Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas 2007

We have had a wonderful Christmas! (I know it is tomorrow but we had an early Santa visit). We had Christmas with my parents Saturday night and then Santa and Christmas with his parents today. I will just let the pictures do the talking (out of the 98 pictures I just picked the highlights):




THIS WAS THE YEAR OF PRINCESS STUFF FOR BRYNN:




SADIE'S MATERNAL SKILLS ARE ALREADY KICKING IN. SHE GOT THIS BABY SET FIRST THING AND WOULDN'T OPEN ANY OF THE REST OF HER PRESENTS! BRYNN DIDN'T MIND HELPING HER.



THIS WAS ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS MY PARENTS GOT. YOU SING INTO THE MICROPHONES AND THERE IS A LITTLE CAMERA ABOVE THE TV WHERE YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF ON THE TV:
HERE WE ARE ON THE TV:



NOW ONTO DUBLIN WE GO. THE BIG SANTA GIFT:







SLINKY DOG AND JESSE FROM TOY STORY 2:





SADIE INSPECTING BRYNN'S PRINCESS VANITY:





THE PRINCESS GARB:






MORE PRINCESS GARB (TOLD YOU SHE WAS INTO PRINCESS STUFF)








SADIE TRYING TO FALL ASLEEP IN HER NEW HOODIE:








WAKING UP TO SANTA'S VISIT:









REALIZING HE LEFT A PRESENT OUTSIDE:



WE WILL BE ON THE ROAD HOME TOMORROW SO MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Santa Trip

We made the oh-so-fun trip to see Santa last night! This trip is always filled with A LOT of bribery and Justin and I always end up getting in a fight because I have to get the perfect picture (yes I am one of THOSE moms). It went semi-rather well. The girls were amazing! (And yes they got cookies later)

GET THIS BOW OFF OF ME!!!



BRYNN GIVING SADIE THE RUNDOWN OF HOW THIS IS ALL GONNA WORK:





BRYNN'S INNOCENT LOOK:




I DIDN'T REALIZE THIS UNTIL I LOOKED AT THE PICTURES AT HOME, BUT LOOK AT HOW WE ALL TRY TO GET SADIE TO BE STILL AND TAKE A PICTURE. HERE IS BRYNN'S GRAB:



AND NOW DADDY'S GRAB:

AND THE FINAL PICTURE:


Sunday, December 16, 2007

My Dream Job

WOW! What a long week it has been! We have been kid-free since Wednesday and before I get the little darlings back, I thought I would update ya!

Through my job, I have the opportunity to work with various people in the Abilene community. One of these is one of the DJs of the morning show on Power 103 named Calli. We have become pretty close over the last few months and I expressed to her my deep-down desire to DJ a radio show. Well, her co-host came down with pneumonia..........while I am very sad about that, ..........I asked her if she would be lonely doing the show all alone.........she said, "Meet me there at 6 in the morning!"

Are you serious?!?!!?

YUP! I did the morning show with her Wednesday and Thursday. (this is where I would insert a picture of me in the studio, but I never took one)

I had an absolute blast! And yes I called everyone in Abilene and told them to tune in. It really was a lot of fun but I don't think I could do the whole wake up at 5am everyday. Now if I got to be on the Kidd Kraddick show, I could swing it (no offense Calli-love ya!)

My other fun story was that I got to babysit a friend of mine from college's baby boy. Baby as in only 5 weeks old!!!! Baby boy as in.....I have never had one of those!!!! I melted with him in my arms! I tried to talk Justin into another one, but he kindly reminded me that they grow up into the lovely children we have now. Darn! Thought I would try at least. There is nothing better than that new baby smell and when they nestle their little head deep into your neck........AHHHHHH...........LOVE IT!


SO, you would think with all of this time off that I would have all of my Christmas stuff done........not a chance. I am going to have a very interesting week getting stuff done. Well, I guess I will go get my sweeties and save my in-laws! ADIOS

Friday, December 14, 2007

New Blog

My former roomate and dear friend for many, many years (who knows WAY too much dirt on me) has entered the blog world! Welcome to the cult Emily! Just kidding. I hope that you all will go pay her a visit and keep up with her adorable family.

Meet Emily Freeman:
http://freemanfamfun.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas Faves

CHRISTMAS FAVORITES

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper! Much prettier.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial - to me, they are prettier

3. When do you put up the tree? The week of Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down the tree? Day after Christmas - I am sick of Christmas by then

5. Do you like egg nog? Nope

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My baby blue 10-speed (still don't get the whole 10-speed need but whatever). It got stolen Christmas night because I left it in the front yard. Scarred for life

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yup- Precious Moments

8. Hardest person to buy for? Justin's Mom. She likes all of that western rustic stuff but everytime I pick something out Justin tells me that it is "cheesy" western and not "real" western

9. Easiest person to buy for? Justin-he lets me know in October what he wants for Christmas

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail - although we aren't doing them this year due to $$$$$$

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Oooooohhhh....tough. I plead the 5th

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas - (Bing Crosby)

13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Oh heck yeah!

14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sugar cookies and pecan pie

15. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear for sure!

16. Favorite Christmas song? I really like them all except the Drummer Boy song

17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Both but home on Christmas Day

18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yeah whatever

19. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning but in my family my brother and I could open the presents we gave to each other on the Eve and I want to continue that tradition with my girls

20. Most annoying thing about this time of year? I sound really heartless......but.....those dang bell ringers drive ME NUTS

21. Favorite ornament theme or color? Do people really do a theme?

22. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? Stuffing with lots of gravy

23. What do you want for Christmas this year? Redo my bedroom, $$$$, I am usually pretty to shop for