Thursday, November 29, 2012

O Christmas Tree

Monday night was our yearly put up the tree at Mama's night. My sisters, mom and I all get together have dinner then put up Mama's Christmas tree and watch It's A Wonderful Life. I love that we all do this together it is always one of my favorite things at Christmas time. It's A Wonderful Life is one of the best Christmas movies out there I start watching Christmas movies early (usually around October if not before) but that one I don't watch until I have seen it at Mama's it's just something special about watching it with them.
This year Mama got one of her Christmas presents early from my sister and her family. She gave her a train set to go around her tree and she loved it!

Mama pulled out all of the ornaments and my sisters and I decorated (with Mama's supervision lol).

Every year going through them I love seeing the same ones over and over that have a special meaning. Trips, ours from when were were kids, the ones that still make us laugh.
This is one we always get a good laugh at!  We pull it out every year laugh and put it back in the box for next year to do the same thing again. It doesn't actually go on the tree.

The finished tree. 
Very blurry but Lindsey and Mama putting the train set together.


Leslie was totally engrossed in the movie.

The Train is set up!
My sisters and I - You may have to get older but you can still be big kids at heart.
The part we all cry at EVERY year is at the end when Harry makes his toast to his brother George Baily "the richest man in town". No it has nothing to do with money and I think that what makes it so special. Far to often we get caught up in the monetary and wanting to get ahead but that's not what really matters it's family, friends and helping others. Nobody will remember what you wore, how much you spent on them,  what job you had or what you did there, the car you drive or how big your house is what they will remember is how you acted, how you treated others and if you made a difference in their life. I love that his movie reminds me of that every year especially this time of year.
What is your Christmas tradition?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was perfect they let us off at 12 on Wednesday and didn't have to be back at work until Monday so it was a nice long break. Wednesday afternoon I got to visit with my mom, niece and nephew.  Thursday was a busy day we went out of town for  lunch with my family.
Sorry there are a ton of pictures in this post and a second sorry that some are not all that clear I took them with my phone and it seems be giving out on me some I also snagged from Mama (thanks M).
Leslie, Chris and Mason
Mason made the chair his own push toy.

He loved looking out the door and seeing Gabby
Time for football. My cousins Carrie & Ryan

Me and Bryan. Mama took several now I just need to figure out what is going on our Christmas card this year.

Katie, Wanda, Ashley and Robert
 Love this happy face.

Chris, Mason and Grammy
Mason throwing the football with Daddy to cousin Ryan.

He loved his pumpkin pie!
Thursday night we were meeting at Mama's to shop online together. Once we got there L3 decided to go out of town to shop so I went with her. By the time we got home we had both been up over 24 hours and even though we had fun together it was pretty much a shopping disaster. We really didn't have a game plan when we left and I had pretty much finished shopping other than a few things. I think one year we need to go just to watch people... it really is funny. We were the ones picking things up and then putting them back because the lines were to long. Several stores we walked to and if the lines waiting to get in or check out were to long we kept going... sorry my time is worth something especially when we were both ready to crash. Guess we were not good Black Friday shoppers. Oh well we had fun!
One of the funniest moments was when we were in a department store and Leslie saw the cologne that her husband wore back in the day. The woman behind the counter asked could she help us and L3 just wanted to find out how much it was. The lady told her and then Leslie made the comment that it was what her husband wore about 10 years ago. The woman's face was PRICELESS she was so confused. L3 looks VERY young to begin with and she has been with her husband since high school. We could not stop laughing after that the woman must have thought she was a child bride or something.
Sunday went out of town to do Thanksgiving with Bryan's family. It was a great day filled with family and friends I just wish we could all get together and visit more often!
Bryan with his Mom and sister.

Bryan played horse for who knows how long. I don't know who has more energy him or Regan it is pretty much a toss up.
When we left Bryan took me to see Breaking Dawn II - FINALLY! It was so amazing I just can't believe it is all finished now!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Weekend

This past weekend was busy but full of fun. Saturday I spent most of the day at home getting out Christmas stuff that I keep in the house (which is not that much). I did get the bathroom done (yes I do change out  even the shower curtain). I also got a few other things up but most of my Christmas stuff is in the garage I really need my own storage shed just for decorations because I really could fill it up. Hint hint B.
Sunday we went out of town for the 1st of 3 Thanksgiving meals. The home where Bryan's Grandma lives put on their Thanksgiving and had all of the families of the residents come. It was a huge turnout it was so good to visit and see all of his family.
Bryan and his Grandma
Yes those are stickers on B's shirt. Regan gave them to him and he was still sporting them when we got home.

Beth (his sister) Regan (niece) and Bryan

B's brother, dad, grandma and mom

Regan and me

When we got back Bryan started pulling out my many many many boxes of Christmas decorations out of the garage. I talked Bryan into helping me with the tree this year he usually puts it up but doesn't help decorate it since he is usually gone. Since he was home we put on Elf and watched that while we decorated. I really need to get a 3rd tree since not all of my ornaments fit on this one anymore but the problem is finding another place to put one. I am seriously thinking about getting a skinny tree for the bedroom so I can have all of my ornaments up. Once all the decorations are up I will put up the pictures.

This is just a small section it's like this all over I have to get another one!
I am hoping to get the village and the other tree up tonight. Fingers crossed.
Have you decorated yet?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Nail Files

Today I am linking up with Fabulous but Evil and My Vickilicious Life for Nail Files.

The first is actually from last week I just didn't get a chance to link up.

This is OPI Metro Chic (one of my all time favorites) with the accent Nail Avon in Sparkling Sky
This one to be honest I don't remember the name of this one I didn't even have it one for a whole day. I think some shades of pink (even this one ... on somebody else)  look really pretty  again on some people but it is not a color I like on me at all.
This one is still really different for me but I actually really liked it. It had more of a brownish tone to it so much. It is OPI Leotard Optional.

I also got a Nailtini polish in my Ipsy bag this week and used it over the one above. I can't wait to try it over a green.

What are you wearing this week?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Last Week

Last week and this past weekend was busy but great! I got to spend a ton of time with Mason, Leslie and Mama and seeing Mason is always the highlight of any day! B was out of town so I was visiting a lot!
Last Tuesday I posted that I was going out of town Christmas shopping with my mom, sister and nephew Mason. We had so much fun! It was kind of a gift fail for me since I was shopping for Christmas I could not seem to find much but had the best time.
Getting on the road!
We ate at the Cheesecake Factory which I had never been to and it was delicious!
Mason was like I see the door to food you all are looking the wrong way!
 Lemons... well they made him make funny faces but he kept on going back so he must love it!
Mason with his Mommy  

This is the 4 cheese pasta and it was to die for!

Okay so I am the weird one I am not a pie, cheesecake, or cake person and I hate brownies... I know how right? Just not for me I do however love chocolate chip cookies but any who. I have tried cheesecake in the past and HATED it. Since we were at the Cheesecake Factory I had to at least try theirs we all shared this one and I loved theirs (well loved all but the crust goes back to the whole I don't like pie thing)!
Full belly and happy boy ready to head into the next store!
Riding along in the store...

Shopping was fun but it is very exhausting!

When we got back to Mama's Leslie and Mason played a little ball before his bedtime.
On Wednesday I was back at Mama's to visit but really who could stay away from this sweet face?

He loved my Diet MD bottle... hope he stays away from the soft drinks when he gets older they are addictive!
Saturday and Sunday I was back at Mama's. Saturday afternoon Grammy and I went for a stroll with Mason.

It just doesn't get any better than this being home with family and a beautiful sunset.


This is one happy little boy playing with Mommy...

I'm flying!
Sunday was a gorgeos day so we all enjoyed the outside for a little while.

Such a sweet one of Mason & Leslie!

Mason LOVES Molly my mama's cat.
He sees Molly.
He thinks he can catch her! 
Mooches to Grammy before going home! 
It was the best time! All the guys were gone so the girls got to spoil Mase!

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