Saturday, December 31, 2011


Last picture of 2011!

On to 2012!

A year of praying, wife-ing, mothering, cooking, hosting, tutoring, reading, exercising, visiting, and thanking God for all my blessings.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fruitcakes in the Kitchen Part 2

Another Jimmy Buffet Christmas  has come and gone. 
  Doc and George cooked our cheeseburgers in paradise and french fried potatoes to perfection. 
I was in charge of the margaritas. 
Pink Grapefruit Margaritas this year
Christmas would not be complete without the train dance to Jimmy Buffet's Fruitcakes
We are a talented bunch.

I eventually stopped recording to join the fun. 
This fruitcake train ended with a dance in the kitchen. 
 We started a new tradition of singing this. It sounded pretty good.There is also a video of this, but I won't force you to watch it.
It's not Christmas without the crowns. 
 Laurie baby
  Millie baby
 These babies had a grand first Christmas.

The actual fruit cake for the night. 
These guys were the last to part with their crowns.  
And the last ones to go to bed. 
On to the New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


WARNING: This is a long post with a lot of pictures. I am also having blogger trouble. Some things may not be the right size or centered. And pictures are not spaced right either.That is not my fault. I blame the computer.

December has gone by way too fast. Too fast to blog.
Millie turned 6 months old on December 8th.
I didn't forget this milestone in my baby's life. I just wasn't able to blog about it at the time.
I did take a picture of Millie at the Dr.'s enjoying the paper on the table. 
I did not take of picture of her not enjoying her shots a few minutes later.

I've made a lot of cookies.

We've played with cousins.
There was a little static on the slide.

The scary man on the TV was Scrooge-the animated version. 

And our house has been decked out for weeks. My decorating advice is to use oranges and greenery from your yard and tree. 
This idea came from HERE.

And Santa came to Nick's office last night and gave Millie a doll.
She didn't seem overjoyed with Santa, but at least she didn't cry.

Nick's drink, not hers.

I hope your December has been fabulous. I cannot promise to blog again before the new year, but I'll try. 
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Remote

A girl after my own heart.

The remote control.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Nick started grad school the fall after graduating from undergrad at Auburn. He will have his Masters Degree in civil/environmental engineering also from Auburn.

He's a genius.

This semester his assignment was to teach a senior undergrad engineering class. He has traveled to Auburn every Tuesday night this semester to be the professor. And I think he has thoroughly enjoyed it.

Nick will graduate this May.
We are planning a party!
I may have to start calling him Master like on I Dream of Jeannie.

I took this picture of him as he was getting ready to leave to listen to his students' final exam presentations. I know today is Thursday, not Tuesday, but exam schedules are always weird.

While he is gone, I'm cleaning out my purse. As you can see, it's a mess.
I also want to show you Millie's stocking made by Lovie, monogrammed by my cousin, and finished off by my sister. I think it's great!
I would have a picture of Mil if she wasn't already asleep for the night at 6:40.
She was tired.

I also want to note that all of the above photos came from my Christmas present mentioned in my last post.

My new iPhone.
It only cost me 1 cent.
Yes, you read that right, $0.01.
Plus the service charge.
It was my free upgrade time.
I don't know what the one cent was for.
I love it!

Now I'm thinking about making sister's killer cocoa and getting ready to watch Grey's Anatomy.