Friday, December 4, 2009

First pictures with the new camera

I am still learning... a lot but here are a few of the 1st pictures taken with my new camera!!!

I had some of Conner and Avery but like always, they look goofy!! It is so hard to get them to be serious for a picture. One of these days I am going to post the pictures I take of them but I know they will kill me when that happens!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Christmas Present!!

Ahhhh I got an early Christmas present from Chris and the kids!!! I have wanted a new camera for a long time and did not think it would be any time soon when I got this camera. A few days before our trip to Florida, Chris talked to the boys and let them decide if they should give me my Christmas present early or wait until Christmas.

They made a great choice (on both the gift and the idea of giving it to me early).

I got a new camera!!! YAY!!

I have to admit it is not the one I wanted but I LOVE this camera. This is actually so much better than the one I wanted. I am so thankful that Chris is a researcher and will do his homework before getting me something. He told me he had been looking and researching for about 4 months on this.

.....he did promise that I would get one before Conner graduated from high school. He did it with 3 years to spare. I should be able to take some great pictures by the time Conner graduates! I actually can not wait to take advantage of the free classes that come with the camera. I think I have found a new hobby.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The New Addition!

To start off with... this is NOT, I repeat NOT a new addition for our house!! My dad has wanted another dog for a long time and my mom has said.. NO, NO, NO. Well actually she said that if dad got another dog, she was packing her bags. Funny thing is when MOM can in the door HOLDING THE DOG, she turned to Kennedi and said, "Kennedi, see Grandma's new dog?"

Ummmmm. I THINK NOT!! THAT IS PAPA'S NEW DOG!! I think he is happy he finally won!!!

It all started the day after Thanksgiving when my parents came over to the house and dad blurts out, "mom agreed to another dog IF it was a Pomeranian". Of course no one believed him at first with all the comments she has made about IF he brought home another dog. But she admitted it in front of witnesses. There was no turning back for her now!! They have had a Pomeranian once before and her name was Peanut. She was actually a Big Pom compared to this 4 pound baby.

Her name is Pamela, she is 5 years old and 4 pounds.... She is spayed, housebroken and AKC registered. She is so cute (and I am not at all a small dog person).

Poor baby has to get used to a lot of new things, a dog and a cat at Grandma's and a visiting 15 month old! Good thing she is used to an 18 month old that visited her old house!!

We hope that Grandma and Papa do get some sleep tonight and that Pammie, Pam, Pamela or Puppy gets a little sleep too!! Papa, DO NOT keep that poor dog up and on your lap all night long!!

Thanksgiving, The Iron Bowl and such....

I have been so bad about blogging lately. I realize this and still have not sat down to do anything about it.

This week went by so fast. The boys were off of school and we had a lot going on. So much that I actually had my camera with me most of the week and forgot to take any pictures. I think part of that is when I realized I did not have any pictures of the things going on my camera did not work correctly. I need a new one and its on my Christmas list but I am not crossing my fingers on it. However, Chris did promise me that by the time Conner graduated from high school I will have the camera I want. So.... only 3 years to wait (at the most).

Lets see, Thanksgiving.... hmm... holidays are not what they used to be I guess. I still love them but Chris worked on Thanksgiving so it was just Kennedi and I hanging out at the house all day. I have to admit that it felt like just another day to us. We picked the boys up at 3 and then headed up to the north side of Atlanta to my brother's house. They had a good portion of my family for dinner. We hit it at dessert (what better time!). We got there, ate some dessert and then I ate some of the leftover turkey. It was sooo good. Of course we had to head home right about the time the turkey was kicking in so I was a little tired on the ride home.

Poor Chris sent me a message from work that day telling me that the cafeteria at the hospital was not even open so he was stuck with a peanut butter sandwich and then golden grahams for dessert. What a way to spend a holiday! I think its horrible that people are stuck working on a holiday and they do not even get to eat. Thankfully he is off on Christmas so at least then we will have a good meal on the actual holiday as a family!

Chris did get his Thanksgiving dinner, just a day late. Last Christmas, Santa brought Chris a turkey fryer and Friday we decided to take it out and use it... FOR THE FIRST TIME! I had never had fried turkey before and when I looked at it after it was cooked I was not sure about it. When I bit into a piece he cut, it was great!! We will be frying our turkey for our Christmas dinner this year! Again, part of my family came over to have some food and enjoy a football game.

Kennedi and her cousin Bryan cheering on Auburn! (and that is all of the pictures from the week)

After we got the turkey done and we ate it was game time!! The game we wait all year for... THE IRON BOWL (Auburn vs Alabama). Ok maybe not all year since Chris is a Georgia fan and I am an Auburn fan, that maybe the game we wait all year for.... but I digress. I have to admit going into the game I figured that we were going to get stomped. I mean really, a high school team could have beaten Auburn this year and now we had to play the #2 team in the nation... like we have a chance. Oh it was good!!! I wont go into all the details (mainly because my memory for detail is not good) but we were extremely close to the upset! But... we did not get it and that is OK. We played a closer game than anyone thought and now... there is always next year!!!

So, now it is Sunday, a day of getting ready to head back to school in the morning. Conner has spent a good portion of the day reading a book he was supposed to read over break (and started last night). And Avery and I went on the hunt for guitar strings to replace the one his teacher broke the last week of school. Wow I already miss break!! I guess it is time to sit and relax and get ready for another typical week with kids!!