Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pant-less wonder.

Hello! Do you like my new look? I have Jennisa at Once Upon A Blog to thank... she is a doll. 

So, SJ and I have been stuck in the house for going on 3 days now. None of us are sick (thank you Lord!). My car has just been in the shop since  4:30 p.m. on Monday. Long story... Mitch encountered a parked event truck in our neighborhood early one Saturday morning (on his way to bring his family breakfast from Chick-fil-A). I cannot be mad at the man... he is just too darling. So... I am feeling a little stir crazy. Probably not the best time to blog, who knows what will come out of my mind! 

The only encounter we had with "the outside world" today was with a sweet exterminator man named Larry who came and sprayed our yard for bugs... Scarlett met him at the front door with her red, corduroy Christmas dress on, gingerbread-man tights and a Christmas tree hair bow. Now, if that is not a sight for sore eyes I don't know what is! Anyhow, he was sweet and even wished us Merry Christmas when he left. Don't you love when people say that? You know, instead of Happy Holidays. I do. 

We are immersed in everything Christmas right now. Scarlett wore this sweet outfit to church on Sunday. The same one she wore to greet Larry the exterminator :)

 She and Mitch played on the back porch while I rushed to get ready. How is it that, on Sunday mornings, the mom is always the last one in the shower, last to eat breakfast, last in the car, etc? I think it is some sort of law of physics. Not that it really matters... So, these pictures were captured by Mitch while I was getting ready. Scarlett "sounded the alarm" to all of our neighbors from our back porch that it was the Lord's day and He is to be praised. Preach it sweet girl! 

We have been enjoying gorgeous, sunny weather that is apparently even abnormal for SC in December. So after church we ran by a sandwich shop for an easy lunch and took it up to the pool in our neighborhood to soak in the sunshine. Scarlett just could not stand that she was not in the "baby" pool. It was hilarious because we watched from afar as she, #1. Shimmied her little panties down to her ankles. 
And #2. She realized "oh yikes, those are MY panties sitting there" and "this may not help me get in the pool after all...shoo" 

 I would love to know what was running through her little mind that reasoned out she should go pant-less and then she could get in. And by the way, there was not a soul in sight. 

And for posting pictures of our little pant-less wonder on here... I fear that I may get a teenage version of this look in years to come. 
Uh oh :)

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Oh, the things you say...

Yeah for December 1st! We have decked-our-halls and I am happy to say we are about 80% done with our Christmas shopping. Isn't it so fun? 

We took a trip to Target this morning after having breakfast at Chick-fil-A. Please don't confuse me with Scrooge, but I don't think I would mind one bit if this was our last trip to Target before Christmas. It was bedlam in there! 

Scarlett has been cracking us up for weeks and weeks now. I have been meaning to record some of the sweet and hilarious things she says to us, so here it goes...

"Mommy, I love worms." (as in the ones we see on the sidewalk when it rains. Ha!)

"Mommy, what do worms eat?"

"Can you do me a favor, Mommy?"

"You need help, Mommy? You need help?" (in the kitchen)

"Friday...Friday!!...Daddy not go to work anymore!" (when Mitch gets home on Friday afternoons)

Whenever she sees a cross: "Mommy! God is able!"

"Where did my tail go?" (holding her backside running around the house)

"Daddy not my girl... I am Mommy's girl."

"Shew... Callie's breath is too stinky for me."

"Mommy... I need to go peepee, poopoo, peepee, poopoo, peepee, poopoo on the potty!"

"Right now!"

....And so may more that have currently slipped my mind! These are the days :)

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 recap

Our Thanksgiving involved a very full house. But, I loved every second of it! If I were to "count" some of the richest blessings in my life, they were right under Mitch and I's roof this Thanksgiving. That is something I am so thankful for! 

Nonni arrived a few days ahead of everyone else so we could do some food prep and soak up some extra hours together. Ah.... 

Speaking of soaking, well bathing rather... here is our turkey. Tom. He got a nice bath from Nonni and lots of lovin from Scarlett :/

We enjoyed walks in the crisp, morning air... 

And a truly sweet Thanksgiving craft with Nonni...

For my memory... here is the table set for our meal together. 

My 1st Thanksgiving Turkey! (I cannot take all the credit, because he kind of grossed me out in his state of rawness...) 

The man of the house slicing away...

Aunt RyRy and Scarlett. I think this is the only picture I got of Scarlett in her darling, little turkey dress!

It may hard to see here, but this sheet holds the lyrics to the song Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus
which we sang around our Thanksgiving table together. 

Family Movie Night! 

Black Friday?!? Nope! Freedom Friday would be more appropriate for this shot. We visited the USS Yorktown in Charleston the day after Thanksgiving. My dad was in HOG HEAVEN! He loves battleships. His Grandfather was in the Navy during WWII, so he has a love for things like this. 

It is incredible how HUGE this ship is! 

Scarlett loved the open space on the aircraft deck. 

Who would have known we would be a US Navy family!?

Our little gunner... she loved this thing! 

Uncle Chaz... also US Navy! 

Scarlett loved climbing in the airplanes. 

She cried and cried whenever it was time to get out :/

It's kind of tricky when you are playing hostess to capture all the moments on camera.... There were lots of special memories held in the 3 days we had together. Thank you to my precious family for making the VERY long trip to spend Thanksgiving with us!!! And thank you LORD for everything I have to be thankful for... they are too many to count :) 

And finally, Scarlett and "my boys" as she calls them. She got a little work-out time in with the boys. It didn't take long for them to understand she was the instructor! 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The wagon is on its way...

Nonni is here now and therefore all is well in Scarlett's world :) 

The rest of the Kentucky crew has pointed the compass south and are on their way here! We started our Thanksgiving Day prep early this morning... Our desserts are done!

We have been listening to Christmas music all day. It's heavenly.

We are looking forward to a few days with Daddy home and a house busting at the seams with our family. The BEST.

I hope you too are looking forward to sweet days ahead. Many blessings from our family to yours.... We have so very much to be thankful for. 
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