Saturday, January 24, 2015

1st Snow 2015

We woke up this morning to a pretty Tennessee snow.  Girls took a few minutes to make Snow Angels, and tracks!  The sun melted it before 10:00 a.m.  The perfect "snow day" in my opinion!   Maybe we will get just a little more so we can build one snowman….then Spring can arrive!

Kitchen Helpers

My place card for dinner!  LOVE.

Ansley helping make breakfast…scrambled eggs!

Getting the table ready!

Mia The Artist

Mia went to a friend's birthday party and came home with this creation!  It was a painting party/lesson.  She was so funny talking about the "detail" brush she used!   This canvas proudly hangs in her room!

Academic Awards 1st Semester

2nd 9 week and Semester Grades are in!  Ansley made A honor roll, and the Principal's 100 club for Accelerated Reader

Mia also got straight A's!  She is working hard to meet her goal in AR.  I LOVE that these girls love school and put in good effort to get good grades.  They are developing great learning strategies!

Proud Mama Teacher!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Grammy and PawPaw celebrate 50 years of Marriage

Planning was so fun and decorating even better.  What a special night to celebrate  two very special people.  

The happy couple

So blessed to celebrate these two this weekend.   January 8, 1965 they began their journey together.  Many years have passed and much of life has happened.  So thankful to be part of this family.   

Mia, John and Thomas…silly boys

The girls

Sending them on a cruise!  

Lydia and Gerald helped celebrate!

This is my favorite picture!

Uncle James 

Greg and Karen

Rita and JT


  Rita, James, John and Lily

These are the families created because two people fell in love!

Greg, Karen and Thomas

Happy 42nd Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my amazing husband!  I am so thankful that God has put this man in my life.   Every year it is so fun to see what treat he wants me to make.  This year he went way back to my pound cake.  His request was that it was warm right out of the oven.  So here it is!   Wishing him a year of all of the love and happiness he deserves!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Creative Juices flowing!

Ya'll may remember Rudy Mia's toy balloon, well Ansley created her own last night!  Meet Whiskers!  These girls have loved every second of jammie days, no schedule and being at home.   I am ready for Monday and my brain to start working again!   I think I have watched every episode of HGTV!  Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2015

I have never been a big New Year's girl.  I have always liked the lower key of this celebration.  So this year was perfectly spent at home with my family playing board games and ringing in the new year with horns and hats!   I am also not big on resolutions or goals, but this year I am making a commitment to stop "starting over" with my health and lifestyle goals.   Starting over means at some point I have quit, and I am truly looking forward to a permanent change.   So with all of the blessings of 2014 wrapped up in memories, here is looking forward to 2015!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Card 2014

Well, I wasn't sure the cards were going to go out this year.  But the last minute I took pictures and gathered a few from our fall trip.  I love receiving Christmas cards and it is always so much fun sending them out too!   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas Dinner

So blessed to share a great day at home. We relaxed all day and then had Christmas dinner.  The girls loved our fancy dinner in the dining room!