Thursday, November 22, 2012


Thanksgiving was filled with lots of family, fun, and a special little blessing!  So many of God's blessings were so evident to me this year!  We had hopes of conceiving another child when Greer turned two, and that wish came true right before the holidays.  We were able to tell our families during Thanksgiving, so that made this time of year that much more special.  We spent the first part of the week in Birmingham at my parents house.  Our time there was filled with turkey baking, dressing preparation, parade watching, eating, napping, quality time with family, and more eating!  We left for Ozark the day after Thanksgiving to see Mi Mi, Gramps, Uncle Josh, Aunt Aimee, and all the grandparents.  We did a lot more eating, shopping, and spent lots of time relaxing with family.  When we arrived back in Augusta, we decided to go get our first Christmas tree in this house.  It is by far my favorite tree we have ever had!  We always do one artificial and one real.  There is just nothing better than sitting on the couch during the holidays and smelling the yummy scent of a tree.  We overestimated the height of our ceilings and ended up with a tree that was initially too big.  Jeremy fixed that with a saw and it fit just perfectly snugged away in the corner of our family room.  I spent many afternoons during Greer's nap just staring across the room at all of our special ornaments and admiring them individually!  Yes, I really did!   I remember our house had a small leak when I was a little girl and my mom crying because some of her most special ornaments were ruined.  I didn't understand at the time, but now I can feel her pain every time I think about the water that filled the boxes her ornaments were stored in.  If something ever happened to our house....after our my family, Hope, and the hard drive, I would run to the attic for all our ornaments.  It's.a.true.story!
You want me to do what?

the finished product.....a perfectionist at heart!  

Helping Paw Paw make the turkey tasty

Our little helper!

Too much seasoning...."Aaaachooo!"

The same face as last year!
I think it is safe to say Greer does not like his hands in the dressing!

Lovin' on Aunt Aimee

Silly Josh!

The boys having fun!


Daddy's little helper!  What would we do without him!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Columbia County Fair

We spent our Friday night at the local town fair.  What a wonderful family night it was!  Greer loved riding all the little rides and also enjoyed the petting zoo.  So thankful that this safe and family friendly fair is so close by.

Me riding the flying favorite ride since I was little!

Sweet Boys!

Can you see the peak of his hat.  That's my little buddy in the blue!

"Meno"(aka Nemo)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Date Night!

Jeremy and I lucked up and were able to snag a date night while we were in Birmingham.  Ji Ji and Paw Paw kept Greer and we went out to dinner with Katie & Tony and Heather & Drew at a new place in Lakeview called "Five".  The luckiest part was that we were able to find last minute tickets to see The Black Jacket Symphony covering Fleetwood Mac at Workplay.  They covered so many of my favorites that I remember growing up listening to as a kid.  Such a fun night with good friends!  Mom grabbed the camera before we left and took a few it is so rare that Jeremy and I are both dressed up at together.  We got a little cheesy!
Ji Ji and Paw Paw with Greer before we left

These pictures crack me up!  We look like we are in high school.