Monday, December 31, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

Our neighborhood does a great job with the Christmas lights and decor. We can walk and go see them anytime we like. We wanted to show Mimi and Papi so we bundled up and headed out. The walk would not be complete without some dancing in the neighbors yard. They have their lights synchronized to music and it is very Rock-n-Roll, we love it. G wanted her picture made by every blow up but we made her wait until we got to our friends Ashley's house so we wouldn't be traipsing around in random people's yards. Made her whole day and she so loves having Mom and Chris here. Next year we are going to have some fabulous lights on our house! Can't wait!

Christmas Round 3

Yes, I know I skipped from Round 1 to Round 3 but Round 2 is on my phone and I can only focus on one thing at a time these days :-) It's been a busy holiday season! This is Christmas with Nana and Papa. They suprised her with an American Girl Doll whom she decided to name Holly bc duh it's Christmas ya'll. I am telling you this kid hit pay dirt. Over. And Over. Again.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Round 1

Our first Christmas celebration was the weekend before with my Dad and Vickie. The gift giving was abundant and the madness was only just beginning. We had many more Christmas's and birthday celebrations to come. We enjoyed visiting and hanging out and G got a new puzzle that she promptly put her skills to work on and finished the whole thing in under 15 minutes. Super.Star.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. As we await snow on this Christmas Day....May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmas's be white!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Things I love about Christmas: 1. Presents wrapped under the tree 2. Stories about Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus 3. Time off work to watch movies and drink coffee and wine 4. Christmas Lights 5. Those pesky elves, Frisbee Sweetie and Snowflake Grace 6. Telling Georgia that Santa Claus is watching her 7. Busting out in song to Christmas Carols in the car 8. Family. Lots of visiting with family. 9. Anticipation 10.The feeling in the air that is only present at Christmas 11. Nativity Scenes 12. Inflatibles because they make me laugh 13. Ornaments 14. The Salvation Army Bells 15. Christmas Fudge, Peanut Brittle and Chocolate Covered Pretzels 16. Going to my Granny's house...still 17. Tiny feet in Christmas pajamas 18. Surprises 19. The Naughty/Nice Meter 20. Stockings hung by the fire 21. Cheesy Lifetime and Hallmark Christmas Movies 22. The Griswolds 23. The Grinch 23. Frosty and Rudolph 24. Jingle Bell Rock 25. Helping a familiy in need 26. Making someones day 27. Christmas Morning 28. Fried Turkey 29. Receiving Christmas Cards 30. Making Christmas Crafts and keepsakes

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

O Christmas Tree!

My baby loves the Christmas tree and I love taking pictures of her in her cute clothes. Mom and Chris will be here today and are actually en route as we speak. Please say a prayer for their safe travels. We're excited to see them! I only have two more days of work and then I will be off Friday through Wednesday. I can't wait! Happy Wednesday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Please Come To Boston

The title of this post really makes no sense except that it's about Boston and it's one of my favorite songs...sometimes I'm crazy like that ;-) As I write this it is Monday morning and I am actually excited it is Monday! We had a great day yesterday celebrating Christmas at Dad's house(pics later) and we have so much else to look forward to in the coming week! Georgia has a cheer party, I have a work party, Georgia has a birthday party at school AND my Mom and Chris will be here on Wednesday! Georgia's actual birthday is Friday so we will have a birthday celebration then and on Saturday we are going to my Aunt Greta's. I should be tired just typing that! Whew! I only have a couple of gifts left to buy and I will be all done. Yay! Georgia has been an absolute holiday trooper so far. Ok, to the pics...Boston and Blake came to visit this week and as always the two bigs romped and roared and had a big time. Sweet Blake just tries to keep up. She is so precious, I wish Courtney would just let me keep her ;-) Jonathon and Georgia had gone to Hobby Lobby to get supplies to decorate her Christmas tree for school so she and Boston supervised the actual assembly of the tree. Jonathon looked so sweet with a hot glue gun and some glitter! I love him. I love these little kids. They make me smile. Given the CT school shootings this week and the loss of a beautiful little girl right here in town, I have felt all weekend that God is really trying to get my attention. I'm listening and I am counting my blessings. These three little ones make the top of my list.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Georgia Grace: You are ALMOST 5 years old. We celebrated your birthday this weekend and oh what fun you had. Mommy wants to share with you some of the things that you like and are doinng now so one day you can look back and see what five was like...and so Mommy can remember too. You are very into Barbie right now, love to watch movies, eat popcorn and read books. Your favorite book right now is Black Beauty and we are almost finished with it. Just a few chapters left! You love to read the bible and do Pits and Peaks at bedtime. You make Daddy and I "catch the firefly" to see who gets to go first. You don't have a favorite lovie but choose a different one to sleep with everynight but you do still sleep with swankie blankie and silky pillow. Daddy makes you a "pallet" in the bed everynight and you sleep on top of about six of your other favorite blankets. We wake up at 6:45 everyday so you can eat breakfast and watch a show before we begin our day. We spend our evenings with you helping me cook dinner and most nights lately pushing the furniture back so you can do cartwheels and tumble. We like to play Candy Land and Memory Match and we like to snuggle on the couch. You are still so sweet in nature and tell me often that I am the best Mommmy in the world. I hope you always feel that way ;-) You are also entering into a very nurturing stage. You play doctor and pet vet all the time and you love to baby your babies. You are quite the little Mama. You told your teachers at school that all you want for Christmas this year was a baby sister to take care of :-) You love to eat spaghetti (you would eat it everyday if I would let you) and Outback. Your favorite songs are Taylor Swift's Never Getting Back Together and John Mayer's Queen of California. Lest we forget that we also have Christmas In Dixie on repeat in the know every single word and belt it out daily. I guess when Christmas is over we will keep it in the rotation since you love it so much. You love to play dress up with your friends and "kitchen". You like to bake cookies and muffins and to eat icecream. You LOVE icecream. Chocolate and Vanilla. You love to dance and sing and to make Mama and Daddy laugh. You also love to go to the movies! You are obsessed with nativity scenes but you refuse to call them by their correct name and you call them activity scenes no matter how many times we correct you. You recently learned to write your name the kindergarten way and to color in the lines so we have lots of new masterpieces in our home that you have created. You also want to know how to spell EVERYTHING. You are so inquisitive and I love that about you. I love everything about the person you are becoming. You are so much more than I could have ever even imagined and I am so proud of the little lady I see before me. God sure knew what he was doing when he gave us you. You are the peanut butter to my jelly and the macaroni to my cheese. You, my sweet Georgia Grace, are my everything and I promise to be the best Mom I can be for you. Happy ALMOST 5th birthday little girl. I hope five is as amazing as you are. ***Pictures from the day are in no particular order....Blogger was being difficult and I just left them :-) They range from getting ready for the party at home to the actual party then you can see her in her polka dot pajamas playing with some of her Birthday loot. It was a perfect party and we had so much fun. Thank you to all my wonderful friends for making her day special. We are blessed.