Family Pictures

Those of you that follow me on IG
have already seen a few of these but I just love them so much!

The wonderful, amazing, sweet, awesome Siri of
Of Pumpkin Theives and Buffalo Wings
Freckled Lemonade Photography
did our family pictures this year!
I've been DYING for Siri to take pictures for me for years!
I finally got the guts to ask her to do them
and I've never been more happy that someone said yes hahaha

SO without further ado,
our pictures:

Yes I HAD to post all of them!
They are so amazing and she made us look so good!
Rory is such a little literal poser hahaha
She does love a camera pointed at her ;)
And Jade did fantastic!
I didn't even think to get a couple of the girls together but alas, next year haha
Siri, thank you for making my family look great
and for letting my daughter drag you around by the hand
and give you hugs ;)

The Haps!

  This month has literally FLOWN by!
I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week!
And Jade will be 3 months old next week too!
Double WHA!?
Here's the latest from the Mills clan:
Jade was gven a beautiful blessing by her daddy on the 9th,
(kinda equivalent to a Christening, a very special prayer just for the baby)
and she was able to wear MY blessing dress
(Rory was way too big when we blessed her)
and I may have cried a lot little.
After everyone went home we enjoyed some quiet time with just the 4 of us
and loved every minute of it. 

These sisters have grown so attached to each other it's amazing.
Rory adores her sister,
I know I've said it before and I will probably say it again and again,
but she really does.
If Jade is fussy, Rory is right there talking to her
trying to calm her down and telling her how pretty she is
and how much she loves her,
with the occasional
"Youwa fine Jadey Loodawho" hahaha

Jade is such a smiley baby I just can't even handle her!
She loves when her sister puts her face real close and talks to her,
she'll giggle and talk right back
and they have lots of funny conversations.
They love to snuggle on Rory's "big" bed and big sister always gives Jade
a buddy to keep her warm hahaha

We decorated our tree on the 10th.
Yeah those of you that hate Christmas creeping up,
just letitgo!
To me, the tree helps separate this time of year (Thanksgiving included)
and makes it more special to me ;)
This year Rory got to actually help put ornaments on the tree and she loved it!
Unwrapping every ornament was like magic to her ;)
"Ahhhh, it's MEE"
(as we unwrapped an Aurora ornament)
We had a bloggy buddy playdate at our house with Kassi
(and Klara) from Truly Lovely!
They happened to move about 4 minutes from us so I was like
"Come over for waffles!!"
So they came over and our girls hit it off after a little warming up on Klara's end.
Rory's very intense hahahaha
But by the end, they were buddies and I'm looking forward to many
more playdates and possibly trips to see horses!

Things I'm looking forward to the rest of the month?
- Thanksgiving! 
We're hosting it this year and I'm excited about it!
- Black Friday shopping hahaha
I'm not one of those people that NEEDS to shop,
I just find it super fun to watch the crazy people hahaha
- Holiday Boutiques!
I have bought everything for Christmas presents, so far,
from small businesses/boutiques
and I'm hoping I can finish it!!
How's your November??

Disneyland 2014 trip!!

So remember how we went to Disneyland like 3 weeks ago??

And I never mentioned it again?
Hahaha consider it mentioned and documented now!

There are a TON of pictures,
so prepare yourselves but they are all worth it I promise!
Rory met: Ariel (twice!), Cinderella (twice!), Snow White, 
Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Mickey, 
Minnie (both Halloween Minnie and normal), Goofy,
Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Elsa, Anna, Pluto, 
Doc McStuffins, and Sofia the First!

Funny anecdote: the Rapunzel we met was the SAME Rapunzel we 
met last time we went and she and Flynn tried to steal Rory!
Remember that picture??
Yeah it was adorable,
no she didn't remember us and we couldn't really explain to her who we were
or our connection to her cuz she can't break out of character (duh!)
but it was super cool nonetheless!

And Jade really only met Ariel, Belle, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Cinderella
when we ate at Ariel's Grotto,
which by the way is TOTALLY worth the money and I honestly
would LOVE LOVE LOVE to do it again!

Jade came alive at Disneyland!
Her facial expressions were fabulous
and she started talking and giggling!
Rory was a crankface until she met people or went on a carousel hahaha
She LOVED the carousels and I'm pretty sure she went on them
cumulatively 20 times at least!
If I could get her to sit in the stroller,
she'd fall asleep finally and not be AS cranky but ya know, little sleep and LOTS
of interaction is hard for little people ;)

Funny Things

As a mom,
there are many things I end up doing that may not be 
normal for other people.
And I thought it'd be fun to list a few awkward/funny things
that have happened since becoming a mother ;)
 - I have used burp rags as Kleenex.....
yes, yes I have.
Oh and not for the kids, for myself have I used these things in a pinch.
- I get yelled, screamed, and talked back at/to on a daily basis
by my bosses hahaha
and those are usually followed by snuggles,
talk about a complex for mommy!
- My biggest problem currently is where to put my Christmas tree where it won't
interfere with the baby swing!
- Often "breakfast" consists of anything I find in the house.
Usually Pop Tarts or cookies hahaha
- I find myself thinking "Did I throw out that diaper or is it still on he ottoman....?"
as I lay down for bed at night.
And I just shrug and hope for the best
-  When I shop online I am always drawn to the kid stuff.
I don't even notice anymore.
- I'm in bed and usually asleep by 9 at night.
And I'm up by 7-8:30 every morning......ugh.....
- Laundry is almost a daily chore.
How can 4 people possibly create so much?!
- My "me time" consists of a bathroom trip when Daddy's home
so I can close the door.
- I've gone 4 days without showering and didn't even notice.....
yeah trust me, it is totally shameful and I now make an effort
to put it on my list to do hahaha
- Laundry is my biggest pleasure. 
I LOVE having it all done and put away,
plus now that I use a homemade detergent,
it's SOOO cheap to do laundry all the time
and the crystals I choose for smell are da BOMB! 
- apple juice is something we can NEVER be out of!
Or there will be the biggest meltdown of all time
- I get so excited to go ANYWHERE alone hahaha
I know there's more and more funny ones but at the moment this is it!
 What are some funny things that happen around your house?
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