Thursday, December 31, 2009

Looking Back on 2009

January: last visit with great-grandma, mobile margo, goodbye to kasey, snow

February: valentines, my 36th b-day, madeline's broken arm

March: lydia's 5th b-day and madeline's 7th birthday. hello spring.

April: tarheels national basketball champions, easter, warmer weather, granny lucy's in heaven

May: soccer, mother's day, great grandma's in heaven, pullen park, dance recital, end-0f-school-year stuff=busy, busy, pool opens

June: end of school, t-ball, camp done lee, david's 35th, concerts, father's day, margo's 1st birthday, beach, pool

July: happy fourth, more beach, camp don lee again, kings dominion, vbs, year round school starts

August: lydia starts kindergarten, madeline starts piano, back to dance: hip hop and clogging, more beach

September: back to the grind: homework, schedules, after-school activities, merin is born, baltimore trip, anna gets married

October: u2 concert, camping, 12th wedding anniversary, we welcome kramer, pumkin patch, fall bazaar, halloween

November: heaven welcomes richard williams, family hurricanes game, much to be thankful for :)

December: breakfast with santa, children's choir musical, christmas on candy cane lane, piano recital, family carolina basketball game, christmas eve service, christmas day, christmas vacation, chuck e. cheese's, build-a- bear, movies, taking down decorations, reflecting on how blessed we are!
2009 has been a good year for us. Although we lost some loved ones, we know that they are in Heaven! Here's hoping for a happy and healthy 2010.
Happy New Year!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!!!

It's Christmas Eve and we had some excited little girls before bedtime tonight. I've still got some presents to wrap. Hope Santa shows up!!!!

Earlier in the week we took the girls to the UNC/Marshall basketball game. Margo liked waving her pom pom and cheering on the Heels.

Madeline and Lydia got to meet the Carolina Santa Claus.

Below is a little video clip of Margo saying "HoHoHo". The quality isn't that great because of the lighting, but you get the idea. Merry Christmas everyone. I've got some good posts coming up!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

'Tis the Season... be BUSY!!! It's hard to believe that we're halfway through the month of December and that Christmas is just a little over a week away! I love Christmas and the Christmas season, but boy is it busy! We've done a little holiday baking. Margo really got into it, as evidenced by all the flour on her face!
We made a BIG mess, but we had fun.

Here's little miss, sporting her hand-me-down coat and hat from cousin Caroline. We get so many compliments when she wears this!

Last Saturday we had 'Breakfast with Santa' at our church. Margo is fascinated with Santa and says "HO HO" when she sees him, but she wasn't interested in sitting in his lap. Here she is checking him out from afar while Brayden gets a little bit closer.

Madeline hopped right in his lap....

.......and made sure she told him everything on her list.

This is about as close as Margo got.

Our outgoing Lydia was being very SHY on this day and didn't want to talk to Santa. I had to tell Santa what was on her list.

After that, she hopped up in his lap for a picture! Go figure!

Our family with Santa.

On Sunday night, Madeline and Lydia were in our musical for Children's Choir, "It All Happened in the Country". Here they are posing before heading to the church.

Our Children's Choir. They did an AWESOME job!

Don't they look cute in their country clothing??

Madeline, Lydia and Alyssa sang as a trio for one song. I was so proud of them.

They love being in children's choir.

Afterwards, we had a birthday party for Jesus. After all, HE is the reason for the season.
We've been busy and will continue to be. Tomorrow night we have Lydia's Kindergarten program at school and on Saturday we have Madeline's first piano recital. Good stuff, indeed.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Photo Shoot

On Sunday we had a little photo shoot with the girls and surprisingly, they cooperated and the pictures turned out great! I just love this one of Margo. I think she looks like she could be a little model in this picture.

Lydia never passes up an opportunity to strike a pose.

Madeline even got into posing for the camera.

M & L love to do these back-to-back shots.

My big girl.

Miss Lydia with her big smile.

In front of Ms. Andrea's fireplace.

Kramer sporting the Dollar Tree Santa suit. He was less than impressed.
Our Christmas card picture will be the one posted as our header for the blog. Thanks to miniature marshmallows, we were able to get Margo to sit in the rocker. We threatened/bribed the older two, and voila......SUCCESS!!!!!