Monday, October 31, 2011


Yes, this is the beginning stages of the ship....a Pirate Ship.

Scarlett wanted to be a pirate for Halloween so we all dressed up according to the demands of a 4 year old.

We will have to admit, we had a lot of fun doing it.

Ryan was the mastermind behind the ship although Jackson and Fred Allen helped.

Our church hosted a trick or treat for our community as an outreach.  We passed out candy to more then 3500 people and had so much fun doing it. 
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This Halloween all started around one little girl with a vision of a tutu and a pirate.

Hence, we have parrot, a pirate and Mr. Smeed

Of course the pirate called all the shots

And tried to tell Captain Hook to stay off of her ship

But to no avail, the pirate and parrot didn't want to stand in on a family portrait.  Either way, this family had a blast for Halloween.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011


Our lifegroup meets every Sunday night.  So for October, we decided to go bowling.  Usually we meet at Candy and Darren's but since they were out of town and just a few couples were able to meet we went "out."

The timing happened to be Halloween weekend.  So we dressed up to go bowling.  Can you guess what we are....

Dan and Paula decided to laugh at us all night as they opted out of the dress up night.

We have become good friends with these guys.  Troy and Rochelle have three boys and are so much fun.

Girls posing

Finally, caught up with my hunka hunka and striked a pose.

Brandi and I trying to be cool.

Trying to act like we are 20 and not admit our age.  We had so much fun and its great to get out for the night!!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Fun Fest

Scarlett goes to First Baptist Preschool Academy.

They were having a fun fest day and of course I got suckered into painting.

A few of Scarlett's friends in her class.

It was a "farm day" least she got the boots and hat going in the right direction.

Yes, Willow came and she was a bear....who knew that a day later I would find out that she had a double ear infection and bronchitis.  (hence the soother at this event)

Mommy's attempt at making  a butterfly on her face was a disaster..literally.

They had an art station, which Scarlett loves!!!

Scarlett's teacher, Ms. Radcliff is on the left, she is pregnant with her 5th child.

The line of kids lining up to get a hot mess on their face....i can barely draw a stick figure let alone a butterfly.

Daddy came too, later on in the morning to see the fun activities and help out with Willow for a little bit.

Later in the afternoon, we visited the Hair Gallery and they were giving away raffle baskets to donate locally for the Hospital.  That money goes towards women that can't afford a breast exam.  I actually won one of the had an awesome mac daddy flat iron.  As you can see, Scarlett was thrilled to be coloring on their floor.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pink Army Run

A few friends and I ran the Flagler Hospital Pink Army Run.

I actually pushed the girls and got my best stroller time.....just under 38 minutes for 3.1 miles.

The other Butler....who got these awesome shirts made to wear to the race.

of course, some of the kids had a fun day too.
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Monday, October 24, 2011


Fall sets into Florida and its breezy, cool and the perfect time to visit the Central Florida Zoo. 

Braeden came too....the girls adore him.

Of course, they have all these wonderful animals and our kids play tag.

Just trying to get one little family girl shot was quite the task.

Scarlett's attempt at planking.

Of course, again, we are at the zoo and the kids want to play at the "park" in the zoo.

Overall, we had a great day seeing on the animals.

and riding the train

and the carousal.

Willow bean was so fun, although I felt like I was going to throw up.

One of the only reasons I posted this picture was because it made me stop and think.  Take a look at the girl/mom behind me.  I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt and hope that she was taking a picture of her kid while on the ride.  I have to work hard not to let that little phone thingy get in the way of my parenting and loving on my kids.

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