Sunday, December 30, 2012

Big News!

The Selph family has big news!
Wait for it.....
Wait for it.....
Guess what??
We got a CAT!!  <^.^>
Meet Libby!

She's an eight year old sweetheart!  We adopted her from Paws today!  The last present the girls opened on Christmas was one from Kevin and I.  It was wrapped in paper with paws all over it.  It was filled with cat toys and a food and water bowl.  They weren't sure what to make of it so we told them we were getting a cat!  They were so happy!  We saw her yesterday and fell in love.  Went back for her today.  Hoping for a good report from the vet....heading there this week.  We'll be in touch... 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

Hello out there!  I'm sorry we have been so neglectful of this space of ours.  There are many reasons, alibis, excuses, all of them true, but what is boils down to is not enough hours in a day around here.  Anyway, here are a few pictures from Halloween!  I thought I better post them before I post anything Christmas. We had the most beautiful gypsy you've ever seen and the most adorable black cat around!  Yes, Sara was a black cat last year too.  She decided to be in again the night BEFORE Halloween.  She said it was her favorite costume ever and since I made it, how could I argue with that. :)
We'll be back soon! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 2012 {autumn pictures}

Last Thursday the girls and I headed out to Hickory Creek Preserve with my friend Amy so she could take a few autumn pictures of the girls!  Enjoy! 
Jessica 10
Sara 7


*BTW, we took my camera to a shop in Chicago and within 10 seconds, and for free, they cleaned my sensor so, the black spot that has invaded my pictures should be gone!  Yay!  Thanks Helix Camera!  If you recall, Wolf wanted $75 and to send my camera out for 4-8 weeks.  No thank you.*


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I love basket ball

I play basket ball. It is vary fun!my number is 9 and my taem is the Bucks.I used to play at Grand Prairy. I was the only girl.I had games on saterdays and practis on wedays.but now I am going on a difrint team.2 of my friends are on that team.  my two friends are Ava and Luke.this is my old team ...


                                                                     yours truely,Sara

BTW Her coach on the left is Brian Koch from Midlothian.  He graduated with my brother John.
Small world.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Rain rain go away

Hurricane Isaac is making its way here to Chicago in the form of rain this weekend.  We DO need the rain.  Unfortunately, it is making its appearance on the same weekend as the highly anticipated (at least in this household) Frankfort Fall Fest.  We will not be stopped by a little bit of rain!

Looks like fun!
We are not big fans of thunder around here!
Stay dry!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Today is the first day of school 2012.  5th grade and 2nd grade.  Wow!  Both the girls were happy to be going back, ready to see who was in their classrooms, ready to meet their teachers and {i think}ready for a bit of structure in their day, but it is hard to let go of summertime.  Anyone who knows me knows that I love when the girls are home and I am never happy to see the return of school.  Like it or not, school days are here again and we are going to have a great year this year!  I just know it!

Sara Corrine  7 1/2  &  Jessica Meredith  10 1/2

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vacation - part 3 - St. Louis - Final Installment

This is a long series of posts, I realize that.  I will move on after this last one, promise! ;)  We spent only one day and night in St. Louis.  We left Nashville and headed for St. Louis and Kevin decided to get off the mail expressway in Paducah, KY.  We took a lot of back roads until we got to Cape Girardeau, MO.  It was a pretty drive.  He and I enjoyed it, the girls, not as much.  They were nervous that there were not many cars and buildings along the way.  They really are city girls.  We stayed at a hotel in the St. Louis Union Station.  It was a beautiful building.  They have tried to revamp it by having a mall in the main level but it was half empty and the stores that were there were not that great.  It is a shame as the facility was cool.  We drove around a bit that night and happened upon the City Garden.  It takes up a couple of blocks and has a huge fountain to play in with dancing waters and lights and many cool sculptures to check out.  We all enjoyed it a lot!  The next day was spent at the St. Louis City Museum.  Coolest place!!  If you get a chance to take your kids, you MUST go!  I only have a few pictures there because my big camera was getting in the way of my climbing and sliding and playing.  Check out all the places to climb!  We decided to just get home after that and we were all ready to sleep in our own beds.  Especially me.  All in all, it was a quick and fun road trip! 

city museum!

This is when we noticed the dust...on the way home!  UGH!

So tell us, what are your favorite states to visit and why?  I'm hoping we have many more road trips ahead of us!