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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Picture Perfect??

We had a wonderful weekend...extremely busy, but wonderful nonetheless. Friday I got off work at 1, and had my crown done at 3:30, I'm glad that's over! Alexa spent the day with her daddy, so after I went to get her, we relaxed at home. Then on Saturday, we got up early because we had a bunch we needed to accomplish before 2 Christmas parties that night. Mama has decided she needs a new sewing machine...I'm really not sure why she thinks that, since the one she has was made before she was born! So, after testing a new sewing machine we headed to Wal-Mart to get a few things for Angel Tree and stuff like that. Then it was off to Haywood...and boy was it packed! After battling the parking lot we decided to eat lunch at Chick-fil-a. We were so glad to find some girls leaving their table to we didn't have to fight for one of those too! :) Then mama sat with Alexa while I waited in line for our food. The Christmas spirit was abounding as always when it comes to long lines at the mall. The lady in line next to me got very testy when a man who had been there longer than both of us "broke" in front of her. I have to admit that I wasn't paying that much attention to it, but once she thought he had wronged her she proceeded to discuss it with the lady in front of me (who was just as clueless as I was) and then she proceeded to be hateful to him until she got her food and left. I guess Christmas doesn't always bring out the best in people. I hate to admit it, but I know if it had been me I would probably have felt the same way, but I definitely wouldn't have acted so ugly!

After we ate lunch we set off to find several different things...I can't tell you how much I hate shopping with a stroller! The worst part of our shopping experience was mama and I getting testy with each other while trying to find an elevator. Then if you need to try anything on it's impossible to fit into a dressing room with the stroller and still be able to see the mirror. Like at Lerner when all three of us were crammed into a sweatbox of a dressing room and trying to see what our clothes looked like was impossible. So impossible, in fact, that mama bought a pair of pants that 3/4 of the hem was out of one leg. There is a possibility that we would've missed it anyway, but since we were so packed in the dressing room I'm going to blame it on that! :)

After we finished shopping we came home and were lazy until it was time to get ready for our Christmas parties. My Sunday School class party was at 6, and mama's work party was at 7. Daddy was supposed to go with her, but he wasn't feeling well, so I told her I would go with her instead. So, I went to my party for about an hour, and then came home and got her and we went to her party for a little while. We had a great time socializing with her co-workers, and the food was awesome. The shrimp were HUGE! :) I'm not usually one to comment on things like that, but these really were huge! Alexa stayed with Aunt Sylvia while we were gone, and as always they had a great time! They even walked to the neighbors house to look at the Christmas decorations in their yard.

Alexa and I stayed home from church yesterday because she has been a little under the weather. I think it's a combination of teething and a cold. She had a fever some during the weekend, but by yesterday it was gone. Her top right front tooth is really coming through now...she was so cute clicking her teeth together Saturday morning when I got her up! Even though she seemed to be normal I didn't want to chance her passing her cold on to anyone else at church. We made several attempts yesterday to get a good picture for our Christmas card, she was totally not in a picture taking mood. She would laugh and giggle, but as soon as I got the camera she would just look at me like I was crazy! I have some of the out takes posted below.

I also have a picture of the ornaments we made posted below. I borrowed from Leigh-Ann's idea. Mama and I thought it would be really cute to start making Christmas ornaments as a tradition, and when I saw hers I just loved them. So, I changed it a little bit (truly very little) and we made those yesterday. I used different things as the bottom ornament, and I added jingle bells to them. LA I hope you don't mind that I copied you!! :) I also have to say that I applaud you for selling them because they were not easy to make. I made 15, one for each family member, and a couple of extras (like Joy and Peace). Next year we are going to have everybody come over one night and make our ornaments as a group. That's really what we had intended to do this year, but we just ran out of time. Mama is so excited to have them all hanging on our tree!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend like we did...now it's back to work for me! As much as I say that, I'm super glad I have a good job to come to! I hope you all enjoy the pictures...some of them are pretty funny...hopefully we have one good one we can use, I guess you'll know when you get our Christmas card!! :) Have a great week, and remember why we celebrate this wonderful season and don't let anyone steal your joy!

Alexa with her mouth open!
Taking the ornaments off the tree

Why can't I reach the breakable ones?

Waving or something

More waving

Pointing at the ornaments

Giving her Grinch a hug! (before she threw him in the floor!)

Playing next to the tree...oh look, I can smile!

A shot of our tree

The ornaments we made...I was super pleased with how they turned out, and I think it's a great new tradition!
One of the ornaments on the tree, doesn't it look great!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all of your hard work on the ornaments, they turned out great and I can't wait to give them to everyone to take home for their trees. I also can't wait for tomorrow night when we get to go to Jodi's and get some pictures of Alexa and Walker with MiMi and Pop so we can get our Christmas card sent out!! Even with our momentary irritation with eath other while shopping (and looking for that elevator...you would think an elevator would be easier to find, wouldn't you??) I still had a good time with you, Alexa and Jodi on Saturday - wish Jodi could have been with us longer. I can't believe it's only 2 weeks until Christmas Eve - it's going to be here in a blink!

Jodi said...

cute - love the pics of Alexa and the tree...I'm hoping to get some good ones of Walker with our tree tomorrow...

Autumn said...

Yeah, I hope we can get some good pics of both of them tomorrow...and a good pic for Mimi and Pop's Christmas card. I have got to get ours printed this week otherwise it's going to be a New Years card! LOL! :) Love you, can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Freckled Nest said...

Very cute Autumn!!!