Sunday, November 29, 2009

Decking the Halls!

Sophie helping Daddy with the lights.....

William was up til 1:00am putting up lights! There was lots of coffee consumed.

See the deer up in the trees. Good thing we had a bunch of teenagers this weekend. They did stop and help William get them up there. (the rest of the time they were possum kicking)

Let's end this post with a picture of my favorite girl!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Pictures

The Pumpkin Banana Pie and Pumpkin Tart! The Pie turned out really well. William did an excellent job on the meringue! The tart, lots of holiday flavor, but i don't think I'll be doing that one again.

Sophie, Levi, and Grandaddy with their bellies full!

Sophie pushes way faster than the battery will take him. And I think they both like faster.

Sophie was mesmerized by the tree. Carefully checking out all the different ornaments. Even the ones tucked deep into the tree.

Finally finished the tree this evening.....It's 9:30 and William's on his second pot of coffee, still in the yard putting up lights....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving and Grandmothers

It's our second Thanksgiving with our daughter. A year has already gone by. This one a little different from the last. She's more aware of "something" going on. Today was wonderful. I loved that Sophie was so into the cooking scene. From the candied yams to the chocolate chess pie. And after her first bite of pie she looks at me and says..."ummmm, goooood." I loved watching my mom cook in the kitchen when I was small. It all just brings back lots of memories.
I have so much to be thankful much. Man, I wish my grandmother was still here. She and Sophie would enjoy each other so much. She taught me so many things coming up, always into etiquette, kept up with the latest fashions, made sure I used correct English. She would cringe at some of the stuff I've picked up over the past few years. She was a caregiver...a very good one. She took joy in taking care of her family. ALL her family. She loved the holidays and made them seem like a Christmas Movie. Table nicely set, delicious food, dressed to the "T". I miss her very much. I am so grateful for the influence she had over my life. Without her, I'm really not sure who I'd be today. She was a very strong women. One that I am very proud to call MY Imogene!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Sophie's love for her razzies (dogs) is alot stronger than I had realized. Our Razz loves my little Sophie. Chloe could care less and Sampson is still not very comfortable around her...probably related to the fact that I just am a little weary of the last two myself so they are not around her like Razz. They are older and not really used to children. Sophie of course loves them all. Last week Chloe did have yet another surgery on her toe. We got her there early, waited for the techs to come from the back to get her. Chloe was under foot as I was holding Sophie in my arms. Everyone was of course talking about how cute baby girl was and then it happened. Sophie had every one of those girls tearing up and the tech keep apologizing as he took Chloe to the back....Sophie had a total melt down...where were they going with her razzie!!! So after a few moments she gain composier and she was all smiles again.(Chloe is home and needs our prayers as her toe is not healing very well)
Sunday night Sophie got her jammas on and cuddled on the couch with moma for some Wizard of Oz. She was mesmerized! Really into it. Then came the part were the mean old lady was taking Toto away from Dorothy and Dorothy was sooo upset. WELL, so was Sophie she turned to me crying and put her face in my chest. William and I were amazed. I got her to turn and see the part where Toto jumps out of the basket and runs back to Dorothy. That made her feel alot better....and of course I let her watch the munchkins but after that it was time for bed. (That wicked old witch gave me nightmares when I was small.) Anyway, the girl LOVES her razzies.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Love MY Weekend!

This weekend went by waaaayy too fast. Saturday was incredible. Last year we took Sophie with see Santa. This year we went by ourselves. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I Love Christmas. Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, cooking in the kitchen, family and friends, decorating to the "T". (William hates Bing btw, but he puts up with it for me.) I love it ALL. And now to have Sophie with us, it's just completes us. There's so much I want to teach her. I want her to know where the "Christmas spirit" is found. Not under a tree or in a stocking, but in family and friends. Jesus Christ is the one and only reason for the season. And without Him, what are we celebrating? And with Him....oh the joy that is found. I'm sooo looking forward to our trip this year. Hoping to make lots of memories. I'm sure we will.....
Back to Saturday, after finishing our Christmas List, we had a nice dinner and then went to see The Christmas Carol in 3D. I was sooo disappointed. However, since we had not been to the Theater since we were DATING, the experience was AweSOMe!!! I'm ready to go back to see like an action movie of something. It was so cool. Plus being in the back of the cinema with my dear husband did bring back some memories...maybe we'll get a chance to go again before another decade passes.....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

China Adopt Talk

Check out all the beautiful babies at China Adopt Talk. Thing One and Thing Two are way cute!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Little Fall Fun!

One hand it the pumpkin and it was all over.... Sophie had to have a spoon! Afterwards we cooked her seeds. She really liked that.

Getting ready to go out for the evening.

Last stop before going home to try to wash all that glitter off!