Saturday, November 24, 2012

thanksgiving in the 'burgh

we travelled to pittsburgh for thanksgiving this year. it just felt right to be with family, so that's what we did. i don't know how we escaped the weekend without taking pictures of our time with my side of the family. oh wait, yes i know how. it's called 2 dogs, 6 kids under the age of 10, 8 adults, and lots of food. it was a busy, family-filled, food-filled time.

we did, however, manage to capture some moments from the pié family visit.


cousins with great grandma, Gi-Gi!


family shot for joey's birthday dinner

aunt rae and sweet baby charlotte. 
pretty sure jesse and i fought over her for the day, i don't know how rae had time to hold her!?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

catching up

that's right, you heard me. playing a little catch up on the blog. sorry to all of those who have missed my posts- you know who you are.

so you might have to scroll all the way down to the month of may.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

tire swinging

now that fall is here and the air is cooler we have spent a lot of time outside. we've ventured into the woods more than we ever have in the 4 and a half years that we have lived here. jesse and i both have fond memories of playing and exploring outside when we were kids, and we are trying to encourage that in jacob and kate. needless to say, we don't have to do a lot to convince them- they both LOVE being outdoors.
a few weeks ago, while building their "fort" in the woods, jesse and the kids found an old tire. being the resourceful man that he is, jesse had the genius idea to make a tire swing. and the kids love it!