Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday Snapshot {Shea's 8th Birthday}

Say what?


Why do my kids keep growing up on me?

My sweet little Shea-Belle doesn't ask for much.

However, I knew for sure one thing that she did want....

Her very own umbrella.....this one!

What little girl doesn't want a big ole pink-flowered umbrella?

Oh how she loves this umbrella!

(Thank you Stefanie....I think our girls have a lot in common.)

She also wanted these.

I was flabbergasted.

I guess she still has a little "Texas" still in her!

But, what is it with turning 8?

Cowboy boots and umbrellas?

Go figure???

(apparently, pink cowboy boots = itchy feet)

Happy 8th Birthday, my darling Shea!

We ALL LOVE you SO much!!!!

But really?
How do you go from this?

(turning three - her first birthday at home with us)

To this?
(Our beautiful and loving 8 year old daughter)

Ni Hao Yall

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Snapshot {a few of my favorite *Christmas* things}

Love me some Christmas.

Definitely the best event of the year!

For so many reasons....

This year, I actually felt like I had time to decorate the house.

It was very pleasant and non-stressful.  

Each decoration has a memory.....a story.

Some of our decorations have been around FOREVER!

Some are new.

Some are simple.

Some are 'fancy'.

All are loved.

Let me share a few of my favorites.

 Got these elves the year we adopted Shea.....I need to find at least two more.

 The last one (for now) on the end is Archie's.

 Shea has a fascination with Nutcrackers.

THIS is WHY we celebrate Christmas!

And these two little nuts.....
They just make Christmas fun!

Ni Hao Yall