Sunday, April 15, 2012

Way to long…….

Since I’ve posted!  I guess I should start somewhere.  Last night was the 1st Father/Daughter Dance @ PCA.  Becky has looked forward to going since we told her about it.  She knew which dress she wanted to wear and luckily it still fit!

Here she is getting beautiful with Jena (yes, she is still hanging in there!)


Taking pictures while we were waiting on daddy


Getting her 1st diamond necklace from daddy

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Melts my heart


Made it to PCA

Really don’t know what was up with this smile :)


Enjoying their dinner


Let’s dance…….. or not~

Believe it or not, she did not want to dance at first.  Gene walked her out to the dance floor and she left.  She eventually warmed up and headed out.  Needless to say she didn’t leave again until the music stopped!

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Chicken Dance


I must say this night was special for both of them.  Glad I helped “serve” so that I could enjoy watching them. IMG_9855

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things…

Christmas has to be one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s a time where we celebrate the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I have to say it just melts my heart to hear Gabriel and Becky share the story of His birth and why we celebrate Christmas.  It’s also that time of year where we visit with family that we don’t get to see very often and everyone gets creative in the kitchen.

Here are a few of my favorites from this season

Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip

1 lb grated cheddar cheese
2 bundles chopped green onions
1 cup chopped pecans
4 Tablespoons mayo
Pepper Jelly
Mix first four ingredients (cheese, onions, pecans and mayo) together thoroughly. Spread mixture into a shallow dish. Spread pepper jelly over mixture.; May be chilled. Serve with Ritz crackers or Wheat Thins.

(Thanks Madison!)  And by the way, I don’t like half of the ingredients in this dish BUT they are OH SO GOOD together!

Salsa Roll Ups

8 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese


4 flour tortillas (6 inch)
1/2 cupKRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1/4 tsp.chili powder
Mix cream cheese and salsa; spread onto tortillas.
Roll up tortillas tightly. Cut each crosswise into 5 slices.

I look forward every year to the creative things the kids make a school.  I decided to put some of their ornaments on a tree in the kitchen this year instead of our big tree.  Love this angel on top of the tree! 


This little snowman is just too cute as well!


This gift is one of my all time favorites~ Gabriel made me open it the day he brought it home so he could display it throughout the Holiday season


I also love the fact they everyone cooperates with pictures this time of the year as well!




LOVE THIS! A gift from Jena and Shane~ blanket with one of the pictures from Amelia Island this summer.


Gene has a gift at gift buying for me!  Just when I think he can’t out do what he did the year before……… he does!

This year he surprised me with a Pandora bracelet~ to make it even more special, Gabriel picked out the charms!


Later Christmas afternoon, we went to mama and daddy’s.  Here are a few pictures of some of my favorite people!






Gene wasn’t feeling up to pictures at this time (he was a little under the weather) so here are my favorite little people!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed time with your family!

We are off to Gatlinburg for some quality Crosby~Edwards~Waters time!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blessed Thanksgiving

We may only celebrate Thanksgiving once a year but I am thankful everyday for so many things. 

In everything, give thanks………….1 Thessalonians 5:18

Becky enjoyed her 1st Thanksgiving feast at school this year.  I was so fortunate to be able to enjoy watching her celebrate!


And my handsome Pilgrim


This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with the Brannen’s.  We always have such a good time visiting with them!  We arrived Wednesday night and started our time with then with another birthday celebration for Becky and Madison~

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Pretty Girls!

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Present time!


Even Gabe got in on the action!  Geaux Tigers!

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Thursday was a day of too much eating, nature trail walking, family talking and cold trolley rides.  We made our way up to Callaway Gardens to see the Christmas lights.  I love going here and I think the lights get prettier each time we visit.




Spring Fairies


Jack Frost


Swan Lake


12 Drummers Drumming

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Inside Santa’s Village




Rudolph seemed to follow Ashton everywhere :)


We are truly blessed to be able to travel and spend time with family we don’t get to see very often. 

We were also blessed to make it safely back home and spend time with the “Crosby” family and eat more turkey Saturday night!  God has blessed us with such a wonderful family.