Sunday, January 31, 2010

Our big snow this winter

Since we live in Tennessee, we do not get much snow in the winter.  Usually one or two days where we get maybe an inch.  So this arctic blast we got over the weekend was a pretty big deal!  A good 4 inches and a layer of ice on top.  The temperatures have not gone above freezing, so it is taking a few days for all the ice and snow to clear.  Things should be melting by tomorrow.  But it was a lot of fun for Ronnie!  And we even got Elise out there for a few minutes to enjoy her first snow. :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My baby girl is 8 months old!!

Say it isn't so!!  That means in just 4 short months she will have her first birthday.  Amazing how fast they grow!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gotta love our technology these days!

Okay, I just had to share this.  So while I've been sitting here blogging, Facebooking, e-mailing, and listing my jewelry on Etsy, my husband is at the store picking up a few things.  I asked him to get some strawberry jelly.  I got an e-mail with this photo taken with his iPhone letting me know that the strawberry is gone and if peach or grape would be okay.  I love it!  He cracks me up sometimes!  Only in this day and age with our high tech cell phones and wireless connection can you do things like this!

Bargains to be had everywhere!

I love end of season/end of year clearance!!!  I got all these items for $11.42!  Old Navy has an additional 50% off their clearance price.  So I got Elise some nice things (notice the cute brown corduroy dress!), and the two items on the left are a baby gift for a shower I am doing at the end of this month.  I just love getting bargains like that!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Some of our new "traditions"

I realize that Christmas has been over for a little while now, but I have been wanting to post about this, so I'm doing it anyway! :)  Now that we have children, I have wanted to come up with some things we can do as "traditions" for different holidays.  I want to make it special for the kids and for them to have certain things to look forward to.  I remember our little traditions we had growing up, and they always made the holiday's a bit more special. So one of the traditions I want to do each year is get the kids some Christmas pajama's.  I don't know if they will always match, but they did this year.  And they looked so cute!

My parents always bought my brother and I an ornament every year.  I loved that!  It allowed me to have a nice collection of them when I moved out on my own.  Plus, I just love Christmas ornaments!  The two shown above are from Papa and Nana (my parents).  I didn't get any photos of the ones from us.  So that means the kids will get 2 ornaments each year since Nana will get them one too. :)

The sweet Christmas clothes they are wearing in this photo also came from my parents.  I hope we can continue do something like this each year too.  It is fun to see them all dressed up!

Another tradition we are doing is only giving the kids 3 or 4 presents each, and then their stockings.  We want to stay focused on Jesus birth at Christmas and not get all caught up in gifts and "stuff".  We will also read the story of Jesus birth starting next year when Ronnie is a bit older.  We really enjoyed our Christmas together as a family of four!  Looking forward to making more traditions throughout the year and for other holiday's.