Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just a few reason's why I love Pinterest!

Our handprint ornaments this year! I love capturing those sweet little hands! :)
I loved this ideas for Christmas cards. You can actually see the individual cards! Best part was I was able to find the piece of wood on sale at Hobby Lobby for 80% off. It was painted Halloweenish, but it was nothing the sander and some paint couldn't handle. Fun project!
Catelyn's christmas card for her teacher's at school. Precious idea!
Hmm....what fun project will inspire me next! Love me some pinterst!!! Happy crafting!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Program & decorations

Catelyn had her Christmas program this week at school, and it was adorable. They did so good! One little song had a part where they used kazoos and it was precious! She was so proud standing up on stage and beyond thrilled that her Daddy came to watch. She kept waving at him and saying "hi Daddy!" On the way out they marched down the isle jingling bells and as she passed Will she blew him a kiss. It was so sweet!

Below are pictures of this years Christmas decorations using my new stockings. :) I still miss home, so it took me a while to get in the Christmas decorating mood, but Catelyn helped with her natural little girl excitement.

(my grandmother's nativity scene)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I accidentally uploaded the pictures in reverse order, so if you really want a more accurate viewing of Thanksgiving day, start from the bottom and work your way up. Ha! Way to many pictures to fix this little problem. :) Thanksgiving day was filled with great family, great food, Christmas carols and tree decorating. Such fun memories and so glad we were all able to be together.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Reversible Stockings

So...I was faced with a problem (for the second year in a row) of what to do about Tripp's stocking. Problem was he didn't have one. When Will and I were first married I made us very detailed stockings and then made one for Catelyn after she was born. Well, for some reason I have not been motivated to make my little boy a matching stocking. I think I was just ready for a change and wanted a more traditional look. Pottery Barn inspired me and now we have nice new, reversible stockings. Yay! Best part is, I already had red and green corduroy in my material stash, my machine does the monogramming and the cream bating material was on sale- so total cost for essentially 8 new stockings...$3!! Woohoo!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tripp Update (18 months old)

I am way overdue on an update about my little guy! He is so sweet and definitely still my cuddle bug. He is always up for big hugs and kisses. Melts mommy's heart! He is about 28 pounds and about 32 inches long. He is a great eater and majority of the time a great sleeper- although we did just go through about a month long bout of growth spurt combined with big teeth coming in, ear ache, stomach bug and fever. I'm hoping we're through with all the craziness and normal sleep habits are back to stay! He adores his big sister and follows her around wanting to play/irritate her. :) He is talking a good bit and says the words: thank you, bye bye, all done, yes, mama and mommy, dada, uh-oh and a few other words that only I can tell what he's saying. ha! He is running and likes to sit on the tricycle and push with his feet. He loves to get in to everything and has an obsession with the toilet (so gross!!) He LOVES baby einstein and will barely budge through a whole video. He has tons of teeth and I don't dare try and count- last time I tried he bit down HARD and then thought it was hilarious! It hurt!! :) I love this little boy so much and so very thankful for him!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Catching Up

The month of October had so many events and went so fast I wanted to go back and do a recap for "memories" sake.

Catelyn's school field trip to Chaney's Dairy Farm. They watched and learned about dairy cows, took a hay ride and ate fresh homemade ice cream.
(Class picture)

Swimming Lessons. WKU offers swim lessons with their athletes. Catelyn did so well and really improved. We're going to do it again in the spring and Catelyn can't wait!
Catelyn and her teacher Christiana.
Mom and I took a trip to Asheville, NC to see my brother Preston and his family. We had a great time!!
(Amelia and Catelyn)
Dress up in the trees. Too precious!
Mom and Preston
Super, duper talented brother!
Me and my brother. :)
Fall Pictures!
The End!