Thursday, December 31, 2009

Panda Lullaby

Lauren got a Wow Wee Alive Panda for Christmas, she named it Joy and tonight she sung her to sleep. :)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Birthday Party, Christmas, New Bike ( picture heavy)

We spent 9 days in Florida for Lauren's birthday party and Christmas. We had a great time and she LOVED her cake and her party at Chick Fil A. She also had a great Christmas as well and of course she was happy when she saw the bike under the tree that Santa left :) She also got to feed a stingray at Sea World :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Look At What Santa Brought

Santa delivered Lauren's big present early so daddy could assemble it, we have it hidden in the spare bedroom under a blanket so we can put it under the tree once she is buckled in the van for Florida so as soon as we get home she'll see it :) And yes, that is a cage around our tree because Riley won't stay out of it, let's just say he thinks we brought the outdoors in for him to water and leave it at that :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

She's Going To Be Psyched !!!

We are leaving on Sunday for Florida for Christmas so Lauren wanted to have her birthday party at Chick Fil A there with her cousins and we thought that was a great idea so today I ordered her cake, I got it from walmart because it was $30.00 cheaper than Publix, yes you read that right $30.00 cheaper :) She is going to be super excited when she sees it the night of her party :) I knew I couldn't make this cake with being at the in laws house and all the busyness that comes with traveling so I was really happy to be able to buy her this cake for her 5Th birthday.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Meet Riley

We adopted an 8 week old Dachshund/ Chihuahua mix today from a local rescue group, his shelter name was Buster but we changed his name to Riley. Lauren loves him, he is cute and spunky and I am learning what life with a puppy is really like, he is not housebroken but he is neutered. Right now he is 4 pounds but he sure doesn't look it, it should be fun around here :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving in Florida

We had a great trip to Florida for Thanksgiving, we took all the nieces and nephew to Sea World and just did some hanging out as a family. Lauren had lots of cousin time and she loved it, she misses her cousins when she has to go back home but I told her we go back in 3 weeks and she can see them again :)

The Feast

Cuddling with Kenny, her favorite cousin :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a holiday that we are grateful for, Lauren came home from China the day before Thanksgiving 2005. Here's a look back from the last 4 years. Steve, Lauren and I are leaving tomorrow for Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving, it will be the first time in 8 years that we have gone home for Thanksgiving and we are also giving thanks for that :)

Nashville 2005

Atlanta,Georgia 2006

Helen,GA 2007

Alabama 2008

Ready to go to Florida 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Breakfast With Santa

Daddy's job had Santa and Mrs Clause come last Saturday and have a pancake breakfast with the employees kids as a fundraiser for their department, Lauren actually sat in Santa's lap and she hugged him which is huge for her. She loved Ms Clause and ran right up to her for a hug :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Lauren's latest thing is to ask if her outfit is "stylin" I do not know where she got it from but every outfit has to be "stylin" or she won't wear it. Such a crazy kid !!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick Or Treat

Lauren decided to go as Cinderella this year, she had a great time dressing up for dance class and then going trick or treating first at the mall, then to Nanny's and then to our neighborhood, let's just say she has plenty of candy now :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Coffee Fundraiser

I started a fundraiser today with a coffee company called just love coffee. We are trying to raise money for our domestic adoption for things such as hotel stay, birth mom expenses and stuff like that when we are chosen. Our attorney has suggested we have about $1000.00 or more for a cushion. We make $5.00 for every bag sold so if you love coffee please visit our site and help us and get some great coffee as well.

Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Burt's Pumpkin Farm

Lauren had a Homeschool fieldtrip yesterday to Burt's Pumpkin farm, she had a great time but the best part was getting in a hay throwing fight with her friend Cecelia on the hayride.After the fieldtrip we came home and she painted her pumpkin blue and purple, aren't all pumpkins those colors ? :)