things.

i just love this picture of my husband and his smile...isn't he a hunka hunka
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Trying to teach your daughter manners can be a little challenging but glad to see that she went up to grandpa and grandma hartzler and thanked them for her gift.


Tagen opening up with gifts.


Things were a little intense with this gift as everyone wanted to get their hands on it...

We were going to have the party at the school house and then Doug/Joanna mentioned having it with Tagen at their we all trucked in on them, so thank you to the Ingolds for opening up your house.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Just hangin around

Leslie had her baby Morgan a day before Willow was born. She stopped over at the OSU michigan game and for some reason i didn't take a lot of pictures.


Scarlett loved playing with all the kids that stopped out for the game.

Daddy and his sleepovers. Daddy loves building up a pile of blankets and pillows and having family fun night. Not sure if its because
- he can fall asleep
- he wants to teach Scarlett the importance of laying around
- he wants to show scarlett how to make the best way to pile blankets
- he wants them to fall asleep so he can fall asleep...wait, i already mentioned that

oh, well, daddy and his girls vegging out in ohio watching some kids stuff on tv
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ingold Christmas

This year it was decided that we would go to Columbus to celebrate our extended Ingold Christmas. What a great idea and a fun time we had. We stayed in a hotel with a big ol pool that was heated and nice rooms. We had the meeting room reserved for the weekend so we hung out in there most of the weekend as well.

This is our little diva girls Tori and Megan with Scarlett.


Family eating our wonderful meal that was mostly cooked by our Uncle John.


Cousin Chris and Uncle Dale serving up some drinks.


Uncle John himself who lives in Columbus, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the hotel.
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The food table which was super yummy!!


The kids opening up gifts!

Everyone swimming in the pool.


Daddy and Scarlett having so much fun.

It was the weekend of the Michigan game so Ryan came down on Friday night and then left late to go back home. We just made it to the opening of the Michigan vs. Ohio State football game.

Friday before we went to the hotel, my sisters and I went shopping. We visited a handful of consignment stores around the Columbus area... we still think Canton and Medina beat out those stores!

Also, Friday night after shopping and before the hotel, I went to visit Alex with the girls. We had a great time but I didn't take any pictures...i already felt like a super old sister so i didn't want to look any more nerdier than i already was taking goofy pictures. Scarlett couldn't figure out where Nana was when we went to see Uncle Alex. She finally figured out and then when we were at Nana's house later in the week, she said "nana, Uncle ALex doesn't live here." I think she thought everyone else should know!
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