Monday, January 9, 2012

Alive & Well!

Good morning fellow bloggers.  Rather, Happy New Year (considering it's been over a month since I've blogged).  I'm sorry for my extreme lack of posts.  December was a very hectic month with travel, plans, holidays....well, I'm sure you ALL know that drill all too well!  I'm looking forward to catching up on all your blogs and seeing what y'all did during your December holidays.

As a photo snapshot, here are few pictures from our December, Christmas and early January.  Please ignore my picture quality and blurriness.  My camera died the week before Christmas, so all of these are from my cell phone!  Not always the best quality.

Christmas Dance Recital - The Nutcracker
Taking a quick snooze on the lawn while Daddy hangs Christmas lights on the house.
Front porch (outriggers and all!)

Love decorating palm trees for Christmas!

Waiting in line at the Children's Museum to see SNOW!!  (On a 75 degree day!)

Tuckered out from all the Christmas fun!

Really neat book Christmas tree at a local used book store we frequent.
Ready for an Advent service at Church (I made the skirt).
Our tree (sorry, didn't take ANY pictures of the rest of the interior house this year!  I'm a slacker!)

After Christmas Eve service at Church at a friend's house.  The best picture I could get of the
extremely excited Lallie!

Christmas morning....82 degrees!
Christmas dinner at a friend's house.
Opening presents with best buds.
Up north in Kentucky (in much colder weather), hanging out with cousins.
More cousins!
Back home in Florida on New Year's Day, playing Lallie's new Wii Dance Kids game.  She got the hang of it but not before daddy accidentally punched Lallie in the eye while practicing Jingle Bells!
Cupcakes from the Easy Bake Oven!
Lallie's favorite princess (since they both have green eyes and blond hair).  Lallie arranged
all her Rapunzel dolls to show off the different sizes.
We arrived home to LOADS of fresh lettuce and tomatoes in our garden!

Rooting for the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl.  We still love them though!  :(
NOW, it's cold in South Florida!  Down to the 30's at night!  My little fashionista
in the pink sparkly CVS sunglasses Lallie picked out for me in early 2011.

I have some really exciting blog posts coming up!  Over the holidays, Husband and I brought home a desk from a one-room school house, an antique.  It was in pretty rough shape, but Husband has been stripping and staining it and it's gorgeous!  I can't wait to show you the before and after pictures.

Also, in the next week or so, I'm going to be cooking for an entire day and making a month (+/-) of frozen dinners.  All healthy too!  I've researched and prepared the shopping now it's just shopping and cooking!  I can't wait to share the recipes and results with you.

And of course, for my fashionista followers, I'll be sharing all my latest and favorite beauty products and clothing Lilly Rue La La and New Year Cheer sale finds!  I have to say, Husband didn't do too bad in Christmas Lilly either ;-)

Happy New Year y'all!


  1. sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! glad to have you back. Can't wait to hear you meal suggestions. As a college student I'm always looking for easy meals to make ahead of time!

  2. It sounds like you had a fantastic holiday season. I love the images of Lallie and those adorable red shoes. Miss the days when the little one was filled with Christmas excitement! Such a special time!

    You house looks beautiful. :)

  3. welcome back! hope your new year is off to a great start! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas :)

  4. I was just thinking about you this morning. Glad y'all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's.

  5. Nice to see you back!
    What fun holiday times. Lovin Lallie the baker! Will she be assisting you with your new recipes? :)


  6. Just happened upon your blog, too cute! It looks as though you had a wonderful December and holiday season. Your pictures are so sweet, and your daughter is adorable! I hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Monday!!
    Twirling Clare