Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Making a Mess!

We've been making a mess these days for sure. We did lots of cooking for our gifts this year. Thankfully, AnnieBoo loves to help in the kitchen. Here are some pictures of this years Gingerbread House. I think more candy went in her tummy than on the house if you can believe it. Please notice the random suckers strategically placed in various places around the house. I'm pretty sure AH was going for a modern theme as well as attempting to cover every inch of EVERYTHING with candy.
We had a blast :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Elf on the Shelf

We started Elf on the Shelf today! It was hilarious :) MM told AnnieBoo about the Elf and introduced them. It took us awhile to figure out what name she kept calling him...We're pretty sure his name is Wynnton, we think. Who knows where she comes up with these names :)
G does bedtime and was supposed to read the cute little story...but he got so stinkin serious about the Elf. AH started to cry and get scared of the Elf who was going to go tell Santa when she was bad. Ha! Ha!
Mom finished reading the story and everything was okay again! We're excited to see where the Elf turns up tomorrow!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Callaway Gardens

We headed to see the lights at Callaway! AH is SUCH a girly girl. Christmas Music, Lights, hot chocolate, cotton was her perfect night! She just wanted to hug or snuggle and scream "Merry Christmas" out the windows all night long :)

Finding a Tree

We love our fun tradition with the Varners.
We like Blue Sapphire trees-They smell amazing the whole season and they don't drop their needles.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Help out the small business folks!

I wanted to remind everyone about my friend Brett who runs the Polka Dot Princess in Fairhope, AL. They have the cutest Christmas stuff and have recently updated their website! I just ordered my cards from her today!

Fireflies and FairyTales is having a whopper of a sale this FRIDAY!
You can get the same deals on the website or by calling them.
Heirloom stuff and Diaper Bags are 15% off!
Bibbs, Burps, Hats all 30% off!
All Fall, Christmas and Winter stuff is 40% off !
Football stuff, Thanksgiving, and accessories are 50% off!
EVERYTHING in the store is on sale!
The Swanky Stork Maternity Store is having their big sale too!

I love all these friends and wish them MUCH SUCCESS in this crazy season!
If my links don't work just copy and paste these. I'm not great at linking :)

Monday, December 1, 2008


Thanksgiving was a whirlwind! We didn't take many pictures...sorry! Here are a few with G's family.

G loves to duck hunt and finally got to go out since Auburn was playing so bad. One of the ducks was banded in Maryland. I never really understood why that was a big deal, but I was assured that IS super cool. He was so excited!!!

hee hee

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

professional photo friends

We have some super talented friends! We used to hang out as couples and had so much we still have fun but alot of our time consists of taking pictures of our little ones. I'm so thankful for you guys! We miss you like crazy! We love your new hobby too! These are great pictures.
If you need pictures and live in need to call them! I can hook you up!

catch up...

loved getting candy :) She would scream from the I got more candy!

Thanks for letting us borrow from the farm TTom. We loved our ride!!
G, your totally the best for thinking of that idea and cleaning for us!

I had to post these because I thought it was a super fun idea. For Halloween our neighborhood goes crazy. There were like 25+ golf carts and ATV's going around pulling trailers full of kids! It was hilarious to watch swarms of kids running from door to door like ants. You should start this in your neighborhood next year if ya'll need some fun!
Thanks for including us friends....we can't wait to be home all the time!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baby Monitor ?

We tried several different baby monitors and I love my Philips monitor. It has a night light on the child's unit and a talk back feature that I love. I can tell AnnieBoo to get back in bed when I hear her playing without going in her room. 2 parent listening units, rechargeable, it's digitally awesome with no feed back ever!!! I found a great deal and LOVE LOVE it!

But, with 2 little ones, I'm interested in listening to 2 rooms.
The girls will be upstairs in different rooms and we'll be downstairs.
I would like to listen to AH and new baby if needed! (I'm not interested in a video monitor)
Do I have any options besides 2 completely separate units?
Any suggestions or advice?
Thanks for the help!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Halloqueen

G and AH carved our pumpkins today. AnnieBoo requested a princess pumpkin :)

Tinkerbell will correct you if you say its "Happy Halloween" its "Happy Halloqueen"!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ballerinas DON'T

Well, as I learned today...."Ballerinas DON'T wear sleeves on their arms and shoulders"....even if the temp really cold, under 50 degrees. (a sweater or sweatshirt)
"They CAN wear special sleeves on their legs to keep warm!!"
(We don't have any of these...I'm guessing the teacher wears leg warmers)

I guess we're breaking the mold in the 2 years old eyes, there were tears, but my ballerina put on her sweatshirt at least until she got inside.
Crazy girl has trouble changing her routine in ANY WAY :)

Monday, October 20, 2008


I recently turned 30! I was a little worried that I might be in for a major breakdown, but everything was great. Thanks to all my friends and family who helped me make it this far in life!

Thanks to Say Say, AH stayed with mom A WHOLE WEEK! It was an awesomely fun break from life :) My sweet hubby took me to see "Wicked" at the Fox! We purchased the music before we went which made it really fun too! Love, Love, LOVED the play! ( Bham folks, I highly recommend you going...its coming in April to ya'll! )

We played, shopped and ate really good in ATL.

I spent way too much money at one of new favorite stores, Izzy Maternity in Alpharetta. It's the most fun shopping experience ever! Ann Taylor Loft had some great basic maternity too! Yeah for fun stores!

We got some great recommendations on restaurants! Two Urban Licks, JCT Kitchen, Baraonda, Eno, and some fun bagel place. VERY FUN. We missed out on Bones and The Flying trip I guess :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Welcome Baby Thomas!

I'm an aunt! My brother and sis-in-law just had his first little one and I had to share the pictures!!
He's just precious and looks exactly like O when he was little.
This is one of those times when it really stinks that they live SO FAR away!
Can't wait to see you guys! We are SO excited for you!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

what ballerinas do...

AnnieBoo informed me this is morning there are some things ballerinas DON'T DO and therefore on her dance day....she doesn't really need to do them :) It didn't really work for this ballerina, but it was pretty cute!

Ballerinas DO NOT put "rain" on their hair! (we wet her hair, with "rain" in the mornings if its
nasty in the back from sleeping)
Ballerinas DO NOT brush their hair!

Ballerinas DO NOT brush their teeth!

Ballerinas only wear pink and they always wear hats.... ALL THE TIME!
(all the time is her new fav statement..she adds it to almost everything)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

AU game

tiger walk

all 3 expecting baby girls in Feb :)

annieboo loved this van.
it was loudly playing the fight song and please notice the tiger on top
AH waved and screamed war eagle.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dance Class

They offer dance class during the school day at AnnieBoo's school this year. Ballet and Tap
We debated whether to sign her up or not. We knew she'd love it, but really...she's 2 1/2!
It's precious; She does love it! Here are some pictures.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pics from the Porch

Lots of animals were out and about. These were some things we were able to see from the porch!

(this is how she likes to travel these days...with her special pillow she took from T Tom
sorry, not sure your gonna get it back)