Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Recap!

Wow! I cannot believe 2011 has almost come to an end and 2012 will be here soon! Here's only highlights of this year. Time flies!
 Russell and I anticipated for and watched the Razorbacks play in the Sugar Bowl. Unfortunately, we lost, but we sure were excited about the game when it started. Ha!

 It snowed this month and we made a snowman. It's rare when you build a snowman in South Arkansas!

 We attended Camden's annual Daffodil Festival. Beautiful flowers!

 Watched the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the 29th. It was fun!!

 Went to Central Arkansas to visit my sister and celebrate her birthday with her and friends!

 Attended Mama's wedding

 Enjoyed going to downtown El Dorado during Summer weekends!

 We received news that Russell got a new job in Northwest Arkansas. We then began to pack! Belle enjoyed "helping."

 We made the move with lots of help from family and friends to Rogers, AR!

 We loved the Fall season and also went to our first Bentonville Tigers Football game!

 Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family

This month was chock full of things to do! But we loved celebrating the Christmas season all month long!

So that is 2011 in a tiny nutshell! I am looking forward to 2012 and pray the new year brings you many blessings!
Happy New Year!

Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a busy but fun Christmas. Filled with lots of family, cooking, and love. We stayed with Russell's parents for the holiday. We got to South Arkansas on Friday night and started cooking for family right after we got there! We decided to make The Pioneer Woman's famous Cinnamon Rolls. It was so fun making them for our sweet family. Here are all six pans. We would have had seven but I don't think we rolled out the dough long enough! :)  
 So worth it to make! You need counter space, by the way!
 Russell and I also packaged them up and added a few Christmas touches to them. It made a great presentation. The credit for this idea is also from Ree Drummond, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman! HA!
 I couldn't wait to give these to Aunt Nancy and Uncle Johnny.
 Nancy and I on Christmas Eve in front of her pretty tree.
 Christmas Day at The Price's!
 Here is Belle with some of the presents for the dogs, including a present for her!
 Ricky reading the Christmas Story
 Our breakfast. Breakfast Casserole and Cinnamon Rolls, of course!
 I was so excited to get these two collector's plates from Jackie and Ricky. I loved Princess Diana ever since I was a little girl. And this year, since the royal wedding, I have raved about Prince William and Catherine as well. I can't wait to display them in my curio cabinet!
 Russell and I in front of the tree
 We went to Kelly and Eric's house for Christmas Day dinner and to spend time together. Here is the table setting. Kelly always decorates beautifully!
 Logan and Lauren-the best nephew and niece EVER before our fabulous meal. We had beef tenderloin with prosciutto and horseradish sauce, twice baked potato casserole, brocolli and rice casserole, dressing, cranberry salad, homemade rolls, and TONS of other Christmas cookies and candies! We all pitched in for the meal and everything turned out absolutely perfectly!
 We had so much fun with our "Christmas crackers". Each one had a paper hat and a cute prize in them.
 Lauren and I showing off our hats.
 Pretty Christmas tree
 Kelly always wraps presents so pretty.
 I love family!
 Mama with Kelly and I
 Russell and I got Logan an "iHelicopter" for Christmas. You use your ipod touch or ipad to control the helicopter. Eric loved it just as much as Logan did. It entertained the whole family!
 Oh my word, my niece is growing up way too fast!

Monday we mostly rested but we still had one more Christmas to go.
 We had a great time with the Lawson's side!
 Ricky and Jackie always work so hard to make sure everything is perfect for Christmas!
 BJ, Katie and me and Russell
Russell and I wore our "ugly Christmas attire" again, just for fun. Hey, we gotta get our money's worth out of it, right?
BJ and Aubrey at the piano.

We got home yesterday afternoon so our schedule is pretty much back to normal. We did enjoy lots of time with family and friends though. I hope y'all had a wonderful and Merry Christmas! 2012 will be here before we know it! Time flies!

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace goodwill toward men. Luke 2:14

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve is Here!

As you know, today is Christmas Eve! Wow! It seems like last Christmas was only yesterday! Time definitely flies. I love old pictures. Love, love, love them! I also love sharing themon my online scrapbook like this blog. Ha!
Mama took this picture in 1990, I am guessing. I loved baby dolls. Daddy's homemade wreath was in the background. I always loved the deer on the left as well.
Daddy and Mama at the capitol in Little Rock
Fast forward to 1999. Logan's 1st Christmas. Here we are at Mamaw's house.

I hope y'all are having a wonderful Christmas season. We have been busy with family already but it's been fun! I posted this video from A Charlie Brown Christmas and I love it. So sit back and enjoy the story that little Linus shares with you! :)

Merry Christmas to All and to ALL a good night!

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Every Knee Shall Bow

Every Knee Shall Bow...
I love this picture. Look at all the awesome detail in this picture.
Merry CHRISTmas!
This TRULY shows the way it should be.

Thank God for his son- a gift too wonderful for words! 2 Corinthians 9:15

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hustle and Bustle

 Merry Christmas, from our home to yours! We decorated outside a little bit. Not much but it's better than nothing, right? We still like it though.
 Here's a view of our tree from outside.

So, yes, the hustle and bustle of Christmas is upon us, especially this week. Every time I run errands or anything in town, people seem to be driving crazy, rushing to get last minute gifts, and more. I am trying to just take it slow and organized to avoid stress. Ha! Anyway, I just want to catch up on a few things.
 Our church choir, Pinnacle of Praise Choir, had the annual Christmas party. We had a good time. I didn't ake many pictures.
 Here's our pastor, Bro. Phillip and his sweet wife, Laurie. They mean so much to Russell and I. On a sidenote, they will be grandparents come March! So exciting!

Friday, Russell and I went to Fayetteville and got some things checked off our "Christmas list". :) 
So, Rick's Bakery is the number one bakery in Northwest Arkansas and we had not tried their goodies yet. 
 Russell had a Razorback Santa cookie! YUM!
 I had this cute Rudolph one. Funny!
 Russell and a petit four! We indulged a little bit, I confess.
 Look at these gorgeous lights!! Fayetteville square was beautiful and we had such a good time strolling along the square.
 Baby, it's cold outside!
 How do they do this every year? So pretty.
 Pretty carousel
 Russell and the Razorback!
 There was also a reindeer there too. So cute.
 Tonight, I took more pictures of our decorated apartment. Belle had to step in for a quick picture. She looks so festive in her little Christmas collar! :) She's our little sweetie!
 Our Christmas tree at night with presents beneath it.
We finally hung our stockings above the fireplace. "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..." So among the hustle and bustle, try to remember the real reason we celebrate. :)

Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words! 2 Corinthians 9:15