Monday, December 29, 2008

Can you tell she likes to eat?!

My big 13 month old who is now standing by herself for periods of time!
It won't be long now.......
Another christmas post coming soon.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

These are some of the lights down at Chesapeake Energy. So cool.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

1 down......2 to go.....

We had our first Christmas, which was a great time at my parent's house this past weekend. It was so stinkin' cold in Wichita that we pretty much stayed at their house the entire time, except to go to church. I think it was 8 degrees when we left for church that morning! Mom cooked SO many yummy meals while we were there so we were stuffed the whole time, not to mention all the snacking we did between the meals. Jaylen really didn't care much for the gifts she got but loved all the boxes & wrapping paper, of course! Myra got a Wii for Christmas so we played a lot of MarioCart & Tiger Woods golf. Mom bought the girls several matching outfits so we took lots of pics of the girls together. I even made a jewelry holder while I was there. Funny thing is that my mom had almost everything I needed at her house, so I made the whole thing for about $3.00!

Mom put up the gate at the top of the stairs since both girls can get all over the place.....and quick! Jaylen did learn how to go backwards down the stairs while we were there too.
Jay got in some quality reading time with Grandpa...And Uncle Michael.....what can I say?......this girls LOVES books!
First matching outfits.....
2nd matching outfits.....

Read your Bible everyday & you'll grow, grow, grow!.......Jay loves that song.

Ready for church......not quite matching but close!Sweet girl....
Are these 2 going to be trouble in about 15 years or what?!

Jay slept almost the entire way home.....I think she was worn out from the fun weekend!

We're having our Christmas here with Jaylen Christmas morning & then heading to Lookeba to celebrate with Gavan's family over the weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Off to Wichita....

We're heading to my parent's house tonight to celebrate our first of 3 weekends in a row of Christmases. It will be a nice 3 day weekend spent with my family. I'm sure there will be lots of games played & food eaten. Gotta love mom's home cookin'! Everyone have a great weekend!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Why do kids like Elmo......

Jaylen sat in her chair for 30 minutes this morning watching Sesame Street. Don't know what it is about Elmo but she loves him. "Na-na, na-na...Na-na, na...Elmo's world"...........

Sunday, December 7, 2008


8 shows I watch: the old one better
The Office
Kath & Kim
ER......have seen EVERY single episode....I know, its sad
Grey's Anatomy.....getting tired of it
My Name is Earl
Amazing Race

8 favorite restaurants:
Taco Cabana
Poblano Grill
On The Border

8 things that happened today:
Went to class & church.......Sundays are so refreshing
Wrapped 3 Christmas presents......have more to wrap
Went to a baby shower.......congrats Katie!
Took Jaylen to take pics with Santa......she hated him
Drank a pumpkin spice favorite
Almost got a blister from my shoes......saved by a band aid
Called my mom.......talked about Christmas shopping
Ate leftover taco soup....but it was still yummy

8 things I look forward to:
Watching Jaylen grow
Having more babies
Getting my hair done......this Wednesday, yeah!
Traveling with Gavan when the kids are gone......hello Europe, cruise, Mexico, etc!
The next holiday
Snuggling up on tv night
A pumpkin spice cappuccino........always sad when they stop serving it

8 things I wish for:
To go to heaven
Faithful children
Life to slow down
More holidays
To read the Bible daily
Have more courage to talk to others about God
To fall more in love with Gavan everyday
To go to the gym/work out more

8 people who I tag:
Anyone who wants to!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving pics......

Here is our trip to Minnesota & our Thanksgiving party. Enjoy the pics!
Mom, me, Myra, Katie......didn't my mom do great on making our outfits?!


Mom made the girls' outfits too!

Jaylen (12 months), Maida (18 months), Macy (8 months).......Maida is my cousin's little girl
We had our family soccer game out on our lake fun.

First time on a frozen lake!

First time to eat a sucker......thanks Grandma!
First ride on a carousel at the Mall of America.....she loved it & cried when she had to get off!

First NFL football game.......Go Vikings & Adrian Peterson!

She was asleep when we walked into the stadium and slept for about 20 minutes so when she woke up, she was just in awe at all the people & how loud it was. This was her face for seriously like 45 minutes!

Thank goodness for Praise Baby & grandpa's DVD player in the car!
We stayed at my parent's house Monday night and visited my dad's office so his staff could see Jaylen. She enjoyed the peddle firetruck & huge bear!