Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day = Fun Day!

Last night and into this morning, the weather was nasty. We woke up to a solid sheet of ice and temperatures in the teens with windchills in the single digits. Nothing that would qualify for a snow day up north, but by Texas standards, it definitely was. Lane decided not to risk the 45 minute drive to work and stayed home with us!! It's been such a great day!

LC made us pancakes for breakfast.

We all snuggled in the living room with the fireplace roaring.

We played and played and played... thank goodness the swing set is still in the living room.

LC and I had chili for lunch... the perfect cold weather food... yum!

The 3 of us took amazing naps! P for 3 hours and LC and I about 2 hours.

P and I haven't gotten out of our pjs all day!

The temps have risen above freezing and everything is melting away. It should be a low key evening and tomorrow will be back to normal.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Play Time

Yesterday morning, P and I met YaYaNonna (P's creation) at a local mall, so Payton could run off some energy. It was a dreary day and I didn't want to be cooped up in the house. I love this play area because 1. it's not very crowded and 2. the toys and the floor are squishy so the kids can't really hurt themselves.

Playing peek-a-boo with YaYaNonna

Climbing up the salt packet

Sliding down the big plate

"Licking" the ketchup. This girl loves her ketchup!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today, Lane and I celebrate 3 years of wedded bliss. This has probably been the best and the worst year of our marriage. God definitely gave us a few trials, but by leaning on Him, we came through with a greater love for each other and a much stronger marriage. I can't wait to see what's in store for us this year!

I never get tired of looking at our wedding pictures! It was such a great day and we had an amazing party. I loved the look and feel of our venue. I loved dancing like no one was watching and being completely in the moment. I wasn't worried (that happened the day before) about the food, the tables, the drinks.... I was worried about having fun and celebrating with my new husband! People still comment on our reception!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And the MacBook Goes Back....

After using it for several days, I decided I really didn't like it. at. all.

Lane thinks I return everything he buys me and says he's not buying me anything again. I hope he's not serious. It's fun to get presents from your hubby!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rock A Bye Baby

Payton thinks she needs to give her baby a ride on the rocking giraffe.

And then, just one wasn't enough... we had to add her other baby and 2 blankies to the mix.

Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming

Payton's been practicing her breast stroke in the tub every night. She'll be ready for the Summer Olympics in no time!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Photo Poll Glitch

Apparently, there was a glitch with the poll system the photographer used. I know Nonnie, Elaine and I all got a message on Thursday that said we couldn't vote again for 24 hrs and that would be Sunday at 9 pm or something crazy like that. After it happened again yesterday, I emailed Kristie and asked her if she knew anything about this. She looked into it, and there were major problems... a grandma's vote was being cast for the competition... can you imagine! I think was why the Kissing Kitchens went up to over 600 votes in a 12 hour period.

After a few back and forth emails, I half jokingly said, well, I think we should all win ;) And guess what? " will ALL be rewarded. This is the part where you start cheering. You will each receive 50% off your next session with me AND a 16X20 print of this image, lustre coated and mounted on styrene. No, it's not the canvas. But,it's pretty darn close and gives you another session to capture your family's special memories."

I'm so glad my competitive nature got the best of me.... otherwise, she wouldn't have known and those Kissing Kitchens would be the proud owners of a gallery wrapped canvas.

So, thank you all so very much for stepping in at the last possible second to help us win. Y'all are amazing and don't ever hesitate to send us something to vote for!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Oh y'all!  I seriously have the. best. husband. ever!  I'm blogging from a brand spanking new MacBook... because I mentioned a few times how I'd love one.  Granted, my computer is crapping out and our anniversary is in a few weeks, but still, I am one spoiled lady.

How in the world do I top this?

Vote for Payton!!

Oh y'all. I feel so terrible about this. I didn't read the email all the way and now my precious girl is in last place... we can't have that!

Our photographer is having a contest for the best photo of 2008. We are 1 of 4!!!

Please vote for Payton's Patootie... once a day until Sunday... She's the first photo... make sure to scroll down to vote.

Love you all!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Merry Christmas to Me,

but I don't think these should count as my Christmas present (our washer and dryer set is 5 years old and the washer doesn't like to spin all the water out so you end up doing at least 3 dryer cycles). Yes, they were expensive, but it's not like we can function without a washer and dryer. Kinda like getting a blender for your birthday... only a super duper, teched out blender... times 100.


I am excited that they're being delivered on Friday... just don't tell Lane.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve

For the second year, we spent NYE with the Renfrow family. This year, we decided to just spend the night so Payton could go to sleep and we wouldn't have to wake her up to go home.
Me, Grant, Payton, and Reese.... Payton and Reese were clearly too preoccupied to take a picture with me.
Playing kitchen in her jammies... she looks tired huh?
After the kiddos went to bed, Jeff and Lane built a fire in the outdoor fire place. We roasted a few marshmallows, but were freezing our hineys off so it was short lived.
While waiting for midnight, we played Partini. Lane was having a little too much fun with the molding clay... the champagne probably contributed to acting like an 8th grader.
It was girls against boys... Too bad they won this bouncer challenge.

For a clay challenge, you had to mold "Things found in a vending machine". Here, they're showing me how they would've molded "condom". Told you they were in 8th grade.... look how serious they are about it!
Mime challenge


Payton wanted me to share her New Year's resolutions with y'all.

She's jumping on Sasha's Couch to 5K bandwagon. All she needs is a running shirt ;)

And, she wants to cook more... and apparently with the biggest pots and pans we own.