Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mary (aka Olivia Grace)

Olivia Grace found a new scarf of mine and said she was Mary. Then she had to go get "blue baby" to be Baby Jesus. She told me I was Joseph. I thought this was so sweet for her to think about pretending to be Mary! Fun memories!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Morris Christmas Party

Last night we went to the Morris' house for a fantistic Christmas party. There was so much food and fun. It was great to be with so many of our wonderful friends for the holiday season. Olivia Grace had a ball playing with her buddies. Thanks Mila and Dean for a great night.

Happy Birthday Jesus

Yesterday we had a Happy Birthday Jesus party. It was with many of our neighborhood friends. We had it at a church because our group as gotten so large (which is great). The kids heard the story of Jesus' birth. Then they had a craft and sang songs (Happy Birthday to Jesus and Christmas carols). To help celebrate we had some yummy cupcakes. This is so great for the kids to learn the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

The picture of OG shushing, is of her telling Carter Wayne to be quiet during the story. I think she may be a "little" bossy like her Mommy!!! Surely Not!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Cookie Party

Today we had our 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie party. Several of Olivia Grace's best buddies came over for lunch and cookies. The kids always love decorating cookies. I think it is a race to see who can get the most icing on their cookie. I had fun with all of the mommies too. Thanks for the great birthday presents and bringing food. And a big thank you to our entertainer Parker. He sang many wonderful songs.


Last weekend we took Olivia Grace to Silver Dollar City. We had a wonderful time riding all the rides. Olivia Grace didn't even ride the "kiddy" rides. She rode all of the older kid rides. She loved riding on the Pirate Ship. Brent and I could both ride on that with her. She thought that was too cool. She laughed and squealed the whole time. We loved the light parade. It was a great weekend together.

Work Christmas Party

We had Brent's work party a few weeks ago. Santa came and brought Olivia Grace an early Christmas present she had been wanting.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Caroline

Happy Birthday Caroline! Olivia Grace went to Caroline's 3 birthday party a few weeks ago. It was at Durham's Gymnastics. The kids had a blast!!

Train Ride with Santa

I'm just a little behind on our blogging. A couple of weeks ago we went on a train ride with Santa. The Morris family joined us and we had a terrific time even though we had to wait in the COLD for over an hour. Olivia Grace and Parker weren't too excited to get close to Santa. However, OG loved Mrs. Claus.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Thanksgiving this year was a little different for us. Brent was on call on Thanksgiving day, so we had to stay in town. We did not spend the day with family, but our neighbors (the Hart's) invited us to spend the day with their family. We had a great lunch and OG got to play with Claire and Cooper. We are so thankful for ALL of the wonderful friends we have made in NWA. We are blessed.
On Friday (after Thanksgiving) we headed down to Little Rock to Gigi's house. Mamaw and Papaw where there until Saturday. On Saturday we went over to Aunt Ellen and Uncle Stewart's to have lunch with Dukes and Pop. We were so glad to get to spend time with our Pop (he has terminal cancer). He felt pretty good that day. We had to visit our Nana in the hospital. She has been pretty sick lately. We are very thankful that she is now home. Olivia Grace loved playing with her cousin Jordan. While we were in LR we were able to spend some time with our friends Jay, Kelley, Anna Caroline, and Lauren Elizabeth.


A few weeks ago was the lighting of the square in Fayetteville. We went with the Young's to the Smith's for chili. Then we went to see the parade and lights. Olivia Grace had fun with all of her friends.


Olivia Grace had fun in the deer woods. We all geared up in our beautiful orange. OG loves her cousins Colton and Chandlan.