Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo Shoot (during my middles nap time:)




Fashionista




Look who LOVES her new outfit and boots from Pop and Weezie:)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Getting ready for the season






I found this cute foam gingerbread house on clearance at Michael's (like $3). We always make a gingerbread house with frosting and candy, but I thought we'd have a practice run with this one:) I thought it wouldn't be quite as messy - I think I was wrong, but at least it wasn't as sticky. I think we're ready to tackle the "real" gingerbread house now:)

Happy Thanksgiving







We had a small easy Thanksgiving this year. Most of our family was out of town - my uncle and aunt are in Ethiopia on a Missions trip, my cousin is in Chicago with her new husbands fam, my brother and Amber were with her fam, and Bobby's family was in Texas. So we opted NOT to cook and ordered our feast from Marie Calendars for my clan of 6 and my Mom and Grandma. It was easy, and delicious:) After our meal we helped Grammy decorate her Christmas tree.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Crazy... yes. Last night Bobby and I decided to save as much as possible on Christmas presents, and join the hundreds of other crazies for Black Friday shopping. We decided it would be easier to just stay up rather than only get an hour or two of sleep. So we tucked everyone in, I thawed out breast milk, and Grammy and Grandma Chris came to spend the night. We started with a 10:00 showing of New Moon while we waited for the stores to open. Oh yes... i LOVED it. Yes I am a Twihard. I loved the books:) I can't wait until July for the next one:)

Any ways, after the movie we booked it to Toys-R-Us. It opened at12, but we got there at 12:15. Hundreds and hundreds of people were in line. We waited about an hour and a half before we were able to get into the PACKED store. They did have some great deals. From there we headed over to Kohl's. We got there at about 2:30 am and quickly jumped into the growing line. By the time the store opened at 4am the line was clear past Marshall's. Again, we got great deals:) If you apply for a credit card, you get an additional 20% off everything. Our bill was well over $500 but we only paid $207...not bad.
However now... I feel like a zombie. It's noon and my kiddos are still in their jammies, because I just don't have the energy to bath and dress them. I'm counting down the minutes until naps so I can lay down.
Was it worth it you ask... oh yeah. We saved a ton, and it was totally fun hangin with my hubby just us - kinda felt like the good old days of college when we'd pull all nighters all the time. I just don't remember feeling so dead the next day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MY ATTEMPT TO STAY SANE

Of course we use play money from the Dollar Tree. I have to say, we're in our third week, and this is REALLY working. Brock will even come to me and ask how he can help so he can get a stamp, and Dane hasn't had an accident in almost three weeks:)




Oh Dane




I'm 3... and FULL OF IT!

10 Weeks


Yesterday we had his 2 month appointment and shots... poor baby. My little chunk... already 15.5 lbs. He's in 6 months clothes already!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Brody Nathaniel Hicks!!!

No he's not here yet... thank God, but today we had his baby shower. We are all so so so excited about this little guy. Here are a few pics of my beautiful sister-in-law Amber. Thank you to all who have been praying and who are continuing to pray. Brody truly is a gift from God:)