Thursday, December 24, 2009


ok, so, for some reason one of the slide shows won't appear to work but if you click on the title of the blog, it will. So, the 2nd one below is pics from thanksgiving at Ed and Rita's! We had sooo much fun! the other one is from our girls' Christmas party :)

Pictures from amy

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Pictures from amy

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Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

This is absolutely my favorite time of year! I can't believe it's already here. It seems like it was just the 1st week in December just a minute ago...I am ready...all the gifts are wrapped and I can't wait to see Kathleen tomorrow, even though she won't have a clue what's going on:)

I started out the month going to the Sugarplum market which got me in the Christmas spirit! It's a marketplace in Florence that goes on every year with all types of different vendors and goodies. It's a lot of fun. On the 11th, was our girls' Christmas party. Once again, it was sooo much fun! we all used to get together in high school and just started it back up last year. We had some great finger foods and played dirty santa. It was quite interesting this year:) there are always some wonderful gifts and it seemed like there were a few more hostile situations than last year...haha! the best part is afterwards when we all just sit around and talk and catch up. I feel so blessed to be able to still get together with my high school friends. (I posted pics in previous blog!)
Then, that Saturday, we headed to Adairsville for a basketball game that honored the team of 1999 that went to state. Mack was on the team and he really wanted to go and see everyone. We had a good time and Kathleen enjoyed her 1st basketball game :) Then, that Sunday was our Christmas dinner at church. Boy, was it yummy! The play was really cute and Kathleen apparently wanted her own part cause she 'talked' for the last half of was cute! At least she wasn't crying :) She did so well! then, it was time for her 1st experience with Santa! I got a few pic but none that were that great. the 1st one, you can tell she is pulling his beard(I was so afraid she was going to pull it off!) She didn't cry at all and she was so cute! The Christmas dinner at church ALWAYS gets me soooo excited about Christmas!! It was my favorite event of the year growing up and i hope Kathleen will get to enjoy it like I did. Just a wonderful time....

My birthday was on the 15th so Mack took me out to eat. It was also Kathleen's 5 month birthday! It was a great day-other than having a nail in the side wall of my tire and having to buy a new one :P Itook off half the day and just spent the afternoon with Kathleen which was a wonderful gift in itself. She and Mack gave me a charm for my Pandora bracelet with Kathleen's birthstone on it....beautiful!!! Mack and went to Texas Roadhouse. the food was awesome-can't say the service really was, but it didn't ruin my time :)

On that Friday night, I planned to take Kathleen to see Santa and do a few things in town. So, my friends wanted to go out to eat for my birthday and Jenn wanted to take Addison to see Santa as well. so we all met in florence at the mall and saw Santa Clause. Kathleen was so funny. she just looked up at him and pulled his beard and was just so chilled out. I don't think she really cares too much who is holding her as long as SOMEONE is :) My camera wasn't quick enough to get some very good shots of her but oh well. It was so fun! then me, Kat, Jenn, Addison, molly and Cecilia went to eat at Texas Roadhouse again! It was delicious again! Kathleen fell asleep and Addison kept us entertained:) Well, Kathleen was asleep until my WONDERFUL friends told the waitress it was my birthday. I didn't even know it til they came up with a stinkin saddle and about 5 people. They make you get up on the saddle and then tell everyone it's your birthday and they even told how old I was!!! come on! then everyone in the restaurant yells 'yee doggie'! sooooooo embarassing! Jenn has some pics of me on there... will have to get those later :)

That Saturday, the 19th was my Mom's birthday. My older sister, Stacy and her husband, Matt and my nephew, Will all arrived from North Carolina. We all gathered at Momma and Daddy's to eat for our birthdays. we had a great time as always! that night, Mack and I went home and put the finishing touches on Christmas dinner for the next day.

So, on Sunday, we had Kathleen baptised. What a wonderful and blessed day it was!!!!! The Burtons came up for the occasion and then we had the Burton family Christmas at our house (in case, you couldn't tell-this was a BUSY weekend for us!!!) the Baptism was great...I knew she was getting so tired. We got up there and she started spitting and then barely fussed for a second and then went right to sleep!! She was just an angel! didn't even cry when the water hit her!! And she looked beautiful. My Momma made the dress and bonnet and I couldn't be more proud for her to wear it. She has made all the grandkids gowns. My older sister Stacy and Matt are her godparents and we are very excited about that. We know she is so loved by them. It was just a great day. We got home and stuck casseroles in the oven, finished up the ham, put out dessert and gobbled it all up! Mack and I couldn't believe how much food we had!! then we opened presents...Mack got my name and he got me a massage-he's so good about the massage thing! I think he thinks I need it so I will relax :) haha. We had a wonderful time and I hated to see everyone go.

Kathleen got a camo dress from Granddad! :)
So, here we are about to be Christmas again. What a wonderful time of the year! I am so excited about it being Kathleen's first and it just makes it so special. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and enjoys all the time they can with their loved ones!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, November 23, 2009

4 months and some other random things...

Just want to give a shout out to a blog that I purchased something from...

cute, cute, cute stuff and she has posted the dress she made for my little girl on there. The infant dress with the owl applique and Kathleen in pink is mine and I can't wait to get it! :)

She was sitting beside me in the recliner and this was how she fell precious :)

So, Kathleen turned 4 months old this month! where has the time gone?!? We went for her 4 month check up on the 16th. She weighed 13lb. 7 oz and was 24 and 3/4 inches long!! She's a tall girl :) She looked great which was wonderful news. But, then came the shots. she had already gotten fussy cause the nurse took forever to get back in there after the doctor left-maybe she just realized where she was and what was about to happen :( So then she was mad when the nurse held her legs down and just plain flat out angry at the world when she got her shots. I'm pretty sure EVERYONE in the office knew she wasn't happy-I've never heard her scream like that. Oh it just tears me up! But, we got through it. She cried until we left the office and she just wanted everyone to know how upset she was-bless her :(
She started rolling over this past week which has been amazing to me. It was like she caught on to it and hasn't stopped since :) That, and spitting. I don't know where she got it from, but just in the last week she has started this spitting phase. It's hilarious and oh so messy at the same time! I have been tryin to catch her rolling over on video for a while with no luck. I will get it sometime...

Last weekend we went to Georgia to visit Mawmaw and Granddad. We had a great time. Mack and Ed hunted and the girls shopped :) We met our friends Zach and Jennifer in Cartersville before we left so she got to meet them. This weekend, we spent Friday at my Mom and Dad's for a little while with the cousins. Then Saturday me and my best bud Jennifer went shopping in Huntsville. We met Stacy there and we had such a great time! Then that night we played a game called Loaded Question and just had a great time. Sunday morning we went to church, then Walmart and home. Ed and Rita came to get Kathleen at 11. Yes, that's right...she'll be gone til we get there on Wednesday....what was I thinking??!! I about had a mental breakdown when she left but then was fine. I sure do miss that precious face but i know she's in good hands:) My Mom and I went to the Thanksgiving dinner at church. It was delicious and we had a great time! I went and did a little shopping afterwards. I still have quite a bit to do for Christmas...

My Mom smocked this dress and I love it! Probably one of my favorites!

We are heading to Georgia for Thanksgiving with Mack's family. We are sure to have a great time and I'll post about it when we ge back!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stacy and Will's visit, Halloween with Mawmaw and others

My older sister, Stacy and nephew, Will arrived 2 weeks ago. and on October 30, we had his 1 year birthday party. I was so excited to see everyone and i love family functions. and we all had a great time. See all the pics...BUT, there was one unexpected party favor that everyone got....a stomach bug. My niece, Mamie, had had diarheaa a couple of times but we just thought it was probably something she ate as she is starting to put everything in her mouth these days. Apparently that wasn't the case. It was a highly contagious stomach virus. Mack was sick Saturday night along with just about everyone else at the party. He hada couple of days worth of being so sick. I only got sick once on Sunday night and I was fine on Monday although i stayed out of work 2 days to make sure I wasn't contagious and didn't share this lovely creature with everyone I work with. Kathleen had diarheaa but never acted like much was bothering her. I started her on Pedialyte almost immediately to keep her from dehydrating if she did have it. Mack and I walked around with bandanas on our faces for a day. I'm surprised she wasn't terrified of us. I couldn't take her to my Mom cause she had it too. It was such a mess! Everyone's recovered now but whew... Mawmaw (Mack's mom) came and she left without being sick but had a bad day after she got back home...sorry Mawmaw!! Meanwhile, before anyone came down with anything, Halloween day was so fun!

One of my great friends, Jessica, came by to meet Kathleen for the 1st time!
Our trip to the pumpkin patch!

We dressed Kathleen up in all her little outfits for the day. She was hilarious! I had just bought her a little pink leopard sleeper from Walmart. It was perfect! We ended not getting her out and we had a few visitors of our own. I had just about all the Disney princesses come by....they were so precious! My favorite pic is of Kathleen in the pumpkin. Don't think we're the only ones who are that cruel :) I got the idea from a friend of mine who sent me a pic of her nephew screamin when they tried to stick him in it. Kathleen took it quite well :) haha. Then Mack and I decided since we had a babysitter to dress up ourselves and go to the annual Connolly Halloween party. I have had a German girl costume for 3 years now and have not done anything in the past few years to be able to wear. I was shocked I could even still fit in it:)

Last week was a good week-other than being sick.The other pics are just some random ones from this past weekend. Kathleen and I went to Addison's (my friends Jennifer's little girl)birthday party Saturday. we had a great time!
this one she is intently watching tigger and pooh:)Then Sunday I decided to try and take Kathleen to church-alone. She was a perfect angel! she just smiled at me for a little while in her car seat and then got squirmy. she was fine til right towards the end. I left a little early (I'm pretty paranoid about lots of people and germs-I've already had some bad experiences). But, I was so glad we made it without any meltdowns :) Here is a pic of her in her pretty dress(thanks jenn!)...

I have almost completed my first smocked dress. Just lack the buttons and hemming it. I'm quite proud and can't wait to start on my next project. I could stay at home all day and make stuff...seriously. i love it!