Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
looking at the Christmas lights.
i love the lights. the kids love the lights. barron even points out porch lights and says, "hey- Christmas lights. yea!" he's a bit too easily pleased for me. i go for a much bigger show like seen below.
our first stop is hard to beat. i mean can you believe this? and this isn't even the half of it. the entire road does a great job of showing their holiday spirit!
next stop. why- George Jones' - of course. the possum always does a heck of a job. (not sure he hangs one single strand but hey somebody pays that light bill).
now. i know this is turning into a long post and too many pics but keep going...
part of the fun of Christmas lights is getting to climb around on the pallet in the back of the car. this year to make it a wee bit crazier we added eggnog. yep- i know- wild!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Briley and 6 girls partied hard.
and momma? well, i ended up tired, but happy.
but we didn't stop partyin'.
nope. we joined the "caroling cousins" and the rest of the extended Lankford fam for some Christmas merriment. it's always fun to play and hang with all these guys that we only see a time or two each year.
still not done partyin'!
we got even more merry with this bunch. even though no one lived up to their "talents, demonstrations, acting skills, etc"- we sure enjoyed hype-ing it up!
here's to a few more parties...
hope your holidays are full of fun, enjoyment, family, and most of all JESUS!
Friday, December 18, 2009
briley celebrated her big 8 yesterday. it was great for her, but 8 was a bit tough for me. she's getting way too big. i think i'll stop her here:)
i have to put a plug in for the 8 shirt i made her for this special occasion. i'm quite proud of how it turned out!
and a big thanks to one of our favorite people in the world uncle Gavin and his girl. the tie dye tanks turned out fabulous!!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Briley asked me on the way to see him if it would be ok to ask for a real puppy?!
I replied yes- i guess so.
After helping her brothers get settled on Santa's lap (see below) she proceeded to drop the bomb..
"I want a real puppy this year."
To which this wonderful Santa explained so perfectly- "I'll have to check with your mom and dad on that one" and "puppies don't like to ride in the sleigh they get too cold".
These answers made her happy. And not another word was said.
And NO we are not getting a puppy for Christmas. We have 2 in the garage she cares less about. Ok - i know they are full grown german shepherd beasts.
But hey, one was her birthday present just just 4 years ago this month.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
we started off with the annual gingerbread decorating but mostly eating candy activity.
then it was the find the perfect live Christmas tree excursion with lots of free cider and cocoa. always a favorite time for this bunch!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
a gazillion shots later i did finally give in,
and we picked the best we could from what we had.
not too bad. not too bad.
but, not posting the winner now...
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
carve and sneak a taste of the bird.
put the crumb snatchers at the kid table.
Monday, November 23, 2009
a family 3D viewing of A Christmas Carol.
though reviews said it was scary, and that was true, the 3 oldest kiddos that attended survived without a glitch.
i thought the movie was wonderfully spectacular!
and in the words of braxton (our very own movie critc) ... "it was a blast"!
here's to the holidays!!! some of my favorite times with so many memories to be made!