Wednesday, December 26, 2012

happy Christmas!

this picture is the only solo picture we took of Levi...he was already in a coat, shoes & hat ready to go outside with his new tool bag & hammer something. his motto for life is "a rolling stone gathers no moss."
clay went outside & burned most of the trash from the present opening & levi wasnt about to be left out.

hope you and your family had a happy Christmas.

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Luke 1:8-14

Sunday, December 23, 2012


i can honestly say i will never buy a can of cinnamon rolls again. i found a recipe for cinnamon rolls off of pinterest. i thought they would be good on Christmas morning with a side of bacon and coffee. i made them tonight to see if they were as easy and as good as the pinterester said.......she didnt lie. abigail will be thrilled. she is my cinnamon roll girl. dont get me wrong...we all like their sticky, gooey goodness...but it puts abby in a good mood when she finds out we are having them.
click the link for the super easy & super good recipe for super good cinnabunns!!

homemade cinnabuns

i love pinterest and all of the recipes and ideas about fashion, decorating, education, crafting....

now for whatever reason the mention of bacon in this post made me realize i need to buy salad fixings for Christmas to cut through the carbs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

christmas is coming

well christmas is almost here again. wow!! seriously?!! where did a year go? a WHOLE YEAR!!!
it's been a big year.

here is a bit of review:

  • January: We went to SC & suffered through a vomiting child all the way home & everyone got sick within quick succession. Rachel infected her recently cut out wisdom teeth wounds. It was very unpleasant.
  • January: Asher celebrated his 5th birthday. 
  • February: Rachel celebrated her 17th birthday.
  • February: We re-homed Readen, our cocker spaniel, since she was fighting with the other dogs.
  • February: We were shocked by the death of Whitney Houston.
  • March: Found out Ruth was coming!!
  • April: Had a long round of bronchitis & croup run through the house.
  • April: Esther celebrated turning 3.
  • April: Abigail celebrated turning 7.
  • May: Clay & I celebrated 19 years of marriage.
  • June: Sadly, Mr. Simmons passed away at almost 76 years old.
  • June: We went to Nashville & Memphis, Tennessee for a family vacation. Graceland was awesome.
  • June: A vicious bout of Strep Throat ran through the house.
  • June: SCOTUS upheld Obamacare! (Boo SCOTUS!!)
  • July: Elizabeth turned 13 and went to New York City with Clay to celebrate.
  • July: We picked up our 2 sweet bunnies: Dynamite & Diamond
  • August: Clay celebrated his 48th birthday.
  • August: All the kids & I were in a accident in the van. My first ambulance ride!!! 
  • August: Asher went on his first airplane ride.
  • August: Rachel and I killed a lot of snakes!!
  • September: Asher learned how to ride his bike with no training wheels
  • September: Rachel started her Senior year of high school.
  • October: Ruth Eleanor arrived.
  • October: I had my first limo ride ever.
  • November: I had my 42nd birthday.
  • November: Levi celebrated turning 2!!!
  • November: Barack Obama was re-elected as my absolute horror.
  • November: Went on a visit to GA/SC for Thanksgiving.
  • December: Received my 2013 seed catalogs! 

So those are some highlights of 2012. I'm sure i'm missing tons & i couldnt put it all on here...the happenings of this year.
looking forward to what next year holds.

in the meantime:
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!