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Before I forget…#2 3

Before I forget…

 Annalee has been singing, “This girl is on fi-yuhhh…!” just like Alicia Keys in the Citibank commercial.

She has told me a few times,  “It’s okay mom. Calm down. Take a deep breath.”

She has also told me not to be “on-er-y.”

(It’s safe to say she doesn’t miss much).

She says, “Looks like I had some  luck!” after going #2 on the potty.

She wants a “Pink President” or her BFF Mason for president in the upcoming election.

The other night she was singing what we thought was, “Put Kimmy in the bag for dinner!” in her crib. After a few minutes we realized she was actually singing, “Carry Me Back to Virginia” a song by Old Crow Medicine Show that she dances to with her daddy.

She also really loves animals and lawn ornaments.

We love our random child.


Until next time.

Before I forget… 1

…this girl

has two imaginary friends.

One named Andre (a girl).

And one named Doo Doo (a boy).

She calls Doo Doo on the phone and has full on conversations.

(And all I can think of is Doo Doo Brown).


She also really loves clothes.


Until next time.

Happiness Is…Fall Edition 4

Happiness is…

big sister reading to little sister. 

She’s making up a story about Granny and Pops and a little boy crying (who happens to be Charlie Brown)…and is the same book that actually started this “Happiness Is…” series and it’s one of her favorites.

Hattie is clearly unimpressed 🙂


Happiness is…

the arrival of fall. 

AKA: Boot weather

I have a slight obsession with boots. Especially Frye boots. Beautiful, beautiful leather.

Fall is also famous for…

Football season

Go Hokies!

Fall Fashions

We love denim vests. And boots. Lots and lots of boots.

Baseball Playoffs

AJH loves the Michael Morse Bobble Head doll. She calls him “the little boy.” Congrats on the Nats making it to the playoffs!

First Day of School

Somebody is LOVING pre-school.



Happiness is…

a smiling baby.


Especially after six weeks of crying!


What is making you happy these days?