Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas phone dump

Whoo! What a Christmas! Here's the fast phone version!!!

Christmas Eve we went to a family service at church. So special to celebrate the birth of Jesus with a lapful of curious babies! We came home and Auntie Amanda brought us some yummy cheesecakey goodness! Within minutes, someone had obviously snuck themselves a taste.

It really wasn't too hard to figure out who. She was caught red handed. And faced.

It was suuuper easy to get the babes down for the night! They were in bed by 8! Noah and Hope thought it would be best if they slept together in Hope's room.

He came!!! Because He came!!!

Emmy is usually the first up in our home. Not the case Christmas morning as we had a sneaky big sister waking up her brother long before the sun came up. Emmy was not thrilled to be awoken from her slumber. But, she's got food, a new chair, and life is good!

Noah seriously could not take his eyes off his new batman toys. Amazed that Santa loved him enough to bring him his 3 most desired gifts!

Gogo was a big hit with big sister!

Noah picked out this batgirl costume for Hope! She loves it! I'm sure they will be a fantastic duo!

Santa left us clues all around the house for a big surprise!!! The last clue was to unwrap our windows that our silly elf Charlie had wrapped up like a present two nights earlier!

It was a trampoline!!! What?! Mommy and daddy were a little concerned that Santa didn't leave a net! Would you believe he put a net up this week while we were on our trip?! Thanks Santa!

So then, we loaded up (a very concerned Noah... Umm, we are leaving all this awesome stuff we just got?) and headed to Arkansas! So Christmas day included about 6.5 hours of driving. Notice who still won't sleep in the car! And yes, she is facing forward. Busted. But hey, I bet we have the only 7 year old still in a 5 point harness.

We made a special stop in Van Buren this year. Papa Roy is sick with cancer, and John really wanted to see him on Christmas day. I'm so glad we did. This picture made it worth it.

I know I have said many times how sweet and caring and concerned Hope's heart is for others. This is my favorite Christmas story this year. Hope needed to pick out and purchase things for all 17 people in her extended family. She just needed to. So I did what my genius sister does, we went to the Dollar Tree. She carefully, with zero coaching, bought for everyone. Things like makeup for Julia, batman Pez for Noah, a chess game for her daddy. But the best was for Papa Roy. She bought him Kleenex because she wanted him to feel better. Oh dear goodness, baby girl. How I wish love could fix everything because there is enough of her love in that box of tissues to cure that cancer.

We also got to spend time with Mama Fae and Uncle Jamie and exchange presents on Christmas day for the first time!

We headed to little rock and met up with my whole family at my mom and dad's our crazy family Christmas is my favorite tradition. There are tons of presents in that living room, covering the floor, but even more love! More pics when I post camera pics!

We stayed at Ninny's until Friday! I loves being able to just hang out and catch up with everyone we miss so much. We took over Julia's room again, bless her heart. Which meant I got to snuggle with my favorite boy every night.

We had several girl day outs, including our annual trip to Dillard's after Christmas sale, lots of teen/tween shopping, and some yummy cheeburger cheeburger.

We went back to VB to spend the day with John's parents. We were happy to hear Papa Roy had been using his kleenex and they were helping him feel better!

Uncle Sam came for a visit too and we wet to City Park.

We got home late last night and today we are doing what we look forward to every year. Just hanging out and playing with our new toys together. I love my little family!

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Phone Dump

My friend Amanda is good about regularly posting pics from her phone, and I would like to be good at doing that! So here is an attempt. Here are some pre Christmas pics from my phone from the last few weeks:

Charlie the elf is back!

Hope came downstairs dressed as an elf on the shelf! She wouldn't talk and kept hiding in different places! It was pretty hilarious.

There's been another special elf here too! ;)

All of my babies have worn this Santa outfit! And if first belonged to my Clay Fuller, so it's extra special!

Here is one of our Christmas cards! I ordered two different ones.

We have had some fun play dates with these cuties!

Hold the phone! John and I got dressed up and went to a fancy party. This is so not me! But we had so much fun! My friends Courtney and Amanda dressed me up and made me go, and Courtney and Jeff watched all our crazy babies! Thank you, sweet friends!!!

Daddy took Hope to see Annie! I was a little sad I didn't go because we all know Jill loves some Annie! But, so happy they got a Daddy Daughter Date!

I happen to think this girl is perfection.

Yes. Awkward smile stage is in full force.

Before his play at school. That he told us he was not going to do. He was true to his word. He didn't sing one word.

Before brother's play

School Christmas Party!

Hope and her teacher, Mrs. Rocas. Hope is having a great first grade year!

My parents came for a quick visit! We shoved as much Christmas fun as we could in one short weekend! We mailed our letters to Santa!

Here's our pic with Santa! We didn't have any meltdowns!

No weekend with Mimi is complete without makeovers.

Hope is planning on spending every night of her Christmas break like this. Curled up on the couch with hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies. Sounds like a plan to me.

Shooo! I feel better! We are looking forward to Christmas! Hope everyone is enjoying the most wonderful time of the year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Why I should Blog More

Because I have a terrible memory.

Which I was reminded of tonight when I came across a file on my computer with 2 pages of Emmy's first name combined with different middle names. Now, while I do remember we could not agree on a middle name until she was 2 days old, I did not remember thinking of some of these middle names. Especially the one I've highlighted here from the first page.

Emmy Brighton Dyer
Emmy Grace Dyer
Emmy Kate Dyer
Emmy Caroline Dyer
Emmy Hazel Dyer
Emmy Bright Dyer
Emmy Love Dyer
Emmy Rose Dyer
Emmy Jenn Dyer
Emmy Sizzle Dyer
Emmy Olivia Dyer
Emmy Bliss Dyer
Emmy Anabel Dyer
Emmy Merit Dyer
Emmy Evelyn Dyer
Emmy Presley Dyer

WHAT? I do know that it was a joke, but why? I feel like there is a really funny story there, probably involving Hope, but I have NO IDEA. So, dear Emmy, I'm so sorry I don't remember why I would even joke about naming you Emmy Sizzle. But, you might just want to be thankful that we didn't actually name you that. You're welcome.

And in case I haven't fully shared the story, John wanted to name Emmy, Emmy Love, from day one. I was not the biggest fan. To say the least. But I caved after many pain reducing drugs. Ha. And part of her middle name story took place when we came house hunting a couple weeks before she was born. There was a pillow in a Hallmark store here that said "What the world needs now is Love, sweet love." I told John that if I did end up caving, he had to find a way to buy that pillow for her room. So, as I waited in the hospital for him to come pick me and Emmy Love up, he was running all over town in Little Rock looking for that pillow! He finally begged someone in the Hallmark store in Texas to break the rules and send him the one from there! And is pretty cute in her room. ;) In the end, I'm glad I did cave, because nothing fits her better than Emmy Love. But seriously, Emmy Sizzle is a close second.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Little Brothers do not Change

You know your little brother, Ross, has been to visit when your playroom has been turned into a giant fort. (Check out the Cheezer...aka Emmy...) We had so much fun when Ross, Amanda and sweet Ava came to visit last month! I don't have many pictures, but we sure had fun! Come back soon!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Christmas Bows Are Here at last!

My friend, Amanda Wilkerson, and I have started making bows! Our business is called "Sassified Bows!" We are hoping to sell some of these cute Christmas Bows to get us started! These are all large double layer bows on ribbon covered alligator clips. The first 3 bows are $4 each, and the bottom one is $5. Add just $1 for shipping! These are ready to ship, so as soon as you pay, they will be on their way! ;)

Don't forget to "like" us on facebook! We are just getting started, but come watch us grow!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I picked these pictures just for you!

These pictures of Emmy with my cousin Hunter on Thanksgiving Day tell their own story.

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