Friday, December 14, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012, Parade of Lights, and Polar Express Party!!

I'm giving thanks for my beautiful blessing tonight and that I am holding her now as she is sleeping in my arms.  I'm praying so hard for those families that aren't holding their babies tonight in CT.  Such a tragic world we live in filled with such hate.  We must cling to Jesus now more than ever.  I long for the day He brings us home.
With that said I have so many things to be thankful for!!  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year with both sides of our family.  For lunch we spent time with my Dad's side of the family and we had such a great time and had VERY full bellies.
 This little girl always has fun with her Gigi!!
Love these people so much!!  Just missing my sweet brother, Andrew.  He will be home from Boston for Christmas very soon.  Briley and I are so excited to see him!!!
After lunch we headed to Bluebonnet to visit Nonnie and Hadley with Daniel's Dad and sister.  We always go with them on Holidays to do this and I love this tradition we have started.  This time is very special to all of us...
We had a yummy Thanksgiving dinner of chicken fried steak, salad, corn, and rolls.  Just what my Mother-in-law would have cooked for us!!  

The next night we headed out with Daniel's Dad and sister to our 2nd Parade of Lights to attend.  The traffic was SO bad that we didn't have the best view of the parade but once the parade was over being at the back has its advantages...we were in the front row for the lighting of the tree in downtown :)
 Enjoying some healthy Mickey D's while we wait for Parade :)
 Such a pretty tree!!

The following weekend we were invited to a Polar Express Christmas party to kick off December and all the kiddos Elves arriving :)

Isn't the decor so pretty??
 Christmas trees cones to decorate :)
 Letters to write to Santa and tickets for the Polar Express!!
Yummy food!!  Marshmallows, cheese and crackers, white donuts, snowman cupcakes, cookies...what more could a kiddo want??
 "Writing" her letter to Santa
 Decorating her Christmas Tree cone!!
 We ended the party with watching the Polar Express, eating popcorn, and have hot chocolate of course!!
Such a fun way to start off our Christmas festivities!!!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Catch up

I hate that's it has been almost a month since I last blogged.  Of course we have been busy with the holidays but that's no excuse.  I love this blog and I love that Briley will be able to read it when she gets older.  So blog slump is OVER!!  :)

Here is what I have to catch you up on...
Thanksgiving 2012
Parade of Lights and Polar Express Party
Daniel's Promotion
Santa visits preschool
I think that will officially catch us up!!
I will end this post with a photoshoot we did in the car on Thanksgiving Day while Daddy was inside Walmart figuring out the crazy sales :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Feast

On Wednesday Daniel and I attended Briley's Thanksgiving Feast at her preschool.  She was SO excited to see us.  Her face was beaming when we walked in and it was the best feeling!!  
Daniel and I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to have these moments with our sweet 1st born.  We are so thankful to God for Briley Ann!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Catch Up

I know I promised to finish up the last few days of the grief project but I feel like it's complete.  I felt like I shared what I needed to share and it felt really good to finally share Hadley's picture.  :)
So I thought I would just play catch up today and show you come cute pics of our girl :)
 This past Sunday at church was Pack the Pew...we were asked to bring friends and wear jersey's.  Here is a quick picture I snapped of Briley and I before church. 
I am LOVING my job by the way.  I feel so blessed.  I was a part of 3 children's baptism's and it was awesome.  I can't tell you how grateful I feel to work for our church and watch children grow in their relationship with Christ.  It's simply AMAZING.
After church we went to celebrate my Grandaddy's (my Mom's Dad) birthday.  I loved these pictures I caught of him and Briley!!
On Monday, Briley's preschool had a field trip to the Zoo so we had a Mommy/Daughter day.  I enjoyed this time with her so much and she had a blast!!
Briley and some of her classmates :)

 Isn't this baby rhino precious???

We are also in the process of doing a lot of redecorating and the first thing was to paint our living room and kitchen.  Well...I LOVED how the kitchen color turned out but I'm not thrilled with the living room.  Daniel said it will grow on me.  I hope so :/  I'll post pictures when we have more decor up.  Right now it's a mess...more on that later!! 

Tomorrow night is craft night for the women at church.  I hope to make something that looks like this...
I will make sure and post the result!!
A week from today I'll be in the middle of a 12 hour long marathon of Twilight movies leading up to the last one.  Yes I'm REALLY excited.  Not necessarily about seeing the last one but I love spending that time with my sister-in-law and cousins (we did this when the 3rd one came out)!!  There is also a group of good friends that will be there too so it should be a blast :) It's the last one so we gotta go out big with the marathon!!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!!