Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Early Surprise

Shelly received an early birthday surprise on Saturday. Shelby, her good friend from NC, came to visit and spend the night. They had a great time hanging out together and sharing quality friend time. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Teen Birthday

Happy Birthday to our sweet Shelly. She shines from the inside out and makes our family sparkle just a little more because she's in it! It is so hard to believe that 13 years have gone by since we brought Shelly into the world on a cold January day. Shelly has such an upbeat attitude and she truly makes the best of any situation. I'm so grateful to have her in my life!!!

I am excited to have another teenager in our house. Happy 13th birthday to this little gem!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Teacher Gifts Christmas 2016

This year for the teacher Christmas gifts (16 total), we decided to give them some chocolates, a hot chocolate stick, a candy cane, and a Starbuck's gift card. I didn't snap the best photos of them, but here they are put together before the girls took them to school. I bought the fun little tags at Target and they worked out perfectly for the gifts.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Two Thousand Seventeen

These are some poor quality photos from our New Year's Eve celebration. I snapped them on my iPad and iPhone and I wanted to share our photos from our night. 

This year we went to a friend's home for a party and then came back home around 10 to fix appetizers and ring in the new year. We all stayed awake and made it until the ball dropped. It was a fun celebration with a new twist.

Festive party hats

Silly Snapchat filter

The girls getting ready to celebrate the New Year

Off to the party

Party girls in the car headed to the party

Friday, January 13, 2017

Birthday Girl

Our niece (and cousin) turns 24 today!!! Looking forward to celebrating with one of my favorite people!!! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, January 12, 2017


We had our first snow day of the season on Saturday and it was Fynley's first time in the snow. She loved it and made it around the big block for our walk.

We enjoyed the day indoors playing games and then even headed out for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. And, there's no school scheduled for Monday. That's what happens when you get 8" of snow in the south.

First step on the snow

Dashing through the snow

Walking the dog

Snow much happiness

Sisters in the snow

Catching snowflakes

Chilling out after her snow adventure

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


On Christmas Eve, we spend the evening with John's family and then head to my dad's for the night. The girls put out reindeer food, write a note to Santa, and prepare cookies and milk for him. 

Ready for bed

Feeding the reindeer

While they're all snuggled in bed, Santa and the reindeer arrive with stocking stuffers gifts and presents. When we get up on Christmas morning, we open the gifts in their stockings and then head to the living room for the presents. 

Opening stocking stuffers

Gifts in the living room

It's a busy morning and afterward we have a yummy breakfast of egg casserole, cinnamon rolls, and mimosas. 

The evening is spent with my sister's family where we have another great meal. 

Shelly and Krissy on Christmas night