Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One Little Word...TIME

Each year Ali Edwards posts the prompt for us to choose ONE word to represent the upcoming year.  This is just one word you can say to yourself or write on a note or anything to remind yourself what you want to get from the upcoming year.  I have chosen.... TIME.  I get so caught up in work deadlines and running around and such I would like to focus on TIME with my girls, TIME with my husband, TIME with my friends.... and TIME for myself.  If you would like to read more about Ali's project (she does every year) visit her blog, read more and choose your word... I would love for you to comment here what you choose.  Make it a great 2011!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Family Pics

Today I am sharing our family pictures... I will post all about our holiday in a bit, so far it's been great!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday as well!!  {Yes, at the last minute I hit the easy button and we ran out to Picture People, again!!}



Here are a couple fun edits I did in Picnik :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Too Busy

Sorry! We are too busy getting ready for the big guy to blog... More later!!! :)

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

A busy, busy weekend!

First things, first... I got the CUTEST camera strap in the mail from Mindy :)  I sent her the fabric and she whipped it up!  I added flowers Mindy made and bling and "bada boom"... instant Christmas spirit!

Thursday night football this week :)  COLTS VICTORY!!  {finally, it's been a rough season!}

Madness competed in the  UCA Hawkeye Competition on Saturday.  Once again, they ROCKED the floor!  They are such a great team and so excited to cheer!  This week they got 2nd out of 8 teams.  They were behind first by .20!!  So close!  Can't wait until January!!  Her next competition is in Indianapolis!!  

Sunday we played a new game from the elves... a play doh game.  These are our game pieces (a my little pony, dump truck, Mr. Potato Head, and a play doh jar).  You get to make them and travel through a toy factory with out getting squished and "recycled".  FUN :)  

Sunday afternoon was Reese's church Christmas program.  She was a sweet little angel.  I love that when she sang we could hear her voice over everyone :)  She knew every word and belted it out!!  Can't wait to get the dvd and watch it again!  So cute!!!  She was on the right side of the stage for rehearsal, but of course she came out and was on the left side so I didn't get many pictures during her program. 

Uncle Ross came for the weekend to see the girls!!  She adores him and was sooooo excited he was here.  Thanks for coming!!  ...come visit anytime you want!

Of course Grandma and Papa wouldn't miss it!! :)  They came down for the the weekend to cheer on the girls. See you guys soon! 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Train

I have always thought it would be so magical to have a train going around and around under the tree.  It was one of those only in a perfect movie type scene for me.  This is the year.  We had to take off the bottom 3rd of our tree (reducing the height by about 3 feet) so that you could see the train.  I have to admit, I love the smaller tree.  The other one was so massive, this is nice  :)

I am in love with the whole tree and train and the works!

Now for the "real deal"... we went on my 30th birthday to take a ride on the Polar Express!  It was cute, the little boy in our train car was so into it, I loved it :)  We sang Christmas carols as loud and out of tune as possible {not by choice, just by skill!!}, drank hot cocoa, saw Santa, received a bell, and got to see the "real Rudolph".  

After we ate at The Golden Corral... a birthday I won't forget :)  It's great to be me!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Only when you are FOUR

Only when you are FOUR do you get pure bliss from a sparkley leotard, a tissue paper crown, a new fairy book and a corn dog for supper.  :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Okay, I quit already :(  {but started something new!!}  The class I was taking is wanting me to take really "artsy" pictures... which are cool and all, but when I look back at my December I want to remember the real life we were living, not a set up posed picture.  

So, I am joining the December Daily crowd and going that route... I am just going to be sure I take a picture each day.  So here are some snapshots from our month so far.
{Disney on Ice}

{Mickey came over to say hi}

{Hallie taking a picture of herself in the mirror}

Piper is NOT lovin' Santa this year! 

I caught Reese teaching Piper how to put on lipgloss!  I love sister moments like these :) 

Hallie & I went to Sheila's to scrapbook.  It was fun to have some one-on-one time with Hallie... but I think she loved the puppies and kitties more than scrapbooking that night :)  She did get 5 or 6 pages done!  They are all about her sisters!

Piper "rescued" these Mickey Mouse toys off our garage sale and hasn't stopped playing with them.  She lines them up and makes them dance and has a great time just herself!  {The other two girls NEVER played with them!} 

Reese snuggled up with the Christmas quilt and new "Jingle" puppy.  While you read the story certain  words trigger him to bark and whine and "sing".  {It works good when I read it, but even when Reese talks in her most grown up clear voice it doesn't always register} 

Packages getting wrapped :)  It is starting to feel a little more festive around  here.  With no snow it is kind of hard to get in the spirit of things, but I am trying to make the house look (and smell) as festive as possible!  {I love the new Bath and Body Works scentport things... you don't have to have a plug in!!  And of course my Scentsy!} 

Reese and I got a little alone time Sunday to go to the mall .  It is so fun to spend the one-on-one time with the girls :)  Everything is so much more relaxed and we can just enjoy the day!