Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our house at Christmas

I wanted to show you pictures of our house at Christmas during my last blog when I went on and on about being in the Christmas spirit. I finally got a chance to put up my decorations this weekend and I had to take pictures to show you all.

The picture of our Christmas tree really doesn't do it justice. You need to come and see it all lit up in person. I did have to find a new place for our stockings this year. I have been putting it on the ends of the fireplace, but this year I had one extra stocking to hang up. I really didn't want to put it right in the middle of my Christmas Village, so I cleaned off a spot on our stand beside the t.v and put them there.

Isn't this picture just perfect... toys and all.
I know that my house is not as decorated as some family members' house, but I like it. We do have a few decorations outside, but still no house lights. I should have thought about Christmas lights when we bought a house with unbelievable high roofs!! Oh well. I can't wait for the actual Christmas day to hurry and arrive!!!

1st Thanksgiving

This was Ellison's first Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful fun filled day. First we went to Grandmaw and PawPaw Walls' house for a HUGE meal. We got to play with my cousin Adam's boys; and I have to say, they had as much fun with Ellie and she did with them. Then we came home for a little relaxation (that means long nap!) before heading off the Grandby's, Papa's and Great MawMaw Inez's house. Again, we had a HUGE meal! The only bad part about that day was that Ellie couldn't enjoy the same food as me and her daddy. I did, however, find her some turkey baby food and she ate every bit of it. I guess I will need to watch out for her next year. She might be the one eating all the turkey!! Hope everyone had a Happy Turkey Day!

Sleeping Buddies

All throughout chruch, Ellie fought sleep. She wasn't being bad though, just would not sit still!! Or quit talking. Well when we got home, Josh gave her a bottle and before she even got half way done, she had fallen to sleep. He went and laid her in bed and this is how she ended up. By the way, she loves sleeping with her gator. Aren't they cute?

Future plumber

Ellie was playing up a storm the other day and never one time stopped when her pants were falling. We thought it was so funny and had to share it with the rest of you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Don't mess with me

I was just playing around looking at pictures on my computer when I came across a picture that made me laugh. I just had to share it with you guys. Its too cute. If I had it on a previous blog, forgive me. Just look at it again.

I think she is telling me, "I am done taking pictures!"

Monday, November 17, 2008


Last year I just could not get myself into the Christmas spirit. I didn't want to decorate or go shopping. I just felt "Ba hum bug". This year is a different story. I really can't wait for Christmas. I am so excited, even thought I can't afford alot of Christmas presents this year. I can't wait to decorate and put up my tree! Josh's grandmother had up their tree today when I dropped Ellie off, and it made me want to put mine up even more! I have always had this rule though: No Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I feel like if I put it up before, it will take away from Thanksgiving holiday. Nobody needs to do that. Thanksgiving is the one time of the year where everyone is suppose to be thankful for everything they have. I know I am, more now than I ever have.

Anyways, I can't wait to put my stuff up!! Thanksgiving needs to hurry along!! I have been trying to figure out a date to do it and I think I will put it up one day while Josh is gone. Kinda surprise him with all the decorations! I don't think he likes putting it up anyways. I do wish, however, that I could put up my outside lights!! I desperately need a City power truck (or any truck with the lift box that goes high up), or someone with a really really tall latter, or someone that is willing to slide (maybe even fall) off our roof.

Our roof can be steep in places, especially over the front side of the house. We tried the first year we lived here. Josh climbed on top of the roof and slipped several times. So we decided that was a bad idea. We then tried his Uncle Jimmy's really tall latter (I believe it was 16 ft or taller) and it was still too short to reach it. So if anyone has any ideas on how to get them up, please feel free to come help!!! I would love to have them up. And yes, I would probably be one of those people that left their lights up year round. Face it, who would want to get back up there and take them down after all that hard work? I wouldn't.

So, anyways... I am starting to ramble because I am so sleepy. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am so ready for Christmas!! Hope you all have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving in case I don't write before then!
P.S Go to this website to really get you into the Christmas spirit:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This weekend we visited AK, Ash and Carter. As you probably remember from previous blogs, Carter loves Ellie. Ellie likes him too but not as much as he loves her. It is soooo funny to watch them together. Well, it was getting late and both were very tired. Ellie had decided that she was going to do everything that Carter did. Well, he wanted his mommy so Ellie wanted her too. Ashley had both of them in her lap. Before we new it, Carter had laid his head on Ellie's shoulder and fell asleep!! It was the cutest thing. Here is the picture from that night.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pimpin the hat...

Josh was playing around with Ellie tonight and decided to put his hat on her. Usually she will immediately pull it off, but she actually kept it on tonight. At least until we started taking pictures and she couldn't stand it anymore. Here is the one good picture we got.


I think the pictures speak for themselves!


Just like daddy

Ellie is just like her daddy. She has discovered football! She loves to watch Josh throw the ball into the air. A few days ago I caught them in action.

So serious!
Never mind. Lets have fun!
Dad, let me have it!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Haunting at Woodville High

Thursday there was a haunting at Woodville High School. All of our kids turned into zombies and mummies!! Especially our cheerleaders! Just look at the picture!

NO, what really happened was that we won the pep rally of the week from channel 19. Our cheerleader (being in the halloween spirit) decided to do a spooky pep rally! They did a great job. They danced the Thriller dance, our new teachers did an apple bobbing contest, and we said goodbye to our senior football players. Overall I have to say that it was the best pep rally that they have done! GO Panthers!

Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday

Happy Halloween to everyone (a day late)! And Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!! This year was Ellie's first Halloween! She decided that she wanted to be Alberta (UF gator girl mascot). Of course we couldn't tell her no. And as you can see from the pictures she looked adorable!! Especially when she would crawl! She even has learn to growl, so she really sounded like one too! Gabe was Big Al (UA mascot) and he was sooo cute!! I don't know if you can tell or not, but this family is a little obsessed with the SEC! I think we represented the best of the SEC for Halloween!

It was also Josh's 29th Birthday!!! For his birthday surprise, Cody came home! We haven't seen him since this summer so it was great. Of course it is taking Ellie and little time to remember who he is, but he know she loves him!

Ellie hated her head piece (can you tell?)