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Holiday Card Winners

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Traci Shutterfly Addict & The Copelin's!!
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Backyard Frolicking

We had a good low-key weekend...lots of family time & play time and Saturday I sat around in the grass at my parents' house to capture some of that fun! I love taking pictures of my babies, but every time I look at pictures of Emma she looks so grown - it's tugs on my heart strings so much b/c I wish I could keep her my baby forever. She is going to be 5 in a very short time and it kills me. And Aaron just slays me with those beautiful, blue eyes - I mean that's a face that will melt a mother's heart!
We also got to spend some time with my Grannie. She is staying with my parents for a little while & it's nice to have her close by! Emma & Aaron just love their Grannie as much as I do & I'm so thankful she is still with us at 97 to know my babies. It's such a blessing...
It was a nice weekend and I think we were outside for most of it. Today I actually took a little "me" time and took a walk around a local historic district near our …

It's almost time to pull out that address book...

Can you believe that it's almost Christmas time again?? Okay, yes I know we have to get through Halloween & then Thanksgiving, but that's going to happen so fast and then Christmas will be here...that means my baby girl is going to be 5 before I know it, too! EEEKKK! I'm not ready for that!

So, with Christmas time comes Christmas cards, too. I never sent out Christmas cards until Emma was born & the first one we sent was actually also her birth announcement! I loved it! The next few years I made other cards featuring my little sweetie and then last year she had to share that spotlight with her baby brother - though, I don't think she minded. I actually went with Shutterfly last year for our Christmas cards and they came out so great - don't you think so!?!?
This year it's going to be harder to find/take a good picture of them together b/c it's so hard to get them both to hold still, but Shutterfly has a lot of great layouts for Christmas cards with…

Wow, this week is flying by...

I just realized that it's already Thursday! I have literally had my head down & buried all week!! Which is good for making the weekend get here faster I guess! Things are changing at work a little & I have some new roles added to my plate, hence the busy days. I like it, though and am excited for the changes.

That being said - I quickly wanted to share a couple pics of my loves with the few free moments I have!

This was another pic from the Pumpkin Patch - Aaron was watching the little pig & crawling up over the rails every chance he got to pet the little guy. I swear, I've never seen a kid that loves all animals so much & so far has no fear of any of them! I hope that is something that stays with him!
(I think with this b&w I may try out Jamie's DIY canvas technique!) And my darling, sweet girl! We had gymnastics last night & she is really enjoying it more and more each week and really improving. She's had so much trouble doing her kick over, b…

The update on our busy weekend...

This weekend flew by, like they all do when you're having fun!

Friday night was pretty low key - we had a family dinner out & then just hung out together.

Saturday we got up early and had plans to go one direction, but ended up in another! Those are usually the best days - when you don't really know what you are gonna do & end up having the best time! We took the kids to an awesome Pumpkin Patch near the house. This is the same one we went to last year, though this year Aaron was big enough to keep up with his sister & enjoy all the animals! That boy just loves animals, too - he wants to touch them and hug them and, if he can, ride them!

An animal handler came out with this little guy - Creature the Aardvark. Apparently the owner is a Harry Potter fan that named him Creature!
Aaron loved him and even followed him back to his cage. He is about 20lbs I think and they said he'll get up to 150lbs! Whoa - glad we got to meet him when he was a baby!!!

We also got up…

I Give Thanks

Last night after dinner Michael & Emma made a trip to the grocery store - it's a busy week in our house & this was one of the few free moments when we could get groceries. I still needed to clean the kitchen, so Aaron & I stayed home while they went. Turned out to be a great quiet time for me and my son, too. After I finished cleaning up & got Aaron ready for bed we went into his room & rocked. We do this every night. But last night I had more time to sit & snuggle with my little boy. I sang to him. I talked to him. He gave me Eskimo kisses, which he just thought was the funniest thing in the world!!!!

And I prayed.

I prayed for both my kids and gave thanks to God for the most wonderful thing He could ever give me in my life. I asked for forgiveness for not being thankful enough for all my blessings. I think that's something we're all probably guilty for. We I go to God when I need Him, when I need help or guidance...but I should be going to him dai…

Whirlwind Weekend

The kids & I made a day drive up to East Texas Saturday morning for a birthday party for my niece's son who turned one! They had a blast & the Dr. Seuss b'day theme was super cute!
The party was outside at a park so my kids ran & played all afternoon & conked out shortly into our drive home! It was a lot of driving for me all in one day & I was tired myself! The rest of the weekend was good & lots more family time...it was also special b/c we got a very good rain all Sunday afternoon - it was wonderful!  Monday I had a "me" day planned, but turned out to also be a home repair day as well b/c our AC quit working - AGAIN! Turned out to be an easy fix, but still put a little kink in the day's plans since I had to make sure I was home when the guys came by to fix it. So glad, though now we have a cool house once again.
And the rest of the week is going to be super busy as well...I just hope that means it is going to go by quickly! I am ready…

A boy and his dog...

Well, in this case it isn't his dog - it's my nephew's! Meet Catcher - a very loveable, playful, 2yr old boxer! Aaron loves dogs - actually he loves all animals. He hasn't shown any fear with any of them yet. Catcher was all up on Aaron & he didn't seem to mind as long as he could get to the ball & throw it for him again! Ha ha!
Emma on the other hand took a while to warm up to him and she was up in her daddy's arms at first b/c Catcher was trying to kiss on her too much! After a while, though - they became fast friends, too though she was still more interested in picking flowers!

I feel like I have a newborn again...

at least that's the sleep schedule I'm on - little to none! Sunday night I only got about one hour sleep - last night I got twice that. WooHoo! Aaron has always been such a good sleeper, but I think his two year molars are trying to come through & we're all feeling the pain. I've got a call in to his doctor this morning - b/c we can't go another night w/out any sleep. I know he has to be hurting & I hurt b/c I can't do anything to soothe him. Orajel & Ibuprofen just aren't cutting it right now.

I am thankful he had a good weekend, though & this didn't start until Sunday night - well, thankful for him b/c he & Emma had a fun weekend. Not thankful for myself, though since I had to come into work after getting no sleep!

Friday night they both had their daddy all to themselves while I had a girls night! We have started a Bunco group & it is such a blast! I've only played a couple times before, so I really hope this regular group…