Saturday, November 27, 2010


Emaline and I headed up to Texarkana for the weekend after Thanksgiving for a girls weekend for our girls Jami and Rylee.

The girls became quick friends. Emaline taught her the TEXAS STAR song she had learned at BSF. So cute. I loved my time with Jami. Just wish we could get together more than twice a year! I SOOOOO look forward to our time.
Emaline really was a trooper on the drive.

My sweet cousins drove up from Clarksville to give us hugs at church! LOVE THEM!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Some random Fun ones!

I haven't been a good blogger. I am sorry. I'll work on it. Although my readers have dropped considerably, and I am okay with that. This blog is for me anyway, right? To publish SOMEDAY and have an actual scrapbook that is somewhat completed. So, here are some things I don't want to forget, or maybe I do...We made these cute turkeys for Stacey to take to his Thanksgiving with his family. They moved their family Thanksgiving from Thursday to Saturday and I had already made plans to go out of town, so I got everything ready for him. I panicked because I couldn't find candy corn! These tails were suppose to have candy corn. Instead, I used Mike and Ikes. We set up an assembly line and the kids ROCKED this project.
I volunteered to bring homemade yeast rolls for Stacey's immediate family Thanksgiving ON Thursday, so after many emails with cousins, and a lot of advise from those same sweet cousins whose mother and grandmother was a rock star when it came to rolls....I got my roll on.

We did have one almost catastrophe, I thought to myself as I began this yeast process... does baking powder expire.... uh, YES! Check out the cans! 2002 and 2000! NO WONDER my cinnamon rolls don't look like Ree's! Geesh. Stacey ran out to get me some good baking powder, and I was good to go!
The kids and I went to Paris for a day or so before Thanksgiving so I could do a photoshoot or 2. On our way, we got behind this truck. It slowed us down, and the kids got good laughs as we came up with funny stuff about it. A great memory I don't want to forget. (Disclaimer: I was driving really safe while taking photo :)!)

On our way home form Paris, we stopped at Garden Ridge to look at Christmas trees. Ours was 10 years old and was originally a pre-lit, but it was SELF lit the past few years! BUMMER for me. ANd we needed a taller tree since our first tree had to fit in our 1950's home with low ceilings. I took pictures of the trees the right height with Parker in front of them so that Stacey could see the diameter. This one was too skinny, but I thought I would include the picture.
Bowden actually went to sleep sucking on a Sonic straw. Again, very safe driving.

While in Paris, Bowden's face landed on a cousin's window ledge. I documented the stages of color, but can only find these 2 right now.

I really will try to do better. I have struggled this holiday season... emotionally. I'm coming up for air though... maybe I will blog about it!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Paris with Bop and Sid

When in Paris, we had some good Bop and Sid time. The leaves had all changed and were beautiful OR all on the ground.. The kids were begging to rake!
So we raked.... until BOP pulled out this amazing backpack of complete FUN!

Bowden liked it!
Emaline DID have on a sweatshirt, but it was like 80 degrees in November.

We had a great time!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Christmas Tree

Mentioned earlier that we got a new BIGGER tree this year....the kids helped me decorate it. I really didn't enjoy it. I'll be honest with you 2 readers. I have always taken JOY from unwrapping each ornament, remembering when we got it and even remembering the years I have put it on the tree. This year I had to explain that to the kids. That these ARE NOT toys, they are my fancy jewelry, if I had any. They are my treasure. Oh well. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, nothing broke.

My helpers.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Halloween 2010

A cat, a pirate, and a bat... OH MY!

Everyone thought that she was a bunny, because she wouldn't wear her hat part of her costume.Buzz joined us at trick or treat in Denton with my grandmother.

Oh, did I mention Jessie was there!!!
Here is the crew minus me and Stacey.

Something New around here!!

Check out my baby girl! Check out this underlining that won't go away!

Look at that smile!! I have video.... you want to see it???