Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Questions!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper, even though I'm a terrible gift-wrapper

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Artificial, potted, pre-lit tree for us

3. When do you put up the tree?
As soon as I have my energy back after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down?
Early January

5. Do you like eggnog?
LOVE eggnog, especially with whipped cream and nutmeg

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
My cheerleader pom poms come to mind, as well as a magna doodle and a bike

7. Hardest person to buy for?
Chris' parents

8. Easiest person to buy for?
Max and Abbey

9. Do you have a nativity scene?
Two, one for us, and one for the babies

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Neither... sorry.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Well, I dated a guy named Scott Preston my freshman year of college, and he got me NOTHING.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Little Women. There's a Christmas scene, it's a Christmas movie.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
November, usually after Thanksgiving.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yep :)

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
We have a family tradition of eating tamales on the off-Christmas day. On actual Christmas, I love green bean casserole, Turkey, sweet potatoes... very similar to Thanksgiving.

16. Lights on the tree (colored or clear)?

17. Favorite Christmas song?
O Little Town of Bethlehem and Little Drummer Boy

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Vixen... right? Rudolph isn't "classic", but I'll throw him in, too. To lead the way, and all.

20. Angel, star or ribbon on top of tree?

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Pajamas on Christmas Eve, and "Santa" gifts Christmas morning. Although now that I'm an adult, I want to open them ASAP ;)

22. Favorite children's Christmas song?
Up on the House Top

23. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Last-minute plan changes

24. Favorite ornament theme or color?
Turquoise and white

25. Turkey or ham on Christmas day?

26. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A new camera and shopping $$

27. Does anyone in your family dress up as Santa?

28. Age you discovered who Santa was?
Three or four. Something about how my Dad "knew" where Santa hid my Tinker Toy set.

29. Eggnog, hot chocolate, or apple cider?
Hot chocolate or Eggnog

30. Traditional colors (red and green) or other colors?
Turquoise and white inside my house, white lights outside

31. Do you have any Christmas decorations on your roof?
No, but we have our porch decorated

32. How does Santa get into your house? Chimney or magic key?
We haven't discussed that... we're still spending Christmas morning at one of the grandparents' houses, and they each have a fire place. So... chimney for now.

33. Do you prefer gifts or gift cards?
Gift cards :)

34. Favorite children's Christmas Cartoon?
Charlie Brown


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

June Photo Session

Friday, April 30, 2010

Pictures, pictures, and... PICTURES!

No excuses for why I've been gone, just pictures! Hope you enjoy them!

Abbey's first trip to the zoo

Max's first Easter egg hunt

Pace Park in Salado (she's on an important call...)

Pace Park

Mom, Max, and I right before the hunt

Feeding my giant baby boy...

She loves Easter eggs!

Got one!

Our little Easter buddy

Does this look familiar?

Huge family at breakfast... take note of everyone's expressions!

Chris and Uncle Spencer (Un-coh Fen-soh)

Thoughtful baby

2010 Babies: Carson, Max, Abbey, and Caden

Abbey and David

Mommy and Abbey

Smiling Max at the zoo
Abbey didn't want to take her medicine...

Running away...

Silly girls

Mommy and Max

Little boy blue


Me and Can

Friday, February 26, 2010


The past two weeks have been full of firsts for Abbey... it's been rough some days, but still very fun and cute!

Abbey's first day of gymnastics!

First day of potty training (she wanted to stuff her feet into last year's red shoes...)

First night in her big girl bed (same bed, but without the front rail it's a toddler day bed)

First day without the pacifier- she has a new toy for giving it up

She "paid" for Emma with her pacifier...

Abbey in Max's exersaucer... think she may be reverting a bit??

Me and my babies

Sunday, February 14, 2010


We'll miss you, Nana...

Nana decked out in bunny ears, ready to cheer on the team of Easter egg hunters

She always liked the birthday cards that I got her the best :)

Having a silly moment with Abbey

The family all together at Stagecoach

Just an example of the chaotic fun during Christmas at Nana's (notice Abbey in the box...)

Yes, that's Nana AFTER she hiked down the steep, rocky trail, swam with coral and jellyfish, and hiked back up the steep, rocky trail. (Hawai'i, 2006)

Nana holding newborn Abbey, her first great grandbaby

Nana, Abbey, Mom, Memaw, and I (and Max!) at Abbey's 2nd birthday party