Thursday, December 9, 2010



That's the number of Christmas presents I've bought.

Yes, that's all.


I'm proud, actually.

Proud to say that each of my children have a present under the tree.

I couldn't say that yesterday.

I'm not the only one happy about it.

My kids are THRILLED!


They are just hoping to see that number increase.

I'll get it done......


There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.

I mean, I finally got a haircut tonight for the first time since June.

Yes, June.

How sad is that?

Oh well, it's just hair, lol.

When I weigh in the morning, I probably will have lost 5lbs from all the hair she cut off.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway.

Wouldn't that be great?

Yeah, I think so too.


In my last Blog I shared some of my favorite ornaments.

I added another one to my collection this week.

One of my sweet work friends, who is a Bama fan, gave me this adorable Auburn ornament.

I just LOVE it!

Isn't it the cutest thing?

Who would've ever thought to use a light bulb to make a Christmas ornament?

Question is, how many of you are saying, "Why didn't I think of that?"?

I know that's what I said.

Love you MUCH!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Few of my Favorite Things.....

I love Christmas.

I love celebrating Jesus' Birth.

I often wonder how Mary felt.
(That's another post)

I love searching for that PERFECT gift.

I love hot chocolate and marshmallows.

I love all the parties and get-togethers.

I love spending time with my Family.

I love watching Christmas through the eyes of my children.

I love seeing my Christmas tree lit and decorated.

I love all the ornaments we've accumulated over the years.

They each hold a special memory.

Here are few of my favorites.....

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

St. Simons Island

Our first Disney trip

Gulf Shores

A Cross a Patient gave me

He's got the whole world in His Hands

War Eagle

Our first Cruise

Kylee's Cheering

Kylee and her Besties




Kentucky Derby





The 1 and only Bama Ornament


Hayden's hand-print


Cayman Islands



Yes, these are a few of my favorite things.

Have a great week, Friends!

Love you MUCH!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

We Comin' Ducks!.....

War Eagle!

It was great watching my Auburn Tigers play Steve Spurrier's
South Carolina Gamecocks tonight in the SEC Championship game.

We won 56-17!

There were some people that picked Carolina over us.

Glad they were wrong.

SEC Champions.

I love the way that sounds!

This means we will be facing the Oregon Ducks in the BCS Championship game in Glendale, Arizona on January 10th.

I have been searching online for travel packages.

I REALLY want to go.

Yes, I know there are more important things than Football.

Actually, I know that very well.

All I have to do is look around my house right now and I'm reminded of that.

Haley is next to me on the couch.

Hayden is in the floor playing with his football men.

Kylee and her Friend are giggling, whispering, and sharing secrets, in her room.

Yes, indeed, there ARE things more important than football.

That being said, I would still LOVE to be in Glendale, Arizona January 10th.

Anyone wanna volunteer to send me?

Just let me know if you're interested!


Today's been a really lazy day.

I made it out of my pajamas around Noon, I think.

Just to be honest, I probably wouldn't have if Kylee hadn't had company.

I didn't want to scar the poor child.

Hayden came yesterday.

He's played all day.

Oh, I LOVE watching him play and hearing him laugh, and pretend.

The girls are great, busy doing their own things.

They have become buddies.

I love that, too.

It was just yesterday a year or so ago they would rather have had bamboo sticks shoved under their fingernails than hang out together.

Haley is finishing up her first semester as a college girl.

She registered for next semester last week.

Kylee is, well, Kylee.

She cracks us up.

She says some of the funniest things.

She really is a blond in every way, Lol.

She has her own thoughts and ideas about
things and is not too shy or too afraid to share them.

She and I are a lot alike.

She definitely gives me a run for my money.

Work is great.

I am so blessed to have a job I love.

I know I've told you that before, but it is true.

I don't dread going to work.

I actually look forward to it.

How awesome is that?

Pretty awesome, if you ask me.

I hope all is well with you, Blog Friends.

Love you MUCH!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010



1: the act of giving thanks

2: a prayer expressing gratitude

3a : a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness
b capitalized : thanksgiving day


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

I've told you that before.

I won't even discuss Christmas until after Thanksgiving.

No really, I won't.

I think Thanksgiving deserves a day
all to it's own without having to compete.

That's why this whole post is about Thanksgiving
even though I have LOTS to catch you up on.

Why do I love Thanksgiving so much?

It is like Christmas, without the emphasis on gifts.

It's being thankful for what you have, not wanting more.

It's spending time with Family.

Yes, I double, triple, quadruple ♥ Thanksgiving.

I have MUCH to be thankful for.

Are there things I'd like to see different?


Are there people I love that I don't see as often as I'd like?



There are TONS of things I am thankful for, too many to name actually.

All of my kids were with me for Thanksgiving.

We had Hayden from Wednesday til Monday morning.

I am SOOOOOO thankful for every minute I spend with him.

We are all healthy.

Haley is recovering nicely from her surgery and is back
to sleeping like a teenager once again.

She is doing Therapy twice a week and is progressing well.

She wears a sling only when in large crowds so people will be
cognizant of the fact she has a hurt arm.

Kylee remains seizure free.

I LOVE my job.

Not many people can say they
love to go to work everyday.

I can honestly say that.

I have a Family that loves each other and is
there for each other no matter what.

I have amazing Friends, some of which I would have never formed a
relationship with or even met had the Detour not been placed in my path.

Yes, I am thankful for the Detour.

It is one I didn't plan, nor would I ever
have planned, but it has been an amazing journey.

I am thankful for His Promises.

I am thankful He sends us reminders of Who He is.

I am thankful He will never leave us, nor forsake us.
(Even though we allow ourselves to be convinced otherwise, at times)

I am thankful His mercies are new every
morning and there is always an ample supply.

I am thankful for Flashing Neon Signs.

Yes, Blog Friends, I have MUCH to be thankful for, including you.

Here are a few pictures from Thanksgiving.....

My Mother with Kylee and Haley

My Cousins, Lesha, Lois and I.
(We missed the rest of you, see you Christmas!)

My Nephew, CJ and Hayden

My Nieces, Laina and Grace

My Brother, Brandon (Hayden's Dad) and I


Picture of the Day.....

This makes me smile,


Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Love you MUCH!