Sunday, December 30, 2007

An excuse to shop...

(I have wondered about that bicycle. Is it from the shop or did someone ride it?-ha! I should have asked.)

I love the after-Holiday sales, but I never save up enough $ after Christmas every year to indulge in them. I do have my eyes on a few things...I'll share with you some of my fav kid brands that have sales going on-as you may be in the shopping mood(still).
~Olive Juice has their winter and past summer items on sale. Lost of goodies and all the boys(most girl clothing too)shirts and vests are under $20. Love this boys shirt! Bryce got the stripey sweater and a dress for Avery too.
~Darling shoes from Puddle Jumpers. I first saw them at Tigerlily Kids in Athens, but haven't bought them until now. Her foot is like in between sizes now...I am buying these fantastic red maryjanes for $18.
~Tea clothing has their semi-annual sale going on.(I only buy from them on sale ;) Their daily tea collection is so soft! I want this dress, but probably will have to pass.
~boy, Target has so many ornaments looks like they are just starting the holiday season. Lots of clothes 50% off. Bryce got to use his gift cards from his wonderful aunties and bought GI Joe sets on sale. They have the same character figures from the 80's! He still has money to spend from his generous great-grandparents too!
~and you gotta love Gap pants! Especially when they are on sale!
~who else is having a great sale??? I must not look.
happy shopping!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Walk this way...

Guess who's walking!

Avery has been taking some steps for the past two weeks or so, but now she is rockin'! She kinda looks like a little penguin when she is walking. She tries to run too and it is hilarious!! We even got to play outside some and I was happy because we did not have to bundle up- hooray! Now it's been raining-good for Georgia, not good for outside adventures. I need to start putting away christmas anyway and toys that had taken over the family room....our whole house is becoming the playroom.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Came and went

Oh, Christmas is over can't believe it! Having my & Paul's family over for Christmas as always was fun and went by too fast. Everyone has spoiled us..even Dinah our doggie. Much yummy food to eat. The kids had fun opeing presents and mot knowing what to do with themselves. One thing(just one?)I did not get to was--> not getting to bake this new cookie recipe...all I need to say is the main ingredients included brownies, peanut butter, rice krispies & marshmallows...and now I will have to put it off until April! I am determined to go on a diet until my birthday(with a quick hiatus on Heart day). Yeah we'll see!

Here we are at my father-in-laws on Christmas Eve...what is that in her mouth you ask?
A football.

Now at an attempt to get both my darlings in a photo. Oh, look how much they love their mommy! ha...and this was the best photo! Not even one of the four of us either.

Merry Christmas!!! Avery was not in the best of moods. Too much attention? Too many presents? too many photos? Not enough of Grandma's bread? No new shoes?
Yes, I am sad Santa did not bring me Health Ledger too.

Though finally today I feel like my vacation has started. whew! It was even a nice day outside. Bryce asked if it was winter the other day and when I said yes, he said it's gonna snow now! I wish we'd get a snow day...Bryce hasn't been in any actual snow since 2004! & I am not counting the snow at Stone Mountain Christmas last year! Maybe, just maybe!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


ahhhh! I still have yet to finish my shopping! Well, this weekend hopefully....on the plus side I have been getting awesome deals on gifts with 50% off sales.

We went to see Santa and Avery was not having it. I need to post the photo- so funny. She is screaming and Bryce looks unaffected as my friend Pamela put it. Bryce asked for a Lego pitstop thingee that is like for ages 7+. Paul is oh so excited about the 500+ pieces. I am excited about the perfect fit for avery's mouth. Did we try to talk him out of it...oh no, we went and bought it from Santa.
Hope you are finishing up last minute to-dos!

must say....Welcome to the world Ava!!!

tree update: not too good, but still looks nice!

I forgot about posting this pic~ it cracks me up with the bows she put on her sippy. btw, the unwrapping is from my friends' kids and mine annual Christmas exchange. They gave us the best gifts!
why does the preview look better than the actual post?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree...

where are you? We went to 3 tree farms the first weekend in December and we could not find one tree that was our type !! We really wanted a as the sun went to sleep, we headed to Home Depot for our tree. Bryce was excited to decorate. I love the ornaments that I used to have on my tree growing up. My mom now has a tree that rivals any Festival of Trees tree, so a few years ago I had taken all my favs. Here is one that my parents had when they were newlyweds. Somehow Avery has let the tree be, so everything is still how long will the needles last?
There is so much to do around town! This year was Avery's first for riding the pink pig..still Rich's Pink Pig(sorry Macy's). Last weekend we had fun at Stone Mountain's Holiday lights extravaganza. yum kettle corn! It was another mild night...I love it!

Somehow this picture ended up down here at the bottom, oh well. Avery is looking for daddy not trees =)
What fun for this weekend????? can't wait...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

gifts to wrap now...

Thanksgiving was yummy, though Avery did not share my opinion on the food. She is into everything and was held captive while we cleaned up. My brother, husband, and I went to see our traditional after dinner movie. No Harry Potter this time =( ...we saw No Country for Old Men. It was good! (hey you get to see Bran all grown up!) But I am not getting why it ended as so. Still, a good movie.

I love shopping! love it so much! I love buying things for my family and friends' precious babes. My mom and I went out on Friday- black Friday (sounds evil- I hate calling it that) and got some good deals. I started shopping back in July for a few things. I still have more to buy...from Santa. I bought some good stocking stuffers. These wine openers are awesome, and they are now less $ than when I bought one for my house! Plus I realized they would make a good hostess gift too, so I should have bought more. Now I have presents to wrap and put under the tree....well no tree yet, but here's to hoping this weekend!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

sunshine daydream

-walking in the tall trees, going where the wind goes...

I will never get used to the time change. and I will never be happy about it- until spring comes around again. When I get home from work and we all go outside to play some, the sun is already setting! Oh well, we had fun lining up all the toys and Avery laughing in her swing. I can't wait until we can chase Avery around the yard. She is not a big fan of crawling in the grass so much, but she is all about putting it in her mouth.

Hooray Thanksgiving! Happy days off work and getting to eat eat eat!!!!!!!!! I am so thankful I get to spend time with my family. I just wish all my extended family could be together!

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Not really quite sure what I was trying to do. Avery was interested in the pine needles mostly.

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Gobble Gobble!

Monday, November 19, 2007

no jackets!!! jackets at the park! The weather almost warranted short sleeves for me by the time we left. I think my favorite leaf color is yellow- but man the red leaves are awesome too! I was happy we had such nice weather...I do hope we get some rain this week though, we need it!

Here we are at the park by the Chattahoochee. I tried to get my babes in shots together by the river, but Bryce had another agenda.

I really like these-

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look at his expression, priceless!

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I did get them together here..

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Avery walked around a lot, in fact
she let us know she wanted to keep it up.
can she scowl!

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see ya!

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Friday, November 16, 2007

we became one of them

back in college my husband and I used to laugh at the "leaf lookers" that came up through our little college town to North Georgia during the fall. Now we are them!

We went on our annual day trip up to the mountains last weekend. First stop to get dried apples & fritters at Jaemor Farms and boiled peanuts!! Then we fed the huge fish at the Mark of the Potter. Had to take a picture by the all started when I was pregnant with Bryce. Off Tallulah Gorge- we did not venture down any trails for more than 1/4 mile...but maybe next year when Avery is walking.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! I am glad it is my mom's turn this year. Isn't a 28 pound turkey enough?!
Here are some photos from our day...

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Avery & me @ one of the lookouts at the Gorge

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Soque River @ the Mark of the Potter

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

shake it but don't break it....

took me how long to make it. it is. I have read so much that is of great interest, so for me to step up to the plate isn't quite that to type.

I have two lovely children that will grace this blog. But what content??? We shall see. I guess what ever comes to me at the time. Maybe the humor will show through my mistakes in grammar- ha!

one of my favs from this summer...
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here is avery at the park. One of the last warm days I suppose.
I hate that it is getting cold...putting on socks makes me sad. BUT there are such wonderful things that come with the colder months- the holidays, hugging with layers, & hot chocolate(with tons of whipped cream).

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enjoy your day!