Friday, February 19, 2010

Marriage Retreat

Stan and I spent Valentine's Weekend at a Marriage Retreat with our ABF class at Brookhaven Retreat Center in Hawkins, basically in the middle of no where. We had limited cell service. But were able to check in on Abigirl a time or two.

This was our door to our cabin. They decorated it for us for Valentine's Day.

Here's the views from our balcony. It was extremely peaceful looking.




I couldn't resist. This tree was forever tall. I guess I have forgotten about how tall the pine trees are in East Texas.


Our little group shot.
LOL!
He hates taking pictures like this. But I LOVE it. Just one thing that we agree to disagree on. :)

We had a great time and enjoyed getting to know more people in our ABF. I hope we are able to do something like this each year. I love you sweetie! You're my forever Valentine!



Thursday, February 18, 2010

It snowed and snowed and snowed

It snowed so much last Thursday/Friday that they closed most all of the school districts in North Dallas. It was so pretty, too pretty to play in it. Although I wanted to, I did NOT want to get cold and wet. So, pictures were my limit to the snowday fun. It NEVERS snows this much here, so I just had to document it. :)

Not sure if you can tell, but there is at least 7-8 inches of snow on top of this bush.

I couldn't get over all the snow in the tree.


Here's our street.






It looked so pretty and fluffy. I was especially excited that there was NOT foot prints in my snow in my yard. I like the way it looks when it is smooth. NOT with a million feet prints!


My little Crepe Myrtle Tree.

And the backyard


I wish now we would have at least made a snowman or something. But, at least I have pictures to show Abby. It may never snow like this again.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Girl



Stan and I went on a marriage retreat over Valentine's weekend so we had to celebrate Valentine's Day early. She wasn't surprised. She was with me when I bought the presents and knew where I "hid" them. But she still appeased me and acted like she had never seen them before when I gave them to her.

She got a stuff puppy and a Veggie Tales DVD, "A silly little thing called Love"




So sweet, she was "reading" the cover of the DVD!


She LOVES puppies.


I just had to post this picture. I love this sweet laugh.


This is a new thing for us this month. I can't believe I caught it with the camera. When she is acting cute, she'll look over and cut her eyes. LOL!! I love it.

Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Girl! We love you!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 Buggie

Grocery Buggies were not like this when I was a kid. This is the Buggie at Tom Thumb. And yes, look closely....she's watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Perfect for my little Minnie! :)




Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Daddy's lil Heart-breaker!"

This girl loves her Daddy so much. You should just see her as he walks into the door. The expressions she makes are priceless. Due to the season of his work, he is traveling alot and unfortunately, everytime he even walks out of the room, she's saying "bye-bye" to him. It's those times that we have to remind her that he's not leaving tonight. :)
We got a "Date My Daughter" Application from my Aunt Rena this week. We'll have to keep it on file for a while. a very long while. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love me some Hand-me-Downs!!

Abby has received so many wonderful Hand-me-Downs from her cousin Mackenzie. I just love going through the latest bags and finding such cute things. Here is the sweetest little sweater we got from Mackenzie. Abby loved it. It had two snaps in the front and she kept snapping and unsnapping the sweater.





Thanks Mackenzie!!
We love all the clothes you give us and are sooooo grateful for them!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Abby's First Recital

Disclaimer: Her hair is crazy because she wore pigtails to school that day and didn't come home with them. And, it's kinda a long video, but family won't care! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

She thinks she's got a new purse!

Andrea gave me a small clutch that I use as a wallet. Abby loves this little purse. She will go through my bag and pull it out and take off with it. See below! :)

"What?? I don't have anything of yours."

"Bye Bye Momma. I'm going shopping."

"Oh, you need this?"

I kept asking for it back, this is how she answered me......



Beware, you may get dizzy watching this. I was having to scoot backwards the whole time as she was walking towards me.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Birthday!

Here was my sweet girl last year on my birthday!

This is my 2nd birthday to spend with my girl!

Sweet Kisses!

Happy Birthday to me!

Friday was such a great Birthday. Our friends, Liz and Chris, kept Abby while Stan and I went to dinner. We had a great time! I love birthdays, especially my own. I do, however, refuse to believe that I'm getting older. :)