Saturday, November 28, 2015

Walk by Faith

We were really excited to participate in the Walk by Faith again this year.  Matt and Daddy walked for Team Teague and Marlie and I for L3. 
Teague is Matt's good friend that he plays baseball with.  We are thankful that Teague is doing great and is cancer free. What a blessing! The C2 baseball team came out to support Teague and Addie's Faith Foundation.  Team Teague won for having the most participants!
Marlie and I were so proud to be there to support the L3 Foundation and Landon's family.  Landon lost his battle to cancer in May 2014.  Marlie loves Landon's sister Teigan.  Here is Marlie with Savannah and Teigan.  Both of these girls dance at the same studio Marlie's dances and they have been so sweet in helping her over the past few years.
The kids ran the 1K again this year.  Matt, Caden and Dylan came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd representing Team Teague!  Matt was so tired when he crossed the line but he ran great and was ahead by a long shot.  Marlie actually came in 3rd but a little girl cut over and did not run the whole race and crossed the line 2nd??? Oh well, Marlie ran great and was excited that she was ahead of some of Matt's friends!
After the 1K we walked the 5K.  It was a beautiful day and it was so fun to be out walking with all of our friends and family. Matt and Caden ran about half of it but were pretty exhausted after the 1K. We are thrilled to see that the Addie's Faith Foundation is continuing to grow and helping so many kids and their families that are battling cancer.  We'll be back again next year to support this great cause!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Fall!

I love fall! As soon as we get a fall-like day I start baking anything with pumpkin in it. Our favorite the past few years are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I also love a trip to the pumpkin patch.  I'm not sure at what age kids stop liking the pumpkin patch but thankfully Matt and Marlie still think it's fun!! We searched the entire patch for the perfect pumpkins!! I begged them to take some sweet pictures and then let them be themselves. Of course my sweet smiling pumpkins turned into crazy ninjas.  I'm sure the other people there thought they were crazy but they had fun being silly. 
I also love carving pumpkins! Since the kids are now able to do most of it themselves (ok "most" probably isn't quite accurate) I'm going to get my own pumpkin next year to carve!! My cousin JP was with us and he had never carved a pumpkin so we made him participate too!!
The kids were excited about Halloween.  Again, not sure when Matt will decide he's too cool to put on a costume but this year we were good. How else am I going to get a good candy stash if both of my kids don't trick-or-treat? LOL Right now Matt's loving the scary side of Halloween so maybe next year I'll let him dress up and scare kids when they come to the door!!

The King's came over and the kids made monster cupcakes. Khloe was super creative and taught my kids a few things about decorating cupcakes!!
Matt decided he wanted to be a Soul Taker and Marlie decided on Maleficent. I guess I should have asked the boys to take off their masks because in no picture can you see who they are!! Although we got rained on a bit, everyone had fun! We saw so many good costumes and I was impressed at some of the fun ideas the Moms and Dads had too. Maybe next year Doug and I will dress up?? Don't hold your breath!