Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas in Andalusia

We headed south for a few days to celebrate with Jays family.  Ellie loves being at Paps house because he has lots of fun toys outside...  Like a gator, bulldozer, and tractors!  When we are there, all the cousins prefer to be outside on Paps "toys" vs. inside with their new toys!

Pap and Tappy spoil the grandkids and their own kids...  We typically need a uhaul to come home after Christmas bc the toys are overflowing!

The Doc is in.... Ellie is obsessed with Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First so a lot of her Christmas had to do with these 2 Disney characters :)
Paps toys...  I'm sure this isn't safe...
Ellie loves taking care of "babies" and I'm happy Collins allows this!
I think she secretly has a crush on Parrish...  This is Tappys grandson who is 6 years old.  

Daddy also likes to play outside when we are in Andalusia!  Hunting for the day!  
Pap and Tappy with all the grands!
We now head south again for a few days to relax at the beach!!!  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas in Springville

We are so blessed to live close to both of our families and enjoy "getting away" during the holidays!  We started out with my family in Springville this year...  My dad loves to cook and clean, so we do very little while we are in town - almost like being on vacation!  Your clothes are washed, folded, and out away before you ever know you have dirty clothes!  Bed is always made, and the food is always divine :) he loves taking care of others!  We shopped some, rested a lot, and celebrated Christmas with our family!  Ellie loves all of her cousins but especially Millie who is 6 months older and into everything Ellie is these days!  They could play for hours....  All the grandkids were spoiled with gifts from Santa and MiMi and Pop.

We head south tomorrow to Andalusia to celebrate with Jays family which will be full of fun, food, and family time!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The most wonderful time of the year!!!

Its been a crazy month full of Christmas excitement.  I hate that Thanksgiving was a week late and rushing Christmas this year...  I have felt rushed the entire month!

Christmas with the Womacks 
Mount Paran Christmas Party  

Christmas with Ellie's CEE buddies - this group keeps growing with little ones

Dress up with her boys

Sofia Live with Elizabeth 

Tacky Christmas with our SS class 

Frozen time 

We are looking forward to celebrating the season with friends and family!  On Ellie's list this year...  A goldfish and play dough - Santa's got it easy this year!  Merry Christmas from our family to yours :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

I believe in Auburn and LOVE it!

If you're not an Auburn fan, you might want to click off this post!  What an unexpected season for our AU Tigers...  Who would have predicted we would beat UGA, TX A&M, Alabama, and WIN the SEC???  No one...  And play in the BCS National Championship game???  No one.  So proud of this team, our coaches, and the fans!  Let's hope we bring home another National Championship for Auburn, the state of Alabama, and the SEC :)

Glad we both cheer for the same team... War Eagle!  Started our tailgating early with lots of AU friends and family 

We got Saturday started early with our favorite AU friends (Naron is such a good sport)!
Jay and Jason started the weekend early on Friday...  With some barbies!
Breakfast on Sunday with Ellie's new BFFS 
Celebration as SEC Champs!!!
Recruiting buddies!!!
Birthday party at the Art Barn :)
Ellie's Auburn buddy, Luke, who might be the biggest AU fan I know!  Praying they go to Auburn together :)
With Halley and Ansley at the Art Barn
Ended the weekend with a baby shower and work Christmas party!
Todd and Leslie's shower with the Borders - met them at Todd and Leslie's wedding 5 years ago and now they are our BFFs and Sunday School teachers - small world!
Definitely sent Ellie to school in orange and blue - I'm sure her teachers are tired of the AU clothes this fall!