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Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Link Party - Christmas Cards

I love Christmas cards!  I love sending and receiving them and displaying them in my home.  We always do a "post office" at church so between that, our big families, and lots of great friends, we get a ton! Since we moved in November, I really wanted to make sure to send cards early as a Christmas card/moving announcement before everyone else started sending cards to us.

Zazzle is one of my favorite places for cards and invitations.  They are almost always on sale and I get free shipping through Zazzle Black. I loved our Christmas cards so much this year.  They are pretty plain and simple but just what I wanted. I didn't do "real" pictures this year but I had taken this one with my phone one day and it's been a favorite for me.  It perfectly captures both of their little personalities.  I also randomly took this picture of the girls on the front steps of our new home and it worked out pretty well too.  Plus bonus points for me to getting them out on December 1st! 




Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Link Party - Christmas Wish List

I love when all the blogs on my roll all find each other and throw a fun link party so I am super excited to be joining a few of my regular reads for their 2017 Holiday Link Party! I am joining Victoria from Victoria Strader and Sarah from Meet the Shaneyfelts for a few days to share some of our Christmas faves!
Today's prompt is Christmas Wish List!


I am the world's worst when it comes to Christmas list because I am not a patient person who holds out for stuff I want until Christmas (I am trying to do better). But I do have a few things on my list that I wouldn't mind to have - I may have already bought a few of these for myself and wrapped them under the Christmas tree.

  • I bought these shoes in bronze a few weeks ago and LOVE them.  I could definitely use them in black as well.  
  • I love a good over sized sweatshirt but I only have like two at home and I wear them ALL THE TIME.  I am pretty sure I have about wore them ragged so a new one of those would be great.
  • I had this portrait of the girls done a few months ago and planned to get a frame for it for Christmas but I found one at Hobby Lobby for like $30.  So instead of the frame, I am adding "Hang frame on wall" to my list.  I hope Santa takes manual labor requests
  • For real though what would make me the most happy under my Christmas tree would be a ginormous bag of oreos, peanut M&Ms, and a limit less Barnes and Noble gift card.  

The girls finished up their lists the other day.

We do the whole something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read thing at our house.  Hadley put herself in charge of writing and sending the lists this year.  She has a requested an Ashton Drake doll (Cuddle Caitlyn to be specific), a new bike that she is very much in need of, a new ring to wear, and We Are all Wonders to read.  Hunter Claire has been talking for months about wanting a Luvabella doll which Santa had to do some serious searching for and finally found a dark hair, dark skin one straight from the toy maker.  She says she needs a stroller with two seats since now she will have a new doll and her and Ginger (her hand me down bitty baby) need a place to ride together.  She's requested head bands to wear and a Charlie Brown book to read.  But my favorite part of their list was Hadley's special little request at the bottom... "P.S. Will you bring some toys so I can give them to the poor people."  That girl has such a big heart and I just love it!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Grateful Thankful Blessed

We had such a great Thanksgiving with our families! As usual, I forgot my good camera and failed to take pictures at most of our gatherings but at least we captured a few memories to share! We have so much to be thankful for this year!











Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Big News!

So I have been completely MIA from this little spot for basically the whole month of October and I promise I am going to do some back blogging to catch up on it all but I promise we have a good excuse....

We have moved!

It has seriously been a crazy few weeks for us.  We had an offer on our house early in October from some people in Indiana.  So after a few weeks of going back and forth on offers and requested work, we thought we had come to a resolution on everything, only to have the buyers threaten to back out literally just a few days before closing (not to mention this was after we had already moved half of our stuff to the new house).  It was literally less than 24 hours before closing, when we were given the green light that everything was set to go through and so we called in the crew to help us move the rest of our house in a few short hours.  I need to take a moment to seriously say thank you Jesus for our tribe!  Our families and friends showed up with trucks and trailers and we literally just started throwing things in wherever they would go.  I do not know what I would have ever done without them and I am so very very thankful for them all! 

And now that all that is behind us, I am sooooo excited to be in our new home!

We bought our new home from a close family friend and everyone is just so thrilled! This house was the home of one of Jarrod's best friends growing up and is actually where Jarrod and I met for the first time (which we didn't even think about until like the day before we bought it).   We've spent many fun times at youth gatherings and just hanging out with friends in this home and I can't wait to share new memories here with my family.

This house has everything we have ever wanted in a home and I am so excited about making it our own.  It is a great home built in the late nineties and we have some fun little cosmetic updates planned in the coming months.  We have spent this first week just getting things in their place and trying to get somewhat settled in.  I love this home so much and am so looking forward to all that is in store for us in this house. 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Little Tots on the Farm

Hunter Claire's class went on a field trip to Gullion Farms a few weeks ago.  They had lots of animals and fun things for the kids to do.  We picked a pumpkin, rode a pony, and even milked a cow!  Everyone really had a great time!











Wednesday, October 4, 2017

TBB Asks - October Link Up

I just ran across The Blended Blog  recently and have found myself getting lost in there for awhile.  I am  so excited to be joining the Blended Blog today for their TBB Asks - Fall Edition!

1. Favorite Fall Sweet Treat? Pumpkin anything.... lattes, cheerios, pies, muffins, donuts, straight from the can, mayonnaise (I am completely kidding about those last ones!)  I also really love pecan pies!

2. Red, Yellow or Green Apples? Yellow -- fresh ones from the local orchard!  Oh and apple cider! So good!

3. Favorite Fall Sport to Play? Running... does that count?  I love a good long run on a cool morning and the local 5Ks this fall are my favorites!  I wish I was going back to DC for the Army 10 Miler again too.  It may have been my favorite fall race ever!

4. Best Drink for Fall? Um... Pumpkin Spice Latte obviously... is there any other option really?

5. Favorite Fall Activity? Anything outdoors... I love visiting the pumpkin patch every year with the kids and I really love the Fiddler's Convention in our hometown coming this weekend.  If you are ever in north Alabama the first weekend in October, you must go!  

6. Must have Fall Purchase? A new house!  *fingers crossed*  We are actually making some progress on that but I don't want to jinx anything!

7. Pumpkins: Pick your own or store bought? Pick your own!

8. Real or Fake Pumpkin? Real

9. Favorite Halloween Costume? I love family costumes but the girls were not going for it this year...  loved our super heroes and Wonderland costumes from the past.

10. College Football or NFL? I am from Alabama so college for sure... Roll Tide!

11. Fall or Halloween Decor? Fall!  I don't like scary things but I loooooove the colors of fall!

12. Raking Leaves or no Leaves to Rake? We very rarely have leaves unless they blow over from our neighbors but then Jarrod just mows over them.

13. Favorite Soup? Taco soup I guess... anything spicy. 

14. Favorite Fall Candle scent? I don't know the name of them but I picked up some great fall scents from Walmart a few weeks ago.  I am more of a fan of winter candles though... evergreen and cinnamon are Heaven to me!

15. Love or Hate Pumpkin Spice? Love. Love. Love.  I believe I have made that pretty clear!

16. Short Booties or Tall boots? It took me a long time to go for short booties but I love them now.  I really love all boots though!  

17. Favorite Halloween Candy? Skittles, Twix, Kit Kat, Caramel Apple Suckers, peanut M&Ms... oh and Reece's pumpkins... I honestly just love all candy and have zero control if it ever comes in my house. 

18. PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte): YES or NO? Yes... give it to me every day please.

19. Hayride or Corn Maze? Hayride... corn mazes creep me out a little bit.

20. Favorite Fall TV Show? I very rarely watch TV but Jarrod and I have been watching The Good Doctor and the girls like to catch DWTS when we can.  I also have This is Us and The Menendez Brothers Law and Order series saved but I haven't had a chance to really catch up on them yet.  I am hoping a long weekend at the beach will allow me to catch up on some shows. 







Monday, October 2, 2017

Goodbye September

It seems like just yesterday I was saying Hello to September and here we are already welcoming October!  Seriously what happened to September this year?  So how about a little catching up?

We finished up the month with some beautiful weather and lots of fun days outside!

Hadley had Johnny Appleseed Day at school.  She was so excited about her new jumper and was very specific about her instructions that she MUST wear a white shirt under it.  They also had Hats off for Hurrican Victims one day as well.  The kids could all bring a monetary donation and wear a hat to school that day!





I spent Friday with the little ones..  we went to lunch with the family and then visited the apple orchard for some fresh apples and cider slushies.  We also took a little tour of the scarecrows that have popped up around Hadley's school!










Friday night, we celebrated our little friend John Morgan at a fun jump party.  HC and JM are big buddies from preschool and big sisters, Hadley and Annabelle, were sweet preschool friends back in the day as well.  They all had a great time!









Saturday, we spent the day at the ballfield cheering on the Lady Warhawks.  The girls spent most of the game playing with their new friends they made, teaching them how to do cartwheels, instead of watching the games.  And I seriously got hit in the tail with a foul ball (Super Mom saved the kids though).  I was like really? I felt like such a has been old lady that all the girls look at like please don't let me turn into that woman in ten years! Ha!  Anyways... we enjoyed spending some time with my MeeMee and cheering on the Houn!






This week was Super Hero and Princess night at AWANA so the little ones had a fun time dressing up for that.  They couldn't decide which one they wanted to be so they just did a combination of both!  We all love our Sunday nights at AWANA!





We have a lot in store for October... a beach trip, another trip to the pumpkin patch, a girls night, a fun run, and hopefully lots of time outside soaking up this beautiful weather!