Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is on it's way. I thought I'd do a little wrap-up of our holiday weekend.

Wednesday Hollace got to bring home her sign for being a "Key" student of the 9-weeks. I had to pull her off her bike to come take a picture. We are very proud of her.

Thanksgiving morning I ran in a local 5 mile run. It was almost perfect running weather and I ran it in 37:58. A 7:35 pace-a PR for me for 5 miles I think. I came home and finished cooking then we went to some friends' home for lunch/dinner. It was a traditional YUMMY Thanksgiving feast. They are actually from Oklahoma too and weren't having any visitors, like us.
I decided to join the crazy people and go out for the black Friday deals. There was actually something we wanted that went on sale at midnight and something else not available until 5 am. Brent went about 11pm to get the midnight item and got home about 1:30am. I crawled out of bed and hour and a half later to get in line for the other items. Crazy, but worth it I guess. We were successful in getting the items we went out for.
Saturday we went to the movies. This is a rarity in our household. We had to get a babysitter for Thad. Yes, I know you are shocked that we can't take him to a public place and expect him to be quiet and still for 2 hours. Who am I kidding, I can't take him in public for 5 minutes without a scene. Anyway, we went to see "Tangled" in 3D. The kids had both been asking to see it and we decided it would be a good movie for the family to go see. It was very cute! It's a good thing too. It cost us about $70!! (including the babysitter). THAT is why it's a rarity for us to go to the movies. We love Redbox!
Here is Rhett with his 3-D glasses and the popcorn that's as big as he is! They had a great time!
The rest of the weekend was spent taking pictures for Christmas cards, working on some Christmas presents and church. A wonderful weekend with my wonderful family. I am so thankful for my many blessings!!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Shutterfly Time

Thanksgiving is over, so I guess it is officially time to get ready for Christmas. Shopping, decorating, and Christmas card making. I love to make our card and receive cards from all our friends. With all the new technology and ways of keeping in touch, I'm afraid fewer people will continue to make Christmas cards each year. Please make one- and send me one! I may see you all the time or see pictures of your family on your blog or facebook, but something is just still so fun about getting the cards.

Shutterfly has some great cards. It is so easy to do and they are always quick about getting your order to you. If you haven't started yet, go here: to see their many choices.

Here is our card from last year. I think the only year I've missed doing one was the year we were moving to Tennessee and Thad was about to be born. It didn't seem right to do a family card without Thad, when he was so close to being here. We waited until he arrived and did a Valentine's /birth announcement card.

You can also make photo books which make GREAT gifts and are so much quicker than scrapbooking ( Although I still love to do it the old fashion way, but I just don't have the time right now). Check out their photo book ideas here:

So........I may or may not be getting 50 FREE photo cards for this little write up, but it's all true.
Now, to get busy on this year's card..........

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

"O Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods, in whose hand are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; and His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker."
Psalm 95: 1-6

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Family Fight!

This is not what it sounds like...........Nearly every night, the kids beg Brent to fight with them. They wrestle, have towel fights, tickle wars, and just about every time--someone ends up crying..........but they LOVE it. They start asking at dinner sometimes, "Can we fight tonight?". It is usually after bathtime and has become part of the usual bedtime routine. It is really funny to watch how Thad has gone from not being involved at all as an infant, to an innocent bystander who sometimes got involved against his will, to being completely involved and sometimes the instigator. It is fun to watch them having such a good time together. I usually try to stay out of it, but every once in a while I have to come to one of the kids' rescue.
This particular night the kids decided to try to take shelter in Thad's bed.
Poor Thad was a sitting duck when he couldn't get into the bed. As you know, he mastered getting out of the bed month ago, but is still working on the getting back in part.
He decided on the 'climb the rocking chair' method.
We have lots of fun memories of the nightly "family fights". I can only imagine what this could look like a few years from now.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Okay, one word: Mascara.

Monday, November 1, 2010

hAlLoOWeEn FuN!!

My 50's girl, police officer, and Superman!
Maybe I'm a little biased, but I think they're pretty darn cute!
Love the little goblins!!
(I'm not sure why Rhett was making this face.)

Brent combed Thad's hair over and sprayed it down, for a more authentic Superman look.

I guess this is Rhett's tough police officer face.

Sweetest Superman I've ever seen.

I was really happy to get another use out of this cute poodle skirt my mom made a while back for the Daddy daughter dance. She played the part well.

.............and the goofy police officer face.

Rhett was a little leery of this bowl of treats.

Our neighbor, Joel, is a real metro Nashville police officer. He let Rhett take a picture with his real badge.

At the first few houses, Thad wanted to eat his"treat" after each stop.
He would get his "treat" then immediately sit down on their porch/sidewalk and eat it.
They had a blast! and I admit... it was pretty fun! All the adorable costumes and enough candy to make you sick!.....what's not to love about Halloween??