Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sledding!

 Doesn't it look like we are at some ski resort?  Poor J.J. keep fighting with his hat!


 I love this picture of my sweet Pipi and her delicate features.  I just wish it a sharper image.


Dog pile!



This boy loves to sled...he is a speed demon!

L.C. built a ramp and caught some air a few times!


My sweet J.J. wasn't too big on going down the hill, so he just played at the top!


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We were going to go to Huntsville the day after Christmas, but we got all this snow and decided that we really wanted to go sledding instead the roads would be too bad to drive over the mountain (which by the way it did get a little harry on the way there).  We drove up to Rabun Gap school where there were many people who had crawled out of the hills to sled...so we joined them.  Fun, fun fun!  The ambulance only had to come once while we were there!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas!

After school got out we headed to Pickens for a few days to celebrate Christmas with the Wilson clan.  Christmas #1



Christmas morning!
Christmas # 2




No more dreaming of a white Christmas!!

 
After Christmas at our house we made our way to Huntsville for Christmas with the Algie crew!  The kids sure do enjoy spending time with their cousins!  Christmas #3
** I am trying my best to catch up on my blog.  Like I said some other time that when I get so far behind I just shut down and can't do anything...I just dont' want to skip over these sweet moments that we have had.

**Another side note...this new blogger format is driving me crazy...I can't figure out how to do what I want and it is driving me CRAZY...that will explain why this post looks the way it does...just enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Double digits


My sweet baby has hit double digits!  That's right this handsome boy is 10 years old.  He is such a precious young man.  We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful kid.   To quote my good friend "Carolyn, he is abnormal".  This kid has such an amazing heart for people.  We couldn't ask for a greater role model for his brothers and sister.  I am not sure what I did to deserve this boy, but I am so thankful that he was sent to me.  Happy Birthday L.C.  We love you so very much!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crazy family!

Here is a silly picture from Thanksgiving of my family.  Everyone was home except the craziest one of us all, my youngest sister!  See if you can find:  the one with no eyeballs, the one acting like a bear, the want to be a model and mother- daughter look alike, the really crazy man, 2 scared kids, the panting puppy dogs, and my favorite...the one who is about to throw up!  Love this crew!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

No camp camping

Friday we celebrated No-Bo's 7th Birthday with a camping party.   We (meaning Jeff) had a big fire going and we roasted hot dogs and had smores!  It was cold, but the kids ran around enough to not really notice.  I was actually very relaxed with this party, and forgot to take many pictures.  Here are a couple of the cake that I made...I think it turned out great if I do say so myself!





 
I had all the candles in the center of the fire pit, and as you can see this created a huge flame!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Seven


Happy Birthday my sweet little one!  I hope that your day is all that you expect it to be.  We are very proud of you, and love you very much!

Friday, December 3, 2010

"The Hill"

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We went to watch P.C.'s (Presbyterian College) last football game of the season.  The kids really look forward to "The Hill".  They were upset at first because we didn't have any boxes, but a trip to the concession stand provided all the pizza boxes we needed!   

 
Oh, and P.C. won!!!

Couponing

In September we had a big coupon session in our MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers) meeting.  The girls did a wonderful job explaining how and where to save money.  I just have to say thank you to them with one breath and then a sarcastic thank you with another.  I now spend A LOT OF TIME couponing!  Really it can consume a lot of my time, but now I HATE to go shopping without coupons!  I like to think that I am getting better at it, but I still have some tricks to learn.


We have enough shower gel to last us until L.C. goes to college, but all of this was $20 out of pocket.  I got $18 back, so it really was like getting all of it for $2 and some change!!!  The moisturizers were $16 each, the Nivea shower gels are $4.99 each, the TP is $7ish...you get the picture...this was a really good deal!  Now if I could get quicker at coming up with deals.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Don't rob the money jar...

...or you will get caught...

You think that we would learn not to take from the jar...this is our 3rd one!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ebates - Waahoo!!!

We spent most of this past week out of town visiting both of out families. This requires going to South Carolina part of the time and then traveling back the opposite direction to Alabama! Fun, fun, fun!

When I get back home I ran out to check the mail because it is one of my simple pleasures in life (not that I usually get good things). There was a check for $14.50 from Ebates! This is the second check that I have gotten from them. It is totally FREE money which I love, and it came at such a great time being the end of the month and all. Anyway if you do online shopping you need to check out Ebates.

Ebates is a shopping site that gives you a of % cash back every time you shop online. You can shop at over 1000 stores including eBay, JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom, Overstock.com, Walmart, Kohl's, Target, snapfish, Lands End, Home Depot, and many more really good ones. I ordered boots from Piperlime and got 8% back. My Mom bought a refrigerator this weekend from Home Depot using Ebates, and she is getting $65 back!! Plus you get additional savings with exclusive coupons, free shipping offers, and limited-time sales! Anyway it is silly not to get money back from purchases that you are going to make anyway...I just saying!!!

If you click on any of the Ebates links you can sign up Ebates today and we'll each get a $5 bonus when you make your first purchase! I thought this would be a great time for those of you who shop Cyber Monday and any Christmas purchases! Let me know if you have any questions.

Okay I will post a picture of my check when I get my camera batteries charged! And I will hopefully get some more update posts of all our going-ons lately!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

J.J.'s art

Have you ever seen a better drawing from a 4 year old...I think not! Just look at all the detail! This boy loves to draw and make things perfect. Yesterday he said he couldn't draw a heart, so I drew one for him. He traced it a couple of times and then drew about 20 of them until he had a perfect one...now he can draw hearts like a pro...and I love him so much it makes mine hurt!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Homecoming

Pipi and J.J. were asked to be part of Homecoming at the highschool. They had to hold the flowers and the tiara, and then bring them over to the winner once she was announced. They were very relaxed before they had to walk out on the field.

Here they are walking out with the homecoming court.

Here they are taking their jobs very seriously...no smiling allowed! They did such an awesome job!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kelli and Jay get hitched!



I am again soooo far behind blogging that I am now getting harassed about it, and I was even told that I was fired because my sister was posting pictures of my kids before me! My sweet husband finally (so it is ALL is fault) cleaned the computer off for me so that I could upload more pictures, so now I am back in business!

Kelli and Jay had a beautiful wedding Sept. 25th. The weather was perfect, she looked perfect, the atmosphere was perfect, as was the food and music!

These 3 cuties were in the wedding. Do you just love Lynnlee (cousin) looking at J.J. She is just too cute! They are all fun to watch together.



My big boy is so handsome with all those freckles!

I LOVE this picture of Pipi! It is so her...I think she was just squinting, but it sure turned out cute.


For some reason I didn't get any pictures of J.J. by himself, but this one sure is cute of these boys. No-bo looked so big in his tie! I could just squeeze them both to pieces!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Project

I found this lovely picture at good will for 1/2 off making it $4.25! I don't know if you can tell how really long it is. At first I really just wanted the frame to make a message board or something like that with it. Then I remembered this project from this other blog jonesdesigncomany that my good friend Tiffany turned me on to.


Soooo here is what it turned into:



I love the way that it turned out. I used a desktop encyclopedia that I also got at goodwill. All of the pages on the canvas have some connection to our loves. Notice the letters for all of our names. There is my birth city, all the kids name, Jeff's middle name (Ferber...was surprised to find), places we have traveled, and things that are important to us!

Stay tuned for another project or two that I am borrowing again...I hope to make the page book wreath soon!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meet Manty

This little guy likes to hang out in our Daylillies! We see him often...or at least we think it is the same one. We have affectionately named him Manty!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A couple more things...

I forgot a few things in my last post that I wanted to catch up on. In July we traveled to Waycross, GA to visit our dear friends the Warbingtons. We all miss then so much, but it was good to catch up for a few days.



Here are our sweet friends Ryan, Tiffany, and Owen! They had to endure one of my photo shoots!

We made our first trip ever to St. Simons this summer. Unfortunately this was the only beach time that we were able to squeeze in this summer. It seems that sweet Pipi girl is always surrounded by boys. She doesn't seem to mind and fits right in!

I can't believe that I forgot to post about this precious little boy! This is my newest nephew Benjamin "Parker"! Isn't he the cutest thing? I was lucky enough to be present at the birth and welcome him to this world...it was absolutely amazing. I am so proud of my sister Jamie! She did an awesome job despite the looonnnggg labor that she had. They are both doing great, and the little booger is now 2 months old (I am way behind aren't I?)! I just wish we lived closer and could see him more.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

All rolled into one

Okay so I mentioned in the last post how far behind I was blogging. I decided to just roll them all into one post so I can feel "caught up". So here is what has been happening in the Wilson household the last month (or so).

When I got home from the convention in Aug. my sweet family surprised me with a little Birthday party! I didn't even have to buy my one cake this time. I guess I whined enough about it last year. Anyway getting older wasn't so bad this year!

Disgusting I know!!! At least you didn't have to fight her for it! Cricket kept dragging this gross, bloody, squirrel all over the garage and leaving trails of blood, so I had to run her off with a stick, pick up this creature, and carry it out to the woods! Yuck!!! The following week she had a baby bunny...I spare you the pictures!

Flat as a fritter! Yep that is the flat tire that I changed...All by myself. I had no choice to because it was almost time to pick up the kids, and there was nobody to help. It is a sense of accomplishment though! Yay! Oh when Jeff took the tire to see if they could fix it they pulled an entire half of pair of pliers out. The only part sticking out was the very end of the handle...we had to get a new tire!

Raider football started a couple of weeks ago. They have not had a very good start to the season, and it may not get any better, but Jeff is still coaching up those boys to be young men, and he is really good at it!

Homegrown Watermelon...all on accident! We grew this bad boy with a seed that was probably dropped on the way to compost one day. I ended up growing right by the swing set. We had no idea how long to let it grow, so we picked it last week when it looked to be about the size of the ones we had been buying...very scientific!

It turned out to be quite yummy! Maybe next year we will grow some "for real".


The fair was in town this past week. Unfortunately we have to pass by it to get to the grocery store or anywhere else in town for that matter. Since Jeff took the big boys to the Clemson/Presbyterian game last Saturday, I decided I would take the little ones to the fair. They had a good time and rode a couple of rides (all we could afford without taking out a loan), and all they really wanted was cotton candy. We watched the Rodeo until it started pouring.


These precious cuties FINALLY started pre-school last week. They are going 3 days, and I can not tell you how excited I am to have a little chunk of time to myself! I have big plans too... most of which include exercising, so watch out for the skinny me! They loved the first week, and we love their wonderful school!

Yay! I am officially caught up! I feel so much better. Now I have to stay on the ball!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

MOPS

I know it has been a while since I have blogged. You see I get so far behind, and I have so much that I want to blog about that I don't know where to begin so I just don't do anything!

These pictures are from the beginning of August when I went to a MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) convention in Orlando! It was a great weekend. We actually left on my Birthday and spent the WHOLE day driving. I guess I can't complain about my Birthday this year since I was the one not around. Jeff and the kids celebrated with me when I got home and it was very sweet.

So here are some pictures of the group of girls that I went with. They agreed to play along with my silly camera games! We stayed in the Gaylord Palms hotel which was amazing. I could do a post on that alone.








BORING! Anyone can pose like this! See aren't the silly camera game pictures more interesting?? It had been a while since I had played, but it was fun! You should try it!