Friday, December 31, 2010

Please hang in there............

Please hang in there as I am learning photoshop and I am changing my blog around. You will see something different probably every day!!! I am loving it =)

Also, I wish you all a SAFE New Years Eve. We will be staying in, with a glass of wine and our favorite pizza, sitting with our two favorite people in the world watching some kind of animated movie!! (Loving every last minute of 2010)

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top ten things...........

I want to do a list on the top ten things that I want to accomplish in 2011...........

Here we go............

Ya ready.............

  • Start building our house =)
  • Teach Abbie to walk, cause obviously, she isn't caring too much to do it on her own.
  • Celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. Nowadays at our age, thats a milestone in itself!!!
  • Volunteere at our Church. We have been going to church and I really enjoy taking my kids. I would like this year to officially join the church and volunteer.
  • Lose 30 lbs. I did lose 20 lbs, but gained 10 back due to the Holidays, but worth it for every extra bite of bread I took. (Layered in butter, I look up to Paula Deen, HA)
  • Take my ACT's. Eventaully I want to go back to college. I enjoy staying at home and having this amazing chance. But once Abbie starts kindergarten I would like to go back to school and start my career.
  • Become at least a 3times a week blogger. Pick up on the followers, =)
  • Learn how to use my photoshop elements program. I love that my husband bought it for me after all of the hints I dropped, but I have NO clue what I am doing with it.
  • Order a HUGE photo canvas of my kids. I think they are super cute and I keep putting off getting one, but this year is T.H.E. year for it! (yes, I think of it like a life altering decision)
  • Continue to stay in touch with my family. I love my family so much and I feel like this past year I have gotten closer to them and I want to continue that. I really am blessed for every last one of them.


Waiting on the Christmas Parade

Does anybody else know why it takes forever for blogger to load pictures?

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry CHRISTmas

Merry Christmas!!!!

We had a great Christmas and I am truly thankful for everything that we got and every little smile on my kids' faces. We are really blessed!!!

Owen was so excited when he came down the hallway. He was ready to see what he got! His main gifts were the Nintendo DS, bbq grill and the TAG reading system/carrying case/books. He was so cute opening all of his gifts.

My sister bought them both a stuffed animal from the Disney store when we were in Branson and instead of her taking it home, wrapping it and mailing it up I just brought it back with me. It was hard to wrap, thats why Owen's is sitting out. Abbie uses her Minnie Mouse as a pillow, its super sweet!!!!

My Aunt Kelly did the same thing, she bought Abbie a baby doll and Owen a DS game. I brought them back from Branson and wrapped them from her.

My Uncle also sent them a package that was TOO sweet!!! I feel like I have gotten closer to him since my grandpa passed away and I just have to tell him "thank you" too!

My dad and stepmom came up Christmas Eve, stayed the night and went back Christmas morning after the festivities and we had a great time. They just spoil our kids =)

My father-in-law bought Abbie a new kitchen set and Owen the Cruncher Dinosaur that does virtually everything!! You can only imagine that between that and the Nerf gun we haven't had time to break out the rest of the toys.

My step mom also got Abbie the same babydoll, but a girl can never have to many baby dolls!!!

Abbie's main gift was a new toddler bed. We had to step up our game when she started climbing out of her crib! It was getting TOO dangerous so we upgraded and gave it to her early. She also got a new mattress pad, sheets, and a blanket to match her room and tons of clothes, and some cute toys!!!

We had such a great Christmas. We are lucky that we have such a great family to get our kids gifts too.

We received so much that its hard to thank every person individually, but know that your generosity doesn't go unnoticed. THANKS!!!

I am ready for church tomorrow and a relaxing Sunday with my awesome family!






















I am also extremely thankful for my husband who bought me several nice things on top of the hand stamped necklace with the kids' names on it. I am in love!!!




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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Party @ Daycare

Today is the Christmas party at Owen's daycare. I just know he will have a great time. I love the fact that we know, on a personal level, and trust our daycare provider. Yes, Owen only goes one day a week, but that doesn't take away from what a great job she does. You really have to have complete faith in the person that takes care of your child, and I can say with Robin, thats exactly what we have in her. I am hoping she will take lots of pictures today so I can see my little man in all of the excitement.

Here are his pictures before he walked out of the door this morning.............








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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Breakfast Casserole anyone??

There are TONS of recipes out there for breakfast casserole. But truthfully, I am looking for a pretty basic one. Afterall, don't you do casseroles because they are easier?? (I do)

I am not interested in a teaspoon of this, a teaspoon of that, especially when its NEVER something that I have in my pantry and I have to go buy it. Since the last time I looked, most seasonings are ridiculusly priced and I would probably never use them again. (just speakin' the truth)

So, if anybody can help me out with a basic breakfast casserole I would really appreciate it! Thanks =)



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Monday, December 20, 2010

Picture Post {TONS}

Here is the first round of pictures of our weekend,  tons more to come!!

Enjoy...........



These two are eight weeks apart. Adorable and spunky!!









Loaded in the car, going to look at Christmas lights....



Next is the gift exchange for Owen, Madeline, Lainey, and Abbie =)


Stay tuned tomorrow for more......

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Photoshop.........

My husband has informed me that he bought me Photoshop Elements 9. I am super excited about it. I can't wait to get familiar with it and learn new things. Eventually I would love to own CS5, but thats down the road. For now, I am extremely thankful that he picked up on all of the hints that I left him. For all of you that own this and use it, please let me know how much you like it, tricks or just common things you use it for.

My brother and his daughters arrived this morning and we hung out, ate dinner, then loaded in the car for hot chocolate and to look at Christmas lights. I will post pictures tomorrow =)

I am ready for bed!!!

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