White Christmas!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This past Christmas was the best ever! Not only did we share our second Christmas with Holden but it was a WHITE CHRISTMAS!!

So of course like any good Mommy would do, I bundled up Holden and took him outside to "play in the snow as it was falling!

I love how he is looking at me! : )
We ended up with about 2 and a half inches at our house and because we weren't sure about the roads since the temp was dropping we headed how after doing rounds early. We enjoyed our night playing with all of our new toys, sledding {yes I took Holden sledding on a super small hill and wish I had a picture}, and doing something that I have had always wanted to do on Christmas day..... eat Chinese! HA! All I can say is FRA-RA-RA-RA-RA-RA-RA! {If you have ever seen The Christmas Story you would totally get that!}

Christmas Card

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I wanted to share the Christmas card that we sent out this year with all of you! Yeah they ddn't go out until super late since I didn't order them until the 19th. Yeah I'm awesome like that! HA! I hope that you all had a WONDERFUL Christmas and have an AMAZING New Year!!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

This is what we found last year under our tree... 
Merry Christmas!

Holden's One Year Update

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Birthday {again} sweet Holden! What a crazy few weeks we have had! We ended up back at the doctor last Friday and after a few test realized that Holden had Croup. But his ears looked good. So we were told to finish out antibiotics and were put on some meds for the Croup. The following Tuesday we had Holden's One year check up scheduled and I knew he was feeling a little better over that weekend but didn't feel well at all on Monday or Tuesday. The check up went great and he is doing wonderfully but the ear infection was back and worst so we were given stronger meds this time. So we will see how that goes! I feel like I have been away for so long! HA! He has just not been himself at all and just wants to be held a lot of the time. And I really can't blame him!
Holden, here is a little of what you are up to at one year:
As of Tuesday Dec. 21 you weighs 21 lbs and 7 oz and are in the 26% and are 31.5 inches long and in the 90% for lenght.
You are wearing size 12-18 clothes mostly just because you are so long. 6-12 pants fits a lot better in the waist but aren't long enough in the legs.
You are wearing size 5 shoes
You are still wearing size 3 diapers
You sleep from about 8 to about 6:45 in the morning when we have to work and on the weekends you sleep from about 8 or 9 until about 8 in the morning.
You still do not have ANY teeth
You are starting to get a lot more hair!
Not walking yet but it will be coming in the next few months
You are turned around in your Big Boy car seat and you love it!
You have started talking a lot more lately and now say Dada, Mama, Truck{with an F in front instead of the "Tr"- yeah...} Mow {Cat says Meow} I think you are also saying Yes and Hello but you try to say a lot of other things just making the sound
You LOVE cats and dogs!
You are the biggest flirt ever!
You love your blanket
I think you could stay in the bath forever and come crawling like crazy as soon as I turn on the water
You just have been really sick for the first time with in the past two weeks.
You love people
You can wave bye-bye, and hi, put your hands up when we say touchdown or yea and look for people when we ask you where they are like Daddy or Nana
You are a Momma's Boy and Daddy's boy
You love buttons and turning on and off Nana and Papa's computer and printer

{This pic shows how you really felt on your birthday}
Holden Michael we love you more and more every day! You are the sweetest baby ever and it is such a joy to get to be with you every day! We love you sweet boy more than you will ever know!

Happy Birthday Holden!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Yesterday we celebrated this sweet little boys first birthday!! How amazing it is that he is already ONE year old! As much as I wanted the day to be fun for him where he would get to play and have so much fun unfortunately it wasn't. Mr. Holden came down with a fever of 102.5 on Monday night and was just miserable. I took him to the doctor on Tuesday to find out that he had an ear infection {and I think a sinus infection too or he got one right after} Tuesday night Campbell's Mommy called me to tell me she was taking off Wednesday because Cam was sick and running a fever also. And then the rain came in and it was cold. Like in the teens. Sooooo everything yesterday was defrosting and we were home again. It was probably a good thing since on Wed he felt much better then yesterday not so much and slept a lot. {The picture above might be one of the only times he smiled all day} Then last night he woke up again with a fever and some of his congestion has moved south to his chest. So back to the doctor we go again later today! I promise I will post pictures from his special day and a 1 ear update as soon as I can! : )

So in love...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

... with this little guy!

My new window..

Friday, December 10, 2010

A few months ago, I was reading thru a blog that I read and my bloggy friend Kendra had this adorable project that she was going to start with a door. For months Jack and I had looked for doors that I could use for this project. Well since I am married to such a wonderful man, and he just happens to work for a glass company, he found me this amazing window! So instead of making my picture frame with a door, I used a window. And that amazing hubs that I was talking about did all the work. He started be sanding down the white old paint that was on the window {from a house he replaced the windows in} then did all the red painting. Then after a few coats of paint, I cut out scrapbook paper to fit inside of the windows and taped them to the back of the windows. Then I ordered prints at somewhere I won't mention {CVS} and had to go back more than two time because the didn't have my order ready {even though I ordered it online many hours before} and I got 16 5x7's in black in white to fill the holes. Yes I know there are color pics on here. That is because I used it to put all of Holden's monthly pictures in for his birthday and I think it looked awesome! The pictures are on the front of the window so I can replace as I want! 

Holdens Birthday Party- The rest..

Thursday, December 9, 2010

So here is the rest of Holden's birthday party. I should start by saying there is way too many pics below so enjoy at your own risk! : ) I had this great idea of breaking everything up over a few days... but yeah.. ummm lets just do it in two! HA! Holden's birthday was the most insane craziness that you have ever seen. Lets start with the fact that I live in a townhome. I LOVE my home and LOVE where I live and my neighbors are just awesome so I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! Not right now at least..... and then you put 45 of your closest friends and family in your townhome... lets just say it was comfy! It was raining and cold outside and people where EVERYWHERE and it was the best day ever and one that I will never forget!!

Holden and Aunt Katie
 Our amazing friends and family members came over, squeezed into our townhome {which really is big}, and celebrated the most perfect day ever! My babies First birthday! Jack's sisters, and our BIL and niece even flew in from FL just for the weekend! How amazing they are!! : )
Holden and Aunt Jamie and Meema

 We had tons of fun, food and time with wonderful people.

 I had so much help opening presents form some wonderful little ones! I would give them a present to open and oh it would be opened! In .01 seconds! HA!
 My friend Carrie, my mom, Grandmom, and SIL Dale
 My Dad, Step Mom Trena, Ollie and Jack's Mom
 Bill, Jack and our old neighbors Kenny and Katie with Paytin
 Campbell... nice kid! And Tucker
 Singing Happy Birthday

 Cousin Sophia helped Holden blow out his candle
 Digging in!
 Sophia even helped Holdie eat his smash cake : )

 This messy boy went straight to the bath
This day was the craziest and most wonderful day ever! Jack and I are still in awe of how amazing our friends and families are! Yall helped to make his first birthday party just perfect and I wouldn't have had it any other way!

Holden's Birthday Party-Part 1

Monday, December 6, 2010

This past weekend was a big one for us! We celebrated Holden's FIRST birthday! Look how amazing this cake is! It was so amazing and tasted as good as it looked! : )

I have TONS of pictures so I am going to spread them out thru the week. We had around 40-45 of our closest friends and family over and it was crazy in our little townhome but so wonderful and I wouldn't have had it any other way!

Holden's cakes and smash cake guitar were make by the awesome Abby from Loulu's Bake Shop. If you live anywhere in N. Georgia or so you HAVE to try one of her cakes! They are just amazing!
So for today that is it but tomorrow will be more : )


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Why is Holden so excited?? Because we celebrated his FIRST birthday yesterday! {no this pic isn't from the party but I love it : ) } We had sooo much fun enjoying celebrating with our family and friends! I have sooo many pictures to share but for now, I'm going to spend time with this sweet little guy and will add the pics later and tell you all about the fun later!
For now, check out this ADORABLE party invite that my awesome friend Kendra over at Key Lime Digital Design made me! Aren't they just adorable?!? {She also designed my Holden's Hut blog : )}

Holden's Hut Giveaway

Friday, December 3, 2010

First of all, I can not believe that it is already December! And even more that my baby will be 1 VERY soon! This year has been the best year ever! Anyways, right now I am giving away one free tee or onesie over at The Monogram Swap! The Monogram Swap is just what it says it is! : ) You take you old Monogrammed things and sell them! Isn't that just an awesome idea?! So head over now and enter to win! Good Luck : )