New Family Pictures!

We went down to a local mall that has a huge Christmas tree and is all decorated for the holidays with some friends and took some pictures! They are so cute and fun! We had a great night!

We are the Champions!!!

Jacob got to be on an All Star Football team for a special tournament over Thanksgiving week and they won the Championship Game!!! They did so great!

Family Fun Saturday!

A Saturday fun day was in order! So off we went on a 2 mile walk in our area! And we all had a great time! (As the pictures will show!)

The fun kick!
Dustin relaxing

Bekah seeing how cold the water was, and it was cold!

Jake jumping in

Funny faces

Daddy and his girls!

Dustin & I

Mommy & my kids

My sweet kids!

Dustin throwing Jake in the river

Look a huge fish! (Dustin wishing he had his fishing pole!)
It was a fun day! And as always I have a ton of pictures!
Pictures tell a much better story than I do!

Ship Wrecked

Our little Tropical Storm brought a few ships down with it! Because of the storm, which really wasn't much, the kids and Dustin had the day off. So we decided to see if we could find and huge shells that the storm brought in. We didn't find any whole shells, but so monster pieces. We did find two boats wrecked on the beach! It was crazy to see. Not and everyday kind of thing.

The first beach we stopped at.

Our second stop. Our adventure began as we walked along were there use to be beach, in the bay to get out to the ocean beach. It was fun, but the water was cold. A first for the kids!

Finally finding beach to walk on we continued to the ocean.

An old boat that had washed up on the beach. It was torn apart, but we don't know if that was from the storm or cause it was old.

The stormy dark clouds in the back are crazy to see!
Another boat washed ashore. It was sad to watch the waves crash over this boat.

Welcome to Destin!
I am sure that after the stormy beach pictures and ship wrecks you all can't wait to to visit!
It was not a warm sunny day, but we enjoyed our after storm adventure! And now we have a really cool story!

Cookies!!! Best Ever Cookies!!!

So I took a few ideas, and recipes and made my own cookie recipe, that is the BEST EVER! I could eat all the cookie dough alone in no time! So if you want to try something new, try these!!! I had trouble with them going flat, but I think it is because my kitchen is cool. They taste good flat too!!!

Eleanor's Best Ever Chocolate Chip cookies!

2 sticks butter
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2-1/4 cup pancake mix (yes, pancake mix!)
chocolate chips to taste
nuts optional

Mix and Cook at 350 for about 10 minutes.
Hint: If you put the batter in the fridge so it cools, the cookies are suppose to be plumper.

Eleanor's Chocolate chip Pumpkin cookies

dash of cloves
1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
1 cup quick oats
1-1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups pancake mix
chocolate chips to taste
nuts optional

mix together and cook at 350 for 10-15 minutes
see hint above!

Let me know what you think!!!

End of Season!

Football & Cheerleading have come to an end, kinda! The normal season is over, but Jacob got asked to play on an All Star team! So he has a little longer! They had a great season! The Cheer season ended with a Show off, really loud, but fun. Gracie had a great time! All the Niceville Cheerleaders! Gracie is in the third row up, kinda in the middle.
Grace with her Show off trophy

Jake getting a trophy at his end of year team party

Jake with his trophy

Side Note Challenge!

I have decided that everyday this month I am going to post what I am thankful, with a picture, if I have one that goes! So look to the right side under my Give Thanks Turkey to see all my wonderful blessings! You never know, you may be one of them!!!

Halloween, I know, I am late!

Halloween was fun! The kids had different fall parties at school, and play group for Bekah. We went to a local pumpkin patch to search for the perfect pumpkins! Halloween night we went to a party at my good friends parents house, and all went trick or treating together, the kids had fun!



My cute kids!

Bekah's pumpkin she found for her party!

Off in search of the perfect pumpkin!

My Cloon Trooper and Runway Diva

Trick or treating

Little Dora