Thursday, December 18, 2014

Zoo Lights 2014

We went to Zoo Lights Tuesday night as a pre-celebration of Cody's birthday. The night before, I told Avery that we would be going to the zoo to see Christmas lights and the first thing she told me when she woke up Tuesday morning was, "I wanna go tha zoo!". She also continued to talk about it all day long. When we finally got to the zoo, Avery was very confused as to why we weren't actually seeing any animals! I would tell her to look at all the lights and she would say, "But where are the monkeys?" After accepting the fact that the animals were all "asleep," she seemed to have a really good time. She even rode the carousel for the very first time! We've tried to get her to ride it before and she has always freaked when it would start moving. Not this time! She absolutely loved it!! We had such a great time. Avery was not too happy when it was time to leave. The zoo is definitely her favorite place...even when the animals are all asleep.

To see pictures of last year's Zoo Lights adventure, click here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Monthly Randoms

Here are a few pictures from the month of November that didn't make it to Instagram. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Autumn Fairy

Sunday afternoon, Avery turned into a little Autumn fairy and it was just about the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love this girl!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thursday was Thanksgiving madness. The good kind of madness though. The kind that's filled with family, love, laughter, football, and LOTS of food. Our first stop was Gammy and Pawpaw's house. Cody and Brandi did their tradition of breaking the wishbone. I think it ended up in a tie?? We had our Thanksgiving lunch poolside, which was awesome! Then later on, Avery put a little concert on for us with a karaoke machine. Avery + microphone + Let It Go = 100% pure awesomeness.

Post turkey iPhone daze...every single one of them ;)

We then headed to my cousin, Chrissy's, house. They just recently finished building their house and it's beautiful. Chrissy did such a great job hosting. She had crafts for the kiddos and even took Avery on a little adventure in her backyard. They were looking for the cat and stomping in the ruts left by a mean old hog. She also had a "thankful tree" and we each put our ornament on and said what we were thankful for. When it was Avery's turn, she said she was thankful for her daddy (heart melting) and then accidentally dropped (and shattered) her ornament when she was putting it on the tree. Whoops!


Next stop was Mimi and PaPaw's house. We finally got to meet baby Jemma, who is absolutely precious! We also watched the Cowboys lose (hehe) and ate and ate and ate.

Finally, we headed back over to Gammy and Pawpaw's to help them set up their Christmas tree!

It was a long, busy day but Avery was such a trooper the entire time. I was very proud of her! What I was not proud of though...the amount of food I ate. Yikes! ;) 

We have so much to be thankful for! I am so grateful for my hardworking husband and the blessing of being able to stay home with our daughter. I'm thankful for our loving family. But above all, I am thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the love and grace He pours out on me daily. Happy Thanksgiving!