Monday, November 28, 2011

Lexi's First Caming trip

Last weekend we went camping since the hubs had off and he wanted to. It was not as bad as I expected it would be but it wasnt my idea of fun. Lexi had a blast though! I will let the pics do the talking.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, & Weekend Catch Up!

We have have had a wonderful weekend! It was so relaxing and such a nice time! Thanksgiving we had family time and Lexi met some new family and close friends. We pretty much just hung out all day and relaxed before we went out for Black Friday. Lexi has been a cranky pants all weekend so she just stayed with me and Ryan mainly. Her YaYa watched her Thursday night when we went shopping and I think she had a blast! She slept great and we got a full  nights rest, which was such a treat!!
Black Friday- what a DISASTER!! They should most definitely do away with it or do it differently or something. We went to Walmart at 8:30 because Ryan's cousin Rachel wanted a laptop and we wanted to get in line early for some nice deals. Well we walk in and it is a mad house! All the things that weren't supposed to even open til 10pm were opened and people were everywhere. It wasn't handled correctly at all. There was almost fights over Xbox and other electronics. Well at 10pm we decided to check out-which took forever. This is where I got pissed. Walmart decided that if the items weren't ringing up at the right price that they won't price correct it! How ridiculous is that? Your ad says one thing and you aren't going to stick by it? Wow way to go Walmart! So instead of arguing with them I said forget it, I will buy those items elsewhere. So after that nightmare we didn't even get all of what we wanted so next year Walmart will not be getting my money or my time. After that we decided to just go home and get some sleep since we didn't think the mall was going to be open yet. We woke up the next morning and went shopping again. We scored some really great deals! However, next year I think I will be doing the shopping online.
We decorated and cleaned Saturday while daddy worked and today we went to see Santa! We also learned that our restaurant days are officially over! (They have been since lexi was born but now it is official official-which is okay with me) Oh and I got my christmas present early since the hubs got his early :) merry Christmas to me, I love it! And now for the pics...

 As you can tell we did a terrible job of getting pics! And little miss would not wear her matching bow, but Christmas will have more pics, promise!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we have so much to be thankful for! I do not even know where to begin! First and foremost we have our family- Lexi completed it and I am so thankful and have enjoyed this last  year to the fullest extent! I am thankful we have God to give us these special days and every single blessing he gives us on a daily basis. I am thankful for our friends, house, hubby's job, ability to stay at home with Lexi, and just all the other blessings in our lives that I could name all day and long.

This year we will be at the in-laws for Thanksgiving just like last year. I am making cupcakes, pasta house salad, and trail mix to snack on while we are waiting. I am hoping next year we have our own house to have our first Thanksgiving in :) Only time and God's plan will tell! Lexi has a special little Thanksgiving outfit for tomorrow and I think she will enjoy it! It will be her 1st Thanksgiving and she loves food so it is definitely going to be ecstatic!! We will be watching the Macy's day parade and making it a tradition, I remember doing this as a kid so I think it is so cool to be able to carry it through! Then tomorrow night she will be spending some time with her YaYa while her daddy and I go shopping! I think it is going to be interesting. He has never gone Black Friday Shopping, but he is pretty excited! I hope everyone has a blessed holiday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits

I am everywhere this week in my head so right now I am just going to do a bullet post.
*This weekend was Lexi's first camping trip. I have a pics and it is worthy of a post in itself but let me say that it was quite interesting!
*I am very excited about Thanksgiving and we are still deciding on if we are going shopping that night. I am torn on it! I guess we shall see.
*Ryan bought my christmas present Sunday because it was way too good of a deal to pass up! I am very excited about it!
*I am doing a bloggy Christmas swap sponsored by Laura from Beteween The Lines and I am so excited!! It is going to be a blast, and it just started!
*I ordered our Christmas cards already, now I am just waiting to get them in!
* I am super pumped that after thanksgiving everyone will start playing Christmas music and Christmas movies!
* I can't believe that in 2 weeks my girl will be 1!!
*My parents are coming in for her bday and I am so excited to see them! Just wish my sis and her bf could come in too.
I will have a better post soon, I promise! Hope everyone is having a great week!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What has the world come to?!?!

So yesterday morning I was fbing while Lexi was playing and I saw someone had been arrested in baby Tyler's murder case and that they think it was his mom. I comment on my friends status and ask who baby Tyler was. Apparently he is a 13 month old little boy whose mother decided that since he wouldn't stop crying and cooperate and go back to sleep that she would beat him to death and bring his body a mile down the road by the river. She then continued to report him missing the next morning and made up this whole story. This is very similar to the Casey Anthony case. I kept my mouth shut about that whole situation because even though I was angered over it, there is nothing I can do about it, just to move on and pray something like that never happens again! However, I think this stems back to the Casey Anthony case. Women are seeing that she got away with killing her child so why can't they. I don't know if anyone else has realized lately but there has been a major outburst of childhood violence and abuse since then. That is sick to me! How on earth could you kill or even beat your own child?!?! People are so sick!
Then you see the ads that Milwaukee is running with the baby sleeping with a knife saying that co-sleeping kills. Did they ever take into effect that these mothers might be doing drugs and alcohol while pregnant? I know that they weren't exactly saying that it kills but to be safer about it but I feel like they should be paying closer attention to situations like the one mentioned above. Another example is I have a friend and she has a niece (2 1/2 years old) and nephew. Her sister beats them all the time and is a terrible mother. Well the little girl had a black eye and said that her mommy did it to her and hurt her. So my friend called CPS on her own sister for the safety of the kids. And you know what happened with that? Absolutely nothing! That was an epic fail on the system, and obviously it needs some work.
I just wish these mothers and fathers would think. There are so many people that deal with infertility issues and would gladly adopt these children so that they are safe and loved. And yet these parents are killing them. Enough is enough! Someone needs to be a voice for the innocent children! I will be praying fr all the kids out there that need protection tonight. This really hurts my head and heart to read!

Family Pics 2011

Here are the pics, as promised! Sorry for the overload!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekend Happenings

We had a pretty laid back and restful weekend but it was nice! The hubs worked on Saturday so Lexi and I took a mini road trip to visit the family in Nola. Our fun family day was cut short cuz I got sick. I am not really sure what is going on but I need prayers. This has been going on for about two weeks and due to Ryan's job switch (3 months ago) I still don't have insurance yet. Our insurance goes active next week, so as long as I make it til then I will be happy! I have some serious nerves going on here! But I am thankful the insurance kicks in, just wish it would kick in sooner!
We got family pics done yesterday and I was going to upload them today but I am still deciding which ones to choose because let's be honest, there are 179 and I know you don't want to see them all! ha! So those will be up sometime this week! Have you ever noticed that when you want your kiddo to cooperate and smile and walk that they don't? Yeah, I realized that yesterday! Oh well, they still turned out great!
Today we are for sure putting up our Christmas tree! We wanted to yesterday but the house was a disaster and I was tired and didn't feel well so it didn't happen, but it is tonight! I am excited!
Keep an eye out because I am going work on pics right now, so they will be up soon :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Family Pic Sneak Peak!

I will be uploading the family pics tomorrow but here is a sneak peak! They all turned out so great so it was hard to choose!
Til next time...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Picture Update

I haven't posted very many pics of the munchkin lately so I had to post these! Enjoy!
 Yes, she really sits like this and watches tv!
She wanted to see her mommy & daddy's pic!
She likes the tupperware cabinet more than her toys!
She was giving Mr. Barkerson lovings while I shopped
I have no idea how she got up there! I just turned round and saw this..
I am starting to get hit with the fact that my little baby is *almost* a toddler! less than a month away from her 1st bday, eek!! And on the bow front here is some... 

That's all of the picture overload!!