Margaret (Curtis) McDaniel + Curtis McDaniel = Curtis.Squared

November 14, 2013

Meet Me in St. Louis

Curtis' dear grandmother ("Nana") passed away on October 27.  Everyone on his mom's side of the family met in St. Louis the following weekend to celebrate her life and attend her funeral.
His Nana loved Christmas and the St. Louis Cardinals, so we dressed appropriately.  We're thrilled that she is out of pain and with the Lord.  Not to mention, she has finally been reunited with her husband after over 30 years.

None of Curtis' extended family had met Anna.  Even though we wished they could have met under better circumstances, Anna gave joy to each person that she encountered.   
Great Uncle David.

First cousin, once removed Jonathan.

First cousin, once removed Micaela.


Aunt Megan.



This was the first time that Curtis and I traveled back to St. Louis since we moved away from it in 2009.  It had been over 4 years!  We drove past Nana's old house and our old apartment.  It seemed like it was all a dream.  It was really fun to reminisce about our first year of marriage in this city.  Before we left St. Louis, we headed over to their zoo and Forest Park.

We found that Anna was more interested in people than animals most of the time.

She also kissed Mommy in front of the camel!

Family shot

The trees were gorgeous.  What a beautiful time of year!

What a nice, relaxing end to a busy weekend.  We look forward to future travels to St. Louis now that we live so much closer!

First Halloween.

Now that we have Anna, we get to experience all the holidays like little kids again!  It's been so much fun.  :)
She's wearing her first Halloween onesie and hat.

Her pumpkin hat didn't really fit her well.  Haha!

Anna dressed as a giraffe.

We went to a Trunk or Treat event at a local church with some of our friends.
Lou brought Elena (dressed as a cat).

Anna was in a great mood!

I love how their costumes are so big on them that you barely can see their faces!

We went trick-or-treating in the rain.

Daddy and Mommy got to enjoy the spoils of her trick-or-treating! :)