Thursday, January 12, 2012

Harpers Ferry

The weather in Maryland has been like a roller-coaster. Bitter cold one day and spring-like the next day. We took advantage of one of the warmer days and went exploring.

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is less than an hour from our house. It is a tiny town, tucked into the hillside, but it has some incredible history. In 1859, John Brown and his men led a raid in the town. They were caught in nearby Charles Town, but the raid ended up being the catalyst for the Civil War.

Harpers Ferry is also one of the very few towns that the Appalachian trail passes directly through.

Old town Harpers Ferry

St. Peters Church

Sunset over the Shenandoah River
Bailee gets the credit for this gorgeous picture.

Bostyn...trying to intimidate me. Ha ha ha

Bailee's self-portrait

Me and my two favorite boys at the point

I love having these warm days, but I keep wondering, are we going to have a winter at all this season?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

December Recap

December was a busy month. Between packing, cleaning, moving and starting a new job, it was Christmas before we knew it. Here is a look back at our crazy month.

December 2nd we went to the town tree lighting....and were promptly ditched by the kids.

December 3rd Bailee celebrated her 14th birthday with 26 of her closest friends.

I made this cake without letting anyone know what the inside looked like.
I think it turned out pretty great!

December 4th we chopped down the perfect tree.

December 7th I started a new job. I work part-time for a local water cooler company. I do sales and marketing. It exactly what I have been needing. I LOVE it!

December 10th we went to a Santa breakfast at church.

December 13th we decorated that perfect tree at our new house.
Pretend that it isn't leaning in this picture. :)

December 1st through the 15th I packed a bazillion boxes.

December 15th Bailee FINALLY got her braces off! Gorgeous!

December 22 my favorite brother flew in.

December 23 my parents arrived.

December 24 we finished up our shopping and went to see the girls perform in the Pageant at church. Bostyn was a narrator and Bailee was one of the wise people.

After the pageant, Bailee realized that she had thrown her retainers away at Panda Express.....30 minutes away. We drove back to the restaurant and rooted around the dumpster for about 20 minutes until THANKFULLY my mom and Bostyn found them!
A Christmas miracle!
After our disgusting adventure, we played games and ate snacks until we were so exhausted that we collapsed in bed.

Christmas was a blast. We opened presents by the fire and relaxed. My mom and I made a ham lunch with all of the trimmings. After a late lunch, we headed down to the farm to spend some time with Jake's family.

I don't have pictures of anything else, because my camera battery died. Mostly we just hung out and enjoyed each other's company. Jake and I weren't feeling very good on New Years, so we stayed home. We mostly sat around and waited for the ball to drop. As soon as it dropped, so did we....right into bed.

We are looking forward to an awesome 2012!
So many things to look forward to!