Monday, January 26, 2015


Thought it would be nice to do a little update of sorts of what our January has looked like.

Carsyn has been falling asleep on the sofa next to me most nights.  I know I need to get back to the norm with bedtime routines, but its pretty nice to have the snuggle buddy.

Hank got a much needed first haircut last week!

Look at my big boy!

Cupcake reward from Rosie!

We got our first decent snow and Carsyn and I ventured out to play and left the boys inside.  They're such wimps when it come to cold weather!

Hank does like to watch from inside though!

We had a little girl's night out with my bestie and friends for the Miranda Lambert concert.

I totally tried to pull of my look that night without the leggings, but Carsyn came in my room and said "Mom! You forgot your pants!"  Sooooooo leggings it was!

Y'all know I miss my Rosie something terrible, but she visits us a lot and I make sure to get the kids out of their pjs and have them waiting on her when she comes through the door.  They get so excited!

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.