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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Came Late (Alternately titled: Why did Santa even bother with other presents?!)

There's a bit of a back story to this post. Scarlett LOVES to swing. I have been telling Brody for about a year now that I really want to get a swing set for the backyard. I think it was pretty much going in one ear and out the other for him because he never really would respond when I would bring it up. Brody is what I would call frugal, and while it is what I need in a spouse,it can drive me crazy. I just knew that by the time he got around to buying a swing set, Scarlett would have her driving permit! :) He did finally order a catalog but continued to ignore the sales people when they would call telling us all about their big Christmas sale. Well...I had an epiphany. I simply told Brody that as soon as we got a swing set, the next major purchase could be a new TV for the family room. And what do you know?! The VERY next day, we had our swing set ordered. 
I think you can tell by the looks on their faces that it was worth every penny!

Here's a little video of when we brought her out. I had kept her inside all day and she never even questioned the loud noises that the men were making installing it. I love hearing her so excited, and Clark's laughing at the end is precious to me.

Monday, December 29, 2008

No itch here...

There's really so much to post about Christmas that I don't know where to start. So...I'll just say that we had a great time with Brody's family Christmas Eve, and the fun continued the next morning at our house and then later at my parents. Scarlett got everything on her list and then some, and Clark...well, he was oblivious to most of it, but he's enjoying the new toys now.

Here's Scarlett admiring her new skates. 
Clark doesn't look thrilled, but he does actually love his new Elmo.
However, his favorite things to play with were not even this football...
and my parents snow globes
Here's my little skater girl. Yes, she needs all that gear even on the carpet. And all I can say about skating outside is that my back will never be the same. She has a LOT of practicing to do, but she's happy :)
As far as the title of this post, today is Brody and my anniversary. Seven years has gone so quickly, and I am so happy that God brought us together!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Friday night we had Beck come and spend the night. Jaime and Ben were hosting a party and I thought it would be fun for everyone if he came over. Scarlett had a great time with her cousin and I think he had fun too. :) 
here he is telling us some story...I think I've seen Ben in this exact pose before
They played superheroes a lot. He was Superman and she wanted to be a kitty, but he told her she was Wonder I think they compromised and she was Wonder Kitty
Scarlett liked giving him a funny hairstyle :)
Morning came too soon. Scarlett was sad to see him go.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

so I don't forget...


Last night we were getting ready to go somewhere and as I was running around finishing things up, Brody was bathing the kids. He had Scarlett in the living room watching TV with him while he brushed her hair and got her dressed. She sees a guy that looks a lot like this come on TV and the conversation went a little like this:

S: ooh, that is a strong man

B: yes, he looks strong

S: he might be the strongest man in the world!

B: maybe he is

S: is his name Samson? least she knows some Bible, right?!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Busy, Busy!

Just like everyone else, we have had a BUSY last few weeks. I did not manage to get pictures of everything, but here's what we've been up to:

Breakfast with Santa at church on Saturday
Tuesday night was Brody's party for the tennis shop. We had fun, but I was too busy chasing after Clark to get a picture.

Thursday was Scarlett's program at school. She was SO excited!! She had been talking about it since before Thanksgiving and she was only in the choir. I can only imagine how excited she will be next year when she's actually part of the program.
before the program
the choir
(notice the darling "candles" in the background?!)
Clark and Brody at the show
Mimi and Papa even got to come! Scarlett was a bit sad about a pushing incident. {She was probably pushed because she didn't want to get off stage :)}
Thursday night was our church Ladies Craft Exchange. Again, no pictures...but it was fun!

Friday night was our Bible class Christmas Party. We had a great time, and hopefully I can get some pictures from Kristin.

Saturday was my annual Christmas craft party with some good friends that I used to teach with. We have been doing it since before I got married. Then when Jaime moved back from Oklahoma we invited her to join we have 9 kids between us!! We missed Anne, but hope to see her soon! (and next year hopefully Katie will join us!)
Sunday night was Brody's employee party. We were pretty pooped from our busy week and didn't take any pictures, but it was nice.

This week we have Christmas with Maegan and Jordan since they will be out of town Christmas Day, another party for Brody, and a wedding...stay tuned!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


8 Shows I watch:
1. Young and the Restless
2. House
3. Criminal Minds
4. Private Practice
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. ER (notice a hospital theme?!)
7. Ghost Whisperer
8. Numbers

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Longhorn
2. La Fonda on Main
3. Cheesecake Factory
4. Guenther House
5. Starbucks
6. Formosa Gardens
7. Texas Land and Cattle
8. Paesanos

8 Things I did today:
1. got Scarlett ready for school
2. went to see her Christmas Program
3. came home and downloaded the dramamine worthy video
4. checked facebook
5. read blogs
6. made pancakes for dinner
7. fixed a quick appetizer
8. went to the ladies craft exchange at church
8 Things I look forward to:
1. Heaven
2. Christmas
3. a vacation
4. dates with Brody
5. spending time with my girlfriends on Saturday
6. coffee every morning
7. seeing what Christmas cards come in the mail every day
8. nap time when I can eat my lunch and watch Young and the Restless :)

8. Things I wish for:
1. my family to be healthy
2. that my kids will grow up loving God and using their talents to serve Him.
3. to some day move closer "in town"
4. to be pleasing to God in my actions as a wife, mother, friend...
5. that someone will eat the brownies on the counter so I will no longer be tempted
6. Scarlett and Clark to feel as close to me and Brody as I do to my parents
7. a weekend away with my girlfriends
8. a new Gucci

I tag anyone who hasn't done this yet!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

So Photogenic It Hurts...

I'm thinking this won't make our Christmas card. But hey...Clark says, "Three Cheers for Santa!"