Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Whole Lot of Christmas!

I have a whole lot of Christmas pictures and memories to document, but I'm backing all the way up to the day that we went to visit Santa about 3 weeks ago.  I snapped this pic on our porch as we were about to load up and just felt overwhelmingly grateful for these precious kiddos!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Daddy's Birthday!

Today is Daddy's birthday!

We started the day with our 1st/2nd grade Sunday School class singing to him while we shared Rudolph and Snowman doughnuts.
Then he got to take TWO naps throughout the afternoon.  If that's not a birthday treat, then I don't know what is :)

We had his birthday dinner at Aunt K and Uncle's house tonight.
He's really into Under Armor right now, so that was the theme for his presents.

Look at that cheesecake!  The kiddos and I went to The Cheesecake Factory yesterday and ordered an entire cheesecake in his favorite flavor, white chocolate macadamia nut.  It was sooooo good! 

Hope you had a great birthday, Daddy!  We love you!

Rockin' Royal Christmas

The kiddos had their Christmas musical this morning during service. It was so cute. Our Praise Kids leaders do a great job. C opted out of performing this year, but AP was rockin' out! She had one little line and said "Prince of Peace".

I was trying to remember everything for my little Sunday School class and completely forgot my real camera, so all I have are these lousy cell phone pictures!  But, they are still worth posting for memory's sake.  AP is in the middle of the middle row :)

Ah, a friend just shared a much better picture!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

InstaFriday ~ Elf on the Shelf Edition

This is our first year to have an elf on the shelf join us from the North Pole. 
One of AP's good friends had an elf join them this year and AP's friend told her all about how all she had to do was write a letter to Santa and he would send an elf to our house. 

Of course, AP came home and started writing her letter immediately. 

The only problem was we were leaving for NC the next day. So we mailed the letter that next morning and, lo and behold, Santa delivered an elf to the grandparents house in NC! 

So, the pics are of elf antics I have captured on my cell phone this week!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The grass may not be greener...

But in some places the McDonalds is a lot nicer!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving in NC

So this Thanksgiving I took ZERO pictures. Very strange. But, we are so very thankful to be in NC surrounded by family.

Thanksgiving evening was overshadowed by news that Nanna was rushed to the hospital from my sisters house. Please remember her in your prayers. Not exactly the holiday she had planned.
We didn't participate in the midnight craziness of Black Friday, but AP and I did go out shopping midday for angel tree gifts.

The boys went to ECU for their first Pirates football game and had a great time watching a close game that went into overtime and ended in a pirate win (arrrgh).
And apparently I made them stare at the sun as I took their picture.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blogging After Defeat

We are driving home from K-town as I type. Although, it was most definitely not the outcome we wanted (really, what coach gives up on 3rd down with a timeout and 30+ seconds left?!?), we still enjoyed the awesome weather and our day on Rocky Top. This was the last game that we will attend this season. It's been fun! And they can only get better, right? :)