Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful, low key Thanksgiving. My Mom came to join us and we ordered our Thanksgiving meal from whole foods! Not cooking was the way to do it this year! The food was very delicious and we splurged with a wide variety of amazing desserts! The weather was beautiful so we were able to spend a lot of time outside, which included playing tennis on our driveway and on a court at the park! My Mom also stayed home with the girls the night before Thanksgiving so Gabe and I could go see a movie. It had been 2 years since we had gone to the movies; we usually see one a year. We're so happy you joined us Mom, thanks for everything! We love you!

Everyone tickle Sophie!

Snuggle time with Yaya!

Gabe studying up on YouTube...he did a great job carving our turkey!

"Ta Da!"

Time to fly with Daddy! 
(Yes, we put our tree up before Thanksgiving, but we hadn't decorated it yet)

These girls love playing tennis!
Oh and by the way...Gabe and I went to play on a court and I beat him for the 3rd time. He is determined to beat me. We aren't competitive at all! :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

10,000 Reasons

We are a family that loves to worship!  Right now, this is one of our favorite songs!  It's the best when we're in the car and I can see Avery and Sophie in the rear view mirror raising their hands while belting out this song! 

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman

The other night I captured Avery's version...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sister fun!

Avery and Sophie are playing more and more together as they get older. It's pure joy to my heart listening to them laugh together! On this particular day, I think they were thankful their type A Momma "let loose" and let them have a little fun in the sink in their bathroom. I will admit, watching water go all of the bathroom once they got really into it made me a little uptight (ridiculous, I know. Just being honest). But it was worth it to let them have a little sister fun! I cherish these moments!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Halloween 2012

Because Halloween fell on a dance class morning, Avery got to wear her costume. So of course our cute little pumpkin also wore her costume!

Can't get enough snuggles with these girls!

Waiting in the car for Daddy to meet us at Chipotle! 

If you know our family well, you know that we LOVE Chipotle! We decided to dress up in order to get $2 burritos. Even I (the person who hates dressing up) happily got in the Halloween Spirit and became a cat just so I could get a great deal at Chipotle! It was definitely worth it and I had fun making my last minute costume! The girls thought my cat ears, nose and whiskers were hilarious! So, at least I made them laugh!

Patiently waiting in line for our burritos!

 Our little pumpkin wasn't interested in photos!

 Ready to trick or treat! Sophie had enough of Halloween fun after going to two houses. She was so tired, so I took her home to go to bed while Gabe and Avery went trick or treating! Avery was so excited to go with Daddy! Last minute, Gabe decided to dress up as a Chipotle Burrito!

 Of course Avery was beyond excited about all of her treats!!

Gabe had to continue the Jenkins tradition of offering the "nasty treats". It's great to see the kids faces of confusion! Head over to Gabe's blog to read more about this fun tradition!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pumpkin Carving!

So, I must confess that we bought our pumpkins at King Soopers. Sad, I know! We were supposed to go to the pumpkin farm with Avery's preschool for a field trip, but it snowed and the trip was cancelled. We decided just for this year we would skip going to the pumpkin farm. For one, Sophie still isn't quite old enough to fully enjoy experience and farms around here aren't cheap. It's not like Greeley, you go to a farm, pick out a pumpkin and pay for your pumpkins. Here you pay to enter the farm and for your pumpkins. Yes, they have a lot of fun activities for the kids, but a little steep in price in my opinion. Even adults have to pay...So, last minute, I took the girls to King Soopers so they could pick out their pumpkins! It worked for this year, but we will probably head to the farm next year!

All that to say, they picked out some cute pumpkins and we enjoyed carving them in PJ's together!

 They were both happy to have "happy" faces on their pumpkins!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Grandma Jenkins

Gabe's sweet Grandma Jenkins passed away on October 8th. She lived a full life and it was a joy to spend time with her during her last days here on earth!

If you want to read a powerful blog about her life, head over to Gabe's blog

Here are a some photos from the week of her service. We had Gabe's parents and Scott (Gabe's brother) staying with us for a few days which was a lot of fun. Our friend Whitney watched the girls while we went to the service, such a huge help!

 All of the cousins with Grandpa Jenkins

 Steve is the 2nd of nine children.

 The entire family!

 We picked the girls up after the service. We had a fun family gathering over at Grandpa Jenkins' house. The girls had a blast playing in the leaves!

On a different day, we took the girls to Bear Creek park before meeting the rest of the extended family for BBQ.  

 They love their Pop Pop!

 Uncle Scottie is such a great Uncle to our girls! They loved spending time with him, it had been too long!
 Sophie says "I can do it too!"