Thursday, October 31, 2013

trick or treat!


This year miss hadley was a peacock {two years of bird costumes...not intentional}
I think my love of halloween has carried over to my hads:
First we had trunk-or-treat at the church:
The next day, it was trick or treating with the cousins {the ones who aren't "too old" to participate ;) } :
We love our pretty peacock
{excuse the blurry pic}
 I couldn't keep the candy away.
I couldn't take away her "purse" or help her carry it- she insisted on it never leaving her arm
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

pumpkin patch 2013.

Went to the Flower Mound pumpkin patch again this year!
{unfortunately, bumble was sick, so she wasn't her normal energetic, happy self- but she still managed to have some fun}
Cousin fun
{our numbers are starting to shrink at the pumpkin patch- cousins are getting too old! :( }
hads did show some energy when she saw "meenmouse"
Hayride fun
my animal lover
 when you get tuckered out, don't feel well, and just want to sit down- find "geemaw"
Love this girl. 
Pumpkin Patch 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

chicago marathon.

Chicago Marathon 2013
{finisher}
 I got the AMAZING experience of running my first marathon at the marathon-of-marathons- 
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
It was an unbelievable experience.
I wish I hadn't of been so nervous, I wish I had trained harder {life caught up with me and I just slacked off on training..next time} but, I did it.
My poor mom wasn't released in enough time from her injury to train, and my sister has been really sick for the last few weeks- so it was up to me to pull through for the team! Mom and ash started with me... then ran right into a Starbucks until I rounded the corner of mile 13 and I saw them cheering!
The expo {most well organized expo I have ever been to}:
Aside from the marathon, it was of course an amazing trip with my mom and sister. I absolutely LOVE Chicago. My sister put it perfectly, if it weren't so cold 9 months out of the year, it would be perfect.
Hads of course made it hard to leave,
but once I got there, it was all kinds of fun
 We stayed at the beautiful Palmer House. So much history & glam. Loved it.
{famous peacock doors}
 We saw a fabulous musical Sunday night, "Once", at the gorgeous Oriental Theatre. It is on tour next year, I highly recommend it if it's playing in your city!
for my mom!
On the last day, we did an architectural river boat tour. Love this city.
So thankful for this opportunity and my fun family.