Tuesday, April 30, 2013


 This past weekend we planned on going camping with Papa down on the Buffalo. Payne has been really into "camping" at home so he was excited to go for real. But of course as our normal camping experiences go, it poured rain. So Papa got us a cabin.  It worked out great though. We had a fun and relaxing weekend get away! 

P set up camp on the floor!
 Payne and I before we tried to go hike!
 Checking out the "reindeer" on the side of the road!
 Shopping in Jasper
 Payne fell asleep in the car, so drove down to the river and parked and we walked around for a bit.
 After lunch we built a fire outside and played for a while. Payne loved this part the best!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Picnic at the park

We were having some beautiful weather early in the week so we decided to go to the park down the street for a picnic and some play time! 

 Can't help but think I have a pretty cute little boy!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New York City Part 1

      So, for 10 months we had plans to go to New York City to watch my dad run in the New York Marathon. Well, as we boarded the plane to leave we received a phone call from a friend telling us that the marathon was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.  Bummer.... We had already planned on staying extra days because Ryan had never been and we were also just going to make a small vacation of it.
      We arrived late Friday night with a minor delay due to some mechanical things, nothing to due with the hurricane damage. We arrived to the hotel with no issues, until dad told me the wrong hotel room! We knocked and well they didn't speak English!
      Saturday morning we got up early headed out for a long day. We stop and had breakfast in a little cafe by the hotel. After lunch, we went straight to H and M! We shopped for a while, then we to see Rockefeller Center, went to the top of Top of the Rock to see the views of NYC and then we walked around NYC for a while, got some lunch in a deli, and headed to the Empire State Building. We also went down to Times Square to check out the action. Then we headed home stopping at Grand Central Station on the way back to the hotel. Ryan and I went to dinner that night at a restaurant by the ice skating rink in Rockefeller Center.
     Sunday was supposed to be the race and Ryan and I had planned to ride bikes through Central Park, but since the race was canceled some of the runners decided to run in the park together. Dad didn't choose to do this, but it also didn't allow us to bike through the park because of the amount of people. We still had a great time walking through the park. We ended up on the other side and visited some museums  and grabbed lunch and then walked back through and home.  I think we walked about 11 miles that day!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

This year for Halloween Payne went as a construction worker. 
We didn't buy anything new. We used things we already had, because I knew he wouldn't last long. We went to back 5 houses and then back home.


 His favorite part was eating the candy while walking.
 Brody, Jillian, Caroline, and Payne! Sweet little ones! I can't believe how fast they are growing up!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Family Golf Outing

Ryan wanted Payne and I to go with him to play golf one Sunday afternoon. It was a pretty day, but then the wind started blowing and it got a little cold. We had so much fun though, there were not very many people out so we were able to take our time.

Payne loved getting out of the cart and walking to the green to help Ryan pick up the ball after it went into the hole.
 He wanted to carry his club around like his daddy.
 I thought I would get in on the action too. You can tell I was really prepared by my shoes.
The three of us had so much fun!
After golf we went by the airpirt to watch the planes take off and land because Payne loves them. He thought it was the greatest thing ever!!
These pictures were taken about a year part! I can't believe he is growing up so fast.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Payne's 2nd Birthday Pictures/Family Pictures!

I know I have said it many times before, but I couldn't be more thankful for Meredith Curtis! I love that she is so patient with my family to take our pictures! I absolutely love the pictures! She captured Payne's personality right now!