Thursday, October 31, 2013

fall 'parking'

last sunday we visited a park we had yet to explore as part of our annual 'fall parking' as we have  recently come to dub it. 

we really embrace autumn around here.
my dad & i with our matching native american meets lumber jack look. =)
and no park adventure is complete without the men climbing something.

hoping to hit up another park or two while fall is at its beautiful peak!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

absolutely autumn.

i had some autumn fun that involved seven kiddos & one pile of leaves. these kids went crazy & wanted to jump in the leaves again & again & again.

here's a short video of the madness. =)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

the 'non-halloween' party.

over the past couple of years, the lee's host a wonderful event that has been dubbed the 'non-halloween' party. the non-halloween party is basically a costume party with a theme. i already mentioned in a previous post that last year's theme was TV land & the year before that was  'nerd' themed. this year's theme was a book party so we had the wonderful privilege to dress up in whatever book character we chose. check out some of the costumes!

the ever adorable peter pan & family. =)
don't mess with hook.
another peter pan showed up & this time he brought his shadow.
101 dalmatians. how darling!
some of the cutest pups around!
another appearance by mr. bilbo baggins.
AND another appearance by anne of green gables.
we're big fans of andrew peterson's wingfeather saga. pictured is leeli & peet the sock man.
me as ms. madeline
wreck it ralph (photo bombed by waldo)
take a ride on the magic school bus with ms. frizzle!
ragedy ann & andy
a librarian & her library.

we had a great time fellowshipping & cheering on the cards to victory! thank you to the lee household for hosting this fun tradition.


Friday, October 25, 2013

anne with an 'e' (part II - historical avonlea)

 "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

 i'm so super pumped to share these particular photos because i believe that my sister, merri, makes the perfect anne of green gables! this belief may have something to do with the red hair & all. =) 
if you missed the memo, here's the scoop: ashley over at bramblewood fashion  is hosting an avonlea fashion week. i already posted my 'modern/inspired by' anne of green gables look. if you missed it, click here. i will now be sharing merri's historical outfit.
i asked merri if she would be willing to dress up as historical anne & she was happy to oblige. she was even considering being anne for our upcoming fall costume party!
to put together this historical look, merri borrowed my shirt & shoes (both thrifted), & our momma's skirt. i think it came out quite nicely.
we were planning on doing the young version of anne with braids, but felt this particular outfit called for the more sophisticated anne with her hair in a bun.
the picture above is probably my favorite from the whole lot.

 merri did such a fabulous job! thank you so much, merri, for letting me kidnap you for an evening to get these shots. i had a such a hard time narrowing down the pictures. thanks again, to ashley for hosting such a wonderful event. it was fun to put these posts together! remember if you want to follow along, then use the hashtag #avonleafw.