Monday, December 28, 2009

1st Annual Friends Christmas Party '09

This year my friends and I decided we would have a big dinner together and draw names for secret Santa. It helped us all out financially and it was really fun getting together for a little party to have our own little Christmas since we couldn't be together on Christmas. Our family is SO blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people! We really have the greatest friends in the entire world! They have helped us out so much this year with our financial situation and always spoil our little boy rotten. He is loved so much and it couldn't make me happier. :) God has always taken care of us and he has sent some pretty special people into our lives to get us through this crazy thing we call life. He is so good! Here are a few shots from that night. We did take group pics, but I'm going to have to steal those off Facebook, b/c they weren't on my camera!

Our little reindeer!

and Daddy reindeer :)

me with reindeer Mark!

the gifts!

opening one of his many gifts!

checking it out...

learning out to work his new race track

Mark at home with all of his gifts! Thank you!

Grace's 7th Birthday Party!

These pics are a little out of order, but you may not be able to tell. It just bothers me...

The birthday girl blowing out her candles.

Mark with his Uncle Blake.

Riding the carousel with cousin Ariel. This was the first time he rode so he wasn't too sure, but he rode it like 10 times after this. He def. wanted to stay on it all night!

Watching people roller skate in the next room.

Watching the carousel with Aunt Brandi.

He found a dragon to ride.


Having a blast :)

Riding the train with Mommy...I look more excited than him, but he did like it!

I didn't really like this ride, but I rode it with him anyway, although you can't tell by my face. My sister-in-law was making me laugh trying to take pics of us going in a circle!

The start of December

Marky Mark posing for me in front of the tree before bed one night :)

This was from another night before bed...this is prob. my favorite pic from Christmas!

Our tree! Mark did really well with the tree/presents this year. I thought he was going to be all into everything, but he learned quickly that it wasn't a toy!

Turkey Day '09 Part 2

Thanksgiving Day we had lunch with my Mom's side of the family at my grandparents' house. I only got a few shots for some reason. These are the best ones I got.

Mark with his new cousin, Aubrey. It was her 1st Thanksgiving and she slept through most of it.

Mark and his cousin, Aiden. They are such good buddies. I love that they have each other to play with.

Mark and his Paw-Paw, my Daddy. Two of my fav guys in the world :)

Turkey Day '09 Part 1

I should have posted this so long ago, but I'm trying to catch up before New Year's so bear with me :)
We had two Thanksgivings this year. We had our first with my in-laws the weekend before Thanksgiving b/c my father-in-law's work schedule. It was easier for us anyway. We always have to cram so much into one day.

Marky showing off his Turkey shirt I found on Etsy! I'm in love with Etsy!

Mark with the girls

Diggin' in

He loved the cranberry sauce, even just by itself :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Aubrey Wells is here!

My cousin Ashley and her husband Trey welcomed their first baby (girl) into the world on November 15th. She was born at 12:50 am weighing in at 6lbs 10oz and was 19.5 inches long. She is so cute and always alert. These are from the hospital when I went to meet her!

She's actually smiling in this one! She loves me already :)

Just us girls!
From left to right: my Aunt Cindy (Ashley's Mom and Aubrey's MiMi), me, Ashley, Aubrey, my Mom, and Lacey (my sis-in-law)

Auburn's Homecoming 2009

On Nov. 7, 2009 we took Mark to his very first Auburn game. He wasn't too sure about it at first, but by the end of the first quarter he was starting to get into it! We had a great time, and I loved showing Mark all about Auburn. It was fun seeing his reactions to everything and watching him soak it all in :)

Beautiful Jordan-Hare Stadium!

Here come the Tigers!


Watching the game with Daddy

My sweet boys :)

Me and my little boy!

The Adams fam (I wish Mark had been looking up...)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ariel's 3rd Birthday!

My niece is 3, and I can't believe it! She is getting more gorgeous every year, and she loves Mark to death! It is so sweet :) I'm glad that they are close in age. She had her party at Hollywood Connection in the Princess room, which fits her perfectly! We didn't get to stay very long b/c of the wedding, but the kids were having a blast while we were there.

Brandi helping me get a cousins picture!

Mark with his Aunt Brandi

Goldman kids with the birthday girl

Mark playing with his Blake. He loves him!

Grace is showing Mark how to work the microwave in the kitchen

Patrick's wedding

I seem to always start my blogs with "it's been a while since my last blog" and it really has this time. A lot has been going on, but I will try my hardest to catch up this week. It will only get worse with all the holiday activities we have had lately. Like I mentioned in my last post, my brother got married on October 31st, so I'm going to start off with that.
The ceremony was really sweet and we had so much fun at the reception. Mark kept us busy and we got to visit with our family. The boys got changed into their Halloween costumes and looked absolutely precious!

My nephew, Aiden

My crazy little Mark

My little brother and I

The Adams family...Mark was very sleepy!

My world!