Saturday, December 31, 2011

Flash Backs

When I was little my Mom told me that she and I would dance around all the time.. seems like that gene has been passed down to Hunter. He LOVES to dance.. and at times he is pretty darn good at it if I might say. When he goes to my Mom's house he always wants to turn on her music and say "Mimi let's dance!" They have a blast together. Thank you Mom for passing on our love for dancing to him :-)

My Mom and I when I was around Hunter's age...

Monday, December 26, 2011


Merry Christmas! I can't believe it is Christmas already, boy did it sneak up on us!
On Christmas Eve we attempted to go to the Communion service at the church, however it didn't work out too well. Hunter did amazing considering he is only 2 years old but he was just way too excited and wanting to play for the service. (he wanted to climb under the pews to the back section where Aunt Tanya and everyone was sitting). There is something about sanctuaries that make little kids just want to run wild. Soo we decided to head home until it was time to go to Papaw Brannen's house. We had a wonderful time with family and good food. When we got home it was pretty late for Hunter but I reminded him that we needed to leave cookies and milk for Santa... his response was "I did" and just kept laying in bed. I repeated myself and he told me "I did" again.. but in a different tone.. kind of like "Look I did last year and by golly he is not getting any this year" Poor Santa.. hope the other houses fed him a lot because Hunter felt like he didn't need any more cookies. I really hope Santa didn't get his feelings hurt and not visit next year :-)

Hunter enjoyed his Christmas morning and at lunch we headed to MaMaw and Papaw Jones' house where he won $40! He was sooo excited!! Looks like that money is going into his savings account to save up for something special one day... Then it was off to the Diffie's where we enjoyed some delicious food and Hunter enjoyed playing on their ramp in the house. We have so got to get him a ramp one day.. haha He stayed on that thing the whole night.. either laying on it or rolling the cars up and down it. He had a blast!

I am getting exhausted from all the traveling around but it is completely worth it and I would not trade it for the world. Merry Christmas everyone!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas 1

Since we have so many families to visit during the holidays.. we decided to try to spread it out as much as possible so that we could actually enjoy spending time at each place. In years past we are rushing here and there and never get to truly enjoy time spent with everyone. So we decided to start off the Christmas holidays by going to my Mom's the Thursday before Christmas to eat supper and open presents. I am not a big fan of "holiday" food so I was really wanting pizza or something not "traditional". I loved it!

Hunter is the only grandchild on this side so needless to say all the presents under the tree use to be mine but I have been replaced... they are all Hunters!!! He was blessed beyond measure and we enjoyed watching him open because he was so excited and enthusiastic about every one of the presents.

Not too thrilled that we are taking his picture while eating his delicious pizza..

He loves his remote control fire truck!!

Matt and I were trying to get Hunter's M&M's from him. For some reason he didn't want to share :-)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hunting with the boys

Matt took Hunter and Luke to Tennessee with Uncle Shane to go hunting at Uncle Shane's cabin for a "boys" weekend. They left this past Thursday and came home today (Sunday). I have been away from Matt for a couple of days before and only Hunter for one day... I'll tell ya this trip killed me. I missed them so much but thankfully Verizon loves me because Matt had cell service while at the cabin so I was able to talk to my "men" everyday. I know this will become a regular thing with Matt taking Hunter on trips with just the two of them but gosh I don't know if I will ever get use to them leaving me. I might just pack myself in their suitcase... they will never know the difference :-)

Matt and Hunter... please excuse the deer in the back

Shane and Hunter on the tractor

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First "Date"

I can't believe my "baby" is growing up and able to go on his first "date".. ha! My friend, Paige, had some more Christmas shopping to do and wanted me to tag-a-long. I wasn't going to go at first because Hunter is not quiet the shopper. She convienced me to bring him with me.. I will admit, for an energetic 2 year old he did great. Paige has an -almost- two year old little girl named Gabby. A precious Gabby was perfect while shopping. There is a big difference between taking a girl shopping and a boy. Hunter tried to be patient with us but there is only so much a boy can take :-)

I do have one suggestion though.. all stores need to have the buggies that are like cars. They are a dream to a shopping mama! Too bad they only had them in the store where we only had to get one thing and we were in and out.