Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Toys are everywhere these days!!!!
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Baking

Every year my family tries to have a day that we bake all of out goodies for Christmas! This year it happened to be on the 19th that we baked! It was a lot of fun! Josiah actually could help a little bit this year. We made sugar cookies and decorated them...they never turn out pretty but it is so much fun! We also made oreo balls and peanut butter balls. We usually make more than that, but Josh had been sick a few days before so we didn't want to stay too long. Here are a few pictures from that day.

Josiah and GrannyMe and my daddy

Josiah and his Granny P (this is my aunt, but he calls her Granny P!)

Trying some cookie dough out

Me and my sweet boy

I know you are jealous of these...haha!
I love having this tradition and I look forward to it every year!
Another tradition that we have is my friend Rachel and her HUGE family have a baking day too. We went over to Rach's mom's house on the 23rd, they bake so much more than we do! I don't have any pictures from that but we had a really good time!

Friday, December 24, 2010


Merry Christmas Eve!!! We are at my parents this morning! We had some delicious cinnamon rolls and opened our Christmas Eve present! We always get one present and it is always pajamas. Josiah got some cute Santa pjs with Mickey Mouse slippers! We are going to go back to our house and let Josiah nap. Then we are headed to do Christmas with Josh's side of the family! Hope everyone has a great day!
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010


My blackberry was broke all last week. I asked josh to call Verizon to get me a new one sent to me! Well....the fed ex guy finally showed up with it yesterday. I opened up the package to find a droid!!!!!!!!! I was so excited! I downloaded the blog app so now (if this works) I can post from my phone!!

I hope everyone is having a great week! I still have a few more presents to buy!
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Little helper

Last minute change of plans the girls decided to have the Christmas party at my house! So I have been cleaning and cleaning. BUT there is a sweet little boy that isn't helping!...... Don't ask about his clothes...I was folding Josh's clothes and Josiah saw the socks and tried to put them on so I put them on for him! HAHA!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Josiah's birthmom (J) has been on my mind lately! I think about her all the time because she holds a special place in my heart, but around the holidays I think about her even more!

We haven't spoke to her since the day after Josiah was born except for one email. J's mom emails me every once in awhile to let me know how J is doing and to see how Josiah is but other than that I don't hear from them. (Some people may not want any contact, but I like to know that J is doing good!) We have to send pictures every once in awhile to Bethany Christian Services and I also send J's mom some too!

I haven't heard from her mom in over 5 months but I received an email today! She said that J is starting college in January! This just makes me so happy! I am so excited for her! J's mom also asked me to send some pictures because she wants to make J a photo album of Josiah! I have been wanting to do this, but I don't have an address for her and I didn't know how she would feel about it. I am so glad she is doing this for her, so I am going to go through all of my pictures and send her a ton of our sweet baby boy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mason Jar Gift

Josh has a Christmas luncheon tomorrow at work. I have to make macaroni and cheese. I am little nervous because I have only made this recipe one other time! Hopefully it turns out okay. He also has to take $25 present for the dirty Santa game. I suggested that he went to 5 different places and get a $5 gift card to them all! So he went to McDonald's, Starbucks, Sonic, Whataburger and Chick-fil-a! I would fight over that gift! ;)

Josh has 5 people that work in his part of the office so I decided to do this . They are Smores Bars and they are delicious!

You put the following ingredients in a Mason jar:

1 1/2 cup of teddy grahams
1 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of brown sugar

I then put the directions on the back of the name tag!

Preheat oven to 350
Prepare 9" square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray
Pour contents of jar along with 1/2 cup of butter into the prepared dish and press firmly. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Cut into squares.
I thought they were super cute! I had some ingredients left over so I made Josh and I some, and I have to say they are pretty good!!

On a totally different dang blackberry broke today. I can call out and receive calls but I cannot text, blackberry message, get online or use any of my apps....I mean what good is it? So my absolutely wonderful husband called and got Verizon to send me a new blackberry! It should arrive by Friday thank goodness! I don't know how I will survive!

Wordless Wednesday

I guess this is the way we watch Mickey these days!
Playing with the bottle (No I do NOT let him drink Mountain Dew!!! :)) This kid LOVES some cupcakes!

My handsome husband decorating the tree!

Josiah in his daddy's socks and shoes...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Radomness

1. I went to the doctor on Tuesday in Atlanta because I haven't been feeling good and he told me that everything looked fine on my heart echo and that I have been doing WAYYY to I promised myself and my family that I would take it easy this I am sitting here on the couch watching Ellen! - She is hilarious!

2. We finally got our Christmas tree decorations up! We have been doing a little bit every night. I love when Josiah wakes up and he sees something new - his face is priceless! He really enjoys seeing the Christmas lights on the houses in the neighborhood..maybe we will get ours up before Christmas is over! HA!

3. I know this is going to sound crazy and it may be a little TMI but Josiah is pooping on the potty! We are not pressuring him to do this because I think it is a little too early, but he insists. He points to his diaper and I ask him if he has to poop and he runs to the bathroom! It may just be right now and nothing may come from it, but I am a little happy! He also points when he is peeing, but we haven't made it to the potty yet before he goes in his diaper. We will see what happens.

4. I am looking forward to all the baking in the next few weeks! I love making Christmas candy and I love family traditions! We always go to my mom's house and make sugar cookies and decorate them, they turn out awful looking, but it is so much fun! I also go to my friend Rach's mom's house every year and they bake tons of goodies!

5. I have tons of Christmas shopping left...I know this is bad, but what can I say? I am a procrastinator. I hate being stressed out, but I never shop early. This weekend I plan to finish up.....I think..

6. I have half of my Christmas cards done, the other half are waiting on me to go to the post office and get stamps, but like I said before I am resting so this will have to wait till tomorrow (nothing like waiting till the last minute)! They are so cute and I will post a picture of them once I get them out.

7. Did I mention Ellen is hilarious?! I seriously laugh out loud while watching this show. If you need a good laugh, you should watch it!

8. Josh is finally done with his class as of tomorrow! He has been working too much and then coming home and studying all night long. He has his final in the morning so I am praying that it goes well and that he passes! We are definitely going to celebrate this weekend!!! He is amazing!

9. Josiah is so much fun right now! He has such an awesome personality, but we are struggling with temper tantrums still. His new thing is that he likes to hit and as he pulls away he digs his fingernails in your arm/face/whatever he finds. This makes me so angry, but I have learned to blow it off and tell him not to hit and he seems to be doing a little bit better. I hope this doesn't get any worse, but I'm sure it will. Does anyone have any good tips?

10. I have been awful about cooking dinners lately. Josh has been getting home around 7 and by the time he hangs out with Josiah and we put him down it's 8:00. Who wants to cook that late, better yet who wants to eat that late? We have had a lot of pb&js and turkey sandwiches around here. Well, I went to walmart on Sunday and picked up some food for meals. I haven't cooked yet, but I plan on it! I took out chicken so we could have baked chicken and baked potatoes for dinner! Maybe this will be a new trend around here.

11. I thought I had more to talk about, but I think I am done. I'm going to finish watching tv and eat some lunch! Hope everyone has a fantastic is Thursday right?!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Jaime's Baby Shower

I had so much fun planning Jaime's baseball themed shower! It was stressful at times, but it was so worth it. Everything was just the way I had pictured it in my mind! Here are some pictures!

This was the sign in the kitchen where all the food was. We had pigs-n-a blanket, sliders, fruit, nachos, bubble gum, airheads and slim jims!

The front table where you had to autograph the bat (we used this instead of a baby book, I thought it was such a cute idea). We also had the thank you envelopes so everyone could write out their own address to help the momma-to-be!

Carter's Due date:

Special seat for the mom-to-be:

The cake:

Rach, Wendi and I worked so hard on these cake pops! They were absolutely delicious and were a BIG hit, we had none left over. Click here for the website.

The front door


The mommy-to-be with the hostesses

Snack table

Cracker Jacks for everyone. They said "Thanks for coming! Hope you had a ball!"

Jaime opening a few of her presents!

Thank you Rach and Wendi for helping plan this shower! I had so much fun with yall! I think Jaime had a blast! Now come on February I want to meet that precious little boy!
I am so far behind on posting so maybe I can get caught up soon! Hope everyone is having an awesome week! We finally got our Christmas lights up on the tree last night and I am hoping to decorate it tonight! I'm finally feeling like its Christmas time!