Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This year, Martha came up big and actually gave me an idea I could use. Usually it's cutting snowflakes out of doilies and things similar, but this one turned out fabulous if I may say so myself. I wanted a way to display my cards and couldn't find a cute wire hanger thing without ordering one, so I went to the drawing board...or rather the backyard. Dave got his ladder, we consulted in the backyard, he used his mad saw skills to cut 3 perfect branches for me, I got some ribbon and beads at Hobby Lobby and the rest is history. You can find your family on my card tree! Oh, and these pictures were taken about 2 days before Christmas, so if you don't see your family, don't flip. I got about 8 cards between Christmas day and the day after. They are on the tree, don't you worry! They just didn't make the photo-op. XOXO
Monday, December 29, 2008
To start things off, Dad and Taylor both got knives. I know you're heartbroken that there is no picture....
Monday, December 22, 2008
I hope my Lord and Savior feels celebrated and praised this week. After all, a baby changed everything!
Friday, December 19, 2008
This lotion smells amazing! It is very moisturizing and not at all greasy. It is Niven Morgan Velveting Body Lotion, and I like the scent "Gold". Actually, I LOVE the scent "Gold"! I put it on after a shower, before bed, and my clothes, sheets and skin smell awesome. Getcha some!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Happy Birthday Papa! We love you!!
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." ~Jane Howard
Monday, December 15, 2008
1. My Jesus, my husband, my family, Rookie and the Gyllenhaals (The Gyllenhaals are also our family pets, Maggie and Jake. Mom says she did that inadvertently, but I'll point out that she has a subscription to US Weekly.)
Reams, Lynch, Bradley, The Loj and Me
4. Christmas time. Celebrating a child that changed the world, the lights, the trees, the smells, the happiness, getting Christmas cards, Christmas music, how happy the kids are, 2 weeks off work....the list goes on and on.
5. Texas Longhorn football....I KNOW...I'm probably going to die in my sleep. I love college football and I love Longhorn football. I also love collegiate baseball...specifically watching my brother play. Roll Wave!
Taken by my sister after the 45-35 win over ou. Texas/ou weekend '08
Photos Copyright of Dave Browning/Wavebaseball.com
My "little" brother bringing the heat
"When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad...I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad." ~ The Sound of Music
Friday, December 12, 2008
Back to the little guy...he was probably 11? I use the question mark because my age guessing is questionable at best. I could never be the guy working the age/weight/height booth at Six Flags. Six Flags would go broke handing out inflatable guitars and stuffed dogs. Anywho...they asked all the children to come on stage and bring their parent's car keys. Homeboy raced to the front and was ready for the task at hand. PC&D sang "Jingle Bells" and it was so cute that all the kids shook their parent's keys to make the jingle bell noise. But my little buddy was rockin' out! By the time I was smart enough to realize, "I should be taping this!" it was almost the end of the song, so I got him when he was cooling down, but I hope you enjoy just a bit of this video... (And I'm very sorry, but I have tried for 30 minutes to try to figure out how to flip this video and I can't. So you'll just have to turn your head sideways. :)
CDs. I'm going to go with a few classics, but share a couple you may have not heard of. I promise, they will change your Christmases! :) They are in no particular order because I truly cannot choose.
#1. Mariah Carey- Merry Christmas. Let's be honest, you know you LOVE you some "All I want for Christmas is you". Homegirl hits those high notes that make my dog's ear perk up. It's up-beat and fun.
#2. Josh Groban- Noel. Seriously, he is AMAZING. I bought this CD last year and have played it more than just at Christmas. Even though it is Christmas music. His version of "Silent Night" literally brings me to tears and "Little Drummer Boy"...You HAVE to get this CD.
#3. The Carpenters. Go ahead. Laugh. You done? Because when you get this awesome CD it will change your Christmas and make you a happier person! I grew up on their music, and I have a girl crush on Karen Carpenter's voice. Girlfriend had some pipes! "Merry Christmas Darling" and "The Christmas Song" are 2 of my favorites, but the entire CD is amazing.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Loj and Bradley with their roasted marshmallows!
Kim, roasting her marshmallow for her s'more
What story do we think Angie is telling?
One of the ridiculous gifts that Abby had the privilege of opening!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The workout room...
Kitchen...this is one of my faves with the Diet Coke can and the Hershey's bar ornament
Living room tree...this is the family tree and the one we gather around on Christmas Eve (Yes, like not eating Turkey on Thanksgiving we shake things up at Christmas too and do gifts on Christmas Eve...)
The formal dining room tree
The guest bedroom...
Mom and Dad's bedroom...
The deck off mom and dad's room that usually has a live tree!! Mom is slipping...
Upstairs game room...
I took this because from this standpoint I could see 4 trees...although only 2 would fit in my camera scope.
By the pool.
And that, my friends, is the grand tour! It wears you out just thinking about it doesn't it?? :) Thanks, mom for always making Christmas so special!