Monday, November 29, 2010


I know you're probably expecting a sincere, heart-felt post of our Thanksgiving experience but I think I'll just stick to the pictures!! ;) But PLEASE know that we are beyond thankful for ALL our blessings...  roof over our head, food on our table, a job Brad enjoys, family/friends, good health and of course our amazing little 18 MONTH old that keeps us laughing and "on our toes"... :)

Thanksgiving shorts!! :)

Cheering on the AUBURN tigers as they BEAT Alabama!!! :) (Undefeated season) WAR EAGLE!!!! ;)

It was VERY cold in the North GA mountains!

just being silly... Hudson LOVES sitting on the stool and watching "B" cook! :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

A little "pre" Thanksgiving FEAST!!! :)

The first 3 pictures are of Hudson at our next door neighbors birthday party...they brought her horse for all the kids to ride in the trails behind our house... HOW FUN!! :) I thought it was a GREAT idea...especially for an 8 year old b-day!! :)

A little static electricity from the balloons and trampolene!

Hudson LOVES balloons.. too cute!! ;)

This past Sunday we had the FIRST "annual" pre-Thanksgiving FEAST at our house.. Brad made a delicious turkey, I made my mom's cranberry/apple casserole, rolls, etc... and each couple brought their favorite "traditional" dish!! ;) It was a TON of fun...

All our boys...and sweet little girl, Gianna.

We played a few rounds of "catch phrase"...always fun to see TRUE personalities come out..haha!! ;) And, sadly we "celebrated" our good friends Luke/Jill and all that they've meant to us! They are moving to Illinois this Friday... Jill has become one my dearest friends in C'ville... I will miss her sooo much!!! :( 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm THRILLED!!!!! :) :)

That's right... I'm THRILLED!!! :) I received two packages today and yesterday that I've been sooo excited about!!! Look at these adorable shirts I ordered Hudson... I ordered them off of etsy from sweet3leaf .  I absolutely LOVE her work... I could spend hours on etsy...hats, furniture/decor, accessories, children's clothing, etc... I hope you'll spend some time looking at sweet3leaf!  I ordered the shirts in EARLY October and sadly my order did not arrive "on time"... Jamie (the owner) was so kind to give me a partial refund!! She's great to work with and I can not get over the QUALITY of these shirts.. I LOVE them!!! :)  

You'll be seeing Hudson in these shirts alot this holiday season! :) It's one of the many things I miss about Mississippi... the multitude of children's clothing from consignment, baby boutiques, Canton Flea market, Mistle Toe, my neighbor that monogrammed out of her house, etc... so I've had to resort to online shopping for alot of the "cute"/holiday clothing! :) 

And..this adorable FRAME!! Our friends, the Schmelzer's from Mississippi are on an incredible journey to bring home their baby girl from Ethiopia... these frames are one of their MANY fundraisers!! Check out Alison's blog to see the whole story...I'm lovin' following their journey and watching God's hand unfold through other's lives!! :) It's a beautiful thing!! :) Now... I just need to decide WHERE I want to put our frame!?  If you can't read the verse it's Matthew 19:14-- Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend "re-cap"...

We have had a terrific weekend! The weather has been perfect (for the FALL season)...High of 50 degrees!! :)  I told Brad I desperately need some NEW winter clothes...  ;)  seriously, I was NOT prepared for our HARD winter (total of 54 inches of snow) last year... I am determined to be MORE prepared this year!!! ;)

Anyhow, I had a nice evening on Friday night w/ some girl friends (Thanks to my very supportive/encouraging husband!)... and Saturday we had our good friends Amanda/Joe (their daughter Maddie) and Robin/Jay (son, Jack) over for dinner!  It was a FUN time and I love how well our kids play together!! It was the CUTEST thing watching them do "ring around the rosey"... Hudson's favorite thing is to fall down at the end!!! ;) So much fun... here are two of the "better" pictures I took!! :)