Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Christmas 2014

We spent Christmas in Opelika this year and had a great time.  The girls loved being with their cousins and we loved seeing the rest of our family.  In short, a good time was had by all!

Kate's favorite present was Saige and AC's was a new puppy dog stuffed animal (this kid is obsessed with dogs!)


Christmas night, we played "Snowball Games."  We all teamed up and played crazy "Minute to Win it" games.  So so fun!
 Sissy and I were on a team...

 Our family is far too competitive... 
 We all come by it honestly though!

Christmas Cookies

Sister and I started something a couple of years ago that we have wanted to keep a tradition.  We make cookies for Santa all together on Christmas Eve.  Last year, Ann Clayton slept, but this year she was all in the mix.  The cookies turned out less than attractive, but I can assure you that Santa loved them!

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We went to Opelika for my birthday this year.  It was a whirlwind of a trip, we only stayed the night, but it was a much needed time spent with family. 
 Clayton gave me some earrings that I have been eyeing.  He is a good man!!
 I seriously love my portion!!!

Kate's Christmas Program

Lucky for me, Kate's Christmas program was the day of my birthday... so, I took off the entire day and enjoyed spending it with my girl! 

 Sweet friends...  We have been completely blessed by this class.  Love these girls.

Before we went to Opelika to celebrate my bday, we stopped by the mall to see Santa.  This picture is ABSOLUTELY priceless!



Polar Express 2014

 Back before Christmas, we went to Calera to go on the "Polar Express." We (the girls) wore their pajamas and once we got on the train, we were treated with milk and cookies...

 AC wasn't too sure about Santa and Mrs. Claus.  She pretty much freaked out when they came aboard the train.
  It was definitely so much fun and something we will for sure do again. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Christmas Tree Shopping

We went to a Christmas tree farm to cut down our tree this year.  We've tried to make that a tradition with the girls and it's a fun one I love!

 We tried to get a Christmas card pic out of the trip... think we found success!
 Sweet sisters... heading to find the perfect tree.
 Found it!  Helping Daddy cut it down.

 A picture with me didn't quite turn out how I anticipated...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Iron Bowl/SEC Championship

I'm not entirely sure which game these pictures are from because we got to watch both games with the Martin clan.  Either way... each game resulted in a victory and a rolled tree in the front yard of my sister's house!!



WAR EAGLE!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thanksgiving 2013

We went to Thomasville, GA this year for Thanksgiving and we had a blast!  Clayton's grandparents live there and all of his cousins come for the holiday.  Love hanging out with everyone.  I didn't take a lot of pictures...
 Family picture.... all pretty much outtakes!!



Love spending time with family!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Savannah Rock 'N Roll

Back in blog world....
I ran a marathon in November.  Cross that off the bucket list.  Not entirely sure if I will ever run another one, but I am so thankful I ran it.  My sweet family (mama, daddy, sister, Ford and of course my babies and Clayton) were all there to support me.  I can vividly remember almost every detail.  It was actually kind of awesome.  It was freezing, but of course, I warmed up pretty quick.  I saw Clayton and the girls pretty early and then didn't see them again until around mile 18.  That was a MUCH needed pick me up.  I was in a pretty dark place at that point.  My knee was killing me, and I was just flat out tired.  The pics start up when I saw my awesome family!


 That's LOVE....
 I really was about to start crying at this point... pain, exhaustion, happiness...
 Sweet baby yelled and cheered so loud!
 It was a long morning for Sissy
 I got a bit of a second wind toward the end.  It was one of those... I'm about to finish a marathon - no stopping, no walking, let's do this... kind of second winds. (The tears freely fell at this point)
 Not sure how I stood back up after this position.  Loved having this precious cheering squad.  Best ever!
 And my sister... words cannot describe.  Most favorite ever!
(How did I not get a pic with my parents????)
 And my biggest cheerleader of all (or should I say coach?).  Love this man something fierce.  He was the one who pushed me to do this in the first place. 
 Best Family Ever!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Halloween 2013

For Halloween this year, Kate wanted to be Batgirl.  Of course, if she was Batgirl, Ann Clayton had to be Batgirl (not that Ann Clayton noticed, but Kate insisted).  We trick-or-treated in the neighborhood and also went to our church's Trunk-or-Treat.  It was a lot of fun.

 I really think I could eat her up!!  She insisted on doing everything herself.
How sassy is she??  When did she learn the "hands on the hips" stance?

 The baby doll had to be in the picture... AC wouldn't let her go.  Kate looks like she is completely over the picture taking.
 Sissy seems sad... she wasn't too happy about taking a picture (glad that phase is over!).

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