Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving and more!

What a wonderful time of the year! This years Thanksgiving has been one of the most memorable one in quiet sometime! Not only did everyone travel to Philadelphia, Mississippi, but we all traveled with 3 toddlers en tow! My Uncle Dale recently moved to MS with a new job hence the reason we went there! He has a beautiful home, as I once said before, that looks like it came straight out of a Ellen Allen catalog! My brother and his wife, my sister, Ben and I, and all 3 baby girls, stayed at the Resort that my Uncle is VP of! Which was lovely and fun, fun, fun!

Plus, my grandmother(aka: Honey) came from South Florida and my parents came from Alabama, so that is 12 in all! It was terribly big, but it was more then perfect! This was the first Thanksgiving all the girls were walking around and playing, so it was quiet a site to see! They all had so much fun together while we all watched in amazement at how well they played together. It is like they were born knowing that they will be friends for life. Each one with their own little personality. Alexa the older more knowing one, Blakely they follower and will do whatever they are doing, and Campbell the little with no volume switch. Making for the perfect threesome!

Last but not least, the hospitality and amazing food from my Uncle Dale! Everyday each meal was perfectly planned out with just the right amount of everything! The first night we ate at Remo's and I had the best Shrimp Scampi! Everything at that restaurant is to die for! The next morning(Thanksgiving Day) we had our traditional 'Golden Rod Eggs' and that evening the Thanksgiving feast fit for a King! I could go on, but I think you get the picture. We had everything we could of ask for plus more. He had planned out everything with the mind set to make us all happy, which was done with perfection! Thank you Uncle Dale, we all love you so much!
Here are a few pictures from the festivity. I thought I had taken more then I did because I vaguely remember seeing lots of camera flashing, but they most have not been mine. Once I get some from my mom and Whitney, I will post more!

Blakely playing with Campbells 'paci'.

Blakely and Alexa walking there the Resort.

Blakely, Campbell, and Alexa waiting for breakfast.

Pictures in the big yard.

Blakely in her Turkey dress.

The Family.

Blakely and I.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hair Cut!

Blakely got a hair cut! She looks so much older. Everyone thought it turned out great!




Tuesday, November 11, 2008


My friend, Cydney and I have been talking alot lately about what to get our kids for Christmas. Well I know every year I would like to get Blakely an ornament. With that, I started to look around trying to find the perfect one, but nothing "caught" my eye for this year in her life. She hasn't really been into anything yet, like ballet, pony's, Cinderella, Dora, etc. Plus, most of them I found were pretty pricey, anywhere from $30 to $50 dollars! So, I thought why don't I make my own!?!?

So, I played around with a few and here is what I came up with! I also think I am going to give some out for Christmas gifts and try and sell them! The large ones(as shown) $5.00 and little ones $3.00! I can make them anyway you might want! With boy colors, with just initials, with swirls, to a B2!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Shout Out to Adrianne!

I just wanted to give a little shout out to Ben's sister, Adrianne! She was excepted into Law School at Jacksonville School of Law in Florida! She has no clue how proud she is making all of us (especially her Mom and Dad)! She is such a great roll model for our little Blakely to have and we couldn't be more proud of her! Now Blakely will have 2 Aunts(Whitney and Adrianne) and 1 Uncle(Lawrence) who are lawyers! I see a bright future for our little girl!

We love you Adrianne and you are amazing! Congrats!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Powell Gardens

My friend Lisa came up with the idea to take the kids to Powell Gardens and get some pictures of them. It was supposed to be one of our last nice days before the "real" Missouri weather moved it. We also went with our friend Colleen and her 2 girls, Parker and Avery. The pictures turned out great! See for yourself!

Avery and Blakely playing in the leaves.

Blakely walking over the bridge.

Parker and Blakely walking over yet another bridge.

Baby Jack playing in the leaves.

Blakely(19 months old)

Driving the tractor.
Loving the water.
Mommy and her love, talking ofcourse. . .
She is such a happy girl.
Our life. . .

5 Weird Random things about me today...

1. I hate living in a dirty house, not in the sense of actual dirt, picking stuff up, dusting, etc. Here's the thing though, I dislike cleaning! I have been telling myself all day to get up and clean, and the only thing I have managed to do is the 3 bathrooms(which were way over due for a good scrub)!

2. I can't wait for sushi tonight! Only eaten 1 thing today because I am so excited and I want to stuff my gut until I can't eat anymore, then feel like totally crap after doing it!

3. I have an addiction to the Internet. If I am at home, I feel like I would rather be on the computer, then watch TV(that is when Blakely is sleeping of course). Sometimes I even catch myself on it when she is awake and get angry with myself, then I get right off. It is like fighting with myself! I don't want Blakely to want to be on the computer all day long! Nor do I want her to watch TV for more then 30 minutes a day!

4. I love having something to do everyday! I love having a plan and mapping out my day around it.

5. I wish I could make us rich, I wish I could move us home, I wish I could buy my husband his own plane, I wish Blakely knew her family, I wish people would come visit us, I wish that we will raise an intelligent, confident, sweet, caring, humble person, I wish I had the motivation to work out, I wish I could make things better, I wish I know how. . .

Told you, RANDOM!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jack's 1st Birthday Party!

One of close friends here(The Hook's) have a baby boy, Jack, who turned 1 year old Saturday! The party took place at Cornerstone Park. It is the local indoor park that we venture too offen!(it will be my saving grace with this snowy weather!) It had a barnyard theme, which was nice, because we are use to so many girly themed events! Jacks mom was quite crafty(although she says she isn't)! Here are a few pictures and some of her craft skills at work!

The birthday boy himself, Jack!

The indoor park with the parents relaxing. . .
Blakely holding on to Daddy
The cute Barnyard/Cow themed room

Jack's Cake! Not sure why it keeps posting sideway. Lisa made this too!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The picture wall!

We got the pictures from Avant Images and put the largest ones up on our main wall in the living room! I think they turned out beautifully and we are so happy with the finished product!
Here's a look!
Thanks Tiffany for the great pictures! I can't wait to do it again next summer.


So this marks Blakely's 2nd Halloween and it was an amazing one! This year, she a Piggy! I say Piggy, because the word Pig, doesn't sound as cute. We had some friends(The Allen's) who held a Family Halloween Party. They played games(Pen the nose of the Pumpkin, Wrap the Daddy like a mummy, etc.), had spooky foods, and scary adult drinks that where made with Vampire's blood! We saw lots of different costumes; a Kangroo, a Monkey, Pumpkin, Piggy, Vampire, Fairies, Loin, and many more. It was such a good time and we had a spooktacular night! We trick or treated with a large group and hit plenty of houses to get just enough candy! Couldn't of asked for a better night! Here are a few pictures of evening!