Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! A bit late, as usual, but Merry Christmas! It has been soooo busy around our house the past couple of weeks, so there has not been much time between running here and there to sit down and write. I love the holidays, but this year I think we had WAY too much Christmas! By Sunday we were totally done and so was Parker!

Our Christmas was good. This year was the first year that Parker REALLY got into opening his presents and it was so much fun to watch him open them up.

He really only had one thing on his mind in terms of what he wanted from Santa and that was a guitar! He has been wanting a guitar forever, because Parker thinks (and so do we) that he is a "rock star". He likes to play "rock star" and he does a darn good job of it. We did (or Santa did) get him a guitar, but once he opened it it wasn't the one he really wanted. It was one that you had to hook up an I-Pod to or a MP3 player, or he could wonder around with headphones on. He liked it, but you could tell he was a little let down. But, luckily just a couple of days before hand, Parker stared going to the potty on the big boy potty and we told him that if he pooped on the big boy potty he could have a REAL guitar. And, on Christmas Eve, he pooped on the potty. So, of course I rushed out the day after Christmas I rushed to Toys R Us and bought him a Spongebob Squarepants guitar, which he totally loves.

No better way to pass the time on the potty than play the guitar and write some songs. I about peed my pants when I walked in and saw him playing the guitar on the pot! Too funny. He also ended up getting another guitar from his Aunt Jana and Uncle Dave which along with the drums, and other instruments that he got has us stocked with stuff for a full fledged band! We have a rock star living in our house!

Beckett enjoyed himself as well. Although he has no idea what in the world was going on, he liked what he saw!

Next year will be a good year for him, as Beckett and big brother Parker will be able to open presents together!
Like I said, it was a pretty busy week for us. Christmas Eve we went to Scott's parents house to celebrate with his family. Christmas day we woke up and did presents here, Scott got a new coffee maker and a new coffee mug and I got some great smelling perfume. We went to my moms house to celebrate with her and my step-dad and my sisters and brothers. My Aunt Connie was there with her new beau, Dave and my cousin Elizabeth and her boyfriend, oh wait, I'm sorry, fiance Scott were there (congrats to them!). Then we headed to my Uncles house to celebrate with my dads family. Friday we went to my dad and step-moms house and did Christmas there and then Saturday we went back there and celebrated with some more family. It was very busy, but also very nice to be with family. Christmas is my favorite time of year and although it was so crazy, I'm a little sad that it is over.
So, now onto New Years! Tomorrow is New Years Eve and Scott and I are hosting a party. Although I feel like I'm not very prepared for it, but I think (I hope) it will be fun! All of our close and good friends are coming over to ring in the new year with us and I cannot wait. Then a couple of days of relaxing and back to work I go (more on that depressing topic later!)
So, I will probably post on New Years day, so until then...Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What was I thinking?

Right after we graduated high school (10 short years ago!) we all went to Panama City Beach Florida as many high school graduates do. While on the plane on the way there I decided that I wanted to get my nose pierced. So, right after getting checked into our hotel me and my group of friends went straight across the street to a little shop that did piercings and tatoos. And, I did it. I got a nose ring. And, it was an actual ring. At that time and at that particular place they didn' t have the tiny little studs all they had were those rings, and that is what I had. I loved it. Scott got to Panama a couple of days later and he hated it. He said that it looked trashy...and looking back....it did. It was big and gawdy and 2 weeks after being home from Florida we took it out. Scott and I sat at his kitchen table and messed with it for hours before I was finally able to get it out.

So, recently I've been thinking that I wanted to do it again. But, this time I just wanted the tiny little stud that I should have gotten in the first place. I told Scott this and he told me that I was nuts, why in the world at the age of 28 and with two children would I want to get this done again? But, I really wanted it done. So, I tell me little sisters this and they wanted it done too. So, we decided we were all going to go and do it together. And, we did...well, me and Rachael did anyway. We did it...today.

I was pretty excited after we got it done. I had it done and I like it. But, now, after coming home and getting out that "excitement" stage I'm wondering if it was a huge mistake. I mean, I AM 28 years old..and I'm a mom! Moms don't have their noses pierced. Scott told me he thinks that I'm going through a "quarter-life crisis". I'm not, it's just something that I personally think is cute and wanted to do it again (and maybe prove to myself I'm not getting old and that I'm still young enough to do something like that). Scott, of course hates it. He said that he thinks that ALL facial piercings are trashy, but this one is tiny really and it's not bad. But, he hates it. And, I'm doing the same thing that I did the last time. He doesn't like it so I feel like I have to take it out. And, now I'm questioning myself.
What the hell was I thinking???!!! I cannot believe that i did this AGAIN! And, I'm old..too old to be doing crap like this, right? I mean, how can I do this when i'm a MOM for goodness sakes! How can people take me seriously as a mother when I have a freakin piercing in my nose! And, not one that I've had pre-babies..but one that I got after both of them were born! I'm an idiot....go ahead and tell me. Because with Christmas being this week, I'm sure I'm going to hear it a million times....
What was I thinking?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Our first night withot Beckett

Oh...and forgot to add that tonight will be Beckett's first night in his room by himself. I'm nervous. Parker was only 5 weeks old when he went into his own room per doctors orders! He told us that Parker might not be sleeping as well as he should because of being in the room with us and we probably disturb him. Beckett is the complete opposite. He' s never been bad to have in the room with us, so it's going to be hard to not be able just to look right over and see him sleeping tight right next to our bed. He's a big boy now..it feels like a big step we are taking. I'm kinda sad that he's going to be in his own room now. Hopefully it's a good night for him and I'm sure it won't be a good night for us!

I got a I-Phone today

So, last night Scott and I got a night out free of children and did some Christmas shopping but before we started we thought that we would go and check out some new phones. It was time that we could upgrade our phones so we went and checked them out. I wanted something with a keyboard for texting (because there are many times that I would rather text than talk) and Scott wanted and has been wanting an I-phone since they came out. So, he got an I-phone and I got this other phone with a keyboard which I thought that I would like a lot. That is until we got home and I got to messing around on SCott's new phone.

Turns out I liked the i-phone better and ended up going back this morning and returning my phone and getting an i-phone. It's the coolest thing ever, I love it! There are so many things that I can do on it and it's like a little computer more than it is a phone! I'm pumped...as you can tell, the little things in life excite me!

We also finished Christmas shopping for Parker last night. It was a lot harder this year than it has been in the past just because I feel like he has everything already. And, it's so hard since his birthday is just 2 weeks after Christmas. He literally does have everything already! This year his gifts were more "big-boy" like and not such baby-like toys. We got him a guitar, drums (he thinks he'a rock star), a scooter, a skateboard (I know that he is not able to actually use the skateboard like he should, but one of the boys on the street has one and that is all he talks about!) a pair of My First Skates a Kid Tough Digital Camera and a lot of other things as well. I think he is really going to like what Santa brings him this year...or so I hope so. This year it's going to be so neat to see him opening his gifts since the past couple of years we have been doing it for him and he wasn't all that interested!

Well, off to play around with the i-phone! This thing is the coolest thing ever!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Facebook Craze

I consider myself to be pretty tech savvy. Do I know more than everyone..no. Do I know less than everyone...no. So, two years ago when I gave in and made a profile on MySpace (which was strictly to spy on my younger siblings) I was surprised to find out that I liked it. I got in contact with a LOT of old friends that I hadn't talked to since high school and even some that I had not talked to since elementary school. It was nice to kinda keep up on other peoples lives and to see how they were doing and avoid that awkward moment at the grocery store. So, at the beginning of November I was out talking to my neighbor (who I also went to high school with) and she was asking about someones status change on Facebook. I told her that I had no idea, I didn't get on Facebook, so I really wasn't sure how any of it worked. She said, "Oh..you have to get on Facebook it's so much better than MySpace!"

So, I did it..I gave in and joined Facebook. And, within the first day of having it I had like 70 friends and she was right. I did think it was WAY better than MySpace. And, since I'm home on maternity leave I have the option to check my Facebook a million times a day, so it's became my new little obsession. I do the same thing that I'm sure many Facebook users do. They really pay attention to that infamous "status change".
"Oh my gosh, Suzie and so and so are having a baby." or "Oh that stinks, Jason lost his job." blah blah blah. But, I didn't know how much I had really started paying attention to the "status change" until Wednesday night when I'm checking my Facebook and I see this:

Rachael ***** and Nathan ***** have ended their relationship

Rachael is my 19 year old sister and Nathan (Nate) is her boyfriend of over a year and a half. We love him...he is the nicest guy she has ever dated (not that there is a lot considering she is still a teenager technically.) But, we love him..he is the best. He is nice, super sweet to her, deals with her crazy family (I'm not included in that of course) and loves Parker. And, Parker loves him. Actually he loves him so much that he told us the other day that he loves Nate more than me, Scott and grandma. We wouldn't have thought much of it until he said that he loves Nate more than his grandma....that is huge. Parker doesn't love anyone more than grandma, but apparently Nate has broken the mold and Parker has a whole new love for his Uncle Nate that none of us will ever top!

So, I panic over this whole "Rachael and Nate have ended their relationship" status change. It's like 11:45pm mind you, Scott is getting ready to head up to bed and that was my next stop as well..oh..but not now. I yell at Scott "Hand me the phone" He looks at me like I'm nuts because I'm in a full on panic. "Why?" he asks trowing me the phone. "Rachael's Facebook status says that her and Nate have ended their relationship....what the HELL is going on?!?!?" Now, Scott is so not on the whole MySpace/Facebook craze. One, he is a teacher and he wants his students to have no possible way of finding out anything more about him, especially over the internet. He makes fun of me for being on either one of these websites telling me that it's the stupidest thing he has ever seen! I tell him if he just got on there he would be hooked!

So, I grab the phone and call my mom's house. They are like me there..total night-owls. They don't go to bed until super late either so I never feel bad about calling them late at night because I know that they are awake. I get my sister Andrea. Here is how the conversation goes:

Me: Andrea..it's me. Where is Rachael??

Andrea: Oh my God, you totally seen her Facebook status change didn't you?!?


Andrea: I have no idea. She has been at work so I have no talked to her, but I know that Nate has been talking about her being the one that he could see himself marrying and she just totally flipped out.

Me: What? Of course he seen himself marrying her....they are totally meant to be together!"

Andrea:: Call her cell phone. I would ask her what is wrong, but she hates me so she won't talk to me about it.

Right then Rachael comes in the door, see's Andrea on the phone and the first words out of her mouth are "Thats Nicki isn't it?" (my family calls me Nicki..my nickname my entire life).

Rachael calls me a couple of minutes later and tells me that they are on a "break" Like their names are Rachel Green and Ross Gellar or something. I ask her why, everything seems to be going so good, they are so cute together and they were just over here Saturday night to babysit the boys (and Nate brought Parker Christmas movies to watch..which just adds another reason to the list of why I love him and why Parker loves him so much). And, she tells me that he doesn't like her being friends with boys and that they just need a break for him to come to his senses about being so silly about some things and she doesn't think that it will last very long at all. She loves him very much but she doesn't want to keep going until it get's too out of hand and they are even further into their relationship and she never voiced her concerns with how he acts when she is out with her guy friends. Now, to be fair on both sides, Rachael is one of those girls who happens to get along with guys a lot better than she gets along with girls and these guy friends are friends that she had pre-Nate. But, to take Nate's side, I can see where this makes him a little uncomfortable.

Anyways...moving on. I just hope that they can work things out because honestly...I see them getting married. I know that it is strange to think of them getting married when they are only 19 and 20 years old, but it's one of those things where you just know. You know he is the one for her and she is the one for him. So, it's sad to see them taking a Ross and Rachel break. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they get back together soon and that it only lasts a couple of days.

So, the funniest part of this whole deal is that she put this on Facebook almost immediately after they decided on taking the break. He told her that he would prefer that she didn't put it on Facebook because he thought that it was nobody's business. And, she tells him yes. It would be a good thing for people to know.

I find this hysterical that now when people want you to know about their life that they put it on Facebook for the whole world to see. It's like anything important they want you to know goes on there...screw calling your friends and family..just put it on Facebook!

So, here is to keeping our fingers crossed that Rachael and Nate have the same wonderful , reunion that Ross and Rachel did...but that it doesn't take years for it to happen! Oh and for Parker's sake. I mean, the kid loves him more than he loves his Grandma! Now that my friends, is love.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I forgot to mention....

Beckett had his 2 month appointment yesterday and he is growing so big! He now weighs 12lbs 11oz and is 23 inches. He's getting so big. He got his shots yesterday and his Rotovirus vaccine (wish Parker would have had to get that because let me tell you...it's not something you want to watch your poor baby...and husband go through). I hate the shots, but at least this time I didn't almost punch the nurse for hurting my baby like I did with Parker!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Time fly's...when your having fun.

Just a little warning to begin this post.....there might be a lot of mistakes in this blog. We just got a new laptop..a little mini-laptop. We needed another computer in the house since it's like Scott and I (he is a total Internet whore) are fighting over the laptop. And, since he is in school and I'm in school we thought that it would be a good investment to purchase another computer. He decided he wanted this little mini-laptop. It's pretty neat, I call it cute. It's the size of a portable DVD player, which is nice for when you have to take it somewhere, but getting used to the tiny little keyboard is something that takes a lot of getting used to. So, if there is some mistakes...I apologize in advance. The Internet whore himself has the regular laptop right now looking up more pointless crap!

So, the other day I looked at the calendar (Scott's a Internet whore...I'm a calendar/planner whore) and realized that I only have a short couple of weeks left of maternity leave and then I will be heading back to work. I hate it. It literally makes me sick to my stomach to think that this time next month I'm going to be back in my office, my babies with my mother-in-law and back to not getting home until 5:30 and leaving the house at 6 in the morning. I'm dreading it. And, I remember dreading it with Parker as well, but it became nice to fall into a routine. But, it sucked that I had to be away from my baby. And, now, I have to be away from two babies. And, this time, one of them knows that I'm leaving him. Yesterday, Parker asked me if we were going to grandma's and I told him no, but in a couple of weeks he would be going there everyday to play with Grandma and Hunter. He got excited until I told him that he was going there because I had to go back to work. His reaction was "No!!! Your gonna leave me?!?!?" So, of course, I immediately get teary eyed and he says, "Please don't leave me." Now, if your a parent then you know how awful it is to see your child watching you leave, whether it be for an hour or ten..it's one of the most heart wrenching things that I've ever had to go through. And, now, I have a little man who tells me he doesn't want me to leave him. It's going to be such and adjustment. And adjustment that I'm not looking forward to at all.
AND..to make matters worse, one month from today Parker is going to be THREE YEARS OLD! THREE!!!!!!!! I cannot believe that it has been three years since he was born, it feels like it was just yesterday. I hate that he has grown up so fast and he went from this baby to this grown up little boy in such a quick amount of time. I hate it, Scott loves it. Scott has been waiting for the day when he can take him up to the baseball field with him for practice and now he's there and Scott is counting down the days until baseball practice starts. Three..Parker is going to be three. I hate it. I hate it that time is going so fast.

I hate that my parents were right. You know when they say, "Don't wish your time away...it goes too fast, enjoy the moment that you are in." I hate it that they were right. I feel like I was just in high school yesterday. I cannot believe that this time 10 years ago I was a freshman in college with not a care in the world. I was just going to school and going to Nashville to see Scott on the weekends. I lived for those weekends. Going to Western was only an option because I wanted to be close to him. I had planned on going to UK until Scott decided that he was going to go to Aquinas to play baseball (which was better than his other alternative of going to Florida to play baseball..that would have been yuck!). And, I'm so glad that I did go there because I loved Western and had some really good times there. Times that I feel like just happened last weekend. And, I've met some awesome people along the way. Mostly through Scott because I spent a lot of my extra time with him, but I've made some pretty good friends through him. It sucked to always be away from each other, but the people I got to meet and the great times that we both had are priceless. I wouldn't give that away for anything.

i feel like I'm getting old. In just a short three months I'm going to be 29 years old. I can remember laying in bed the morning of my first day of school in the 4th grade thinking that there was no way that I was already in the 4th grade, my life was going to fast (and yes, I did think that as a 9 year old!) And, now I'm almost 30. I cannot imagine what my parents are thinking. All I know is that I'm thinking that my life just seems to be flying right past me. One minute I was a teenager and the next I'm a mom of two beautiful boys and married to my high school sweetheart. I always wondered where I was going to be five, ten years after high school and here we are. The next thing I know, Parker is going to be 10 and Beckett will be 7. And, I won't be able to snuggle them in my arms anymore and kiss them 500 times a day. That makes me sad. And, one day, they really won't care if I'm there or not and they won't need me to kiss their boo-boo's and hug them when they get hurt. They will have girlfriends (although tonight I did make Parker promise that I would be his girlfriend until he was at least 30.) and they will be too busy with their friends and sports and going out. And, I will be lucky to get my entire family to sit down at the dinner table at the same time for a meal. I will be lucky to have them home everyday and every night. They will have more important things to do than sit and snuggle on the couch with mom. Mom won't be so important anymore.

Sorry to be so depressing but there are things that bother me about time going too fast. I couldn't wait to get out of high school and get off to college. I went off to college and then wished my weeks away for my weekends. I couldn't wait to get out of school and get a job and start making some money. I couldn't wait to move out of my parents house and get a place with Scott and get married. Now we are married (4 years ) and have children, a house, two cars and a dog. We're playing Santa, kissing boo-boo's, watching Caillou. We're not staying out until 4 in the morning anymore and sleeping our weekends away. We're actual grown-ups...which is so cool in so many ways, yet so depressing in many ways as well.

My three younger siblings are 19, 17 and 16. They are sooo me when it comes to wishing their time away and I keep telling them not to do it because it goes to fast to begin with. They will look back and WISH they could get one more day in high school, one more day in college and one more day without a mortgage payment. They will realize that our parents were really NOT THAT BAD and that they really were making our lives miserable out of love and that there really was a point to it other than making us pissed off for the time being. They will realize that those years and those friends are literally some of the best times and some of the best friends that they will ever have. And, time goes to fast to wish it away. Because before they know it, they will finally be a grown up and wishing they were a kid again!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I love Christmas time!

I think I'm obsessed with Christmas. And, I mean, totally obsessed with Christmas. I'm DVRing EVERY Christmas movie that is on the 600 channels we have and I intend to watch every single one of them.....even the crappy ones. Because, when it's Christmas themed...the movie is never crappy! My favorite Christmas movies

  1. Home Alone - Actually this is one of my favorite movies of ALL time. Sounds silly, but I love this movie and could watch it a million times in a row and still not be sick of it!

  2. Elf - I love Will Farrell and this movie is a crack up!

  3. Polar Express - Kinda makes you want to believe in Santa again

  4. The Grinch - the original...although I'm not sure you would consider this to be a movie.

  5. Just Friends - with Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart....it's not about Christmas, but it takes place during Christmas time and it's one of my favorites!

My house is decorated with all of our Christmas stuff (which I have way more stuff to get out, but I didn't want to over-do it in my house....plus, with little hands that HAVE to touch everything that they see, I'm keeping most of it put away) Here are some pics.

Our tree -- I love it!

Our stockings This is our Bengals wreath...not sure if I should be proud of it or not !!!!!!!!

Our house all lit up.....I would keep it like this all year long if we wouldn't look like total rednecks!

So,. there are just a few pics, I'm sure we will have a bunch more on here throughout the month. This is my favorite time of year, I wish it never ended!

Although...I do not have any Christmas shopping done so far this year. Well, I've bought a few things for Beckett, but, I've got nothing for anyone else and I really need to get on the ball. Scott and I like to go shopping together for Parker so we have to wait for a time when someone can come over and babysit the boys so we can both go out. We like to make an evening out of it...dinner, shopping, etc. Scott got something for Beckett and it came the other day. It is the cutest thing ever.

It is a rocker that is a baseball glove for a seat and then the baseball in the front. It sings "Take me out to the ballgame" It's so cute and Scott is so proud of himself for finding it!

Parker is not going to be hard to buy for and I cannot wait for this year with him. This is the first year where he kinda "gets" it and he asks every night if it's Christmas yet and if Santa is coming. Plus, this will be the first year that we do not have to open his gifts for him! This year he will do it himself. We are going to try to cut back though on the amount of stuff he get's though. He just get's so much for Christmas and then his birthday is just 2 weeks after, so we have way too many toys than we know and than what he knows what to do with!

Tonight we are going to buy another computer. Scott and I are both in school right now, and although we have a computer downstairs, we both like to have the laptop. And, I wanted one that I can bring back and forth to work since I'm going to have to be working on a lot of my school stuff during my lunch breaks when I get back to work. So, we are buying a mini-laptop, like our pediatricians office has. I'm so excited to go get it tonight. And, there will be no more fighting over the computer. Finally!!!

Well, off to get some laundry done. Only a couple more weeks until I go back to work :( I so don't even want to think about it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it's the Tuesday after, but I never got the chance to get on here and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! So...Happy Thanksgiving. I have a LOT to be thanksful for this year. So, here is what I'm thankful for:

  • My husband who I cannot live without. He is my rock, and he makes me laugh and realize that you just cannot take things to seriously. I'm so very proud of him and everything that he has accomplished in his life. He has the most drive out of anyone I know and he doesn't let anything get in his way. He is such a hard worker and he would do anything for me and the boys. It's hard to believe that we started dating this time 11 years ago!!!! I still see so much of that 17 year old boy that I started dating our senior year of high school....but I'm so in love with the man that he has become.

  • My Parker....my first baby boy, the love of my life. He is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I love to watch him learning new things, and defenitley love that I can hold a conversation with him now! Sometimes he drives me to the point of insanity, but then all he has to do is come over and give me a hug and I forget all about it!

  • Baby Beckett...our newest addition. He is the cutest, and by far the best baby ever. We are so blessed to have this little man in our lives. I cannot wait to see the boy/man he becomes....(and I also cannot wait until he starts sleeping through the night!)

  • My family. Scott and I are blessed to have wonderful parents. They would do anything for us and we truly appreciate everything that they do for us. I love my sisters and my brothers. I love my sister in laws ~ we are just very very blessed.

  • Our friends - we have the best group of friends EVER! I wish that every person in this world had as great a group of friends as we have because we are very blessed to have the group we have.

  • My doggy Chompers. He drives me insane most of the time, but he is my first baby....and I couldn't imagine what it would be like not having to fight over space and covers in the bed at night.

  • My house....I love it. It's small and just cozy and I love it. We are so lucky to have a home over our heads!

  • My job---I'm very lucky to have made it through the layoff's they did a couple weeks before Beckett was born. I was so sad to see people go, but at the same time, so happy that I kept my job.

  • Im most thankful to have God in my life. I don't think that any of the above things would have happened or be possible without him and without believing in him. He has blessed me in so many ways, I just pray that he continues to bless me throughout the years to come!

Well, thats it right there. Maybe not EVERYTHING that I'm thankful for in life, but, the major ones anyways.!

We had a pretty good Thanksgiving (except for my nice little "episode" on Thanksgiving night. We went to my grandma's first (although we didn't start out as early as we usually do because Scott wasn't feeling too well) and then we headed over to his parents house and we played games all night long. It was a good one! I didn't do any Black Friday shopping like I LOVE to do, but I really just didn't feel up to it this year and there wasn't anything that I was really looking for.

The Gravy Guzzle was a success...or so I think so. Getting ready for it the entire day was a little stressful, but it went off without a hitch!

Scott was very proud of his turkey, as he should have been. He had never made one before, but this one was awesome! He is such a good cook, he is very gifted in that respect! I would not have had the sightest idea of what to do!

So, here are some pics from the night. Everyone had a good time. This was our 5th year doing this Thanksgiving dinner/party and I hope that we do it forever. I know that most groups of friends don't stay that way forever, but, I REALLY hope that all of us do! We are just as good of friends now than we were when we were 16 years old!

Parker's new girlfriend, Ella. Ella is my best friend Julia's neice and they were in from Texas! She is too cute and I think Parker has fell in love!

All and all, the evening was great. The food was awesome and just being with friends is enough for me! It was a VERY exausting day, but its always worth it! This Thanksgiving was a good one and I hate to see that it has already come and gone. I feel like this entire year has just flown by in the blink of an eye and it kinda makes me sad! I hate that time goes so quick. I feel like I was in high school just yesterday and it's already been 10 years! I just pray that God gives us just as many blessings for all of the years to come.

So, Friday we got the boys Christmas pictures taken. The place we like to go books up VERY quick for the Christmas holiday and the only time they had open was Friday night. So, we went. It was a total madhouse. They were running 2 hours behind and the place was jam packed! But, luckily, Parker was an angel and was really good as we waited and they sped through the pics (which they don't normally do, they usually take like 200 pictures and this time they only took 59), but it made it easier on them, easier on us in terms of picking out the pictures and easier on the boys who were already antsy to begin with! Here are some of my favorites!

Well, that was our Thanksgiving! It went very well and now we are on the countdown to Christmas! We've got our outside lights up, the tree and all of the Christmas decorations up and right now it's snowing outside, so it's a perfect little winter wonderland! I love Christmas time, it's my favorite time of year! I wish December was 60 days instead of 31!
So, happy late Thanksgiving everyone!