Friday, December 26, 2008

It was a Merry one!

Clint and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day with his family this year. After a morning full of present opening we stuffed ourselves with a wonderful meal. It was great! (Especially getting to play with our sweet little Ryann!) I missed being in Jackson and spending the day with my family there. But, we will be seeing my mom's family this weekend. I know I say this often, but we are truly so blessed to have such a wonderful family.

I wanted to share with everyone my Christmas gift from Clint. I'm still very excited about my new digital Nikon D40 camera. He also got me an extra lens, carrying case and photo printer. I was so shocked because even though I asked for a new camera (I just wanted a simple SLR) I had no idea he would get this nice of one for me and all the extras! Of course he stumbled on a great deal b/c you know we aren't that frivilous!! Ha! The blogging world will also benefit from this gift because as soon as I load the software I will be posting pictures I have taken with it!
I'm also including a picture of his gift from me: Boss twin pedal looping station...and unless you are a musician you probably have no clue what this is, I know I didn't! But it's a really cool machine that allows him to record a sound (vocal or instrumental) and it continues to play it over and over again (loop) while he plays over it. I like to think of it as a "one man band." I heard Howie Day in concert using one of these and it was very neat.
Love it!!
Simple machine but so cool!
Another favorite: GPS system from Joe and Lo--no more internet directions for us!
Chloe checking out her stocking of goodies!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Clint!!

Today is my sweet husband's 25th birthday. Yes, I got a younger one so that no matter how hard he wants to be, I'll always be older! Ha! I'm so glad his b-day falls on a Saturday so that we will have the entire day to celebrate. He has been working so hard lately in some really terrible weather. He deserves to have a stress-free day. Clint, I don't know what I would do without you. You are by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love you! Happy Birthday!!!

Valentine's Day 2007

MTSU football game

He loves his little Ryann


Friday, December 19, 2008

Crazy Christmas

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

December Weather

Lately, we have been having some unusual weather for December. In late November and early December we had freezing temperatures and snow. Now, we are experiencing warmer weather and rain. Blah! I have been anxiously watching the weather channel and more of the cold stuff is headed our way. Thank goodness! I'm one of those people who love cold in December. After all, isn't that the way it's supposed to be? However, Clint loves the warmer temps but I think that might have something to do with him being outdoors all day for work. Anyway, I thought I would post some pictures of some of the snow we got back in November (since that might be all we get for the year). Thanks to Nanaw and Papaw, Chloe will be ready for the next snow!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

"We want to wish you a Merry Christmas..."

After sending out over 50 Christmas cards and doing my best to calligraphy each envelope, I am finally finished! I love sending and receiving Christmas cards. I especially love picture cards because in some cases it is the only time I "see" family or friends for the year. Even though it takes a bit longer, I still like writing a little note and personally signing them. Although, I have gotten some pretty cute digital photo cards and might move in that direction eventually.

I mentioned earlier that Brooke was gracious enough to take our pictures again this year. Clint and I could decide on just one and settled on 3 of our favorites. So, if you recieved a card from us you got one version! I thought I would share our Christmas card collection. Happy Holidays!

And below is the one Clint wanted to use! Ha! We should have taken this picture AFTER the Thanksgiving meal. He really would have been straining to hold me up!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

December is full of birthdays of people I love. Today is my mom's birthday. Clint and I were so happy that Mom got to come visit us this weekend to help her celebrate. We went to see and movie, grab dinner, have some cake and open presents. I'm so glad that we live close enough now that a quick weekend trip is possible. When I was younger you could say I was def. a momma's girl. And now that I'm older that really hasn't changed. I've always counted on my mom and called her with questions about everything! So, today on your birthday Mom, I want you to know that I'm so thankful to have a mother like you...your the best! I love you, Happy Birthday!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Birthday J.Leigh

Yesterday was my sister's 28th birthday! When I was younger I would have thought that sounded old, but since I'm not too far behind that it really doesn't sound too old now! J.leigh has always been a caring older sister to me. Even when we were younger she would look out for me. That's not to say we always got along, because we didn't. In high school I use to get so angry because I was know as "Jessica Bond's little sister." And if any of you have a beautiful blond haired green eyed sister, you will understand why that was! But, now I can honestly say that I'm proud to be the sister of such a loving, outgoing girl. Love you J!
Girls and Babydolls
Sisterly love
With my mom and maid of honor

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Chloe as a puppy

Getting bigger...
The birthday girl!

Today, Chloe Belle turns 1! I cannot believe we have had her for only 9 months. It really feels like she has been a part of our family forever. For her birthday she received a coat from her great-grandparents (my nanaw and papaw) and a new collar and leash from us. All practical things of course because she is growing so big and has even outgrown her collar!