Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Beginning...

to look a lot like Christmas!

OK so Thanksgiving is officially over so now I can think about Christmas. I refuse refuse refuse to think about it before Thanksgiving. While Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday, (how can you not love a day that marks the most amazing gift ever given...our Savior!!) Thanksgiving is amazing to me. To stop and spend time with loved ones and concentrate on the blessings in your life...I mean seriously how often do we do that!

I am not a black Friday's way to stressful and I don't go gift shopping without an organized list of ideas. If I did there would be lots of wandering around stores and way too much money being spent. So we are starting off our Christmas season in a different way, by cleaning the house of fall decorations and rearranging furniture in order to fit the fabulous REAL tree. Also we are attending our first Christmas concert of the year. Zach and I are going to three different ones this year. Mike Kinnebrew's in Macon, Andrew Peterson's in Nashville and Inside Out's in Conyers where my handsome man will be using his own musical talents.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are gearing up for a fabulous Christmas season.

Monday, November 17, 2008

a perfect 27

Very few times in life do you picture an event in your head and it actually works out that way. This weekend I had the perfect birthday day in mind and it definitely came true.

Saturday was my 27th birthday. It sounds old just because it's so close to 30 but it doesn't bother me...yet! I wanted a relaxing, low key birthday and got just what I wanted. Zach let me sleep in and I woke up to the smell of pancakes...yummy! Micah, Zach and I ate breakfast and then I opened my presents. Zach got me a North Face pullover and had 4 of our family pictures enlarged and framed ( I knew exactly what I was getting because I helped pick it out online but still it's always better in person!)

When we started figuring out where to hang the pictures it just didn't seem to work out. I really wanted them in the kitchen so we finally rearranged the furniture to fit them on the wall. This was my first big rearrangement on my own, but with Zach's great table idea I think it turned out well. Here's a shot of the new arrangement and a close up of our beautiful pics.

After breakfast we headed to Sports Authority to exchange my pullover for a different size and then I went to get a manicure and pedicure (courtesy of my parents' gift of bday money) while Zach headed home with Micah. If money allowed it I think this would be a monthly treat. It's just so relaxing!!

I made it home just in time to watch the Auburn/Georgia game at 12:30. While eating wings we watched the game until the 2nd quarter when our power went out! boo! For the next hour Zach and I each had one ear piece and listened to the game through the crappiest radio feed imaginable. By the end of the 3rd quarter the power was back on. We ended up losing, of course, but I have to say it was the best loss we played all season so we focused on that.

Later that evening some of our closest friends were able to come over to grill out, watch football and make smores!

Thanks Zach, Micah and everyone else for a fabulous day!

Monday, November 10, 2008



I have been wanting to blog this picture for a couple weeks but kept forgetting about it. A few weekends ago Micah and I went down to Enterprise to visit my family and I was helping host a baby shower for one of my best friends since 2nd grade!

We had an absolutely fabulous weekend!!! Micah went to the high school football game with my parents and had a ball eating boiled peanuts, watching the band, and screaming "A-ball YAY!" The next day we went to a fall festival with my brother David, his wife Christina, and my niece Haley. Which was also fun, especially the tractor parade which they both enjoyed immensely.

Sunday night we went over to David's to play on Haley's swingset and she so generously gave Micah a spin in her new Mustang Convertible she got for her birthday. He LOVED it! She drove and he worked the radio while they did their best to run us all over. I'm so glad that Micah will have cousins his age to play with from now til forever!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

So the big bummer is we did not get good Halloween pictures. Somehow we lost our minds and forgot to take one of Micah and his whole costume...not quite sure how that happened. Maybe I can blame this on pregnancy too!! I'm hoping Leslie or Stephanie got a good one of him that I can add later.

Even though you can't see it very well Micah was super cute as Charlie Brown. He got to wear his costume to 3 different events. Last Monday was the Annual Younglife Llama-ween but it was SOOOOOO cold that he had a big puffy coat and hat on over his costume. However his hat had llamas on it so at least he matched the theme. He hung out with Zach there for a while in the cold while his chicken of a mother sat with Matt, Leslie, Isabella and William in their warm van watching the festivities through the window!

Micah with Zach (as Dwight)

Thursday his class at CMC had dress up day so off Charlie went again holding his snoopy stuffed animal as tight as he could.

Friday night, actual Halloween, we had some friends over for a low key Halloween party. We passed out candy to the trick or treaters, ate yummy soups and cupcakes and played some games. It was a fun night!! Micah has yet to go trick or treating, mainly because I'm a mean mama and am not going to let him eat the candy, but maybe next year we'll start adding that to the plans!

Charlie and Little Red Riding Hood getting ready for dinner

Devouring dessert