Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009....lots of Pictures

Can Not believe that Christmas 2009 has come and gone.
Boy that was fast. We had about 4 days of food, food and more food.
Presents , presents and more presents.
We spent our holidays at home.
Christmas eve was with my Mom at her house with all the family.
My Dad and step mom came in on Christmas day and stayed
for 2 nights.
We had a great time all weekend with everyone.
There is a lot of pictures on this post and not really
in order......I added some as I went.
Hope you all had a very nice holiday.
Happy New Year!!!!
The boys stockings filled with goodies
My brother and his lovely wife

The kids on Christmas night

My Dad......

Everyone in my kitchen fixing plates

I got all the kids a Zhu Zhu pet. Wrapped them up alike and
made them sit down and open them at the same time. They loved
them. They were so happy which made my day.
If the kids are happy, I am happy.
Of course Matt didn't get one... see him sitting on the chair
in the background thinking "Oh Lord". haha

opening Zhu Zhu pets!
MacKenzie (matts girlfriend) Opening her little ring from Matt
he bought her a heart ring with Diamonds in it
From Kay.
he wrapped that little ring in several big boxes.
Her instructions

Jadens gift from Matt. A UT football signed by the team.
Matt is good friends with one of the players and he got them to sign
it for Jaden. He was thrilled!!!!
Jadens letter to Santa......
1:30am......Santa finally has all the gifts out!
This is just for the boys!

Bet he was tired!

This is Jaden at school. They exchanged gifts.
$5.00 gift and passed them around while music played.
She divided them in groups.
Jadens Class. Love his Teacher this year!

This is my little sweet adopted niece Kaylea.
She had PJ day at school and this is her modeling her
new PJ's I bought for her.
She had to be styling...haha

Kassie and niece and nephew

Daisy...... need I say more.

Hope you all have all your dreams come true
in 2010.
God bless!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

From our house to yours...

Yes it is one of my favorite times of year. I thought I would
take you on a little mini tour of
our home holiday style.
I have also included some of my mom's tree.
She survived the spring Good Friday
tornado back in April without loosing
any of her Christmas stuff.
Enjoy and have a
blessed weekend!!!

This is Daisy.......our little girl of the house!
Can't tell you how many pictures I had to take to get
this one! Ha!
Decided to put a tree in the master bedroom this year.
Found it on Clearance last year and forgot I had it.
I buy lots of stuff and the end of the year!

This is Jaden's deal. He loves to sit the Nativity scene
out and loves to place the houses. This is in the foyer.

This is the outside of our house. Actually could
not get a really good picture for some reason.

This is an ornament one of my friends made me this year.
Love stuff made my people.
Thanks Sophia!!

Our Tree in the Great Room.

The Breakfast nook.
This is my Moms tree. Let me tell you, the woman
loves ornaments! She has like 1 billion on there.
It is sooooooo pretty though.

Jaden, Kolson and Kassie (my niece and nephew)
spent the night at Granny's last night.
Thought this was cute!

This is one of Mom's ornaments. This is my
Great Grandfather Ott Stafford.
He was the sweetest man you would ever wanna meet.

Happy Holidays to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas 2009

Where has time gone? It is 2 weeks til Christmas and I have very few gifts.
I have been busy with this little girl..... my 3 old "adopted niece"
and my own 8 yr old boy and try to also manage to be a Mom
to a college kid.
This is Kaylea. She just turned 3. She is my sister in laws, brothers little girl.
Her Mom passes away about a yr ago and I have
tried to do some "Mommy" stuff with her.
I have had a lot of fun with her as you can imagine.
She is like part of us now.
This is Matthew and MacKenzie. She got accepted to UT Knoxville
also but has not decided yet where she will go. She will graduate in 2010.
They have done good making it work with him in Knoxville and her here.

We went to Opryland hotel this week. Here is
Jaden and I.
Hate pictures of me!

My brother and his family. His wife Karla,
my niece Kassie, and nephew Kolson.

The Kiddo's

I took this a few weeks ago outside when Jaden was going to have some
pictures made for his other grandmother.
Thought it was a neat picture!

Our beautiful fall.... of course all that is gone now.
Happy Holidays and Happy shopping to me.
Ha. Lord I have so much to do!
With Love,

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Our Home Tour.....See where we live!

But first I wanted to tell you that.........
October is Breast Cancer Month.
I know several people that have been affected by breast cancer so this
has opened my eyes to this horrible illness.
I went yesterday and did a Mammogram for the first time ever.
Of course it is not something they recommend until you reach 40 I think
so of course I am barely there :)
I am glad to say that it was painless and it was
all normal.

Now for the last few months I have not posted much. I love
She always does a post on Fridays about her home,
her nursery , her cooking, her wedding and all sorts of stuff.
I had several people email me when I did post one time and it was pictures of my
kitchen. So here is the rest of the story....
Welcome to our home!!!!!!!!

Our Kitchen area

Master bedroom

Another view of the master bedroom

Nite stand in bedroom. I love my laps.

Spare bathroom that I just redone in Blue/Zebra

Again, love this little lamp. It's really cute at night.

Shower curtain from Target' (Tar Jay')

Living room. Really don't like this room. Want to do
a major make over.

Foyer area

Hearth room area. This is where I spend most of my time.
It is right off the kitchen. Now I just need me a 45" flat screen.

Front porch area decorated for fall.

Front door. LOVE my door!!!

Love this grass out back. It is really pretty .

Front view . Today its 82 and sunny. I have cleaned
house all day and worked in yard which I love to do.
To me the outside is just as important as the inside.
First impressions are always the most lasting and you see
the outside before you see the inside! I am as particular
about the outside as I am the inside if not more so. :)

No weeds in this yard or landscaping. I love my yard.
Love my landscaping.
Hope you have a great weekend.!!!