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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

thanksgiving in Ohio!

we got to go to Ohio for a week for thanksgiving, and it was so much fun!  pretty much my ideal week all wrapped together.  i got to see grandma cathy, papa dave, uncle jojo, aunt ashley, maddie, anderson, uncle dave, aunt sara, eli, sophie, and even papa bill two times (thanks so much for stopping!).  then we also went to columbus to see aunt jen, will, and meet my new cousin chase!
we got snow (which i LOVEEEEE)! and i got to build my first snowman, go sledding (which was pretty amazing for a lil' daredevil like me), and maddie and i even got to beat dada in a snowball fight!
i had so much fun with all my family, and really miss them all so very much.  i mean you know it is love when they even went along with all my silly dinner games!!!!
thanks to you all for such a great week…and just so you know i still randomly walk around saying 'gramma', 'papa', and of course 'jojo' too!  can't wait to see you all again!
get ready for lots of pics!
lots of love!

got to meet my new cousin Chase!
i really wanted him to have his 'soothe'!

getting to drive the big tractor!  watch out EVERYONE!

me and my mama loving the snow!

grandma and papa were great snowman helpers!

ummm, dada i am pretty sure i got this!

grandma, i was wondering if the snow down the hill looks better
(oh wait, never mind…you and that hill do not mix :) haha!)

enjoying the gorgeousness!

seriously, what more could a girl ask for??

snowy!  my first snowman!

snow bunny!

i believe i am asking…'but whyyy is anderson crying???'

maddie catching snowflakes!

getting ready for my first snowball fight!

see it is really all in the form…
that is why maddie and i were a good team!  we had it down!
dada never stood a chance!

bit different than boston, huh??

this is what you do when you don't have a sled!
but if uncle jojo is doing it, then it must be the best thing ever!

anderson turned 2!!!

mama and i in our annual matching outfits!
i am going to hate her for this when i am 16!

ohhhh me and my chairs!
i wonder how many miles i put on these things over the week!

papa, moving all those chairs is HARD work!
i need a rest!

on bear (aka cocoa) patrol!

hey anderson…you got enough room back there?
i could really stretch out a bit more!

who knew watching cows could be so much fun!?!?

just like the hustle and bustle of home!

hmmm…i am not sure why anderson didn't like sledding?!?!
snow to the face is not enjoyable?

cousin fun!!!!

me and dada…
i am guessing right after we stopped i said 'one more!'

what's not to love about sledding,
especially when you don't have to walk back up the hill!

maddie and jojo!

yes, we are sledding in a plastic pool!

papa in his glory!

the gates fam!

the lemonds!

my fam!

grandma & papa in heaven!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

way to go sox!

as you all know (well maybe except for big Al, as he is a bit oblivious to world happenings)…the red sox are the 2013 world champions!  woo hoo!  it sure is a great time to be a boston girl (papa dave i am pretty sure it is time for you to convert to a sox fan)!
mama and dada took me to the parade to celebrate their championship, and it was a super fun day with absolutely perfect weather.   i loved walking there and tried to find every leaf pile i could to crunch through…i may have exerted a bit too much energy as i wasn't quite able to stay awake to see the parade (but it was a fair trade in my opinion...after all, when you live in boston there is always next year to see another parade…haha)!
gotta say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to uncle jojo!  hope you have lots of fun and i can't wait to see you in a couple weeks.
lots of love!
crunching leaves is one of my new most favorite things!

oh and running through them is pretty great too!

especially when dada is waiting at the other end!

snacks…the only way i will be happy waiting 2 hours for a parade to start!

waving to my fans…then my parents told me that everyone was not there to see me….
i was heartbroken!

me and mama resting…
i MAY have been getting a lil sleepy!

ahhh, just what i need to stay awake for the parade!

that should do the trick!
(don't worry guys it was empty)
so much for caffeine!
i feel asleep before the first duck boat hit the water!

boston sure loves their soxs!

here they all come!

gorgeous fall back drop!

jon lester and jake peavy!

this is for dada….he is a xander fan!

big papi! MVP!
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