Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our Christmas in Pictures

Christmas 2008


We had a wonderful Christmas! Though this was Bryan's third one, it was by far the best. He could not wait to get in to the "treasures." :) We loved spending time with our family and friends this year. Hope you all had a Merry one too!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

so long pacifier


Sunday evening Bryan took his pacifier for the last time (we hope!) :) I got a crazy idea for him to put them in an envelope and mail them to Santa. In exchange he got one of his fun Christmas presents.


He's now taken one nap and slept two nights without it. He's done a great job. He'll ask about it every once in a while and I'll remind him that he mailed them to Santa to give to another baby. This morning he said, "Santa paci baby." That's how his sentences go sometimes. haha! I'm proud of him for being so brave and such a big boy. (of course he is still only 2!) :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Surprise Visit

Look who came down our street today!


Bryan was waving and saying "Hey Santa!" We saw Santa on a firetruck in town earlier today too. What a fun thing for the fireman to do! Bryan couldn't smile any bigger!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm IT!

Amy Lynn tagged me for this fun game.

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder

3) Explain the picture

4) Tag 4 people to do the same

NO CHEATING! (cropping, editing, etc!)

This picture is of Matt playing a nintendo game at ML and Nate's house in Apalachicola, FL. I believe it was February 2005. haha

I tag Sherry, Kelley, Mary Lynn, and Kimberly!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Merry Chrithmuth from Dave Barnes

This guy is too funny!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Weather and other things

Aren't we having the craziest weather here in the South?! It is 65 and rainy outside. I just looked at tomorrow's forecast and and saw SNOW! No kidding! High of 44 and they are calling for snow. I'm glad I got out to do my errands today. I still have lots of shopping to do for Christmas.

This weekend B and I went down to Valdosta to see Lyndi, Grant, and Sug. We had a wonderful time visiting. Grant is getting so big and is very mobile. He's not crawling yet, but he can get something 5 or 6 feet away from him.

We went to Valdosta's Christmas thing they have downtown every year. While we were there Bryan and Grant got to see Santa. Of course Bryan didn't want to sit with him so I held Bryan while Santa talked to him. Santa gave him a sucker so that made him happy. As we were walking off Bryan said, "Thank you, Santa." :) He's making progress! Do you remember last year?






We enjoyed a funnel cake before we left. So yummy! Grant even had a taste. :)


Now we are home and trying to get ready for Christmas. :) I hope we can take it easy before the holiday rush hits. How is your Christmas shopping coming along?

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Halls are Finally Decked

I am updating this post for BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes!
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This is our first Christmas in this house and we wanted to spruce it up a little without spending too much money. I got both of the wreaths on the windows for $7.99! I love a deal! :)

I've had this wreath for 4 or 5 years. I love all the berries on it.
I found this garland at Michael's and intended to hang it on the arch outside of our house, but I noticed other people's mailboxes decorated and loved them. Yes, I'm a copy cat!

This is our little tabletop tree. We bought it last year when B was only 16 months old. We had a fear of him eating hooks and/or turning the tree over. Since he's a little over 2 now we decided to keep it again this year and pray he doesn't pull any ornaments off :) He's done great leaving it alone.


Matt and I stayed up late one night decorating the house. I wanted to get Bryan's reaction to everything when he woke up. Here he is! :) (After watching the second video, do you think he might be related to Frosty the Snowman?!)

Bryan seeing Christmas from jamie baker on Vimeo.


Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving Week

We had such a big week for Thanksgiving. We got to visit with lots of family and friends.

Friday before Thanksgiving, Bryan and I traveled to Phenix City to have lunch with Pa, Mrs. Betty, Aunt Beth, Tony, Mary Lynn, Allison, and my parents. It was so good to see everyone and especially nice to meet our new grandmother, Betty.

After Bryan's nap we hit the road and headed to the farm to see Sug, Pops, Lyndi, and big boy Grant. We had a wonderful weekend visiting. Matt met us there on Saturday morning. Lyndi and I went to a friends sweet wedding on Saturday afternoon and we enjoyed some girl time while Sug, Pops, and Matt babysat. (We also enjoyed the wedding cake!!)

Bryan ate his first roasted marshmallow that weekend and enjoyed it! He's so cute saying "marshmawhoa." He also wanted to "drive" so Pops let him help steer the easy-go.

Grant had lots of floor time. He's trying so hard to crawl. He can get up on his knees and rock until he scoots backwards. So precious!

Sunday, after leaving the farm, Matt headed home and I stopped in Phenix City to visit longer with Mary Lynn and Allison. They won't be home for Christmas so we don't know when we will see them again. We were having a wonderful time and then I came down with a horrible sore throat Tuesday that turned in to a cold later in the week.

Bryan and Allison ran their legs off and tried their best to share. haha! Thanksgiving Day we had a WONDERFUL meal with our family and one special friend, Mrs. Miriam. She just happened to bring the BEST chocolate pecan pie any of us have ever had! It really was delicious!

Thanksgiving evening mom and I went to see "Australia." Very interesting movie. I'd like to see it again because I felt lost a few times. Overall it was good though.

I spent most of my weekend relaxing trying to get over the cold that knocked me down. We returned home yesterday and still haven't unpacked! Maybe tomorrow. :)

Enjoy the pictures and short video clips.
Thanksgiving Week