Wednesday, December 31, 2008

new year's eve 2007

 This is a picture from last year on New Year's Eve.  I think that 2008 just flew by.  It's amazing how much Abby has grown and changed.   Will take a picture tonight and post it later...but for now.  Happy New Year's Eve!  

Sunday, December 28, 2008

crazy christmas cheer!

Abby's cousin Allie
Christmas morning with Zach

Abby and my mom
My sister, Katie and me

Bunny and her grandchildren

We have had a great Christmas week!  It was a very busy and crazy week, but Abby was a trooper and had a great time with cousins and many different family members.   From watching Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve to seeing old high school friends to talking about other crazy family members and eating WAY too much of Mom's amazing food, it was a White family Christmas to remember.

 Christmas is such a fun time of the year.  Not only do we celebrate Christ's birth, but we are surrounded by family and friends that we love dearly.  I always love to go home and be with my entire family.  It is always such a special, precious time for me.  It's even more fun now that we have kids to chase around and watch grow up together.  I always hate to leave, but know that the next time we are together will be even more special and something that I  look forward to. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

looonnggg week

It's been a long week and a half around here.  I had shingles last week and needless to say, Abby and I didn't get out much at all!  So far this week, it's been too cold to really get out and do anything.  So...we are bored.  Abby is putting boxes on her head for some entertainment....more fun to come next week in Arkansas for Christmas!!  

Saturday, December 6, 2008

neighborhood Christmas party

I love our neighborhood!  Tonight, they had a Christmas tree lighting party from 4-7.  They had choirs singing Christmas carols, gingerbread houses, hot chocolate, cookies, Santa, a huge Christmas tree and bounce houses.  It was so much fun to walk around and see neighbors all out having fun together.  We loved it!!!  Abby was brave enough to get in the bounce house.  Bo and I couldn't believe she even got in, much less loved it.  We didn't get to stay for the actual lighting of the tree because it is past Abby's bed time, but loved being there early.  Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


We headed down to Houston for the Thanksgiving break.  Abby had a GREAT time with her sweet cousins and her Mimi and Papa.  Her favorite family member, however, was the "wa-wa"...the pet dog.  She woke up from about every nap and each morning saying "wa-wa" and wanting to go see Missy.  Poor dog!   Bo and I saw many friends and were able to sneak away for a movie one day and some dinners with friends!  Thanks Mimi and Papa.   Won't be long until we are back in Houston again.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Abby's forever buddy

October 2008

Christmas 2007

Abby's cousin, Zach, turned one yesterday.  Zach is 9 weeks younger than Abby.  We don't get to see them too much, but we all have a great time when we do.  I am looking so forward to Christmas and having them together again!  Here are some pics from the last year. Happy Birthday precious Zach!  Abby and I are so glad you were born one year ago!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

santa baby

Yes, I am aware that it is November and a bit early, but my neighborhood play group met at the mall to take Santa pics.  I think Abby did great!  What do you think?

Monday, November 10, 2008

one year pictures

Abby's one year pics were taken a few weeks ago.  We were not disappointed!  Bo and I love them all, but wanted to share a few of our favorites.  Thanks, Courtney, for doing such a great job and working with us!!  Check out her website by clicking on the anthologie sticker on the right.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

mandy is...

........ thankful that God did not wake up surprised today!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

hanging with the boys

Abby loves the Lohrding boys! She kept trying to kiss them and her daddy was kind of freaking out about it.  Luke didn't seem to mind at all.  Too funny!   We were going to go to Baylor homecoming, but instead, Abby put on her Baylor overalls and off we went to watch football and catch up.  

Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

4th picture in my 4th album..kind of

Ashley K. tagged me to post the 4th picture in my 4th album.  Well, I only have one big album of pictures on this computer that we bought shortly after Abby was born.  This is the 4th picture on my computer.  It is a picture of Abby and me when she was 2 months old.  A friend of mine is a photographer in Houston and she took pictures as a gift to me.  I love this one!, I tag Katie, Meredith W., Chara and Jen.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

another arboretum trip!

Abby and I went to the arboretum today with a friend in our neighborhood.  It was a chilly, but beautiful day and the girls had a great time!   Finally fall weather to go with all the scenery there.