Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's Been A Good One!

2009 has been a good year! I don't think I have the energy to do a run down, so I think I'll just leave it at that. I am blessed beyond belief!

Today has been a hectic one (I hope this isn't a glimpse of what 2010 is like...I couldn't handle it!)...started off nice-breakfast with a friend, but spiraled out of control-comments from my kiddos that brought on mommy guilt (isn't it the WORST?!), rushing to the bank to get more money for my bridesmaid dress, more on that later, rushing to the hairdresser to get my hair colored, again! And then over to a friend's house to spend the last night of 2009.

Finally, when we got there I felt like I could breathe a sigh of relief...whew! The boys had fun together, and so did the adults.
Wish we would have gotten a picture of the other side of the was a hoot! Wouldn't want to have spent it any where else :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009


My jewelry, the dresser, my mom, and myself have been having a war. My mom and I were so frustrated with the top of my dresser. There sat my jewelry looking rather smug on a dust covered dresser. A couple of days would pass and I'd reach for a necklace, only to find it tangled up with five others! After awhile, my mom (and a friend) threatened to buy me a jewelry box!! Thankfully I talked them out of it. It looked like the jewelry and the dresser might of my facebook friends had a great idea to hang her necklaces on a tie rack!! Way to think outside the box Jenny :) BUT WAIT...the story doesn't stop there...oh no! After the Christmas festivities had died down on the 25th, and due to the fact I got three new necklaces, I decided to get creative, or practical, or frugal, or white pick. Anyway, I had my lovely husband put about 13 nails in the wall behind our bedroom door so I could hang my necklaces! Ha ha jewelry and dresser!! Take that.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Well, another Christmas has come and gone, and this one was not short on memories.

I love these two pictures. If you know anything about our boys, you'll know that they all three very rarely stop and have a conversation. This just made my heart melt...I couldn't figure out if they were talking strategy or just shooting the Christmas breeze, but it made this mom so happy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve and Such...

The festivities have begun, and unfortunately are about to end :( We made our annual trip to Nashville to eat at Rainforest Cafe and visit the lights at Opryland Hotel. You can see some pictures over here at my mom's blog. Everyone had lots of fun, and always looks forward to that tradition.

This morning we went over to my in-law's house for breakfast. We really enjoyed spending some time with them, and of course the boys enjoyed the gifts!

When we got home, Kevin and I cleaned the house...well, we straightned, vaccumed, shined the bathrooms and kitchen! I wish I could just snap my fingers and keep it this way!! Lord knows that's not going to happen with this family.

Tonight we met my parents and my brother and his fiance at Rafferty's. The food and company were good. It's always nice to eat and talk with family. No pictures because everyone was too focused on keeping the boys "together"! They were wild tonight!! After dinner, we all met over at church for a Christmas Eve service. I'll leave you with pictures of the rest of the night's activities.
I believe the boys are wrapped in a blanket of anticipation tonight!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm Baaack...

Whew...winter break has begun and I feel like I can breath a sigh of relief! School ended with a flurry of activity. You could read a glimpse of it over at Amy's blog. While, my afterschool activities were a little different, every night seemed to be filled with something. From Alex's preschool program, to meetings with principals! It was full...and now to balance that fullness, we are going to hopefully have some quiet time. My hubby and I rented some movies tonight, and we hope to snuggle on the couch (under my blanket I took when we played Dirty Santa @ our school Chirstmas party!!!) and get caught up on some movies!!! Hopefully I'll be back soon with a present/wrapping post! Hope you are taking the time to enjoy the holiday week too.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday Running...

Saturdays can go two ways in the winter months...1. Loafing around the house, kinda dull, borderline boring OR 2. Jam packed with running errands, getting in and out of the car, and spending too much money. This past Saturday leaned more toward #2.
My main mission was to get my hubby out of the house and to the dr since he has been coughing for weeks and weeks!

No, those aren't all his...6 of them are mine...yes, 6 of them! It's been an interesting week, and no I am not going to blog about it!

But anyway, our first stop was the Train depot.

We did actually make it inside the depot. The boys really enjoyed looking at all the trains, but especially enjoyed the table set up with trains they could actually touch!

Our next stop was the KY Museum on WKU's campus. Admission was free and it was Christmas themed. Dylan was excited to see the Civil War exhibits and talk to the civil war soldier! Landen just soaked it all in...

While Alex watched Big Red dance a jig!

We then make a lunch stop at home and tried to hit the mall for a return...BAD idea! The lines were outrageous and our patience was thinning. We decided to go home and play outside (yes, in the 30 degree freezing weather!) Landen and Alex did 5 laps around the house and played out for about 10 minutes. Kevin hit the couch, and I made plans with a friend to gallivante that evening. All in all it was a packed day! But I wouldn't want to have spent it with any one else :)

*My mom and I saw New Moon (second time for me) this was just as good, or better, than the first time!*