Friday, December 30, 2011

gettin' ready to celebrate

We started our Christmas Eve up at mom's taking it easy and cooking. These three held the couch down for us.
My two boys 
Jossy needed a nap so we could dive into the presents a little later (and so did I)
Paul made some chex mix, yummy! 
He also had some reinbeers, I made those for him. Pinterest and they turned out soo cute! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Little Rock Christmas

Our first Christmas was celebrated in LR with the Forrest family on Wed before Christmas day.
Molly opening her first of many gifts that day. 
The boys dug right in! 
All kinds of goodies 
Joss really liked her BOX Aunt Mae got her, ha. 
That's better, she loved her ducky! 
Hey Auntie Haley! 
ooooh mom, let me see what else I scored! 
We drove down for the day to eat, visit, & celebrate!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A girl and her pony

Josslyn's first gift she opened was a little pink pony, so cute but she wasn't too sure about it. Look at this face, taking it all in.
Got on it ok but didn't really want to touch it or anything, ha! 
Now, that's better. She has this new little face where she wrinkles her nose up. Such a cute little mess!!! 
She can hang on pretty good all by herself as long as someone sits right beside her. 
Petting pinky!
Later that day when we went back to the pony she wanted NOTHING to do with it. She acted like she was terrified of it. She would just look at it and cry while clinching onto my shirt as tight as she could. so sad but so cute too!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Can't keep Lou Bell out

LOVE LOVE LOVE my new gates....BUT Lyla can squeeze through them.
So we will have to re-do them soon.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa Claus is town

She has no clue what's about to go down! She was in the best little mood.
Poor baby got her ears pierced and it broke her little heart. But seriously she only cried for about a min and then she was totally fine. 
She was so good mimi got her a new pair of toms to see Santa in, ha. 
She wasn't too sure but at least she wasn't crying. 
Just being sweet one night. 

Friday, December 16, 2011


Wes surprised me when I came home from LR when he had put the lights up. It's a terrible pic taken with my phone. I couldn't get a good one.
Kyle left Wes a little surprise one morning out of cookies!
Having a little too much fun shaving his face. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

oooh Lou

Lou Bell got herself a pretty little festive collar for the Christmas season.
One night I was working on making some wreaths and had one lying on the ottoman. She curled right up in the inside and slept there all night while we were watching tv.  
She's a mess and I love her!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Wes and I hosted a Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for the neighborhood friends! It was hilarious...notice the stach for starters...MacNasty!
I can't look at this picture without dying laughing. Oh Micah, he rocked the look.
It's not near as funny for the girls as it is for the boys. I couldn't take any of them seriously the whole night. Cliff & Janna!
Charla, myself, and Ashlyn (Cliff & Jana's lil)
Keegan...I don't know how I missed getting a pic of Justin, sorry!
Lil Hunter (Cliff & Janna's lil) He is a hammmmm!!!
Delicious cookies made by Christine, thanks girl!
Making my little smokies, for WES!
Stach bros
Christine and Kyle!!!
I didn't get a pic of everyone, so sorry! We had a great time. I'm so thankful we chose this house in this neighbor! We have made some great friends and are loving living out here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New School Christmas Party

I hosted our work Christmas party at my house this year! We had a BIG get together this past Thursday night. We had a great turn out, I think ab 26ish people total.
Everyone pitched in and brought food...we had SO MUCH!  
We also broke out the karoake machine and had some good entertainment!

Monday, December 5, 2011

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

My tree this year...I'm LOVING burlap and mercury glass so guess what? I used burlap ribbon and tons of mercury glass ornaments.
My front door (minus a wreath or swag). Honestly I still don't have anything on it b/c I haven't gotten around to it. I will...I will.. 
Some other doors that I did last week. I love the way this one turned out...and I also made the wreath to match. Might be my favorite. 
Love the swirl ornaments on this one. 
Gold & Red...don't mind the pumpkins! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I painted this and added it to our dinning room ceiling around our chandelier. I needed a little more FUNK in there and since I don't want to paint the walls yet I opted for this. I love the way it turned out! It's very lime green with silver leaf paint! I try to get another pic of it up too.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hat Lady

She looks like a little porcelain doll in this little outfit. Mema sent some goodies for little Miss a few weeks ago and this is my absolute FAVORITE!!! The little bonnett and sweater. I think she liked it too.
Little red beanie to call those hogs in!!! 
This gray one was super cute too with the flower on the side. 
She wore this one home!!! 
Thanks Mema!!!