Friday, December 31, 2010

Just some pics

Playing around with my new Canon Rebel T2i. Here are a few pics. I do LOVE that camera!

*Santa Came*

Christmas has come and gone as quickly as the next one will be here. It is just amazing how quick 2010 went by.

Well Christmas was definitely wonderful as always. Zach and I got to see everyone. Even though most of our time was spent on the road... we wouldn't change it. Christmas for us started Christmas Eve at 2pm. Zach had to work (boo!) but as soon as he got off we headed to the big town of Greenwood.

It has become a tradition on Christmas Eve to attend a candle light service at church and then we head out to the Shorty's moms house. All the adults play "Dirty Santa." It was a good year. Almost all the gifts were dead. After a few hours (literally) of playing we headed back to the house to get ready for Christmas morning. We were just hanging out and all of a sudden "Santa" walks out.

How funny?!?!?!?! Shorty use to dress up as Santa on Christmas Eve but since everyone is older he hasn't done it in a while. I do believe this suit needs to be RETIRED!!!! He kind of looked like George Washington with a red coat on. Anyways... it was TOO FUNNY!
We woke up Christmas morning to a white Christmas. Greenwood didn't get as much as some areas in Mississippi but there was snow on the ground and it was Christmas morning. Sounds like a white Christmas to me! This picture really doesn't show much snow but it was so pretty. Zach took Brooklee out to see the snow.

We all got up very early and started to get everything ready for our brunch/pajama Christmas at Aunt Vicki and Uncle Tommy's. This year we decided to keep it casual. We all wore our pajamas had yummy brunch foods. Brooklee was all ready to go! She was so cute in her little pjs and slippers.

Me, Shorty and Brooklee ready to head to Sardis.

There were present everywhere!!! Just waiting to be opened and that is exactly what we did as soon as everyone got there.

Brooklee had so much fun opening gifts. She would pull things out of the bags one at a time and just check it out. One this she got was this....

she was so funny. She walked up to it and immediately pulled out the bench, sat down and started playing. She LOVES it!

After Christmas in Sardis, it was time to head to Big Creek to spend the rest of our time with Zach's family.
This is Casey, Sa (their grandmother) and Zach Christmas afternoon.

Zach excited about his 7 in one smoker. Can't wait for me to put it together and cook something.

I got this fabulous pea coat and scarf. Just love it!

Now we have to wait 12 more months before we get to shower each other with gifts. It will be here in a blink of an eye!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Its almost Christmas!!!!!

The presents are bought, wrapped and are under the tree waiting patiently for next weekend! Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas week!!!!


Brooklee loves to play peek-a-boo. She is so funny.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas came EARLY!!!!

Zach and I can NEVER seem to be patient enough give each other our Christmas gifts on Christmas. We always end up giving them to each other pretty early. This year Zach surprised me with this......

How AWESOME is that!!!! I have had soooooo much fun trying to figure it out. It takes amazing pics. I hope that they few readers I have don't mind looking at pics!!! Pictures from the Rebel soon to come. =)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Walked outside the other day and this is what I saw. This picture doesn't even come close to how BEAUTIFUL this really was!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gobble Gobble!

Well... Thanksgiving has come and gone. Another year until it is okay to eat entirely too much and get away with it. Zach and I are so blessed with wonderful families. We got to enjoy three...yes THREE... Thanksgiving meals. And they were all DELICIOUS!!!

Thursday started off very muggy and gloomy. After lunch the sun started popping out. I somehow managed to snap this picture as Zach was taking a turn on our way to Big Creek. I think it is amazing how God can change the weather in a second. I love it when there are blue skies and sunshine.

Thankfully Saturday was very beautiful. Chilly in the shade but so nice in the sun.

Thursday we got up super early, worked out and traveled to Greenwood for our first meal. Lunch at Shorty's mom's house and then we went to Big Creek for the Rounsaville side. SOOOO much food!!!! We had to drive all the way back to Jackson because we both had to be at work bright and early Friday. Immediately after we got off we drove back to Greenwood to stay the night at my parents house. Saturday we got up early AGAIN and headed to Sardis for the 3rd and final meal.

How cute is her little Thanksgiving outfit. Emilee found this shirt off of and made the pants to match. So crafty.

Me, Brooklee and Em enjoying the beautiful weather.

Zach has mastered the art of carving turkeys. He carved the turkey at all 3 meals.

Em and Brooklee enjoying the wonderful day.

Me and Em crammed in the back of the car all the way to Sardis.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate enough to last them until next year.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We broke the rules!

I have always been against putting up your Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. Well... we broke that tradition this year. I usually put the Christmas decorations out the Friday after Thanksgiving. I like for each holiday to be celebrated and not over looked. Last night I went over to Em and Britt's and they were putting their Christmas tree up. As i was sitting there I started thinking about how crazy this week is going to be and how I will not be able to put it up on Friday. Work Monday-Wednesday, physical therapy ALL three days, traveling ALL day Thursday, work Friday... YES, Zach and I have to work Friday, travel some more and finally get home sometime Saturday. Wow... I am worn out just by writing all that. I knew that we would not be in the mood to put the Christmas decorations up when we got home. However, I do still have my fall decorations outside. I will take those down Thanksgiving and make room for my Christmas decorations.

Anyways... Zach and I have a VERY NON TRADITIONAL tree. For the past 2 years we have had a white Christmas tree with black and silver ornaments. Well, I decided it was time to either switch it all together or add something else to it. I really wanted to add hot pink but Zach was completely against it. We went to Wal-mart at 615 this morning to shop for ornaments. We finally decided to add blue to our tree. And I do believe it looks GREAT!!!! Here are a few pictures of our wonderful tree.

I love it!

We kept our black stockings. They match the tree skirt.

One of our new ornaments. Peace.

One of my favorite black ornaments.

Another new ornament. Joy.

Can't wait to decorate the outside of our house. I will post pics but it will be after Thanksgiving. Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving week with family and friends!

Eric and Katie's Wedding

Katie and Eric tied the knot this weekend and it was just beautiful. I knew absolutely no one but the bride. Katie and I meet at work. She was our intern from January-May and then went on payroll as our part-time go to girl. We were the ones that had to drive to work at 430am, in the icy weather, just to be at work so we could tell everyone we were closed due to the water issue in Jackson. We also have a deep love for cupcakes!!! Who doesn't??? We also like to Facebook stalk each other.

On to the wedding... A couple of months ago I got a Facebook message from Katie saying she had left me a surprise on my desk. I was so anxious to find out what it was. I get to work and I didn't see anything actually on my desk. I looked to Luis' desk and I notice he had a save-the-date postcard from Katie. I immediately look back to my desk.... There it was. Taped to my desk!!! I was so excited. Well yesterday, the very anticipated day finally arrived.

I love weddings and especially love weddings that are personalized to the bride and groom. They used fall colors: navy, orange, gold, and brown. Katie and Eric have been on LOTS of mission trips ALL.OVER.THE.WORLD!!! I'm talking about to East Asia, Greece, Malaysia and the list just continues. At the reception there were pictures of all their travels. There were Chinese lanterns, bamboo, fortune cookies and so much more. The food was delicious. Everything from spinach dip, chicken strips, sausage balls, fruit, pinwheels, and LOTS more. Katie had a gorgeous 3 layer strawberry cake with red velvet cupcakes. Eric didn't want the typical grooms cake he wanted pound cake. There were 3 different types of pound cake.

Here are a few pictures of last night.

Me and the Beautiful bride, Katie!

Right before they announced The Mr. and Mrs. Eric Walker.

Eric and Katie about to cut the cake!!!

Eric's pound cakes!

Me and Zach enjoying the reception.

Katie and Eric are now in Breckenridge, Colorado enjoying some cold weather and snow. CONGRATULATIONS KATIE AND ERIC!!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Breakfast with the Grandparents

Last Sunday our awesome grandparents were in town and brought all of us some breakfast. It was such a good visit and not nearly long enough. We all had a great time watching Brooklee. She just keeps us guessing. You really never know what she is going to do next, what her next facial expression will be or what animal she is trying to imitate. Here are a few pics from a wonderful visit.

Me, Brooklee and Em enjoying a great visit with our Grandparents!

Enjoying breakfast with Grandad.

Making one of her silly faces.

Brooklee listening to what Memaw had to say.
Love this pic!

Enjoying a book read by Grandad!

Brooklee was modeling her dress.

All ready for church!

Memaw helping Brooklee with her cup.

I sooo wish we all lived so much closer, but I am so thankful that my grandparents travel more than any other grandparents I know! Even if it is just a hour or two while they are passing through, I enjoy every single second of it!!! I can't wait for some yummy Thanksgiving food and another great visit with my wonderful family!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010