Friday, January 23, 2015


For several months now, I have been using and selling AdvoCare. I started by drinking Spark and was hooked from there!
A few weeks ago I went to AdvoNation in Atlanta. My mom and sister-in-law also uses and sell AdvoCare products so it was fun seeing them as always! I drove to Atlanta after school on a Friday, spent the night with our team in Atl', and then attended AdvoNation. We laughed SO much that night - it was such a fun little get away!
We heard from TONS of amazing speakers and even heard a little from Rich Froning, otherwise known as the fitted man on Earth! When asked why he uses AdvoCare products, he replied, "It works"!
I also saw and got a picture with Josh Murray (former winner of "The Bachelorette"). Woohoooooo - he is quite the looker! 
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Years Eve

It's became a tradition that my Mom comes to our house to celebrate New Years Eve with us. She's been here on NYE the past two years and we, of course, love her being here.
Joe was out of town working (unfortunately) so it was just me, Mom, and Easton on NYE. We went out to eat at Ruby Tuesday's and ran a few errands before coming back to just enjoy being together at my house.
I bought a few NYE goodies so we had fun taking pictures with them. Easton stayed up until midnight to watch the ball drop and then slept until 9:00 the next morning. Score!

Bring on 2015!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Decor

Yesterday we put up our Christmas d├ęcor and while I was a bit sad to see it go, it feels good having our house back to normal. Before taking it all down, I snapped a few pictures of our home at Christmas.
My FAVORITE thing is our colored lights tree - complete with homemade ornaments, candy garland, and bubble lights. I LOVE it.
Our bedroom housed our more decorative tree - mostly red's and gold's. The lighting was off in this picture, but you get the gist of it. 
Upstairs we had three small Christmas trees: 1) Guest room - red and silver themed 2) Loft - TN VOLS tree and 3) Easton's tree - full of ornaments that reflects his likes over the past few years (Elmo, Mickey, Ninja Turtles), some sports ornaments, and some of Joe's ornaments as a child. I also LOVE this tree!
A new item this year was our monogrammed stockings - they turned out so cute and fit our main colors of red and green.

The next two pictures are just a few decorations in our living room.

I painted this at a painting party last year. It's not perfect by any means, but it's cute.
We added garland and picks on the rails by the stairs. 
These are a few decorations in our kitchen.

Dining room....

This large nativity set is one of my favorite Christmas decorations of all time! LOVE it. It fit perfectly in this little nook by the stairs.
A few touches in our master bedroom....

One of my favorite areas in our entry way. I love the festive red and green touches here! 
Last but not least is our wreath on the front door - created by me! 
What a great Christmas season we had!

Christmas Day

Christmas is SO much fun when you have a child. This year was probably my favorite Christmas with Easton because of his true belief in it all. I soaked up every second of it!
He woke up on Christmas Day and the very first thing he said was, "Did Santa come?!". He sure did! 
He was so excited and didn't even know where to begin looking or which toy to look at and play with first. 
Santa's big gift was a four-wheeler. It took Easton a good 5 minutes to even notice it! 
Easton's favorite toys were the Ninja Turtle house (hideout?) and all of the Ninja Turtle action figures. He is 100% all about Ninja Turtles so he's LOVED this.
Here are just a few more pictures from Christmas. I recorded on our video camera more than I took pictures. I love looking back at that, even now. 

The weather was nice on Christmas Day so we were able to let him ride his four-wheeler. He got the hang of it after a while, but I have never laughed so hard as I did watching him. He was hilarious. Randomly, he'll throw his hand up in the air like that is a big trick, almost like someone does on a bull ride. It's so funny! It's the perfect size/speed for him now.
We also played on his new scooter and he loves it, too. He first played with Gracie's and Uncle Justin & Aunt KK got him one, too!
Joe and I got each other a big gift about 2 weeks before Christmas and that is a big truck! We've been looking for a truck for 6+ months and we finally got one and LOVE it. We'd just found that we needed a truck for lots of things: hauling things, trips to Home Depot, trips to the dump, etc. I can already envision us driving this truck to the ball field!
We had a GREAT Christmas!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Eve

I was so thankful to wake up on Christmas Eve feeling a lot better. Easton and I stayed home most of the day and Joe got home after work around 5:00. Easton was SO excited that Santa was coming!
We always let Easton open a gift on Christmas Eve and it's always a pair of Christmas jammies to wear that night. This year he got Elf on the Shelf jammies because he LOVED Dash (our elf) so much. He actually cried on Christmas Eve morning because it was Dash's last day here.
We sprinkled reindeer food outside for the reindeer. :)
We baked cookies for Santa and left him milk and cookies. Santa ate way too many cookies!
I wanted us to go to the Christmas Eve service at church, but figured we might still be contagious so we enjoyed the night at home. 
Since Easton was bummed out Dash leaving, we decided to let him touch the elf before bed. That's the #1 rule with this whole elf thing - you cannot touch him or he looses his magic. Well, Dash wrote Easton a note that Santa said it would be okay to touch him on Christmas Eve and to give him a big hug before bed! Easton held him and told him he'll miss him and goodbye. Sweet boy - he truly loved Dash this year!

We also pulled up the NORAD Santa tracker to see where Santa was before bed! I used to love watching this on TV when I was little. They would always show it on the news.
To say that Easton was excited that Santa was coming is an understatement! He was THRILLED. I absolutely LOVED and soaked in every second of it. The true belief in Santa, the magic of it all - it was just one of those things you wish you could capture in a bottle and hold on to it forever.