Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours! I hope you all have a
Very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Card 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Girly Grinch

This is how I found Mr. Grinch the other morning.
Isn't he cute in princess high heels!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Making Muffins

Aleigha loves being in the kitchen when I am and the
other day she wanted a snack. She ran to the pantry
and came back with a pack of muffin mix and
said "I want to make these mommy"

So we got out her little cupcake set, my brother got
it for her last year for Christmas and it is the cutest thing.
Everything is "mini".

And we baked away.

Her favorite part is filling the baking cups up.
She tells me "no Mommy I do it". Alrighty big
girl, go right ahead!

Less than 10 minutes later we were eating away!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Picture 2010

You may remember from last year that
picture taking is not Aleigha's thing. Well she
gave us a run for our money this year as well.
We couldn't get her to smile at all and this is
the best we could get out of her after
almost an hour of being there. Aleigha
was giving us the blues this day but I'm sure
we'll look back and laugh soon enough!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Friday Y'all

I think we'll be going to see Santa sometime
this weekend. I've been prepping Aleigha for
a few weeks now but I'm not sold that she'll
willingly sit on his lap. She keeps saying she will.
 I'll let yall know how it turns out :)

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Countdown to Christmas 2010

I thought I would link up to Liz's Countdown to Christmas
over at Sugarplum Creations. These first 2 weeks of December
have flown by but yesterday was my last day of school
until January so I'm hoping things will slow down a bit
and I can soak up the rest of the holidays!

Countdown to Christmas

Last Thursday we made Aleigha's Hershey Advent
Calendar and she loved it. I did most of the work and
she ate most of the candy. :)

On Friday night we went to my parents house and decorated
a gingerbread house. They had fun doing this but again
it was more fun to eat the candy as evidenced in the below
picture. You can see little miss putting candy in her mouth.

The kids also helped Papaw get the train set up around
the Christmas tree.

Saturday would have to be my favorite. We loaded up
with my parents, brother & nephew
and drove 2 hours to Palastine, TX to ride

I'm hoping we can make
this a tradition every year. It was so much fun.
The adults loved it as much as the kiddos.

There wasn't anything Christmasy about Sunday but we still
had lots of fun. It was my nephews birthday party at Party Central.
There was lots of game playing, cake eating, sliding
 & go-kart riding. I can't believe my little man is 6 now.

Monday night Aleigha & I finished decorating the tree.
I had to be very patient and remember that this
moment only comes once a year because as fast
as I was putting ornaments on she was taking them
off :)

Tuesday we did a craft. One cute little
girl and some paint later and you have

the sweetest little pillow!

Last night we got in our pajamas and rode around looking
at Christmas lights. What have yall been up to? If you want
to share, hop on over to Sugarplum Creations and link up!

***on a side note, I passed my HESI exam for nursing on the
first try and am very excited to be starting 2nd level in the spring***

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Cheer

Aleigha can be such a little ham. After I put
her pajamas on the other night she got
so excited because Santa was on them. She
was running around and being super silly.

And lets not mention the matching hat.
She L.O.V.E.D. it!
She was asking for it in her sleep during
the night and even wore it to daycare the
next day. I love how she relates things.
She got a plastic Santa from my parents
house but doesn't call it Santa. She refers
to it and every other Santa as a
Christmas! :)

We are headed to Texas this afternoon
to ride The Polar Express and I am
so excited. Hope everyone is having a
great weekend!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

It seems like the days are just flying by and I need
it to slow down a little. I want to enjoy December
and soak up Christmas time with Aleigha but
life is so busy these days. Thanksgiving was great.
We spent time with my Moms family at my Granny's
house. I dont know why but I didn't take many pics,
didn't even get a family pic of us.

Here is Aleigha & my brother...Aleigha was being
shy with everyone as usual.

But then she started warming up and played outside
with the kids. Do you see the chocolate pie all around
her mouth?

I went shopping with my Mom, Granny and my mom's
sisters Black Friday and it was alot of fun. I was
just there to tag along because we are just about
done with Christmas shopping. There was lots
of craziness but we had a good time and didn't get home
until midnight!

On Saturday Henry put up outside decorations and
lights & Aleigha and I decorated the little tree
in her room and she loves it!

Yesterday we had a birthday party to attend at
Chuck E Cheese and Aleigha had fun playing
all the games.

I heard about "birfday cake" all day and let me
tell you she ate a plate full.

Now if I can get through the next 2 weeks I will have
a nice little break from school for a few weeks and
get to enjoy the holidays! I hope everyone has a
great week.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas time is coming!!

It's kind of crazy to be talking about Christmas when we
haven't even had Thanksgiving yet. I love both holidays but
I am excited about sending out Christmas cards. I had never sent
out cards before but once Aleigha was born we started doing
them every year. I love trying to get the perfect picture of Aleigha
for our cards but that rarely happens but our families don't really
care if she's smiling or not they just like receiving a card!

I have always browsed Shutterfly but never ending up using them, I always
seem to use someone close to home but this year I am expanding out!
I even plan on using to purchase photo books and everyday prints
in the near future. And just a few months after the holiday's we'll be
celebrating a special little girls birthday and Shutterfly has a great
selection of birthday invites as well.

When I was browsing all of the Christmas cards at I couldn't believe all of the options.
Here are a few of my favorites.

I love the simplicity of this one.

and I love all the bright colors in this one!

I love all the photo options you have on this one!

Shutterfly also has a wide variety of gift tags and address labels
that you can get especially for the holiday season. I think I
will be purchasing some Christmas inspired gift tags because
they are so cute.

Okay, so now for the best part! If you are a blogger, and you would like to receive 50 FREE {that's right, free!} cards from Shutterfly, you will want to click HERE to find out how to receive your own. What a great opportunity!

Now I'm off to try to choose a favorite design.

Disclosure: Participating bloggers are reviewing Shutterfly's line of holiday cards, choosing their favorites, and are then compensated with coupon codes for 50 free cards.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tea Parties & Toe Nails

Aleigha is growing so fast and becoming quite
the little girly girl. She will get down in the dirt
and play cars with Tyler but she LOVES all
things girly. Two of her favorite things are
tea parties & painting finger/toenails!

Tea party with Elmo!

On this occasion Daddy was the one getting
suckered into having his toenails painted. Ha!
I love these little moments!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Oh my did we have fun trick-or-treating!
This was the first year that Aleigha "got it" and
let me tell you that once she realized you say
trick-or-treat you get candy in return she was
in Heaven. We went with friends & family on a
hayride around town and had so much fun.
I enjoyed watching Aleigha go from house to
house saying trick-or-treat. One house was
even giving out hot dogs. We came home 
with so much candy and Aleigha was one
happy Little Red Riding Hood! 

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

I never got around to getting back on here and posting pics
from our trip to the corn maze/ pumpkin patch so here
We had such a good time with friends and
family. My granny even went with us.

Riding the little train with Grisham!

 Playing with the water troph

Just a swinging!

Back at the water troph...this was hands down
her favorite thing there!

We took a little hayride to go pick pumpkins!

My Little Pumpking

My nephew Tyler

Our group!

I wasn't sure how she would act getting her face painted
but she did so good I could believe it.
Isn't she adorable?

All 3 kiddos with their faces painted.

Last was the corn maze and we all had so much fun.
Even if we did get a little lost :)

And all of that fun had one little girl wore out!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Pickin'

Here's a little sneak peek of our fun filled day yesterday!