Wednesday, September 28, 2016


On Kyndal's birthday, she saw the picture I posted of her on IG and she said, why did you post a picture of Anna Claire to wish me a Happy Birthday.  I started laughing, and said, Kyndal that is you, not Anna Claire.  She couldn't believe it.  We tell her all the time how much they look just alike.  So we did a side by side of them in the same dress, and same location.  Kyndal was 7 in her picture, and Anna Claire is 6 in hers.  It is the same dress, just different lighting.

Kyndal on the left, and Anna Claire on the right!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Room Makeover

Kyndal chose to spend her birthday money on doing a makeover in her room.  She did a great job and it turned out very cute.  She loves it, so that's what's important.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Birthday celebration

Kyndal wanted strawberry waffles for her birthday breakfast, and her sweet sister made them for her. She wanted the Chinese buffet for lunch, and I forgot to take her picture there.  She wanted to go shopping at the mall, where she got some new earrings.  Then she wanted to go to Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby to do some shopping for her bedroom makeover!  She wanted chicken casserole, baked beans, and Parmesan noodles for dinner!  She chose to have milkshakes from Five Guys as her bday dessert!  She said it was a really good birthday, so that was great!

She got a new phone for her birthday and was very surprised and excited!

Gifts from her sisters, that she already knew about, so her surprise is fake if you can't tell!

Her and her Daddy love this game at Chuck E Cheese, so we went there for a little bit after lunch

Thursday, September 22, 2016

11 years


Kyndal, you are a precious child whom we love dearly.  You are funny, sweet, and smart.  You talk to us about what's on your mind and you enjoy learning new things.  You are a great helper, a great daughter, and a great sister.  We hope you and hope you have the most wonderful birthday, and many many more.  We all love you so much!  Love, Mom and Dad

Monday, September 5, 2016

First day of School

The 2016/2017 School year began last Monday.  So far, so good!  I think the girls will have a great year and learn lots.  Anna Claire has to learn how to read.  Abby's work is much more detailed and such for her and for me.  Kyndal is in 5th grade, which means she is growing up fast.  Here's to a great new year!

Abby's 1st day of 7th grade

Kyndal's 1st day of 5th grade

Anna Claire's 1st day of Kindergarten

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Soccer began last Saturday.  All 3 girls are playing this year.  It's Abby's last year to play with this group.  It's Anna Claire's first year to play.  I asked her several times if she was sure she wanted to play before I signed her up, and she always said yes.  The night before the first game, she was excited but nervous too.  She did really well the day of, considering she had never played before.  The more she learns, the better she will do, and the more she will enjoy it, I think:)  Abby and Kyndal have played here for 3 years now, and they both enjoy it and have come such a long way.  They both use to be a bit timid on the field and now are both pretty aggressive, especially Abby.  So, here's to another season of soccer!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Our big girls

Abby and Kyndal are really great helpers.  Abby likes to cook as often as possible and she probably cooked breakfast 5 days a week through the summer.  Kyndal likes to cook as well, but I'm not sure she likes it as much as Abby does.  Kyndal does like to keep things clean and tidy though and I appreciate that.  One day, they took upon themselves to dust the living room, clean the kitchen, and sweep and mop both of those rooms without me knowing.  I thought it was a very kind gesture and one that I greatly appreciated.  Abby cooks dinner on the days I have long runs too, because who really wants to stand in the kitchen after running lots of miles?  Not this girl!!!  So thank you girls, y'all are wonderful for many more reasons than doing these special things!

Precious, precious children

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A day at the lake

We went with some church friends to spend the day at the lake a couple of weeks ago.  It was a beautiful day and rather warm, so perfect for being at the lake.  I don't do water here though, so I just sat in my chair and watched.  I did ride in the paddle boat once though!  Fun was had by all!