Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Tonight we went to my Mom's house and spent Christmas Eve with Gigi and Papaw. Price's favorite thing about their house is their train that goes around their tree. He had so much fun playing with the train with Papaw.

Then we had to get back home to get ready for Santa. Price and I made cookies for Santa. I'm no cookie artist, but I thought Price's was really good for a 3 year old. The only help he had was with the sprinkles and a little help with the lips....otherwise, he did it all on his own. Santa is going to be proud!

The cookie I decorated for Owen

Price's Cookie
(Pretty good, huh?!?)

We even left Santa Chocolate Milk cause we know it's his fav!!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOODNIGHT!!

Meet JuJu!

This is JuJu. Our Elf on the Shelf. We have had a lot of fun looking for him each morning and I have enjoyed listening to Price talking to him occasionally. Tonight is his last night with us until next year. I'm not sure who's going to miss him or Price......

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ho! Ho! Ho!

My friend, Traci, personally knows Santa Claus and invited him over for cookies the other day, along with a few friends. P & O both were excited to see Santa and crawled right up in his lap. I was so glad that neither of them cried. I'm sure it helped a little that he was handing out a few presents....

Santa reading "The Night Before Christmas" to everyone.

Not a Creature was sturring....

Owen & Santa

Santa Love

Santa said they were very good this year!

Price crawled right up in his lap w/o me even asking.

Opening presents...

and showing them off!!!

Santa even let us take a little picture with sweet!
Merry Christmas!!
Hope Santa's good to each of you!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


This Thanksgiving I had so much to be thankful for!

My husband! We are a TEAM! He takes care of me and makes me feel so secure!. I know with him I can get through anything. I depend on him for EVERYTHING. He is the most responsible man I know (Just like my grandfather!). He always knows what to do and I never have to worry with him by my side. He's a great dad and his only fault would be working too much, but I can't complain too much about that since I do reap the benefits..... I am a LUCKY woman to be married to him, for sure!

My two precious children! My beautiful boys! They are my life line! They make me smile on days when I'm sad. They keep me going when I feel like I can't go anymore. They make me miss the days behind us while still looking forward to the days to come. Motherhood is such an emotional and uplifting journey. I hate leaving them for fear of missing something but I am so very blessed to be able to stay at home with them and watch them grow everyday. I miss very little of their lives and I hope that I am always able to say that. As they go to school and become more independant I will miss the days at home when both are home whining and fighting. I have been praying for patience (I know they say not to do that) but I truly feel that I have gained an appreciation for the small things, even when they aren't so much fun!

My MOM! My mom is my ROCK! She takes care of me in more ways then I could ever explain. She listens to me when I need to be listened to. She supports me no matter what. I don't know what I'd do without her. REALLY! She is a great Gigi and I am glad to have such a close relationship with her.

Our ENTIRE Family! We have such a fabulous support system. They are right where they need to be when we need them. I always know we can count on them regardless of the situation. We are fortunate to live close to Josh's family who helps us at a moments notice. Who loves our our children and are a big part of their lives.

My FRIENDS! There are some old and some new.....What wonderful blessings each of you are! It's amazing how each of you add something special to my life.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my Family. We didn't do much but being at home gave me time to think about all I had to be Thankful for instead of worrying about what time I needed to be where. I missed seeing everyone but I am glad I had such a great family to miss!

I'm an only child and I can admit to being a little selfish at times. There are plenty of times I think of what I WANT way more then what I HAVE. If I never got another thing in life, I'd still be blessed beyond belief.