Monday, December 1, 2014

Gobble Gobble

This year we have a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.  A week before, Sam suffered a small stroke.  He is doing well and is in rehab working hard to get back in fighting shape!  But he needed to be in rehab during the holiday so this year we had to split up.  Jeff went to Jackson to be with his parents and so the girls and I went to Florence to celebrate with Carrie.  We were worried the girls might be too much to handle in Sam's room so they get to come on the next trip!  It was tough being apart.  But we were all where we needed to be!
 
We had a great time with Aunt Carrie and Morgan was thrilled to spend two nights with her!  Carrie hosted a perfect holiday and we had so much fun I didn't take enough pictures!  Mom got to Florence earlier in the week so the rest of us came later.  The girls, Dad, Grandma, Uncle Jim and I joined them on Wednesday.  It was a Thanksgiving filled with yummy food, family and one of Carrie's students stuck in town (I think Connie played 100 games of Memory with Morgan!).  It was wonderful!  After some Friday shopping, the girls and I went home to see Daddy! 
 My little turkeys (thanks Bubba for our festive pajamas!)
 Watching the parade
 Macie and RoRo
 Aunt Carrie and her girls
Jeff and Sam talking football!

Play Time

It's easy to get bored during holiday breaks from school so we had a play day with our friends!  The whole Schafer crew came to spend the day and all kiddos had a blast!  It is such a treat to watch the big girls play and watch the little two start to figure each other out.  I think I had just as much fun as they did! 
 Our big tea party!  Poor Patrick, he doesn't stand a chance with four girls!
 Macie and Patrick are too sweet together
My baby love

Our Last Tailgate

We were so excited to have Mom spend a few days with us while Dad was out of town.  Especially to celebrate her birthday!  We had a great week that just let to an even better weekend.  On Saturday we headed to Starkville to spend the last home game of the season.  And the Worley girls came with us!  We had a full house and it was tons of fun.We spent the whole day playing, eating and spending time together.  When game time came, Belinda took Emma Kate and Macie back to Tupelo while the rest of us went to the stadium.  We watched our Bulldogs beat Vandy and end the season with a perfect home record!  We made it home just before the rain came! 
 Picture with the girls
 My tailgating babies
 Macie with Mommy and RoRo.  Morgan wouldn't sit still long enough!
 Kathryn, Me, Mom and Belinda
 Lauren came by too!
 Last year I got Emma Kate her first cowbell for Christmas.  This year we went to the bookstore to pick out a sticker.  Just as we got it on the team drove by and we rang it loudly for them!
 Daddy and Morgan ready to cheer!
Spencer, Parker, Kathryn, Morgan and Me

Turkey Time!

One of my new favorite traditions is the FUMC Preschool Thanksgiving Program.  It is always so sweet and really kicks off the holiday season for me.  That, and the fact that Morgan loves it too!  This year was no exception.  She talked about practicing her songs at school and was ready to perform.  RoRo even came to watch the show!  The day of the program was RoRo's birthday so we were ready to celebrate.
 
When it was Morgan's turn to sing we were ready!  And then... nothing.  She played with her necklace the whole time!  Bless her heart.  She was so tired and not interested.  But she said she had fun.  And that's all that matters!  Oh, my little indian.  I guess we will wait until the spring to try again!
 Morgan's class is ready to sing
 Proud little indian
 How she spent the performance
 Family pic
 Morgan and RoRo
 Helping RoRo blow out the candles
Macie patiently waiting on her bite of cupcake!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bulldogs, Sparkles and Birthdays!

Another weekend, another Bulldog win!  Last weekend was State's Homecoming and we had another great day.  We didn't tailgate so we grabbed lunch in Starkville before heading to campus to visit the O'Nan's.  It was a beautiful day and we even got to sit with Mrs. Jan!  Game time was right at Macie's nap time.  But there was no sleep for her all game.  Crazy kid never wants to miss a thing!  But Morgan?  Crashed out during the first quarter!  Don't worry, she was wide awake when it was half time and time to see the queen and court.  Morgan asked to go see the "princesses" so we walked down to the field.  I was so proud of my big girl!  She was not shy at all and walked right up to each and every one of those girls to talk to them!  She complimented them on their dresses, earrings and shoes too.  And every girl was super sweet to Morgan and talked with her too.  It was great!
 
After the game we headed to Jackson to spend Jeff and Sam's birthday weekend there!  It was a quick trip but as always it was great.  The house is beginning to get packed up since they are getting ready for a big move!  I think it was a little bittersweet for Jeff to see that "For Sale" sign in the front yard.  I understand your pain buddy!
 Sweet Macie at lunch
 She can sleep anywhere!
 Well rested to cheer on our Dawgs! 
Morgan and her favorite "princesses"
A beautiful sunset coming back to our seats

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Another Win!

Another weekend, another win for our #1 Bulldogs!  After a few weeks away from Starkville, we were ready to tailgate and ring our cowbells!  We set up our tailgate and I was one happy girl when I got to spend the day with Kathryn, Ashley and their families.  We missed Stephanie, but we had a wonderful time catching up!  Sissy came to Tupelo for the weekend so we got to enjoy the day without chasing the girls around.  Saturday was the first super cold night of the season and we knew Macie needed to stay at home.  Thankfully Sissy came to the rescue!  Carrie ended up having an extra ticket for me in the new Loge part of the stadium and I got to watch the game in style!  I didn't feel too bad for leaving Jeff to sit with his Dad and Uncle Tom!  Even though the game was a little too close for comfort, we had a great day! 
 Kathryn, Ashley and me
 Happy Birthday Kathryn!  She had some great help blowing out her candles!
 Carrie and Bobby got to join us too!
 Not too shabby I must say
 Drew came to visit us too!
After the win... Go Dawgs!

Feathers Feathers Everywhere!

This Halloween was super fun!  With a closet full of princess dresses, and the Frozen obsession still in full swing, I could have sworn Morgan would want to be Elsa and Anna.  But not my silly girl!  She chose a flamingo for her and a peacock for Macie.  She wanted to be fancy birds!  The girls loved their costumes and looked precious.  We continued our tradition of trick-or-treating in our neighborhood with the Schafer and Abraham kiddos.  It was very cold!  But the kids had a great time! 
 At Morgan's class party
 My fancy birds!
 Miss Flamingo
 Miss Peacock
 Aunt Carrie came to trick-or-treat too!
 On our way to meet our friends
 Abraham's, Leddy's and Schafer's
Trick-or-treat!
 We even found Mrs. Rose!
 The silly girls
 Morgan and Carsyn
 After the kids had their fill of the cold weather, we came home to pass out candy to the rest of the kids who came by.  Both girls loved it and sat by the door to wait on everyone!