Thanksgiving in Kansas City Pt. 2

Happy Tuesday!
First up, don't forget to check out an amazing giveaway going on my blog here!
Now onto the second installment of our trip over Thanksgiving week in Kansas City, Missouri!

Thursday - Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2011

We had amazing food, relaxed, and hung out with family.
Here is what I'm grateful for and here is what all we really did!
Oh, and I forgot to add in Part 1 that we watched our niece, Lily at gymnastics! She is already really talented and basically the best in her class! She is very flexible, enthusiastic, and fearless :) 
Isn't she adorable?
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Friday - November 25, 2011 

In the morning I finished reading Water for Elephants and then relaxed for a few hours. In the afternoon we traveled to a city 2.5 hours away from Kansas City called Bolivar. That is where Kyle (Kevin's brother) is attending school (Southwest Baptist University) and playing basketball.  We came down to watch two of his games (one Friday night and the other Saturday night) and stayed in a hotel. The Painters and the Reeses came as well. They won their game this night and it was a lot of fun! Kyle was the highest scorer on his team and did great! Afterwards we all ate at Taco Bell since we were hungry late at night!

Saturday - November 26, 2011 

We woke up and headed out to Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, MO which is one of only four drive through caves in the world! I have a ton of awesome pictures of the cave and event so this will get its own blog post tomorrow! The cave was gorgeous and it was a lot of fun!

After the cave, the girls got manicures and went shopping at Ann Taylor Loft while the guys hung out at Bass Pro Shop.
Lily & Anna (Kevin's sister)
Lily was so funny getting her nails done! She was so excited about them and it was so cute! She got two sparkly colors alternating with each finger. Sadly, one whole nail's polish came off at the game later on.
I got this gray color by O.P.I. and I love it! I am loving neutrals right now, i.e. nudes, grays, light browns, etc. This color is called "French Quarters for Your Thoughts" and I may or may have not bought it at Ulta to go in my stocking...haha. 
What are your favorite nail polish colors right now?
Afterwards we ate at QDoba and then went to another Southwest Baptist University Basketball game! Unfortunately they lost this one but it was still a lot of fun!
Lily & I
She didn't want to take any pictures with me so I had to bribe her. She let me take a few pictures like this in exchange for her taking my camera the rest of the night taking tons of random pictures haha.
  PS. That off white eternity scarf is from Ann Taylor Loft and I LOVE IT!!! Thanks Kathy!

Sunday - November 27, 2011 

We woke up and attended church. This was the first time we attended all 3 hours of church not in nursery! It was great to get to go to Sunday School and Relief Society! Ah, what a treat! Then we flew back home later that evening...it was so much fun and we are excited to go back and visit for Christmas time!

More on this trip here: 

What is your favorite nail polish color?
Another question for you: anyone doing anything sweet today or tonight? We have our first HOA meeting! Fun... (not really) Maybe we can figure out what paint color options we have for our house! It needs to be painted asap so we will in the spring...!

Also, DON'T forget about the current giveaway on my blog HERE to win a custom watercolor portrait!!! Go enter...now!!!


  1. I just bought some OPI this weekend! I bought silver and deep blue and going to two tones on my nails, when I finally get a chance :)

  2. OPI nail polish is the best - my all time favorite is Lincoln Park After Dark. It's a deep purplish-burgundy if that makes any sense! Ha!


  3. Looks like a good time! Your hair loos so lovely!

  4. I read Water for Elephants this break too! I kind of loved it, even though it had some weird parts. What did you think of it?

  5. How cute is your niece!! :) Love that color polish...I love dark blues, reds, and grays. Glad you had a great time!!

  6. love reading about your thanksgiving. also the LOFT is my favorite place is shop.


  7. I love reading your posts about Missouri- we are for sure going to check out those caves- excited for that post tomorrow! Loving the white scarf!

  8. So I found your blog crazy. My friend Marlee Genille had commented on a blog called Emma and Race so I went to their blog..then I found yours. I fell in love. :) You are gorgeous dear. I was also looking at the photo shoot you had with your hubby and can I ask where you got all of your outfits in that shoot, because I am in love with ALL of them. My email is aaronandhaili@gmail.com. :) You are so awesome.

  9. Your niece is so cute! I love that she is doing gymnastics! And I so badly want to go and get a manicure now! I LOVE the grey color you chose!

  10. I just have one thing to say: Can I have your hair?!

    Please and thank you :)

  11. I was just thinking what stephanie said! Goodness, your gorgeous!! :)