Monday, December 28, 2009

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

All I Want for Christmas

This year, there is not a lot that I want for Christmas...but there are a few things:
Actually, Tim and I have purchased these already and they will be here in January.



*I also want a new scarf (it is a beautiful scarf with an owl on it).

*I want this to be a wonderful FIRST Christmas with Lyllian.

*I want SNOW!!

*I want some new Dansko shoes (I actually know I am getting these).

*I want a highchair ( I actually know I am getting that too-ha!)

*I want a bigger house-someday...

*I want to just enjoy Christmas and the time we have to visit with the family.



Really, I don't think I want much-but nonetheless, it is my list. I am sure there are plenty of things missing, just ask Tim, I am sure I said "I want, I want" about more things. I just don't seem to remember them the way he does, ha!



This is and will be my absolute FAVORITE gift this year, Thank you, Lord for such a wonderful present.


I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!






Monday, December 21, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus

Lyllian has gotten to visit Santa twice this year. She visited him once at Zoo Lights and then today we went to The Avenue to see him again. I didn't really like the way the zoo one turned out. It was cute, but I wanted one of her looking at the camera too. She did great, but I forgot my camera. I had it and then changed out of the vest I put it in, so I left it at home. We took some pictures with Tim's phone, but I really wished we had had the camera. Oh well! It all turned out well.

**Sorry the copyright is over her sweet little face, I have not scanned in the ones we bought yet.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Veggie Tales


Lyllian tried carrots for the first time tonight. She did exactly what I figured she would do. She has this look of confusion. I don't think she necessarily disliked them, I just don't think she really knew what to think of them. We attempted to give her one teaspoon and actually she ate it pretty well, I put about 1/2 of it in her mouth. She spit out some and whatnot. I was pretty impressed. Her ped told us to start with orange veggies since they have the most nutrients, so we started with the carrots. We will try these for three days before we introduce something else. I bought some squash and sweet potatoes to try too. After Christmas, before I go back to work I am going to start making our own baby food. I can freeze it, it will be cheaper, it seems super easy, and I personally feel like it may be healthier for her. Her daddy did take some video of her, so make sure you check it out...

video

Monday, December 7, 2009

Go Pisgah Go!

Lyllian had a great time at the Mt. Pisgah homecoming game!  She was such a good girl that she FELL ASLEEP during all the festivities!  Her "Aunt" Susan gave her this adorable Pisgah dress and she wore it with great pride!!  Of course, her outfit is set off my her big maroon bow-ha!


The only reason I talk about Lyllian's big bows so much is because everyone gives us a hard time about them.  We love them though, and so does everyone else, they just don't want to admit it-ha!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Step Two

Step One: The Christmas tree (see previous post) is up and decorated.

Step Two: Outside decor is up including this new wreath I made this year:




Step Three: The rest of the indoor decor. I have this on the piano, and I really like it, but the other side has a collection of snowmen, I think I am tired of. I don't really know what I want to put on that side, but I know I am tired of the snowmen. In the middle I am going to out Lyl's Christmas picture.

On another note, Mom is home from surgery and doing well. She ate with us in the kitchen tonight. She still can't move her knee because of the brace, but she is coping. She has physical therapy starting this week. They will come to the house for 2 weeks and then she will start going to them. For 6 hours a day she has to put her leg in this contraption that will keep her leg moving. She says it is painful at first, but only because her leg begins to get stiff. Please continue to pray during this recovery time and the recovery process.

This is a picture we took of Lyllian right around Thanksgiving:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Starry Nights

This sweet girl is looking very festive for our trip to Starry Nights at Shelby Farms. Tim's mom came down with McGuire to take us to Starry Nights. Lyllian LOVES to look at lights and has been enjoying the lights on the Christmas tree, so I figure she would love these too. She fell asleep on the way there, but we had to sit awhile in line, so she woke up. She loved it. She looked and looked at all the lights. She was very well behaved and did a great job!


After Starry Nights we went over to Slim Skillets to eat fried chicken. If you live in the Memphis area, or you come here to visit, you should totally check this place out. It is family style dinning and you have the choice of fried chicken or fried chicken. It comes with all the fixin's and it was DELISH!! Lyllian was great through dinner as well.

When we got home to get in our jammies she put on a show for Tim's mom, she was talking and laughing and she finally put her little toes in her mouth (Tim's mom wanted her to do this at Thanksgiving and she wouldn't). It was great!

We had a good visit and McGuire got to play Tim's XBox 360. He is asking for one from Santa this year. Hope you get it, McGuire!

Friday, December 4, 2009

O Christmas Tree

I love my silver and red Christmas tree! I love decorating it and then being able to look at it all season long. I love to turn off the lights and just have the tree on. The ambiance the tree exudes is amazing!!!
























Chirstmas Decorations...

So, I spent all of last weekend decorating for a friend and my mom. The following picture collage is at Dora's house. I love it!!! I am working on my own house this weekend.

Monday, November 30, 2009

4 months

This sweet, sweet angel is now 4 months old!!
Lyllian, you are now 4 months old and so much is going on in your life:
*You weigh 13 lbs and 2 oz-that puts you in the 60th percentile
*You are 25 1/2 inches long-that puts you in the 90th!!!! percentile
*You can roll over from your tummy to your back and from your back to your tummy, you aren't very consistent yet-but it will come.
* You are considered a supported sitter, but you want to stand so bad.
*You tried rice cereal for the first time, and you liked it (check out the video on another post)
*You LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to watch football with your daddy.
*You play in your exersaucer and are discovering your toys.
*You have started grabbing things, including Mommy's hair.
*The doctor says you are perfect (but we already knew that).
*You "talk" all the time and we love it!
*You have discovered how to squeal, it's cute right now, but I'm not sure we will always think that.
*You even laugh!!!
*You are discovering who Katey is and you like to touch her. She likes to give your kisses too.
*You like to watch Katey and Luci play, and you laugh at them.
*We love you more and more each day!

First...

taste of cereal!

Lyllian tried rice cereal for the first time tonight. It was a very good experience. She was not too sure about it at first, but then decided it wasn't too bad. She still likes her bottle a little better though. She is not quite sure what to do once she chews it. We took a little video to share the experience with you all. Enjoy!

video

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Cards





Tonight we took Christmas card pictures thanks to my lovely friends Rebecca & Susan. We literally had 4 cameras going at once in order to "capture" the best one. We had such a good time and I had way to many choices to try and narrow them down. Below are just a few from our session...




Precious!



Our little Christmas present!!



Having fun with her daddy!









Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's been a year already...

This time last year is when I started throwing up DAILY!!!! I never in a million years would have thought it was because this BEAUTIFUL BABY was growing inside me. As much as I hate being sick so much, I wouldn't trade it for the world and I would do it all over again.

Sweet, Sweet Baby Girl

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy!


On Thursday, October 22nd, we celebrated Tim's birthday at Red Robin. We had a blast and it was delish!! We go Tim an icecream cake from Baskin robbins and of course it was YUMMY!!!!



Isn't little Lyllian just adorable in her Uncle Adam's baseball cap?!?!!?

Happy Halloween

Happy Belated Halloween from our Little Ladybug. Hope everyone had a great weekend and got lots of good candy!! Lyllian was so adorable in her ladybug outfit and we had a great time at church!

3 months

Lyllian Grace you are 3 months old now. Here is what is going on in your little life:

*you have discovered how to laugh and are always very happy!

*you have discovered your feet and you love to play with them

*you've started noticing your toys and how to play with them

*you can sit up in your boppy so good now

*you are sleeping through the night--YAY!!!

*you like watching Katey and Luci play

*you still love tummy time and really try to crawl

*Maw Maw says you are such a GOOD baby!!!

*you are drinking 6 ounces at almost every feeding

*you can roll yourself over from your tummy to your back

*you are a big mover when you sleep, usually Mommy & Daddy put you one direction and by the next morning you have turned 180 degrees

*you still don't like to sleep with a blanket

*you are such a good girl at church and everyone just loves you

*you have been dedicated to the Lord and had so many people who love you witness it

*Mommy & Daddy love you more everyday and LOVE watching you grow and develop

Lots of updates

Bear with me over the next few posts...I have been MIA for about a week and have quite a few updates to make...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Plain to Pretty

I am participating in Show Us Your Life from Kelly's Korner. This week we are showcasing things we create. I embelish picture frames, clipboards, make cards, scrapbooks, and put together gift baskets. Below are some examples:








I know some of the pictures are small since I put them in a collage. If you are interested in seeing any close up, please email me at plaintopretty@hotmail.com I can tell you prices too, if you are interested.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ahhhh!!

I love a clean house!! It feels so rewarding to have laundry done, everything dusted and vaccuumed. It feels so nice to just get to sit and relax with Lyllian. It was a nasty, rainy day and we stayed in our pj's as long as possible today and then got back in them as soon as possible tonight. No special pictures today, but this one is from church and oh so adorable...

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Little Blessing

Our Little Blessing, Thank you Lord!

Lyllian Grace

Family Photos

Yesterday after Lyllian's dedication, we decided to take some family photos since we were all together and that doesn't happen very often.

Here is our little branch of the family tree.
My side of the family:
Adam, Carolyn, Maw Maw, me, Tim, Pops, Lyllian, Grammie

Tim's side of the family:
Stanton, Taylor, Jonny, Jennifer, Mammy, Papaw, me, Craig, Tim, Kit, Paw Paw, McGuire, Molly, Mamaw, & Lyllian



Pumpkin

Happy Fall Ya'll

Lyllian went to the pumpkin patch tonight and got her very 1st pumpkin. She was of course the cutest pumpkin in the patch!!!
And of course her bow just set off the whole outfit!!!
Fall Break is only 2 days and that is just not long enough to spend with my little pumpkin. I wish I could stay at home or atleast work from home. Maybe one day...

Just Ducky


Nothing really important in this post-just wanted to share this picture of the most beautiful baby in the world. She has on her adorable duck outfit, it even has a duck on the butt-awww!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thank you, Lord

Thank you, Lord for a perfect, precious baby girl. We are so thankful that You blessed us with Lyllian Grace. We are so undeserving of such a wonderful gift.

Today was Lyllian's Baby Dedication. We promise to raise her in a Christian home and be good examples of a Christian married couple. We promise to support her in the decision she makes to follow Christ and support her in wherever he leads her in life. It was such an honor to have Rob Mullins perform the dedication service today at Crossroads Baptist Church. Lyllian was such a good baby. She slept during the whole service until time for Baby Dedication. She was so happy to be in front of everybody and of course she was beautiful. Rob married Tim and I back in 2007, so it was a blessing for him to also do this.

Look how adorable she is in her bonnet and beautiful dress.
Here we all are with Bro. Rob

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mistletoe Merchants

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well at Mistletoe Merchants it was anyway. I went Saturday and found a TON of great stuff I wanted for Lyllian. Like this dress below:

Except I put Chocolate Brown bows on the dress and her name is in Chocolate Brown too. I can't wait to take her to the pumpkin patch and get her picture made it in. I also found her an adorable Mudpie Christmas sleeper and of course some new bloomers. Oh, and we can't forget about bows!! I can't wait until next year, I will be armed with much more cash for purchases!!

All I need is my Maw Maw

So the other night while we were all at dinner, littl Lyl started getting fussy. So, we started passing her around so we could all eat, she didn't want to calm down for anyone. BUT as soon as Maw Maw held her she made herself comfortable on her shoulder and fell right asleep. Isn't she a precious sleeping angel?!?!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2 months

Lyllian, you are 2 months old today. Here is what you are up to these days:

*Your neck muscles are getting so strong, you love to hold your head up and look around.
*You recognize me and your daddy.
*You love to laugh and coo while you are on your changing table.
*You have discovered your feet and you love to look at them.
*You are staying at Maw Maw's while Mommy and Daddy are at work and you have transitioned beautifully.
*We have started adding formula to your bottles and you LOVE it!
*You try so hard to talk and I know when you do, it will be all over with!
*You don't like to have on a wet diaper and you let us know when you do.
*You move around A LOT in your sleep and scoot yourself to the end of your basinet every night.
*You giggle ALL the time.
*You are such a happy baby!
*You love love love to be outside and look at everything.
*You are starting to figure out the whole toy thing, you know if you hit your toys on your bouncy seat, you can make the music play-you think it is funny!
*You have been on two overnight road trips-you are such a good little traveler.
*You attended your first football a few weeks ago and you were in such a good mood the whole time!

We are family...

This past weekend we attended the annual Poole family reunion. We had a good time and Lyllian was on her best behavior! We had delicious BBQ and wonderful company.


Look at this HAPPY girl!

Four Generations