Saturday, December 26, 2009


What a wonderful Christmas we had with our family. As you can tell Piper Loved her doll. It now goes everywhere with us. I will update with more pictures once we go home but this will probably be the last post until the weekend as I want to spend as much time with my family as possible. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and has a very happy and safe New Year.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Day 24

What could be better than Christmas Eve spent with family? We are having a wonderful time and can't wait to see what Santa brings us in the morning.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Days 22 & 23

Road trip to the Boardmans.
Thanks for the great time guys, we love you very much.
Modge, Piper & Melissa
It is great to be home.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Day 21

Piper is ready to go, she put her baby doll on top of the suitcase. We are getting very excited about spending Christmas with my family in LA.

Christmas Days 19 & 20

Day 19
Christmas with family, what could be better.

Day 20
Opening presents with Grandpa and Nana.
Miss Piper is one spoiled girl.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Day 18

Well this is not what we did yesterday but I did not get any pictures taken. I was busy running errands with Eric and finishing up some goodies to take to the Quad Cities today.
This picture of Piper at our church dinner was just too cute not to post though. Hope you all have a great Saturday, bye for now.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Day 17

All wrapped and ready to give. What a wonderful feeling.

Christmas Day 16

Since we are going to be gone for Christmas we opened our stockings early. Miss Piper really enjoyed hers.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Day 15

Riding the horsey at Uncle Tom's.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Day 14

Payton opening the kisses for cookies.

Christmas Tour...

The entryway.
Welcome to our home, I am so glad you stopped by for a look at my Christmas decorations. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I enjoy decorating our home for the season.
The living room tree, this tree is decorated with ornaments my parents gave to me while I was growing up and ones we have added since being married. This tree holds may happy memories.

Just a little nook in the living room.
Cute little kitchen tree.

My daughters tree.

Pink & Green for the guest bedroom.

Mr. Pelican guards the master bedroom tree.

And last but not least my Hot Pink & Black tree in none other than the bathroom.
So glad you stopped by and visited, too bad you could not come by in person and I could offer you all something warm to drink and a Christmas treat or two. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. For more tour of homes visit the Nester, there are many homes to visit.

Christmas Day 13

Getting two active little girls and a sleeping baby to look at the camera at the same time, impossible. Piper had fun getting to know her cousins Jordynn and Ryli Dodd, they are going to be great friends.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Day 12

Her first Christmas card.

Christmas Day 11

Mmmm, my new favorite. This stuff is wonderful made with milk, too bad I just ran out of the latte mix.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Day 10

Piper did not like Santa, end of story.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Day 9

Someone found the button to turn the Christmas tree On & Off, On & Off. I think you understand.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Day 8

It is so nice to have Daddy home early again.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Days of Christmas Day 7

The cards are in the mail and all the packages are mailed. That makes me very happy! And yes it snowed last night, we are under a blizzard warning from Tuesday morning until sometime Wednesday. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Days 5 & 6

Better late then never on Day 5. I have a great excuse for being a day late, last night we went to see "A Christmas Carol" done by a local college and my husband got go with me. I have hardly seen him these last couple of weeks so it was wonderful.

Day 6

Here is our Christmas Angel, wearing her snow bunny dress.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Finished Object Friday

Don't you just love aprons that have a story behind them. When my Mom visited a few months ago she bought me this fabric and trim, it belonged to my Mimi Norwood who no longer wanted it. Well to make a long story short I made Mimi an apron for Christmas out of her own fabric once I heard "its" story.
The fabric was a flour sack from when Mimi was a little girl and the trim was crochet by Grandma Barker(some of you know who she was). The trim was originally supposed to go around a pillow case but I thought it was just the right touch for this apron and what better way to combine two very special items. I just love the way it turned out and I know Mimi will love it.
By the way if anyone is reading this that talks to Mimi, SSHH, its a surprise.
If you would like to see more delightful finished objects go on over to the Chari Tree.

Christmas Day 4...Photo Shoot

Have you ever tried to get a 10 month old to sit still for Christmas pictures? It is not a job for the faint of heart. These are a few of the good shots I managed to get of Miss Piper before she got up and tried to get my camera.

Merry Christmas to all Mommy's blogging buddies.

She looks surprised about something. What a silly baby.

My little princess is growing up, isn't she beautiful.
This was a little different Days of Christmas post but my Daddy was having Piper with drawls
so I posted these to help him out until he gets to see his little girl.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Day 3

I found the pj's for Miss Piper and could not resist them, our family just loves the Grinch. She seems to like them too.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Day 2

Miss Payton hard at work on snowflakes.
I have added Mclinky to the sidebar, if you would like to add your link feel free. We would all love to keep up on your "Days of Christmas."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Days of Christmas Day 1

Well here we are again another December 1st, where has the year gone? This first picture is for my Mother, she suggested I get a bench for my entry and what a great idea that was. I love it and it even opens to store hats, mittens and scarves.
We would love to have you join in on the days of Christmas post, the rules are pretty simple just take pictures of your Christmas decor or any of you fun Christmas activities, traditions or just daily activities and post them on your blog. I would love to see every one's "Days of Christmas." If you are going to join in just post a comment this first day and I will be adding a link so everyone can visit your "Days of Christmas."

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ready to go!

Miss Piper began taking steps this last week and last night she walked about 3 or so feet by herself. She is going to be walking all over before we know it. Isn't it funny how we get so excited by the little things they do, it is like no other child has ever walked before.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Already 10 months...

Eating her 1st Thanksgiving dinner.
Miss Piper is 10 months old today, time sure flies when your having fun. We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving with 19 people at our house, that is including the three of us. We had enough food to feed a small army and it was all delicious.

We went out to play earlier in the week and my little girl took off down the driveway, I think she was headed to Modge & Grumpy's house.

Here are some 10 month pictures I took of the big girl. She doesn't want to sit still for pictures like she used to, so I just have to be happy with the ones I get.

We love you Miss Piper. Please stop growing so fast.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thankgiving Friends

Happy Thanksgiving to all my dear friends out there in blog land. I am so thankful for all the many blessing God has given me, the little turkey in the photos is one of the greatest blessings of all. I am very thankful for God's love to me and my family and for allowing each us to see another Thanksgiving.

Miss Piper is thankful for Mommy's lap, it is a very nice place to lay your head. Especially when the photo shoot get to be a little long.

Yeah, for Turkey Day. I can't wait to try some new food.

Monday, November 23, 2009

No chicken legs here...

Does anyone need some "hams" for your big dinner Thursday. I think we could find a few around our house. Aren't those just the cutest chubby legs you've ever see and they are ticklish too. She will want to kill me for this picture one day but I just couldn't help myself.
Hope everyone is preparing their appetites for the big day ahead and remembering that it is not just about the dinner but a day for being Thankful for all the many blessings God has given us. I sure am thankful for those chubby legs crawling around my house.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Shop work...

I took Piper to play at Daddy's shop for the first time Tuesday evening, she loved it. Good thing I am not afraid of a little dirt, cause this picture is just the beginning.
She thought it was great fun to push Dad's rolling stool around, she preferred that over her own walking toy.
Let's see what size wrench do I need to fix my toy?

What do you think, do these headphones match my outfit?

All that working make a little girl very hungry. Thank You Daddy for letting me come play at your shop.