Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Programs

Both girls had their Christmas programs on Wednesday! Sarah was a sheep in the 3-year-old's class Nativy program and she was a very energetic sheep! Beth's entire lower school (K-5) did a joint Christmas program! It was super cute, too! Not many good pic's of her program. I have a video I'm playing around with & trying to upload, but its taking too dang long to upload today!

Sarah Katherine's Nursery school Nativity program and carolling afterwards...

Beth's Christmas program:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crazy time of year


I'm getting TERRIBLE at posting updates- so sorry. This time of year is crazy for everyone. I feel like my to-do list never gets done. I'm really not complaining. I love this time of year. If I wasn't busy, I'd be complaining. Christmas doesn't really stress me out! I love everything that goes with it - the shopping (of which about 80% got done online!), cooking, baking, wrapping, it all!

We started a new tradition last Christmas called Elf on the Shelf. Many of you are already familar with this little guy. He is an elf from the north pole that shows up right after T'Giving. He is here to watch over the girls and report back to Santa each night. So, each morning, he shows up in a new place in the house. The only rules are that the girls can't touch him (or else they rub off his magic that he needs to fly back to the North Pole each night) and he can't talk, but he can listen. The first few days, the girls were in a frenzy to write him notes and letters to take to Santa, then they started drawing him, not so much. Although they still are curious each day of where they will find him, the "newness" has worn off...which makes my job harder! Our elf is playful this year and likes to try out the girls' toys, read their books, color in their coloring books, etc...We found him this morning checking out our fireplace, assumedly to make sure its safe for Santa next week! :-) Here are some pictures of our pesky little elf:

And here are a few other pictures of the girls that we've taken lately....
Before Church on 12/13 (Beth was sick, so she wasn't dressed for pictures):
At B'fast with Santa on 12/5:

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Pictures...

I was a bad blogger in November-sorry. I think only 4 posts in one month is my record low. We've been BUSY...Thanksgiving prep!

Last week was Sarah Katherine's Nursery School Thanksgiving program. My camera takes horrible pics in the big room at our church. Maybe its my camera setting...this is as good as it gets, sorry! Here's my little "native american:"

Then on Saturday we went to the Opryland Hotel to see the lights and meet up with family. I did get some good shots, there....just not of the girls TOGETHER! Oh well!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Yes, I realize I haven't posted anthing in 10+ days. Sorry. Not much of anything to report! We're just doing normal everyday stuff that keeps us busy...ballet, homework, dinner, bath, bedtime...and other days we throw in birthday parties, cherub choir or whatever needs to be done! Yesterday, Beth spent the better part of 2 hours working diligently on a poster of "living things" for extra credit! Sarah worked beside her decorating her own "turkey feather" which goes to decorate a huge turkey at the Kindergarten/Nursery School thankgiving program. All the kids make one feather..its quite a colorful turkey by the time is all said and done, but oh so cute!

Other than that...nothing new. We're ready for Thanksgiving at our house and the girls are actively working on Christmas lists, too....whew!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jumping in Fall Leaves

Bob and Beth went to a fishing tournament event yesterday, so Sarah Katherine and I hung out and we (she) played in the leaves! I got some great pictures.....

Halloween 2009 - Part 2

Beth decided to be a UK Cheerleader for trick-or-treating and Sarah was Princess Belle. But I think the one thing they were both the most excited about was the spray glitter in their hair!

Bundled up and ready to hit the trick-or-treat trail with daddy in the golf cart!

The traditional jack-o-lantern pizzas for Halloween night dinner!

The girls sporting wax lips that Grammie and Dandaddy gave them in their halloween treat bags. Sarah was confused and kept trying to eat hers! (and I just noticed that her lips are upside down!)

Bob and I went to a halloween party on Friday night. He was Jeff Fisher (Titan's coach who wore a Colt's Peyton Manning jersey to a charity event to "feel like a winner") and I went as a randon medieval princess.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween Part 1

Last night we carved the, wait....we GUTTED the pumpkin! We ran out of time to carve the face, so that will be the project at hand tomorrow morning while it rains! Beth is an old pro, but I don't think Sarah remembers doing it from last year. She was thoroughly grossed out and ran to the bathroom to wash her hands each and every time she took a handful of "gunk" out of the pumpkin. Beth basically gutted the whole thing by herself...then we made roasted pumpkin seeds.....yummy!

Notice the "grossed out" face on Sarah Katherine:
What's gonna work? TEAMWORK!

I finally got the two of them somewhat coordinated in Halloween attire, so we took a few photos on the front porch this morning!
photo taken by Sarah:
photo taken by Beth: