Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Since it is 12:02 a.m. I guess it will be okay to post this.....HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope you all enjoy a holiday full of family, friends, counting your blessings and of course a meal worth remembering! Here a just a few more of my small blessings that I will leave you with:

I don't have to bring any food to our feast tomorrow! I know I am a lucky dog. Just show up and eat!

I get to spend the evening with good friends and my husband and three wonderful kiddos!

I have a warm bed to crawl into in the wee hours of the morning.

I am healthy and able to stay at home with my kiddos!

Well time to pay a visit to the above referenced bed! Have a wonderful Turkey Day and don't forget to save room for the pumpkin pie! :)


It's official. Claire is just plain silly!

I have never seen someone so happy about being able to put their foot in their mouth in my entire life! This girl is Cah-ray-zee!!!!! And did I mention she also has crazy hair, at all times? But I love her none the less!

Happy day before turkey day everyone. Gobble, gobble, gobble or in Kyndall speak "dobble, dobble" :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tag I'm it! :)

One of my favorite bloggers who is also is a mommy and lives in the same town as me is Paige. Her blog is Mommy to a Charli girl and much to my surprise she has tagged me! So here's my chance to tell you even more random facts about me (ha, ha, ha) and more importantly link up and tag a few of my other favorite bloggers!

Here are the rules:

Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog. Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.

And here are my six random things:

1. If I am in the car, I prefer to be the one driving. There is rarely a time that Jordan gets to drive us anywhere! I guess that is part of me that likes to think I am in control! LOL!

2. I went to kindergarten in Las Vegas, NV even though we didn't live there for very long.

3. Singing in the car is something I do on a regular basis (and occasionally dance too!)

4. There are still days I can't believe that I have twins!

5. I stay up late almost every night. It isn't unusual for me to be up and about doing stuff until 1 or 2 a.m. Then back up @6:30 or 7 with babies!

6. I used to be the manager at The Buckle in Greenwood mall. That is where I met my husband.

Now for the lucky ladies that I am tagging--

1. My old friend Tracie from back in the Memory Box days! She is a hoot and I check in on her blog "My Happy Life" regularly. She will usually have a little box on her blog that list funny things her daughter has said to her recently and they usually leave me laughing until my tummy hurts!

2. My mother-in-law Cindy who is new to the blogging world. I started mine and now she is as addicted to checking other peoples cool blogs out as I am. She has even started her own called "A little bit of mac--no cheese"

3. Another good scrappin' friend Betty who has a cute little blog called "Granny's Musings" . She is a lover of all things scrappy just like myself!

4. A good old friend Sarah whose blog is now dedicated to her brother that was recently injured while fighting for our freedom. She also posts cool scrappy stuff and great projects that she has done. She is a really talented lady! Sarah has a beautiful way with words and her blog "Love Letters Illustrated" is worth being bookmarked!

5. I also frequent Terri's blog "Inspiredbeyondjustbreathe2". She and I have kept in touch since my days at the memory box and will hopefully get to meet up and scrap sometime in the near future!

6. I also check in on this blog regularly "Just a flip-flop mom". She posts great scrappy projects she is working on, life and family things and just in general is a good read.

Shew, That was hard! :) But fun! And a good excuse to post. Thanks to all the ladies I tagged and to Paige for tagging me! Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hooray for a productive day!!!

No I am not writing a new poem as my post title might lead you to believe....but I am celebrating the fact the I completed 1 and 1/2 whole albums today! I know, totally great! They are the 8x8 books that I am going to be selling at breakfast with Santa. And I am sure excited to have the boy and girl baby albums almost completely done! It took most of the day for me to get the first one done. But by this afternoon the ideas were a-flowing and the second book was coming together at a good pace. I will try to post some pics tomorrow of a few of the layouts. I hope to get several more books done and at least five sets of cards ready to sell at B.W. Santa next month. So I am crossing my fingers that time and fussy babies will allow me to do so.

In other news, Kyndall is still the funniest kid I know. She was hilarious this evening being silly and just actin' the fool. She was in the dancin'-ist mood you have ever seen and everytime one of my ringtones would go off on my phone she would break it down! She cracks me up! I have been trying to sneak and get some home video of her dancing but everytime she sees the camera she is more interested in trying to run it herself than being filmed. Sheesh! How is a mom supposed to thouroughly embarass you when you are 15 if you don't allow me to take incriminating video now? Smart kid I guess! Me not so much, to this day I have hidden multiple pictures of me with my finger in my nose around the age of 3! What can I say I guess I was a digger? Oh well.

Well I am trying to do better about going to bed early. Especially since I have a long day tomorrow, including Jordan out of town all tomorrow night, I had better head that way. I am proud of myself, I may get some shut eye before 1 a.m. This might be the record for the week.

Hope everyone had a fun Saturday night!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just a peek!

Here is a sneak peek at a few of the goodies I have been working on to sell at Breakfast with Santa. I have been busy making all kinds of pretty things for babies and little girls alike. These hair blossoms are super cute and I get a ton of compliments everywhere I go when Claire has one on her head. I can't wait for everyone to see them. The event is December 6th @ the Allen County Primary Center. We will start at 8 a.m. and end at 12. So come on out and say hi if you are able. If you can't make it but are still interested in either purchasing something I already have made or having me do a custom creation for you just leave me a comment here or you can email me at

I will also have custom scrapbooks, handmade cards, stamped gift tags, bow holders, and a few other goodies for sale that day as well. I can do custom scrapbooks with your photos as well. The albums I will have available at B.W. Santa will be pre-crafted and be ready for you to just add pictures to. They will be a super simple gift idea for the holidays. Who wouldn't love a handcrafted album with their own photos in it all set to give?!!? However I will have a sampling of my own layouts available for folks to see my work and style. That way they can see if they are interested in me creating an album especially fit to their photos and occasions. :) Contact me via email if you have a larger project that you need completed or would like to set up an appointment to review your own project needs. Thanks!

Hope to see a bunch of folks at the Primary Center on December 6th!

Geez, what is this the WWF?

Maybe one day my kiddos will be famous. Who knows. I think that judging from the pictures above and what goes on in my living room floor on a daily basis they all have a great shot at the World Wrestling Federation. Now if they start doing flying jumps off my couches on top of each other we are gonna have problems!!! Maybe they will be content for a little while wallerin' each other in the floor. A momma can only hope for no injuries and to not have to step in and referee too much! Hmm, seems like Keaton is the common denominator in all these wrastlin'/hug matches. I always knew he looked like a trouble maker. That is just like a boy. I will need to be keeping my eye on him!

Happy Friday everyone! Cause it is now officially Friday with me typing this at 12:35 a.m.! Long live the bloggin' insomniac!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Let's give THANKS!!!

Since this is the month of Thanksgiving, I thought it only appropriate that I tell some of the things that I am thankful for. I wondered about how I was going to write about it all. It seemed like it would be unorganized and hard to follow if I just started to list stuff. Then out of nowhere and old friend forwarded me this survey type email today, filled with her own answers. It fit the bill for what I wanted to write perfectly! So I decided to post it here.Problem solved! So on days when I am feeling not so blessed I can look back and remember I have lots to be thankful for!

5 people I am thankful for:

This could be a long list all its own. I am blessed to have many people near and far that I care about very much!

My Kiddos...Kyndall, Claire and Keaton

My Fabulous husband Jordan Tyler

My Aunt Amy

My Mother-in-law

My church family

5 songs I am thankful for:

I could go on and on. I am a total lover of music and a pretty good in-the-car karaoke singer, but we won't go there! So here goes if I can narrow it down.....

I'll fly of the best tunes ever!!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus --my favorite version is sung by Alan Jackson

Me and You by Kenny Chesney

I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me

If I had only known by Reba

5 cities I am thankful for:

Albuquerque, New Mexico--where I was born

Santa Fe, New Mexico--where I lived with my mom on and off until I was seven

Louisville, Nebraska--where I "grew" up and consider it my hometown

Louisville, Ky--where I learned lots of hard life lessons and lots about myself

Scottsville, Ky--my new "hometown" and a place that I am proud to call home

5 memories I am thankful for:

My last summer with my mom before she died

Driving to Scottsville the first time ever with Rebekah Davis to see Jordan

The day my daughter Kyndall was born!

The first ultra-sound I had when I found out not only that I definetly was pregnant but it was also TWINS!!!

Winning Ms. Cass County and knowing how proud my family was of me! Especially my Uncle Carl!

5 material things I am thankful for:

My Tahoe to be able to comfortably haul all my kiddos around

All my scrapbooks (including the ones in progress) and pictures

My Christmas decorations.....I have had them as long as I have put up my own tree and they are one of the first few things Jordan and I purchased together when we were dating. :)

My house which may not always seem big enough but it is shelter and filled with love and laughter!

My favorite pair of jeans that I can dress up or down!

5 words I am thankful for:






5 tv shows I am thankful for:

Gosh I know this should be something deep and meaningful but we all know I am a reality t.v. junkie so I think these answers are gonna be pretty shallow! Sorry to disappoint! :)

The Real Housewives series....although Orange County will always be the first and best!

Flipping Out....which I am patiently awaiting to return with a new season.

90210...what can I say I loved it then I love it now. Makes me feel 16 again!

E!News....keeps me in touch with all my peeps in L.A./Hollywood! ha, ha, ha!

Laguna Beach....which turned into my FAVORITE....The Hills....which now sadly is turning into.....The City which I hope to love just as much. If I can focus through my tears of not following Lauren's life on a regular basis. BooHOO!!!

5 restaurants I am thankful for:

O'Charleys--where Jordan and I would go a bunch when we dated

E.G. Dumplins--the best thing to happen to Scottvegas since sliced bread! We are definetely regulars there!

Sho-gun--A place I can go to with any group of people and guarantee a good time

Blake's Soda Fountain--not technically a restaurant but we served lunch there and it was my first job ever. I loved it!

Olive Garden-it is just yummy. 'Nuff said!

5 things in my house I am thankful for:

My DVR! I know I should be ashamed but I am being honest!

The two Rainforest baby swings that were my saving grace during the first few months of being home on my own with Kyndall and the twins.

My kitchen is a good place to gather....junkmail, family, name it!

My highschool prove to my kiddos I once was smokin' hot. Cause lets face it I will never look like that again! LOL!!!

My scrappin' space in my basement. I can be as messy as I want and not have to move my stuff to worry about eatin' dinner! I love having my own area off limits to kids!

Well there ya have it. A few things that I will be saying "thanks" to god for this November when I sit down to feast upon my Turkey with cranberry sauce. Yum I can hardly wait. But that is a whole other list in itself to be grateful for......So I am off to bed! Hope everyone has a good "hump day" Talk to ya soon!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

She WON!!!

This picture and a whole lotta votes from you all won Claire the photo contest that we had entered! Thanks to everyone who voted or helped us out in any way! We are super excited to pick out something for Claire with her very own name on it! Not a hand-me down with KMC or Kyndall. A real live item that was that belongs only to her and it even says so! Thanks everybody! Have a good Saturday night!

Friday, November 14, 2008

more shameless pleas for votes!!!!

Claire was in first in the photo contest over @ until this afternoon. Now the race is on between her and baby 13. Please go and vote if you haven't already! Claire really needs to win something with her own name on it. She is tired of hand me downs saying Kyndall or KMC! :) Thanks everyone!!! Who could say no to this face???

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kyndall is the newest addition to our household of football fans! However it isn't a college team like mommy's Huskers or Pro team like Dad's Titans that has caught her eye, it is the Allen County Scottsville Patriots! Micca had Brittany and her both shirts made with Jake's name and number on them. Brittany's says "Costello" on the back with his number and as you can see Kyndall's has his first name. She practiced saying "go Patriots!" all last week to get ready for the game! We let her go with Micca, Brian and Brittany to see Jacob play. She had fun except when the crowd cheered. She still thinks whenever it gets loud that people are fussin' and it scares her. It probably didn't help that her Daddy and I came too, don't kids usually act better when their parents aren't around! We should have known better! Anyhow we had a fun night. Kyndall got a new A.C.S. sweatshirt (which sounds like a.$.$) when she says it. And the Patriots beat the fire out of Edmonson County. So it was a win win for everyone! Now if I could just get her to part with her lucky shirt long enough to wash it. For goodness sake she has worn it for five days straight!!! :)

Hope everyone has a good Weekend....enjoy the last little bit of fall before it slips away into the chilliness of winter!

a favor please

Hi bloggety-blog readers! If you have time in your busy schedules today please stop by @ and vote for my sweet Claire she (and my other kiddos) are in a photo costume contest. She seems to be pretty popular and has a chance to win. Last time I checked she was in third place. So if you have a moment please check out that blog and throw a vote her way! Thanks!!! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

busy, busy, busy

Sorry to be a bad blogger lately I guess life has just gotten in the way. I am knee deep in projects that I am putting together to start making some Christmas money. I have decided to set up a booth at the Primary Center's breakfast with Santa and offer some of my handmade creations. Mostly hair blossoms and specially designed bow holders for little ones. Also I am going to do a few pre-made albums for people to pick up for baby showers, holiday gifts, etc. If they like what they see and want more then I am willing to discuss custom scrapwork for future dates. I might put together a few cards to. Who knows. Basically just a hodge podge of stuff. :) I am still looking for a "business" name to put on some cards for anyone who might be interested in future purchases or products. If you have any suggestions just let me know!

I have found since I started staying home with all these kiddos that my life is much more bearable if I have a task of some sort that I am enjoying keeping busy with throughout the days. Even if it is just thinking about doing things or looking forward to something. I feel much better about myself if I have something "going on", so to speak. In Sept. I was busy with getting ready for Kyndall's b-day and the little Angels Attic sale. Then I jumped right into preparing for our big trip to Nebraska. Then once I got home from that and settled back in I decided to put my crafty skills to work. Dec. 6th is the day of the show at the primary center. So I am sure I will continue to work like a busy little bee up until that point. I will try to post some stuff on here once I get more things finished. It will be interesting just to see what all I get completed and ready to sell in this time frame! I enjoy the challenge though!

On another happy note....Jordan is on vacation this entire week and it is soooo nice to have him home. The rest of his company is off for the first week of deer hunting. He is just glad to be off work and get to see his kiddos. He stayed with all of them today so I could go shopping with Angel and Shelley. Which was super nice of him! I don't know how to act with my spouse at home and actually around to help out! We had spent the last month with him mostly out of town so this is a great treat. It is a good chance for me to get started on my projects and more importantly for us to re-connect and re-energize before the holidays get into full swing!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Veteran's Day. Take a moment and remember what this day truly signifies. If you had any passion at all about our most recent election either way, remember to thank a vet. Without them we would not have the freedom to choose things like that in this country! Please pray for all the military that continue to serve around the world. We are soooo blessed to have people with spirits like theirs guarding our country and our rights. God Bless America!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The curse of creativity!

I have a curse, it is almost as bad as turning into a werewolfe after dark....almost! My curse is that I am creative. I know you are thinking "what is so bad about that?" Trust me, it is not always fun. I get thought traffic-jams in my head on a daily basis. Projects I want to start run into gift ideas I want to finish and slam headlong into ideas that I want to create! I spent the day scrapbooking with friends and you would have thought that my creative appetite would have been satisfied. But no!!! Once the juices get running it just gets worse. I feel like my head could just burst right now there are so many things I want to do and make! There is no way I could even sleep right now due to the sheer volume of things I am thinking about! I could stay up until tomorrow afternoon creating and still want more! It really is a sickness!

I have been thinking seriously lately about starting an at-home business of some sort to help since I am home with the kiddos full time. But my problem is there are so many cool things I think I want to do! I don't even know what I would call my business! I feel like I need to specialize in something but I want to do it, hair blooms, ribbon holders, scrapbooks, custom cute signs! You name it I feel the need to create it! So I am trying to get my ideas onto paper and further more find the time in my day (or night) to make up some of these things that I think people would be interested in. My hope is to turn this curse into cash! We will see how that works out!

Hope all my faithful readers had a great Saturday. Pray for me and all these creative thoughts in my head. :) It is a heavy burden to bear! LOL!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

These things are true!!!!

I found this on another blog I ran across and found it to be words that should speak to everyone or lose, democrat or republican, black or white, male or female. I know these things to be true and I plan to raise my children to know these things too!

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still work.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

...and God approves this message!

Just some thoughts

Well now the election is over. I for one, am glad that we have a new political party coming into power in Washington. Things there need to change!!! Mine is not the majority view here in this small town of Scottsville. It is strange to feel the same as so many other Americans do about a candidate, but yet to feel like a minority in your own town. I wasn't always in the Obama fan club, but it took a lot of research and fact finding to make my decision of which candidate would lead our country in the proper direction. I feel sad that so many people have based their ideas about our president-elect on chain emails, internet urban legends, quotes out of context and a few words strung together from various sources. It frustrates me that there are people in this town and beyond who take these things for fact and won't go the extra mile to verify the information that they read. For goodness sake I could send out a chain email that says the sky is pink and chunks of it are falling in my backyard and some folks would take it as the gospel.

I personally feel the best man won. I did a lot of research in the days leading up to the election and I know that voting for Obama was the best choice for me and more importantly for my kids in the long run. I know he is young. I know he has less experience than John Mccain. But I also know that those things have put a hunger in his soul, a fire inside him to get into Washington and start to pick up some of the pieces from the last eight years. I think he has a good plan. And yes we all know that his plan won't go exactly as he may want all the time. But do any of ours? He is still human. But I do feel confident that he will keep his promise to try his best and above all else always be honest with the American public.

Some friends have questioned how I can vote for someone who they felt is pro-choice? After much reading on the website I felt like many questions had been answered for me. I prayed about my decision. I felt the need to speak to God more about this election than any other I have ever been a part of. He answered me in many ways. Including the fact that if I am pro-life truly that means all life!!!! So for me to vote for a candidate who may or may not have any plans to end the killing of our soldiers in Iraq was just not an option. Those soldiers lives are important too. So killing them needlessly to me seems just as bad a sin as killing the unborn. Also I looked at the fact that George W. Bush had 8 years in office to make abortion illegal in all states and he failed to do so. So would McCain have been any different? God gave me a passion this election year. I have never been so moved by a candidate as I was by Obama. And I feel like the Lord had much to do with this. He opened up my heart to see him as more than a politician but also as another American citizen who had struggles just like the rest of us.

I had to make some tough decisions and choices when it came time to vote this year. But I don't believe it is a bad thing. It forced Jordan and me to look more closely at ourselves and our families needs and beliefs. We weighed more issues and talked more politics than we had ever done before. He and I didn't always agree, but the things we decided were important to us also were plainly in the fore front of one candidates mind....Obama.

So for us last night was a small victory. I say small because there is still so much work left to do. I think most of us would agree that with times like they are becoming the president of this nation would not be a job we are standing in line for. It is going to take lots of hard work and Barack will probably face many challenges as he works to change some of the things that have gone terribly wrong in Washington. He has large issues that will surely be challenging.....the economy, healthcare, the war in Iraq, controlling the Taliban. These are all of great importance. But I think he is prepared to start the job. I know that everyone last night kept commenting on how subdued he was during his acceptance speech. I feel it was justly so. He knows the job ahead of him. He knows the struggles he is facing. He knows this country is in trouble and we are putting our faith in him to fix it. Not a small task for any man or woman. I am sure all these things were in his heart as he was speaking. But we have to realize that as an American public he can't do these things alone. We must put aside our political differences and come together to support him. He spoke last night to those whose vote he didn't win and said that "he would be their president too". This is very true. He is reaching out across party lines and we should as well. No matter which political side you are on, or which candidate you voted for we must accept that Barack is the man on the job now. Let's continue to pray for our country and pray for our president and hope that we see a new Washington on the horizion. A Washington that we trust, that we can be confident in. A Washington that makes us proud again to be Americans.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I feel a change coming on!

I am taking a break from being engrossed in the election coverage! Things are looking good for Obama at this point. But I don't want to jinx it. I am hopeful though. We shall see.......well back to my t.v. More to come..... :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Our day at Jackson's Orchard

Jackson's has always been a tradition for Jordan and I. We have gone every year since we met. The first year we spent there was just a few months into dating with our Jack Russell terrier Dixie. So this year after us being gone most of Sept in Nebraska and October being busy and Jordan working out of town, I wasn't sure if we would make our annual trip. But luckily we did. And even though we didn't get there before Halloween we went the day after I have to say it was nice. No crowds at all. Kyndall had pretty much the run of the place and things were all on sale. What more could you ask for! Not that we won't go next year to pick out some Halloween pumpkins, but it was definetely a more enjoyable experience without all the normal crowded hassles. Especially for a family of our size! All in all we had a fun day. Kyndall got to pretty much run around the whole place. The weather was beautiful so the babies enjoyed being in the stroller. Daddy, Mom and Granmom all got to eat a few carmel apples and we even picked up a few extra pumpkins for our porch cheap. After all even though Halloween was over we could still leave our fall scence out until Thanksgiving.

After the pumpkin patch we went to Smokey Bones to eat which was yummy. I was glad that they had the Carolina BBQ sauce that I love still! Jordan was happy that they had football on the t.v. and Kyndall was just glad to get some chicken strips. :)

Jordan leaves again tomorrow for another out of town job. So I am a single momma again, but the good news is that this is supposed to be his last trip out of town for awhile. Please keep him in your prayers for safe travel and me in your prayers that I may find more patience this week as I take care of the kids! After all I will take all the patience that anyone would like to bless me with! :) Hope everyone else had a great weekend.

Oh and don't forget to get out and vote on Tuesday. It doesn't take long and no matter who your candidate of choice is, it is important to have a part in this crucial election. I am not normally a political person but I feel right now our country is at a turning point. We need to make some serious decisions to change some things that have gone horribly wrong the past few years. My church bulletin on Sunday said this " It is your Christian responsibility to cast your vote prayerfully " Please think about this and do so. And remember if you don't vote you can't complain.....:)

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008!!! Tricks, Treats and soooo much more!

We had so much fun as a family of five this Halloween. Below are some of the highlights!!!!!!!

Claire in her sweet ladybug get-up and of course Keaton grinning like the big monkey he is!

Claire decided she liked the photos by herself better than having to share the spotlight with her siblings! Can ya tell by that smile???

Go figure that poor Keaton had on the hottest costume on one of the hottest days we had all October! Don't worry we didn't make him stay in it long!

The best I could do with all three kiddos in one shot. Shortly after the camera click, Kyndall jumped off the couch and Keaton and Claire toppled over under the weight of the costumes! Don't worry no one was injured other than the photographer!

Kyndall and me. I have a feeling as a scrapbooker that I will forever be cursed with kids that don't love the camera! Maybe I have scared Kyndall for life already with the daily photo taking! ooopppsss.

I did however find a willing participant in my photo craziness in the form of one of my bestest buddies Angel. Don't we look absolutely smashing in our vampire teeth?

Kyndall didn't get the concept of trick or treat this year. She gladly accepted the treats but then insisted on letting Bailey eat them, while she watched!

We stopped by my old work (South Central Bank) before officially starting our evening. Kyndall had lots of fun "robbing" the bank of all their candy!

Even though we had the luxury of riding with Brandie and Shane on the golf cart through Woodland Heights, Kyndall still let her Daddy pack her as we took a break from riding. The only downside was her boots were too big and fell off everytime we picked her up. So I got the pleasure of packing them the rest of the evening!

This is how poor Jordan ended the night. Tuckered out from a long night of work and then a long night of tricks and treats. He wasn't the best host at our post trick or treat meal, but since he had been up since 3 p.m. Thursday we decided to let it slide!

We really did end up having a fun Halloween. Lucky for us Granmom and Uncle Josh stayed at our house with the twins so that we could focus on letting Kyndall enjoy this year trick or treating. First we stopped at Angel's house where Kyndall fell in love with her new pumpkin cup and helped herself to a small pumpkin from their porch! Once we got her treat bag and visited for awhile we started towards the craziness that is Woodland Heights on Halloween night! Actually this year didn't seem as crowded as years past and we were able to get in and park at Granmom's with little problem. We loaded onto the golf cart with the Lee's and the fun got under way. Kyndall had fun going around Granmom's neighborhood and seeing all the other little kids. She did a great job trying to say trick or treat and more importantly everyone was told "Thank you" by her, so we were happy with that! We only stayed out for about an hour but we really had fun. The best part of the night was when she and Hayden Grace headed off down the street holding hands with each other and holding onto their daddy's hands on the outside. It was the sweetest thing ever. I was just sad I couldn't get a really good picture since it was dark. I will never forget it though! With the exception of a small choking incident with Hayden Grace we had a fabulous Halloween! We even met up at our house afterwards with everyone for a yummy chili supper and great dessert!

This is how the girls ended the night....comfy and cozy in p.j.'s with their sugar highs wearing off.

Kyndall wanted to sit in Hayden's lap...poor Hayden! Or "Hay Grace" as Kyndall says and Hayden calls her "Kinkle"! Wonder if those names will stick??

Aren't they the sweetest?? They love each other so much.

So that was my exciting Halloween, can't wait to hear about everyone else's. Now the countdown to Christmas can officially begin for me....but that is a whole other story on a whole different day! For now I will snuggle in with a few of Kyndall's "treats" and enjoy the evening!