Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tis the Season...

This year was a very interesting year, Luke was sick with the flu (we believe a mild case) for several days and then Daddy got it... so my household was either on the mends to recovery or smack dab in the middle of full blown flu for Christmas. It was a bummer, but we still tried to make it a special time for all and try not to get everyone sick.

My Mom DID make it to town, I was so surprised and blessed to have her here. She left Monday and went home with a horrible cold, so unfortunately she got sick too! While she was here I hardly took any pictures, but we enjoyed each others company SO much! We shopped, laughed, cried, wrapped, baked cookies, cooked together, napped and just really had a wonderful time! She helped me through the sicknesses.

This picture is from Christmas day, at my In-laws house and the kiddos about to open their presents... my camera died after this one was taken, so I didn't get good ones :)

Christmas morning, Will wanted a lot of the Lego city things... he got his wish and boy, that stuff is SO small and such a mess, but he has been in a lego city fog trying to get it all put together, he really wanted me to help him ALL the time, I tried to help as much as possible but it takes a lot of time and I think he's a little small for these things... he just can't seem to follow directions yet, but he is enjoying it and as long as he doesn't lose the pieces, he should be able to one day get it.

Luke's big thing this year was Hot Wheels... he wanted the "HotWheels Criss Cross" (thanks to Nickelodeon for showing that commercial SO much the past month), but apparently every child his age wanted one too this year, every single Target, WalMart, Toys R Us whatever place that has toys places, both in store and online were SOLD out... but he was not disappointed, I was crying Christmas eve because I knew he would be SO upset. Santa tried for weeks and just had no luck, thank God he was ok with it all. :)

My silly boy in front of the tree.... he is my full of life child, silly all the time!!

Will's snaggle tooth sweet picture.. LOVE it! I kept telling him ALL week that all he wanted for Christmas was his TWO front teeth... he got so mad at me, saying "no it's not!" He did not get any teeth because he is still my snaggle tooth little boy :)

I hope and pray y'all had a wonderful Christmas. I have had several families this Season on my heart, praying hard for families that have lost loved ones and what a hard time this must be. I have a whole new post about that this week... I mean people there are things I just don't understand, but that's blinded faith, Praise God I don't have to figure it out! Just praying hard!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

the most wonderful time of the year!!

I'm not sure if I will have time to post again before Christmas, just because life these days are SO busy!!! I never in my life thought life could get like this... but it did and well here we are, trying to savor every moment with these boys that keep growing up right in front of us. Christmas this year is bitter sweet, it will be my first Christmas without my Mom, flights are full so she's staying in Georgia and it just depresses me! So I am trying to think of fun things we can start with the boys and just celebrate with our small family, we will be with the hubs family for a little bit on Christmas...

I could NOT for the life of me scan our Christmas card because for some reason it's being scanned really small and looks so silly, so I will just post the picture I used... (not the best, but you know you do what you can do...)

Me and my most FAVORITE nephew ever! Logan is the sweetest, funniest and cutest little boy. Those blue eyes one day will get him in trouble, he is the light in my eyes, I LOVE him... I must say when he see's his Aunt Katie, he gets super excited too :)

Logan excited about waiting in line to see Santa!

My little angels in front of the tree at church (I wish my tree was that beautiful)...

Merry Christmas y'all!!! May you enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I really don't have much new to post, but I've just been OUT of the blogging mood lately... I read everyone's blogs every day, but just don't feel like posting.
Nothing new has changed, I am almost done with my Christmas shopping, so that's a plus. After my Girl's Night out Christmas party tomorrow night, I will be Christmas partied out!!! Thursday is Will's school party, I am excited about that :) It will be fun for us all, well then once Thursday rolls around I will be done... I am ready to be done so I can actually enjoy this Season and not be so stressed all the time...
I heard some really, really depressing news this weekend. A girl that I went to high school with lost her 20 month old twin daughter last Thursday. Her daughter passed away in her sleep and for me, this is just unimaginable! I'm not real close to this family, but one of my best friends is best friends with them and it's just heart breaking. This is honestly a situation that I believe just isn't fair! Before the twins were born they lost another daughter when she was born and y'all, my heart aches for this family. Please keep the Harrison family in your prayers. I pray they feel the overwhelming love and support from so many people praying for them. May God wrap his arms around them during this dark time in their lives!!
I believe most of y'all know that my car has been having problems, like major problems to where we had to fly to Georgia for Thanksgiving instead of drive... well it's still having problems... I know this is a minor problem compared to what some people are dealing with, but I wish I could just find SOMEONE who knows what they are talking about to tell me what's wrong with my car... Oh Lordy!
I hope y'all are having a blessed Monday, please hug those babies a little tighter tonight, you just never know when our last day on this Earth will be!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Cards

As I said in my previous post about Christmas cards, it is by far one of my most favorite things about Christmas. We just finalized our pictures, so they will be going out soon!!!

I am SO ready for Christmas this year, more so than most years, for not particular reason. Each year I send out around 100 Christmas cards, it is one of my favorite things to do!
There is nothing better than coming home during December and getting Christmas cards in the mail, it's so special to me and since I enjoy them so much, I will always make sure I send mine out!
This will be my first year to use Shutterfly, but I have recieved many cards each year from people that use Shutterfly and they are just adorable. Shutterfly is so easy and simple to use, plus they have the cutest cards... below is just a few of the ones that I need to make my mind up on but you can go here to pick out your holiday cards!!!


When you visit Shutterfly's website, they have SO many different ideas on different things for gifts. I saw these calendars: and I think it woud be a awesome idea for Grandparents, teachers, Daddy, whoever you think might want more pics of our babies! I have ordered several for Christmas gifts and can't wait for them to come in!!

And, while I was visiting their website, designing my Christmas card and doing the calendars, I thought these Christmas tags: were the BEST idea!!! I don't know about you but I get so sick and tired of writing out each tag for Christmas, so it's so easy to just pop one of these on each present and there ya go!!!

So eveyone get in the spirit, head on over to Shutterfly and send your loved ones those special Christmas cards, design a calendar or order so gift tags!!!

Bloggers can get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly: