Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Goldings

We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas! 

 {We of course have lots of pictures from festivities in December...
hopefully I'll get them posted once things slow down a little!}

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


The Little Lady was very excited to see Santa this year to tell him that she wants Saige {an American Girl doll} for Christmas.  Her little brother on the other hand, wasn't too thrilled.


We went to see Santa at Harding's Nursery.
I was impressed with their decorations and their Santa.


Since GW wasn't too excited about Santa, Mom and Dad got to jump in on the pictures too.

This pic did turn out pretty cute!

The Little Lady was thrilled with her Santa experience.
GW was thrilled because we got him a cookie at their open house after pictures : )

Black Friday...My Happy Day

I seriously LOVE Black Friday.
This year was extra awesome.  
The Little Lady was all into "girls day."

We headed into the city late Thursday afternoon.  Gaga and I surprised the Little Lady and took her to see Frozen.  Such a cute movie.  Then we headed to the new Holiday Inn Express right in the middle of all the good shopping.  My aunt and cousins met us there and we had a slumber party, complete with swimming and not much sleep : )

We'll all tell you that our Black Friday shopping is more about our time together, not the deals.  Sure, we all love a good deal, but we "slept in" and didn't start shopping until 5AM.  We all refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, we hate how they've ruined Black Friday by opening on Thanksgiving.

We started with two of my favorite things...Target and Starbucks.
I LOVE this picture!!!

After Target, we met up with my Grandparents {where T informed my Grandpa that, "there are no boys allowed on girl's day" but later said it was ok if just he came} and my great aunt and several more cousins, at Kneaders for breakfast.  
At Kneaders, T was the first kid of the day to find their Elf, so not only did she get a sucker, but she also got to choose his new hiding place for the day.

After some more shopping, it was time to head back to the hotel for a nap for one tired little lady.
Then our boys came and picked us up and we headed to see Santa!!!

Thanksgiving 2013

It looks as though I'm becoming a holiday only blogger, seeing as the last time I posted was Halloween pics.
Oh well, I guess.  Some are better than none, right.

Thanksgiving was really nice this year.
We spent it here on the ranch and my Grandparent's house.


After a great lunch, it was time for a little pinball...and a nap.
{My Grandpa has this awesome vintage pinball machine.  He's had it for as long as I can remember.}
The weather was great, the guys headed out to do a little shooting.

I successfully rolled out two pie crusts {my Mom made them for me when she was making hers}.  I made two caramel pecan pies, pumpkin bars and a new recipe, pecan pie bread pudding.  OMG, so good!  It tasted like the inside of a gooey cinnamon roll.

I hope that you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and were able to spend it with loved ones.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Trick or Treat

The Little Lady decided quite awhile back that she wanted her and GW to be superheroes for Halloween.
Easy enough, I can make capes.
I even joined in on the fun with a cape and mask.


I worked in the morning and then Gaga and Papa brought the littles up to Limon so the girls in the office could see them.
Katie and Baby Maddie met up with us.
After lunch, I went home with them so we could rest up and then head to Kit Carson for trick-or-treating.


The Little Lady said that her superpower was "force fields."
{She's very into the movie The Incredibles and the girl's power on the movie is throwing force fields.}
I love the pic of her below, throwing her best force field : )

She also said that GW's superpower was walking on water.
We giggled and told her, "no, that's Jesus." : )

GW fought his nap all afternoon.
Then he fell asleep about 20 minutes before we needed to leave.
Despite how he's looking here, he ended up having a lot of fun.
We all did.
I'm so thankful for such a nice little community to trick-or-treat in.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pumpkin Carving

Last Sunday night, Gaga and Papa came over for pumpkin carving.
It was a fun night...snacks, pumpkins and World Series baseball.

Gaga and Papa got the littles these awesome trick-or-treat bags!


Pumpkin guts make someone gag...

But not her little brother!
{Check out T's face in the pictures!}


So, she decided she'd draw on hers...

GW thoroughly enjoyed himself!

The finished products.


This is her scary face : )

GW's First Haircut

GW got his first haircut two weeks ago.

At first I really didn't love it, but it has grown on me...some.

I always said I wanted to just let him have shaggy hair, but it was long and getting in his eyes and with family pictures scheduled the next weekend I decided we better do something about it.

Once we got home and I kind of roughed the front up, I liked it better.


One night the week before I took him to get his haircut, I mentioned to John Wayne that I thought GW was needing a haircut.
To which his big sister piped up, "oh, I can do it."
All of the scissors were hidden.

Monday, October 14, 2013

GW's First Birthday Party!!!

 We had so much fun celebrating Gunner's first birthday on Saturday.

Lots of tractors, pumpkins, friends and family made for a great day!

My Mom and I love Fall, so we had fun decorating outside for this party.
My Grandparents gave me this John Deere pedal tractor when I was two-years-old.
Last year, my Grandpa restored it...looks good as new, doesn't it?!

John Deere green and yellow, orange pumpkins, and of course turquoise...perfect!  

I used the monthly carseat pictures as part of the decorations.


With Gaga's help, I made the cute pumpkin cake and smash cake.
I ordered the adorable cupcake toppers off Etsy.

The popcorn bar was a fun {and easy} addition.

My sweet happy family!

 The birthday boy!



The kids had fun decorating pumpkins!

Two of my best girlfriends and their sweet kids were there to celebrate with us.

And when the party was over...GW really enjoyed himself!

A big thank you to all of our friends and family who helped celebrate Gunner's special day with us!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Little Buckaroo {{1-year-old}}


It really doesn't seem like it's been a whole year since our little G-Dub made his appearance and completed our little family.
His smile brightens our every day.

He's a busy little boy and all boy he is.
He likes rocks, football, animals and tractors.

The true son of a rancher, he prefers steak.
His Mama's boy, he loves ice cream.

He give the BEST kisses.
He waves hi and bye and has just began to say "hi" and "bye" along with it.
He'll occasionally say "here" when he hands you something.

I LOVE to watch him and his sister interact. 
They are already the best of friends {and at times, the biggest of enemies}!

The hair really does shine red at times, and boy does he have a temper to match it.

I can't believe this is the last monthly carseat picture.
And in true GW fashion, he was a ham.

We had a little photo shoot the other day to capture a couple of 1-year-old pictures...

Happy Birthday G-Dub!!!
We love you SO much!