Tuesday, December 18, 2007


This was us two years ago. Isn't he beautiful??

This is him now. It's not dirt, it's makeup. Where was i you ask? sitting on the couch next to him. I don't know how I didn't notice.
Kylie came by the house and brought Brenden a present. A basketball hoop. She knows the way to his heart, he was very excited about this.

Thank you Kylie!

She also bought him some converse shoes, which I was VERY excited about, but not so much Brenden. He threw about a 10 minute fit when we put them on. (he does this with his brown shoes too, weird) but he got over it. We then headed to Fuddruckers for dinner. Jeff had a meeting so Kylie was my fill-in husband :)

My parents sent Brenden the coolest present. It was a blow-up castle. I could not wait for Brenden to see it, but I forget about his strange phobia with inflatables, and it was 9:30 at night (and he only had a 30 minute nap that day). So this is what we got. (sorry mom and dad, Austin loved it though, and I know it will grow on Brenden)

Monday, December 10, 2007

O! The Weather Outside is Frightful...

We had our first ice for the season, and these pictures are for my parents, sister, and Kelley who cruelly said, "It is 80 degrees here" ;)
Our beautiful landscaping :)

Our poor tree couldn't handle it.
One of the many power lines that were down. Some poor people didn't have electricity for days, luckily we were only out for about 12 hours (and 8 of those we were sleeping)
This was a common scene throughout Owasso :(
Okay, I just had to post this because I think I am in love. I have always hated coffee, and wanted to like it because everyone looked so cool when they go to Starbucks. So I finally tried White Chocolate Mocha with Caramel and Hazelnut. It is sooo amazing. So this was one of our stops today.

Below are two videos of Austin. Nothing too exciting, just wanted to show the family what a normal winter is like :) (Remember to push the play button two times)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper!

2. Real or artificial tree? artificial (I love the real ones, but I was tired of bleeding by Christmas Day

3. When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? usually on Christmas Day because we go out of town the next day, and we are now tired of the tree :)

5. Do you like eggnog?um..never tried it, and don't plan to, an egg drink?? gross

6. Favorite gift received as a child? a My Child doll

7. Do you have a nativity scene? yes, with no wise men (they weren't really there for his birth anyway, right?)

8. Hardest person to buy for? my grandad!

9. Easiest person to buy for? my kids of course

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? ??? I am thankful for everything I get ;)

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? National Lampoons Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday, and I ususally finish that day too!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I recall

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I just love having a big Christmas dinner!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? either

17. Favorite Christmas song?Mary Did You Know, and O Holy Night

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? home until the day after Christmas

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? yep

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? one Christmas eve and all christmas morn

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? hmm.....
23. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? yeah, we bought maroon and gold Jeff and I's first Christmas and we STILL use it 8 years later!

24. What do/did you leave for Santa? Cookies & Milk, but I am not really a big Santa fan :)