Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Here is our Top 10 list from 2010:
10. Celebrated birthdays #3 and #4 at Great Wolf Lodge.
9. Both kids started Montessori and are thoroughly enjoying it, as are we!
8. Swimming lessons were a success!!
7. Trips to Vegas, the beach, and NYC were a lot of fun.
6. Matt ran his first half marathon and plans to do another! I completed my third marathon with a personal best time.
5. Done with diapers and cribs at our house!
4. Landry Grace started ballet and Jake started gymnastics. He'll play t-ball in the spring and asks everyday if it's time play.
3. Matt was laid off in June and hired 2 days later by another company. God's glory saw is through!
2. Had fun play dates with friends.
1. Lost Matt's daddy but know that through his faith and ours that we will one day be reunited.
Hope you have a great New Years!
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
During the Dirty Santa game something was funny and I caught this shot. Another all-time fave!
And sweet Aunt Lou caught wind that Jake and Landry Grace had no Christmas pajamas and took it upon herself to have these ordered and shipped express. She's just the best and that is an understatement!
When we left Bossier on Christmas Eve, LG fell asleep on the way home and was unable to help Jake leave cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. Next year we will have to leave a little earlier!
My little wild-haired Landry Grace with her brand new kitchen that Santa brought.
This is another favorite(LOVE my new camera!). Jake is really into race cars and this set was a hit!
The excitement in this picture says it all!!
I meant to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus before opening gifts, but Jake had already rummaged through all the presents before he came to wake us up that morning. Plus LG wasn't awake yet so we just did this after presents. Notice the candles are from their 2nd and 3rd birthdays. Glad I saved them!
WISH I could figure out on my MAC how to rearrange the pictures but the mouse won't let me move this down so it's out of order. Aunt Lou surprised the kids with a new John Deer Gator. LG loves this thing more than the kitchen she's been asking for....go figure! Aunt Lou hits the nail on the head every time with gifts!!
Matt with his babies! What a difference a comb makes with LG's hair. I don't know how mothers with more than 1 girl do it. It is a constant battle to do her hair as she HATES it. I've gotten to where I will promise her candy so that she'll sit still and not scream while I do her hair. Hopefully she'll get better!
Putting on her silly bands. If I have to pick up one.more.silly.band.!!!!!
Wish this wasn't so blurry but it was right after Uncle Mark and Aunt Lou had driven up with the Gator.
I'm sorry but I have to say it!!! Another all-time fave!!
This picture and the next are out of order....A gift from my parents that we just about took back. But they love this thing! It's a scooter and ramp. Fun for indoor activities and it folds away for easy storage.
Jake cuddling with LG's new Bitty baby. He may like it just as much as she does:). Thanks Mom and Dad!
Thought this was sweet of all the parents minus GG who wasn't here yet. Look at sweet Aunt Lou's face!!!
And this captures the moment as well!!
Jake with Aunt Lou!
LG with GG!
On Sunday morning my brother Brian was in from Denver to celebrate Christmas with his sweet girlfriend Mandy Anderson and son Grant, also 13(they live in Monroe. Mandy and Brian graduated from HS together and recently reconnected), along with my niece and nephew Nick and Abby.
Love this sweet picture of the four of them. My nephew Nick,17, is autistic and sweet Abby,13, are always a JOY to be around. We had a lot of fun that day!
My camera was on automatic but continued taking pictures and I thought this was a fun candid shot!!It was a great Christmas season and we are so thankful for what we have and most of all for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! Unto us a King is born! Merry Christmas!!!
Posted by The Tylers at 8:56 AM
Friday, December 24, 2010
LOVE this picture of the girls! With Buzz in the background!
And one of my oldest and dearest friends from childhood was in town from Chicago. Mary Catherine and her husband Clay were exposed for a couple of hours to our hectic life with 2 wild kiddos. We had a great visit!
And last but not least is one of my all-time favorite pictures. This was taken 2 years ago and it is priceless. I found this frame yesterday and thought it would be perfect for the picture.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas Eve. We have so much to be thankful for this Christmas season. Praying God's blessings upon your family.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
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Monday, December 20, 2010
In September Landry Grace took some pictures at Barnes and this came in today. She is growing up way too fast and I'm so glad I went ahead and bought this collage. Thought it turned out great!
Tomorrow is our annual craft making play date at the Hall's residence and this year could be really interesting!
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
Only shot of got of LG and her buddy from school and ballet, Maddy.
Friday night my brother Brian's sweet girlfriend, Mandy, had a gift waiting for them at our house. My daughter that will not eat anything gobbled this entire chocolate snowman up in a matter of minutes. I have nothing to say.....
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Family pic without Jake's cooperation. They were ready to get out of the stroller.
Love this picture!
And of course Big Mommy with her grands.
We have several fun things planned before Christmas so stay tuned....
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Friday, December 17, 2010
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
I received a call from Montessori today telling me that Jake and Landry Grace had been involved in a fist fight with another boy. Apparently LG was trying to protect her brother. After talking to both teachers, it was determined that they were not in the wrong. So here's LG's explanation of the confrontation.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
And with his buddy Peyton Beck.
Now to the gift idea that I wanted to share! With Jake and Landry Grace being in school, I had a total of 7 teachers/assistants/administrators that I wanted to give thoughtful gifts to without spending an absolute fortune. I picked up the Southern Living Ultimate Christmas Cookbook and picked out the Instant Spice Tea Mix.
Then found some cute jars at Target and gift tags in the $1 bin. Also put the directions on the back.
I also enlisted Sharon Haddox's talent in greenery extraordinaire and VOILA...you have 7 precious gifts!
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