Happy Thanksgiving

We hosted some family this year.  The dining table was completed with about 24 hours to spare.  Dinner went off well and included maple glazed bird, apple sausage stuffing, potato leek gratin, butternut squash, and roasted broccoli.  It was very nice visiting with everyone.

Grandpa and Rory

Grandpa and Rory

Turkey Crafting

Turkey Crafting

New Table Complete

New Table Complete

Group Shot

Group Shot

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Two Months Old and a Goofy Big Sister

Just wanted to share a few pictures of the kiddo’s.  The nice fall weather is helping to fight off electoral hangover and we are looking forward to our Thanksgiving visitors.  I have two weeks left to finish the dining table I’m building or we’ll be eating turkey our on TV trays!

"Wait, you elected who to be my president?!?"

“Wait, you elected who to be my president?!?”

Just a normal everyday outfit.

Just a normal everyday outfit.

Leaf Jumping

Leaf Jumping

Two Month Smile

Two Month Smile

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Halloween 2016

Written by Cheri

Trick or Treat was pretty fun this year!  Unsurprisingly my daughter wanted to be a princess, so Anna was the obvious choice.  Keeping with a theme, I put together an Olaf costume for Rory.  We went to a friends house nearby to chat and let the kids run around together, then we came back home and to hand out candy.  Elli surprised me when she said she was so excited to hand out candy. She did go to a few adjacent houses and we were succeeding in only receiving a moderate amount of candy until Ms. Lauren from across the street dumped half her bowl into Elli’s bag!!  Too funny…

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Elli as Princess Anna

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Rory as Olaf

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Dad and his girls

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It’s nearly impossible to get a picture of all of the kids, but here are most of them.

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Rory One Month

Here is a photo of Rory at one month old.  That month went by fast!

Rory One Month Old

Rory One Month Old

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It’s Fall Baby

Things are going well here in new-baby-land.  Rory is packing on the pounds and sleeping fairly well.  Better that Elliott did I think, but it’s hard to remember those days.  Last weekend my parents were here and were a great help.  We went to the Darlington Apple Festival and Dad and I even worked on building a dining room table.

Yesterday we went to the local orchard to pick apples and pumpkins.  Then Elli and I made a pie while Cheri and Rory took a nap.  Good times all around.

Elli's First Taste of Caramel Apple

Elli’s First Taste of Caramel Apple

Silly

Silly

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Rory in the Old Crib

Rory in the Old Crib

FLASHBACK -- Elliott in the Old Crib

FLASHBACK — Elliott in the Old Crib

Two Pumpkins

Two Pumpkins

Wagon Ride from the Orchard

Wagon Ride from the Orchard

At the Pumpkin Patch

At the Pumpkin Patch

Baby Pose

Baby Pose

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New Arrival

Cheri, Elli and I are proud to introduce Rory Elizabeth Withers.  Born on September 19th at 5:28PM.  She weighed in at 8lbs, 4oz and measured 20″ long.  Cheri did an amazing job and is recovering quickly.  Elliott is highly intrigued and eager to help out with baby things and we are thankful to be receiving lots of love an help from family and friends.  Pictures, for your enjoyment:

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Fun in Vermont

Posted by Cheri

After RJ’s wedding on Friday, we ventured up north to visit Erin and Jeremy for the weekend.  We weren’t 20 miles from the border when I said to Jared “Can we move here?”  I seriously love Vermont, especially the cool summer temps, mountains, and overall relaxing atmosphere.  While Jared spent sometime looking at real estate, I’m pretty sure it’s all just a fantasy.  Pretty sure….

Erin and Jeremy were great hosts and I so wish we lived closer to them.  We met their son Abbott for the first time and boy is he adorable!  Elli really adored him too.  Jared got to enjoy a mountain bike ride with Jeremy, we went blueberry picking, and enjoyed fresh vegetables from their garden and cheese from Erin’s shop.  We ate way too much and had a very relaxing time – pretty good vacation if I say so myself.

We again were pretty terrible with capturing the weekend, but did get these two gems.

Abbott and Elli

Abbott and Elli

Enjoying a carrot right out of the ground. :)

Enjoying a carrot right out of the ground. 🙂

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