Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day Zoe!!

Today we are celebrating a very special day in our family!  Happy Gotcha Day Zoe girl! It's so hard to believe that it's been one year since we scooped her up at that orphanage and never took her back!  We love this little girl so very much!  A good friend of ours made a video for us to celebrate and remember Zoe's story.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hoosier Hysteria!

We went on a little weekend getaway to Bloomington with friends this weekend for Hoosier Hysteria! Here is our weekend in pictures...
The kids and I in our IU gear before we left...
All 4 kiddos at the bookstore- too cute :)
Waiting for it to start!
Zoe LOVES Nolan!!
Swimming at the hotel!
Zoe loves "SIMMIN"
And of course, we had to stop at Taylor University on the way home for old time's sake- the kids with their babysitter Ashley who is a freshman at Taylor!
So cool to share all our memories of Taylor with the kids- and the campus is beautiful this time of year!
College seems far away for them now, but I know it will go way too fast and in a BLINK of an eye we will be visiting them at college..  

We had a great weekend away with friends!  Now to get ready for a week of Gotcha Day and 2nd birthday celebrations for our little princess!  Bring on the fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just a few Instagram pictures....

Here are a few of my favorite pictures I've taken with my phone over the last few weeks.....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Fall Afternoon at the Park!

One day last week we took a little trip to the park!  Oh how I love the fall!  And these precious kiddos! 


Happy Fall! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Disney Vacation!

Well, yet again I've let WAY too much time pass between blog posts!  The last 6 weeks or so have been crazy busy around here!  Evan started preschool (and is LOVING it), we finished off Evan's Upwards soccer season, and we took a trip to DisneyWorld among many other things!  We had a blast! This was our first REAL vacation (besides the weekend getaways we've taken here and there) as a family of four and we enjoyed ourselves so much.  I took around 500 pictures while we were there, but here are a few of my favorites....
Chef Mickey's
Parade at Magic Kingdom- any guesses who he is going to be for Halloween?!?
Evan's first experience meeting a character- Zoe was less than thrilled!

The Dumbo ride!  Zoe can't stop talking about it- definitely her favorite!

Waiting for the Dumbo ride!
First day- all ready for Magic Kingdom!
The girls :)
Playing on the beach waiting for the fireworks!
My boys!
Zoe and I napped one afternoon while the boys swam- HEAVEN.ON.EARTH!
The Incredibles- the posing was all Evan's idea!
Lightning McQueen and TowMater!
Finding Nemo splash pad at our resort- both kids loved it but ZOE couldn't get enough!
Kisses from Ariel- he had the lipstick marks on his cheek to prove it!
Cinderella ("Rella") was finally able to break through Zoe's fear!!
Watching the fishies in the Finding Nemo aquariums and cheesing it up!
Sibling love at Clearwater beach :)
Giggling when the waves come splashing over them.  Their first beach experience!
Our little family- after the rain shower- my hair looks terrible!
Zoe also let Winnie the Pooh get close to her!!
After the Dumbo ride!  

This past weekend was the Apple Festival and we also had family pictures taken!  I will try and post some more pictures soon!  We are LOVING this fall-ish weather and trying to take in as many fun family activities as we can!