Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Remember this?

Do you remember this golf cart?  I got for my birthday a couple of years ago?


Then this happened?



Well, Jeff’s Daddy got it and made it look “new” again!  Doesn’t it look awesome?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

The tree is up!

On Saturday, we decided to put our Christmas tree up.  It was actually kind of weird just getting a couple of boxes down out of the attic.  Before the house fire, we had enough Christmas decor for 20 families.  Seriously, it was ridiculous.  So now, to just have a couple of boxes, is a little odd-but a good odd.  ;-)  I am sure Jeff was thankful we didn’t spend an hour getting boxes out of the attic.  Ha! 

I did have Jeff hang that little shelf you see so we would have  a place to hang our stockings.  It has been under a bed for a year and I think it worked out perfectly! 



I am beyond excited for Christmas this year.  Hayden was so excited about the Christmas tree this year.  He was jumping up and down.  “Christmas tree!  Christmas tree!  Cool!!  Like it!!” were his words. 

Our first ornament we put on was the only ornament that survived the fire.  It was given to me by The Duckworths (a teacher (co-worker) and her family).



Hayden is so funny.  He will just go over and sit by the tree.  He loves it so!


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We remembered we don’t have a tree skirt or star.  But that is ok!  I am thinking of something creative for the top.  As far as the skirt, burlap will do!



Hayden is all about the Little People Nativity Scene and Christmas Train this year too. 




I am excited to get started with Elf on the Shelf that Cousins Pam and Carla bought for Hayden last year!

We also put Hayden’s tree up in his room.  I really didn’t know how I wanted to decorate his tree, but  I found these lantern lights at Bass Pro Shops and then picked up a few “transportation” ornaments at Hobby Lobby. 

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That’s about all our decor in the house at the moment!  I did add some wreaths and a porch tree outside!  :-)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and now Christmas is upon us! 

We had a great Thanksgiving meal at my nephew Chance and his wife Stefanie’s house. Most of the people I didn’t know, but we still enjoyed our time and ate tons of yummy food!  There were 32 people there and we actually circled up and shared what we were thankful for.  I loved that.

This is where all the action was!  Chance, Bubba, and Shabre working hard!


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Cousins:  Blaze, Hayden, Blade



Last year on Thanksgiving Day.


Little stinker didn’t want his picture taken with me! (Jeff had to work. Boo!)


I may or may not have been goosing him to get him to smile. 


Hayden knew what he wanted for lunch!  Anything on the dessert table.  Ha!

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We got home mid-afternoon on Thanksgiving and I knew WE needed to get a nap in!  Hayden, because he was heading to Nana and Papa’s and needed to not be grumpy and I was heading out to shop.  Hayden slept until 6:30 PM.  So, I was able to sneak in about a 45 minutes refresher nap.  Took Hayden to spend the night and I got ready to go with my SIL, Yolanda, for what turned out to be a 14 hour, ALL NIGHT, shopping adventure!   We left about 8:45 PM and got back home about 10:30 AM.  Crazy!  Definitely a first for me!  Not the 14 hour shopping day, the ALL NIGHT shopping.  I can’t remember the last time I stayed up all night.  High School maybe? 


Here is our list of stops… Wal-Mart (crazy!), Whataburger (30 minutes wait in the drive through and they forgot our fries!!), Target (THE MOST CRAZY!!), Old Navy, Bath and Body Works, Kohls, JC Penny, Dicks, Bed Bath and Beyond, Chick-Fil-A, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart again, home! 

This year was much more crowded and crazy than last.  Target beat anything I have ever seen before.  I think it was the earlier starting shopping times.  People were more likely to stay up and go shopping than get up in the middle of the night.  After JC Penny, we didn’t wait in any lines. 

The Before…

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The after

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After I got home, I took about a 2 hour nap, then headed to pick up Hayden.  I was wishing I didn't take that nap.  I felt horrible.  Like I had stayed up all night.  Ha! 

I am not real sure how many deals we really got, but we had fun doing it!  I loved getting to shop with my SIL and checking in with my best friend Jen (by phone) throughout the night! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bath Time Is Fun!

Our sweet boy loves him a bath.  A bath full of bubbles playing until his wrinkles can’t wrinkle any more! 



He has just started laying down.  Pretty much the whole bath time.  He has learned how to blow bubbles too!   




One of my favorite pictures of all time!  I want to print it but I can’t decide which edit I like best!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

Today, Hayden had his Thanksgiving Feast at school.  Ms. Jen had all the kids join hands and then she said a prayer before our meal.   Precious!  On the menu: crackers, ham, turkey, cheese, popcorn, marshmallows, and pretzels.  Those babies were ready to dig in and they loved every bite! 




Isn’t Hayden’s shirt cute?  I LOVE IT!  I got it here.  I also got a super cute reindeer and police car shirt too! 


I love this picture of Amy and Hudson.  Now, every time we mention school Hayden says, “Hudson?”.  They gave each other a big hug before they left today.  So sweet! 


Hayden didn’t want to sit down and eat like everyone else, he wanted to wobble and hop around.  Silly boy!


The kids were so excited about their turkey’s I made!  Hayden kept trying to put it all back together after he took it apart.  He kept saying, “Turkey head on!”  Ha!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gobble, Gobble!

Hayden has his Thanksgiving Feast tomorrow at school and we were assigned to bring rolled ham.  Woohoo!  Ha!  I saw these cute little turkeys on Pinterest and I couldn’t resist!

Here is my finished product.  Cute huh?


They really were easy!  They certainly aren’t perfect.  Far from it, but still kind of cute !  ;-)

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