Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Eve! :)

We had such a wonderful Christmas this year.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful family, friends and special little girl.  She is the best thing in the whole world and has made the holidays SO much fun.  We had a nice little dinner at our house Christmas Eve with my parents and Aunt, then did our own little thing Christmas morning with a yummy breakfast.  Then late afternoon everyone showed up to our house for  nice little family get together.  The boys fried us a turkey and the ladies finished up all the sides and rolls.  We had quite a spread!  Here are a few pictures of our girl on Christmas Eve!  I'll try to split them up since I have so many pictures that I want to share.  
Playing peekaboo with her Great Aunt Roxie. 

Opening a little gift on Christmas Eve! 

In her new PJ's sitting by the Christmas tree. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Eve Snow!

Maizie and I were so excited when it started snowing on Christmas Eve morning.  We couldn't wait to get on our boots and play around in it for a bit.  When I say we, I mean it, its crazy how much fun snow is again once you have a kiddo.  I just love to watch the amazement on her face when she is looking at those falling snow flakes.   I used to hate the snow and I imagine if I had to go to work everyday and get Miss Maizie to and from child care in the snow I might still hate it, but since I don't I LOVE it now.  I really hope we get some more this winter so that we can do some more sledding like last year, as we have the perfect hills on either side of our house.  
At one point there were some huge snow flakes falling, I wish I would have gotten some pictures of them but we got cold and went inside for some hot cocoa.  

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas!  I know we did, we had such a great time!  Pictures of Christmas will hopefully we blogged soon!


Trying to catch some flakes!

Loving the snow.

"Momma, its so bright out!"

I love this picture!  All the snow flakes falling on her face. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Party Time!

We celebrated M's 2nd Birthday this weekend and had such a great time.  Unfortunately, M has been fighting some kind of virus all week so she wasn't 100% at her party but seems to be feeling quite a bit better today.  I am hopeful we are on the road to recovery.  Anywho, back to the party....

I decided on the theme because I figure this will be my last year getting to decide the theme.  We went with a Sweets Party, because our girl LOVES anything sweet.  We had sugar cookies, cake pops, chocolate covered pretzels, big cupcakes, and mini cupcakes.  Needless to say I went a little overboard but my girl only turns 2 once!  :) 

This year Tyler built M a grocery store in her bedroom.  Its way cool and I've already logged quite a bit of time shopping for fake groceries!  :)  The best part is that M likes to hand out money instead of take the money for the items I purchase, its pretty funny.  I tried to explain it to her but for now she likes giving it away more than taking it.

Anywho, take a look at these adorable pictures.  For more pics from the party check out my photography blog.  


The Birthday Girl!
Family Picture
 The spread!
My sister and her little girl, they are spitting image of each other. 
M and T opening presents. 
 M giving her $ away at her new grocery store Tyler built her. 
 Blowing out her candles!
 Having some cake.
 Sharing with Pa!
 Talking on the phone, such a girl! 
 Her most favorite gift I'd say! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday, Mae Rae!!!!

Yesterday our baby was two years old!  Neither of us can believe its been a whole two years since she was born, but at the same time I honestly don't remember what it was like not having her around.  Ok, I do a little bit nice dinners out, or at home, and sleeping 8 consecutive hours, but I wouldn't trade any of it. 
This weekend we had our family over for a nice little birthday party and Sunday we are celebrated quietly at home.  Our girl just isn't one for a crowd so a nice evening with momma and daddy should be right up her alley. :)

We did a little 2 year photo shoot this morning in the back yard and this is what we got!  :)  

P.S., more pictures of our gals birthday party to come!  I am so excited to share these pictures with you.

She loves herself! :)

Touchdown Chiefs! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I can hardly believe its already the middle of November, where has the year gone?  Maizie and I have been trying to enjoy every nice day that we've been getting here lately.  It looks like its going to get crummy for a day or two but then be beautiful again into next week.  I am hoping this weather sticks around all winter but I have my doubts. Until winter decides to take over, M and I will spend our days taking walks with Cash, sliding, blowing bubbles and chasing each other around the yard. :)  
Here are a few pictures of our girl so far this month.  


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Maizie and Church

Ok, so if you've seen the movie, Pet Cemetery, then you know exactly what I'm talking about when you see the picture below. If you haven't its worth seeing, I guess, especially since its almost Halloween! I thought this picture was priceless, of course, Tyler being the protective father he is, didn't think it was too funny when he saw the look on the cat's face. Tyler is also the one that said the cat looked just like "Church" from the movie. He never forgets a movie! :)

Hope you all enjoy your Halloween weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

We headed out to Pumpkins Etc. around the Platte City area earlier this week. What a cute little place. I loved it. Plus, it wasn't terribly crowded like a lot of other pumpkin patches. It was a delightful morning adventure and M got to play in the hay and hold her first baby kitten. She asked if she could bring her home, which I quickly said no, because she would miss her brothers and sisters too much. That ended that:)

Anywho, enjoy some pics of our girl at the patch. :)

Singing a song.
Let me out!
Picking flowers for Momma!
Gotcha, kitty!
Loving the kitty.
I love the cats face, too funny!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Really cool labels for Halloween!

Hi all,

I've been making these bottles like a crazy lady, saving every glass bottle I can find. I love them and may be a tad bit obsessed. I hope you all like them too. You too can make the whole collection before Halloween! I haven't quite made them all but I'm getting close, I am hoping to work on a few more this morning, we'll see who wins the bottles or M. I'm guessing M.

I can't remember exactly how I found these labels but here is the link to the flickr page I've been downloading them from for free and the link to the gentlemen's page that designed them.

Check out a few pics of my bottles below.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Its been way too long.....

Ok, so I had a big long post all written out with more pictures and something happened! I'm not gonna re-do right now as I've got some other things I need to do.

So enjoy these pictures of our little family. We are all dressed up for Chase's 1st bday party, the theme was cowboy's if you didn't get that from our attire.

Our little cowgirl. This may be one of my all time favorite pictures of her right now :)

Friday, August 20, 2010


Maizie's language has really developed over the last week and we are hearing lots of two word phrases now. This is something she said last night that cracked Tyler and I up.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New career and Blog

Hi Friends,

I wanted to let you all know that I've decided to try my hand in the photography business and wanted to direct you all over to my new blog! Its sarafrenchphotography.blogspot.com, stop by and take a look, and please let me know what you think! I'd love to get your feedback.

Don't worry, I'll still be posting pictures and videos of Miss Maizie here. I've just been super busy this last week trying to get promotional items designed etc.

Hope everyone is well and let me know if you need any pictures taken, I think its a pretty good deal! :)


Monday, July 12, 2010

Cute pictures of our girl!

Here are some fun pictures of our girl. I've really gotten into editing my pictures in PSE so look out folks! The last two are the only edited pictures.

These turned out super cool, totally by accident! :)
Again, the lighting was just right with some mist in the air from our sprinklers! :)
Our girl sliding, I bet she went down 100 times that day! :)
Laying on the ground, goofball!
Again, not sure where she gets her posing skills? :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bedtime Routine

We have quite the bedtime routine which includes; bath, yogurt or "b-yo" as M calls it, drinks, get in bed and then we play "spider" an app on my iphone. Its pretty cute, M loves playing it with Tyler every night before bed now. She lays on his shoulder and they "spider" away. If you have an iphone and a kiddo I highly recommend this app. :)

Here are a few pics of us right before heading to bed. :)

Not wanting Tyler to hold her down for a picture.
Picture with Momma. I had a friend say she missed seeing my face so I added these just for her.
M and her sweet daddy!