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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Savannah was able to work at the Chamber of Commerce over the holidays. We stopped by today to snap a pic of her on her last day. Isn't she lovely???

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Blessings,
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Court is in Session...

The Honorable Judge Tony Welborn presiding as Chief Magistrate Court Judge. We were so honored to witness Tony (our brother-in-law) be sworn in as CMCJ today as a whole courtroom of people looked on. He and Susan were surrounded by family, friends, and supporters at a reception following the ceremony. It was such a proud day for their children, our family, and our county! Congratulations Tony and Susan- we are SO proud of you both!!!

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Scott and I helped set up for the reception and took pictures. Savannah and Rosemary stood at the guest book and then served tea. EK just enjoyed hanging out with her cousins. It was a very fun day!!!

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Christmas 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Everyone gave me a hard time when I put my decorations up the first of November but now here we are after Christmas... and didn't it fly by? That's why I do it all so early- time to enjoy and not be rushed during the best time of the year! And the BEST it was... they get better every year.

It was so wonderful to have everyone home for the holidays. Marcia and kids came Tuesday and my mom had cataract surgery Wednesday (she has done very well!). We all spent tons of time together, eating our meals together, going to the movies, playing the Wii, drinking coffee, and just hanging out. Mill and Jake went on the their first real date Wed and I could barely breath as they drove away. They went to dinner and a movie. They had a great time!!!

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Christmas morning was so great! Scott and I set our clock so we would be up before our little rooster (EK). We made coffee and it wasn't long before we heard her getting up. We sent her upstairs to wake her sisters and they all made their way downstairs for the reveal. Everyone loved their gifts from us and Santa. Lots of surprises. I think EK loved her easel the most. That is until Josh brought her the walking horse. Boy was she so excited and then there were the girls in their zebra snuggies- just look at that big laugh from Mill. We ate a delicious meal with all the fixings right down to the delicious yummies Amy brought over and the wonderful red velvet cake Jessie brought!!!

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Jason and Amy said this was the best Christmas ever with Max... he LOVED all his new toys, especially his tractor.

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Time with family was just the best! We LOVED having everyone over for food, gifts, and just plain fun! Sad it's all over but thankful to have everything cleaned up and put away!!! Looking forward to our next get together... hmmm I think someone is turning 45 in a month or so. Just saying...

Blessings,
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EK's Very Own Fishing Rod

Monday, December 21, 2009

Savannah brought EK a gift from Mr. Ben and Ms. Barbara Sunday evening. She was so excited to open it. Oh was she so happy when she opened to find her very own fishing rod. Thank you both for making her so happy! Now... let's go fishing!

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And a VERY cute pic of Max who has been under the weather for over a week. Still irresistible though!!!

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A Little Fishing Trip

Scott just mentioned to EK that they might go down to the lake and do a little fishing on Saturday. Well, that's all it took and believe me that is ALL she talked about until they went. She fished with an adult rod and really didn't have any luck. Not that she cared... she just like reeling in the float. On their adventures outside later on, she found a precious little bird nest on the ground. She had to show me, we took pics, and she took it back out to save in a very safe place.

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Rosie's Cheerleading Squad

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rosie's cheerleading squad rode on a float in the Christmas Parade and I just got pic this week. A really cute bunch of girls!!!

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Amelia's Photography Project

Amelia was assigned a photography project where she had to shoot 24 shots with 35mm film and 24 digital. Here are my favorite digital shots. I think she has the eye, don't you???

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My Favorite!
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Early Christmas Get Together

Susan and Tony invited our family over for dinner and gifts last evening.

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Scott's sister, Jan and her husband Ray, daughter Jennifer, and 2 grandchildren all came in from NC for a visit so it was the perfect time for us all to get together. EK and her 2 cousins Carson and Robert didn't take long to warm up to each other and were the best of friends. After a delicious dinner of potato soup and chili, we all shared gifts for each other. EK could barely come home and go to bed she was so excited about her new gifts. Needless to say, she was up first thing playing with her new toys! It was a sweet time with family!!!

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Blessings,
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Harkness Ornament Party

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

EK and I enjoyed a wonderful time at the Harkness' home on Sunday. They always host a fun mother/daughter ornament exchange party. We were surrounded by so many sweet friends in the adoption community. Both of us came home with very cute ornaments and plenty of Christmas spirit!!! Take a look at all the dolls that were there!!!

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Mom's Birthday

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My mom celebrated her 68th birthday on Saturday. We all enjoyed a fun time together celebrating with a Fiesta of food, yummy cake, and family. We sure missed Sissy and her family!!! EK was such a great helper with the birthday cake. We baked a chocolate pound cake and she did all the pouring! It was a sweet time to be thankful for such a precious mom and all she does to make our family feel loved!!!

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through the eyes of our children

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday night we were able to enjoy our local Christmas parade with EK and Max. They LOVED it! Max kept screaming with delight and EK just watched mesmerized! I think Max liked the lights the best and EK definitely loved the ONE white horse the best. Even in the cold, we were able to make a wonderful holiday memory.

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Blessings,
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