Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Years

A few days early. ;)
This week has been a wonderful way to end the year. 
Celebrated mom's birthday {twice}, got some great baby news, got some great mommy friend news.
Got to visit with Drew coming in town {Jack cried when he left}, got to hang out with some
 great friends, and spent lots of family time. It's been grand.

I am hopeful and excited for what 2012 will bring. 
I leave you with this amazing song. It makes me so happy every time I listen to it.
{that has maybe happened 20187363 times}

and these...

1. New Years chalkboard. 2. Snuggles with Durham. 3. Rocking on his drum set. 4. Baby Wyatt
and what we will be playing with New Years Eve...

Happy New Years Lovies!  

Monday, December 26, 2011

That boy.

I shall be back with a recap of Christmas but, wanted to get this down so I didn't forget it.
This morning Jackson was worried that he hadn't told Santa thank you. 
I explained that the cookies and milk are away of saying thanks and that Santa knew he was thankful.
Then he asked me since it was Jesus birthday and then he got lots of presents when Mother's Day would be? I asked him why and he said "because I love you mommy and I want to make you hearts".

My sweet baby is so thoughtful. I hope he always stays this way or that I can at least remember these moments during the days he is not acting so sweet. ;) 

We are so very blessed.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

It's the time of year we all get sappy and rightfully so.
We miss those who are not with us anymore.
We tell stories with our families and laugh at the same ones we did last year. We have dinners and deserts. We celebrate. 
We love. 
Merry Christmas to everyone who stops 
by this little place I call blog!


Friday, December 23, 2011

The Kids

We had a fun photo shoot to get some 
pictures in their Christmas pjs. 
I can't believe how big they are these days.
I pray they always love each other this much.

Love these babies. <3

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Santa 2011

We had a great visit with Santa this year. We actually saw him in early November. Jackson didn't cry so that was a big improvement from last year.  He was very serious but, was pretty excited about him when we left. The video this year was just great. They talked about what Jackson wanted and how he had been this year. 
We just love Santa Johnny. 

Writing his list.
His List 2011. 
The lawnmower had us all cracking up.

Jackson and his Bobby. They are best buds.

Family Photos. It's funny I am in three of these, 
I hate to have my pictures taken. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A little Pinterest {holiday} love.

I seriously love to be inspired by beautiful pictures and crafty ideas. 
Here are some of my favorite pins this holiday.
If your not on pinterest, leave me your email
 and I can send you an invite.
You can follow my boards here.

Holiday Starbucks cups. Tall hot chocolate with no mocha drizzle.
My holiday drink of choice. 
                                                                   Source: via Nikki on Pinterest

Sister and I have a date friday to make some holiday wreaths.
I think I found mine...

                                                                      Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

I so adore this look. I will be on the look 
out for a tree branch for next year.
I think I want to hang our cards on the wall like this.
                                                                      Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

I will be making this next year too. So cute!
                                                              Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

This is still on my list to DIY for this year.
                                                              Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

You know, just in case anyone wants to make me one. ;) 
The cream grey and purple. Love it. 
                                                                             Source: via Tamara on Pinterest

My holiday inspiration for presents.
 I love craft paper!

Any fun holiday crafts or inspiration you want to share?
Link me to your holiday boards. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingerbread Time

Last week we got together with Evie and Liam to decorate a Gingerbread house. The kids had so much fun decorating it. Even if it fell apart in the end. You should all check out Michelle's blog and see the awesome 25 days of holiday cookies she is doing. 
I can tell you from experience the ones I tried were amazing.

Here are some pictures from the day. The great ones are from Michelle and her camera.
My grainy phone pictures also thrown in. :) 

I love this one with my guy. I have so few with him. Thanks M. <3

Thanks guys for such a fun day. Jackson has been loving his 
Sable backpack and it has made several trips with us already!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...

I always enjoy decorating and getting
 in the spirit throughout the house.
This is us this holiday. 

The mantle.

Our tree and some of the special ornaments. 

Jackson's yearly ornaments.




Jackson's playroom tree.

My sweet boy, this year and last. 
Look how much he has grown.

I still have a few Christmas presents to wrap up and pick out but, for the
 most part we are ready for the big guy and family time.
How are you doing with your holiday to do list?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mind Dump

  • Durham is here! Durham was born last Thursday and to say he is perfect would be an understatement. This is my favorite picture I took of him the day he was born. Aside from the first family shot. Go check out more here.

  • The holidays are some of my favorite times of the year. I always hit a point when I hate that we have schedules at all. I just wish there was more time to fit everything fun in. I get a tad overwhelmed sometimes and just crave being a homebody in December. On another note, I read somewhere about someone saying their love language was giving presents and I couldn't agree more. The hunt, the deal, the love behind something makes me so happy. I would love to be a personal shopper. So I could have all the fun but, not spend the money. This year we are doing gifts on a big budget but, it's kind of exciting to see what we can come up with. I made this tonight. Some lucky people will be getting bottles. Yummy.

I am loving the way our house is looking more festive. I need to post some pictures soon. That also means I need to take some pictures to share.

  • Jackson has been having breathing issues again. :( These came on fast and are being awfully stubborn. I think we have found the right medicine. Fingers crossed and prayers being accepted. I just hate when my little guy feels bad. 

  • We get to go visit Wyatt {and his mommy and daddy} in a couple weeks. I can't wait to get my snuggles in
 with him. They just live to far. 

  • B and I have a date planned for this weekend.
It is much needed and I am excited to get to sneak away with my guy for a few hours. We are going to see one of our favorite bands.
The Wood Brothers. Actually hubby's next tattoo 
was inspired by one of their songs

Alright, mind dump and sorta caught up. I'll be
 back with pictures of cute kids soon!