Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up

One of my favorite parts of living in North Carolina is the steady stream of visitors.  I just love living in a place where people want to come visit.  This weekend Mark's Aunt and Uncle popped in for the night.  They brought their dog, Cookie, and it's safe to say that the girls fell IN LOVE.  Rosie kept walking by Aunt Kandyce and would whisper under her breath, "I don't want you to leave", or "Please don't go."  If Kandyce heard it,  she didn't acknowledge it, but I'm sure if she had, she would have worried for Rosie's safety!  It definitely sounded like something someone being held hostage would say to a bystander so their captives wouldn't hear!   Rosie just didn't want that dog to go!  And actually, I didn't want Kandyce to go because she's definitely the plant whisperer.  She was giving me all kinds of ideas for my landscaping.  I wish she lived closer so she could help me!  I'm just not blessed with that kind of vision.  I forgot to get any pictures of the visit, but it was so nice to have family in town.  It also has proven to me, once again, that we need a pet.  Their pet ants, Sophia and Leo just aren't cutting it anymore. 

The weekend was a bit busy because the group I sing with had two different engagements, one on Friday night and one on Saturday night.  They were both fun, but I was relieved when they were over!  It was extra special, though, having family there to support!  

On Sunday, after Keith and Kandyce left, we went to our friend, Aeva's, birthday party.  It was such a cute party, but the "piece de resistance" was definitely the face painter.  Rosie was absolutely the proudest I'd ever seen her when she got done.   You couldn't wipe that silly grin off of her face if you tried.  She definitely crossed one off the bucket list!  

Kiki was also quite pleased with herself, as you can see from the picture.  All would have been great, if that was all of the Murrill family to partake in the painting of faces.  Things got a little more awkward, when Mark joined the ranks of the under six-year-olds and got his face painted right up--as a butterfly, no less!  He actually lost a bet and that was his punishment, but if I'm honest with you, I think he loved every minute of it.  

This doesn't look like a guy being forced into anything.


While face painting was Rosie's favorite part of the party, the sweets were Kiki's.  A girl after my own heart.  

Fun Backyard Games with the daddies   

How cute are they?! 

And him?! 

Pin the wing on the butterfly!  How clever:) 

Yesterday, I got an exciting package in the mail!  Mark surprised me with a new lens.  A few months ago, Kiki dropped my 50mm lens and it broke into pieces.  I was so bummed because I just love shooting with a 50mm.  Well, Mark, with the help of Jason, picked me out a new and even better one.  I can't wait to practice!  Anyone need their family portraits done by someone who knows next to nothing about photography? :)   

My new lens!!!

Kiki wanted me to tell you all about her new Little House dress.  I was able to find her one, and she, like her sister, will not take it off.  I have to admit that I find it all pretty precious.  

While I'm posting pictures, here are two more pics of Keeks.  She's been a lot less camera shy lately!  

Not only does she have a southern accent, she's adopting the attire, as well! 

Taking her baby for a hike!


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