Thursday, November 27, 2014

good times

This year I am most thankful for the time I have spent with my family. Of course I wish I could have one more fudgcicle and a long talk with Grandpa. One more trip to Disney with Mame. Another chance to watch Meme making grape leaves and raw kibbe. What I need to remember is these are not extraordinary moments, they are simple little experiences, but they mean so much to me because of who I spent them with. I need to fully experience and appreciate the simple moments with my family and the people I love, while I'm living them, because someday that may be all you have left. I'm lucky to have a life full of amazing people and beautiful memories, and I am thankful for all of them.

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and miss you grandpa. 
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Friday, November 21, 2014

FairE Princess

Elara still loves playing dressup, and when she's a fairy, she especially loves poofing people into frogs, dogs, babies, kangaroos, and any other animal she can think up.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

apple juice store

I was trying to come up with a way to get Elara excited to come with to BF Clyde's Cider Mill, so I put it in the simplest form for her. "Elara, do you want to go to the apple juice store?!" I got a resounding, "YES!" (which sounds more like LESS when Elara says it!) We also bought apple cider donuts, which didn't hurt my case. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


They are almost as proud of building their fortress, as they are of knocking it down!

game on!

Whether you are cheering for a winning team (paul) or a losing team (me..) get your team gear on and support your favorite team. We're not afraid to wear our team colors, whatever their record might be! (Sorry Poppa!)