Wednesday, January 21, 2015

100th Day of School

Isaac survived 100 days of school!

He is so good at school.  SO very proud of him and everything he has learned this year.  His first year is halfway over!!  CRAZY!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Celebrating the WIN!

Well, it's time to celebrate our BIG WIN from the Christmas Dessert Competition.

Jason wanted us to go to a pizza place that he heard was really good.  It's called Tortuga's.  BUT...It was closed.  

So we ended up at Buffalo Wild Wings.  

Looking back it was a funny lunch.  All the boys sat on one side...facing the TV - all the girls sat across from them.  When really, the girls just would have been happy to talk and the boys happy to "talk" and watch sports.  We tried to socialize but it was funny because we ended up talking about Noah having a girlfriend and John being so disappointed that he had "awakened love."  

Barbara, Bree, LeighAnn, and I all had a good laugh when we got back.  

NEXT TIME WE WIN... We are calling lunch into the office.  Or getting a different seating arrangement.  But we were very happy to win and did have fun together.  We've got a great team.

Oops!!  No lunch served here!

It is always fun when we are together.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Well, Isaac is doing his first book report.  Read a book... write a sentence about the book and draw a picture about the book.  

Book:  Fish can Swim.  

Can you guess what it's about?!?  ha!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Eden is staying with AnnaClaire today.  So she's gotta look really really cool.  I think we achieved it today!

Minnie Mouse + Boots with FUR!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Look

Just a peak into the life of being a DOLLAR...

It's blurry but I'm pretty sure you get the point that these 2 are CRAZY!

Friday, January 2, 2015


We are into Roller Skating!  We spent the beginning of the year on the rink - with FRIENDS!  Best way to bring in the new year! 

You haven't experienced the rink until you get a train going!

 These two were so cute!  Couples skating, holding hands, skating backwards...I just loved it!  Such sweet friends!

Anna and Riley loved seeing GRACE at the rink!
And I loved seeing WENDY!!

Such a fun group!

It gets CRAZY at Chickfila after skating!

Too much ice cream!  It can't go to waste!

Isaac and his ladies!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Oh how I miss our old traditions.  Watching the ball drop at Keith and Amy's house (about 17 years ago - CRAZY, how can it be that long ago?!?).  I miss making Gingerbread Houses with the Hootens.  Those memories have a special special place in my heart.  But as things change, I'm so thankful for the friends God has put in my life and our family's life and I'm so thankful we can host a New Year's Party at our house and make new memories.  Memories the kids continue to enjoy!

I love our house.  I LOVE IT!!  The boys have put a fire pit in the back and we had a fire complete with s'mores.  It was cold but the fire was warm!  It was so great to have all the kids play together the men by the fire and the girls in the den with our own little fire.  

The kids had so much fun playing with all the new Christmas toys, cutting wood for the fire, playing hide and seek in the dark, playing basketball.

Jason and I enjoyed time with our friends.  There was endless conversation, laughter, and let's not forget a hint of Nacho Libre.  Not a party without him.  He's the BEST!  ha!

The girls rang the new year in by the fire with the kids eating s'mores (or as I call them SOME'MORES).  Apparently my hair caught on fire and no one was willing to save me.  No worries...I'll save myself.    We passed the sparkling grape juice bottle around the circle and told new years resolutions.

Looking forward to 2015.  So far it's been GREAT!  Surrounded by my family and our friends in our community we love so dear.

Here is what I hope 2015 holds:
Bwood Women's Retreat (Jan)
RMLBC Women's Retreat & Noah's Bday TEENAGER (Feb)
15 year anniversary - crossing my fingers for a getaway with Jason (Mar)
Mary's Pickle Party (Apr)
Eden's 2nd Bday & Memorial Day celebrations (May)
35th Bday (June)
Isaac's Bday, Jason (&Jeremy's) Bday and some big FIREWORKS and Thunder on Hueytown
New School Year (Anna goes to MIDDLE SCHOOL) (Aug)
Girls Trip (Sept)
Family Vacay (Oct)
Thanksgiving & Christmas with family and friends and our church.

Those will be my highlights