Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Picking 2010

Second annual pumpkin picking!

Some face painting and scarecrows!


Once again, got a picture of the two of us because I held out the camera!
Totally worth it to capture the love of my life!

Hannah's perfect pumpkin!

The excitement of being surrounded by massive rows of pumpkins makes it very difficult to get them to pause and let me capture the moment!
Alese is looking for the perfect ONE!

The Praying Mantis

We don't have bugs like this in Alaska! Mayah is my scientist and little discoverer. Last Praying Mantis she held pinched her so this one made her just a hair nervous. It tried to climb up her back and she wasn't too excited about that. She is currently keeping another Praying Mantis and its name is Bugsy!

WA Friends...The Starks

Hannah, Mayah, Avery, Peyton, and Alese

Mayah and Avery, Best Buds

Mike was the one to give Alese her nickname of Alese the Beast!!!

My friend and running partner April! She keeps me moving!

First Day of School...Another Year Older

Hannah and her 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Lemelin.Mayah and her 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. TilqueMayah and Sara Hannah's last year in elementary school, totally unbelievable!
So sweet, a girl can never have enough hats!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Smiths

We met the Smiths shortly after our move to Alaska in 2000 when we were both eight months pregnant with Hannah and Ella. They are an incredible family who will forever hold a special place in each one of our hearts. Thank you Pam and Tom for the incredible example of a strong and faithful family. Thanks Pam for the many experiences we have shared, including a total of seven pregnancies and over ten years of friendship. Thank you Ella and Claire for the laughter and moments you have had with Hannah and Mayah. Thomas and Owen, someday I will allow you to fight over Alese!!!

Hannah's BFF

Ella will forever hold a huge place in Hannah's heart.
There is not a day that goes by that Hannah doesn't miss her and their friendship.