Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tag You're It!

See-- Jes I fixed it! :)

So I was tagged to post the 4th picture in my 4th album on my computer! This is my picture! Ethan had just turned 2 and was eating his first powdered sugar donuts one Saturday morning. By the looks of the picture he didn't like the donuts or did not like the cute skeleton pj's I had put him in!

I now tag Courtney Albright, Amanda Kilgore, Cori Anderson, and Kim Hood! Can't wait to see your pictures!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Kandy turns the big 30!

My boys help me blow out my candles!

Ethan singing Happy Birthday to me!

Where David and I went for my birthday!

The entrance to Lost Pines!

David in front of Lost Pines!

Me making smores!

David and me snuggling by the fire!

The large Gingerbread house of Lost Pines!

Cute Couple!

That is the dress David bought me!

For those of you who have not heard about my romantic birthday it goes!

On Friday, December 5, I drove into my driveway around 6:00 pm and saw my parents car parked in my drive way. David walked out of the house wearing a very large smile. I asked him why in the world my parent's car was in the driveway. He told me they were here to babysit. I was a little confused because it was Friday, and he had told me earlier in the week that on Saturday night he was taking me somewhere for my birthday (which he had bought me a black dress from White House/Black Market and a pair of new shoes to wear for our date that night) and he had already arranged the babysitter for that night! I told him I didn't understand. He then smiled and told me to get out of the car because we were leaving right now to spend the weekend away at Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, TX! I was shocked and so surprised. I walked into my house to find my parents holding a birthday present and screaming surprise! I also found my bags packed, my house cleaned, and supper ready and on the table! That alone was heaven and a wonderful birthday present! David took and the afternoon off from work and was busy getting the house ready and bags ready for the trip!
Once we arrived at Lost Pines, it was totally romantic. If you have never visited Lost Pines, you is wonderful! Check out their website! It was decorated for Christmas and everything was beautiful! The weather was cold and perfect! David scheduled me a manicure, pedicure,and massage on Saturday. I spent several hours in the spa! It was heaven! We watched football together, had breakfast in bed, ate at a fancy restaurant (which I wore my new dress to), made smores by the fire pit, snuggled by the fireplace, and looked at stars snuggled by each other while we sat at the fire pit! We left on Sunday and really did not want the weekend to end! But back to reality and children we came!

It was the best birthday ever! David was so proud of himself, and I think he is just the best husband ever! So that is why when he asked to leave this weekend to go hunting in Louisiana...I said sure----it's the least I could do.... considering!!!!

I love my HUSBAND!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow Day

BRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! It is really winter in Houston! We had snow yesterday evening in Houston. I was working late at work in afterschool and was able to play in the snow with the preschool children! Ethan was thrilled and enjoyed running around in the snowflakes! He especially liked eating the snow! The children were all so excited! It was really something magical to watch their joy and excitement of snowflakes falling! At church later that night, everyone (even adults) were smiling and talking about the snow. It made us all feel that it was really Christmas and winter even in Houston! Ethan told his Daddy all about the snow. He told David he liked it better when it was hot outside because he got to go swimming! Spoken like a true Texan!


Ethan eating the snow!

Ethan catching the snow!

Mommy and Me in the snow!

Ethan feeling the snow on his face!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

We took some pictures in Louisiana at Thanksgiving that really show the beautiful fall colors. Fall is my favorite time of the year. We don't get to see or enjoy the beautiful trees at this time of year in Houston. This is something I really miss about Pineville. I love when we drive home for Thanksgiving and get to see all the beautiful colors. My boys on the other hand enjoyed playing in the leaves, but of course they all had snotty noses afterwards..... thanks to allergies! But I have some really great pictures! Isn't that tree gorgeous!

Ethan had fun with his cousin, Kameron, over the holiday! He was so excited to see her!

My sweet baby Will! This is the smile he wears everyday!

I just LOVE this picture!

They are playing with a leaf in the wagon.

Look closely and you can see Will's little foot! How Cute!!!

Please Pass the Turkey Leg!

I just had to share this picture of Ethan. One night after Thanksgiving, Ethan asked for gotta love thanksgiving leftovers! I got the yummy fried turkey that Uncle Brett made for us out of the fridge and started to cut off some for Ethan. He stopped me and said, "No, I want a turkey leg!" Puzzled I looked at him and said, "Are you sure?" He replied, "YES!" So because when you are on vacation --- rules can be broken (least that is what I think)--- I gave him the whole turkey leg! He started chomping down on the leg without any hesitation. I left him there at Mems' island to eat. A few minutes later my mom, sister, and David started to laugh at him. He was enjoying it so much. My sister and mom looked at each other and almost at the same time they said, "We have a picture of you (Kandy) doing the same thing with a turkey leg at Thanksgiving!" I remembered the picture. I quickly snapped a photo of Ethan.......and here is his Mommy....enjoying a turkey leg in 1979.

Believe it or not...these pictures of Ethan and me were taken in the very same kitchen........just a 29 year gap between pictures! The kitchen has seen major updates in the recent years, but isn't that neat!

Dance With Me

On our trip to Louisiana for the Thanksgiving holiday we spent lots of time with family! One afternoon Ethan asked Mamaw (my grandmother), "Dance with me Mamaw!" This is the picture I took with them dancing together! I just love this picture. Don't they look like they are having fun? I am so thankful that he gets to make memories like these with his great grandparents. I know that she treasures every moment she gets to spend time with all her great grandchildren.

On a side note--- Ethan loves to dance. He will ask David and I to dance with him all the time. But don't worry--he gets his rhythm from his Daddy--not Mommy! And for that we are very thankful!!!!