Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I am going to be so lost without my computer, but the battery charger broke so my husband has to take her to work to leave her with a technician. I will miss you guys, so expect a lot of pictures when I get her back! Hopefully sooner than later! Hey, at least my laundry will be done!
I will leave you with this...
Christmas card 2005
Madi and Ashlyn

Monday, November 24, 2008

When Ashlyn jumped out of her Daddy's car and ran into my arms, I about died! She comes up to my chin! We are having a ball. Madi is beside herself, and keeps saying,"Mommy, I don't miss sissy anymore! She is here and she is going to live with us again!" It killed me to hear that! I am going to enjoy this week, and cry my eyes out later when she leaves. God, give me strength to get through this when she does leave on Sunday!
I had to share this picture of Ashlyn with her new sister, Morgan Nicole. Ashlyn welcomed her 4th sister into the world a couple of weeks ago, and her Dad sent me this picture tonight. That is too sweet! Congratulations Robbie and Robin on your new baby girl!

Ashlyn, you are such a great big sister, and I know ALL of your sisters will look up to you and want to be just like you one day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Guess who will be here on Sunday? I am driving down to get her early. I can't wait!
Ashlyn Marie

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Oak Island,N.C
Girls weekend 2005
Ashlyn,Mommy and Madison

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


"Madi, did you know that Santa sees everything you do to your sister?"

Fuzzy fleece

There is nothing better than a hot bubble bath and warm fuzzy jammies :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hot and Candy

Thanks Dada for the "hot and candy".
I can't correct her. It sounds too cute!
Yes, and thanks Dada for giving it to her while wearing her only white t-shirt! Thank God for $4.00 Target tees!

While Bill was feeding the girls dinner, I finished my first ornament. Turned out pretty cute huh! The C in the middle is a little funky looking, but for my first one ever, not too shabby! I am going to hang it by a pink ribbon, but it has to dry first. One niece down, and about 10 more nieces and nephews to go.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Madison and Mallory love this cheap snowman that we have had for 5 yrs! It is so funny to watch Mallory hug,dance, and just sit in front of him and have a genuine conversation! Mallory wanted to take him with us to church this morning. He would have been just fine outside today. We actually had to break out the tights and sweaters! Yea for the cold weather.

Allie Grace in her new dress from her BFF in Charlotte, Miss Emerson. We miss you guys, I mean girls. Heather also has 4 girls. Lots of drama in that house too!

Friday, November 14, 2008

"I do it myself"

Today we went to the library for Kids Rocking Readers. The sweetest little elderly lady reads to the kids and then they get to pick a treat out of the treat box. Last Friday, there was a little girl there who had dressed herself. Madi told me that next Friday, she was going to dress herself! " Ok Madi, yes, now go get a treat sweetie". Well, she did not let me forget! Here is her outfit! The scarf is from her snowman!

Here is proof that I let her go just like she was! I didn't even add a bow, but she added her Barbie mittens(82 degrees today)!

Someone else had to get in on the fun! Mallory did pretty good with the dress! That's my girl!
That is a harmonica in her hand! I have heard that thing for days! Dear Lord can we misplace it!? Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Step 1 Christmas decorating

*Update- I have Christmas stuff out because Ashlyn will be here on the 24th and it is a tradition of ours to decorate the tree together. My mom will be here too. Normally, I would not even touch the Christmas boxes until Thanksgiving Day. You people must think I am crazy with 42 days left until Christmas. Just doing it for my sweetie "little A".

*Update #2-The stockings are Ballard Designs, and right now you can get free shipping until Nov 19th. Happy Shopping!
Unpack stockings,stuff with tissue paper,fluff toppers and order a stocking for Allie Grace! Now I need to find a place to hang them. No fireplace here in Florida! Maybe I will hang them along the banister going up the staircase! I will let you know! Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wow! It has been crazy around here. I'm sorry I have not been visiting any blogs lately, but I plan to catch up on all of my reading tonight. Allie Grace is crawling! Crawling every where. I have been so busy following her around. What happened to those great days of just sitting her in the exersaucer and watching her bounce up and down? Time really does fly by.
They have decorated downtown for Christmas! Already! It is beautiful. The snow will start to fall Nov 29-Dec 31. It is so neat. The kids are so excited about the fake snow. I will definitely get some pictures. This is truly the best place to live :) Ashlyn is very excited about the snow in Florida! See here for pictures from last year http://celebrationtowncenter.com/ee/index.php/events/details/now_snowing_2008/

Thursday, November 6, 2008

This will soon be Bill

Because I have 4 girls, and absolutly THE best husband in the world, I had to post this. Bill dances with the girls all the time, and I can totally see him doing this!

Thank you To Libby, with Love for sharing this! I love it !

A diner and a doughnut

Last Thursday Madi had her fall party at preschool. The kids all looked adorable, especially Madi's BFF Bennett! There is no telling what he has on his finger! Silly boys!

They are so sweet. Miss Jessie says he sits beside her everyday during reading.

Mallory and I went to Starbucks to get a coffee and a doughnut. That doughnut was as big as her head. We had breakfast at the MarketStreet Diner and she had to show everyone her bag. Yes, I let her take it in the diner. Who brings breakfast to a diner? I guess we do. By the way, I did take my own coffee.
Mallory waves to EVERYONE that passes her. She is my little greeter!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Say cheese, Madison Kate STAY STILL!

As you can see, Madi usually loves to have her picture taken. Recently she plays this game where she tries to jump out of the picture right before the flash goes off! Fun for her, but not so much fun for me!

Sunday before church I tried to snap a picture of the girls before Madi could jumped out of the frame!
Madi getting ready to take off again!

Ashlyn and my mom will be here in 2 weeks and I can not wait!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Trick or Treat

What a fun filled weekend. I am still waiting on some pictures of Ashlyn from Robbie, but she was a princess and looked beautiful of course! Madi was Cinderella, Allie Grace a pumpkin and Mallory was a butterfly fairy!

Here is my little pumpkin, Allie Grace. Thank you Heather for the great pumpkin costume! Allie was so precious, and her blankie you bought is beautiful!
This is a couple behind us and his wife. Fun house!

Madi and Mallory take a break.

Daddy helping the girls with their HEAVY candy bags!

Allie Grace sneaks her hand is Mallory's stash!

Now someone come and get this candy out of my house before I eat every piece of chocolate I can get my hands on!!!