Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 365 - Goodbye 2010...

Wow. Its so hard to believe 2010 is over and I somewhat made it the whole year! If I had to say, I'd think I probably missed about 60 days this year. Not too shabby in my opinion. I'm so thankful that I decided to take on Project 365 in 2010. I love looking back through the photos and having this documentation of our year. I plan to make my blog into a book and will cherish it forever! 2010 has been a great year for our family.

To celebrate the last day of the year, Chris and I went out with some friends last night. We got a last minute baby sitter for Owen yesterday. He went to his buddy Drew's grandparents house for his first sleepover with friends. I hear they have had a great time, a few spats, but overall he's done great. I'm excited to get the little guy back home and give him his New Year smooch from momma. :) I took some pictures of Chris and I on the last day of the year before we headed out. Its kind of funny to think that once your child does go away for the night you really just want to lounge on the couch and do nothing but relax! But we got dolled up and went out with some friends to downtown Nashville. It was a great time, lots of laughs, and we never really go out anymore so it was nice to get out. We started the night with our dear friends, the Jacobi's, at one of their friends' houses. Then we made our way down to Broadway where we watched the guitar drop with the thousands of other people downtown! After the guitar dropped, we went back out to East Nashville to a little bar called 3-Crow and had a few drinks. We rang in the new year with a bang and didn't get home until nearly 3am! That outing will last us until late 2011 probably. :)

Thanks to everyone who has followed me throughout the year. Its been a journey and I have learned so much and can see my growth. I hope 2011 brings you all Peace, Love & Happiness. Look for me in 2011 as I'll be doing a Project 52, one photo a week.

Goodbye 2010 and Project 365...Hello 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 364 - A picture for Mommy

Owen colored a picture for me this morning. :)

Whew, its been a long week since we got home on Tuesday. Tuesday was our anniversary. To celebrate we ordered pizza. ha! Chris got me a new charm for my Pandora bracelet and I love it. It a charm of wedding rings so it was just right for our big 8-year Anni. Last night we took down the Christmas trees and got everything hauled back up to the attic. Its kind of sad that its all over, but also kind of nice to have the house back to normal...whatever that is. We've been swimming in a sea of toys since getting home. The table O is coloring on in today's picture is actually sitting where the tree used to be.

Its hard to believe there's only 1 day left in the year! I'm getting ready for my last session of the year, the clients are on their way. Wish me luck, I always get so nervous!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 361 - Winter Fun at the Lakehouse

We are still at the lakehouse visiting with family. This morning everyone got bundled up and went outside for a little winter fun.

O and C went on a 4-wheeler ride

The Weber Boys

Princess A went on her first redneck sleigh a plastic swimming pool. :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 360 - The Griswald's...

My family. What are we doing? This looks true to form!

Then a miracle happened...I can not believe it!
The Weber Family - Christmas 2010

Day 359 - Merry White Christmas!

Happy Birthday to Jesus!
I woke up early on Christmas morning to a snow covered ground. I got up first, besides my mom and dad, and enjoyed a cup of coffee waiting on the rest of the family and the kids to wake up. I got my cameras all set up and was ready.

When the boys came into my moms living room, Owen was really quiet and just looking around wondering what was going on. He walked over to me on the couch and I said, "What are all these toys, bub?" His response, "I don't know what all these toys are, momma." Haha. I think it was a little confused, shocked, and overwhelmed. It was cute.

Here are some pics from Christmas morning discovering all that Santa brought.

While the kiddos played with their new gifts, my mom and dad got busy cooking our Christmas breakfast. My mom makes the best gravy and fried potatoes. I'll never be able to replicate them! Yum-O!

After breakfast, we started getting things gathered up, changed, showered, etc and ready to hit the road to go to The Weber Family Christmas. This year we are enjoying Christmas at the new lakehouse and arrived around 2:30. Joan, my mother-in-law, has everything decorated up so beautiful.

Once everyone arrived and we snacked around a bit, it was time for more gifts! Here are a few of my favorite shots from the exchange.
My nephew tearing into his electric guitar, santa hat on, paper flying. Priceless

On my sister-in-laws bucket list she has "catch a fish" she discovers that we got her a black and pink fishing pole. I help this helps her mark off one more thing off the list this summer.

After the gift exchange, the kids played while Granna made yet another wonderful meal for dinner. We are all so very blessed. It was a wonderful Christmas with our families.

Day 355 - Movie Night!

Last Tuesday Chris went out with some of his guy friends. I decided to take Owen to the movies for the first time! My photos from our date night will have to be uploaded from my iphone, as I didn't take my camera with me. :) It was so cute. I love to see him experience firsts. We saw Yogi Bear in 3D and he did pretty good. Next time I'm going to take him to a fully animated movie, I didn't realize Yogi had adults in it, and pass on the 3D portion. He wouldn't keep his glasses on. I'll add the pictures later when I transfer them from my phone. Its a date I want to remember. :)
ETA:iphone pics

Day 358 - Christmas Eve

Aww, Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year. Its tradition for us to always go to my granny's house. There's nothing like your mommas cookin...and when your momma cooks like her momma...there's nothing like your granny's cookin! :) It started snowing Christmas Eve morning and the boys went out for a 4-wheeler ride in the snow. Of course I made them wear the festive hats. Here's Chris, O and my brother Matthew gearing up for a snow ride!

Jordo is still a bit young to be out riding in the snow, so he was a festive little reindeer in the house nice and cozy warm!

After naptime and getting cleaned up we all headed to my grandmother's house for yummy meal and presents. This was the first of the gift madness this year! Owen was so excited to get his train parts from Gran Gran.

We put the boys in their Christmas Jammies and took a few pictures before the snowy ride back out to my moms.

The snow started falling again while we were at my grandmothers and the sky just poured it down. It was truly going to be a white Christmas. Once we got back to my moms house I went out in the middle of the snow covered road to take a photo of the Christmas lights at her house. Here's the big tree my brother decorated. It looked beautiful with the snow on the ground and branches.

Owen must have been really excited for Santa to come because he did not fall asleep until around 11:00. My mom, sister and & I were busy being little elves getting everything together in my moms room with the door locked. ha! Once he finally fell asleep, SANTA CAME! I think this was just as exciting, if not more, for me than O. I couldn't wait to see his and Jordon's face on Christmas morning!

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!