Saturday, January 21, 2012

Congrats Jordan!

Congrats to our niece, Jordan for winning GMS eighth grade Most Beautiful tonight! We are so proud of you. You are beautiful inside and out. Here are some pictures from the evening...

Monday, January 16, 2012


I couldn't wait to put up our Valentine's decorations. After taking down all our Christmas stuff it's bland and boring around here. Its nice to have a little color during winter. I like adding to my collection, too. After Christmas I got on Etsy and found this cute handmade owl.
Its looks great hanging by the back door. The owl came with the red ribbon and I added the other ribbon to it. Love ribbon!! It is burlap and stuffed and different from anything I've seen lately.
I also found the cute blocks at Target to go on the coffee table and the kids like changing the words on them.

McKenzie and I love to drink hot chocolate, so had to have these cute mugs when I saw them. Everything is else is the same from last year. Happy Valentine's day!  It will be here in a few weeks...

Happy Birthday, Granny!

We would like to wish my Granny a very happy birthday today! She is 89. We had a little party Sunday afternoon at her apartment. We had alot of fun laughing, talking and eating cake and ice cream. (no pictures...I forgot our camera!)
Granny, thanks for always being such a wonderful grandmother and great grand to our kids. You are very special to us. We hope you have a great day!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Upward Basketball

Matt made his Upward Basketball debut tonight for the Little Grizzlies.  Matt did great and had a lot of fun!  I'll try to put a video on here at some point this season.  Here are a few pics.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Last Hurrah of 2011

The last two days of 2011, we went to Memphis for a final outing of the year.  We stayed at The Hilton on Poplar, which happens to be across the street from a Target.  What are the odds?  We went to a Memphis Grizzlies basketball game that night and had a good time watching them win.  We ate breakfast at Miss Polly's the next morning and did a little shopping and came home.  It was a fun way to send out the old year!  Here are a few pictures.

 The view from Heaven.  We were almost at the top, but really, in person it's not a bad view.

These two pictures were in front of the FedEx Forum.  Betty took these with her phone while I was taking pics for McKenzie with her iPod Touch.  I backed up so I could get the Forum in the shot better and almost got run over by a taxi!  
This was in the lobby of the hotel.  We've enjoyed our two stays there and it's our favorite hotel in Memphis right now.
This was the view outside our room's window.  We were on the ground floor and the wrap around pond was right outside our window.  Of course, the ducks were there outside the window when we woke up looking for our Dr. Dolittle!  
The kids loved the revolving door!  Matt called it "The Spininator"!