Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
We and many of our friends have had an 18 or 19 year tradition.
The tradition is playing football first thing in the morning on the Thursday that celebrates the Pilgrims and their landing on Plymouth Rock.
This game has been played by the founders for many many years, but lucky for us they have extended it to others along the way.
There have been Pastors, Carpenters, Pilots, Lawyers, Accountants, Teachers, CIA Agents, Realtors, Mothers, Fathers, Husbands, Wives, Brothers and Friends, Penn State Alumni, Texans, Irish, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Atheist who have participated in this tradition.
Each year there have been play after play that have come from secret play lists and viewed by watching several game tapes from secret societies. The "W" or the "Tree" is called out from the huddle on any given game day.
The game goes by for two or so hours, but the soreness goes on for days. But who cares when the rush of the game, the smell of the crisp morning air and the fans from the side lines cheer you on.
The Game Day.

Here is the game 2010. On a new field with some new faces.

The fans.

The game is now over, but there is whispers of another one in the month of December. Stay tuned for those of you who couldn't make this game. You were missed.

I love the game of football on Thanksgiving day. Now that I am a momma I do miss catching the ball thrown by my QB1 hubs or snatching the flag off the tail of a competitive female which will go unnamed (she knows who she is).
I will be back dont' you worry.

P.S. Greg Vest is still sore today and it is Sunday.

After the game

We had a wonderful day with our families. Elizabeth enjoyed her first lemon. She really did kindof enjoy it and we enjoyed the look on her sweet little face.

And Carolina enjoyed a sweet time with her cousins.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Hope you all had the best day~
We are thankful for you.

The Vest's

Framily in the Fall

Time with our Framily.
Framily = Friends and Family or Friends that feel like family which ever one fits.

Howday Partner, It has been a wonderful fall.

Where to begin:

Would it be the bonfire with the Sitarski's?

Or the bonfire with our small group?

Trick or Treating on Main Street?

Square dancing at church?

Or the Pumpkin Patch with The Vest's?

I mean it when I say we have had the best fall.

This is me and my sweet friend Belle at the church square dance. The Virginia Reel was a dream of mine. Since I am a long time fan of Gone With The Wind, I have always, always wanted to reel down the floor under the arches of my dearest of friends. And then there was the dosey doeing that took place with my man. Can't decide which one I loved better.

We celebrated our September, October, November birthdays with the Rodger's. This is Barb and Carolina watching the guys put up the "Goliath" size basketball goal at G. Rodger's estate. They are good friends as you can tell.

And so starts the season of desserts for Greg without his lethal enemy. God bless those who have compassion on my man and think about him before preparing a meal. You are not thanked enough! So thank you!

Love how her fat roll goes right across the "BEATLES". Perfect fit if I might say so myself.

Our family at the best pumpkin patch. I waited my whole adult life to bring my little ones here. They loved it. Carolina even got in on a pony ride. She absolutely knew what to do. So brave and enjoyed every minute of it.

Sisters, snug as a bug in a rug.

The girls and I had a nice little picnic next to the river.

Carolina made friends with a fireman at one of my races.

Blue eyes

Lina the lamb.

This is Lina and her bestie Lily at a bonfire we enjoyed together.


My girl with all her other besties. She invites all of them to nap with her. She would have it no other way.

My darling girl Carolina.

What a sweet season this has been for us. Hope your's was the same.
I have also had the privilege of spending the last 11 years with my man Greg Vest. It has been a wonderful ride. We spent our evening in the city at a great mexican restaurant and finished off dancing around a saw dusted floor. Would not change a second of it if it meant I couldn't be with you this very second in this very place. Our favorite song these days is "Dancing in the Minefield". Enjoy with us below.
Love all of you and hope you have sweet sweet holiday season.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Carolina - Two Years Old

Happy Birthday Carolina!

Aunt C and Elizabeth

Your new ride. Your friends enjoyed it too!

What a great smile huh!

Carolina Kimberly

I love it that you pray.

A. Jo
Your besties.

You're Special.

Hope you liked your party.

Miss Amber bought the Hungry Caterpillar decorations and don't forget her faithfulness in providing the chocolate milk (organic of course).
And don't forget that your Papa Vest made a wonderful caterpillar cake for you. Best in town I might add.
Lily showing you how to drive - foreshadowing I am afraid.

What a great gift huh! Love your new house. The Address was 2C. You already had house guests too.
Your housewarming party.

You are darling.

Happy Birthday Carolina.
We are so thankful for you Love.
You make our world more beautiful from your sweet little voice, your kind nature, funny personality, to your gigantic sentences that leave our mouths left wide open with disbelief by your delightfulness.
Cannot wait to see what is coming next.
You are an amazing gift.
I pray that you will be a woman of dignity and strength.
That you will love other's well.
That you will be sensitive to God and His voice.
And that your life will reflect the redemption that God has done in our family.
We love you so much our oldest baby.

Goodness x 2

This is my oldest praying for her good buddy Tyler. She worried for him and prayed that God would heal him so he could just play and play.

Got some sweet sugar overflowing here.

Our daughters.

Their shoes.

Or boots whatever the day or mood brings.

First day for denim.

First day for pj's and golasha.

No it is not Brittany Spears it's my DAUGHTER!

My sister Kathy always trimmed her toenails by bending over to get them. Now it has been passed along to my daughter.


Making chicken and dumplings together.

Matching "Monkey" jammies.

And finally a shout out to the Beatles.
Girls I am crazy about you and cannot wait, but then again can wait til I share my lipstick with you.
I love you,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Elizabeth 4 months old

Elizabeth Mae,

Since you have arrived on May 28th, this home has been tossed upside down. You can laugh if you want, it's ok. We have had to adjust to a new kindof life, but only a more beautiful life. I want you to know that you have made our already sweet world so much sweeter.

It could be your beautiful face.

It could be your sweet little smile.

It could be your patience with me.

It could be your patience with your big sister.

It could be that you were made just for us and God already filled you in on your new home and those who live in it.

You may have been prepared to have to wait just a second longer than you should have to. I am truly sorry about that baby. Sometimes your sissy just NEEDS something and she won't wait another second. She has learned to cry alot louder than you at this point.

I want you to know that I could not have asked for a better baby than you.

You sleep so good. You sleep in your own bed now. YOu go right to sleep as soon as we turn on your music. Amazing.

You eat so good.

You only cry when you are hungry. And even that I let you go just a little longer(sometimes) because you have the sweetest little cry.

I had asked for a calming force in my next child and He certainly did answer me on that. Not only are you beautiful, but you are just very peaceful.

You love to talk and talk. You are kindof loud just so you know.

You love your big sister. You either smile real big when you see her or you blink very very fast preparing yourself for any false move she may make.

You love to be held tight!

You love to be rocked and to nap with your momma.

You love it when the car is driving and you make your opinion known when it is not.

You love joining us at the table when we are having dinner.

You do so well taking a bath and letting your sissy insist that you make a "Funny face".

You are really strong and able to hold your head up for a long period of time.

I also can see that you are thinking about rolling over anyday now. You can do it Sweets, but make sure I am there to see it happen k.

I love it that you cry when you don't see me anymore in the room. I promise you I will always come back to you.

And I believe you are on the verge of saying MaMa when you see me:) Wishful thinking but a momma can repeat and repeat until you have no choice, but to say it.

This was your swim suit for the summer.

Sweetest little face.

Another suit that you looked just thin and fabulous in I might add.

Wow, words are not able to even describe your sweet little beauty.

Again, I think you are beautiful.

Another good look for you.

Steals my heart everytime.
Elizabeth, I love you my darling youngest child. You are beyond dreams for me. I cannot express how incredibly grateful I am for you and that I get to be your mommy. I will always ask God to help me be the best mommy I can be for you.
Cannot wait to kiss you in the morning.
I love you sweet thing,
Ma Ma