Friday, August 28, 2015


It's girls night in our house. Me and her while the boys watch football in Buffalo. I had a dress I wanted her to try on and she found mismatched socks she requested me put on. Then she puts on shoes and her own headband. Bam! Instant 20s era flapper! I better step it up for girls night (I didn't know we had a theme!!).  

This girl is fun! She just tried shoving a toy in my mouth as I type this to prove it. So I better go get some swing music on...


Friday, August 21, 2015

Niece Love.

We have a handful of nieces (girl cousins for our kids)... of course we are smitten with them all. And all but one has a birthday in July, August, or September!

July 23 - Miss Ali, now 9 (and looking so like her mom!)
August 2 - Miss Alexia Maelee now the big 2! We had such fun at her GOLDEN birthday!
Halfway around the world, missed and loved!
August 26 - Miss Marian will be 8! (oh Vivi Hope, too, the only March birthday girl)
September 7 - Miss Lilli will be 8 (and she will be the first to say how excited she is for her parties and gifts)!
September 23 - Miss Ava Maelee will be 5 (and what a fun girl!) 
To each of you, we love you much and want you to know you are treasured, adored, and blessed. Don't waste life worrying about what others think, just care what God thinks. Life isn't always easy but it's always beautiful. You are loved dear ladies!

-Auntie H

Monday, August 17, 2015

Noted and True.

On Saturday we were driving together as a family and Eli stated a very true statement: "I think God created Annalee to love shoes."

Yes. yes He did. This girl. If there are shoes around, most likely she's got her feet in them. No matter the size (yes, even Grandpa's size 13/14 slippers she will try waddle in). 

So of course we are having a shoe-themed birthday party for our sweet girl, turning two in seven weeks. Here's a sweet photo from after church yesterday, enjoying my shoes. 

She's on a mission. Or a job interview. 
It's so fun to see her girliness and her fondness for certain things.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Digital Short.

I'm just testing to see if I can upload videos on here easily...


UPDATE - it worked! But now I'm too tired to find another short video so this is all you get...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Zander Fam.

It's been a busy and fun weekend. All but one cousin's husband met up in Dickinson for some fun. Sad not to have my grandparents around to be with us and see us all together. A weekend is too short of time, but we still made the best of it. Thanks to Auntie Ruphie (well, that's how Eli says it) for all her work coordinating it.


PS - our t-shirts were BRIGHT!

Girl Cousins