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I am 27 years old and am blessed to have my husband Brady, as my partner and best friend. We have two children, Parker and Piper, our little yorkie. We are constantly amazed by the joy they bring into our lives and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
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Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas at Grandmas!

My mom has 6 brother's and sisters...yep, you heard me...it isn't very often that everyone is able to come for Christmas, but it is always nice to see as many family members as possible.  My grandma has a great big heart and always plays the gracious hostess to whoever wants to come over. 

GG and P...love this picture.

My grandma made us aprons...mine is made from the same
materials that all of P's pillows and quilts that she made.

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Christmas Day!

We decided a couple of years ago that we would always spend Christmas Eve with Brady's family and drive first thing Christmas morning to spend Christmas Day with my family.  I love Christmas Day...the food, the family, and the absolute relaxation.  I hate missing Christmas Eve with my dad's mom's side of the family, but this is the easiest way to split it so that we can at least please the most people possible.

This year, we drove straight to church to meet my parents and Landon.  Parker was quiet for exactly 10 minutes before he practically burst to tell my mom all about his football helmet.  It was actually hilarious...suddenly he just turned around and looked at mom and says, "Gram Gram, I got a football helmet and I wear it on my head.  I love my football helmet."  Needless to say, Mom took him out of the sanctuary.

Present number two...the brown football...

...and he didn't want it...

...apparently because my mom already had a brown football,
Parker only wanted hers.  "Gram Gram has a brown football
for Parker." We even tried to hide hers...didn't work.

This is the only present we could get him to help open.  

Yep, he took apart the train track while we opened presents.

Big-boy backpack!!  The only other present he got
excited about!

He looks so big!

Still wearing the helmet...

Yep, clothes off, Toy Story and helmet on...

Toy Story again with Uncle Jeff about 4 hours later.

We were pretty darn tired.

A tunnel from Grandma and Big Dawg (yep, that is what
we have decided to call my grandpa.  It is only fitting
that G-Dawg's dad is Big Dawg...no?

Grandma and Big Dawg.

I'm just so tired Uncle Landon...
What a wonderful day!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve

I love Christmas Eve!!  It is a wonderful night full of family, church, soup and presents.  We had a great time and Parker almost made it to 9:00 before he said, "I don't want to go to sleep...I'm not sleeeeeeepy," and then he was out.  Here are some pictures of the night.

Don't worry, this was before the service began.

"You can't have my helmet." Oh Parker...we're in trouble.

Trying to get three boys at once is kind of hard...

so close...

oh shoot, look at me...

and SMILE!

Don't move!

oh shoot where did Parker go?

Parker didn't open any presents buy himself because
he was still too excited about the helmet.

It's ok to take the helmet off for a while.

Where's Parker?

Yep, taking off his clothes...they lasted for longer than I expected!

The Football Helmet

On Christmas Eve, Santa visited Deb and Marvin's house while we were at church.  I know this sounds weird, but we wanted to share the moment with Brady's family (he had another gift waiting from Santa at my parent's house).   I know that we will not be able to get Parker everything he wants for Christmas every year, but this year all he asked for was a football helmet and a brown football.  The look on his face when he saw the football helmet was priceless.  Brady and I were truly grateful for the moment and will always remember this Christmas.  Plus, who can deny the fact that all P really wanted was his grandparents, uncles and aunts, so we pretty much hit a home-run!