Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas in CottonPlant

fun night looking at all the lights and blow ups.  excuse the horrible pictures....i need to learn  how to use my camera :-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hamp's Pre-K Christmas Program

The cutest-little-non-singing reindeer ever!  Seriously, he did not open his mouth once, haha!!
It really was a precious program and to see the little girls belting out Let it Go was priceless!

So glad Phyl could come!

sister, sister!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

New York City

Nov. 11th - Nov. 15th

Brent and I snuck away to New York City for a few days last week.  It was sort of a babymoon (28wks), happy birthday to me, happy birthday to Brent, and Merry Christmas trip :-)  We had such a great time exploring and eating our way through the city.  Neither Brent nor I had ever been to New York before, so we tried to hit all the high/touristy points.  I would definitely say we succeeded and I'm pretty sure we were asleep by 1130 every night. 
**The Friday night we were there was when the terrorist attacks in Paris took place.  I'm already a bit of a nervous traveler so you can just imagine....New York City was not exactly the place I would have chosen to be during all that, but we powered through.

Now for the pictures!

The Empire State Building was lit up for Veteran's Day

St Patrick's Cathedral...

Dinner at Scalinatella (One of our favorite dinners, authentic Italian)

World Trade Center Memorial/Museum


Staten Island Ferry/Statue of Liberty

Looking back to Manhattan from Brooklyn.... This was before dinner at the River Cafe (another favorite, super fancy)

The Today Show (with the Rockettes and Al Roker was finishing Rokerthon)

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Central Park

Top of The Rock at Sunset...

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center  (between my big ole belly and Brent's knee we opted out and just enjoyed people watching with Peppermint Mochas :)

no pictures, but the other things we did were Times Square, went to see Jersey Boys, The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, a little shopping and more eating.  My other two favorite places to eat while we were there.... JG Melon (the original, forgot what street) for their famous hamburger and Sarabeth's for brunch. 

So thankful for this getaway and uninterrupted time with Brent....I have a feeling between the holidays and going from 2 to 3 kids things are about to get a little crazy :-)  Bring it on!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

ShoeBox Week!

You have only got a couple more days to fill those boxes...

This is one of my favorite traditions.....I didn't take them shopping with me for the things to put inside of the box (I kind of ran out of time....and I also wasn't feeling up to dealing with the meltdowns of why they couldn't get a toy too :) but I did let them fill the boxes with the stuff I had picked out.  And, only a few tears were shed in the process.  I can tell they are starting to grasp the fact that not every kid is as fortunate as they are.  

Please excuse the pictures this year....I tried on two separate occasions to get a decent picture but they were not feeling it.  I would not even include them in this blog post but it's kind of a tradition :-)  

We started in 2012...

Hard to believe that next year we will have another little person in these pictures.  

Looking forward to the holidays....starting with Thanksgiving.