Monday, January 31, 2011

So the Ice Begins

You would say that we are lucky being in St. Louis there isn't as much snow. It is worse though we get ICE. It is hard to video, but you can hear the ice falling. Cheers to being locked in my house for three days. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just some Cute pics from this Week!

The kids are playing with each other more and more. They especially seem to like playing with the blocks. Ignore the lack of clothing. :) Maddie Boo is also enjoying real food. She was enjoying some pancakes for breakfast!

Monday, January 24, 2011


Over the last 48 hours I have posted 2 videos, 10 picture posts and downloaded all of the pictures off my camera and onto Shutterfly. We are talking about 100s of photos from all the way back to January 2010. Sure, I didn't close a huge business deal, but this is HUGE! I know my friend Megan will appreciate it!

So, this pic of Maddie Boo is from yesterday! Yep, not 3 months ago, yesterday! Happy Monday!

Go Buckeyes!

Bad timing on this post after the loss on Saturday. This was back in September at the Illinois/Ohio State football game. Maddie decided to score some points with a former Ohio State football player/great papa! She was too cute. Yes, they won then too.

The Girls!

This picture is a little old, but oh I love my little girl! We are going to have so much fun doing mommy/daughter things!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Keely Snuggles!

I have put up about 9 postings in the last 24 hours, trying to catch up, so keep scrolling down! :)


We weren't able to have a full family sledding contest this year. Anna did win, but Justin would say that was because he stayed behind with me to take care of the kids. :) Clayton got some practicing in! He still talks about playing in the snow with Mimi and throwing snow balls at her. :)

More Christmas in Galena!

Clayton got up pretty early on Christmas Day and both he and Maddie liked looking in their stockings. Clayton was glad the reindeer had eaten their carrots and that Santa had enjoyed the cookies he left. We spent Christmas Day at my grandparents and had some delicious Prime Rib! With the train table Mimi, Papa, Mommy and Daddy got Clayton and then all the track, trains and accessories he got from everyone else, I think he has a whole railroad! He loves playing with it so much and asked if he could bring his table to the "work house" aka Galesburg. :)

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, we all went to church (Wont get into that story). Then we all came over to my parents and had some super yummy soup my mom made, lots of drinks and got to all hang out. Of course we continued the annual tradition of Great Mimi reading the Night Before Christmas! We all have so much fun together, wish we could do it more!

Meeting of the minds. :)

Christmas in Galena-Post 1!

Anna and I always remind my parents we are so happy they moved to Galena. There is so much to do and it is always so pretty up there regardless of the season. Before Christmas we went to the Eagle Ridge Inn to look at the life size gingerbread house and get Starbucks. Clayton drank his weight in chocolate milk too! Clayton loved watching the bakers repair the gingerbread house with icing. It was super fun to see.

Um, Scary! These two in a car was interesting, Maddie Boo slipped under the car a couple of times. Hope Clayton is more careful in about 14 years!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Dancing Star

Maddie Boo LOVES to dance. I will have to catch her in action when she isn't in her chair, but here is a preview. Daddy wasn't happy with the shirt action. :)


It is hard to beleive that Maddie is already 9 1/2 months old. She is starting to eat some "pick up" food. She seems to love everything. Oh and she has an ice cream addiction. Enjoy the video!

Jumping Around-Visit with the Beelers, Steffens & Locks

After the holidays we were able to get together with Megan, Marissa, Amanda and their families. The Locks came all the way from Germany. It was so much fun to get all the kids together since they are so close in age. Kate decided she didn't want to be in the pic and Nora was to small for the couch madness, but here is a pic of everyone else. We decided next time we need some adult only time! :)

Flash Back to Christmas at Braeuninger's

We had so much fun at Grandma and Grandpa's for Christmas. Aunt Heather came from Texas and we got to see the whole family! Clayton got to go look at Christmas lights with Grandma and Aunt Shannon. He also built a cho cho train gingerbread house with Aunt Shannon ( Really Aunt Shannon did most of the work). :) Maddie had so much fun opening her first Christmas presents and they were both soooo spoiled.

Monday, January 17, 2011

What Should I Be Doing Right Now?

I am sitting in a small cabinish house on a lake. It is FREEZING cold outside. Clayton is asleep in his tent. Keely and Maddie Boo are asleep on the couch behind me. Here are the things I should be doing:

  • Working, although I did that all weekend and this morning (Plus it is a holiday!)
  • Posting pictures on the blog since I am way behind
  • Downloading pics on Shutterfly
  • Begging people to buy my house
  • Making dinner since it is way easier to start that during nap time
  • I am sure I could find some cleaning or laundry to do
  • Emailing people I haven't talked to in forever

The list could go on and on and on. BUT, I have to be quite since their are no door sound barriers and you know what I DONT WANT TO DO THOSE THINGS! I am going to make some me time. I haven't watched the news since the first week in October. I wonder if I can watch Brian Williams on I miss him! :)

Lesson today. Stuff can wait, I need a break for 5 min!

Monday, January 10, 2011

9 Months Old Already!

Maddie Boo is 9 months old already. We had her pictures taken this weekend. She also went in for her 9 month appt. She weighed in at 14 pounds 15 oz! She is getting so big so fast. More on all her new adventures later!