I am a Christian, a wife, and a Mommy. I love Jesus, my husband, my 2 little girls, our families, and our church. I am all about bright colors, but I like neutrals too. I love crosses, baking, my coffee with lots of sugar and creamer, ruffles, wearing dresses, doing crafts, wearing fun necklaces and big rings, distressed picture frames, french country, my cowboy boots, and dressing my girls up in fun and cute clothes. My home has double wooden doors, a farmhouse table that my grandmother bought for five dollars at a yard sale years ago, chairs that don't match, and pictures everywhere. My dream is to learn to sew. I have a thing for Ford vehicles and love days in my pajamas. Oh, and I'll take a medium diet coke, 2 shots of vanilla, and no ice (from Sonic, of course) please!
It is hard to capture a picture of all three of the great-grandchildren with Nana...it will get even harder when baby Cade arrives (in just a few weeks!). Wonder if he will be as goofy as the rest of them??!!
This was fun for all of us because while Macy and Pepe were hunting, we were all in the house getting play-by-play from Macy on the walkie talkies. Macy radioed in to tell us she had just seen a mama deer and a baby deer. When asked if she fired a shot (of course not!), she replied, "That's a negative...no." It was too cute!
Bippy arrived safely! Macy and Lucy were beside themselves with excitement. We made the cutest "Welcome Home" sign, and I do not have a picture of it to post (I'll get one tomorrow). We have some pictures from the airport, but they didn't turn out too well :( In the absence of pictures of my adorable little girls...enjoy this picture of one of the greatest winter treats (besides Beans and Cream's "caramel apple cider") at Starbucks...the "salted caramel hot chocolate." It was divine!
On our way to the B'ham airport to pick up Bippy, we stopped by to visit Nana so she could see Lucy in the dress that she had smocked and made 25 years ago and Macy's outfit that my Mom had made. Nana was so tickled to see them, as always. Nana likes to push Macy and Lucy around on her walker for "all those old people" (as she says, at 97 years old herself) to see.
I was going through a box of some of my clothes that I have (actually Macy had found the box and was going through it). I have posted pictures before of my girls in clothes of mine and my sister's that my Nana made for us when we were little. I found this little ladybug dress and knew that Lucy HAD to wear it. I tried it on her, and it fit her perfectly! Nevermind that I wore this dress when I was in the 1st grade and Lucy is only 3 (my little 95 percentiler). She looked so much like me in it...the long blonde (yes, I said blonde) hair...the sassy little attitude...the fact that the little ladybug buttons down the back poked her like they poked me. It was like I was watching ME...my Mom agreed.
So...I called my Mom yesterday afternoon and asked about an outfit we were planning to make for Macy. She hadn't cut it out yet, but said, "I might have time to get it done." By the time we were leaving for the airport to pick up my sister today, it was ready! How cool is that??
Yesterday, we had a pajama party :) I'll look for any excuse to stay in my jammies all day, and the first day of the Thanksgiving holiday seemed like a perfect excuse to me. We watched "Polar Express" and had popcorn and hot chocolate with whipping cream and caramel...yummy!
Here is the finished step stool for Macy and Lucy's bathroom. It makes me smile to look at it, not because it has all of my favorite colors on it, but because of the quote I chose to use on it..."Sisters Are Blessings". This is so true! I have known it for 27 years, and I am so thankful that my girls will know what a wonderful blessing it is to have a sister :) Sure there is a lot of fussing, but the sweet times they have together far outweigh any of that.
We are looking forward to my sister coming home and getting to spend a long relaxing Thanksgiving week with her. Only 5 more days until we get to pick her up at the airport!