Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last minute New Years Eve get together...

I was coming home from Antlers & Beau & I had no kids & no plans. We decided since Hank & Nicole didn't have their kid either we would invite them too. We then ran into David & Britney from lifegroup at Walmart & told them to come on over. 
We had so much fun! We played Battle of the Sexes. Fun game. We laughed so much and were just being goof balls!  We love that we don't have to drink alcohol to have a good time!

 At midnight we popped open the sparkling grapejuice.
Poor hubby worked that day and was WORN OUT! 

Our spontaneous night ended up being lots of fun! 

Monday, December 30, 2013


It's always hilarious when Piper takes selfies. She's so cute & funny!
This was a wal-mart trip with just the 2 of us.
(sshhh, don't tell daddy about this picture)
This fun day in the leaves was almost 70 degrees outside. This was the day before the ice storm. 
I love the relationship I have with my daughter. She has the sweetest heart ever & she really loves me. I love her so much!!
Eating a candy cane.
 This picture makes me smile. Beau is tickling Piper & Paxton is swinging a bat around.
 Fearless baby boy showing us his tricks!
This boy is a ham!!! He knows he is cute!
 Little Saturday morning snuggles with my 2 favorite kids!!
 Wild man!
 When we were at our lifegroup party The Lane's kept our kids for us. We were so thankful! Chance sent this picture of Paxton who kept sneaking up on him. He said he got photobombed! lol!
 Our little redneck!
 Cupcake from sweet Joslyn M.'s birthday party!
Piper & I at the baking again this year. SO much fun!
 I went to walmart before Piper's bed time and she was so sad that I wasn't there when she went to bed. She wrote this note to her dad. My plan was to tell her goodnight when I got back & pray with her, which I did. I am thankful she loves me so much!
 Pax thought he would sit in the corner with a little privacy to read some Christmas books.
Beau fell asleep while we were at aunt Jane's. We had too much fun with it. My grandma got in his face, Nicole laid her head on him, we tried to put lipstick on him (didn't work), & my aunt Jane stuck a hot dog in his mouth. Oh Beau, you should know better.
 Paxton driving...
 Aunt liz gave Piper a small plant from Bob's funeral. She also gave her these collector dolls. Piper just loves them!
 Pepaw & mimi got Piper a lego set for Christmas. She put it together all by herself. 
Yep, this happened.
We had so much fun having Piper home during Christmas break.
 We painted our Christmas nails.
Pax loves his cousin Landon!
 Fun on the wii!

 Our little artist!
 Wild baby man!
 This is why I like to check my mail in December!


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Day

Santa left Piper her masterpiece Easel Paxton his dump truck.
Beau is so good about cleaning the turkey & buttering it up. 
Her expression!

Pax wanted down as soon as he saw this dump truck. 
Every year we read the story of Christs' birth.
Gift time!
Piper hugging Pax because he got her a big lalaloopsy coloring book.

Piper got lots of supplies for her easel.
Her first jewelry box.
I got an mp3 player that hooks up to my phone for when I run.

Nicole & I got our aprons on for cooking.
 Then we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus!

 Attempt at a family photo.
 Beau & I have taken a picture in front of our tree every year since we have been married. This is as good as it was going to get.
 Then it was movie time.
It was a good Christmas. Lot of sadness in the back of my mind. I still can't believe we don't have uncle Bob anymore & I am still so heartbroken when I think about the sadness my aunt Liz is going through. 
Can't tell you how many times I said "Lord just be with my aunt Liz." I would cry thinking about it. Then I would put on my brave face so my kids would just be happy.