Wednesday, November 30, 2011

our holiday to-do list...




as i mentioned in my previous post, i have been obsessed with pinterest!  There are several holiday ideas out there, and several family "bucket list" pins & blogs caught my eye!  I thought i would make one for us.




I plan on documenting some of the things we do on the blog!  there are a few we have already completed, so that will help me get a head start :) 

please feel free to reuse this, just give me a little credit!  and of course, let me know if you participate in any of the activities!

happy holidays!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

what's got your pinterest...

i know i am totally late to the party, but i have a new obsession...pinterest!  i can't wait to try some of these DIYs :)






happy pinning!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

family time: a day at the pumkin patch...

there is nothing better than getting together with family on a gorgeous fall day.  we had lunch at the foster's and then headed to the pumkin patch! aunt sarah got some great pictures ---so grateful to have her-and her camera- to capture these memories!

we started with the mandatory family photos!  i always love sarah's pictures --- seriously!  i am hoping she will take some for our christmas card this year[this may or may not have already been mentioned] ;)


the other emerson's :)


the foster's ;)


my girls!


The kiddos -- bella, preston, and ava --- had so much fun!



if you didn't already know, everyone is so in love with this little blonde-haired blue-eyed boy!



we got to feed animals, go on a hay ride, eat hot dogs, and pick out pumpkins :)




joey is such a great kid!  ava thinks he is pretty cool too :)


happy fall y'all!!!



Monday, November 7, 2011

monday musings...

my random musings on this monday...

* i spent a good hour (thank you daylight saving time) laying in bed this morning debating on wither or not to take a vacation day today to play catch up on things around the house.  I have a doctor's appt. this afternoon, so i decided a morning at the office wouldn't kill me. (i've been rather productive buying christmas gifts online and blogging :) )

*said dr. appt is a consult about getting on mirena.  I was thisclose to doing it last year, but chickened out.  fast forward to today, and i am scrambling to get in before the end of the year so that i won't have bc costs for the next FIVE years.  I don't know why i chicken out -- we don't plan on having any more children, its more cost effective, there are not monthly anythings.  should be a no-brainer, right?

*i have no idea what we santa is getting ava this year.  she has no clue what she wants, because the kid seriously has everything.  (reference: only child/spoiled).  aunt sarah suggested a personalized dillon rogers bracelet---but other than that, i've got nothing.

* work has been all sorts of crazy, but it is quickly slowing down to a complete halt --- at least until mid-january.  i love the busy season, but i must confess i'm looking forward to some down time.

* yesterday was a total lazy day.  i have laundry, dust, and dirt to prove it.

* i have the hardest time finding jeans for ava.  she is tall and thin --- not the easiest combo.  yes, i wish i had the same problem, but when it comes to buying jeans for her, i think twice about that statement!

* heading to gap before my appt. so i can hopefully rectify ava's jean situation.  (they seem to be the ONLY jeans that fit her right.  And she is getting a little desperate--- she only has 3 pair, and she has sucessfully put holes in the knees of two of them. **bonus, gap is offering $40 off of your purchase of $100 or more in store. 

* its mugging and overcast  here today.  perfect monday weather.

that's all i've got today --- happy monday!