Catchin' Up and Trying to Keep Up!

Sunday, November 30, 2014
It's been awhile since I posted anything. A lot has happened in that time but of course now that I sit down, relax and type, I can't think of anything. Ugh. 

First off, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We started ours by going to see Elf at the Walton Arts Center, watching Elf the movie at home and stuffing ourselves into a food como with delicious food. We also enjoyed some much needed family time and much needed Christmas decorating. But of course, I don't have nearly as many pictures as I would like. I'm totally slacking on this picture thing lately!

The pictures I have gotten in the past couple weeks are of our Christmas tree. I change my Christmas colors every year but I always stick with red. Always. 

This year I decided to go with brown, gold and of course red. It turned out beautifully.

Instead  of my normal gold glitter star, I went with a big, red glitter bow!
I will proudly say that almost all of this was purchased at Walmart or 50% off at Hobby Lobby. 
Even our tree is Walmart! (Walmart with the win!)

My parents bought these beautiful Christmas laser lights for their house this year. They decided to go with blue because they could use them for the Fourth of July as well. We plugged them in last night and they lit up the house like I've never seen before. 

To be honest, this picture doesn't give them justice! By far the coolest things I have seen in awhile. 

All in all, this is the smart and easy Clark Griswold way of doing Christmas!

In other exciting news (because let's be honest, Christmas decorations are exciting!)...we decided to step out on Black Friday. No, not at 3am but at 9am on Friday. Jordan woke me up and told me that he wanted to run to Walmart to see if they had anything and to see if the store  was "destroyed" from the night before. 

We made our way to Walmart and to our surprise, it was tidy and everything was back in it's place. Plus, there were two Samsung 55 inch flat screen tvs for sale. Naturally, we got them! Saved one for my parents who needed a new tv and drove over right away to get it and one for us. 

We are calling it our grown up tv. This is our first big, nice tv that we have bought on our own and isn't an hand-me-down. 

There's only one's so big that it pushed off almost all of my Christmas decorations! Oh well. The price you pay to see Jax from Sons of Anarchy a little better.

Mhmm! ;)

Before                                                     After

Holy huge! (Walmart wins again!)

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and successful Black Friday!
Get that Christmas decorating done if you haven't already. Only 25 days until Christmas!!!
Woo hoo!

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I know, I know. I'm running behind on my posts! So, let's take a moment and go back to the great holiday of Halloween. 

This Halloween was the first time Jordan agreed to a couples costume. Well, only because he got to dress in his normal hunting gear. It was a couple costume, none the less. I think it may have made him realize that they aren't so bad either. I think it's safe to say, you can expect a couples costume from us next year. Although, I think I will make him step out of the box a little more...

On Friday, I proudly wore my three main ladies to work.

After work, I hurried my butt over to my parents house where they were throwing a neighborhood Halloween party. SO many people and so many awesome costumes! Jordan and I had to sneak away into my parents bedroom to get a few pictures (and air!). 

My Dad found this pumpkin suit at a local Halloween store. He just HAD to have it and will be dressing as The Pumpkin Man for many more Halloween's to come. 

How about that awesome witch hat? 
I truly believe that every woman should invest in a great witch hat.
Yes - that is bolded because I mean business!

Some of the neighborhood ladies. This was after the party simmered down and everyone was trick or treating. 

Hope you all had a great Halloween! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Yippee!

Fun Family Weekend

Sunday, November 2, 2014
It's funny how people react when you say your in-laws are coming to town. When I told others that I needed to get home because they were on their way, I got the funniest reactions. Most of them looked at me like I was crazy that I was excited they were coming. Others straight out told me I was lucky to feel that way about my in-laws. I will be the first to admit that I got pretty lucky marrying into such a fun and dare I add, crazy family. 

They made their way down on Thursday so we could have all day Friday and Saturday to hang out. On Friday we explored War Eagle Cave. We only saw a few bats but the boys seemed to like it. I think Jordan was in Heaven more than anyone. 

On Saturday, we took them to their first SEC football game. We taught them how to call the hogs, got a few funny looks like "you really do this?" and watched the funniest and best play of the season. (Click here to watch it!) After the game, we relaxed and hung out with my family. 

The weekend was perfect but Sunday came too soon. We can't wait to see them all again.

How cute are my nephews?!


Saturday was a proud aunt moment for me. Seeing my nephews call the hogs put a big smile on my face! 

As for our day today, we are doing n-o-t-h-i-n-g exept watching football, doing a little Sunday cleaning and playing with chalk. Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend! (Our Halloween weekend post is coming soon!)

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