Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I'm alway's a day late & a dollar short, but Merry Christmas!!


I love this picture. This is when Finn 1st spotted the present's under the tree. Pure delight!


I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday, I'm still re-cooperating from 3 kids under the age of 2 1/2. ahhhh!!! I'm enjoying my quiet house now. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

look!

well 1st here's a pic of finn's new haircut(which i do not like)
he loves to sit with daddy & watch his mickey :)



but look!!! there's tile on the walls!!!


progress!!!!!



can you tell i'm excited?!?!?!?!
that my shower's been destroyed..
and i have not complained once. not once. i mean it.
we've been using finn's bathroom for our shower's and it's been fine.
but i will be SO happy when i can get a shower in my nice big bathroom again.
maybe by christmas??
we'll see..
i'll let you know..
but so far i love it!
i love the big tile..
and the color's :)
what do you think??

oh, and i didn't mention my husband and his friend, Andre, from work till all this yesterday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

this morning


we sat on mommy's lap


while mommy tried to take pictures of us



I like the one below..


we peeked around the corner trying to watch tv


instead of sitting where we could see


of course no shoes or socks on..


my view from where we were sitting


on the kitchen floor :)


Monday, December 13, 2010

some days...

i can not handle things.
today is one of those days.
i lose my temper.
i freak out.
i have major melt downs.
today i had all the above.
i am not proud of myself.
i feel like a horrible mother.
i don't want to yell at my child.
i need more patience.
i wish my child would just listen!
i get sick of being a "single" parent every single night.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

weekend

boy it was a busy weekend. we left friday around 3 & went to a state park in middle georgia for 2 nights. we met dan's brother david & his family there, oh and gail, my mil, went also. it was bday celebration weekend!! out of the 8 of us, 4 have bdays in december. so we're trying to set aside time every year for bday time since they're all so close to christmas, matthew's being christmas eve. he'll be 1!

anyways, i forgot my camera. and dans tennis shoes, and brown sugar, and toothpaste, and dans pillow, and the list could go on and on. i'm usually good about not forgetting thing's but last week's craziness caught up with me & i wasn't as prepared as usual. oh well, it all worked out.
cecelia took pics from her camera so she will send me copies and i will share with you. :)

we had a nice time. 3 kids under the age of 2 1/2 = no rest, but we knew that going in.

here's my 2 pics i took with my phone...




that's finn working on his new laptop. :) just like mom & dad now.

oh, and finn turned 2 last wednesday!!

oh how time flies!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Holly

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

just another day



at the playground!





I'm glad we enjoyed the shorts & t-shirt weather today b/c tomorrow it's gonna be cold!! Well, the high is 60, that's cold for us. :) Today was in the low 80's & it was NICE!



Thursday, November 25, 2010

well...


I wasn't gonna cook today, but I had to do something. :)
So I made this for breakfast. I woke Dan up at 9:30, he came out & promptly said I was supposed to let him sleep in. WHAT?! Oh, and that he didn't want breakfast. And then he went back to bed.

Oh well, I do try...



And the Cracker Barrel lunch didn't work out either b/c it was RIDICULOUSLY crowded. So we headed to a Cuban restaurant by there and enjoyed a lunch buffet there. The food was yummy, but it was strange.

So, that's my thanksgiving so far. Bahumbug! I need to get over my bad attitude.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

And by the way, the blueberry coffee cake was YUMMY!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Yum-o!

I just happened to watch Rachel Ray about a week ago and saw her make these:

http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=3711

Oh Good Lord, did these look good!

I'll be making these over the weekend so I'll let you know how they turn out.

But, tomorrow we're eating out so no cooking or dishes for me!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

random


I hope my Finny will love on me like this 30 years from now... aww, so sweet, Dan lovin' on his mother. :) I could so black mail him with this picture too, although I won't...


Here's Finn & his DeDe looking through the sale adds making his Christmas list...

Here's a picture of us from last weekend's MADD banquet. Actually a pretty decent picture.


Who need's to make a Christmas list when boxes are SO much fun!?


We're hiding a neighbor's Christmas present in Finn's closet & this is the box it came in. He has just played & played with it.. Now he's made it into a slide.



Life here has been pretty good. We stay busy with our schedules. Always working opposite shifts & not seeing each other much get's old really fast. It's hard on a marriage. I won't lie. But, we do the best that we can & hope and pray one day Dan will be on day shift.

I'm hoping this will be a slow week this week for work. Dan has off Thursday & Friday where I only have off Thanksgiving this year. We're going to Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving day and then we'll do a big meal next weekend here at the house. My mother-in-love and I are planning our shopping strategy for Friday morning. Last year my dad & I headed out at 4, this year Target opens at 4. Yikes! I think we're only planning on going there & Academy. But, who knows???

I do believe that Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I just love everything about it. I love Christmas but think it's sad how commercialized everything is & how it's all about present's. My parent's won't be coming down till January so we won't be seeing them at all for either holiday. I think that's a 1st. Sad. :(

Dan's working on the shower, it's ALMOST ready for tile. Like, next weekend ready. YAY! It's been a very slow process as he's been working overtime everyday & even some on the weekend's. But, it's finally getting there. I'll be sure to post a pic next weekend. I can not wait to see how it's going to look.

Well, gotta run, Dan's calling me for help. TATA!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

this weekend...


whew! was busy...

friday night we attended a MADD banquet


saturday we went to the corn maze(and never did the corn maze)


we rode the cow train, twice



we went to church and then..
we played outside today


we hung clothes out to dry


mommy stood in the doorway & watched the jaguar game while finn played outside (dan went to the game)


we try to fix our broken wagon


and try to get a pic of the two of us


and i didn't take pictures of the police checkpoint my MIL & i volunteered at saturday night from 9:30-1am

it's been a busy, but wonderful weekend

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

cousins



adorable.

pray

I have an unspoken prayer request I really need prayer for.
Thanks.

Holly

Thursday, October 28, 2010

recycling


this pillow....


used to be a shower curtain.

after we got both bathrooms painted a light green color, unfortunately the shower curtain didn't match anymore.. very sad..
i actually got this shower curtain at a yard sale. :)
anyways, i didn't want to get rid of it b/c i've always loved the bright color's in it. the top of it was a pretty turquoise color with the stripes being along the bottom. my mother-in-law suggested i get it made into a pillow. so smart!
so i did.
and there it is.
LOVE it!!!

and guess how much it cost me??
go ahead, guess....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

a year ago...


my little dude looked like this:


and now he look's like this:



wow! time goes by so fast! this little guy is almost 2 & i just can't believe it. :)

(just a little side note here, the short's finn has on in the 1st picture still fit him. he wore them today in fact. skinny little dude, not fair!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

now that's a lot of coffee!


can you say yuuummmm?????



dan works with a guy whose from columbia. well, this dude goes home all the time & when he comes back he brings me coffee! and it's the best coffee you've ever had, trust me. it's so dark & smooth it's like chocolate. this is about the 6 or 7th bag we've gotten so far, but this one is 8 lbs! we buy this from him & it's actually cheaper than buying good store bought coffee here.

oh...i'm in heaven..
:)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

currently...

this is what our shower/tub looks like..




oh my...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

this past weekend...



we went to GA! up to my parent's house for the long weekend. we hadn't been since Christmas, which I can not believe. I guess that's what happens when you get a new job & can't take any time off.
We had a wonderful time visiting. and on sat dan's brother david & his family came to visit for the day. we had so much fun! the kids love playing together & love seeing each other. finn & elizabeth are only 6 months apart in age. little matthew is 8 1/2 months & is the sweetest baby i've ever none.

here is he sitting with my mom.. just as content as he can be..


the cousins jumping..


it was 49 degrees both sat & sun morning!!


thank goodness i packed a long sleeve shirt for finn!


it was so nice to see everyone. on sunday we went & visited my grandmother. my sister & her little one cheryl came to so we got to see them also. finn got lots of cousin time in last weekend. :)

on a side note, finn is doing really well in school. i love that he gets to go those 2 mornings a week & spend time with his little friends. i can tell he's learning too! it's really amazing. today he came home with a flower they made on construction paper. i was so proud! it's taped to one of the cabinets in the kitchen so i can see it everyday. :)

bed time now, night night!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

play-doh time!


last week i introduced finn to play-doh. he was a little skeptical at 1st, but finally came around to it. a little. i sat there snapping away pics b/c it was quite amusing. and believe it or not, he didn't even try to eat it. i was amazed by that. i did check though & play-doh is non-toxic so i wasn't that worried anyways.

this was right after a haircut. which is why he's going shirtless. :)













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