Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Our Christmas


Figured I'd try to share a few Christmas pics with y'all before Valentine's Day rolled around..
I struggled this year with getting the house all ready for Christmas and figuring out what trees to put where.  We spend a lot of time in our basement family room.  Its next door to the playroom so we figured it best Santa deliver presents there even though the big trees were upstairs.  Mrs Claus wasn't feeling so well so Santa set up really late getting things together for Christmas Eve morning.
All Hanky kept asking for was a train and Carsyn wanted a doll house.  Santa also brought them a hot dog and ice cream stand.

We opened presents from mom and dad a little later.  Carsyn always gets a little blue box and when asked her favorite gift I always think she'll say the Tiffany box!!  But. Usually its something completely random.  This year it was lipgloss.  She's such a little turkey.

We wolfed down some breakfast casserole and cinnamon rolls (which by the way took 5 HOURS! to make).  #neveragainpioneerwoman...

And headed to the EKY.

Aint no 102 degree fever stopping me ;)
First stop- Camp Rosie.

Hank decided to deliver elk sausage to family members!
Next stop was Papaw Leon's and I swear its just one of my favorite places.

So many cousins to play with.

I love this picture so much.  Papaw Leon in the background opening things...Shane laughing and talking to his sister...the two girls playing Frozen and Hank with his remote control 4 wheeler.  So much love and laughter.

Christmas morning at my in-laws and Carsyn with her serious face. Be still Hank and smile so we can open more presents.

Much better!!

Time to get dressed up and head back to Camp Rosie.


Sweet Emersyn! Is she not the cutest?

Boys being boys!!

Hank's new ride!!

The boys favorite presents!!Watch out WCS!
I have to add here gift giving is Rosie's love language.  Every year she has something special in mind for me and Mel.  She kept acting sneaky in Chicago and we found out she was getting us matching jackets! Insert twinning emoji here!!

I've also been hinting forever for some bracelets and she surprised me with some little orange boxes.
Perfect compliment to the KJP anchor Mel gave me.
Love my family so much... How many more sleeps til we do it again??

Monday, January 5, 2015


Hey hey friends!

Hope the holiday season treated you well.  I'm so sad its over and apparently that's the consensus in the house because Carsyn keeps asking if Christmas is over yet in the weepiest voice you could ever imagine.

Therefore its still Christmas here.  And I might be typing this in the glow of my Christmas tree.  Maybe.

That sucker will be coming down this week though.

I need a fresh start.

We always do a bit of traveling around the holidays and it never fails to leave me frazzled.  Therefore I declare the week between Christmas and New Years the week we act as slovenly as possible.  We stay in pjs.  We play with toys.  We nap.  We eat frozen foods.  Its glorious.  We bake and eat our weight in chef mix.  (Actually that's just me).

So come the first full week of January I'm ready to tackle projects and make plans.

Y'all know we moved back in the fall and I've just never felt settled here.  Well, we closed on our old house in Paintsville and though and I cried and sang weepy country music the whole way there I walked out feeling much better.

The current homeowners were the sweetest couple with FOUR! children.  Thoughts of our old happy home being filled with pitter patters and laughter makes my heart swell.

So I"m moving forward. Back to blogging more.  Finding activities to do in the new town.  Finding ballet classes for Carsyn and Karate classes for Hank.  Finding friends.  Just being optimistic and happy.

So there you have it.

My New Years Resolution.

Be Happy.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pj party!

EEP! I'm so very far behind on sharing what we've been up to this December.

But first I wanted to share a few Holiday PJ pics.

I got these last year for the whole family and haven't been able to get their dad back in his.  I know y'all miss that.

We rode the Polar Express this year and wore our matching jams.

And getting 4 kids to look at the camera at the same time equals impossible.

Heck. I can barely manage to get two to take a good picture.

Don't be fooled though folks.  Their love for one another is fierce.

Lastly, our annual Chicago trip and Elf Pjs.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nutcracker 2014

We have been taking Carsyn to see the local Nutcracker performance since she was 15 months old.

And every year she has sat through the show mesmerized.

Last year she cried because she wasn't on stage and I promptly enrolled her in ballet that January.

Fast forward to present and my sweet girl finally made her debut.

She danced a routine to "Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" for the opening act and I could not have been a prouder momma.

Here she is during rehearsal night.

And we're off for opening night..

Carsyn and Miss Brittany before the show.

Are they not the cutest?

And full of personality!

She had a few fans show up!

Watching the show.

We decided to give her a doll as a gift for her performance.  I wanted her to have something she would always treasure and I just love American Girl dolls.

And how pretty is the American Girl nutcracker gown?

Carsyn danced with her nutcracker all night pretending she was the lead character.  Such a special night with special people.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Catch up

Hope you've got a lot of time folks because we've got lots to catch up on!

We started November with a check up at the Doctors office.  Hank weighed in at 34 lbs and Carsyn at 32.  She is 40" tall and Hank is 36" tall.

We also celebrated my friend, Ricarda's sweet daughter Kasyn's second birthday.  Clearly Kasyn was more interested in eating cake than posing with Carsyn,

We ventured down to Rupp to watch the cats play.  If you look at the pic closely you can see basically the entire snack stand balancing on the hubby's lap.  So that's the secret of getting a 2 year old to sit through an entire ball game. Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, and Sprite.

We went to the Lexington Holly Day Market too.

Hanky had just had his flu shots which made him terribly cranky so I was SHOCKED when he climbed up in Santa's lap and wrapped his arms around him professing his love.

Carsyn's favorite was Mrs Claus.

My sweet niece Emersyn turned 1 and had a twinkle twinkle little star birthday.

Isn't she the cutest?

We also went and had Thanksgiving lunch with Maddox.  I really thought he'd try to be the cool kid and ignore us but he was so excited.  He kept showing Carsyn and Hank around and holding their hands.  He's the sweetest child.

And yay!! A pic of Rosie. Love her!

We took the kiddos to see the new Penguins movie and they loved it.  Aren't they hilarious?

We visited EKY and had Thanksgiving with our families.

And we wrapped up Thanksgiving weekend with a trip to the tree lot.

I'm still decorating and haven't really started shopping yet!! Time to get with it! Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!