Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Fun

Here are a few cute pictures from the last few weeks. I'm going to add some more from Christmas morning a little later. Hope you all had a great Christmas. We sure did!
Noah and Lilly getting ready to open presents at Nana's (my Mom and Dad's) house on Christmas Eve morning...
Our Christmas sugar cookies (allergen free!!!!) I have a great receipe that has no eggs if anyone ever needs it...and surprisingly enough...they taste good as well!

Me and my babies before Church on my 28th birthday...

Noah at the preschool Christmas party

Lilly taking a break for a snack at the Christmas light display at Beechbend

Breakfast with Santa at South Edmonson... where Noah spent an hour shopping for gifts for his family!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Celebrating has Officially Started!!!

OK anyone who knows me knows how much I love this time of year. Also anyone who knows me knows that I am still a smidge sad that last years festivities were ruined by breaking my leg and spending three days in the hospital hooked to a morphine pump!

Anyway, my 28th birthday was Sunday and we started celebrating on Saturday. It's tradition that Mom and I always go shopping on my birthday. When I just had Noah we took him when he was tiny but he has since inherited his Daddy's passionate hatred for all things shopping related so he opted out this year. So me, Mom, and princess Lil' took off for a girls day of shopping and lunch, etc. It was so fun, but I'll spare you the details of our purchases!

Saturday night the kids decided they couldn't wait to give me some gifts so I opened two candles and a Dr. Oz book from them (I really truly love Dr. Oz....) Then we went off to a fancy family dinner at Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut is one of the "safe" places for Noah to eat (there's only 2 or 3 we take him to) and since the manager also has a severe egg allergy we feel pretty safe in their food prep. We then went to the mall and to Kohl's with our aunt Beth (who's birthday was Saturday also!!!) We always have so much fun together.

Sunday, was Sunday school and church at Jock and the kids were all dressed in their Christmas clothes. AFter the service Mom fixed me a birthday dinner at her house. We all ate and then watched my 2nd favorite movie of all time (right behind Gone with the Wind) It's a wonderful Life. OK, so the rest of my family hates this movie, and I make them watch it every year anyway and then spend the rest of the day telling them how great it is and that I can't believe they don't like it...they continue to roll their eyes and be thankful they don't have to watch it for another year! Then we went to the Christmas Program at Pleasant Union. Noah loved it!

Anyway, it was a great weekend and I'm so glad to have spent it walking around on my own two legs instead of in a hospital bed like last year! I enjoyed every second of it! I'm now ready to celebrate Christmas and or 10 year anniversary the day after Christmas!


PS Travis has enjoyed reminding me that I have one birthday left in my twenties and then gleefully informed me that I was now twice as old as when we first met (we started dating when I was 14) Thanks you too!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Finally a new post!!!

Lil's pink tree

family tree

Noah's cowboy tree

snowflake tree

Hello to all my "blogger buddies". I realize it's been forever since I posted but the photography worlds goes into high gear this time of year. I'm finally about to get caught up with orders, etc. so I am taking a break to update on what's been happening with the Parsley clan.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate way too much, but it was fun. We spent the weekend at the Camp for Courageous kids for a family retreat for kids with severe food allergies. We decorated the house, we've shopped, we've survived a week long (that isn't a typo) stomach virus, and we're now in major Christmas mode.

We've been spending lots of time together watching Christmas movies and drinking hot drinks in our jammies. We've had a family ornament exchange, and are planning for some upcoming events as well. All while Mommy has been staying up until 2 am to finish Christmas orders. But you know what? I'm loving every second of it. Last year (December 18th to be exact) I broke my leg and ankle and spent my birthday as well as two other days in the hospital to have a metal rod and screws inserted into my leg bones. I then spent Christmas and New Year on pain medicine that made everything a blur. So I'm going a little overboard with the Christmas festivities this year. Oh yeah...and I'm pretty sure I'm going to start my birthday celebration on Sunday and continue them until the following Sunday which is my actual birthday!!!!

I know this is short and jumbled but I'll catch up everyone more later. Enjoy the pictures!!!

Sorry for the Parsley parade of trees pictures...I couldn't resist...we've put up 6 and I wish I'd have put them in 2 more places.... I have a family tree, a Scarlett O'Hara tree, a snowflake tree, a cowboy tree, a princess tree, and a kitchen themed gingerbread year I'm gonna put one in the playroom and our bed room too!!!

PS Wish it would snow....