Our First Date

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Birthday Girl

Today my sweet baby is 1 yrs. old!!!! Can you believe it?! Time seems to be moving at the speed of light. We have a party planned at McDonalds, which should be lots of fun. I'm fretting over what the party girl should wear, I may just have to run out and find the perfect outfit. Happy Birthday, sweet baby. We Luv U!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Thankful Thanksgiving

Gracie started off her turkey day with a hearty breakfast of Malt O Meal, she needed her strength to help mommy in the kitchen.

I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner today. Doesn't that bird look succulent, believe me it was. I made this herb butter and even lifted the skin up and rubbed it in. I basted, basted & basted. Move over Martha Stewart, Gracie's mom is on the move!

My mom's dressing is heaven on a plate. A couple of years ago I videotaped her preparing it. I watched it and tried to follow along. While not as good as hers, it was still daggone good. I was as proud as a peacock.

The only sour note in our day was that sweetums woke up with a pretty bad cold. She sneezed and had a runny nose all day. We were constantly wiping that lil red button as evidenced by the roll of toilet paper on the table.

We were all full & happy by dinner's end. The day couldn't have been more perfect. To feed my sweet girl dressing that I made, I mean I daydreamed about holidays like this but to actual live it, it's just indescribable. I hope everyone had a safe, happy and especially Blessed Thanksgiving. God is always so good!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Santa Baby

We took our holiday pics today and while waiting for them to be ready, we went over to the mall. We saw Santa and decided what the heck let's get her Santa picture. Now I know I'm biased but is this not the cutest Santa pic you've ever seen?! My sweet baby is truly a star. When we first sat her on his lap she started to cry but hubby and I went into our lil song & dance routine and she lightened right up. The photographer was delighted and I'm quite sure my lovey made Santa's day. I'm still on the hunt for a chocolate santa. One of the malls here supposedly has one so I'm going to check it out. I am loving this holiday season yall, pure bliss.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lookie what I got today!

Isn't it exquisite?! It's made by Possible Dreams, the Clothtique Heritage collection. When I saw it my pocketbook said keep walking broke woman but my heart screamed luvvvvvv and who among us can argue with luv?

Don't ya just wanna go for a sleighride with your sweetie. Ummmm I can smell the cocoa. The Holidays are upon us people.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree


These pics were taken the other night right after we finished putting up the first tree. It was almost midnight but our little elf hung strong with her momma & daddy. I just couldn't wait to snap a few shots of her in front of that tree. Trust this is just the start of many, many Christmas photos to come. Ahhhhh I love this time of year, don't you? Smooches

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Praying for my Sisters

Over the last couple of days my single sisters have been dealt a devastating blow. I just want all of you to know that I will be in constant prayer for you. I would like to ask those of you that visit my blog to also pray. I know that God can change ANY situation. There are so many children in Ethiopia that need a loving mom. These women are those loving moms. I know your listening God, I will continue to put my faith in You.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Disco Elves

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Let the Decorating Begin!

Yesterday, we started our Christmas decorations. It was so neat because last year we talked about how this year we'd have our baby girl. Gracie was a lil unsure about santa at first.

Hey what's your name big guy? Do you have something for me?

Hey, I'm talking to you! Where are my presents and why are you so short?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

6 Months ago Today

We saw our beautiful baby girl for the first time. It was magical. All the months & months of waiting, longing, hoping were over. There she was alive beautiful and ours!!! Life as we knew it was offically over.

You'll never know how much we love you sweet girl. How Blessed are we that we get to be your parents.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Lil Snazziness for ya

Here's the fair Ms. Gracie sportin a snazzy new hat. These were taken on Deliverance/Election Day. I of course had to make sure my baby girl was clean to usher in this momentous occasion. My sweet girl is making some big strides. Looks like we'll have a couple of teeth breaking the surface any day now. Her little gums are swollen and I saw a little split on one side. Also, and this is HUGE, my sweetums took one step today!! She was standing and I said come on, come on and she took a big step forward then she grabbed my arm for the 2nd step. I have all of the video cameras close and at the ready.

I had a bad dream that McCain won Mommy!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The First Family

I borrowed this photo from Celeste who borrowed it from Tami. Our new First Family. Gotta luv it people, gotta luv it!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Obama Inspiration!!!!!

This was emailed to me and I had to share it. It is beautiful. Almost there Barack, almost there.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Ladies and Gentlemen this is it. Time to make history. If you haven't voted yet please do and do so wisely. Our country needs this man!!! America let's show the world we can make the right choice.

Above all we must all pray. Pray for our nation and pray for this man to lead it

The Swinger

Yesterday we took Ms. Gracie to the park and it was her first time on the swings. Her reaction was mixed, she smiled some and look perplexed some. It was a beautiful day though and it was nice to be out. The park had covered area that would be perfect for sweetums birthday party and they even have a room indoors that we could use. Soooo I'd decided to have a small party at home but maybe the park would be better. I'm gonna call today and see what we have to do to use it.

Bit of a tight squeeze there Daddy!

This sweet little girl volunteered to help Gracie smile for the camera.

Ok Mom I want off this ride.