Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We have had a ball this fall. Ha! Cute! I don't think we have stopped for the last three months. I feel like I could just take a week off from all this hussel and bussel. Not gonna happen though. Here comes Thanksgiving and Christmas. School parties,  secret santa, ornament swaps, pta party, family parties and get togethers. Not letting off any time soon, but that is Ok, I love being with friends and family.

Pictures from our trick or treating fun! We borrowed my brothers trailer, added some hay and friends, and took off for a night full of fun.  

Daddy made me drive home so he could hang out with the boys in the back on the way home. FUN!!!!

Fall festival time.

Thanks to Aunt Chris and Aunt Linda for making Abby's skirt. It is beautiful and she was so happy!!!

My little boo crew off to the church fall festival.
We have Brantley as the central football player, Abby as the 80's girl (her skirt was not ready and she had to wear one of her dance costumes), Blake as the Warriors baseball player (he had a makeup game so he had wear his uniform), and Grant as the Bumblebee from Transformers.

So much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Welcome Baby Hannah

We visited baby Hannah a couple of weeks ago and I took a few pictures of her. She weighed a little over 4lbs. So sweet! So small! I want her. All she did was sleep and eat. Here is our little photo session. Of course I am no photographer and we had to make our backdrops and sets. I keep saying I am going to take a class to learn more about my camera but.........remember my list from yesterday??????? Things just keep coming up. HA!
Here she is..

My favorite!!!

Lighting not so good, but one of my favorites. 

Hannah was sitting in a hat box.

This was a tiny tiny crate.

We used her aunts dress as a backdrop for some color.

She is smiling. Awwwww! At 4lbs there is not enough to pinch. Soon enough.
I am so jealous! I don't even have pictures like this of my own kids. Don't you just love her? 

Till next time.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hello again!!!!!!
I have been scolded by friends, family and my husband for not bloging in so long. We've had a great summer and now we are finishing up our first nine weeks of school. Report card day was yesterday and were doing great. Not sure I like this  1 2 3 grading system.  I was told by a teacher that it helps the teachers know exactly where your child stands and what they need to work on.  Well, to me the numerical grade told me if they were a high or a low A,B,C, etc. Thank goodness Abby is in 5th and they still have the numerical grade. Although, she is the one I really haven't had to worry about. (Please let it stay this way Lord!!!!!) Blake on the other hand, has a really good teacher and I trust she  is looking out for him and she keeps me up to date with his progress . So, I guess this  1 2 3 deal will work for now. I do understand it is taking the teachers some time to get used to it too. So I am not alone.  
   We have been finishing up some long overdue remodeling/updating around the house. Almost finished with the MB. WEW! But so much left to do. I love it and I hate it. I love the picking out of everything and seeing the finished product, but I hate the cost and the time I am locked down to wait for things to happen.
Master Bedroom     90%
Master Bath            90%
Kitchen                   60%
Second Bath           75%
Bedroom 1             80%
Bedroom 2              95%
Dinning / Craft         75%
Den                        100%
Utility Room            90%
Hardwood Floors    90%
Back Porch             30%   Looking for some flea market shelves and a new swing.
Backyard                50%   Hopeless case! I need the HGTV backyard redo to visit me. They may look at it and run. Hal and I worked all day tearing out shrubs and bushes and it is looking good, but so far from ready.
Garage                    50%   This is the drop off point for everything to get rid of. I really don't think with 3 kids that this place will ever be the way I want it.  We have 3 of everthing cramed in a small 2 car garage. 3 scooters, 3 bikes, 3 helmets,etc. Four whole shelves full of pool  floats, boogie boards (we now have 5 cause we forget ours and have to buy more each year) beach chairs, etc. 3 beds, computer armoire, antique dresser, shall I go on or do you get the picture? No place for cars that is for sure.
Now you can see the list of things I have to complete before ...........I make new ones. hehe:)
Oh yeah, one more...
Disney Trip  Savings   50%  Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 We are just hanging out enjoying some fall ball. Both the kids and the awesome Tide. Never really enjoyed football like I have this year. I have been begging Hal to get tickets to the game, but hasn't worked yet. I want to sit close for one game and really feel the spirit of the game with all the fans yelling and screaming. I sat beside the sweetest little ladies the last game and you should have seen them. Head to toe bama attire. Not todays bama attire. Please let me explain. There were beehives, pearls, black stockings, polyester houndstooth pants, lovely smelling perfume and all of their shakers and pom poms they had been collecting for years. Very sweet!!!! Now, I want the totally opposite experience. We will see...........