Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Years Eve

For New Year's Eve this year, we went to our friend's Heather and Bowen Robinson's house.  We've done this annually for the last couple of years, with the exception of last year.  We always have lots of delicious food and lots of friends come over and hang out.  This year we I made our famous wing dip, veggie pizza, shrimp, and strawberry punch.  (I crossed out the "we" because I did all the cooking, Shawn was out at Best Buy doing some impulse buying; however I do LOVE my new tablet!)  We also did the gift exchange again, but this year instead of playing dirty Santa, we did it a little bit different.  We all got in a circle with the gift we brought in, Heather read a poem, and we all passed our gifts either left or right depending on the words in the poem.  I ended up with some cute Christmas dipping bowls that my sister brought and Shawn ended up with a golf-themed drink holder, which fits him perfectly since he's a golf-addict!  We also played our annual game of Scattegories and of course, we had our annual cheaters in the game...you'll see their picture down below!

I didn't take many pictures throughout the evening, but I let Gavin play with my camera so he snapped quite a few of the ones below and then one of the teens took pictures during our gift exchange.










THE CHEATERS OF SCATTEGORIES I MENTIONED EARLIER!!!!!

I got a new smartphone earlier in the week and someone showed me some Toddler Lock games on it, so now my nephew is obsessed with Aunt CeCe's phone.

Shawn and Bowen, ringing in the new year!
 
My veggie pizza which is yummy!!


I was taking a picture of Shawnie's beard!  He was off work the last two and half weeks of the year so I talked him into growing a beard.  While he wasn't a fan of it, I liked it :)  Too bad he shaved it off when he started back to work :(

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just fishin'

Trace Adkin's has a song out called "Just Fishin".  I know I've heard it a hundred times or more on the radio and it's a good song.  I guess I had never really *listened* to it until last Sunday morning when I was getting ready for church.  It brought such tears to my eyes.  It talks about a dad taking his little girl fishing and the memories he is making.  When I was little, I went fishing with my dad all.the.time.  I wonder if he knew he was making memories for me?  I'm tearing up now just typing this.  I love and miss my daddy greatly!


I’m lost in her there holdin’ that pink rod and reel

She’s doin’ almost everything but sittin’ still
Talkin’ ‘bout her ballet shoes and training wheels
And her kittens
And she thinks we’re just fishin’

I say, “Daddy loves you, baby” one more time
She says, “I know. I think I got a bite.”
And all this laughin’, cryin, smilin’ dyin’ here inside’s
What I call, livin’


And she thinks we’re just fishin’ on the riverside
Throwin’ back what we could fry
Drownin’ worms and killin’ time
Nothin’ too ambitious
She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout
What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’


She’s already pretty, like her mama is
Gonna drive the boys all crazy
Give her daddy fits
And I better do this every chance I get
‘Cause time is tickin’
(Yeah it is)

And she thinks we’re just fishin’ on the riverside
Throwin’ back what we could fry
Drownin’ worms and killin’ time
Nothin’ too ambitious
She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout
What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’


She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout
What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’
Yeah, aww, she thinks we’re just fishin’
We ain’t only fishin’
(This ain’t about fishin’)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas with the Glenn's

Due to some personal family issues on the Gordon side of Shawn's family, we didn't make it to St. Louis this year for Christmas.  Instead, Shawn's parents came in and spent Christmas with Steve and Christa and Christa's family.  We went over to Steve's on Christmas Eve to exchange our gifts with them.  I got a new scarf, a necklace, some hand lotion, gift cards to Fashion Bug and Bath and Body Works, picture frames, and a laptop desk.  We also got our Christmas money from Shawn's parents.  Shawn ended up getting a four-pack of Chalulha sauce he likes, golf tees, Best Buy and Red Lobster gift cards, and Christmas money :)









Christmas Lights in Santa Claus

Mom and Gavin spent the weekend with us the weekend of December 17-18.  Once we picked them up, we headed up to Santa Claus, Indiana to drive through the free light display at Christmas Lake Village and the paid display at Lake Rudolph Campground.  We also stopped and visited the Christmas store and had some yummy, yummy cookies!