Sunday, November 29, 2009

Love the Holidays!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  We really did and unfortunately for my jeans, I did not follow my rule of only one helping of food and dessert at each gathering, which in total were 3!  I um….ate just a little more than I meant to.  That’s ok though, because ……….ok I have no excuse, but it sure was nice and yummy!

On Thanksgiving Thursday, we travelled to Asheville during the day and then came back to Marion to visit with Terry’s family on both sides to eat and catch up!  Unfortunately, I have no pictures.  :(  It’s hard to take pictures, eat and run after your toddler that wants nothing to do with Thanksgiving food.  I think he ate 1 corn on a cob for lunch and dinner combined, oh and of course cranberry dressing.  Whoops add two bites of a roll and you got a Thanksgiving feast!  I will say that he ate part of a bologna biscuit for breakfast from biscuitville.  So, it’s not like we didn’t try.  We just have the pickiest toddler!!

Flash-forward to Saturday, we had Thanksgiving at our house.  A while back, my family divvied out who hosts which Holidays and I got Thanksgiving. :)  I chose Saturday’s for our gatherings, because everyone is always traveling or working on Thanksgiving.  So, I thought it would be easier to just have it on Saturday.  We had of course, WAY too much food!  Oh and it’s so yummy too!!  I’m thinking leftovers for at least 3 days.  :P

Christmas tree 

We also got up the Christmas tree on Friday.  We actually bought us a fake one this year.  I think in the next few years, this will payoff. :)  I am usually a real tree kind of girl, but I love it!  It’s tall and full.   

upclose of tree 

sweet moment

A sweet and unfocused moment that I got of maw maw kissing Skylar.

hamGma with the ham

G-ma (Skylar re-names her a lot), she brought the ham and it was de-licious!!

Yasmine and turkeyfamily

Yasmine posing in front of the turkey that I cooked and a random shot of everyone in the kitchen. 

Mom and Jewel

My two moms!

back of skylar

This is the best I could do for taking pictures of Skylar that day.  He just wanted to play and play.


  Sweet Yasmine

    3 little monkeys

3 little monkeys…

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Sweet Zeb

I didn’t get to capture all the moments, because it was nice to relax and eat through out the day.  A lot of people fell asleep through out the day too.  I thought that was so sweet.  Of course, NONE of the kids were sleeping.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I just had to…

Post pictures from Skylar’s Daycare.  He’s growing up so quick!!  :( Tear…




Sunday, November 15, 2009

Visiting with Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw

And the rest of the gang in Marion. :) We have been long overdue to see our family in Marion, so we packed up the car and headed out for the day.

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Goofing off and acting silly!


Skylar, Jewell and Olen BW

Say Cheese Skylar! :)

Skylar also got to see his Poppy.

Skylar BW

Doesn't he look like he’s up to no good here?


A sweet picture of Skylar looking at his Paw-Paw.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Busy Busy…

That’s all I can say how this weekend went!! I planned my sister in law’s baby shower at my house this past Saturday. Holly (S-I-L) is expecting a girl in January and we’re all so excited! She looks adorable pregnant. I never looked like that when I preggers, sigh… some people are so lucky! I mean really…ugh.

I needed some help to clean the house, so my little helper went right to work. What a sweet little man, but not so sweet 5 minutes later when it was time to put up the vacuum cleaner. Here came the terrible twos!

Skylar and Terry went to the children's museum, while I hosted the shower. I guess the boys didn't want to hang out with us doing girlie stuff, haha!

Also, There's no telling what he has all over his shirt.

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sky getting ready



All the presents

holly opening presentstie dye shirts

Holly got a lot of nice gifts. She got her tie dye onsies that Kim made. Skylar wore his a lot when he was a baby too.


Holly’s mommy bag

babyfood game

One of the games we played was Guess what the baby food is. :) No one liked this, haha…

baby food game

Katie was trying to make a mmmm face, but …. then she tasted it.


The adorable cake. Welcome Piper!

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The yummy food.

kim and holly

Holly and Kim posing before we cut into the cake.


I found this very simple and scrumptious recipe for the cookies you see on the plates. You need to get peanut butter cookie dough, roll them in 1 inch balls and place in a mini muffin pan. Then bake for 15 minutes and press a miniature Reece's cup in the middle of the cookie and then top with granola or m&ms….. All I can say, is YUM!!


Friends (Katie, Marianne, Holly, Me and Kim)

holly's family

Holly’s family

group shot crazy

Crazy group shot

I had a great time hosting this shower. I can’t wait until little Piper’s here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

Our Halloween didn’t go as plan earlier today, because of the weather, but it turned out great when it was time to go trick or treat for C-A-N-D-Y!!

getting ready

Getting ready


I drew a mustache and beard on him to complete his look, ha!


He rather eat his sword than look at the camera


No more pictures. I’m ready to go mom!!

with daddy

My little pirate! He did so well, when walking up to the houses. He would say trick or treat the entire time we were walking up to the houses, that is UNTIL they opened the door. He then fell silent, hah! Also, he tried walking into their houses as soon as they opened up their doors, lol.


We only went to about 8 houses and decided to come home and check out what we got. Skylar was very happy on his selection too. Again this year, our house didn’t get any trick or treaters, so I have a HUGE bowl of candy that Terry and I both plan to bring to work to give away. :)