Saturday, January 9, 2010


After returning to school on Monday from a two week break, we ended up getting 2 more snow days on Thursday and Friday! It's always hard going back after a break so I was very glad to have a couple of more days to enjoy with Addie. It's hard for her to adjust @ daycare too. She likes staying home with her mommy!:)

I dressed her and we stayed out for about 10 minutes just so she could see and feel the snow for the first time. Her snow boots that I bought back in the summer finally came in handy! Actually, we spent more time chasing after the dogs..don't ask!!! Once she got out there, she sat on her bottom because she wanted to come down the steps. She loves being outside. Little did she know how cold the snow would be. Once she fell, she said "cold"! Of course her hands were freezing because she didn't want to wear her gloves. Anyway, she walked around for a few and I took a few pics. Then, we headed inside where it was warm! Afterwards, we left for Nana's house to visit on my day off. Portland had already received more snow than we did the day before. The weatherman didn't really get their days right because they were calling for a lot on Thursday, but they got more on Friday. By the time I left there, the ground was covered. We didn't play, but it was nice to look at it through the window!

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Christmas in KY...the last of 3!!!

Finally, I'm finishing up the last of 3 blogs for our Christmas celebrations! We had lots of fun, but glad it's over. It's kinda stressful shopping for all and going from place to place. Anyway, we go to Scott's sisters' house on Christmas morning to have dinner and open gifts w/the family. The kids open first at one time, then the adults. It's usually late that night when we get back into town so we are usually pretty tired. This year, Addie enjoyed opening her presents a little more and was more aware of things. It was a good Christmas!!!

Sweet Addie Bugs

Nana, Pops and Ethan

Cousin Jenna

Cousin Hope and Andrew

Aunt Mitzi and Addie

Daddy helps put together the shopping cart

Aunt Sandy and Uncle Steve w/Jenna

Loving her gifts!

The cousins playing

Playing w/a box

They love their shopping carts.

One tired little girl!

She's out for the night!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas '09 @ Nana & Papa's

Christmas Eve at my parent's house is always a good time. We head over there Xmas Eve to hang out and eat. Then, we all get comfy in our jammies and wait patiently (yeah, right) to start opening our gifts that night. We've done it this way for as long as I can remember. Mom decides where everyone will sleep and we all stay the night and have Santa the next morning. There have been times when Santa had to leave gifts for 8 kids that morning! My sister and I continued getting "Santa" in the morning until we were about 25..hehe! This year, it was only 3 kids. My nieces got theirs that night because they had to leave for Disney World Xmas morning, and other cousins came early this year. Our tradition changes a little bit each year because our family keeps growing! Not everyone spends the night now. It was getting hard for Santa to carry the gifts from house to house plus some families have changed! We've had anywhere from 16-18 people stay at once before. It can get crazy:0) After things settle that next morning, we have breakfast. Then Scott, Addie and myself leave to head to L'ville for another family Xmas...more food, fun and presents!

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