Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Morning!!!!!!!!!!

The Loot!

Such excitement! Peeking through the stairs to see what Santa brought!

Running to see the presents! I love these pictures. ;) 

Hannah with her "American Girl Horse". She really didn't ask for many specific things this year, but this was one of them.. You will see some of the others below.

Of course Ethan just wanted to play with his Choo Choo's all day. 

(Hannah below, with one of the FEW things she really asked for...."fuzzy kitty socks"....
she just had to have them after seeing them at Walmart one day. Too funny!)

Mario Kart for the Wii

Ethan and his CHOO-CHOO's!!!

(The other "must have" from Hannah's Santa List....a stuffed Rudolph....she is one unique little girl and I love her!)

Had such a GREAT time in our new house on Christmas morning! Thanks Santa! ;)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The nearest thing to the love of God is the love of a (great) grandparents heart.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ho HO Ho! Merry "Chris-a-mus"

ha! Thats what Ethan says when you ask him "What does Santa say?"

We had a fun night with the whole family! We went to Bass Pro Shop to see Santa. Yep, for those of you who don't know...the BEST Santa is at Bass Pro. shhhhh! Its our lil secret.  They have appointment times, the Santa is AWESOME, and they give you a free pic PLUS you can take your own!
Ethan was a little afraid at first, even though we kept asking him if he was going to sit on Santa's lap and he would say yes. He talked all day about "sit on Santa's lap and choo-choo's and get canny cane".  Alas, he started to squirm and not want to sit there.  We finally got him on his lap with the candy cane giving at the beginning of the session. Ha! Did someone say Candy Cane???

Here's the pics!

The other reasons to go to Bass pro....(ha!)  
Other fun places to take pictures!


...and lil smocked dressed lil princesses shooting guns!

...we can't leave Frosty out of the fun!

We hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Moms Space Christmas Party!

I cannot enough about all these girls! I am so blessed to have met them on A Moms Space (well, it wasn't called that back then, was it girls? ha! But we won't talk about that crazy girl who was actually responsible for getting us all to meet. hahaha!)
Anyway, these girls are my lifeline and my strength! They are my besties and my kids are besties with their kids. Just look at all these kiddos! We all started out with one and look what we have grown to! Wow!
Here's a group shot of the girls! Love ya'll!

Silly girls!

Our "crazy kids" :) All 18 of them!

My girls are so sweet....look at our housewarming gift! And they know me so well! ;)

The "Daddies" 

Had fun ya'll! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Soooo our cutest Elf on the Shelf story so far.....

Here's where "Kevin" started out the night before.

Here's where "Kevin" ended up...

Hannah comes to me saying that she has a letter she needs to mail Santa but she didn't want me to see it. Here's what it said: (Warning: this is off the charts on the "cute-meter")

So cute right?! 
Well, needless to say, Santa wrote her back and told her that it was her pure heart that saved him 
(he's not allowed to be touched or he will lose his magic), because she was caring for him. And for her to continue being a good girl, but not to touch him again or he would not be able to come back. 

Just had to share this sweetness....

Hanging of the Greens....

Been a while since I posted, but I now have another laptop and I'm ready to go!

We've been super busy with kindergarten classroom winter shenanigans and such! Hannah has also been enjoying "Elf on the Shelf" this year. He is one crazy elf! Just look at some of the funny things he does when he comes back from Santa each night! (Kevin goes back to Santa every night to report your behavior! Then picks a new spot for the next day.)

Just hangin around....

Incognito (This one has a story, I'll share that in the next post)

I was not aware that elves needed showers! ha!

Potty break? LOL

He left a note on this last one saying that he wanted to bake cookies with Hannah,
so she'd better behave so that they could! :) 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Tricks and Treats!

This year our little Trick-Or-Treaters were going back in time....ready for the Sock Hop!
Hannah was a "Poodle-skirt Girl", as she called it, and Ethan was a "Greaser". ;) Mommy and Daddy dressed up too. Will share pictures off of Mimi's camera when we can! Mimi went with us and was a red M&M ;)

We went around gathering candy from our new neighbors in our new neighborhood! What a better way to meet everyone! We met quite a few nice people along the way. We only had one mishap, our Greaser took a tumble and got a nasty knot on his noggin, but he was a trooper. It only took him about one house to then start saying "E Hurry, E get more candy!" haha. I love it! Boy doesn't take them long to learn about that one does it?

Here are some pictures of our fun night!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

THIS IS.............

Our NEW HOUSE!!! Due to close on Nov. 11th! We will be in Union Co. and only a mere 8-10 mins from Hannah's school instead of THIRTY! We are super excited to own our first new home. Did I mention that we have a SALT WATER HOT TUB? Now, who wants to come visit?! :)

Life is pretty chaotic with planning this move and also Hannahbanana's 6th birthday (yep, I said SIXTH).
My baby girl is turning six. Sooo...if you need us...we are busy "packin and partyin"!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Here Comes Fall: Cook Reunion Part 2

After meeting Cate, we went to the reunion at Randall and Renee's house. What a great time. Really, you can just take a look at the pics, without any other added words and see what a great time was had by all!


Hannah and Daddy camped out in the tent Saturday night at Papa John's house in Franklin. The next day cousins said they saw a Mama Bear and her cub coming across the hill...wonder if they were out there with them the night before?! ha!