Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby Jones

Congratulations to our friends Brian and Kristen! They just had baby BOY #4! Yes, we have plenty to talk about when we get together! She tells me everything I am missing out on with boys, and tell her all about the drama. She is so girlie herself, and loves playing with my southern belles .Her boys are the sweetest, and I am happy to welcome baby Jones Hamilton into the group! I joke with her and tell her that one of my girls will marry one of her sons and then she will have her girl and I will have my Merrill boy!
Better than any iv!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What a Christmas!

Sorry I have been MIA, but we went home for the Holidays! We spent 5 days with my mom in Greenville and although I would love to say we had a great Christmas, we were all sick! First it was Allie Grace, then Mallory and Madi and last it hit Bill, my sister then me! It was a nightmare! A yucky stomach bug. My poor Mother was in bed for 18 hrs. Needless to say, we did not get any pictures! I am glad to say that Santa was great to the girls, and we are all back in Florida , including Ashlyn, and bug free!
I did manage to get some pictures of the girls playing with their toys right before we all got so sick.
Yes, this is inside my house in the playroom!
This is at my moms right before the bug hit!
Madi on her way to lunch with her Daddy for the office Christmas party.

"Just chillin in my play house!"

Santa left the girls a sweet letter beside the cookies!
I hope you all had a great Christmas! I can't wait to see all the pictures! It is always so hard to leave. Even though we were all sick, it was the first time in a long time that I was able to spend time with my sister,mom, and my brother. I saw both sets of grandparents, my Daddy, and all of the 23 cousins! Aunts and uncles, I saw them all! Big family, I know! That is why I love going home! Despite the bug, I had a ball, and I miss them all so much already!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Biter biscuits

Those of you that have little ones, or have had little ones, can appreciate this! Allie Grace loves those biter biscuits by Gerber. I can put a bib on her, and in 2 seconds she has ripped it off. These things are so messy. She always ends up with a little nub that she can't even find in all this sticky mess!

I am off to find Madi a "jump-a-rope". The only thing she has asked for from Santa!

Friday, December 19, 2008

My bow addiction

I have had so many people ask me about my bows, so here is the place to go, and right now some are even 50% off! This is where I got all of Allie's bowbands, and her family is adorable.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas

Now for the ones I did not use...
"Mommy said to smile ALLIE GRACE"!
"Did you see that bird Sissy? Look, look Mommy"!
"I will make her smile Mommy,see!"
"Please Mallory, no tongue!"
We are missing one!
"Look at me girls, not Mimi"!

"I hope we got at least one. I'm done!"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that even though we live in FL, my kids still get to see "snow" ! They do this here every night in December at 6,7,8 and 9 o'clock! During the week it is not crowded, and we can just walk downtown and the kids don't get wet, or cold! I know, there is nothing like the real stuff, but give us a break, we are in FL!
Daddy even got some on his face.

Mallory wasn't so sure about this stuff. She kept licking her fingers! That child will eat anything!

The Nester is having another party!

I never do this, but what the heck, It sounds fun! I guess this also falls on Thankful Thursday , so I am just thankful that this is still in one piece. Allie Grace is worse than a cat when it comes to pulling and chewing on the lights! The cord was perfectly hidden the day I did this, but with a house full of kids, I quit worrying about it showing. Now I can see it, it is driving me crazy again! Off to fix~ enjoy the garland party! Check out the Nester for some awesome decorating ideas.

The wreath and the garland were plain, so I just kept sticking and gluing stuff in there until it looked full.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I love Christmas lights!

The girls and I had a ball driving around Celebration looking at Christmas lights. I think I enjoy this as much, if not more, than the girls! It is my favorite thing to do during the season! They had some that were unbelievable. I am talking all out Christmas vacation, Chevy Chase style.
My big girl Ashlyn. Can you tell I dressed up for the occasion!? We had a ball downtown watching the snow fall and seeing Santa. (from a distance, Madi was not too sure about him)
Mommy with all of her girls! Probably one of two pictures that I have of me with ALL of my girls. I am always behind the camera. My mom took this one, or I wouldn't have it! Thanks Mimi. I miss you already.
A fun night!
My beautiful first born! Definitely not a baby anymore.

Last, but not least, Mimi and her granddaughters! My Mommy. Mallory still wakes up and says,"Mimi, Mimi mommy?" They miss you very much. We all do.

Monday, December 8, 2008

My great sisters

My niece Brandi,my big sister Andrea, and my nephew Ben
Lauren with her 2nd man, Gavin!
Lauren and my adorable niece, Kaiden!

I can not believe this is my little sister! Lauren has grown into such a beautiful lady and Mommy! Andrea is a great mommy and has always been such a great big sister to us! I am so proud of both of my sisters, and I just thought I would let them know.
I am doing this because I care, but I also don't want to spoil the Christmas pictures for the people who are getting my Christmas cards this week:) Not that they are so amazing, but I always like to be surprised by new pictures! Don't you?
We all need to do a link thing and post our Christmas card for 2008! I can not be the one to host this, because I don't have a clue how to do it.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I am back!

I am so glad to be sitting here with my new Sony Vaio! My husband surprised me early with a new laptop! He is the best! I still need to transfer all of my pictures, so in the am I will post some great ones. I have missed my blog girls, and I am catching up with all of you tonight . The coffee is ready and I already made the popcorn :)