Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We had a nice Thanksgiving here at our house, lots of food, I ate way too much, that's why I am taking it easy til Christmas, haha!  Went black Friday shopping and it was a real mess this year, I thought, I didn't much care for stores opening at midnight, I even witnessed and barely avoided a fight, it was so crazy, I have never seen such foolishness, I did score a few gifts though.   My pictures are not that great, I just took a few snapshots.

 Making preparations in the kitchen

 Yum, pies, they were sooo good!

 And the food...

 Some visiting going on

 And eating, see I told you they were boring!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{Quickie Hello}

Is everyone else is busy as I am??? Whew, there is not enough of me, ha! no, I really love making preparations for the holidays, I am so looking forward to having our family at our home for Thanksgiving, we are going to have so much fun, of course we are, there will be a ton of food involved, can I hear an amen?? haha! and we are going to be making our Black Friday plans, alot of stores are opening at midnight so we may head out then, I love hanging with all my ladies!!  I have no more runs to the store to do, I am done, did a final Walmart run this morning before it got too crazy, feels good to be done.  I better get, there are things to be done, check with ya later!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

{Banner & Edward}

I didn't realize it had been almost  a week without a post, I don't like to go that long, busy life getting in the way I guess?? haha  Getting in the holdiay spirit around here, ready for a great Thanksgiving.  I want to show you my banner that I made,  I had seen so many cute banners and knew I wanted to make one for Thanksgiving,  I looked at several different ones for ideas and created my own, here is my take, I am pretty pleased!!

P.S. I am sneaking out of my house tonight to see Edward, Edward Cullen that is!! hehe!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

{Twilight Fun}

It all started when Eclipsee came out, I heard all the hip from everyone that had been to the midnight showing of this movie, I vowed to never touch a Twilight book, I was not into vampires, a huge reader, but no vampires for me...a friend offered her books to me to just give them a try, I did, I loved, I was addicted, I read them all in about 3 weeks, I watched each movie after the book, I had to stay in order! so needless to say I have been waiting for this Breaking Dawn movie since shortly after the release of Eclipse, that's a long time.  I have been most excited about going to a midnight movie with lots of fun and excitement at the theatre with my girlfriends.  I thought who better to see this movie with than my friend who got me addicted to all this, we are beyond excited, they are doing a marathon that starts at 4 on Thurs. afternoon with showings of all the previous movies, we aren't doing that, I can't sit in a theatre that long, I am only interested in the new one. What a fun night we will have, with a bunch of silly Twihard women!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{Thankful Thoughts}

I have seen all over facebook how everyone is doing 30 days of what they are Thankful for, I will do my own Thankful posts here and there, I am Thankful everyday for the things in my life, and I thank God for them everyday, I admit I cannot be held accountable to post it everyday though.  Starting at dinner tonight I plan to have my kids share with us what they are Thankful for today...I can't wait to hear what they say, I am so incredibly Thankful for their sweet faces at the dinner table, I love to look around the table at my family and you better believe I count my blessings! Jim and I are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time, when we lived in Dallas we either came to Tex. or went to my sis/inlaw in Dallas, well, this being the first in our new home we decided to host and we are so excited, lots of family are coming, I get such warm feeling in my heart when I think about it, I am so Thankful for a great extended family to fill our home with love and laughter this year!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

{Enjoy November}

I have a confession, you guys know how much I love the holidays, I have already designed my Christmas cards this year, I am completely in love with getting and giving them, I stalk the postman during December!! ha!   it was so fun doing my own, I want it to be different, my own touch, now I just need to take the pictures and that my friends will not be fun, you would think that at age 13 & 9 it would be easier, but it's not, they complain like crazy, whining like 2 yr. olds, so no it doesn't get better, ha!
But, even though I am thinking Christmas cards, I love November, it's a peaceful month, no gifts to buy, just being thankful for what we have in our lives, our homes, security, food and family, never take anything for granted, and we get to eat foods we normally don't eat, hehe!  Enjoy this month...

P.S. We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year and I can't wait, I am thinking of some cute place cards to make, there is some cute stuff out there!  Tonight is Cameron's last middle school football game, Go Hawks!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


We had a fun low key Halloween this year. Hannah is very into the weather, she loves it, loves to watch the weather channel and tell us what we can expect the next day.  She and her friend Avery decided to be "Cloudy with a Chance of Rain" we made them these t-shirts, they had water bottles and when someone would say "what are you" they would tell them and then squirt water in the air to show them, Hannah had an umbrella Avery's mom made her this cute hat.  It was more of a "jokester" costume, it was cute and different, and very fitting for my weather gal.  She says she does want to me a meteorologist, I say go for it, that's a great career!

 (excuse the quality of the picture, I don't know what happened and it's all I had)

Checking out her "loot"

This was our first time trick or treating in our new neighborhood and we had so much fun, we hit several streets, one of the things I have always loved about Halloween night is all the excitement in the air while walking the streets, everyone is out, streets are packed, everyone is in good moods, kids are running to the next house for more candy, looking at all the fun costumes, too bad it's only 1 night a year, haha!