Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Hot & Sh*!@ty" Thanksgiving


So before I get into all the details, I am VERY thankful for all that I have. I am blessed far beyond what I deserve...but it just seems that whenever we travel, things are bound to go wrong.

We left for Fillmore on Wednesday so we could enjoy the holiday. We haven't visited since the 4th of July, so we wanted to make it worth the trip. On Thursday morning we woke up and had breakfast (my mom and dad made my favorite, Biscuits and Gravy). Shortly after we finished eating, I started to clear the table. My mom had been busy in the kitchen getting the turkey in the oven. Apparently, the roasting pan was too big, so she had to remove one of the oven racks, which she placed on the rug by the dishwasher...it was HOT since it had been in the oven being preheated. I walked into the kitchen with a load of dishes and was unaware of the rack on the floor and of course I stepped right on it...OUCH, "why are my feet on FIRE!!!" So for the rest of the morning, I was icing my feet and trying to find shoes that I could walk in. That about covers the Hot part of the day.

The other part of the day was filled with my poor sweet children running to the toilet with the runs...good times! So we came home on Thursday and were so sad to leave my family, but what do you do???

P.S. I decided not to post a picture of the "sh*!@ty" part, lucky for you!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! (a little late)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Piano Recital 101

So last night was Austin's first EVER piano recital. He did such a great job and was very excited. For me, it was a trip down memory lane...Mr. Giles was my piano teacher in Fillmore. He was great! It seems our recital was usually in the church (because in Fillmore, that's where the have everything). Anyway, I remember being super nervous and having to dress up and sit there for a LONG time. Needless to say, I was one one nervous last night. I wasn't sure how the whole Fam would do just sitting there trying to be quiet. His teacher is great, there were 3 different groups, so we only had to sit there for about 20 minute...AWESOME!!! The only hiccup was that Morgan had to go to the bathroom, so Shane missed the first song Austin played.
I missed the beginning of his introduction. All he said was that his name is Austin Lefler and he will be performing "Halloween Fun" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Like I said before...Austin was great and I am so proud of him for having so much confidence!
Hope you enjoy the video.
video

Monday, November 17, 2008

Preschool Pics

Say "Cheese" girls!!!

My Afternoon Class (notice my own son is not cooperating for the picture!!!)


Tanner burried in leaves!


Britin, lovin' the slide!



Allee, just happy to be here!



Morning Class

It's a little late, but I decided to post some pictures of my preschool fieldtrips that took place a couple weeks ago. The kids did great, but I was exhausted after 2 fieldtrips. I just love it though...my kids are the best preschoolers EVER (and the cutest)!

Friday, November 14, 2008

TWILIGHT!!!

I am so excited to report that it is officially less than a week until Twilight comes to theaters. My friends and I have tickets to the first showing and we have some SWEET matching t-shirts to wear...a little crazy I know but I am SO excited to have a fun girls night! I CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!

In honor of this upcoming event, there is a song you should check out. The first time I heard it, I thought of Twilight. I know it has nothing to do with the movie, but I felt like it would fit. Here's the link to the website of Richard Marx...an oldie but goodie. On his new album Emotional Remains there is a song called Though My Veins I love it!!!
http://www.richardmarx.com/splash/
I hope you listen and love it as much as I do.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Small World



Well, I just have to say, it's sure a small world. A couple friends of mine found a very entertaining blog and turns out, she's my good friend...who knew. I am so happy to find you Shellie! Your blog makes me so happy, and I must say, it makes my friends so happy too!
On a different note. I had a party last night and my sweet friend/cousin Emilie came and brought her hair flowers and hats and we had a great time. Here is a picture of Allee sporting her new hat. Love it!!!