Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Festivities!

Oh.My.Goodness.Gracious. That was quite possibly the craziest week of my life!! I am just now feeling like I can breathe again and we are still in the midst of it!
It all started Wednesday, which was Christmas Eve. I spent the day cleaning my house and getting ready for the busy week ahead. I also thought that it would be a good idea to get a spray tan for Haley's wedding that weekend and so the pics of me are a wee bit on the orange tan. You can't shower for like 10 hours and so I was sporting my "Oompa Loompa Tan" at church that night too. Every time I came into the room where Aaron was he would start singing "oompa loompa doompity doom ..." MmmHmmm.... Thanks babe. We headed to Mom's for the Christmas Eve service and Dinner with my family. The service was great and the kids behaved wonderfully. I think the Christmas Eve service took longer than we thought and we didn't end up eating until 9:00 ... WHEW! We didn't even have time to play Christmas games with my fam before rushing out the door to get home and ready for Santa. Here are a few pics from that night though.





Then we went home and Aaron was up until 4:30 a.m. putting together Avery's little wooden kitchen for Christmas. When I came in about 1:30a.m. he only had all the pieces organized and gave me the most pitiful look and said "will you make me some mac n' cheese?" Hilarious. But I'm pretty sure it was completely worth it- Avery was THRILLED! She has not stopped playing with it yet. Aaron's parents came over about 8:30 Christmas morning and we opened presents and had the best time. Here are some pics of that morning.




So this was probably my favorite Christmas EVER!! Truly!! It was just so much fun watching the kiddos!! After We ate breakfast we went to Aaron's grandmother's (Bobo) house to eat lunch and have Christmas there! It was so fun too! We played games and the kids opened gifts and it was just such a wonderful laid back Christmas!

Here are some pics from Bobo's house!







So that was our Christmas in a nutshell! It was seriously one of my favorites ever! Sorry it has taken me so long to get this post out, I tend to run late on almost everything. Including taking my Christmas Decor down ....... blah- def my #1 priority this weekend!!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's My Birthday and I'll do what I want to ... Thanks.

So Today I am turning 23 years old ... I feel a wee bit too old to be 23, but don't even want to THINK about being 25, so I'll be OK with 23.

Because it is my birthday, in honor of myself, I will post a survey off of Beth Moore's daughter, Amanda's, blog and pretend she tagged me. I will also pretend I tagged all my blogging friends, because I don't know how to do that.

Here goes,

8 TV Shows I Watch:
1) The Backyardigans (WAY too much, but I actually like them ... is that bad??)
2) The Today Show ... everyday
3)The Office ... It's my quality time with Aaron.
4)Friday Night Lights
5)Brothers and Sisters
6)The Hills (shh... don't tell)
7) Divine Design
8)I am desperately waiting on new seasons of the Bachelor and Big Brother.

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1) Shang-ri-La cafe
2) Capers
3) The Flying Fish
4) Mexico Chiquito
5) Gina's Sushi
6) Outback
7) The Dixie Cafe
8) Macaroni Grill

8 Things that Happened to Me Today:
1) I turned 23.
2) Changed Avery's Diaper.
3) Changed Dalton's Diaper.
4) Cried over birthday cards.
5) Cyber-Stalking (personal fave).
6) Drank a delicious cup of coffee with wonderful Pumpkin Spice Creamer.
7) Watched the Backyardigans
8) Built a fire, aka threw a fire log in the fireplace.

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1) Rachel getting home from college today.
2) Cantina Laredo for lunch.
3) Experiencing Christmas with Avery.
4) Going through the Holidays without being pregnant, totally underrated.
5) Starting up the mother-daughter bible study learning about the book of Esther.
6) Haley's wedding festivities this month.
7) Dalton sleeping through the night ... Whew.
8) Another cup of coffee.

8 Things I Wish For:

1) That my hair would never be dirty and always look naturally fabulous.
2) For Rachel to get here safe and sound.
3) That Avery would choose to obey ... not going so well.
4) That my children will love Jesus more than anything else in the world.
5) For Target to come and tell me that I'm their #1 customer and in return they are giving me a lifetime of free merchandise.
6) An iPhone
7) That I will have the energy and "want-to" to make a huge veggie garden this spring.
8) That we are not about to enter a Great Depression.

Now for my birthday wish I wish you would all watch Bon Qui Qui ... one of my personal heroes.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Snowing!!!!!!

So it seems we are going to be snowed in at Mom and Dad's SWEET!! I love it when this happens. Mom and Sarah Baker just ran out the door to Wal-Mart to get stuff for Chicken Enchiladas and all the fixin's. Totally pumped. My mouth is watering thinking about it.

My skin is oh-so dry this time of year though- so that's a bummer. My Memaw told me the other day that she was watching GMA and Diane Sawyer (who I think is absolutely beautiful) said she uses bar soap instead of liquid soap because liquid dries your skin out ---- WHATTTTTT?!?!?!!?!?!?! I always thought the opposite. Maybe it's one of those highly disputed things in life. Kinda like whether to put your baby on his back or tummy. Moms pretty much get in fist fights over that. My babies are tummy sleepers. They have always slept so much better that way. Moms across cyber-space are shaking their heads right now. Well lift up your dropped jaws and be glad I posted such deep thoughts today.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Skidda marinky dinky dink ...

Can I just say that half the reason I'm blogging right now is to distract me, because I've found myself WAY too interested in the "Britney Spears: For the Record" documentary ... I need to do something productive.
Well, I haven't posted in a couple weeks ... it's been crazy around here, however at the same time I'm sure I couldn't tell you 5 things that has happened! Oh well, such is my life!
Friday night we had a few couples over to the house for dinner. We made homemade pizza and played Apples to Apples, it was quite a grand time. However all day we had been having problems with our water heater (which we just bought less than a year ago). I guess the pilot light wouldn't stay lit or something. ANYWAY after Aaron and Ben (my bro-in-law) left to get Ben's stuff another guy there was in the guest bath and said he smelled gas ... so at about 11 p.m. we uprooted and drove to LR to bed down at Ben and Sarah Baker's- CRAZY!! It was SO crazy! But because they were up so late they stayed up, they slept until 10!! Amazing .....................

Here is our latest scoop ...

AVERY is saying more and more things everyday! She points out everything on your face "eye, nose, mouth, teeth, ear, hair," She is calling more people by name "Maw" (aaron's mom), "Dee" (my mom) and last night we were waving bye to Ben and she yelled out "Ben" We loved it!! She is also just so ... aware right now. Sarah Baker asked if she'd get her a diaper when she was changing Dalton's diaper. She went in to the other room, got in the diaper door and brought the diaper and wipes. She's brilliant.

This is a pic of her today after Emerson's basket-ball game. She is dead asleep with a ring pop in her mouth, no that is not a passy, it's a ring pop.


DALTON is just as happy as ever. I keep thinking that he's teething, but I can't feel any teeth in there. He rolls all over the place and is dying to sit up. I know he wants to so bad, but he's too dang big for his baby muscles to hold up. He is quite ticklish and LOVES Miss Avery. A couple days ago I was running errands with Mom and the babies and both of them fell asleep. I looked in the back and they were both asleep and HOLDING HANDS! Never have I ever, ....

Here is a pic of Bubba tonight. I think I scared him trying to get his attention for the pic. Hilarious


Final Thought ...

I was kinda reading through one of my old Beth Moore studies the other day called "Living Beyond Yourself" which is my favorite one of all time. It's on the fruit of the spirit. In there there is one part about telling you that when everything comes crashing down your Prince Charmng on a White Horse is coming ... and here's the verses that she gave with it. Goosebumps, seriously goosebumps.

Revelation 19:11-16

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful an True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Applause of Heaven!

So this week was "Baptism Sunday" at our church. I, and my 3 siblings, was baptized! My dad baptized Rachel, Emerson and I, and Sarah Baker's hubby, Ben, baptized her. I think I had kinda down-played it because everyone I know had been baptized, but after doing it I can honestly say it was one of the most special days of my life. It was just ... special. I just absolutely loved it.
I think there will be a "flicker" site soon that show the baptisms, so I'll post that soon. However we were next to last so you might get to watch a whole bunch before you see us.
Oh Lordy, kiddos- gotta go! More later, pics to come!!
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