December 29, 2008


3's About Me

Three places I have lived: I hope counties count because I have only lived in one state, Jefferson, Henry and Shelby.
Three shows that I watch: Desperate Housewives, Greys Anatomy and Brothers and Sisters.
Three places I have been: Tennessee, Disney World and Blizzard Beach.
Three places I have been this week: Church, the Mall, my moms
Three people who e-mail me regularly: Leslie, April and Stacy
Three of my favorite foods: one hot, one cold and one tasty: Pasta, Graters Ice cream and chocolate, no wonder I cant loose any weight!
Three places I'd rather be right now? Shopping, vacationing on a beach, chatting with girl friends
Three people I think will respond? I'm not sure.
Three things I look forward to this year: selling our house, building our dream home and spending every minute with family and friends.

My blogging buddy Regina tagged me and I thought it would be fun. I look forward to reading everyones answers.

December 28, 2008

Christmas Eve our son and his fiance that live in Michigan went to church with us for our candle light service. I wasn't sure how Adalyn would do but once again she amazed me and was super and Dalton sang along to the songs. It was nice to have them with me, all cozy and enjoying the service together.
Christmas morning, Dalton was up early as I expected. But Adalyn slept in and when I tried to wake her she said just a minute longer. Can I watch cartoons for a minute? She finally made her way to the living room and was in awe of what her little eyes saw. The rest of the day she kept saying I didn't know Santa came! We went to my mom's that afternoon and then on to the movies that night. We saw Bedtime Stories, it was a cute movie and a great way to end a busy two days.
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and made memories to last a lifetime!

December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all

Opal and Adalyn

Adalyn's friend Miss Opal who we go to church with gave her the sweetest gift Sunday. She give her the little bible Adalyn is holding. Her mom is always so thoughtful. The girls have became such good friend over the past two years and we are so thankful God has put these wonderful people in our lives to help us along our journey to being the best Christians we can be.
Our family wishes everyone the happiest and merriest Christmas. I hope everyone who follows, reads or just stumbles upon my blog knows the Lord as their personal saviour and because of Him we celebrate this joyous season.

December 17, 2008

Christmas ornaments

I got a little suprise today, two new ornaments from Leslie. They look great on our tree. The red one was made by orphans in China. My prayer is for this one to be a rare ornament someday because there are no more orphans to make them.

December 16, 2008

Christmas already?

Ok, I know its not Christmas but I can explain. Sunday night Miss Adalyn could not keep her little hands off our village and the poor juggler took the brunt of her miss handlings. I honestly thought I would run out of super glue. This poor little guy has at least a tube of the stuff keeping him together. Anyway I hurt her feelings by telling her the little guy would have to go bye bye if she couldn't leave him alone. So to make up to her I let her open a present. The look on her face when she opened it was priceless. Do I think I should have waited, no. When she kissed me and hugged my neck that was all needed to know I was right. Oh, and she has not touched him since.

December 14, 2008

Santa talks to Adalyn
Update: I showed this to Dalton and he asked me to put his info in, ahh if he only knew how he made my day.

I found this cute site on another blog and thought I would pass it along. You can customize Santa to talk to your child. You can even put a photo of them in his book. Adalyn was amazed and couldn't believe he was talking to her. She had tears in her eyes when she saw the picture of her in his book. She kept saying this is the best Christmas ever. She even said she would be a good girl to Dalton, what more could a mom ask for?

December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to our Angel

Happy Birthday to our Angel. I know the angels are rejoicing on high. I long for the day I see your sweet face again....

December 4, 2008

Adalyn and Santa

I have been so fortunate for both of my kids to love the guy in red. Adalyn adores him this year. It could be due to the fact that she understands that he is the one who leaves all the goodies under the tree. But what ever the reason I'm just glad to have pictures of my kids this magical time of year.

This particular Santa has been at the same place or over 14 years. So he is the only one the kids have had their pictures taken with. It was nice when Dalton was little and noticed things like that. He never questioned anything about Santa because it was always the same one. Ahh the little things in life, if this Santa only knew how easy he makes my life.

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I have a loving husband, parents, a grandmother that is out of this world. Great kids and grandkids and two great siblings. I have the most talented blog angel you could ask for. I have a huge extended family and friends. With all that to be thankful for, I'm most thankful for an awesome GOD that makes all this possible.

November 21, 2008

This is my angels Christmas picture. It was such a fun, happy session with them this year. They where laughing and playing with each other. I didn't have to do a thing, they listened to Jessica and did everything she asked of them. Maybe the fact that Santa is coming soon had something to do with it but I would like to think not. :o)

November 16, 2008

Getting ready for Santa

We are starting to get into the Christmas spirit around here. I got some things out last night at the kids request. I usually don't start this early but I'm a sucker when my kids say pleeeeese mommy. I still have a lot more things to get out but I'm definitely on my way. We even woke up to a dusting of snow this morning. Adalyn is so excited about Christmas this year. She keeps asking if its Christmas yet?
The first picture I took earlier this week. I couldnt resist, I went to wake him up for school and this is how I found him. He told me when he got up he thought he saw a flash of light in his sleep. :o)

November 8, 2008

Our town's Festival of Lights

Adalyn and her daddy
Adalyn, McKenzie, and Spencer
Adalyn and McKenzie

Dalton and Dakota
Saturday was a busy day for us. Leslie and I went to Trims and Whims. Its kinda like a craft show all about Christmas. We where kid free. I dont think I've ever been without kids. I have to say, I kinda missed them. We met up with my sister and mom and had lunch in their tea room. The food is always so yummy. Teachers work it so it was nice to see some of Daltons teachers from years ago. We got a few Christmas presents and got into the Christmas spirit. I think I just might get the tree out.
Brrrr, it was cold. That night we headed to our lighting up out town. They close down the streets and people gather to watch our little town turn into a city of lights. The kids alway have a great time. They sale hot cocoa, popcorn, all those things that light up for the kids and the shops along main street are open.

Its a nice time to see people that you haven't seen in a while. We meet up with friends to watch the lighting and then headed back to our house for dinner and chatting. The kids played and we got to solve the worlds problems, what could be better?
Sunday has been a lazy day for us. I cant remember the last time we have just been plain lazy, and man did it feel good. We watched The Polar Express and took naps, great day. We are headed out to catch a movie tonight, Madagascar. I figured we might as well do something, we wont be able to go to bed until midnight. I hope everyone has a great week.

November 6, 2008

Trick or Treating

We hope everyone enjoyed the Halloween season. The kids had a great time this year. Adalyn is old enough now to really enjoy the whole trick or treating thing. Dalton dressed up but just to hand out candy and help his little sister, such a great big brother. We went to our church this year for trunk or treat and had a blast. So many cute vehicles all dressed up for the kids. They had chili, hot dogs and a samore making station.

After the candy gathering was over we went out to eat with another family from church. Cynthia has recently started a blog and are waiting to hear any day for news to travel back to China for their second daughter.

We had Halloween pictures taken one week and Christmas the next, crazy isn't it? The holidays are upon us. This weekend we celebrate Light up our little town. The kids are excited and know Santa is coming soon.

November 2, 2008

Want A New Look?

If your looking for a new look and just cant seem to find the time or know what you want just hop on over to Sweet Berries Design and let Leslie do all the hard work for you. She is talented beyond words and loves designing blogs. She has a way to get into your soul and find just the right look for you. I have been so blessed with her friendship and know she can find the right look for you.

October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Our daughter dressed up like Sarah Palin this year. What do you think? I think she might be a little bit prettier, ok so I'm bias its my right.

We hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween. I look forward to posting and seeing everyones little goblins next week.


October 29, 2008

I've been tagged by Leslie and Regina. I've been trying to think of ramdon and/or weird things about myself. Its hard to think of things about yourself but here goes.
1) I can not stand to walk on smooth concrete barefooted, or touch frosted glass.

2) I dont eat or chicken or eggs. I will cook chicken for my family but would rather not cook eggs. Everyone in our family likes them but me. I can't hardly even wash dishes that they have been on. If I fix them for breakfast the plates and forks have to be washed seperate and with bleach water.

3) I always make my bed before I get in it at night. I should make it in the morning but I hardly have time to get ready let alone make a bed.

4) I dont like to stay away from home. A couple of days and I'm ready to come home. When we do go I take all my bed clothes and only take off my shoes to go to bed.

5) I dont like to be alone and require very little me time. I work about 2 miles from home and thats about all the time alone I need.

6) I hate to read, and my poor son hates it too. I wish I did and maybe he would like to read more.

7) I love, love, love to shop, for anyone other than myself. This one is probably the weirdest of all. If I could pay someone to shop for me I would.

I'm sure I could come up with a few more but these are all that comes to mind. I hope I didn't bore anyone to bad.


October 27, 2008

Halloween Party

We were invited to Miss Lilee's halloween party Saturday night. The weather was perfect and so was the company. The take home goody bags where full of all kinds of goodies. Thanks Amanda and Chuck for inviting us, we had a great time.


October 23, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm so thankful this morning to pass along that McKenzie tests came back ok. Thanks for all the prayers and comments. I have been so blessed with the greatest blogging friends there are.

October 22, 2008

Bernheim Forest

We went to Bernheim Forest over the weekend and had the best time. These wonderful pictures where taken with Leslie's oops, I mean Larry's camera. I just love this time of year and hanging out with our friends. Thanks guys for a fun day.

October 21, 2008

My Cinderella

Friday night me and Adalyn aka Cinderella went trick or treating with a friend of mine and her daughter. She was so excited to be able to finally wear her costume. I think she is the cutest Cinderella, dont you?
A Adalyn cute moment, the other night she saw dolphins on tv and was so excited because she remembered seeing "golfins in Florida when we where on vacation. No matter how I tried to correct her she insisted they where golfins, too cute.