Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Power

I just have time for a quick update before my laptop battery dies.

We have been without power due to the ice storm in NWA since Tuesday. We are lucky though. We have a wood burning stove and have been able to stay warm and cook soup. We also have a gas hot water heater and are able to bathe and wash dishes (that's what I have been most excited about!).

The girls are restless and ready for the electricity to come back on, but we have been playing games and jumping off furniture to get some of the crazies out. I am restless too, but Travis tells me I have to be an adult and NOT jump on the beds, (he's no fun!).

I have tons of pictures and will post them soon. We will probably be with out power until Saturday at least. Our neighborhood was full of beautiful 30 year old oak trees...the operative word being WAS...

We are all warm and safe, but please keep those in your prayers that are not as fortunate as we are. I will be back posting soon!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Apparently NOT!

I haven't posted any of these in a LONG time, but man...we have had some "Emma moments". I am going to post these more often. But, enjoy!

Scene: Travis and I talking to each other...NOT EMMA.

Travis: I am going to start getting up and cooking breakfast for you girls in the morning.
Boni: Wow, you are going to have to get up early.
Travis: Yeah...but...I don't know if I will be able to get up that early.
Emma: Apparently NOT...or we would have hot breakfast this morning!

I was laughing to hard!

Oh Em' your mother....unspoken thoughts are NOT your strong suit!

Baby Shower

Lauren, Megan and I threw Meredith a baby shower a few weekends ago. We are all so excited for Reece to make his entry into the world, but he still has a few more weeks.

I don't have many pictures at all as I was trying to write down all the wonderful gift Meredith got. I am very proud of the rocking chair that I gave her for Reece's room. I wish I could take credit for it, but once again I was rescued from my creative side. Amanda from Bibs and Cribs made a wonderful chair for Reece. It will be PERFECT in his new room.

(If you haven't checked it out yet, head over to bibs and cribs to see just how talented she is!)

I don't have a picture of the chair, but Mer has it on her camera. I will post it...I am not promising soon, but I will post it! :)

I am so excited for Meredith and ME as this will be the first baby boy edition to our group!

Not only did we have a great shower, but this is the first time in over a year (since Meredith's wedding) that all five of us girls, pictured below, have been together. We always have a blast!

Stay tuned for more on baby Reece in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas 2008

So, I live by the mantra "Better Late than Never". That being said, below is a recap of our Christmas escapades! Enjoy!

The weekend before Christmas we went to Hot Springs for a Burton Family Christmas. We go every year and get together with all my dad's siblings, my grandparents and my cousins to have one fun-filled Christmas party. It's always tons of fun playing Wii, Phase 10 and dirty Santa. We also had tons of family fun at Garvan Gardens to see the MILLIONS of lights!

Christmas Eve and Day is always spent with just the 4 of us. We have our own traditions of making candy and cookies as well as other various activities to help our girls understand the true meaning of Christmas. (and yes, there is present opening included!)

Christmas afternoon, my parents came up and I hosted my first ever Christmas! We had steak, potatoes and salad for dinner (thanks, mom and dad) and enjoyed tons of togetherness. It was great! I only took this one picture of Daddy Brooks and Hannah...nice hair bow Daddy Brooks!

Saturday after Christmas, we went to Travis's mom's to spend time with his mom and company. We had a blast playing Guitar Hero and tons of other Wii games. It was wonderful spending time with everyone.

This past weekend, we headed to DeQueen to spend time with Travis's dad and the rest of the family. We had so much fun playing outside and letting the girls hang out with Travis's Mimi (their great-grandmother). My camera battery was dead, so I have no pictures to document the fun.

So, there you have the abbreviated version of our Christmas. We are very blessed to get to spend so much time with all of our family throughout the holiday season. And trust me...ours was filled with food, family, fun and love!