Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One Verse Wedesday & Happy New Year!!! {UPDATE}

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!!!! I hope yo were blessed in 2008 and just as blessed in 2009!!! In honor of thee new year here are 8 things that were great in 2008!
2008
*The Wonderful People I met
*Going to Disney World for the first time with Anna Grace
*Going to the beach
*Our first full year with our Princess
*Anna Grace turning 2- Sad but sweet
*Our numerous trips together as a family :)
*Watching our Princess grow :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
I got my hair cut! Tell me what you think :)
Jer 29:11 (NIV) "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

*If you have any questions for or about me just leave a comment and I will do a post to answer the questions :)

Also I just redesigned one of my best friends blog!! Go over to Kara's blog and tell me whatcha think :)

****PLEASE BE PRAYING FOR JOE/PAPPY!!! HE IS BACK IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THE 3RD TIME!!! HE IS IN SOO MUCH PAIN! PLEASE BE PRAYING FOR HIM AND THAT HE CAN FINALLY RECOVER AND GET TO GO HOME AND STAY HOME!!!! PLEASE BE PRAYING FOR HIM AS HE NEEDS THEM!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS ALREADY! GO TO JODI'S BLOG- SHE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON EVERYTHING GOING ON!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

FYI

Ok blogger friends- I have been in the blogger world FORVER and I have failed to introduce you to my excellent, wonderful and ever so supportive family! So here is a little tour of our household!

Hal (Dad)- One word- Wonderful! He is a very hard worker! He does a TON for our family and without him I have no idea what we would do! He loves us no matter what and is kind hearted, God Loving/fearing servant and very patient! We love him and w/o him we would not be the same. He is the anchor to our ship (If that makes sense) :) Love you Daddy :)

Angel (Mom)- Amazing, Wonderful, Support, Hardworking, Creative, Helpful, Kind-Hearted the BEST Mom in the world! She is amazing and is what keeps us going and the house clean :) Thanks Mom :)

Me- You all know me... Any questions about me? Comment and I will do a post answering them :)

Adam- Middle Child, Caring, Creative, Genius, Mathematical, Lego builder and patient! He is an awesome little brother who I fail to show how much I really do love him :)

Hayne (Hayney Grace {just to Anna Grace and I})- Funny, Athletic, Strong (really), Power Ranger/ Spiderman/Superman/ Titanium Ranger/ Peter/Prince Caspian, Sweet, and so very loving! He is so kind hearted! I don't ever stop to tell him. Even when he gets on my nerves and might drive me nuts I still love him :)

Anna Grace (Princess)- Beautiful little Princess who has taught me SO many things in life! She is my 'baby' who I would die for! I love you Annababy!
There ya have it! Short and sweet! Hopefully to the point though! Here are my grandparents who I also treasure greatly!

There you have it my family! If you have any questions about or for me just COMMENT!!!!

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
John 8:34

Also two more photoshop* tryings~Tell me what you think!!!


*Sorry i'm not the best with the grammer :) Not my strong point :)

Playing with Photoshop :)


Well thanks to Mykel (family member)I now know how to do some of the basics in photoshop* and I LOVE it!!!!!!! Here is what I have done so far......
Since I have a new computer I have NO pictures on my laptop at all so I just found this on my blog! Leave comments and tell me what you think :)

Well by request I would like to tell you that my wonderful Nana got me a LAPTOP for Christmas! She also downloaded Photosh*p onto it :) Thanks Nana!!! Yesterday we went up to North Carolina to have Christmas with some of my Dad's family. The night before we had Christmas with another part of my Dad's family! We got home around 12:45 am last night- We had tons of fun! On Friday we will leave to go to Bobbi and Jake's house!! Until then we will be relaxing!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Can it really be over??

I can't believe Christmas is OVER!! I am SO sad!! I LOVE Christmas it is my favorite time of the year along with the 3 million others in America! lol I had an excellent Christmas! It was even better with my Princess by my side! She is so sweet! I loved watching her oo and ah over what Santa and Nana got her! Yesterday morning she was SO excited to see what Santa had left for her. She was thrilled when she saw all the Princesss, Dora, and Baby Dolls/ Stuff he had brought her! Then at Nana's house she was SO excited about a Princess table and chairs set she started squealing and shaking she was so excited! It was priceless! We did learn that she does not need to walk around with a candy cane b/c she will have it all over her and the house! She is such a joy to be around and I can't wait for her to get up this morning so we can play with all of her things!!! Her are a few Pictures from th 24th and 25th! ENJOY
My sweet little Jesus Lamb at her concert at school :) She sang Happy Birthday Jesus and Away in a Manger :)

A look back into the past! I did this same thing when I was 2 lol
Anna Grace with the world's BEST Nana!!!
After eating a candy cane-- It's a highchair next time Princess!
Mommy helping her open her Princess purse

I got Photoshop for my computer and I don't have any idea how to use it! If anyone has any tips just let me know! :) Thanks :))
*Anyone needing a new blog design for the New Year just go HERE and email me!! I would love to design for you!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas Y'all! and Tagged and Happy Birthday


Matthew 1:21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Merry Christmas!!!!!
Blessings and Hugs!
Ashton and Princess Anna Grace

I was tagged by Top 5!
So here we go.....

1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Fill out the questions below
3. Tag 5-7 people at the end of your post.
4. Pass on the tag. Have FUN!!


1.Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate you could not pay me to drink egg nog :/
2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
He lays them all out and sets them all up for us- We have never had them wrapped ever!
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
WHITE all over no colored lights!
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope.....
5. When do you put your decorations up?
Saturday after Halloween! We take them down sometime after New Years
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Special white chocolate chex mix my Mom makes- It is WONDERFUL!
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes all of the presents from My parents.... This is a new tradition started last year
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
We put red and gold and all this "fancy" stuff on it! I love it!!! We have a fake tree we don't do real ones because of my Brothers allergies and because fake is easier for us!
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Never seen 'real' snow we only get ice down here but i'm not to fond of it!
12. Can you ice skate?
Not really... Never really tried
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Yes! It was a Lee Middleton baby doll I named Adi (I am odd and spell it weird haha)
14. What is the most important thing about the Holidays Christmas for you?
Celebrating Jesus' birth and spending time with family and friends. For me, remembering the reason for the season is the biggest challenge and the greatest reward!
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Chex Mix mom make {explained on ? #
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

17. What tops your tree?
BIG Ribbon bow!
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?6}
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?"
Christmas Shoes-New Song
All I really want for Christmas- SCC
Christmas Carol- UMM not sure
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Yum I like the red and white peppermint ones! :)
21. What do you want for Christmas?
A Nikon D60 camera!! (Not sure if I will get it :) crossing my fingers)
22. Do you attend an annual Christmas Party?
Not really we go to annual Christmas get togethers with family
23. Do you dress up on Christmas or wear PJs?
Yes I always have to wear matching pajamas with my brothers and Princess :)
24. Do you own a santa hat?
Yes! It is all fluffy and has white feathers all over it!!!
25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
We spend Christmas Eve afternoon from like 12-4 with my Dad's family and then to my Mom's family to celebrate my Uncle Johnny's Birthday which is TODAY!!

Well There ya have it :) Now I tag

Lexie (Go Figure :))
Mom
Jodi
Shelley
Emily
Stacey

Happy Birthday Johnny!! Pictures, Images and Photos
Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE JOHNNY!!!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND ARE SO GLAD WE GET TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU THIS YEAR!!!
"HAPPYYYYY BIIRRRTTTHHHDAYYY TO YOUU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JOHHHNNNNNYY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!"

I got an award!!


Well Amy gave me this award!!! YAY!! Thanks Amy!!! The meaning of the award is This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!! I am so honored my blog would represent that Thank you Amy!!! Here are the rules I must tag 8 people who I think have wonderfully clever blogs then who I tag must also do a post and tag 8 people! :) SO here they are!

Lexie
Angel (My Mom) :)
Jodi (Mom's BFF)
Marla (Lego's and Tutu's)
Linette (Life with Hannah.....)
Christy (To Mia with Love)
Sara (Football and Fried Rice)
Angie (Bring the Rain)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

New Blog Design!

Well today I redesigned my Mom's blog and then decided to redesign mine!! Tell me what you think!!
5 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEKKKK!!
And we are off to Pigeon Forge!!! Can't wait to post pix!! Must go! Have to pack!! (I am CLEARLY a procrastinator!) :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Long Time NO update :)


For this child I prayed; and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of him:1 Samuel1:27

A Surprise from the North

Sorry it has been FOREVER! I have been SUPER busy with TONS AND TONS of homework! On Sunday night we had a HUGE surprise!! Deb, Ken, Kara, Christopher, and Meighan all came and visited us last night and spent the night on their way to Disney W0rld!!!! We had so much fun for that short amount of time! We started the fun off by going to Pizza !nn for dinner (Their favorite place down here!) Then Kara and I came upstairs to play on the computer and talk while our parents stayed downstairs and talked. Anna Grace and Meighan are SO sweet together!! They hugged and kissed and had SO much fun!!! We miss y'all and are soo glad we got to see you!!!!

Sick
Then on Monday we headed off to the doctor with Princess. She had a runny nose, cough, feverish, and just didn't feel good all weekend. We were then told she Pneumonia!!! My parents spent some time at the hospital with her to get some tests run! Please pray she continues to get better!!!

Off to TN
well this weekend we are off to TN to go to Dolly*wood!!! Nana, Papa & Shag are coming along!!! EEEKKK!! I can't wait!!

Sorry for the quick update!! I will try and post more tomorrow!!!

*PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pray for Pappy/Joe (Jodi's Daddy) He is back in the hospital after only a few short days home!!!! PLEASE PRAY HE WILL SOON RECOVER AND BE HOME!!!!! We need your prayers and thank you so much for your prayers already!! Please keep him in your prayers and thoughts!!!! Thank you so much for your prayers!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy 53rd Birthday to the GREATEST Nana ever!!!!!

Well the title pretty much says it all!!!! Happy 53rd Birthday Nana!!!! She literally is the best in the world!!! In honor of her 53rd birthday here are 53 things that we love about Nana!!!

  1. Love she has for us
  2. Caring spirit
  3. Amazing
  4. Kind Heart
  5. Her willingness to help anyone in need
  6. Nice
  7. Hard Worker
  8. She always puts others first
  9. Always comes to all of our sports/school activities!
  10. Her bond with Princess
  11. Her Love for everyone
  12. Love for God
  13. Love of Disney World
  14. Love for our country
  15. Love of Mickey M0use*
  16. Fun
  17. Funny
  18. Makes us laugh
  19. Watches funny movies w/ us
  20. Her ability to take pictures
  21. Her love of scrap-booking
  22. Kind Hearted
  23. Greatest Nana ever
  24. Her Cooking
  25. Her sweet Tea :)
  26. Spending the night at her house
  27. Watching TV with her :)
  28. Playing Phase 10 (I taught her how when she broke her arm)
  29. Going on Vacations with her and Papa
  30. Mathematic ability (Mom is the same way)
  31. Giving Spirit
  32. Playing Games with her!
  33. Loves us unconditionally
  34. Always helps
  35. Never stops
  36. Always doing things for us
  37. She always supports us
  38. She spends days with us
  39. She has a cell phone (Princess said that one) :)
  40. Because she gives me a bath (Princess said that one) :)
  41. She is Excellent (according to Hayne)
  42. Takes us places
  43. Make crafts with us
  44. Always gets us Icees!
  45. Let's us eat junk food!
  46. Let's us stay up late watching movies!
  47. Let's us get up early and go walk around when we are at the beach
  48. Buys us stuff
  49. She gets up early!
  50. She feeds Princess empty ice cream cones
  51. Caring
  52. Perfect for us
  53. EVERYTHING!!!!
Well there you have it 53 things we love about Nana!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANA!!!!!!
We love you,
Ashton, Adam, Hayne, and Anna Grace

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chorus Concert!

Well tonight is our chorus concert! I am excited and I LOVE the songs we are singing! Here is what they are-

  • Miracle of Hanukkah
  • Let There be Peace on Earth
  • Zoot Suit Santa (All Girls)
  • Carol of the Bells
  • Calypso Gloria
  • Run to the Manger
  • Christmas Pipes
  • Grown up Christmas List
  • You'll be Swingin'
These are all really pretty songs!!! I will post the pix to this post later tonight or tomorrow!!!! :)

This pix will be a little sneak peek to a really cute/funny thing Princess did! (I know it is dark but I don't want to give it away!
I just realized you can't see the pix at all!!!! Oops!!! This will give you all something to look forward to!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Babylicious!

That is what Princess is!! She is quite funny! She will walk around and say to people "I'm Babylicious!!!!" It is quite comical and she is loving what people say! lol

Also I wanted to say congratulations to Lexie who's parents are in China right now and they just got Karleigh Mei!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Sorry this is such a short post! I will post some pix later~

Friday, December 5, 2008

FFF #3


Here is one of my favorite pix! Even though it is not recent :)
I wanna go back to D!sney SO bad :) I miss it

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thankful Thursday


I took this picture the other day and I love it :) Tell me what you think :)

I am Thankful For:

  1. Wonderful Family
  2. The Christmas Season
  3. My Princess
  4. Church Family/Youth Group
  5. House
  6. Our Health!
  7. Blogger- If not for it I would not have met so many wonderful people :)
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:20-22

♥I love this verse♥

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Talkative Tuesday :)

Well today I am going to call this Talkative Tuesday b/c I have so much to tell you all :) Hmmm Where should I start??? How about with Princess? I think that will work :) So here we go....

Princess has a cold but that is how she is during the winter :) She is feeling better and is getting back to herself :) She is SO much fun and a ball of energy! She is in LOVE with Princess and could watch "Snoppy Brown" (Charlie Brown) all day long! She is starting to become more and more of a Princess everyday! She is SO sweet and polite and that gets her everything she wants :) She is spoiled rotten! But that's how it should be :) Here is a conversation that she had with my Mom and I in Kohl*s on Saturday-
Princess- Oh Sissy I love this chair!!! Can we get it Puh-weasse?!?!??!
Me- I don't know Baby you gotta ask Mommy
Princess- Otay I will- Here fold it up so she can carry it
Me- Okay (Folds chair up)
Princess- Oh Thank you Sissy!!! Anna Grace gonna carry it now- (Tries to carry it) Sissy Hold me
Me- Okay put her in one arm and chair in the other
Princess- Oh Thank you Sissy I luffa yooh!
Me- I love you too!
*Finally get to my Mom I put Princess down so she can go work her magic*
Princess- Oh Mommy can I pwease get it I luvvvv it! Oh Please Mommy its so pretty! Please with whip cream and a cherry on top can Anna please get it?
Mom- AnnaBaby why don't we find another chair that you can sit in better
Princess- But Mommy this one is soo pwetty and it has Cinnawella on it- Oh please
Mom- Okay Maybe we can get it-

We didn't get it though b/c it wasn't in the packaging and was dirty- We are looking for a really cute one for her :) Any Ideas??
She is now 20.08lbs! She is still SO little! I love it! She is my peanut! Right Now she is sitting beside me coloring :) I can't believe how big she is getting! Time is flying by and i'm not so sure I like it :) I am looking forward to the future but missing the past.... I can't believe the year is almost over! In less than a month it will be 2009! How freaky is that?!?!? I can't believe it- To think 2 years ago we didn't even know who are Princess was and now I can't think of a day without her! It is amazing to me.......
Here is a picture of the Princess with her turkey that she made at school :)


Also this week is the Holiday Fair! We are selling T-Shirts! It starts tomorrow and from then till Sunday we will be CRAZY! I am kinda excited b/c we get to look around and see all the neat things! Hope you are all having a Great Week-

This wasn't as long as I planned but still pretty long :)

Oh and I almost forgot! We have had Princess for 17 months today!!!! How amazing is that?!?!??! It is SO hard to believe-

Please remember to keep Jodi's Daddy (Joe/Pappy) In your prayers! Thank you for all the prayers so far! Go to her blog please- She has updated about him and has pictures- She explains it a lot better than I could- Thanks again...