Monday, December 31, 2012

The Best!

I know I say this a lot and I'm sure most are sick of hearing it but that's ok :)

Brent is an amazing man and I am more than grateful that he choose me. He truly makes my dreams come true everyday. We have an interesting relationship, polar opposites most times, we get on each others nerves and we blow up at small things that don't matter but we are happy and strong and hopeful.

And last night when I saw this on fb I smiled so big, he just doesn't even know how much of a blessing he is to Lucas.

See when you didn't have a daddy growing up even some of the smallest things mean the most. I don't know many guys that would opt for a playdate on his days off. He is truly the best :)

Weekend via iPhone

This past week has been so surreal to us. We keep reflecting and remembering what we were doing this time last year and how things were so bad. Brent was in more pain than he'd ever been and I was trying my best to hold everything together, to keep things normal for Lucas and to be there for Brent the best I could. This year has certainty been full of heartache for our little family but we have grown so close despite it all.

We've spent the last few weeks just being together. Lots of time at home, snuggled on the couch, playing with new toys, cold nights with warm fires going, dogs driving us crazy, movies and early bedtimes. Usually we are on the go but for some reason this week, maybe its the cold snowy weather or maybe it's just we know we have so much to be grateful for inside our home, we have had lots of togetherness without much outside influence and I am loving it so.

I went to Wally World for groceries yesterday and I spotted these! I'm not much of a polka dot girl but I just fell in love with these jammies and had to have them!

This weekend I spent most of my time putting away Christmas decor, I have such mixed feeling about seeing it go but I was thrilled to see this little guy again!  

Brent got the bright idea to add some shelving in our garage for storage! I sure do love him and his good thinking :) So on Saturday we made a trip to HomeDepot to get the supplies.

Lucas had a blast ridding the cart :)

Brent working away! 

Lucas got to spend 2 days with Pawpa last week and they went and did all kinds of fun stuff like going to McDonald's for pancakes!

Lucas crashed Friday night on our way home from eating, Brent ran into WalMart to get some movies and by the time he came out Lucas was asleep! It was only 7:30!

Love, Love Loves his "football player costume" he tries to wear it everyday and I'm pretty sure he thinks this is his best present!  We are going to Christmas with my side of the family tonight and I can't wait to see him open a bunch more :)

And since it's the last day of the year, my new years resolution is to learn to eat better and start exercising. I know I know everyone says this but I need to get on the ball! So tomorrow morning I start! I'll get up and do a 30 minute exercise video and cut out all sweets starting tomorrow morning! I'm hoping by starting out slow and small I can work up to the bigger things :)

I am very happy and hopeful to start 2013!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday Tidbits!

  • Can you believe Christmas day is over with already!? Kinda sad. We still have one more big Christmas to do though. With all the snow we couldn't make it to my side's Christmas celebration so we postponed until NewYears eve so it's not completely over with yet....

  • Love making the Tahoe look festive! Lucas kept saying this year "we're all decorated" when he would see the wreath :)

  • Loving my new fishy cup Brent got me! It's so funny!

  • Also loving these bowls that Desiree gave me! They are so pretty!

  • Brent and I drank champagne on Christmas Eve Eve and Christmas Eve. We like to celebrate ;)

  • Lucas took our picture last night :) pretty good I think!

  • A little Pintrest crafting for family! These are what Lucas gifted to his favorite family members :)

  • I found him some rain boots a few weeks ago and thank goodness I did he's needed them with all this snow!

  • Yummy yummy hard cider. Seriously so good! If you like apple cider try some and they even have it at Target!

  • Lucas doesn't go back to school until the 7th of January! He's getting to hang out with Papaw this week and daddy next week though, he will be very spoiled for his teachers ;)

  • I am very ready to get out and about this weekend! We have been laying low with the holidays and snow this week and haven't been anywhere except work! Hopefully we can find something fun to do!

  • Thats all I got! I'm about to leave the office and go get Luke :)

Christmas 2012

*this post is exploding with pictures :)

We have been very busy these days! Here is some pictures of our Christmas fun this year!

We got to see lots a Santas! 4 to be exact :)

Chippy brought Lucas some special treats!

Fun party at school!

Lots of lazy snuggle time!

New remote control monster truck from Papaw!

Christmas Eve fire!

Scene after Santa had been by Christmas eve!

Sweet Chloe dog.

My gift from Lucas (and daddy:) this year, it has his name, birth date and birthstone. I love it so much!

Football gear from mom and dad!

Nap time!

Gifts for Luke's friends for the party!

Hangin out before the party!

Cooper all ready for Christmas party fun!

Lots of cards!

Christmas day snow clothes!

Playin in the snow Christmas night!

Making his first snow angel!

5 inches of snow in Greenwood!!
We had a great Christmas this year! Even with all the heart ache that has surrounded us lately we are still so blessed. Lucas is the light of my life and he is just a joy. Brent is an amazing husband and I am so very happy he is mine. And the snow was the icing on the cake.
I am looking forward to 2013 and all the blessings it brings to our family :)
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Round Here!

    Lots of pictures of my Christmas goodies :)
Lucas and his tree he decorated it all by himself :)

I love love love my tree, can ya tell!? ha it is just so us! Lots of ornaments with stories or ones for special occasions.