Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Well tonight Sammy started crawling. He was going after my cell phone (he likes electronics.. hmm wonder where he gets that from). So we got a quick video of him crawling over to Tim and I to get at the cell phones on the floor.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Trip to Hendersonville

On Tuesday night we left for Hendersonville for a mini vacation. We got in to Karla's around 12 am Wednesday morning and chatted for a few hours before going to bed.
Wednesday Karla and I drove up to Ashville to get our nails done. We enjoyed some girl time while Tim hung out with Sammy at Karla's. We had fun cooking many different meals while we were visiting.

Thursday we hung out and chatted and sat with the doors and windows open the weather was amazing down there! Friday Tim, Sammy and I went and toured the Biltmore (a Christmas present from my parents, Thanks Mom and Dad). You can check out more pictures of the outside and the driveway to the house here.

Saturday Sammy learned to sit himself up on his own. You can check out the pictures in the link below. We left Saturday mid-day due to the weather (ice) that was due through the Smoky Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. You can check out more pictures that Karla took here.

Thanks for the amazing trip, food and conversation Karla!! We miss you already!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Busy weekend

This weekend we were busy but had a lot of fun! Friday was my nephew's first birthday, Sammy and I went over and hung out with Clare and Bradley. The boys played and Clare got some stuff ready for the party she was having on Saturday.

Saturday we went to Bradley's party. We had a lot of fun hanging out with my parents and some of Clare and Chris' friends. Bradley got some really nice presents from his friends and relatives. We got Bradley a stuffed chocolate lab and some books. He was already having fun turning the pages on his new bible we got him. Clare made him the cake for his birthday. We all thought it was delicious.. Bradley didn't want any part of it.. he must get that from Clare ;-)!

Sunday we went to Tim's parents church to watch their kids Christmas play. Lanicia had a couple of solos in the play and did very well! We then went and hung out with his family for a while. When we got home we cleaned out the garage and reorganized and swept it out. Since Sammy started pulling up on things we decided we needed to lower his crib. So we also got that accomplished this weekend as well.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Steph's Visit

Last weekend my good friend Steph came for a visit. She has been working on a project in North Carolina since April and has been driving back and forth to Northern Virginia. So last weekend she made a pit stop on the way back to North Carolina.

Sammy had fun hanging out with Steph and Tim and I had a blast catching up with her! Hopefully we will get to see her again soon.. hint hint ;-)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Our First "Snow"

Yesterday we had our first snow. Sammy went out in his big winter bunting outfit and loved the cold air on his face and Tipsy running around like a young puppy!

I love the snow because of its beauty and all the fun that can be had in the snow.. However, there is one thing I don't like about the snow..

Wet dogs!!

You can check out some other snow pictures here!

Pulling Up!

Well last night Sammy started pulling up on me and anything that he could get his hands on. He still is not crawling (which I am completely fine with) but still very mobile. He crawls pushes and pulls himself around the house.

He was very pleased with himself as you can see in this picture:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


So I realized I was a little behind on the blog. Well Sammy is becoming more mobile, still not crawling but rolling and pulling and scooting and pushing and doing whatever he can to get where he wants to go.

Tim, Sammy and I went to my parents for Thanksgiving day. It was very nice had a wonderful meal. We ate early which was nice. Then since it was warm out we went for a boat ride. It did rain a little while we were on the boat but still a bunch of fun. Sammy had a ton of fun playing with Gigi and Pop Pop.

Black Friday we had Tim's family (almost the whole family.. we were missing Becca and John) over for Thanksgiving dinner #2. We did the turkey, stuffing and gravy and
Reatha, Rachel and Grandma (Tim's mom) prepared the other dishes. We hung out and played board games and our Nintendo Wii. Then we also went for a walk through the neighborhood but it was most definitely colder than Thursday.

You can check out more photos here.

Getting Ready for Christmas

Well we are pretty much ready for Christmas at our house. We have the house decorated. Most of the shopping done (still got to get a few presents though). Sammy has been looking at the tree but seems more interested in the presents underneath it so far.
You can check out more Christmas photos here!