Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Tonight, we started a tradition with our kids.
Well, at least with the girls, Harper was sleeping!
We order chinese food. Our children have never had chinese food, ever. They didn't really like it!
We made 60 ginger snap cookies and hung the Christmas lights on the tree.
We built a fire in the fireplace.
Than we watch Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer on CBS!
They stayed up and watched it, ate ginger snap cookies and drank milk!
It was so much fun!

Monday, November 28, 2011


We got our tree today! It literally took us 30 minutes to find what we call, a perfect tree. I always tell myself before we go to find one, we must find it within 3 trees. It worked last year and it worked this year. It really makes for a great Christmas tree experience!
We are going to decorate it tomorrow night as a family, order some kind of food, watch the classic Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, have fire in the fireplace and drink hot chocolate!
Makes me excited to make memories with our little family!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving week!

I am thankful for a healthy, christ following, loving family!

We are heading to Illinois tomorrow, along with the 1 million other people, for Thanksgiving!
The girls are super excited to visit Grandma and Grandpa. Jake and I are excited just to get away!
We celebrated Thanksgiving at our house on Friday. It was great. We cooked a 12lb turkey and have had left overs galore!
We soaked the turkey in apple juice and bourbon for 24 hours. We cooked it in a roaster with carrots, apples, celery and onion. Let me just say this, "it was the best turkey ever!"
On a side note, I can't believe after Thursday we start the Christmas season. Wow! And even a bigger wow, is Harper will be 1 January 5! WOW!!
Happy Turkey Day

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I'm not positive how I let this much time go between updates, but I have!
We are all doing well.
I just got back yesterday from a family funeral. My great aunt Lucy aka Rodey passed away at 95! She was the last living sister of all of her immediately family. She ment so much to me and she was buried next to her husband, which is next to my dad.
Harper and I flew to South Carolina on Wednesday morning and returned Thursday evening. The girls stayed with Jake and they had a really good time.
Kamy, has decided that she will no longer wear diapers at night time. She is potty trained during the day and has been since the beginning of 2011. She's doing well with it.
Ta and I are having a date today. We are going to the coffee shop with her computer and dolls. She wants to listen to music on her computer and play with her dolls.
Harp, well he's finally sleeping through the night almost. He goes to bed from 6-7pm and sleeps until 4 or 5am. I feel like a new woman. He's starting to stand on his own. He's saying new words.
I just launched my photography business after 2 years of taking pictures professionally.