Friday, December 19, 2008

Our night out

Can you see the ice sheets floating in the river? Now that is cold.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Do city folk do mobile blogging?

So I just picture city folk mobile blogging. With their important things to do, wherever they go. After 2 days in Chicago I am fitting right in. Well, if mobile blogging is using somebody else's computer--which I don't even think it is. Chicago is just crazy cool. Freezing bitter cold. It seriously taking a good 20 minutes of 3 adults working to bundle up three toddlers with all their layers. Cute small little grocery stores. We are like a few blocks from Barack Obama's house but you can't get close b/c of the police. Anyway, my thoughts aren't organized b/c i'm just throwing this post together for Rachel. Enjoy. I'm sure i'll post more when I can think of something cute and funny.
This started b/c jackson and I play stop/go while driving. We were watching the traffic stop...then go at the stop sign then the boys joined in. After watching for 4 or 5 minutes you realize how many people ignore traffic signs.

uh...jackson sweetie...there's a door over there. you don't have to crawl through the window.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas at Chilhowee

This weekend Brent and I went to Christmas at Chilhowee. It's a park here in Knoxville but I had never been to it before. It was so perfect. They had these Christmas trees set up on the water and lots of pretty lights but even better was they had all of this free stuff. free hot dogs, hot chocolate, snow creme, eggnog, apple cider, carriage rides, marshmellows to roast, candy, and reindeer antlers. It was a blast.

We also got to try out Jackson's new coat we got for our Chicago trip. Then the next day we found out it could be worn in 4 different ways! Great Walmart buy for $17!

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm coming boys and I just can't wait!

I'm going with my mom to Chicago the week before Christmas to visit Matt, Robyn, Jacob, and Nicholas. I am so beyond excited. In short...

This + this
+ this

One very happy grandma.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I can't decide

I love Anna Maria Horner stuff. so gorgeous. I can't decide between these two aprons. I just think aprons are so cute and domestic. They have different colors in both. so many choices!

Well I might as well mention I love her fabrics and this bag. Just giving you gift ideas.
wink. nudge. brent. everthing except the bag can be purchased at her shop.
is that too explicit for you? too forward? sorry. you don't have to.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas decorating.

This is the first year we've really had a Christmas tree. Jackson was impressed.Then the exploration began.

Can you see him?

Yeah it was funny enough to take a picture. Then the tree came down. No more walking behind the Christmas tree.

A post just for the sake of posting

So I thought I hadn't taken any pictures recently of Jackson but was feeling a need to post so I took these shots to show off my sons good manners.
But then I ran across all these pictures I hadn't posted. Ally, Jackson, and Emma after going to a cupcake shop grand opening. You know, you think I could have forseen how difficult it was going to be...but I didn't.
I can now enjoy little breaks during the day since Jackson has finally started watching movies.
Brent...was this an accident? I mean, not that I mind seeing your leg, but did I need 20?
Riding a tractor with grandma.
Another suit shot. He's squatting because I was. Jeez Jackson you're such a copycat!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm thankful for...

I 'm thanksful for my mother-in-law
(shhh... don't tell her I called her that b/c she wants me to call her mom...yeah she loves me that much)

1. Today when the car man was telling me how terrible my car was she went with me and actually knew what he was saying. asking about the blahdiblah belt (of course she didn't call it that she knew the real word!) I loved that.
2. She let me not only use her sewing machine but helped me when I continually messed it up and then blamed the machine instead of the user. so sweet!
3. She raised Brent to be a faithful, caring, fun, husband. He's also terribly handsome and I think she had something to do with that. She also understand his engineerish brain b/c she married an engineer. (she was wooed on her first date by the explanation of how a refridgerator works.)
4. At any given moment she might have 30 people staying at her home. You should probably call in advance to book a night at her house but she'll always tell you to come.
5. She loves me.
6. I lived in her house for like 8 months. that was pretty kind.
7. She is such an example of faith and service. a calling magnifier.
8. Everything she touches is perfection. wedding cakes, sewing projects, costumes, her hair
9. I've learned that a big reason her house is so inviting is b/c it's always clean. I've learned how much it invites the spirit and leads to more peace.
10. She loves Jackson and is always there for him, or me whenever I need a helping hand.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yeah me!

I just threw my clothes in the dryer with a lightbulb! No, its not a new way to decrease static. It's just now a bunch of clothes with tiny pieces of glass presumably throughout the load. Yeah...I'm just that cool. Should I just re-wash the load? I suppose I shouldn't keep the spare lightbulbs in front of the dryer sheets that sit on the cabinet above the dryer. Huh?
What silly thing have you done today?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

We seriously love the fall

I wish you could all be here with us! I just wanted to share some of the beauty but there are a million other shots in my memory that I wish you could see too.