"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I posted this video on Facebook yesterday and thought it was too funny not to share. She is very passionate about Rudolph "going down in history"!!!

For your listening pleasure...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Not So Traditional

Hutson hates that we have colored lights on our tree and that I put it up before Thanksgiving, BUT he helps me year after year to get it all done before it's "traditionally" okay to do so. Love him! (I'm Team Hutson!! Have you seen Breaking Dawn? This statement will make him cringe and roll his eyes so hard he will probably hurt himself.) I'm off for the week of Thanksgiving (woo hoo!!), and like any other "mother of the year" type, I sent Ginger to daycare so that I could tackle many projects that I have been putting off. Before you go to judging me :) please know that I used the time to get our tree up so that I could surprise G with it! She LOVES it and keeps asking, "Mommy, you put the tree up for me?!" Preciousness!!

Completely enthralled in all of the different ornaments!

I purposefully put these ornaments side by side. We are a family divided! I love the Rebels (that's right, I said Rebels...pooey on Black Bears!!), and Hutson loves those stinky bulldogs (as G calls them when her father isn't around) :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ginger Belle

For this child I am thankful!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Miss Me???

I know you have worried yourselves sick over my absence in the blogging world :) Well, you can now breath easier. I'm back...I think. (I almost forgot how to use Blogger. It has been about 7 months since I last blogged.)

Not much new here:
  • Ginger Belle is two and a half. Quite the character she is!!
  • I'm still teaching middle school. Oy vey!!!
  • Also, I'm just a handful of days away from the big 3-0. (Some of my 7th graders are so sweet to point out that they can't believe I'm ONLY 29. Scallywags!!)
Ginger Belle is:
  • completely potty trained!! Praise the Lord!! I thought she was going to college in pull-ups!!
  • obsessed with Dora the Explorer. I fought it for the longest and then found it in my best interest to give in :) She also loves Tinkerbell, Caillou, and The Little Mermaid.
  • unbelievably stubborn and hard-headed. She has already been sent to the "office" at school for fighting. These surely are not my genes! Have I mentioned "Oy vey"??? Hello, terrible two's!!
  • always repeating, "God loves me. I not be afraid." Seems like a stark contrast to the above statement, but that's my girl :)
  • very fond of the following song: The Wheels on the Bus, Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and This Little Light of Mine.
  • a pro at dodging bedtime and finding reasons to get out of bed. I've dreaded this for a while, and she's finally reached that stage. Any and all helpful hints are welcome for keeping her in HER bed at night!!
I'm horrible at taking pictures these days because all my time is spent running after her. Here are a few I have on my phone though...

Ginger the Fairy and cousin Kyle on Halloween night

Ginger and Santa

I posted this one so you could see just how big she is getting :)

Gnawing down on a rib!

I love this one because it shows off her "ever-so-pinchable cheeks." Love that girl!!