Friday, December 31, 2010

Cheney & Lance

Cheney & Lance slept on the couch last night.....

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Morning

We got up bright & early to see what Santa brought us!! It is tradition that we look at our stockings first.
Santa left a wonderful gift in our stockings.....SPURS tickets!! Cheney was pumped!!

Santa also left our family a new Wii game--Band Hero!! We have had fun trying to figure out how to play the game.

After reading the story of Jesus' birth from the Bible & having a family prayer, we began opening presents. These kids are growing up way too fast!!

Lance enjoyed his gift from Cheney & Chandler. He got a Kong Wubba. HE LOVES IT!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Getting ready for Santa to visit

After the kids got their pjs on, they went outside to spread the reindeer food. They wanted to make sure that the reindeer didn't miss them.
Even Lance helped to spread the reindeer food!!

The cookies & milk were all ready so it was time to head to bed!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas #3

After we left Christmas at Granny Nette & Papa Jim's house, we went to celebrate Christmas with the Stephenson family. There were lots of people was loud & fun!!
Granny Nette with Chandler, Cheney, & Karson

Kase showed Papa Jim & Pop Stephenson how to play this new DS game. After this celebration, we headed to MeMe & Pop's house to get ready for bed so Santa could visit us!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday-Christmas Eve

We have spent a lot of time the past couple of days with our family celebrating Jesus' birthday. I have heard several times that Chandler is a mini-me......I don't see it. I think she looks like one of my cousins. What do you think? Does she really look like me?

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Christmas #1 & #2

Christmas started early on Christmas Eve this year. Right after lunch, Karson & Kase came over to our house to have Christmas with Nanny Gerry. Unfortunately Nanny Gerry wasn't feeling to good & wasn't able to make it, so we had Christmas without her.....after we opened the presents, we headed over to Papa Jim & Granny Nette's house to have Christmas with them. It was so fun to celebrate with our cousins.
The Stephenson grandkids are a GREAT looking group.....Konni just finished her 1st semester at Texas A&M & we are glad she was able to join us. The boys are always wild & crazy!! Chandler is the quiet one of the bunch!!

Karson got a chess game so the older boys enjoyed a game. Kase was mesmerized by his new DS game & Chandler just enjoyed watching what was going on.

Chandler LOVED Granny Nette's kitten Toby....she wants to get one of her own but her daddy said NO!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Cheney & Chandler want to wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Adopt A Grandparent

This year, I participated in an Adopt A Grandparent event with my MK business. I gathered donations & then purchased some MK products to deliver to the residents of a local nursing home. The kids helped me deliver the gifts. With my fellow MK consultant, we were able to make 46 residents a little bit happier. They really enjoyed receiving the gifts, but they enjoyed seeing the children more.
Chandler woke up EXCITED to visit the nursing home. I love her sweet spirit!!

Cheney enjoyed wishing the residents a Merry Christmas!

Sometimes we have to be led by the children. None of the kids were reserved about visiting with the residents.

What a great group of kids!! They were so well behaved & enjoyed their visit. I was very proud of them!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gymnastics Holiday Showcase

Chandler LOVES gymnastics!!

Last week, her gym had a Holiday Showcase to show parents what they have learned. Each child could have one parent on the mat to take pictures of them doing their skills.
Streching for her splits.....Mommy had to show her how she could ALMOST still do the splits!!

This is her favorite thing to show us!!

Practicing her walk-over.....her mouth is always open when she is upside down.

Working in the bar

Chan has great balance!!

She is a STAR!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

"J is for Jesus"

C & C sang in church this past Sunday. They sang "J is for Jesus." It was great!! Part of the song was in Spanish & everyone enjoyed it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

1st Pedicure

This past weekend, Daddy & Bubba went to the deer lease. Chan & I decided to stay home. We had a great time....we slept late, worked out, wrapped presents, & went shopping. After dinner, we ended our night with a special treat. Chan got her 1st manicure & pedicure. We went to a special place that has chairs for little girls. She LOVED it....needless to say, she will probably be enjoying this pampering for a long time!!
Soaking her feet....she laughed out loud when the girl scrubbed the bottom of her feet!! It was funny!!

Showing off her beautiful fingernails. The girls who were waiting on us were very impressed with how still & polite she was.....I know she is so good!!

They put hot towels on her legs while they painted her toenails....she said we need to do this at home.

Pretty toenails....they painted a snowflake on her big toes.

I know there will be many more mommy/daughter days to come!! I love it!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Matador Of The Month

Last week, Cheney was honored as a Matador of the Month at his school. There were 4 students selected from the 3rd grade. We are very proud of him!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Crazy House!!

Sometimes we do weird things at our house!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Parade

Last week was our local Christmas parade.....Mommy & Daddy were both working so MeMe & Pop took Cheney & Chandler to see the parade.
Loving on MeMe

Cheney & Pop were looking cool!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday-My Birthday

My birthday was last Friday. My fabulous family took me out to dinner at The Melting Pot!!
Chandler had a great time cooking everyone's food!!

We asked for more fruit for our chocolate fondue.....the plate came out like this!! Isn't that cool?!

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Chandler loves STRAWBERRIES!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Deer Lease Weekend

After we ate Thanksgiving dinner, we headed to the deer lease. Cheney & Chandler couldn't wait to get there!! They had been talking about it all week. The deer lease is fun because all they do is play.....they don't have to worry about how dirty they get or if their clothes match. And the best part: THERE ARE ALWAYS FRIENDS TO PLAY WITH!!
Holt, Madison, & Chandler....these 3 are all 1 month apart & will start kindergarten next year. It was fun to watch them play together. Since we live in a small town, it is pretty much guaranteed that they will be in school together for 12 years. Madison will go to a different elementary school but they will meet up again in 6th grade. It sure will be a fun ride with these 3 characaters!!

Cheney always enjoys making s'mores at the deer lease. According to him, the best part of the deer lease is not having to take a bath!! GROSS!!

Holt was an expert marshmellow roaster!!

Standing around the campfire.....looking cute!!

Lance even has a playmate when we are there. He really enjoyed running around with Mia.

These 2 will be the only girls at the deer lease this year.....they will make sure the boys know they are there!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stephenson Family Thanksgiving

It is always fun to hang out with the Stephenson family. Mainly because there are tons of kids to hang out with....with the Cloughly family, C & C are frequently the only kids--unless you count Travis & Uncle Mitch. HAHA!!

There are 9 great grandkids in the Stephenson family--5 girls and 4 boys.
Riley, Chandler, & Madison created a girls only table....they are missing two girls from this group though: Konni & Lily!!

Cheney, Kase, & Karson--Hunter was sitting with the older people so he is missing from the Stephenson great-grandboy picture.

It sure is fun to have cousins to play with!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday-Deer Lease

This past weekend after Thanksgiving dinner, the whole family headed to the deer lease. Chandler and I were 2 of 4 girls who were there with over 10 boys. Even thought we were outnumbered, we had a blast!! Chandler & I don't get up early to go sit in the deer blind but we do go out for the evening hunt.
Daddy took this picture of Mommy & her best girl as we rode out to the deer blind.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Bowl

The other night, we went to Cheney's school for a Turkey Bowl....yes, we bowled with frozen turkeys! It was fun for the whole family!!
After Cheney sent his turkey across the gym floor, he had to go get it and take it back to the next person in line.

The Dads challenged the Moms....Daddy & Trevor were listening to the instructions. The funny part: the game had to be stopped & the Dads had to be reminded that they were using 7 lb frozen turkeys....they were throwing them so hard, they were putting dents & holes in the gym wall!! haha
It was GREAT fun!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Last week, we went out to dinner to celebrate Grandma's you can't guess how young she is?
We love you Grandma!!