Wednesday, December 18, 2013


I finally got around to uploading/downloading pics from my phone to iPhoto on my mac and thought wow, here's a blog post.

So, in no particular order my life lately...

For the first time in many years we had professional pics taken by the uber talented Laurie Crutchfield. She was absolutely amazing with JG and we all had a blast doing it. 

Some girls and I had our second annual Christmas craft night and had so much fun. These are the crafts I made. You can't see it, but inside the mason jar are two snow covered trees. The chalk board plate is my favorite one. My sweet friend, Julie made the bow. Thankful, since I do not have talent for that. The snowman, my least. We ran out of burlap ribbon for his scarf and I have yet to get anymore. And probably won't. 

Jayden was in his 4th play. The Legend of Pocahontas. He played Chief Powhatan. He did very well and had so much fun doing it. 

I had a date with the boys and took them to paint pottery. We all painted cups. We're boring. HAHA. 

Jayden hijacked my phone and took a selfie. 

The tree (sans tree skirt) and mantle. I love love love my house decorated at Christmas. Must be the logs. 

We spent Thanksgiving with some really good friends here in town and their families. It was such a fun and relaxing day and the next best thing to being with our own families. 

JG loves to help her mama clean. She has no idea what's coming. HAHA. 

First bon fire of the season. 

For $35 I got the kids their own tree this year and they were thrilled. And jus for the record, I wasn't allowed to touch it. Hence the reason half the lights are white and the other half colored.  

Special memories. I remember watching my mom make these and paint them. That was in 1987. I miss her. She loved Christmas. 

This was just about 2 weeks ago. An unusually warm day. It offended me deeply. :-)

Our good friend John, whom we affectionately refer to as "The Pope" turned 65 so we celebrated as we always do. With oysters. Gross! 

In early December we served as a family (even JG) at a Help Portrait event at our church.
The chick who took our pics put it all together. It was so much fun and we all felt so blessed being able to serve others.  

A super cute pic of our girl and B before church one Sunday. 

We had our annual Christmas dinner with Sandy and Wayne. Sandy is JG's adoptive grandma. She always cooks up a storm and blesses us all with gifts. We made her and Wayne a book all about JG and I painted her a mug that says "We love NAI NAI".

She was asleep and it just cracked me up. 

I mean, she's just too cute. How could I not put it in. 

December 16th marked 20 years since this kid and I landed in the US from the UK. Its been a wild and crazy 20 years and I wouldn't trade it for anything.