Wednesday, December 30, 2009

{2009, the most interesting of years...}

I can't believe 2009 is almost over, but then again it's not been a great year for our family either. It was about the second week in Jan. '09 that Jim got an offer for a new career and we accepted the offer within about 3 days of it, the house was put on the market shortly thereafter, Jim moved to Texarkana the 2nd week of Feb. our house sold the middle of March and we closed on it April 29, the kids and I then moved in with my mother/inlaw until school was out the 1st of June, the rental house flooded the Sat. night before mother's day and we lost soooo much, almost everything we had, such a horrible sad night you can read about it here. The kids and I moved down here the 2nd week of June, lived at my mom's for 3 weeks, then moved into our apartment with no furniture, we slept on air matterss beds, clothes stayed in boxes and suitcases, rental furn. it was a TOUGH time in deed, then in late Aug. we received the insurance money and started putting our house back together, while typing this I still cannot believe we went through all of that, it was seriously the hardest times ever!!! but, there is always a but isn't there... we all came through it all just fine and are soooo thankful for each other, we truly stuck together. And so the rest is history and life has gone on and all is well! I would like to just say to 2010 "take it easy on the Loggins family, nothing too big, okay".

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

{Baking & Sacks}

I did alot of baking this year as I do every year and here is a picture of some of the things I made and there is more in the frig. I made orange balls, choc. oreo balls, choc. covered cherries, turtle bars, pretzel bark & of course chex mix!!!!!
I stored my goodies for neighbors in these cute bags, I simply folded the bag, and put some ribbon and touille and tied it up and inserted a card, how easy is that!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

{Christmas Pictures}

We had a wonderful Christmas, I can't believe it's over though, makes me kinda sad. We had lots of fun times with our family, ate alot of food, oh my did we ever, and have been playing with our new Wii, it is so much fun!

This is Cameron's Santa pile...

Hannah playing Wii...

A tired looking Cameron with his new riding boots...

Hannah checking our her stash...

showing off the new boots...

love this picture of my Christmas morning babes...

All the cousins...

My cute sister showing off the calendar I got her...

Spiderman (aka John)

I am in the process of changing my blog, please excuse the mess!!

{Our Christmas Card}

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

{Family fun}

We left Sunday morning for Dallas to have Christmas with Jim's family, that evening we went to Uncle Julios and ate dinner with his mom, his sister Terry and her family, we had the best mexican food ever!!! it was soooo good, we had a great time! after dinner we went to Terry's house and had dessert and opened presents. Then we went back to his mom's house (where we stay) and on Monday morning we headed to Jim's home office and then visited some old friends in the neighborhood, it was really good to see everyone, went to the mall and finished some shopping and then that night Jim and I went to his company Christmas party at the Nokia Theatre, we had a box suite for the Rockettes, it was so wonderful, we had alot of fun!! Then this morning Jim had a company meeting and the kids and I just slept in and hung out with Grandma, then we headed home around 1:00, now we're all settled back in and getting ready for Christmas!!!

Cameron and Hannah with Grandma

Hannah and cousin Alex opening gifts!

Jim and his sister Terry

Cameron and Brownie

Jim and I before the party!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

{On the homefront}

I have been so busy the last few days and today I am chilling out a bit. My sister and I went shopping on Thurs. night by ourselves!!! yeah!! we started at 7:00, hit the stores, ended with Starbucks and then noticed at around 10:15 that Target was still open, so we mustered up some more energy and went in until 11:00. it was so much fun, they actually closed at midnight but we were too wore out at that point, we got alot of shopping done!! Yesterday started off with more errands, Hannah's school party, then her gymnastics party, then cousin Madeline's slumber party, went I got home around 8 I climbed in bed and watched tv and was asleep at 9:30! Sometimes I wear myself out and forget about my MS until the ol' legs start hurting and then I know it's time to take a load off. This morning Cameron and I went to get H and I cleaned and vacumed out my car, Cameron cleaned the windows, then we drove it through the car wash and came home and Cameron cleaned the tires and wheels, it looks so nice, we are leaving for Dallas in the morning and don't need to be traveling in a dirty vehicle, it was nasty yall, I was so ashamed of my nasty self!!! haha!

I am happy to say my shopping is done, most of the gifts are wrapped and I am going to make a few goodies tonight and make the rest when we get home on Tuesday, my dad is coming over tonight and Jim is going to grill some pork chops, fry some potatoes, and make some baked beans, we really like it when Papa comes over, he brings his dog KC with him and she and Kirby beg for our food all night!! hah! Well, I better get the dryer just went off and so did the washer, so I need to make a switch out!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

{more craftiness}

I must say, I have had alot of fun with all the crafts I've been doing for the holidays, my mother and I did these darling koozies, and we're going to give them as gifts for Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's 1:00 and I am waiting on the cable guy to fix our cable box that decided to loose it's signal, ugh what a pain, this was not on my to do list today thankyouverymuch! I've already been to Walmart and bought everything under the sun, which also included all the ingredients for my holiday baking, and I do have some more things to do I just can't get motivated, I was motivated this morning, I was ready to rock n' roll out there today and now that I am sitting here with no tv and reading blogs I am getting very s l e e p y... seriously, I could lay on this couch and take a nap, I mean, I can, no one is here to disturb me or to question as to why I am sleeping, I mean the dog doesn't care, he's sleeping, and I am not in the house cleaning, clothes folding, bed making kinda mood, you know those moods, just kinda "bleh" not a bad mood, just "bleh". The cable guy said between 1-5, ha! what a waste of time for me though, I could be at TJ Max or Old Navy, which is where I need to be heading to, sooooooo, hopefully he'll call in a minute and he'll fix it super fast and I can run my last few errands before the kiddos get home, one can only hope that will happen!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I just had to show you my pillow that I made and it was too easy, seriously easy, it's made from a placemat, I simply opened a seam, stuffed it with some poly-fil and sewed it back up and here it is looking all nice and festive in a chair that was just waiting for a Christmas pillow!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

{Please Vote}

My pretty little wire coat hanger wreath is in the finals on Eddie Ross website, I am way excited about this!!!! so go to and scroll down a few post and vote for my wreath!!! Thank you and Merry Merry Christmas to you!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

{Christmas Tour}

Welcome to my Christmas home for the Nester Tour of Homes!

I love the words faith and Believe

Silver/Blue tree

gorgeous topper courtesy of my mom

fresh greenery adds a nice festive touch

Little trees on a tray

Santas and trees

and my wire coat hanger wreath, I am just a little
proud of this little guy!
Thanks for stopping by and have a Merry Christmas!!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

{It's a Wrap}

This is my wrapping paper story, last year as I was looking for wrapping paper I saw alot of really pretty blue/white/silver combos and thought... next year those are the colors I shall use on my tree, soooooooo this year I did in deed decorate my tree with those colors and it is perty, but I still have not found the paper I am happy with, it has never been this hard to pick out wrapping paper, but this is getting ridiculous people, my kids want to see some wrapped presents under this tree and I am holding it up because I can't decide on some stinkin paper, I should have bought what I liked last year huh? anyway, I finally got some today, I started this post yesterday, anyway, I am really happy with it, do you like???

{Happy Birthday}

to my dad, the funniest, nicest, sweetest man I know, I love you so much! Happy Birthday!!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Have you seen these pretty coat hanger wreaths? well, they are all the rage and I just had to get in on it. You can find the tutorial on Eddie Ross blog, so easy to do! I am using lots of silver/blue this Christmas, I love the way it turned out!
And here is my cookie sheet advent calendar, it was so fun to make, just google it and it will pull up all kinds of tutorials on how to make these!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

{Hives Smives)

Geez I'm tired, I really hate taking Benadryl in the middle of the day, but when the big bad hives come to visit I have no choice, or else I may scratch myself to shreds. It's an MS thing, these dang hives of mine, and I get them almost daily and have for almost a year now, usually they happen in the evening and I take it then and then go to bed, but during the day is the pits, I am soooo tired of them, my back and stomach look like a nightmare when I am all good and broken out, it is the most attractive thing EVAH! I spent the day over at my mom's house, we just lounged around, and finished some really cute Christmas crafts, (I'll show the pics later) we were pretty proud of ourselves. I took Kirby with me, he likes to run free in her backyard, he gets really tired of always being on a leash when he goes out, so he roamed and sniffed and checked every inch of her backyard out, visited with the dog next door, barked, and got really dirty, he came in and we're like what in the world has he been into, he had been underneath the deck, sooo we gave him a nice bath, and when he got out he ran all around the house like crazy, he always does that after baths because he feels so good and clean, and then he barked at us like crazy, his way of telling us thank you for making him feel better, ha! darn dog, such a cute little toot!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

{Just asking}

This morning at 7:00 a.m. Cameron brings me a pair of dirty jeans and says "how fast can you have these washed and ready for me to wear today"??? we leave at 7:35 a.m. I know I brag about my new front loader w/d set and how it performs at great speed, bless his sweet little heart for asking though.