Thursday, January 5, 2012


Did I really let that many months slip away without a blog post??? Well, I obviously got my camera fixed so I've been getting back into the swing of things with my picture taking and having a blast doing so.

We had a warm front of 58 degrees come through today so we got ourselves outside to play. I had to put Hannah on my bike because she has officially outgrown her old one. She's a whole five foot, one inch tall now, thankyouverymuch!
Ava got a new bike for Christmas, but I was afraid to leave her side while she was on it so I couldn't get a picture. Maybe I will soon. This car was from Santa. She's seriously now the boss of the neighborhood.  Honking her horn she runs over her Mommy's toes and doesn't slow down one bit!

Anyway, we had a lot of fun and got a lot of energy out. 
For Christmas this year Mallorie asked for a bow. For hunting. She's all about it these days, even though she is scared to shoot her bow. Makes sense, right? We found her an awesome bow and I love it. I've shot it, along with my dad and Rusty and we all think it's wonderful.
She's terribly adorable shooting it. Hopefully we'll find her a place to practice around our house and she'll feel more comfortable.
At Rusty's Christmas party for his office he won tickets the the Nutcracker Ballet in downtown Atlanta. For some odd reason he didn't want to go so he gave the tickets to us girls, and since my Mom was in town visiting she got to go with us for a big girls night out. It was so amazing, and I am not being dramatic. Our seats were orchestra a few rows back and I don't think I'll ever want to sit anywhere else. They even had "snow" fall on us during a part of the performance. It was so magical for the girls, their faces were smiling during the entire performance. 
By the way, I think I have the most beautimous kids on the planet.
After our fun with MiMi here in Georgia, we all drove down to Texas to have the rest of our Christmases. I got to take some pictures while there and had such a wonderful time.

Miss Holly is growing up so much. She's a busy girl and wasn't too willing to let me take pictures of her. I had to work hard to get so much as her eye contact. She was much more interested in waving at the trucks going by and trying to run away. Oh, she's fun!
This is the one of the ONLY pictures I have of her intentionally looking in my direction. What a cutie pie she is.
I also got to take Senior pictures of Rusty's little brother. I feel very strange knowing that he's about to graduate high school. I started hanging around Rusty when Heath was only 3. Ava's age. Disturbing. I remember one time we were swimming in their pool and my sister was with us. Heath was around 4 at the time and being a toot and pretended that he drowned. My sister freaked, and Heath came up laughing. Rotten!
Now he's still rotten, but such a good guy. We can't wait to see what he does with his life and where he ends up.
Christmas break flew by, we travelled back home on New Years Day and it's been a blur ever since. School started back today so I had tons of time on my hands and didn't know what to do. Who wants to clean, puhlease! I did finally start recovering our dining room chairs. I'll have to do a before and after soon. I am very proud of where this is going. One chair is done, Five more to go. It seems daunting, but I'll get it done. Rusty was a huge help getting the staples and nails out, so I think I'll ask him to help me some more this weekend. It's going to look a million times better in there when they're all done. I had more fun recovering the chair than I thought I would, so yay!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that 2012 is wonderful for your family!


Anonymous said...

AWESOME post & great to see pics again! I don't know how ya'll got the bike & the car packed in with all your other stuff, but glad you did. It was a fun Christmas. Yeah Plinko! Love ya MOM

AmyB said...

Beautiful pictures Sarah! I love the one of Hannah. They are growing quickly between posts! :)