Thursday, December 27, 2012

our beautifully chaotic Christmas


An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” - Luke 2:9-14

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Christmas is a beautiful time…
Family, friends, presents, and lots of food…
Oh did I mention chaos?
Vincent and I have a BIG family. Big as in we have to celebrate Christmas over a 4-5 day period.

Friday - Grandpa's Nursing home
Saturday- we were suppose to go to Charlotte but it was cancelled
Sunday - Nanny Jo and PawPaws
Monday - Nana Holleys house, Christmas Eve service, Nannys for the night
Tuesday - Nanny's, lunch at our house, evening at Phils
Wednesday - my dad's moms house


Here are some photos from our Christmas :)
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Starting on Friday, we went to my grandpa’s nursing home for their Christmas party. He even got a photo with Santa!



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Sunday we went to Vincent's grandparents house 

My sister-in-law, nephew, and main squeeze
Nanny Jo and Paw Paw (I adore the way she is looking at him)
Uncle Tim, Aunt Mariannae, Nanny Jo and PawPaw
Melissa's BF Bryan, Melissa, MIL, me, and the main squeeze

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Christmas Eve, we went to my step-dad's moms house

(from left to right - Chris, Claire, mom, Doug, Nana Mary, Vic, Anna, Beth, me, and the main squeeze)

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Christmas Eve, we spent the night at my nanny's house 

The Zieglers
Claire, Chris, Darcy, and Rhett
Trying to open a bottle of champhage.. without a a bottle opener. Vincent eventully cut the glass with a knife

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Christmas morning, we woke up and had breakfast with my family

Our Traditional family photo


I love my family
 
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For lunch, Vincent's mom and boyfriend, Roy, came over to our house and we made pizza

I love my new toys... sigh
putting together Vincent's standing valet

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Christmas night, we went to Vincent's step-dad's house

hahaha oh Dalton
Dalton, Morgan, Phil, Melissa, & the main squeeze

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The day after Christmas, we went to my dad's moms house for lunch

Uncle Gary and Grandma Tinsley



Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 card

Here is our 2012 card :)




 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

updated list

I updated my list of blogs I heart :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

christmas ideas for you man


Need some cool Christmas ideas for your man this year? Here are some to help!
I have them in a few categories: sports, business, handy-man, foodie, artsy, big kid, and techie. Prices range from $10 - $150.
If you need more ideas, shoot me a message or leave a comment! I love finding the perfect gift!



Bottom of the Ninth - for the sports lover
 Buy:
     Pillow pet or yard gnome for favorite team
     
Cufflinks - made from game used baseballs or footballs
     Hocky Puck Shaped Soap
DIY:
     Sports Ranking/standing wall decor




All About Business - for the professional in your life

Buy:

     Standing valet
     Math Quiz Clock
     Custom
Tie Clip - I have personally bought from this vendor and the clips are awesome!

DIY:

     Make an
abacus!




Hammer Time - for your manly, hands on man

Buy:

     Man-Can candle
     BBQ Set
     Stanley No. 1 Odd Jobs tool - remake


DIY:

    Nuts & Bolts sign (I know the example says dad, but you get the idea! :)





Grub Love - for the one who appreciates good food & drinks

Buy:

     Beer Making Kit
     Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker
     Han Solo Ice Cube Tray
     Beers of the World - buy at World Market
    

DIY:

     Candy Bar Poster


     



Make Art - for the book worm, paint slinger, & music junkie

Buy:

     T-shirts with Old Book Covers (think Great Gatsby, Hamlet, and Brave New World)
     Guitar Pick Puncher
    


DIY:

     Play Messy Twister!

  


Mini Me - for the Peter Pans

Buy:

     Lego Utensils
     Lightsaber Umbrella 
     Blood Bath Bath Mat


DIY

    Army Men melted bowl (similar)





Gadget Geek - for the iPad tappers, laptop holders, & camera clickers

Buy:

     iPad case or iPad Fridge mount
     Twin Lens Reflex Camera Kit or a Night Vision Camera
     Circuit Board Clock
   

DIY:

     Shadow box to hold old concert, movie, and sports event tickets






BONUS:
Pet Gift Ideas!

Bark Box - every month they send your pup a box with toys and treats!
Seek a Treat
Pet's Eye View Camera - stick on your pets collar and see what they are up too all day!
Custom Stuffed Plush Dogs - send them a photo of your pet and they send you a stuff animal that looks like it!