Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Day 2011


Christmas Day we headed to Jeff’s Mom and Dad’s around lunch time.  We enjoyed a delicious “traditional” meal with ham, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, broccoli rice, and a a few other sides!  Then, it was show time!

Hayden had this unwrapping thing figured out and was so excited to get started!

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Think he was excited much?  Ha!


Brooklyn was pretty pumped about her new Thirty-One Ruffle Cinch Sac (her special request) and her new Cotton Candy machine from Nana and Papa.  I think I might need her to make me some cotton candy! 

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Hayden also got some really cute books, a “Big Truck”,  the original Toy Story, and a Buzz.  He made out like a bandit!  ;-)

I think the big boys were all pretty excited about their gifts too! 


After Christmas afternoon naps, our friends Bo and Rhonda came to spend the evening with us.   They brought Hayden a super cute camo outfit and a farm set that went perfect with the one that Nana and Papa got him.  More little pieces to keep up with!  ;-)  Hayden and his Daddy have had a blast playing with those two sets!  They get lots of farming done! 

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

A new love…It’s name is Silhouette!

DISCLAIMER-I know I need to blog about Christmas still, but I can hardly contain my excitement, therefore I have to blog about something different tonight!  :-)

I don’t know about you, but I love just about anything with a name or monogram on it!  Well, I have a new found love that will do just that!  Jen got a new Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and man is that thing fun!  I NEED one too!  The Silhouette site lists them for $299, but I see them on a few sites for $269.  Gotta start saving my money! 

Jen, Hayden, and I made a “quick” trip (as in didn’t open and close the joint in the same day) to Canton and got some great deals.  Just about every booth had everything half off!  We couldn’t wait to get home to get started on our projects!

What I love about the Silhouette is you can design anything you want on your computer and print it out!  You don’t have to buy a cartridge for it and you can use any font you want!  Also, you can buy numerous images for 99 cents each!  I think it is a little more expensive than the Cricut, but seems to really be a lot cheaper in the long run. 

Today, we used the Silouette to put vinyl on everything we own.  So, the first thing you do, is design your vinyl print on the computer.  Another thing I love is that you pretty much don’t waste any space/vinyl! 


Then, you get to cutting!!  Are you ready to see some of our projects? 

We got these desks at Hobby Lobby.  They are $6.99 and we used a 40% coupon of course!  I am so in love with how Hayden’s turned out!  To our friends with birthdays coming up, don’t be surprised if you get one of these!  ;-)  We bought the truck image for 99 cents and cut out a blue one and a green one, then just used each other’s for the accent color.


I got two huge signs today at Canton for 50% off.  They are about 2ftx2ft.  Before and after…

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Are you as excited as me??  The letters of our last name are about 5-6 inches tall.

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Cute ornaments for next year…

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Picture fame…



Christmas Plate…



We have more projects in the works for tomorrow!  Stay Tuned! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Morning…

I am not sure who was more excited about Santa’s visit.  Jeff, Hayden, or I.  Hayden went to bed really late Christmas Eve and actually cried and cried.  He never does that going to bed.  I am not sure if it was the excitement or having too much tea to drink that evening.  ;-)  Then, he decided to wake up really early!  So, we made him watch a Mickey Mouse episode in our bedroom since we were anticipating the arrival of Nanny and Granddaddy and Nana and Papa around 7:00 AM.  We couldn’t contain him past one episode!  We had to go see what Santa had in store for our good little boy! 


Trains, Trains, and more Trains!


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If you have a child that likes trains and CARS, have you seen the wooden CARS and tracks that are sold at TOYS R US?  Hayden got the Tow Mater wrecking yard from Mia and Poppee, but the rest of our tracks are others that I picked before I knew about the CARS ones.  I love that they all work together!  So cool! 


As you can tell, we spent most of our morning playing!  Nanny, Granddaddy, Robin, Nana, and Papa did come enjoy Christmas morning with us.  Just happened to not get any pictures of them. :-(  We all did enjoy some yummy Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls.  Then, we headed to Nana and Papa’s for Christmas lunch.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

We had a great Christmas! We have one blessed little boy that was SO MUCH FUN!!    DSC_0202

On Christmas Eve we enjoyed our time with Mom, Dad, Robin, her boyfriend Colt, Jen, Jeff Gray, Landree, Hudson, Cindy and Don. 


Mom, Dad, Robin and Colt came over that afternoon and we exchanged presents.  Hayden was so excited! 

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Hayden and Colt kind of like each other.  Hayden cried when he left on Christmas Eve!




Dad got him a spiffy new hat.  He is always telling Hayden he needed one like his, so he got one!  ;-)  Along with a new Thirty-One Large Utility Tote and aftershave.  Mom got some new outfits, a candle, and a shadowbox picture.  (I didn’t do very good getting pictures).



Their gift from Robin.  LOL!


Hayden got a huge new TONKA fire truck, LEGO’s, puzzles, DVD’s, and various other games.  He was ready to start playing! 

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Time to eat!  Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Tacos and Vegetable/Deer Burger soup were on the menu. Dips and other snacks too!

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More presents!

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Jeff and I got a little spoiled too!  Mom and Dad got me some new tennis shoes and some Juicy perfume!  Jeff got an Under Armour hoody and some Light Blue cologne.  Thanks so much Mom and Dad!  I even got some suprises from Jen and Cindy!  I LOVE my  Bird of Paradise candle, Nutella snack and new Christmas ornament!  Thanks so much Jen!!  Cindy spoiled me too with another Christmas ornament and a SPA gift certificate!!  Jen got one too!  Thank you so much Cindy!!  I can hardly wait for us to go use them! 


Robin also got us this cross.  We love it!  She knows me well!  I can’t wait to hang it up!


Mia got to play LEGO’s with Hayden while the big kids played a game!



Santa came later that night…