Thursday, December 4, 2008

Freezing here in NWA!!!!

This weekend was my best friend, Jessica's birthday! She turned the big 3-0 and we were so excited to celebrate with her. So we got a sitter and had a great time! She rented out the suite at a brand new, awesome hotel here, FUN!!
Me, Tara and Nicole surprised Jess with sushi and decorated the room for the party. We had so much fun! We even took advantage of the suite, kicked Denny out (her fiance) and got ready with here for her big night (Love you Denny =))!!


Me and sis's!My most favorite girls!!!Me and My Shane at dinner!Being silly =)...Tara and the Birthday girl!Mom and Jake!
All the pretty girls!!Me and Jess!
Happy Birthday Jess!! You know we love you and that you are the long lost 4th sister =)! I am so glad that I have you as my best friend!!!! I hope you had a great birthday and you do not look a day over 29...just kidding =) your gorgeous!!....WE LOVE YOU!!!!!


It is officially Christmas time here in NWA!! We are freezing to death, it even snowed Sunday!!! Usually I love the cold weather and cannot wait, but lately it is aggravating me!! First example: Monday night we loaded up and went to the Rogers Christmas Parade. The kids were all dressed up in cute winter gear and I was ready for some photo ops....this is all we got in the whole 15 minutes we were outside....
Then we loaded back up in the van, cranked up the heat and watched the Parade from there =). Claire passed out at the end of the night...


Second example: Today I took the kids to have their pictures made outside. I found this awesome photographer and was soooooo excited! The kids were dressed so cute in coats and things and we were ready to Cheese! Well, we went to downtown Rogers at the railroad tracks to take the pics. It was soooooooo cold, Claire and O were just shaking, but still trying to smile (maybe because of some bribery). But I was starting to feel bad and then a train went by and thoroughly freaked them both out....pictures done, rescheduling for next week when it warms up (hopefully). I cannot wait for these pictures as they are going to be dressed so cute...but here is a sneak peek of them in the car afterwards warming up =).


Although, cold weather has it's advantages too. Last night I was glad it was cold when I was able to go to the movies with the ladies in our church group. We saw Four Christmases and had hot drinks afterwards. Cute movie and you should soooooo try the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate at Starbuck's, trust me!!!!

When I got home last night , I came home to Shane, Claire, Owen and Oscar all horsing around having a good ole time! Then I look for Cooper and find him like this...He even has the Christmas spirit!!!
Hope you are having a great week so far...tomorrow's Friday!! I am off to our Church's Ladies' Night Out Ornament Exchange!! Hopefully the next post will be all my Christmas trees!!!



17 comments:

Kristy said...

I am LOVING that Claire has her legs crossed even when she is asleep!
We will be freezing our buns off tomorrow night at our parade. =)

Meghan Appleberry said...

I have read through some of your posts and your kids are so cute and hilarious!!! I love the pic of your little girl with her legs crossed while she's asleep. So cute!

Amanda said...

I'm the third to say it, but...LEGS CROSSED! Too funny! O looks like quite a lady killer in that hat! I hope your pictures are great next week!

Megan said...

So funny that Claire's legs are crossed while she is sleeping! She is so sassy! I can't wait to see your Christmas tree's!

The Heckathorns said...

What cuties! And i'm like the 5th person to say it but Claire's legs crossed while sleeping is too sassy! LOL! Poor cuties looked like little popsicles in the last few pictures! And you always have fabulous pictures! Can't wait for the Christmas decor pics! :)

Maggie said...

Very cute pictures!! I love the cold too, but NOT if I have to be out in it, LOL. I'll have to try that Hot Chocolate!!

Love the pic w/ Claire asleep w/ her legs crossed, and those are some mighty handsome pics of Owen!!

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES!!!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

Awe, cold kiddos!!! I love a good picture of them sleeping in the carseat...so cute!
Keep warm and happy December!!!

Christy said...

I just love looking at your blog and all of the amazing creative things you do! I got to your blog from addison's and I love all of your great ideas and decorations! Your kiddos are beautiful!!!

Lane said...

Oh my word I love the picture of Claire asleep with her legs crossed. Always a lady! :)

Can't wait to see the professional pictures!!

Jessica said...

Great b-day pictures!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful and amazing night. I couldn't have asked for anything more. I will have those memeories forever. I feel so blessed to have y'all as my family.

I LOVE Owen's hat!!!

Jessica said...

If y'all are out shopping give me a call - we can do lunch. I need to pick up a few things for Denny and A LOT of things for me - joking (not really) - no I really should wait for Atlanta!!! No really I will be out running around.

MISS Y'ALL!!

Jessica said...

Last one - How can I forget about my Coopper boy. Love the sleeping Cooper with Santa!! Speaking of Santa, I want Santa pictures with me, Denny and Buzz.

Hollie said...

the fact that claire sleeps with her legs crossed is priceless!

morewineplease said...

Great pics.... looks like a fun party, and I love your dress!!
The kids look darling in their "before photos"

The Heckathorns said...

Oh, and I tagged you. :) One of those crazy fun meme things. LOL!

Tara Gibson said...

love the parade pics! Your kids are just the cutest ever! Im glad cooper likes the santa I got o : )

AmyT said...

your mom is beautiful!! all you girls are! I love how your daughter fell asleep...legs crossed - ALL girl!!