Monday, November 29, 2010


I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm a little late posting about our Thanksgiving Day. For some reason we can't blog anymore at work (ugh!!!) and that's when I try to do most of my blogging. haha!! Oh, well...better late than never!

This year we spent Thanksgiving with Clay's family. Since I had to work this year and my brother was spending Thanksgiving with his in-laws, my parents decided to spend the week in Branson, MO. They had alot of fun, but I missed them very much.

My little man in his adorable Thanksgiving Day outfit! Always with a book in his hand :)

Bryson with his Mimi

Grandmother...a.k.a. Gigi and Bryson

Poor Bryant, he was feeling a little under the weather and all Bryson wanted to do was give him and hug and play!

Pop and Bryson calling for Dixie (that's the neighbor's dog next door)!!

Bryson had already eaten a plateful with me and then when he saw Pop at the table he decided he wanted what he had too. He's our human garbage disposal. Ha!

My two favorite men in the world!!!

After getting my belly full I needed to go home and get in the bed. That's the one downside I dislike about my job...having to work the holidays. But I wouldn't trade my job for anything. I am so thankful the Lord has blessed me with a wonderful place to work and amazing friends that I get to see every other week.
So Clay and B went over to my father-in-law's house to have dessert. Oh, don't think I didn't ask the hubs to bring me some know I did. HA!!! Clay had the camera in my absence, and the pictures didn't turn out all that great. What can I say...I'm the one who's in control of the camera most of the time.

The Travis Family...I can't believe how BIG Owen is getting. Oh, and the snowman you see in the background...Aunt Vanessa made it!

Aunt Erica with the boys

Pawpaw with his two favorite little men!

I hope y'all had a very BLESSED Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Door Tour...

Lianna over @ Growing Our Own Garden is hosting her Third Annual Christmas Door Tour...

I hope y'all can participate in this tour. It's so fun to get to see all the doors decorated for Christmas! Please snag the button above and help spread the word by creating a post about the Christmas Door Tour on your blog. Then on December 10th hop back over to Lianna's blog and link up to Mr. Linky and share your Christmas inspired front door.

Leave a comment letting Lianna know that you've posted about the Christmas Door Tour and you'll be in the running for an adorable Christmas surprise :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Uncle Tommy!

Happy Birthday Uncle Tommy!

from your favorite Sister, Brother-in-law, and Nephew!
We Love You Very Much!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

From Our Family To Yours...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts
with praise; give thanks to him and praise
his name. For the LORD is good and his love
endures forever; his faithfulness continues
through all generations. Psalm 100: 4-5

Monday, November 22, 2010

16 Months are sixteen months old! (yesterday)

I can't believe you are 16 months! Were in the world has the time gone? You are the most precious little boy and I am head over heels in LOVE with you :)

You weigh a little over 26 pounds
You are in size 4 diapers and 18-24 month clothes
You are growing up so quick!

You are SO ACTIVE! You are constantly on the go all the time. You love going from one end of the house to the other dragging out toys, rummaging through the kitchen cabinets, and getting into the bathroom drawers. Which means you keep me moving all the time!

You LOVE to read. You bring books to me and daddy all the time holding up them up and saying "wanna read?" It's precious!

You love to eat cinnamon toast waffles, apples, and yogurt for breakfast. I have let you eat Chick-fil-A several times and to my surprise you don't like it very much. Your favorite meal is probably potatoes, carrots and roast which is a good thing and I even let you try out feeding yourself with a spoon this week.

You are cutting a lot of teeth. I think we counted at least 11 and they are all coming in at the same time. It's made for a few long nights over the last couple of weeks.

You LOVE the bath and never want to get out. Your favorite thing is pouring water out of the tub.

You are so funny to be around! You can say some of the cutest things and I love that you can make me laugh ALL the time!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for my husband!

Marrying Clay was one of the best decisions I have ever made :) He is the BEST husband this girl could ask for! God has truly blessed me with a wonderful man who loves me and is the greatest father in the world to Bryson.

I'm not going to lie...our 4 years of marriage has had its up's and its down, but we have managed to work through it all. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for me and our family.

I love you Clay!!!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13 4-8

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hope Now

I've been struggling alot this week with different things and it never fails that the Lord will reveal a song or a scripture that reminds me that He is always looking out for me and He is always there.

I HEART this song by Addison Road! It's one of my all time favorite christian songs. It just reminds me to keeping "hoping" and that God is the source of my "HOPE!" HE WILL BRING ME THROUGH!!!

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for all of those who have served and are serving our country!

If it were not for these men and women and their families I wouldn't be able to live in a country where freedom is often taken for granted, where I can freely worship my love for Jesus, have a job that I am SO grateful for, and countless other things.

All three of my grandfathers served in WWII. I am so thankful for them. I am so honored to call them Poppy, Granddaddy, and Paw-Paw! I love you!

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Nana!


With LOTS of LOVE from Clay, Jennifer, and Bryson.

We love you!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fun Friday

Today has been so much fun! My mom and I decided to skip Christmas Village this year and just hang out and do a little shopping at old time pottery. For the last few weeks I've decided to completely redue my Christmas tree. Since Bryson is older and walking around and into EVERYTHING I thought this would be the perfect time to downsize my tree and totally revamp my Christmas decor!

Every year at our hospital there are companies and individuals that decorate/donate Christmas trees to be put up in the hospital lobby. There are probably around 15-20 trees decorated each year. They are some of the most beautiful trees I have every seen. A couple of years ago I found a tree that I fell in love with...

Isn't this top hat adorable?

I was able to find several things today to go on my tree. I have always loved the red and green Christmas tree look. I don't know how close my tree will come to looking like this one, but at least it gives me some direction and inspiration.

It just so happened that my brother and sister-in-law both had taken the day off so we stopped by there house and spent some time with them. They are in the process of repainting their master bedroom and it's going to look amazing. I can't wait to see it when it's all finished!

Aunt Michele was trying to teach Bryson how to play the piano. Besides all the sports that Clay is hoping Bryson will love, I do hope he'll be interested in playing the piano. That is something I wished I would have learned when I was younger.

Uncle Tommy outside with my nephew Cooper. Bryson of course was infatuated with the dogs. I didn't get a picture of her, but I also have a niece, Aspen, she's an Alaskan Husky and she is gorgeous! I love her to death!!!

Tonight I had a get together with some of the girls from our SS class! Ashley was sweet enough to have us over to her house for a Little Impressions Party. I can't go into to much detail because I purchased a few Christmas gifts and I would hate for family to find out...

but I just had to share this picture with y'all...

Bryson playing in the pool of balls! HA!!! Is this not the best idea? I think I will definitely be doing this for Bryson's 2nd birthday!

Hope y'all had a wonderful Friday!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

The month of November reminds me so much of thankfulness. At this time in my life I have so much to be thankful for! So during this month I thought I would blog every Thursday about what I am thankful for.

Today I am thankful for our families!

Even though Clay and I both come from divorced homes we have alot of family who love us. We would not be who we are today if it weren't for ALL of them!

My dad's family all moved to Texas a few years ago. We don't get to see each other as much as we would like, but when we do get together we create so many special memories! I love them all so much!

When Clay and I married I was so excited because he had 2 sisters! I didn't have a sister growing up and they have been such a blessing to my life over these last 4 years. This side of our family is growing so much and when we are all together we have some of the best times!

I don't know what I would do without these two people. Clay's grandparents have helped us out in so many ways. I can't thank them enough for what they have done for us. I consider them as my 4th set of grandparents.

These are 4 people that I don't know what I would do without! Words can't describe how much I love them. They have all made me into the woman that I have become. I love them with all my heart!

Since the day Clay and I started dating, my mother in law has welcomed me like her own daughter. She has always made me feel so special!

What can I say about my baby brother...growing up we fought and argued like most siblings do, but we've always had each others backs. When he married Michele, I could not have been more thrilled. She is the sister I never had! Their love for one another has taught me so much! God is blessing them in many ways!

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Granddaddy!

My Granddaddy turns 86 years old today!

I can't even begin to tell y'all what this man means to me. I spent alot of time with these two wonderful people growing up! They will tell you that they consider me and my brother as their own children :)

My grandfather has been a wonderful Godly influence and I love him very much. We love you granddaddy and hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more to come!!!

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