Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Resolutions

Well I defiantely have a few! I thought that I would share them with you all so that someone could hold me accountable for them,lol.

1. Spend less, save more! This includes getting rid of some debt and just learning to live more frugaly.
2. drinking no more than 1 soda a day. I drink diet coke already because of my whole teeth obsession thing, but even those can be bad if ya drink too many!
3. last but not least, I am learning to sew. I have already started and I hope to continue to get better at it this year.

With that, I hope that all of my faithful readers ( both of you) have a great new year!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Oh how could I forget!

We have a new nephew! I dont know a lot of details about time of birth ect ect, but my brother and his wife welcomed Lucas Allen Robertson today weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces. COngrats to both of you!

The Last Minute Toy Store

Those of you who are from middle Tennesse may have heard of the last minute toy store that the 61st Avenue United Methodist Church runs to help supply families in need with toys for Christmas. Our church has done quite a bit to help out with this project and today Brian, Kristen, and myself volunteered a few hours of our time to help out. I dont even think I can put into words the joy that this experience has brought to me, not only from volunteering myself but from seeing how much Kristen gained from it. The church gives tickets to around 325 families a day for 4 days. These folks start lining up sometimes in the middle of the night. They then must come back later in the day to "shop". They are given 3 toys per child, a piece of fruit, and a candy cane. I cannot even imagine being in their shoes, but it sure was a blessing for us to be a part of this event.

Oh and did I mention how proud I am of Kristen for sticking it out for 5 hours handing out coloring books? We estimated that we handed out close to 4000 of them this afternoon!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Breakfast with Santa

Yesterday the kiddos and I loaded up and went to see Santa at our church. Alot of folks took advantage of this oppurtunity as there were close to 150 people there. Not were there pictures with Santa but we got to have breakfast with the big man and he told stories. Brian wanted nothing to do with Santa, hence my holding him in the picture and the terrified look on his face. Kristen told me before we left that she did not want her picture taken with Santa, but I told her she would or else. I know it may be torture for her at 10, but I am a Momma and I need all of my kids in the picture so Kristen if you are reading this you will still have your picture with santa when you are 30 if thats what I want! Why, you ask? Because I said so!
So while the girls were listening to story time, what in the world could Brian be doing but running around with an offering bucket on his head! Imagine my suprise when I saw this, but as any other good mother does I grabbed my camera and took a picture before making him take it off.

Kennedy's 3rd birthday party

Last weekend I took Hannah and Little Brian to Kennedy's 3rd birthday party. For those of you who don't know her, her Mommy and I met when we were 15 and have been very close friends ever since. Kennedys grandmother made the fabulous Dora cake. ( I wonder if she can do Spiderman,lol?)

Friday, December 14, 2007

A new baby girl!

Okay so I just checked Rachel's blog and Alaina Claire was born via c-section at 7:49 this morning weighing 7 pounds 15.5 ounces. Just like her brothers she has a head full of hair. For those of you that don't know Rachel, she is my cousin on my husbands side. Alaina Claire is #3 for her. She is also the proud Momma to 2 boys. Congrats James, Rachel, Jake, and Will on your new baby girl! We love you guys!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

My work Christmas party

The first one is Amanda and myself. Yes I think I took this and cut my self half out of it. The second one is Missy, Emily, me, and Amanda after a few drinks. I think this was probably the best party we have ever had. We stayed out way to late and had a bit much to drink but it only happens once a year so we try to do it right,lol.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Look at what I whipped up tonight!

I was tired of not having any window treatments in my den so I made these. I whipped them up in about 1 hour. They are not fancy but I dont think they are bad for my first ones. Now only about 20 more windows to go!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

a couple of ornaments

these are a couple of the ornaments I made recently. I will try and get a few more photos up later. For this idea and more creative fun check out this blog!

Monday, December 3, 2007

We have a slide in our living room!

So Brian was out working and drove passed a consignment shop and they had one of those little tikes slides out front. Well he bought it and it is in our living room now. Little Brian thinks it is the greatest thing EVER! He played for 2 hours straight the first night. Yesterday I was changing his diaper and he thought it would be funny to run away before I got the new diaper on his bottom. I am sure you all know the first thing that caught his eye was the big honkin slide in the middle of the living room.

* Note to the men reading you may want to stop now as things are about to get ugly.

So does everyone know what happens to a naked booty when ti goes down a plastic slide? Not to mention the dangling boy parts. Yep, they dont slide very well. As a matter of fact as soon as he hopped on to go down he got stuck. Well at 2 years old you dont give up so easily so he tried again and only moved a few inches. Then he looked at me and said "MOmmy, Slide hurts!"

So the moral of this story is dont go down the slide with no clothes on!