Sunday, January 10, 2010

On A Fabric Hunt

I'm going on a Fabric Hunt...
This year I'm attempting to make all of the gifts I give. We're trying to save money, but even if you make your gifts you have to have the stuff to do it.
If any of you crafty people have leftover fabrics that you are ready to get rid of, I'll take them off your hands. They can be any fabric: Christmas fabrics, Spring fabrics, Fall fabrics, any color: solid or busy...whatever you need or want to get off your hands, anything. Just send me an email to, and I'll send you our mailing address. I'll definitely post pics along the way.
Thanks ahead of time!!

It's SNOW Much Fun!!!

Nashville doesn't get a lot of snow. Usually by lunch the dusting called snow is gone. The meteorologists were calling for 1 - 6 inches for a week...even the night before it was still going to be an inch. Well, like the weather report said as it was coming down, "It is a little underwhelming." Underwhelming, eh?! I could have used another inch or so, but it did make for some beautiful scenery and a few good sled runs. I'm glad that I took my parents up on the offer for our childhood sled this summer.

The first couple of days River, Chaco, and I stayed at my parents. I knew getting stuck at our house would be treacherous. The infamous weather word. But Ryan's parents were coming in on Friday. Ryan checked our driveway on his way home. He met us down by the lake and drove us home. It snowed pretty much all day Saturday too. Yay for snow!!

A Boy and His Trains

River has this diaper rash that we have been working to get rid of for about a month. For some reason, he has this rash that is giving us all a run for our money. Well, a doctor visit and a couple of medications later and we're still working on it. We tried the old air out method for a couple of days. A garbage bag, blanket, towel, washcloth, some toys, and a warm fire, and we were ready. A couple of accidents, but he did alright. Dada did get his shirt sprayed. I snapped a few of these incriminating photos. The montage is what I like to call....A Boy and His Trains!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

We literally just finished celebrating Christmas a couple of days ago! Without further ado, here are some pictures from River's First Christmas Season!

His first present came at the end of November. His second cousins, Callum and Katie, sent him a something all the way from California. He had so much fun opening his first real gifts.

Christmas with The Boyz! River's godparents loaded River up with tons of clothes and a toy for bath time. You'll definitely see him styling in the pictures after these. Thanks, Uncle Choyer and Uncle Jim.

Grandma sent River The Night Before Christmas with her voice as the recording. When he opened the book and her voice started, he started flipping the pages and searching behind the book for her. He loved it! Ryan probably loved it too...hearing his mama's voice.

The real Night Before Christmas...River was getting awfully nosy. I think if we didn't let him open his presents the next morning, Chaco and River would have planned an overthrow. It looks like they were already working out something.

And then it was CHRISTMAS!! I still can't believe it, but we didn't take any pictures of the three of us. And my entire family was together for Christmas, and we didn't take any pictures. I think my parents got some, so I'll try and add those in soon.

Grandma and Granpap came on the 8th of January and finished off the Christmas Celebration!

Great PawPaw made River his very own POTTY....complete with a magazine rack and toilet paper holder. We tried to give him some helpful tips for moving things along in the a book, talk on the phone, or have a sip of water. He now has his very own throne!!!