Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cuddlebug!!

Maycie is our little Cuddlebug! This morning I woke up and rolled to see that it was 8 AM. I was wondering why Maycie wasn't awake yet. I came out in the family room and Cammie and Maycie were sleeping on the couch. SO SWEET!! It was so late last night when we went to bed that I guess I forgot to turn on the baby monitor. OOPS!

Monday, December 15, 2008

How much longer?

My Dear Family,

We can't wait for you to get here. As we were thinking of the fun we will have we couldn't help but turn the music up and dance. But ya'll better watch out. You never know what Scott has up his sleeve!

See you soon!

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Frosty OUR Snowman!

It doesn't snow very often here in Tennessee so when it does it is a big deal! So last night, while we waited 2 hours (it's a 30 min. drive) for Scott to get home from work, we decided to go out and build a snowman. It was so much fun! The best part is that by this afternoon most of it will be gone. We get to enjoy the excitement of the falling snow, build a snowman, and then say goodbye until next year. That is the best way to enjoy snow!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Santa


Santa showed up at the library on a fire engine today! Emery couldn't wait to see him and sit on his lap. It is so fun that she is really starting to understand Christmas! We especially love it because of the song "...you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout..." It really helps us when times are rough!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Whitney's Birthday

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Today is the Birthday of my beautiful sister Whitney who is no longer with us. Whitney had such a contagious laugh and smile. She made friends everywhere she went! Today in celebration of her we will ...

Wear PINK
Eat Scrambled eggs with Cinnamon/sugar
Listen to Norah Jones
Laugh a lot
Eat Mac n Cheese with peas
Watch The Devil Wears Prada
Look through picture books of her
Listen to Michael Buble
Watch home videos
Go out for sushi

We love You Whitney!! And we will be thinking of you all day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Good Morning!

This morning I heard Maycie waking up but waited a few minutes to see if she was just stirring. A few minutes later I could hear Emery in there talking to her so I went in there and this is what I found:

One of Emery's most favorites things is to be read to! Now she is passing that on to Maycie.

May your Merry be CHRISTMAS!

I love this time of year! I am sure we all do. But I think this year has been a bit hard for people to get into the Spirit of Christmas considering the crisis that surrounds us. Although times are tough we can still do much to enjoy this time of year. Especially by just being together with friends and family!
This year for our Relief Society Christmas Dinner our presidency decided to take Christmas to a few women in our ward that are not able to make it out!! We decorated a few small trees and took them baskets filled with all sorts of gifts and goodies! I was able to go to the home of a dear sweet woman who, despite being able to get out because of a recent surgery and stroke, made each of the women in the ward a Christmas pin to wear at the party! She also makes baby blankets for every baby that is born in our ward (I think there were somewhere around 17 or 18 this year!) What a humbling experience it was to go to her home and thank her for her love and service. Then to sing carols to her as she cried and was able to feel the Spirit of Christmas with us was an experience to remember!
This past weekend we went to The First Annual Spring Hill Christmas Parade! We bundled up and brought hot chocolate to sip as we watched the floats and bands go by! Although it was nothing like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade there was something just SPECTACULAR about it to me! Just so much warmth and love was around as everyone went by saying MERRY CHRISTMAS!! And because we live in the South there were many floats that said 'Jesus saves" and "Jesus Loves" and there were church choirs on their floats singing, and many of the floats had nativity scenes. The reason I bring this up is because while watching this go by I sat next to a friend that just moved here from Massachusetts and was taken away by the way people so FREELY spoke of Christmas! She said that people there(Mass.) are offended if you say the word "Christmas"! It is called the Winter Holiday! After that I couldn't help but say Merry Christmas to everyone that went by! Although we may not be of the same faith as most of these people we all come together in celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!
I am so grateful for these wonderful experience I have already been able to have and we are still a few weeks away from Christmas day! I think this will definitely be a Christmas to remember!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!