Saturday, December 26, 2009

CHRISTmas Miracle

This is so amazing, I had to share. Since we have put up our tree, Savannah has been seriously praying about snow on Christmas. She mentioned it EVERY day, and at night, either she would or ask me to pray about snow on Christmas. I found myself even praying for snow when I was by myself because she wanted it so bad. The week before Christmas the weather man was showing the temps around 50 and rain, rain and rain.
So Christmas morning we woke up and I didn't even think about it, neither did Savvy. We opened our gifts got ready and headed out to my dads. We pulled out of the garage, I look out my window and there are snow flurries!!! I was almost hysterical. I was yelling at Savannah to look out the window its snowing, its snowing! It lasted all of 30 seconds, but I saw the snow. I don't think she saw it, but I was telling her how AMAZING it is that God gave snow just for her, that she prayed for it and he answered her prayer! I was really in tears.
Then we pull up to dads, I get her out of the car, and the flurries started again, and Savannah saw them! I can't tell you how amazing this made our day. I was just listening to the news and they were talking about how only certain spots of Memphis saw snow on Christmas. Memphis has only had snow on Christmas 4 times, and the last time was 17 years ago.... I would say this was a Christmas miracle!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Keep my fingers crossed

Cohen is 26 months and this is the same age we potty trained Savannah, so I thought I would try Cohen over Christmas break. SO..... we unintentionally started Monday and he hasn't had a wet diaper since Sunday night!!! He is even going all night long dry....what...HALLELUJAH! He loves going potty because he gets a tootsie roll every time. So he has tried to abuse the system and just putting a few drops in and wanting a tootsie roll, at first I was giving it to him but now he has to "put all his tee-tee in the potty for a treat". WAY TO GO COHEN!! And he is so very proud of his big boy underwear!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Kids Christmas Party

The kids had there preschool Chirstmas party last Thursday. The room mom's organize and I come to help and play! Cohen's room is really too young to do crafts so they got chicken nuggets, cheetos and fruit for lunch. Savannahs room made miniature christmas trees out of pinecones that had been spray painted green. They then stuck little pom poms in for the ornaments. Glued it on a CD and then glued presents on the CD. They were adorable and the kids loved making them. While they were getting the room ready for the crafts. I read the kids a book, then decided to sing songs. Let me tell you I hands down have the worst voice ever!! Even my mom growing up was like "ashley you are so tone deaf" And even though I still love singing it is usually done in private! So anyways we sang the itsy bitty spider, then someone asked for Jesus loves me, then a little boy asked for Transformers so I made up a rap about how neat transformers are, then Savannah wanted Ariel so I broke out the "AAAAAAAhhhhhhhAAAAA" You know what I'm talking about. Then after this and tears in my eyes from laughing the room was ready! But at the end of it one little girl said "whats your name" And Savannah yelled out "Thats MY mommy" I love being her mommy!


My best friend Jessica came and visited last Sunday. We met my second year in college. I absolutely love her and she has been such an amazing friend. My last semester of school we were together 24 hours a day 4 days a week. Michael and I moved back to Memphis and her and Stephen (her husband) moved to Nashville. I would drive up to her house on Sunday, then we would head to Cookeville Monday and stay in one of our teachers boat house (yeah her husband was a Dr.) for the rest of the week. I have such wonderful memories of that semester!

We graduated in May 2005 and are still best friends, I can get on the phone with her and if we were uninterrupted we could talk for hours.

Jessica I love you and am a better person because of you.This picture has to show how much I love her because it looks like I'm smelling something bad..ha! But I had to show how precious she looks. This will be her second boy, Easton!
This is their son Parker, is he not ADORABLE and he is always smiling!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just too busy

We have been SO very busy, I have not been able to blog. So here are some updated pics of the kids and what we have been doing...
She kisses him all the time now!

Roll-Tide!!!!! SEC Champions!!!!

I have no idea what Michael is doing, but it makes me laugh

Fun with cousin Patrick

Those brown eyes take my breath away

We were hanging Christmas decorations outside and it was around 30 degrees outside. So Cohen got to wear his first snow suit and loved it. I couldn't get it off of him.
Savvy helping decorate the Christmas tree.
Final note, we were given "the Elf on the Shelf" and it is so much fun!!! The first thing you do is give the Elf a name. Savvy is AMAZING at giving things names. Her teddy bear is Twalla and her monkey is Chalous. So I knew she would give the Elf the best name... She chose Jasmine and she chose this because we had been watching home videos of Disney World 5 minutes earlier. So I explained that the elf is a boy and needs a boy name...Patrick. That is her cousins name, so again I asked for one more....Jealous... Are you kidding??? I said how I thought Jealous would not be a good name for the elf to tell Santa that you named him. So Michael said why don't we name him Melvin. Well I wanted to have Savvy come up with the name and so I gave her one more try and she came up with, none other than.........Nevalyn

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Michael earned MAJOR points

I had the BEST birthday this year!!! And my fantastic husband gets the credit!
I woke up Tuesday morning to Michael getting out of bed, I saw that it was 7 and he usually leaves the house around 5:30. So I went to the kitchen to find him making me breakfast! He had taken the day off of work and told me he would watch the kids and I could do whatever I wanted...LOVE IT. So we ate stuffed french toast, then I headed off to the gym for an amazing workout! Michael then informed me that he scheduled a massage for me. So off I head to the spa. After my massage I head to my car and Michael and Cohen are in the parking lot, my boys wanted to take me to lunch. We ate at Swankys Taco Shoppe and hands down I had the best Chicken Chimichanga I have ever had! I recommend going there today! Then we rested the rest of the day and my dad took us out to eat that night!
Michael I love you. Thank you for a wonderful day!!!