Monday, December 21, 2009
* After the snow had stopped on Saturday, my lovely little one wanted to go outside and I definitely knew where her gloves were, and I did not have to put socks on her hands because you know....things get lost in our house!
* Also because of the crazy snow, I did not get cabin fever so severely and jumped into my Nissan Rogue and backed up out of the drive and tried to get out (especially after my husband was standing in the car port advising me not to back out, because I could get stuck), and I did not get stuck, and it did not take my husband an hour to get me unstuck....oops!
* I also did not come very very close to running out of toilet paper, and I did not have to call my parents to bring us some, because we couldn't get out!
* And lastly.....I did not run out of deodorant and I did not wear my husband's Old Spice instead.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
One evening this week I decided to let Addison decorate Christmas cookies! We have baked together on many occasions, we actually have a tradition of baking lemon poppy seed muffins every Sunday before church! But this was our first cookie decorating experience!
She loved the sprinkles!
All done Mommy!
I think that she put about 50 m & m's
on that one cookie!
The finished product!
I think that Addie did a fantastic job on her cookies, we will have to do this more often!P.S. We have another new post below!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We spent our Thanksgiving with my parents, sister, nephew and my dear nanny. We ate your traditional thanksgiving meal (turkey, sweet potatoes...etc). It was so yummy!
I am so thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ for saving my soul and my precious family. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Last weekend "Spunky" and I were given tickets to the Clemson vs Florida State football game in Clemson. Thanks so so so much Uncle Riggs! We were given 4 tickets, so we gave the other 2 tickets to our friends Brandon and Jennifer (even though they are huge FL State fans). Addie stayed in Waynesville with Nana & Papaw!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Please be in prayer for my husband as he starts classes at Fruitland Bible Institute on Tuesday. He will be attending classes two nights a week from 6 - 10 PM. This will be a huge change for Addie and I not having hubs around as much. Please be in prayer for some specific prayer requests...
* That GOD would grant Spunky safety to and from classes each night
* That GOD would grant Spunky concentration while in class each night after working all day
* That we may be able to find a reliable car for him to purchase to save money on gas and wear and tear on the Ford Explorer
* That Addie would understand this different schedule and things would go smoothly for her with this transition (she's SUCH a Daddy's girl).
Again, thank you for supporting our family with your thoughs and prayers!
P.S. Yes, I will eventually post pictures from our wonderful beach vacation & Addison's room make over....give me time!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Most Saturdays, I try to prepare one of my husband's favorite snacks. The Cheese dip that I prepare is his favorite. Hope that your family likes it as much as mine does (I'm not exactly sure where I found this recipe, possibly from a Gooseberry Patch cook book).
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We have a huge announcement / prayer request!! It is offical that "Spunky" will be traveling to Brazil on a mission trip in April 2010 with a group from our church. Prior to his trip there are a lot of preperations that need to take place such as forms to be filled out, visa & passport to be obtained & many many shots & medications to be taken. Please be in prayer for us as he prepares for this huge adventure in his life!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I purchased her adorable leotard with a tutu attached from Target, and I will soon purchase her ballet shoes from her dance studio.
At first, she wasn't very interested in going to ballet, but once she arrived she saw her friend Lydia from church and became very excited! She grabbed Lydia's hand and walked off to her studio with barely a "bye mama". Fortunately, I was able to watch her entire class on a t.v. in the waiting room and I was really impressed with her dancing abilities. During her first class she learned several stretches, first position, and some different kicks.
She has her recital in May, and we are very excited to see where this takes her in life!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
One of the highlights of the weekend was when my awesome brother in law gave my sister and I a break from our little ones so that we could go to the movies! We enjoyed a bucket of popcorn & The Time Travelers Wife ( if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it).
Enjoy the pictures that I captured from our little girls trip!
Addie is having a blast at the Childrens Museum!
Monday, August 10, 2009
On July 31- August 2 our family took a little trip to Pigeon Forge, TN to celebrate Spunky's 32nd birthday! While in Pigeon Forge we indulged in a little shopping, and a lot of swimming. One thing you have to remember when taking a 2 year old on vacation is that you MUST have a pool, a nice clean pool at that. Well, our nice hotel had 2 pools and a mushroom thing that sprouted water over the top. Our little girl just had to be in the water the entire time...it seemed that each night after dinner or whatever we were doing we landed back in the pool until um....I'm embarassed to say but she stayed in the pool until like 11:00 each night (hey, it's vacation people). But after that she slept soundly alll night.
On Spunky's birthday on Tuesday, Aug 4 we celebrated with a bbq dinner from Butt's On The Creek. All in all I think that he had a great birthday! Enjoy the few pictures that I did capture!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Here is Addison working on her Australian musical instrument called a didgeridoo sp?
On Thursday Aunt Christal & Cooper came into town for a visit. This picture was taken on Friday when they came over to play on the swing set.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Unfortunately, this whole thing started wwwaaayyy too early on a Saturday morning. Daddy came and woke me up at 6:15 am, that's even before Pooh comes on! So, I sat in the recliner and stared at my breakfast while I woke up. Then I remembered that today was RACE DAY! So, I got very excited and a little inpatient when Mommy couldn't get her hair dried fast enough.
When we got to the Folkmoot Center in downtown Waynesville there were athletic people everywhere...I got a little freaked out, but I was still ready to cheer Daddy along in the stroller. But then, my very best friend came.....NANA! I barely had time to give Nana a hug and a kiss before Daddy had put me back into my stupid stroller and was making me find our place in the line up. I then decided that I did not want to run this race! Yes, I was really excited before Nana showed up, but now she was here and all I wanted were some Nana snuggles.
Nana waved goodbye to me, but I was determined that I was not going to run this race. I stood up in my stroller and cried at the top of my lungs and all I saw was Nana and Mama to walk away thinking that I would settle down after the race got started. Daddy rocked me back and forth, telling me that he needed me to run with him. I did not care if Daddy needed me at this point, but I needed my Nana...I didn't get to see her on Friday and I needed to see her today. I cried and cried while Nana looked at me from across the street. Finally Mommy came squeezing through the crowd. She grabbed the stroller away from Daddy as he just shrug his shoulders. Mommy then squeezed us back through the crowd telling people that I had decided to drop out of the race, but I didn't care...I just had to find my Nana.
Finally, I reached Nana and I watched all of the runners (Daddy included) take off really really fast. I watched the entire race from the comfort and safety of Nana's arms.
About 15 minutes after the runners took off, some of them started trickling back in. We waited for Daddy, but suddenly he came running in finishing the race in 24 minutes, 40 seconds. We were all so proud of Daddy, and Daddy said that he enjoyed it, but he missed me! Look for Daddy to run more races, maybe I'll join him one day!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We woke early and ventured to downtown Waynesville for the Stars & Stripes Celebration. We do this every year and we enjoy visiting the shops and ending the day with that perfect Whitman's cupcake!
We also learned that our little princess does not like icing... just like her Daddy! She tore the upper portion of her cupcake off and only ate the cake portion.
After our trip downtown & a nice nap we were ready for our cookout that we hosted at our house. We had several guests including our friends Aaron & Rachel; and Bruce, Amy and Summer. Addison and Summer had a blast on the new swing set and my hubby did a fantastic job on our steaks!
After dinner we went to watch the fireworks at Lake Junaluska. It was a beautiful display & Addie did great until the end!
All in all we enjoyed our independence day with a lot of fun and the fellowship of family & friends!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The best part of the day was when Lawson got scared to come down the slide, and my friend Beth had to crawl up to get him out! Unfortunately, I thought that she would choke me if I captured this moment on camera, but I did get some other adorable shots!