Monday, April 8, 2013

Darnel's Campaign

 Sometime back in December or January I started hearing that my brother in law, Darnel, might run for school board. In the past few years he has become more passionate about being involved in his church and community. He is highly involved with the Human Rights Commission that works for equal rights in Kirkwood and Kirkwood Schools. I was excited he wanted to run and certain he would be a great candidate. He ended up getting on the ballot and running an awesome campaign. We had a great time spreading the word and jumping on board whenever possible. I don't have many pictures throughout the campaign, but i do have a few of the election night. The day before the election I made chocolate chip cookies and took them to Darnel as a well wish for election day.

cookies for the candidate
Darnel Frost election sign in our yard
We had a group of people in the back room at Mike Duffy's to watch the election unfold. We ate and drank and the kids played and we waited. It was a while before results started to come in. However, once the results were in it was so fun to be with Darnel and the rest of his supporters as well as Marie Kelly and her campaign team.
on my way to the election watch party
At Mike Duffy's for election
his tiniest supporter 

the Frost Family
This video is the reaction to finding out both Marie and Darnel had won. The last person he hugs is Marie.

Congratulations, Darnel! It was so fun to be on this journey with you.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Easter Festivities

For the last few years (whenever the date works) the adults in my family have gotten together and gone to the adult easter hunt put on by Kirkwood and Webster. This year it was at a park in Shrewsbury and was a VERY cold night. We bundled up and went anyway. We just spent very little time out of our cars! It's always a fun event and this year everyone walked away with a prize or two. 
the girls at the hunt...don't mind my mom with her headlamp on backwards. One might think the light digging into her forehead would hurt :) 
Me and Tom..serious as always
The whole group with our headlamps on ready to hunt
Dave and Stephanie

another shot of the girls
Below is a smorgasboard of Easter pics at my grandma's house. We spent the morning at Tom's mom but I, unfortunately, didn't take any pics. We spent the whole day outside as it was a beautiful one! Everyone had so much fun. Yard games, kids running, college basketball and lots of yummy food. Enjoy the photos!
A pretty pitiful attempt at a picture with our godsons
the Treys
Me and Tom
a sweet future lacrosse player
the kids on their mark for the Easter Egg hunt
sweet boy
sweet boys giving each other a hug (Trey and Reese)
all the grandkids except for Joe. That sweet boy was definitely missed. 

toward the end of the day it got really classy. This is the table TJ set up in the backyard so they could keep enjoying the nice weather. I swear he had half of mama's house out in that yard. 
a much better shot of me and my sweet man

this little guy loves to see himself on the's a sure smiler every time
brought out the wedding yard games. SO FUN! Definitely a highlight of my day minus the fact that I was terrible. The smaller kids would climb on between throws and we would have to kick them off for the next round. 
these two really adore each other
T1 and T3

My sweet grandmother and her grandchildren. She is such a trooper!
We definitely had a fun and blessed Easter. My grandmother does a great job cooking for all of us and the kids and adults enjoy the day to relax and play!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rachel's Baby Shower and St. Patrick's Day

Right after my team went on our spring break trip I got to go down to Cape Girardeau to see two of my dearest friends. Rachel and Leslie are both pregnant. Rachel is having twin girls and Leslie is having her second, a girl. They are just too cute and it was so fun!
Three babies in my hands!
What a cute little pregnant mama
college roommates, so many memories

Sunday night we had a St. Patrick's Day dinner at my parent's house. All the kids were dressed in green and baby Trey was rocking an adorable hat as usual! 

 This baby is ready to be fed...

all the kids in green with their mama

We had so much fun watching our sweet little Trey dance his heart out! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

St. Louis Snow 2013

I love a good snow storm. I am a busy body and appreciate the excuse it gives me to sit inside and do nothing for the day. It really is so nice. December and January were very mild this year so I assumed the snow would never fall. We actually did end up having a couple good snow storms...they were just waiting for lacrosse season to start! Toward the end of February we got a good bit of snow fall in the middle of the day. Tom left for work but Missouri Baptist called school first thing in the morning. I started to clean the house and bake but before I knew it Tom was on his way back him. We were drinking wine and playing Rummikub before noon (don't judge). We had a fire in the first place. I couldn't imagine a better day! 

Rummikub, wine and a fire 

Our snowy little home
 Later in the day we took a walk. Everyone who wasn't allowed to leave work was heading home but the roads were still covered. We watched and helped many stuck vehicles as we walked up Manchester Road to Des Peres park.
snow covered Manchester Road

Des Peres park was quiet and so pretty

by the lake at Des Peres park

The second snow storm didn't come until March 24th. So late in the season and it dumped about a foot of snow on St. Louis. It was a Sunday so we enjoyed just laying around inside and watching the snow fall. The roads were cleared quickly so we only had a late start on Monday. All the snow was melted by Wednesday. What a beautiful way to end the winter season. 
Darnel's campaign sign got covered by the snow

this was the second time Tom shoveled. It just kept on falling. 
the view from our front door
 Onto the next season. I cannot wait for some great spring days. I love the snow but it's time for sunshine and shorts!