Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Visiting Santa!

Last week we went to visit Santa! Brooks just looked at him and Cason freaked his freak! Big time. Haha!

To see our past Santa visits go here and here!


Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Reece!

We celebrated Reece’s SEVENTH birthday Saturday! I can’t believe our Christmas baby is 7!!

She and I had a date Friday night! My best friend’s little girl had her dance recital and it was the perfect mommy/daughter date! It was so cute…she and I both really enjoyed it!IMG_20141219_173854_resized

As soon as Officer Hubby arrived home from work Saturday morning we let her open her gifts from us and we ate cookie cake! Yes we did…at 8 am. That night we had dinner at Cypress Inn, the birthday girl’s choice! Afterwards, we carried on with our tradition and went riding to see Christmas lights! It was a fun day!20141220_094130_resized

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Christmas Card

One of my very favorite things about Christmas is Christmas Cards! It makes me so excited to see what’s in the mailbox during December! I heart snail mail! I make it a priority to send out a card every year…I don’t think I’ve missed one year since Griffin was born! I bet I have them all…I need to dig them out! Anyway, here’s this year’s card!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Griffin’s Christmas Concert

Last week(or maybe the one before that..ha!), Griffin had his first band concert! For these kids to have not known how to play AT ALL three months ago, it was GREAT! I was so proud of them!

He is still loving playing all the percussion instruments! He is constantly drumming on anything and everything and it kinda drives me insane.

But that’s ok!



Monday, December 15, 2014

Reece’s Frozen Skating Party!

We celebrated Reece’s birthday a couple of weeks early this year! When you are born 5 days before Christmas you get to do this sort of thing! ;) She wanted a Frozen party-of course she did, along with every other birthday girl! And she also wanted an ice skating party! Perfect! It was freezing in the arena BUT we had a cozy little fireplace in our party room!

IMG_20141206_135542DSC_1428DSC_1454 DSC_1445 DSC_1452  DSC_1455 DSC_1467 DSC_1471 She was too shy to blow her candles out…cue your BFF’s! haha! They handled it!DSC_1476 DSC_1502 I LOVE this of my sweet little niece peeking through the glass!!DSC_1513 DSC_1530 DSC_1531 We love our birthday girl! I can’t believe she will be SEVEN on Saturday! She has her birthday all planned out! ;)DSC_1533 And also…our cute little party favors!IMG_20141206_094251  And, for my records, her invite:


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Officer Hubby was off work so it was EXTRA fun! We never have the same off days, only for Thanksgiving! BUT, this year, Christmas and New Year’s fall on his off days also so we get to spend ALL of the holidays together!!!! YIPEE!!

We ate Thanksgiving lunch at my sister’s and then we were lazy pretty much the rest of the day. We spent the weekend decorating for Christmas and cheering our TIDE to an Iron Bowl VICTORY! I heart family time!

IMG_20141127_100231 IMG_20141127_094621IMG_20141127_164219Yesterday we celebrated Josh’s 33rd birthday! YEP, he’s OLD! haha! I don’t care how old he is, I love that man more than anything! IMG_20141202_165157

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Catch Up!

Prepare yourself for a mish mash of a post! I haven’t had time to blog about anything lately! I’m not even sure any of this is in order! In fact, it’s not. haha!

We had a fun Halloween! It was pretty chilly here that night so we didn’t do too much trick or treating but we still had fun! We always go to my sister’s house and trick or treat with my nephews and we ALWAYS go by Big Mama’s house! It’s her thing! I heart traditions!

Say hello to my pretty peacock!

DSC_1352DSC_1350 I’ve always been that mom that didn’t want her kids to be scary stuff for Halloween. But now that we have almost teenage boys, I had to get over it. Yes, these are scary. No, they didn’t wear the masks around Brooks and Reece!

Guess who!?DSC_1356

Griffin!DSC_1359Guess who again! Don’t you love this game?!DSC_1362 Peyton!DSC_1365And now for the CUTEST LITTLE ELEPHANT you have ever laid your eyes on!!!!!!  DSC_1368 Brooks loved it!DSC_1373DSC_1386Moving on!

Last week I went on a field trip with Peyton’s class to the NASA Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville! It was fun! He had the best time!

20141105_103933_resized  20141105_092017_resized IMG_20141105_114934 DSC_1391 DSC_1399 A few other things of note:

We went to the fall festival at the kids’ school!IMG_20141030_172819

Brooks ate his first sucker while we were there…

We bought a brand spankin’ new ride! We went ahead and upgraded to the Suburban. I LOVED my Yukon, but needed more room! I was in love with the new look of the Tahoe/Suburban so there you go! I will be glad when I figure it all out…it’s smarter than me! haha!IMG_20141101_174355I eat lunch with the kids once a week at school and Peyton FINALLY let me sneak a picture of us! No, I don’t eat lunchroom food….I bring whatever the kids want and unwrap it and put it in a lunchbox. haha!


Josh has a friend that wanted our silkies to hatch some eggs for him. He brought a few over that his hens laid and…

We became grandparents again! HAHAHA!

IMG_20141022_120450 I think that about gets us caught up! Whew!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Brooks – 18 Months!

Baby Brooks is now 18 MONTHS OLD! Yes, we still call him baby. The baby he will always be! ;)

A little of what he’s up to these days:

- He is into EVERYTHING! He is ALL boy. Climbing on everything…testing his boundaries, etc.!

- He still loves to eat…and only has 5 teeth. Not even any molars yet!

- He is talking up a storm. Sometimes you can understand him and sometimes you can’t.

- He loves to sing!

- He loves bath time!

- He loves to play outside! Feeding the goats is his favorite!

So that’s just a little of what our B is doing these days!


Sliding at the park with Mommy!IMG_20141027_150913 Feeding the goats…and having a leaf for himself!IMG_20141024_172031  IMG_20141011_072629  Chilling with Daddy at gymnastics!IMG_20140929_190417 Curled up napping with his “eece”!IMG_20140920_103054 IMG_20140913_151126 IMG_20140829_075514