Sunday, December 6, 2009


Love, love, love the beach! I haven't actually been to the beach in over a year, but I have to say it actually is fun to go during the winter. Obviously there was no swimming or tanning, but it was still great weather and you can see sunsets like this...

Thanks to the Bechts for inviting us. We had such a great time. There was something (someone?) for everyone. While the girls spent time doing this...

(thanks to Nancy & Martha for taking literally 100 pics of us on the beach to get a good one)

...the boys did this!
(you can't really tell by the pic, but they went fishing)

Below are pics of Hannah & Ellison playing. I think Ellison (who is 1 1/2) was a good influence on Hannah. After being around Ellison, Hannah started pulling up more and talking a lot more. They were so sweet playing together.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Our little family

Let me just begin this blog by saying how irritating my camera is. It never fails that whenever there is a "Kodak moment" the batteries die completely. Ugh. And my camera doesn't take just any ol' has to be alkaline. Ugh. So, my pictures are not very balanced from Thanksgiving...I didn't get one single picture at the Ingram's Thanksgiving. Sorry Granny Ingram :(

Ha! Here we are attempting to get a good family pic for my Mom's Christmas card. I sure hope mom got a better one than I did! (I love how Daddy is about to drop Hannah!)

Hannah & Aunt Nette

Giving cousin Livi a kiss

"talking" with Nana

Olivia, Matt, & Hannah

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Busy Girl- 8 months

Hannah is now 8 months old! And it's definitely time to clear off bottom shelves, cover outlets, and lock bottom cabinets--she's on the move! She's crawling like crazy and pulling up on everything in sight. This is such a fun age!

I could just EAT those cheeks!!

pouty lips are her new thing

loves being tickled!

loves her "big brother" Bailey...he's not too into her, though!

Okay, the school teacher is coming out in me a little here. I really love it when Hannah "makes" things. We've been to Mad Platter a few times, but then I got this idea and it's a lot cheaper and we can do it at home. All of the materials were pretty cheap and are available at Hobby Lobby.

painted little hands

bare tree

Final result!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Fun

The Friday before Halloween Hannah and some of her friends got to go to Harmon's Tree Farm in Lexington to go on a hayride and see other fun stuff. It was a fun little experience for both of us. I hope to make it an annual tradition :)

Harmon's Tree Farm

I thought these signs were cool :)

Hannah and I after the hayride

measuring her height

Cute picture op! (l-r) Anna-Kate, Hannah, Ella, & Noah

Hannah in the pumpkin bin...she wouldn't look up in any
of the pictures...too intrigued...

Halloween night we took Hannah (aka our little "Hunny Bunny") to
both of her grandparents' houses to "trick or treat" for baby food.

Sweet little bunny

Making an important phone call on her new cell phone

Hannah in her fancy Halloween dress from Aunt Dona

7 months going on 17

Pretty girl!

everything goes in the mouth!

Drama Queen

...and Daddy is almost 31!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Family & Fall

I loooove Fall!! The weather is nice, holidays are just around the corner, and it's a great time for getting together with family. We had a great time visiting with family this past weekend. We hope to do it again real soon!
Hannah & her Daddy (before he went hunting)

Hannah & Nana in their matching Halloween orange

Hannah & cousin Livi (they're just about the same
size even though Olivia is 1 yr. & 5 days older than Hannah!)

Ryan helping her crawl

Aunt 'Nette & Hannah-Poo

Hannah & Auntie 'Nette

4 Great-grands with Gaga Carter

Duncan, Hannah, & Grace

Grace, Hannah, Shera, & Duncan

Grace, Hannah, & Shera