Monday we headed up to Tennessee to see Jays grandmother. We were so excited when we pulled up into her yard to see snow everywhere! Bailey was so excited, after eating some lunch with the family we put on a snow suit and headed out the doors. Jays Aunt DD pulled out a sled for us and that was it, Bailey was slipping and sliding for hours. Although her cheeks were red as ever she refused to admit that she was cold or wanted to go inside.
After hours of fun and spending time with the family we headed into Gatlinburg to get checked in to our hotel. The hotel was beautiful and right on top of a mountain! Now getting up there I was a bit nervous to say the least! However I was forced to over come my fear of heights since my husband booked the only hotel straight up, on the edge, of a mountain. Our trip was amazing, we had such a great time and I am so excited that Bailey was able to experience all the fun the snow brings. She was able to make a snowman, sled down hills, get into a snowball fights and sit by a camp fire as snow surrounded her and drink hot cocoa ! I don’t normally make new years resolutions but I am this year. This year I will enter 2011 making it a point to" ENJOY THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE!" Happy New years!!
My little angle making an angel.
Bailey and I outide the hotel, thank God for this rail because it dropped right off!
I am so excited about our upcoming trip to the mountains, I have been cleaning for the past couple of days, folding laundry, packing and just trying to get things in order. There was one thing that I didn't have together though..shoes. I went out today looking for some boots and was really excited when I found the cutest pair at TJ Maxx. I don’t normally find a lot at stores where you have to "dig" but these perfect boots were just sitting in the aisle, it was like they were meant for me. I tried ONE shoe on and it was perfect! They were mine. I was so excited to get home and try them on for Jay, you can imagine the disappointment and frustration I was feeling when I realized that they were both a left shoe and the other one was a 9!! So…………. I called the store, the sales lady was so sweet she went throughout the store looking for my other shoe, but only found them in a size 8. As if I wasn't feeling bummed already as she was hanging up she said " Yea, those are some cute boots" YIKES!!!
Seriously, I have been online trying to find these boots and so far have found them in every color but tan not only that but my boots were on clearance for $25.00 and these are priced anywhere between $49-69. Oh well guess that’s what I get for not paying attention to details! My advice for the day...always try both shoes on :)
What an amazing Christmas our family had this year! Christmas is always an extra busy time of year for us as well as many other I am sure, but I made it a point this year to enjoy ever minute, even the stressful times! Jay, Bailey and I started the holiday season off the week before Christmas by joining my brother and sister and their families at my moms house. Its always something crazy over there, like the dart board that has been re-gifted and passed between Jay and my brother for the past 5 years! Our my brother and I dueling it out over Jeopardy and wheel of fortune (we sound like our grandparents).
Christmas eve we spent time with his family at my brother n laws place down south, we always have a great time and the food was amazing. Bailey was blessed with MANY< MANY toys and lots of dress up clothes. She even got a MONKEY, ok she actually told Santa she wanted one!!
Once we were home that evening we got our baking gear out and made Santa some cookies and poured him a glass of milk. The look on her face when she woke up that morning to see an empty glass was priceless. She was so sweet opening her gifts, she made it a point that after each gift she would look at us and say "Thank you, this is wonderful". Which was pretty cute when she opened the shirt that by the look on her face she didn't like and still managed to say "Thank You this is Wonderful". Got to love her!!! God bless you all I hope you had an amazing Christmas and have a wonderful New Year!!
On a side note….I celebrated my birthday on the 21st which was also our last day of school before the winter break! My kids were so sweet ,I loved how one of my little girls made me a special birthday hat and then said" you are 21 right?" and of course I said "Yes honey, I am ". My husband surprised me before going to school with a Canon Rebel T1i, which totally shocked me. I was even more blown away when he told me he let go of a bike (he mountain bikes) to get this for me! He really is an amazing guy!
My life is pretty simple and I am happy with that! I moved from a small town filled with good hearted people and my amazing family to another small town with great people, where my husband I are raising our beautiful daughter. I teach at one of the best schools in Florida and I am in the company of amzing people. I love everything about life, I stay busy and because of that am not as organized as I would like but that is ok! I have the best husband a woman could ask for and a daughter that was hand delivered from heaven. I love the blog world and cant wait to see all the new people I will meet.