Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tour of homes

Another one of my favorite things about Christmas is the holiday tour of homes. I love seeing inside other peoples houses and especially when they are decorated for Christmas. This years tour schedule is as follows:

Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour: I grew up in Marietta and love the history of all the old houses. Dec. 4 and 5

Virginia-Highlands Tour of Homes Dec 11 and 12: We attended this one last year for the first time last year and it was our favorite. Probably, because each house had a local restaurant serving up tasters of their specialties. If you are familiar with the Virginia-Highlands restaurants you know that there are tons of good places to eat so this was an extra treat on top of all the gorgeous houses.

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes Dec. 11 and 12: This one is not a definite yet but I really enjoy this one because this one is in the evening so you get to see all the Christmas lights and the houses are lit with candles. Sorry no picture.

Monday, November 29, 2010

First (professional) Haircut

I have been giving Gates hair cuts since he was only a couple months old but they always look a little goofy because he will never sit still for me. So, we got our first professional haircut the other day. Gates was so well behaved, he didn't squirm like does for me. It really helped that he got to sit in a race car that had buttons for him to push that made noises.

This was after but he wouldn't look at me to give me a good picture.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


As usual, I had the camera sitting out so I wouldn't forget to take some pictures of the Thanksgiving festivities but I still forgot. I did capture this precious moment of Gates laughing at his Aunt and enjoying getting to see his great grandmother, Mimi.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Go Jackets!

Georgia Tech boy in the making, or Auburn. We don't want to be those pushy parents that insist that their child goes to one particular school. We are supportive and will be sure that he knows he has options. Gates (and the twins), can go to either Georgia Tech or Auburn! Two great options. Auburn didn't play this past weekend so we were Tech fans.

Gates showing me where his belly button is.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pottery Barn advent calender

I have been eyeing this adorable Christmas advent calender from Pottery Barn.

But, it also looks like a fun DIY project. Bumblebee and Sophie blog took on the challenge of making her own and it is inspiring. When I get energy, time and a house to hang this I plan on making my own.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Cards!

Christmas cards are so exciting! I put a lot of thought into this special greeting that I like to think spreads a little Christmas cheer to all my friends and family. Christmas cards definitely add to my holiday cheer. Chris and I get so excited when the Christmas cards start coming in. We proudly display them all till the end of the holidays. Then on Christmas when the family gets together we all bring our Christmas cards we have received to share. We all agree that our favorite cards are the photo cards. So, point being, I need to hurry up and get my Christmas cards out and so does everyone else. (Feel free to add me to your Christmas card recipients list ;).

We are going to use Shutterfly this year because I am in love with pretty much all their card designs. The trouble is I can't decide which design to go with. Here are my favorites that I am deciding between.

They are all so cute! After I get done with my cards I also plan on ordering a photo calender for my mom. I made her one last year from Shutterfly and she loved it. I am not ruining any big surprise for her by blogging about it, I am pretty sure she is expecting another one this year. They are great gift ideas!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

House update

The house is coming along nicely! Hopefully it is still on track to be finished on time.
Gates approved!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trip to see Santa

I am sorry it has been so long since I have blogged. Either I have been working or too sick to think about doing anthing. I pulled my sick butt out of bed this weekend and we made a trip to the Bass Pro Shop Santa Land. Gates and Chris really enjoyed.

Checking out the fish tank.

Sadly, Gates was not that excited to see Santa.

Gates picked out what he wanted for Christmas. He loved this toy gun. He pulled it off the shelf and draggeed it around and tryed to get it out of the box.

Chris also picked out what he would like for Christmas.

This was our first time at Bass Pro Shop so it was really exciting. I even enjoyed all the decor. They do a great job of Christmas decorating and there was a lot to do and the best part of all, picture with Santa was free!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I need some pink in my life

We found out today that we are expecting TWO more boys! Eghhhhh. Of course, this is happening to me. I really wanted a girl the first time around, so of course I really wanted a girl this time also, but no. What am I going to do with THREE boys? I know one thing for sure is that we will save a fortune, especially in the long run. I would have wanted to buy every cute little girl outfit and bow. Don't get me wrong, I am still very excited and sure this will be wonderful! I am thankful to be blessed with these amazing babies and that they are healthy. I am thinking I might have to look into adoption eventually because I don't think I can handle being pregnant again and especially taking the chance of getting a FOURTH boy. I need a little girl in my life, but it is way to soon to even think about any more kids.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cozy Coupe

Grand got Gates a cozy coupe so Chris and Gramps put it together last Saturday morning. Gates enjoyed the assembly of his coupe more then he liked riding it. He wanted to be right in the middle of things while they were putting it together.

Gates playing with the parts.

Gates likes being pushed around in his coupe but Gates being Gates will only sit for a minute and then he starts trying to climb out.