Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!


Take twelve whole months.Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,hate, and jealousy.Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, orthirty-one different parts, but don't make up the whole batch at once.Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
Mix well into each day one part of faith,one part of patience, one part of courage,and one part of work. Add to each day one part of hope,faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation,and one good deed. Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,and a cupfull of good humor.
Pour all of this into a vessel of love.Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness,and cheerfulness. You're bound to have a happy new year.
~Author Unknown~

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a WONDERFUL time at Cortney and Ryan's this year for Christmas! As you can see we were visited by Hulk........


Baby Ridge looking as sweet as ever

Yep......more super heroes

Sis.......are you teaching Reid how to play Nintendo DS....or is he teaching you! LOL!

Cortney, my sister Susie and mom

Susie, mom and me

Yes......there were too many desserts

Susie and David

Mom and all the goodies

Caught ya!

A little b-ball with Hulk

Ryan (you rock) playing guitar hero world tour!

My hero and his baby girls


It was total Hulkaroma!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Remember this........

Remember this chair I posted about a couple of weeks ago. Well, guess who's house it is setting in tonight! Yep! I went to Lucky's yesterday and he said "look what I found for you". YIPPEE.....and, only $40!

And that's not all......I found this cute little table last week for $10. Isn't it going to look cute painted black!

Oh, I'm not finished yet.......$20 for this parsons chair.

And last but not least this armed leather chair $25.


Y'all I honestly have no clue where I'm going to put these chairs and I really don't have time until after Christmas to try and figure it out. So for now they are all three setting in our sunroom.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Card Carousel 2008

Sweet Faith is hosting a "Christmas Card Carousel" today. Faith thought it would be a great idea to share our Christmas cards with each other. Christmas cards are one of my favorite things about the holidays.
This year our card has a picture of our three grands.
Reid (almost 5) Cade (almost 3) and sweet baby Ridge (4 months)
(double click to enlarge card)
Thanks Faith for hosting the Christmas Card Carousel!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Boo Mama's Christmas Homes Tour 2008

It's is Boo Mama's 2008 Christmas Tour of Homes. This is my first year to let's get started!

This is our Christmas tree. I didn't go with the traditional this year, actually this is the second year I didn't go for traditional. The colors I chose this year in the living room/dining room area are: lime green, gold, tangerine and bronze.

Don't you love all the bling that you can find to decorate with these days. Can you find our angel topper, I believe she's a little bashful hiding amongst the twigs!

My son-in-laws laughed at me for purchasing "painted sticks" to place in the vase for the centerpiece.

I found this gold box from "Pier One", I think it looks so cute with the ornaments in it.

Don't you love Hobby Lobby - Noel and sleigh - half price - oh yeah!

I had to incorporate a little red and some animal print in the kitchen.

And of course last but not least the little stinkers. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Simple Pleasures

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life that make it all worth while. I wanted to share with you a couple of things that give me a "warm fuzzy". When I was just a mere child we would go to the Friday night football game and without a doubt you could count on the concession stand to serve "peppermint lemons" and "hot Dr. Pepper". Have you guys ever tried either one? If not, don't let another day pass without trying them.

All you need is a bag of Olde Timey peppermint sticks, ya know the soft ones (very important, the others won't work) and a lemon. Roll your lemon to get it all juicy inside.....cut the top off the lemon, insert the stick, bite the end off the stick and suck. OH MY GOSH!!!! It is delish!!!!

Now for the hot Dr. Pepper. Slice lemon, place in mug, pour in Dr. Pepper and heat in microwave for 2 minutes. ENJOY!

What gives you a "warm fuzzy"?

I just noticed that it looks like my little chicken is trying to get a drink of Hot Dr. Pepper!!! LOL!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary

Happy Birthday to our son-in-law Ryan. Ryan we've always said "you fit like a glove" in our family. You were just somewhat of a kid when you and Cortney started dating. We've always be so proud of you and proud to say you belong to us.

Ryan is terrific guy who has a fierce love for our Lord and Saviour, our beautiful daughter, Cortney and those three precious babies. Happy Birthday, Ryano! We love you!

This is where is all happened five years ago today. The beautiful Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and what a beautiful day it was. We woke to find six inches of fresh snow had fallen overnight.

The wedding of our precious baby girl, Casey, took place on that snow topped mountain that day and it was magical. Casey you were one of the two most beautiful brides I've ever seen. I'll never forget how nervous you were as Lou was putting your makeup on. How, you jumped up, started pacing the floor, then said "calm down, it's just Josh"! I still get tears in my eyes when I recall this. How just saying the word "Josh" had such a calming effect on you.

Case, I remember so many times you saying, "but, when am I going to find my guy, I'm not going to settle, I want someone who's going to treat me like daddy treats you and how Ryan treats Cortney" and we would always tell you, "God has that special person for you, and he will reveal him when he's ready". And boy were we ever right. Thanks Josh for coming along! Josh was the perfect fit for our baby girl. He puts her on that same pedestal that Ryan puts Cortney on and Alvin puts me on.The above picture is my favorite picture taken at their wedding. You can just see the love flowing, even with their eyes closed. We love you guys - Happy Anniversary!