Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy "7th" Birthday Blair!!

Today is Blair's 7th Birthday! It is hard to believe little girl that you are seven!!! I still want you to be "little"!! I hope your day is filled with joy!! I love you!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day 2008!!

We began the day by getting up with Joseph to see what Santa brought. Joseph is two and half this year and has really gotten into Christmas this year. We have also been teaching him that it isn't all about Santa. We ask him who's birthday we celebrate on Christmas and he tells us Jesus. We talked about the manger scene we put out all during this holiday season! Happy Birthday Jesus!

Santa brought Joseph a John Deere Gator, table and chairs, play dough, golf clubs, some new rubber boots and PJ's. We really enjoyed seeing the expressions on his face when he came walking into the living room!! Priceless at this age!! My big surprise was a new Canon Rebel Digital camera. This is one of the high tech bigger cameras with the zoom lenses and millions of different settings. I was very surprise and I love it. Thank you boys! Jason has actually taken interest in it as well. I can tell a difference in pictures taken with this one versus my other camera. I think I am really going to enjoy it.

After we did all this we all got ready and headed to Centreville for lunch with Mom's side of the family. I actually think everyone was there this year!! We had a wonderful lunch and great fellowship with each other. We exchanged gifts with Nannie and Paw Paw and the cousins since we already had with my parents. We stayed a while and visited with my parents until we had to leave around 5ish. Joseph didn't make it to the red light in town before he crashed in the car seat. We had to wake him when we arrived at Jason's Granny's house for one last visit. We don't do gifts here except for with his Grandmother so we just come and visit for a while. It was nice to see everyone though!

After an exhausting day we finally got home around 9 and put Joseph in the bed and he crashed. We decided to leave the house alone even though it looked like a bomb exploded from the back door all the way through and tackle it the next day. Jason and I tried to watch a Christmas movie on TV but only managed to make it about 10 minutes before falling asleep.

Christmas 2008 was a memorable and fun one this year. Little ones make it such a joy! Hard to believe another one has come and gone already. Where does time go....................................... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Christmas Eve!!

Christmas Eve is the time set aside to get together with Jason's Mom's side of the family. Since I have been in the family we always do a shrimp boil and finger foods. The shrimp adds a little different taste to the same old foods we eat during the holidays. Despite the nasty weather that night everyone made it safely and lots of food, fun and fellowship were enjoyed. After eating we all exchanged gifts and had a great time seeing what everbody got.

After everyone left, we did our Christmas exchanging with Jason's parents and they gave Joseph his loot!! As you can see in one of the pictures he talked his GaGa into getting out his tool workbench so he could see even though it had to be put together. We finally got Joseph calmed down and told him Santa would not come eat his cookies and drink the milk if he didn't get into the bed. So finally at 11 he was asleep and slept until 7:15 the next morning to see what Santa brought.
Below are pictures from Christmas Eve! Enjoy..................................................

George Family Christmas!

We decided to get together with my parents and brother and family the Saturday before Christmas. Even though we go to Centreville on Christmas Day it seems to work well with the kids and they actually know what they have opened. So this year I invited them down to our house. Everyone arrived around lunch and the weather was great so Blair and Joseph and even little Kensley stayed outside a good part of the afternoon. For a late lunch we had hot roast beef and ham sandwhiches, cheese ball, dill dip, bacon wrapped smokies, pepper jelly and cream cheese and several candies and desserts. After getting our belly's full we opened gifts. Everyone seemed to like all their loot they received and the children enjoyed their things. Joseph had a Handy Manny Christmas from my parents received a big truck with tools and an actual Handy Manny talking figure. He also got an elmo guitar, books, a ball to jump on and a Little Einstein piano!! Everyone had a great time and it was nice to visit and not feel as though we were in a hurry to move on to another destination. This was the second year we have done it and seems like it may be a tradition we start with our immediate family. Below are some pictures from the day...........................................

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tis' the Season........................

It has been a busy two weeks since I last posted. The week after Thanksgiving Jason went on his first pheasant hunt in Oklahoma. He had a blast and got 5 birds. While he was gone, I had my work Christmas party in Andalusia and we got the tree up and all decorated before he got home. I told him that he purposely planned it so he wouldn't have to put the lights on - ha!! On that Sunday night we had Supper with Santa at church. The kids all came in their PJ's, had supper, read the Polar Express, made crafts and of course saw Santa. Needless to say, Joseph would have no part of him. I didn't think he would!!
Work has been extremely busy already for me. I have been working in Atmore and it makes for very long days!! Tuesday night we had our Christmas Supper Club at Jan's resturant and it was really good. Friday I took headed out bright and early to Montgomery to try and get some shopping done. I did fairly well and don't have too many more things to get. Friday night we had a surprise birthday party for our friend Ann Steiner. Actually it was for her husband Jason to but he didn't know that. She turned 30 this weekend and he will in a couple of weeks. It was fun to get out and visit with friends. Happy Birthday Guys!!

Saturday I attempted to clean up and catch up on housework before Joseph and I left going to pick up the Meadows girls to go see Disney Playhouse Live in Montgomery. Janice, Mary Jen and Caroline rode with us and then we met Katie, Claire, Ann Steiner and Ameila. We all had seats together. The kids had so much fun and really enjoyed the show. It really was cute. I managed to only come out with a Handy Manny hard hat!!
Today has been quite busy it seems. We are always running to be on time for some reason to Sunday School but we always seem to make it. We went to church and then lunch with friends at Jan's. Then we had to run a few errands before finally getting home around 2. Joseph napped and I did some things around the house. Then he and I got ready and went back to church for the Christmas Musical. It was really good and always seems to get me in the Christmas spirit. I can't believe it is 11 days away!

And here we are......... Ready to start a new work week. Going to be another busy one for me but hopefully I a break coming next week!! Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks! Joseph is really getting into Christmas and is actually going to understand it all this year! Have a great week!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

What a wonderful Holiday! We all have so much to be thankful for that sometimes I think we don't even know where to begin!! Despite the nasty weather our family had a great holiday and what a way to top it off with a big VICTORY over Auburn 36-0!!! Roll Tide!! Bring it on Gators!!

Wednesday night the George's stopped by our house on the way to the beach and I got to play with little Kensley for a while. She seems to be a very good baby. We sat in the floor almost the whole time playing with one of Joseph's toys! She is sweet. We don't get to see them enough. We didn't see Blair that night b/c she had plans to see her other side of the family that night. But we saw her later on at my mom's.

Thursday we ate lunch with Jason's parents and headed to Centreville. We were able to catch my Dad's family before they got away for a quick visit b/c they had all eaten at my mom's for lunch and we missed that.
Basically we bummed all weekend and visited family. Jason came home on Friday and Joseph and I stayed with my parents. The only shopping that took place was a Wal Mart run about 9:30 Friday night and some around town shopping on Saturday morning. Very low key! Mom and Dad celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on Friday. Sorry we broke up the fun - ha!!
All in all it was a good weekend and I can't complain about Thanksgiving 2008. Now back to grind....................................... And only 25 days to Christmas WOW!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

And the Tide Keeps Rolling!!

Jason and I went to the game this weekend and got to tailgate and hang out with friends all day and go to the game. It was extremely cold but we bundled up and braved it and had a really good time. And oh yeah the Tide keeps rolling. Below are some pictures from the game!

Pasha and I
Ann Steiner and I
Jason, Jason E, Chris and Keith

Nikki and Marc

Ann Steiner and Jason

Jason and I

Our Musician!!

We are not quite sure where Joseph got his rythmn or where he got his love for playing music but he loves to sing and play his guitar! He sure didn't get it from us!! The other night I caught him in action while we were watching the CMA awards and just had to share with you guys!! He is a mess and I love him more and more each day!!

Finally..... Vegas Update

MGM Grand

So two weeks ago I went to Las Vegas with two co-workers for a class. We built in an extra day to site see and look around. I was amazed when I got there. The flight and time change about killed me the first day because I got up around 3 and didn't go to bed until about 1 there time. So needless to say I was dragging!! We walked alot and went into alot of the casinos. We actually stayed at MGM Grand and our class was at Ceaser's which was absolutely gorgeous. My other favorite was The Venetian which Jason told me I would like. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe for lunch in our hotel one day as well as Toby Keith's Bar and Grill which is in Harrah's. On Wednesday night we went to a really neat Japanese rest. in our hotel called Shabyu I think was how you spelled it. The food was great I had this tempura battered shrimp which was amazing. We also ate at Hard Rock Cafe and a Mexican place in New York New York. One night we just grabbed Pizza in NY, NY which was really good. The highlight for me was that on Wednesday night, Gail and I attended the Elton John concert. He was AMAZING!! I will definitely go back and see him again sometime. I lost a whopping $60 bucks. We went downtown to the old Freeport Street one night which was cool and went up in the Stratosphere. Also, on our free day we went to the wax museum. THis was really cool!! It was a great trip. Very tiring and I missed my boys really bad! By Friday, I was ready to come home. Below are some picture from the trip!!

M&M Store