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Friday, December 31, 2010

To Grandmother's House we go!

We went to visit my Mamaw Belle today.  Yes, this is the lady I am nicknamed after and so I guess my blog's name is based on this sweet lady.  We had a nice visit and took her to lunch.  

As we headed back, we had to make a stop at Office Depot for my dad and there was a Freight Harbor Store.  Look what I picked up!  Can't wait to make stuff with it!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What I wore to Dinner Wednesday

So I catch the Pleated Poppy blog all the time and love seeing her What I wore Wednesday posts.  Some friends of ours took us to dinner last night and this is what I wore.  Thought I would post and link up to her blog.  I have done it wrong the first time, so now she is gonna have two thumbnails from me.  I wish I could delete the first one.  I am such a nerd.  Anyway, heres the outfit I wore and the breakdown:
dress: Belk
cardi and boots: Stage
wrap belt: from Lily's flower girl dress
brooch: Belk
Bracelet: Beehive

Dinner was Fabulous!  Shrimp and Grits, Mushroom soup, Grilled Grouper, and Choc. Flourless Cake.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yay Christmas!

Enjoying each other!

This juice has become one of our family traditions.  We went as a family for the first time to Disney World, 3 years ago, and we love to go to the Polynesian for the Lilo and Stitch Breakfast.  The juice they serve is called "P.O.G" juice.  Lily says it is THE MOST delicious juice on Earth.  So that is what I put together on Christmas Day, along with bacon, biscuits, and a Butterbraid Pastry.  The "POG" stands for Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava.  I mix together equal parts and it is YUMMY!

It was a TOMS Christmas at our house.  Lily got her first pair!  I can't believe my 8 year old can wear a women's 5.5.  I got my 3rd pair!  LOVE them!
A NEW tradition!  Our church did a candlelight Christmas EVE service.  I hope they continue to do this service every year.  It was such a peaceful, calming activity to celebrate and honor the TRUE meaning of Christmas!  My parents enjoyed it too!

You can tell Lily was a little apprehensive holding a candle.

Friday, December 24, 2010

llOur Beloved December Birthdays!

This year Scott asked for Muddy Buddies as his special Birthday sweet.  Sophie helped shake it up!

Lily made a GIANT rice krispy treat for him and decorated it.

This is our second year to go see Santa on Scott and my dad's birthday.  Yes, my dad and my husband share a birthday.

The birthday boys got a birthday sopapilla at TaMolly's!  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Traditions

 The picking of the Hallmark Ornaments.  After much toiling of which one to pick, the girls finally decided on the Bluebell Fairy and Repunzel.  Very good choices!
 I went to my Aunt Lisa's this weekend to make a few little goodies.  Here is what I did.  Upper left is a teabag holder with Gingerbread Spice Tea.  Didn't even know they made that.  Upper right is a tealight holder card.  How cute is that!  Bottom Left is Snowman Soup (Cocoa mix).  Bottom Right is a sour cream pouch, homemade of course, with kisses in it.  Had a good time making some scrappy stuff.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Disney Princess' on Ice!

One of my girls' favorite things is ice skating!  
And Sophie's favorite is PRINCESS'!
So we surprised them with tickets to Princess' on Ice.
Look at Lily's face too, priceless, since she is the one that "doesn't like" princess'.
It thrilled us to see those faces so happy.  

 Tinkerbell glided around with glitter flying out of her wand EVERYWHERE she went.  My next project is to either find or create two of those for a surprise Christmas present.  Scott will LOVE that!
The Seven Dwarfs were too cute!

Belle is MY favorite princess.  She was the first SMART BRUNETTE princess you know.

                                                                  Lily is still Smiling!
                      The Grand Finale had fireworks.  Imagine that, Disney has to have fireworks!
I think the grandparents liked it too!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Secret Gift

Well, I have come up with an idea, but I can't share it totally yet.  So I will give a clue.  My 4 year old comes home singing one song in particular everyday that she has learned from her teacher this year.  It has 8 verses.  So I really want to do a small gift to represent each verse.  Thought it would be fun.  If I am successful in gathering these things, I will share all my ideas.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Photo Tour

I don't remember what blog gave me this idea, but it was during the summer when I was reading a list of fun things to do with your children.  I never got around to doing it during the summer so I thought we might give it a try as something fun we could do during our Thanksgiving Break.  
We were planning a 2 hour trip to see our new twin baby cousins, so I loaded our cameras with new batteries and explained about the photo tour.  If they saw anything on the way down, we could stop and take pics.  This idea was so good in theory.  However, when we loaded up, they really didn't want to get out of the car.  They just wanted to see the babies.  I did coax them out of the car to shop at a little drug store I had heard about and then Lily picked one spot, that of course, included a horse.  So here are a few pics Lily and I took.  
Trying to get the best angle!
Twins baby girls seemed to be way more interesting.
Lily determined that it would be WAY easier just to take pictures while the car was still moving.
This one that LILY took, I am enlarging and framing.  I just thought that one was beautiful.
Will add Sophie's when she'll let me download them.  

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Peace, Love, and Art Party!

Decked out for her party!

Lily's request #1 was to splatter paint, so we made a sign to run through at the end of the party!

Messy Hands

Decorating Canvas Shoes with Sharpees!

Peace Sign Sugar Cookies and Cheesecake were the birthday girl's dessert of choice.

Fun Night!

Monday, November 1, 2010


 Papaw is 84!  His birthday is actually November 5th, but since we get together as a family every year at Halloween, we celebrate it then.  So here are all of his greats saying cheese with him.
I found this little idea on  This is going to be our new tradition for the year.  It's a thankful tree.  I put ours out yesterday and told the girls we would start on the 1st, today.  They were so excited about it, though, that we started it yesterday instead.  so everyday we will write something we are thankful for on a paper leaf and tie it to the tree.  I will post pics of ours when we get more on it.

Another tradition we have, is carving pumpkins.  So we did ours yesterday.  Some may say that is a little late, but they had fun non-the-less.

Can you tell daddy helped little one a bit.