Monday, December 19, 2011

Lucky 13

Raymond and I have been married for 13 years today.  My friend Rachel blogged in back August, on her 15th anniversary, about items that her and her husband still have in their house that have made the journey with them over the past 15 years.  I loved that idea.  So lets what is left in our house that we have had since we got married 13 years ago.

Our kitchen table.  This was the first purchase we made together as a couple.  We bought it before we got married.  My roommate Christi and I used it for a while before Raymond and I got married.  It use to be less messy before we had kids....
Our coffee pot, although Raymond wants a new one that is smaller, this one works just fine.  I still have the crock pot that we got as a wedding gift, we just replaced it since the crock will not come put and the handles are broke.
Knife block
Various serving and mixing bowls
Our China of course!  Maybe when the girls are older and my dining room is not their art/craft room we will use it more.....
gravy boat from Mikasa that I have loved since I first saw it.

A couple of picture frames

TV try
This bookshelf was at my parents house growing up and I took it when I moved out of the dorm when I graduated.  It was an ugly orange color but Raymond sanded it down and stained it.  It is now in our bedroom.

My wedding flowers

Glass clock

My first Longerburger Basket!  It is the recipe box and it came with some family recipes.  My Aunt Dorothy gave it to me. I still use it and love it!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dennis and Leslie Gifts

Abby and Puddles The Oregon Duck's mascot.  If you see Abby ask her what bowl game the Ducks will be playing in this year.


Allie got a Crayola Glow Dome.  It is a very fun toy.  The girls played on it for quite a while this afternoon. 

Random December Pictures

Project Life by Becky Higgins.  I purchased the Cobalt edition for 2012.

Mickey Key Chains one for me and one for a gift

School Christmas Parties

It is really called a Winter Party but the kids and I call it a Christmas Party.  Raymond was off work on Friday so he got to come as well.  The girls classes are right across the hall from each other which made it easy going  back and forth between the parties. 
Mrs. Tamboli opening her cards from the class
Ms. Carter opening her card.  Ms. Carter was Abby's student teacher for part of the semester.  The kids really liked her. 
Reid, Abby and Mrs. Tamboli with her gift
Allie eating her cupcake
Allie and Mrs. Nolen.  Allie loves Mrs. Nolen!
Playing on the iPad in class 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1st Grade Christmas Program

Tuesday was the first graders "December Around the World" Program.  The school the girls attend will not allow us to have a Christmas Program or anything religious at school for their party.  Although they do have a Christmas tree, Santa Clause and Menorah in the hallway, and when did Santa become religious.....Anyway, the first graders performed Christmas and holiday songs from around the world.  Do you see the irony in this?  We can not have anything "religious" at school but they can put up a tree in the hallway and sang Christmas songs in a program......
They girls did a great job!  They were of course no where near each other on the stage.  Allie was on the far left and Abby in the middle. 

Not sure why she is standing so far from her class......

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Germantown Christmas Parade

Saturday the girls baton club, Champions Baton Club, performed in the Germantown Parade.  It was very cold by the end of the parade route.  At one point durning the parade Allie came to me crying because her hands were so cold.  I gave her my gloves and she did great.  Abby never cried but I could tell she was cold as well.  After the parade was over and were walking to the car both girls were crying and saying they were so cold.  But Sunday morning Allie told me that Saturday was the "Best day ever!"
Practing on the sidewalk before they lined up in the street.

 Almost to the end of the parade route. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Snow

Snow in December is a rare occurrence around here but Wednesday morning we woke up to snow falling and sticking to the ground.  We had school and it was all gone by later afternoon.  It was pretty while it was falling and on the ground.  I am sad I did not walk around and take a picture of the house in the pretty snow but hopefully we will get more later in the winter. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pictures with Santa

We went to the watch The Polar Express at church on Saturday.  The girls saw Santa and did a cookie walk.

Then on Sunday we went to Home Depot to pick up a pipe to fix my bathroom sink and ran into another Santa helper there.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving morning started with one of my favorite things to do.  Go through the Thanksgiving Day Paper and look through the ads for Black Friday.  I was not able to go out late Thursday night or early on Black Friday but I do love to look through all the ads.  

After reading the paper and getting dressed we walked down to Mr. Keith's house and took our annual Thanksgiving Day pictures in his front yard.

After pictures we headed to Meemaw's for lunch and then the girls along with Hannah decorated Meemaw's tree.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What I am Thankful For:

I am thankful for more than I could ever list.  Here are a few things I posted on Facebook over the month of November.

•My husband.

•My husband's job.

•My job.

•My girls Sunday school teachers and our church!

•That my girls go to the best school in the city and have the best teachers!

•For my friends, old ones found on Facebook and new ones I making.

•For my friend who brings home my girls 3 days a week.

•That my girls have made some good friends at their school.

That my husband is starting to like Disney, that or he is trying to make me and the girls happy. Either way, I thankful.

•As much as I complain about how small it is and how dirty it gets I am thankful for my house.

I thankful God forgives!!

•A good nights sleep.

•I am thankful for laundry. It is one of the ways that show how blessed we are. I must remember this next time I complain about having to do laundry.

•I am thankful for productive days!!

•On 11.16 I posted that I was thankful for good cold and sinus meds

I am thankful for the beauty that is this time of year

•My embroidery machine.

•for my girls, who were born on 11/18/04.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Terrific Kid Award

Abby was chosen to be the Terrific Kid from her class for the 2nd nine weeks of school.  Allie was really sad that she was not picked from her class but we are working on her behavior so hopefully one day she will get to be a Terrific Kid from her class. 
Here is Abby waiting for more students to arrive so the program can start.

 Getting her award from the Vice-Principal.

So Happy

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Abby & Allie

The girls turned 7 in November.  Here they are with the dolls they bought with money from granny and papaw.

Checking out gifts from me and Raymond

Party at Art and Soul in Germantown.  I found Ary and Soul through a Facebook friend.  It was a small party, which I loved, and everyone had a great time.   Here is their Rapunzel cake I made. 


 Allie's Picture
 Abby's picture

Pictures that everyone painted for the birthday girls.
I hope to go back to Art & Soul to paint a picture for my house very soon!