Friday, December 31, 2010


2010 has been ok


I am looking forward to a



Be safe and I will see you next year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Coco and I had the hardest time going to sleep on Christmas Eve. We finally went to sleep about 1am and then she woke up her Daddy before 4am and they tried to get me up. I was having none of that. I woke up at 6:30 and woke her up.

We decided that we would only get her 3 gifts to open in reference to the 3 gifts that Jesus received. Well as a Momma I had the hardest time with that. SO I found a huge stocking for some some small things and clothes.

Her big gift was a trampoline. It was to big and heavy to bring into the house so I cut out a picture from the sale ad and put it into a jewelry box. She was a little confused but over the moon when she realized what it meant.

Daddy opening his most precious gift. A coupon book handmade by Coco with lots of foot rubs and dog feedings.

Us at Mom's for lunch. We had a wonderful time with my side of the family. Lots of good ole traditional Christmas dinner foods.

My nephew Dallas and his children Kaylee and Ethan. My most favorite little people in the world.

Coco opening her blanket of Jacob from Aunt Tammy. This was the biggest hit. She made sure to sleep with it last night.

Mimi was very happy with the tie blanket Coco made for her and Pa. 

We will be celebrating Christmas with Scotts family sometime this week. I love it when we get to spread it out so that we can enjoy it a little longer.

Feeling very blessed today.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my blog friends!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I found this when I walked into the bathroom tonight.


A childs play. Only a Momma could love!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Growing up we always spent an evening driving around looking at Christmas lights. I don't remember ever going to the square in Fayetteville for lights, we always just drove thru area neighborhoods.
We have kept up that tradition with Coco.
Tonight was an unplanned drive after we left Walmart.
These are a few of our favorites from Rogers/Bentonville Area.

This home is always AWESOME! Don't you just love the ice skaters and all the trees in the background.

We loved this. Did you notice the shadow up on the house. So cool.

Pretty street with several homes in a row!

Fellow HOG fan!

I wish you could see this. It was a cross on the back of a home. You could see it thru the trees from the street.

Thanks to all the folks that decorate their homes for Christmas. It makes my heart happy to see all the beautiful lights. A magical night.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Just a few of my favorite ornaments hanging on our tree.

Grease! My all time favorite movie. It even plays music

One of my craft projects

A new one I bought after Christmas last year. Loving the Santa belt

Coco's swingset from several years ago

This rooster was on a gift from my MIL

The most important one of all. This is in remembrance that the season is
all about the birth of Christ!

Loving all the Christmas tours in blogland!

Sunday, December 12, 2010




We are almost done with the bathroom remodel.
We still need to do some touch up painting and install the vanity when it is finished. We had to order a custom cabinet to fit our plumbing. It worked out better and we will get a little bit bigger one and a cabinet over the toilet.

I am loving it so far. The new tub is not really bigger than the old one but it seems alot bigger when you are showering!
So grateful to be home again.
Very THANKFUL for wonderful In-laws that put up with us and helped with the work for 3 weeks!
We are very BLESSED

We are working on putting up some Christmas tonight. I am disappointed that I am not putting all our trees and decor up. I don't want to put it all out just to take it down in a couple of weeks. I will be working on making it feel more like Christmas this week.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I really thought I would be back in my bathroom tonight. The tile guy tells us we can't use it until Friday night.


This is driving me up the wall.

Rhonda asked if the beadboard was board or wallpaper..

It is actual beadboard with the baseboards and chair rail on top. I love it.

He got it all up today.

Scott will get the toilet and fixtures in on Saturday.

We will still have to wait on the vanity but at least I can take a bath.

I might just get some champagne to celebrate!

I will probably need it after all the clean up I have to do!

Oh Happy Days!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We are almost there!

We ran into another problem yesterday when measuring for the vanity. We have to get one custom made to fit our pipe situation! It won't be finished until the week of Christmas :(
Surprisingly it actually cost less than the premade ones you can buy. The top might be another story so we shall see.

Friday, December 3, 2010

DAY 14

Boy I will tell you, I sure didn't think this bathroom was going to take over 2 weeks to complete.
I was so excited when I came home today.
There is tile on the walls and floors. PTL

Don't worry I am not having red paint around my tub. LOL
This is a water proofing thing he painted on before the tile.
He left the bottom so that the top could dry and wouldn't slip down .
The guy that is doing our tile has been doing it for 40+ years, he might be a little slower but when he is done it will be wonderful.

the floor in the process. I am loving the tile I picked out.

Today we had our office Christmas lunch. We played White Elephant and look what I came home with!

Won't that come in handy cleaning my new tile (and my old)...
So happy with it.

Tomorrow begins our Basketball season. For the next 10-12 weeks our Saturdays will be spent in a gym somewhere watching Coco play ball. She made the A team.
It amazes me her love for sports. I was not a sporty kind of girl but I am glad that she is. I will spend every weekend doing this so that she can play as long as she gives it 100% and she always does. I truly believe that team sports teaches children so many things. Especially with her being an only child.

Have a wonderful weekend!