Monday, January 30, 2017

Casey's Christmas Party!!

'Twas a night before Christmas
When all through the house
Were the sounds of little girls
Eating pizza and candy canes, sipping on cider and hot cocoa, reading stories and having dance parties, lounging in their pjs and entertaining each other with lots of laughs and lots of girl talk!!

Casey, Landry, and Briley threw a fancy Christmas pajama party for all our little girls!!

Briley didn't know what to do with so many little people everywhere..

.. but she quickly warmed up to it!! Hahaha!!

Beautiful Kasie, Kaylee Grace and Kate came..

Jenny and all her girls were there, as well as Hezzy and Kate!!  It was such a sweet group of mommas and their baby girls!!

It's not really a party until there's pizza. ;))

Everyone wore their jammies and enjoyed a little girl time..

And after dinner, they got to pick out a fancy teacup and have a little hot chocolate!!

Hezzy came prepared with a box of Christmas books (does this surprise anyone??  Hahaa!!)  She read The Legend of the Candy Cane to 8 little ladies!!

And these girls LOVED IT!!!!!!

Hez, you've inspired me!!  I paused from typing out this post to add this book into my Amazon cart!! Haha!!  It was so sweet!!

Everyone loved snacking on candy canes while reading about where it came from!!

After the story, the girls got a little refill on their drinks..

..and we headed into the living room for some play time!!

Kate begged Heather to read to her again, ha!! So sweet!!

Y'all, how did we even get on apple cider vinegar?!!  Hahaa, somehow it came up and everyone needed a little shot of it..

The faces of those trying to be healthy.. hahaha!!

I love how all these little girls have each other to grow up with!!  To help out, to look up to, to enjoy being with..  what a precious gift.

Our sweet sisterhood!!

Hahaa, and of course, a silly picture to end the night with!!
This was such a great night, filled with giggles and cheer and jolly little ladies.  Casey, thank you for having us over and filling our hearts with joy!!  The pampering, the merriment, even the popcorn on the way out was so needed and reminded me of how simple things, like hot chocolate and a good book with great friends, can sometimes mean the most.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!!

Once we began unpacking all of the Christmas stuff, the kids had so much fun!! There was no stopping their imaginations!!  Who needs a Christmas elf when you can have a Christmas knight?!

Soooo cute!!

Grant, our little Christmas Indian!!

Wade was just amazing.  He hung wreaths.  He took care of the Christmas tree.  He handled boxes and lights and ribbons and garland, all without a word of complaint.  And when we ran out of Christmas lights for the roof, he volunteered to make a trip BACK to Lowe's to pick up more so we could get it set up just right!!  Wadie, who needs presents??  You are so much more of a gift than we could ever deserve!!
We called everyone outside and the kids and I stood on the street as Wade plugged in our roof  lights for the big reveal!!!  Here is the before:

And the after!!!!!!!!!!!  Yayyyyyyy, this made me SO HAPPY!!!!

I can't tell you how often I thought about the verses in Matthew when I looked at our lights in the dark, the verses that say, "You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and hide it under a bowl.  Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify Your Father in heaven." Yessss!!  I want to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world and to glorify my Father in heaven!!

Hahaha, GRANT!!  We went inside and began decorating our tree!!

Look at those, Hezzy!!  2 years later and still going strong, ha!!

We weren't totally finished, but close enough, ha!!  At this point, we were all tuckered out.  We shut off the music, let the fire die down, and got in bed..

...only to wake up to Snowmen Pancakes in the morning!!!!!

The kids got to make and decorate their pancakes.. and let me just tell you, that powdered sugar snow was a HIT!  Ha!!

And what goes with snowmen??  Why, hot chocolate, of course!!  And Van was fancy and added in a candy cane. ;))

Best little Christmas buddies.
Such sweet, sweet memories with my sweet, sweet family!!

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From childhood friends to high school sweethearts, and now newlyweds and brand-new parents, Wade and I can only thank Jesus for His incredible blessings. Our three children are the ULTIMATE gifts from God and we pray that our lives glorify Him. He is our everything.