Thursday, December 27, 2012

houston christmas

This year was Houston's turn for Christmas.  We arrived Sat. just in time for
the Happy Birthday Jesus party.  It was complete with a play, lunch and party favors.


Emerson as "Mary"




That evening, the kids opened up cousin gifts and stockings from Mimi and Papa.
The adults have a white elephant gift exchange.  It's always fun.


Just ONE of Mimi's beautiful trees. 
She starts decorating for Christmas on Oct. 31st.


On Christmas Eve, we went to church and then came home to 
prepare for the 19th annual Christmas Eve Bain party!!
Between 75-100 people come to this party every year.
It is so fun to see everyone there and catch up.

Liz - Bo's sister has been through a lot this year.  
She is an amazing person.  Truly.


Mimi and Ally


Hunter and "Yea Yea"- Lacy is Bo's oldest sister.


Christmas morning came EARLY after the party,
clean up and set up for the kids.
Hunter was the only one that slept in!
Some of his loot.


The girls waiting to come down the stairs.


Abby was excited to get McKenna.  
It's what she asked Santa for!


Ally is a NUT.  Love this girl.


Anna Jane is just precious.  Abby adores her
and fell right to sleep with her on Christmas Day.


Abby and her dolls.  Happy girl.


Merry Christmas!  These are just a few of the many pictures from a fun weekend in
Houston.  The kids loved having the cousins to play with and the two big parties
that Mimi threw were incredible.  So blessed to celebrate the birth of our Savior again this year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012


Hope your Christmas was full of crazies!  



Friday, December 21, 2012

parties, program and piercings

This week has been busy.  Abby had her class Christmas party on Wed.
It was a fun party with crafts, snacks, games and a book exchange.



Getting ready for the book exchange.


Thursday was her school Christmas program.  I couldn't believe that she actually got on the
stage, saw us and didn't come running down the aisle.  She did GREAT!


Abby had early release after her program so we headed down to the Galleria
(not the smartest idea 5 days before Christmas).  We got Caroline's hair fixed
(yes, they actually have chairs and people that do this) and got her
ears pierced.  It was actually pretty cute, but the best part was the
excitement and look on Abby's face.  She was in heaven.  Priceless.


Happy it's Friday!!!  


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

donuts and driving


Fun treat!


Last night Abby and I drove around the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights 
and decorations.  It was a fun time with my girl as she just thought every
house was so neat and "cool".    I love her excitement.  I love that this time of 
year everything is so magical for her.  Everything is "cool" and she
has just loved all the Christmas things we have seen and done this month.  

As we celebrate for just another few days before Christmas I am 
reminded how precious life is.  How in a heartbeat things can change.
I am thankful for a God who is the same God always.  Who never changes.
May we remember HIM and the real reason for this magical time.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

351/365


Thank you Lord for this face.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

north pole express 2012













This was our FOURTH year to ride the North Pole Express!  It is clearly one of those traditions that we do every December and today it was just as fun as the first year we did it.  The kids love to watch the show before the train ride and, of course, the highlight is always Santa coming through the train.

How I love our Christmas traditions! 



Friday, December 14, 2012

the last few days...

I am so thankful it is FRIDAY!

Hunter has been sick all week long.

I can't thank my neighbors enough for
taking Abby to school, picking her up, 
taking her to their house for play dates and bringing me
Diet Cokes and even lunch one day!
I am so thankful.

However.

I am about to LOSE it in this house!!!!

 All iphone pics but a few things we have been doing.

Sat on Hot Dog and Minnie while watching tv.
Lots and lots of tv.

Guess he got bored enough to hang out in the shoe basket.
Totally understand.  I could have crawled in there myself.


He didn't do a lot of sleeping this week unless we were in the car.
This was in the car headed to the dr for the second time this week.

It's Friday and he is much better.  He slept all night last night so that 
was a big improvement.  He needs about a 4 hour nap today.
Yeah, right!  : )   BIG TGIF.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

gangnam style

video

This is what's making me laugh today.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

346/365


One of my favorite ornaments.

Monday, December 10, 2012

345/365


Today we stayed in our pjs all morning.

The kids painted and colored on this roll of paper
and thought it was the best thing ever.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

343 and 344/365


343/365
Last night the Baylor gang had our Christmas dinner without kids. 
It was great fun as always.  Love this precious group of friends.


344/365
This morning we had breakfast with Santa!
We had a great time with friends and we were happy that my 
mom could join us.  My dad was running the half marathon in Dallas.

We had another busy weekend. That is the theme of December, right?
My parents were here all weekend and my brother and his family were here Thursday
until Friday late afternoon.  The cold front is coming in as I type this and I am 
so happy about it!  It hasn't felt like December and I am ready for it to feel like
Christmas!  I am positive that in the morning it will for sure!

Friday, December 7, 2012

342/365


Today David Lee White became a "real" member of the family.

We have prayed for him a long time.
We have waited for him a long time.
We have loved him for a long time.

But TODAY...he legally became "ours".

And we all raised our right hands and 
swore to "love him forever and ever and ever and ever".

December 7

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

340/365


Singing snowmen.  We have three of them and Hunter thinks
he must make all three sing at the same time.

The songs are starting to sound pretty good together!  

December 5

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

339/365



Today Abby wrote her letter to Santa and we mailed it.

December 4

Monday, December 3, 2012

338/365


Just one of the many ways we count down to Christmas!

December 3

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December traditions and 337/365

I love the month of December.  There are so many fun things to do as a family to celebrate Christmas the whole month long.  Saturday we went to the neighborhood Christmas tree lighting.  It's something our neighborhood does every year and it is always lots of fun.

Abby got her face painted.


The kids talked to Santa.


We all got to ride the train.


There was cookie decorating.


The neighborhood Christmas tree was lit.


Today we decorated a gingerbread house.
We do this every year as well.  



Caught this guy stealing some candy.....busted.


These two worked hard.  This is another tradition we 
look forward to every year.  I love this month!




December 2
337/365

Decorate a gingerbread house as a family.