Thursday, November 29, 2007


I know.....I am a HORRIBLE blogger! The only excuse I can give is that I am "handmaking" some Christmas gifts and my evenings have been taken up by that. I cannot elaborate on that due to some of the recipients are blog readers, so just know it will be worth it in the end.

Christmas is officially off and running in our house. The decorations are up (and I did tone it down a little from last year), we have played in the snow, and watched "Shrek the Halls." Now, all we lack is the shopping! YIPPEE!

Work has been a little hectic due to the holidays, but not unbearable. Justin is enjoying his new job and has been learning a lot. The girls are NOT happy about having to stay inside due to the cold weather. They have been SO hyper and stir-crazy! AHHHH!!!

Last Sunday, it finally snowed here and we took the girls outside:

Fun was had by all!

Now take a minute and watch this. It will most definitely put a smile on your face. I would so totally do this but Justin would NEVER go for it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanksgiving memories

Last weekend we went up to Holliday, TX to help my Nanny wrap things up at her old house so that she could officially live in Abilene. Her mother (my great-grandma Jones) had lived there and we always had our Thanksgivings there and this place holds a very special place in my heart. My Grandma Jones passed away at the young age of 100 (it actually may have been 101 so please excuse me if I am wrong). Anyways, this was probably my final trip back there and it was very bittersweet. Grandma Jones always had a joke to make and a smile on her face. She never met a stranger and loved everyone deeply. I took some pictures of her old house so that I will never forget my Thanksgivings spent here:

On a different note, Brynn has been dying for a purse so Justin's grandmother bought each of the girls a purse. Brynn thought this was the coolest thing every but Sadie was a little confused. She thought this was the purpose of a purse:

It has now become her new hat! She wears it everywhere!!! Weird kid!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Sorry for the blogging hiatus! I really have no excuses, just lack of exciting topics. I took some time off from work to get some stuff done around here.
Yesterday was my birthday.....the big 2-8. WOW! 30 is just around the corner.
The girls are doing good. Brynn has started a "fear of everything" phase and it is driving us nuts! She wants to sleep in our bed every night and we are firm believers of not allowing that. It has been a nightmare every night at bedtime and I really have no idea of how to handle this.
I never posted our family picture from the pumpkin patch, so here ya go:

I really have no great stories, but will try to do better. I am getting caught up at work so it may be a little while before I am back in full force, but I WILL be back!!!