Thursday, December 31, 2009

Smarty Girls

So someone nominated me to be on the Triad Smarty Pants blog list. Thanks someone! If you're one of the 4 people who read this and haven't checked them out, you totally should. Especially if you're a mom or dad in the Triad (which probably knocks out 3 out of 4!). It's a great source for stuff going on in the Triad. Just click on their link under my blog list to the right. And thanks for the shout out Triad Smarty Pants!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Jolly Happy Soul Girl

The other day we were at my mom and dad's and Anneliese says, "Omi - I'm a jolly, happy SOUL girl!" Yes. Yes you are Anneliese. Merry Christmas from my jolly, happy soul girls!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sweet, Sweet May

We lost our sweet, sweet May a couple of weeks ago. Blake and I got her the first Christmas we were married, so she stuck around for a great 9 years. We could not have asked for a better dog, especially with the girls. She was the sweetest and most patient dog model you've ever seen and is so missed. OK, if I'm really being honest here - Blake and I (and especially Fletch) are the ones missing her. Anneliese and Kate just see an opening for a new dog. But I CAN say that other dogs may come and go - but there will never be another Maybelle. And even though Fletch put on a good show, like May was merely an annoyance, he's taking it the hardest. That last picture was taken right before I had to take her to the vet. We love you May!

50's Day

50's day at Meadowlark - what a fine excuse to make a poodle skirt and insist Kate wear her hair in a ponytail! Fun times!

Coffee Break

Here's the scene. My mom (Omi) is having some coffee. Anneliese says, "I want some coffee." Mom thinks, "suuuuure, have your sip, see that you don't like it and that's that." Anneliese takes a big swig and says, "Yum! I'll get my cup."

Since no one in the Shotwell family drinks coffee, Anneliese now has to get her fix at Omi and Pappa's. Mom and Dad will get their coffee ready, Anneliese gets her cup, requests a snack, pulls her stool up to the table and they all have a coffee break. How civilized indeed.