Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Sorry this is a day late...

Hope you and your family enjoyed celebrating the birth of our Savior!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

too much...

Sometimes I feel like life becomes a bit... too much. 

My whole family has been sick for nearly two weeks... 

too much sickness means too much laundry and too many tissues and too much coughing and too much medicine and too many trips to doctors and too much nastiness floating around my house.

My sweet hubby had (minor) surgery on top of our sickness...

seriously too much to handle.

But then things like the tragedy at a sweet elementary school happen...

too much sadness.

too much sorrow.

and I know that I have too much to be thankful for.

My heart and my prayers are with all the families affected.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cookie Party

Earlier this week, we celebrated my birthday... sort of. 

I invited 5 cute little girls and their mommas over, along with Meme, to bake lots of Christmas cookies!  This is how I decided to celebrate my birthday this year.

I wanted to break my "rule" about mixing my birthday and Christmas! 

I wanted to invite sweet little friends over. 

I wanted to make a mess in my kitchen with love and sugar! 

I wanted to hear my girl giggle with little buddies as they took care of their "babies". 

I wanted to see icing all. over. their. faces.

I loved every minute of this sweet, fun time.

My girl was really excited about baking cookies!  She enjoyed these mint chocolate chips too!
 Little helpers!  They were so interested!
Miss Molly and her momma baked "reindeer" cookies for us!
Mary Cakes and her momma helped make "reindeer" cookies too!
 We made Christmas crafts... Snowmen and Santa Claus!
 Yay for Christmas fun with friends!
 Mint chocolate chip cookies... be still my heart!  These things are super simple and crazy, addictive good!  Bake at your own risk!
 Meme made each of the little girls (and big girls) Christmas tree shaped cakes!  They were delicious!
 The only "man" at our girls get-together!  Baby T is so sweet!
 Emma girl LOVES chocolate!  Maybe that's why she is such a sweetie?!
 Even our littlest friend was happy about the Christmas cookie chaos!
 A finished "reindeer" cookie!  No, reindeer do not have to have the same color eyes... nor do they need a red nose!  Creativity is beautiful!
 We were happy to have Miss Kate join the party after her school day was done!
 Sampling a reindeer... they clearly passed the inspection!
This little lady's smile makes all the mess worthwhile!
I was inspired by Laura's week of birthday kindness so on my birthday, we will be delivering all the cookies we made to local firemen, police officers, and other random people!  I can't wait!  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Family Game Day

Not too long ago, my hubby and I took our girl to Georgia Tech for a football game!  To say she was excited, is an understatement!  She was beside herself! 
 This little lady LOVES Buzz!  She was so excited to see Buzz everywhere!
 A very proud daddy with his little girl in front of the Wreck!
We were waiting for the band and cheerleaders to parade into the stadium.  Our girl was a BIG FAN of all this!
 We decided to forgo actual tailgating and walked to our girl's favorite place, The Varsity!
 She was anxiously awaiting her red dog (ketchup only), fries, and of course - frosted orange!  Healthy?  Not so much.  Crazy yummy?  Completely!
 Cheering on her daddy's beloved Yellow Jackets!
Even though this girl missed her nap, she had a GREAT day!
I pray that God allows her to remember these fun experiences with mommy and daddy as she grows up.  I pray that these times remind her of just how much she is loved.  Love isn't about stuff... it's about people... and I love these two people!  Such a memorable day!