November 28, 2008

Black Friday

In anticipation of Black Friday Coco got busy checking out the newspaper for the best deals. Who knows if it was the thought of "shopping til she dropped" or all of that yummy turkey - either way she zonked out before she even got out the door!

November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

What a wonderful day! My husby, beautiful baby boy and my brother enjoyed a delicious meal consisting of ham, spice rubbed turkey breast, mom's "got to have" cornbread dressing, cranberry salad, frozen strawberry salad, peas and yummy yeast rolls. Dessert was a wonderful cinnamon streusel pound cake - a recipe given to me by a dear friend. We had lots of great conversation and a few laughs along the way. Mom and Dad were not able to come. Dad was a little under the weather. They were greatly missed. Jax loves his Mema and Granddaddy so much. He was looking forward to blowing bubbles with Granddaddy but I'm sure that we will visit with him very soon.
I love Thanksgiving. It is such a warm holiday. It's nice to relax and enjoy time with family and to reflect on our many blessings. God has blessed my life in so many ways. I have a husband that I adore more and more each day and a sweet baby boy that gets sweeter every day. I have a loving family and wonderful friends. I also have a furry mutt that greets me with love every time I walk in the door. I have a warm home and plenty of food. My husband provides for my child and me. I have no worries. Yes - I am truly blessed.
To each and every one of you I wish a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for you.

November 17, 2008

Girls' Weekend

I had the most fun this weekend. My 17 year old niece stayed with us this weekend while her mom and dad enjoyed time with friends at a retreat. Friday night we made brownies and just hung out. Saturday we had a girls day out to the mall. I loved watching my sweet niece check out the latest trends. I learned what's in and what's not. I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with her. She is such a busy girl. I'm very proud of the wonderful young lady she has become.
Thanks for a fun weekend - Savannah! We'll have to do it again soon.

November 12, 2008

Aloha with Love

A few days ago a group of ladies gathered to celebrate a wonderful event in the life of a wonderful friend. Two friends and I hosted a Hawaiian themed bridal shower for our dear friend who married the love of her life on the beautiful island of Maui just last month. It was a fun afternoon filled with lots of laughter and a few delightful goodies. It was an afternoon that will be remembered for many years.

November 10, 2008

Here Comes Santa Clause.......

Santa arrived on Saturday along with The Grinch and the Radio City Rockettes. We enjoyed the excitement of their arrival at Cool Springs Galleria. Jax loved "dancing" to the music and watching the Rockettes.

After seeing Santa we made a quick trip to Mema and Granddaddy's house. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon. We took a brisk walk on a beautiful fall day. What a wonderful time of the year!

Our weekend concluded with another relaxing day on Sunday. We went to church in the morning and watched a few football games in the afternoon.

November 2, 2008

A Scary (but very cute) Lion

Ready to ROAR!!!!!

Spookin' with Aunt Julie!

For me?

Trick or Treat - Uncle Jay!

I'm very scary - don't you think?

Jax was filled with delight as he went trick or treating this year. Halloween began on Wednesday as we went to trunk or treat at Southern Hills Church of Christ where my brother, sister-in-law and niece attend. Jax loved seeing all of the other trick or treaters.

On Friday we went to a couple of houses in our neighborhood as well as to Uncle Jay's for a little spookin' fun. Uncle Jay always finds the cutest toys for Jax. This year he got a singing dog with crazy ears that dance to the music. So Fun!

We had so many trick or treaters knock on our door - we actually gave out all of the candy we had - a great thing! Mom and Dad came over for an impromptu hot dog dinner. Jax loves seeing his Mema and Granddaddy. It was a great Halloween!