Thursday, December 29, 2011

I am reading "Kisses from Katie". Here is an interesting fact she wrote....

"The truth is that the 143 million orphaned children & the 11 million who starve to death or die from preventable diseases & the 8.5 who work as child slaves, prostitutes or other horrific conditions & the other 2.3 million who live with HIV add up to 164.8 million needy children. And though at first glance that looks like a big number, 2.1 billion people on this earth proclaim to be christians.
The truth is that if only 8 percent of the christians would care for one more child, there would be no more statistics."


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas in McAlester

We headed to McAlester to have Christmas with my moms family.
My grandma Sandy always does fried chicken. It is AMAZING!!!
The cousins have reunited!!!
 The the we opened our gifts.

 Yep, I married!
 Sweetie pies!!
Mariana, Michael, Landon, & Piper

Beau got me Just Dance 3 for the wii & these are just some fun pictures of us playing that. We had the best time!! Lots of laughs!

 The kids were so cute doing it! They actually did pretty good!

This was definatley one of our best Christmas'. I feel so blessed!!

Merry Christmas!

We have never woke up on Christmas morning to open gifts but we did this year. We started out reading out of Luke the story of Jesus.
It was fantastic!!
This is what Santa brought Piper this year!
An InnoTab & a princess table set.
 He left this note for her...
 Not like we expected... Piper woke up CRANKY!!  She said "No, Santa did not come". Thankfully she cheered up quickly!
 LOVED this! My Paula Dean cook set!
 But, I really loved this!!!
 Beau got some clothes...
 But, he was really excited to get this PS3!!!
 Piper has been wanting this pink basketball. Can't wait til she gets a little bigger & can put her in basketball!!!
 One of the things she wanted the most... A tea set. So sweet!!

 What a wonderful Christmas!!
 We made some Merry Banana Muffins mmmmm!
It was a fabulous Christmas & I loved all the alone time with my wonderful family!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve

I got up Christmas eve morning & made these fun pancakes for the family :)
 Then Beau helped me get the turkey ready. We were excited to have our own Christmas dinner at our own home with just us!
 I did lots of cooking & loved it!
 Turkey, dressing, corn casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potaoes, rolls, & gravy. For dessert.... Cherry cheesecake & chocolate pie! YUM! It all turned out great!
 We headed to our wonderful church that evening for the candle light, Lord's supper. It was wonderful! We were so glad we went. We are blessed to be part of such a wonderful church!
 Piper was sooo good at church. We loved being reminded of why we celebrate Christmas.
 Then we came home & Piper put out the reindeer food. She was so excited to do that.
 Then we got cookies ready for Santa.
 It was fun!
 Then dad read "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
 Piper left a note with milk & cookies for Santa.
We also watched lots of Christmas movies & just enjoyed the day. It was absolutley fantastic!

Train ride & movie night!

One night we headed to Creekmore to ride the train & see the lights. It was wonderful.

 Aboard the Creekmore Express.
 This is what make is all worth while. Seeing this face!
 We drove around & saw Christmas lights as well.

Dinner at Joe's :) (Beau's favorite)
 The next night we headed to watch Alvin & the Chipmonks: Chipwrecked. Way cute! It was a good movie! Piper absolutley LOVED it!
 Piper's favorite was Britney.
I have the most amazing family!!!
Loved getting all of these picture Christmas cards!