Thursday, November 26, 2009

Being Thankful

Everyone is still sleeping. Sleeping late on the morning of Thanksgiving. Outside the Canadian geese are flying south- I can hear them calling as they go by. The air is cold there is frost on the roof. Inside the heat is on, breakfast is cooking and everyone is snoring. :) I wanted to stop and think about how much I have to be thankful for. I am so lucky and so blessed.

I am thankful for my husband. My sweet, funny, kind, giving, selfless handsome husband. Without him I would not be where I am right now and I mean that with 100% of my being. Because of him I have two perfect children whom my world revolves around. I have a beautiful house, that without him I would not have. He has helped me make into OUR home. Painted the walls, hung pictures, dug gardens, organized everything. We have built this life together and I am in awe of how wonderful it is. I have the career I have because he bought me my dream camera and forced me to dream job when I doubted myself. I cannot imagine my life without him in it. He is home for the holidays and I am so happy.

I am thankful for my two beautiful, precious, smart girls. Briley is growing so quickly. she is smart and kind and giving. She wants nothing more than to cuddled up with her mommy or daddy and play with her sissy. Her intelligence baffles me. She is my little buddy and I love her with all my heart. I am thankful Kayelyn. My sweet miracle baby. I look at her everyday and relive what she went though to get to where she is today. God really blessed us. She is more perfect than I could have ever imagined. I am also thankful for my fuzzy kids, Sully and Zoey. They are the best dogs any family could ask for....

I am thankful for my parents who support me fully in every decision I make. They have helped us when the times are tough even if they couldn't really afford to, and for that I am eternally thankful. They have taught me everything I know today and I work everyday to pattern my parenting after them.

I am thankful for my mother and father in law. Everyday they make sacrifices to make our lives easier and to help us where they can. My mother in law watches my children for me while I work and helps me when I need it. My Father in law busts his rear everyday to be the successful businessman he is today. We are so blessed.

I am thankful for my beautiful sister who is pregnant with her first baby. She is a successful lawyer and has a beautiful life. I cannot wait to meet that precious baby! :) I am thankful for Brandon, her husband who loves her and supports her. He is such a great person.

I am thankful for my brother and law and my two sisters in law who make me laugh and bring joy everyday. I am so thankful we all live close to each other. It's so much fun!

I am thankful for all my grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. I love you all, and even though I don't see you all the time, your always on my mind. I am thankful for my grandpa Lowry Pop. He passed away this year and I know he is watching over use every day.

I am thankful for my friends. You know who you are. a true friend is hard to come by. Someone who loves you and cares for you no matter what. Someone that doesn't require "Maintenance" or something in return for a favor. I love you all. Thank you for being you :)

I am thankful for my church family and their unconditional love and support.

I am thankful to God for making it all possible. I am so so blessed.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving "Feast"

Briley's Preschool had their Thanksgiving Feast last week. Briley looked Adorable all dressed like a Pilgrim and the kids feasted on chicken nuggets, mac & cheese and corn. All the kids had a Great day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Jennifer!!!

Happy Birthday to Jennifer!!!!
We hope you have a fabulous day!!! We love you!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Today is my mom's Bday! Happy Birthday mom! I love you so much and I miss you more than you know! I wish I was there with you today to help you celebrate! I hope you had a great day!!!
You are my best friend and my rock in so many ways. I have learned everything I know about love and being a mother from you. Thank you for being truly wonderful!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Random Acts of Cuteness

These two always make me smile and their cuteness just blows me away...... I just thought I would share :)
Briley ready for Silly Sock Day at AWANAS

This is what happens when you give a 1 year old a chocolate covered pretzel.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Family Portraits

As a Photographer I RARELY get to be in pictures, so it's nice when you have a very dear friend that is ALSO a photographer.... :)

We have a lifetime deal worked out, I take her pictures and she takes mine...

it works out beautifully :)

Thanks Lerin.... I love you and your photography :)

Mama Loves a Good Deal...

I LOVE change. I am THAT person that moves my furniture around every month and I love to change my curtains and bedding. This is an awful habit to get into especially if you like to buy expensive bedding..... I have a set of SUPER nice sheets I bought at LNT when they closed so what I like to do is just change my comforter 2 or 3 times a year and keep the same color palette. I found this new comforter as a bed in a bag for $19.99!!!! I love it and I wont' feel guilty when I get tired of it !

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall Party At School...

The Girls had their Fall Party's last week. Briley's class made Sand Art and ate yummy cookies. Kayelyn was very interested in what sissy was doing. Kayelyn will be starting preschool next year. I cannot wait to watch her learn and grow!

Haylee's class got to dress up and eat yummy cookies too! T came and Hayless was so excited!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Recap.....

Halloween was very exciting this year!!! The weekend kicked off with daddy getting to come home and shortly there after Uncle T landed himself a room at the hospital for some digestive problems. Needless to say T didnt get to go with us trick or treating so we all tried to take lots of pictures to share with him....
Saturday Morning I took Briley to get her nails and toes done.... She pick a halloween theme!

Then we headed to the Barrow's house for their annual Halloween Bash! Everyone had SO much fun!

Yummy Spooky Brownies!

The Pinata was a hit!!

Hellllloooooooooooo Hollywood!
Briley was a Monarch butterfly...

KK was a LadyBug!

After the party we met up with Haylee Bug and Baby Madi to go trick or treating!
Briley and Haylee!
Baby Madi!!!
Trick or Treating!

I caught Grandmama raiding the candy bag for Whoppers :)
Look at all those girls with their grandmama and grandaddy!
This was a guy acting like he was a mummy and when the girls walked by he scared them!
After trick or treating Baby Madi decided she needed to do some stretches before she hit the sack.....
Briley and KK really scored this year!! Yay Free candy!