Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Great Friends!

Laura, Megan, Michelle, Elyse, Carla, me, and Lizzy at our Bunco Christmas Party
Nicole, Yucel, Lilianna, Kristi, Carla, Julie, Carmen, Abi, Kym, me, Lindsey, Lane, Deanna, Donna, and Emily and our Christmas MNO

I must admit, after all of my friends graduated from Auburn and left, I thought I would hate living in Auburn. On many occasions, I begged Bucky to move back to Birmingham. He politely refused and basically told me to get over it. Not long after that, I got in touch with a few of my sorority sisters and we decided to start a Bunco group. That was almost 6 years ago. Our Bunco group has grown and changed. We have met new people and added to our own families. Needless to say, without them, I would not feel that same way about Auburn.
Then, Claire and I were introduced to wonderful group of ladies through the EAMC breastfeeding support group. We would meet once a week at the hospital to weigh in and talk about what was going on with our babies. We have stayed together as a toddler group celebrating birthdays and new babies. It is an AMAZING group of mothers who are truly inspiring with their selflessness and nurturing personalities.
I love these two groups of women. Their friendships mean so much to me. I always look forward to my time with them. You each make me a better person, wife, and mother.
Merry Christmas to all my special ladies!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Preparations

Have Included: Decorating our house and tree.

Making a gingerbread house with Aunt Mindy.

And meeting Santa at our friend's house.

Claire LOVED Santa and asked him very sweetly for a Barbie Jeep.

Avery wasn't too sure.

Natalie surprised her Mom by being a great sport!

Graham crawled right up into his lap.

Waiting for Claire's name to be called. Can you feel the excitement?

Clarie has had a ball getting ready for Christmas. She wants to be right in the middle of the action when it comes to preparations. She has really enjoyed helping me decorate, shop for presents, and wrap presents. I call her my little elf! We went to a very fun playgroup at our friend's house where a special visitor arrived. Claire loved Santa and was not afraid at all. She very specifically wants a 'Princess Barbie Jeep.' We'll have to see! Until then, we are having fun celebrating the season together.