Friday, December 27, 2013

Our 2013 Christmas

Well, hellllllooooooo!  It's been quite sometime since I last posted.  Mostly due to the fact that I grew a human in my belly and then delivered that human.  It's nice to be back and also nice to feel kind of human again myself.

I will be sharing Oliver's birth story soon, but first, I thought I'd tell you about our small, quaint Christmas!  

Our matching Christmas pajama pants since 2009.

Daddy giving little Oliver some Christmas morning kisses.

Yay for Grammie being in town!

Our tiny, apartment friendly tree.

I was Santa and Oliver was my elf.  

Posing with his first stocking!

Gift time...

My mom gave us some books and we cried.  

I gave Trent a card with his gift and he cried.

(Yes.  That's a bowl that keeps the cereal and milk separate for better crunch.)

Trent gave me the sweetest card and I cried.  He also broke the rules and spent more that our agreed upon amount.  He said it was because of the whole giving birth thing.  I love my plaid rain boots!

Grammie surprised us with a Keurig.  

I found this print on Etsy.  It's Texas and Tennessee with the words "Together Forever, Never Apart.  Maybe in Distance but Never at Heart."  Oliver gave it to her to hang in the new house.  He's so thoughtful =)

Ollie loved his Santa mug and books!

Our first Christmas as a family was wonderful.  We took our time, wanting to make the day last a little longer.  My mom made her egg casserole and hidden apple coffee cake.  They're as much a part of Christmas in my mind as stockings and gifts.  We played Christmas music and shared tears while watching Christmas stories and commercials that were on TV.  

It was a perfect day and a perfect first Christmas as a mommy and daddy.

We hope your Christmas was merry and bright and filled with joy.

Trent, Shellie and Oliver

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sunshine Award Questionnaire

Just when I was thinking, "I should blog about something," I read Tabitha's post over at Team Studer and she had nominated me for the Sunshine Award.  Thanks Tabitha!  You're adorable. 

This is a chance to answer some questions about yourself and then get to know some more about your favorite bloggers.  Such a fun idea!  I'm game.

1. What is the first thing you drink in the morning?
A swig of OJ then coffee.  When I found out I was pregnant, that was the first thing I googled…if I could still have coffee.

2. What is your favorite day of the week and why?
While our days are pretty much the same, I have always loved Thursdays.  And I think it's because that day has always had the best shows on at night.  For example, The Cosby Show, A Different World, 90210, Melrose Place, Seinfeld The Office, Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, etc.

3. What is your least favorite chore?
I like doing laundry, but I'm not a fan of putting it away.  However, since we have a small apartment, I have no choice, which keeps me on top of it.  Also, i don't like cleaning the refrigerator.  

4. What are the biggest changes from your life today compared to five years ago?
WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!!!!!  I'm going to be a mommy!!!!!  

5. What category of pins do you like best? (food, nail art, crafts, etc)
Definitely crafts.  And also nail art.  I only pin food so Trent will make it, haha!  Now, there's lots of baby pins.

6. If you had 60 minutes all to yourself in the middle of the day today, what would you do?
Nap =)

7. What was the last movie/video/commercial that made you cry?
We cry at everything.  Seriously.  But last night was the latest.  We cried watching What Would You Do.  What can I say?  I love to see kindness in others.

8. If you had the time and money to study something in depth for 6 months, what would you want to learn?
A different language.  Probably Spanish just because I have 3 solid years of HS Spanish education.  (Which means I can count and ask where the library and bathroom is and also sing "Happy Birthday.")

9. What are three things you took for granted today?
Food in the fridge, clean water out of the faucet, a dependable car.

10. What is your favorite personality trait about yourself?
I like that I'm goofy and just a little bit weird. 

My Nominations for the Sunshine Award

Kelly at Hebbe Boys
Sydney at Dear Blueberry
Annie at Annie Blogs

Here's how it works

1. Include the logo in your post (at the top)

2. Link up to the blogger who nominated you 
 { Hi again to Tabitha at Team Studer }
3. Answer the 10 questions below about yourself that I created 
4. You nominate 10 other bloggers 

10 Questions for my Nominees

1.  When did you start blogging and why?
2.  Have you decorated for Christmas yet? 
3.  What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
4.  What are you doing right now, besides answering these questions?
5.  What was the last movie you saw in the theater or rented.  
6.  What is your biggest pet peeve about social media?
7.  Do you have a guilty pleasure?  (Food, TV, music?)
8.  If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
9.  Have you ever been out of the country?  If so, where?
10.  What do you like most and least about yourself?