Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas in the Country

Today we went to "Christmas in the Country" in Lorena. These events are what I love about small towns! It was a lot of fun! First they had a sweet parade and then we walked around downtown Lorena and saw some fun arts and crafts booths, they had a lot of really pretty jewelery! We ate great food made by the Fire Department and bought some fresh Parmesan from the Texas Cheese House! YUM!

I know it's a lot of pics to look at, but what do you expect when you go to a parade :)

Waiting for them to start

Say Hi!

Momma and Hayden


The Grinch

This is a car that Uncle Gregg (Matt's Uncle) restored for his friend.
He does amazing work!

Another shot of Gregg's work.

Santa came!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

The Strahan's

Friday, November 27, 2009

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
I think this is my favorite part of our tree! I bought it 4 or 5 years ago...and I still think it is my best holiday buy! I just love the thought of Santa and his helpers climbing up a ladder to decorate!
Meet Elf (he has no official name yet) He appeared today from the North Pole with a letter stating he is here to monitor behavior and report back to Santa each night about Hayden. Sadly, I believe Hayden made the naughty list today. Hopefully he can redeem himself tomorrow!


Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving with our families. We had lunch at my sister's. It was yummy! My mom was greatly missed, she went to prison on Thursday (to work! haha!) but she still sent her FAMOUS dressing with my Daddy. No worries we will celebrate with her on Saturday! I was incredibly proud of all the kiddos for being so well mannered. My sister and I actually were able to eat with minimal interruption. Hayden ate so much and was very good about say more please and thank you!

That night we celebrated at Matt's grandmother's house, ate more good food and enjoyed great company! Hayden again stuffed his face as if he hasn't eaten in three days...

Here are some pics of the kids at my sister's...why I didn't think to get a family shot of me, Matt and Hayden is beyond me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Potty Parties

Hayden is in the middle of potty training and overall I would say it is going well! We have started having potty parties and he loves it! After he has finished his business we sing, dance and celebrate! He gets lots of hugs and kisses and sometime a special treat from a super secret spot in the house. He has had a great attitude with this change and I don't think it will be too long before we are totally trained! My best friend Brandi bought Hayden some super cute Super Hero underwear! I can't wait to see his tiny hiny in them!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Scentsy Fun

When Matt and I moved into our home my good friend Amanda gave me a Scentsy warmer and some scents for a house warming gift. She has a sister Ashley that is a consultant for Scentsy. It has been wonderful! We keep the warmer in the kitchen and on at all times and you can smell the fragrance through our whole house!

Yesterday I went with Amanda to her sister's house where she was having a Scentsy Party FUN! FUN! I ate a ton of good food and I bought lots of yummy smelly goods. So far my favs are Home Sweet Home, Blueberry Cheesecake, Autumn Sunset, Spiced Carmel, and Pumpkin Roll. I also bought Coffee Shop, French Kiss, Holiday Kiss, Sugar Cookie, lots others I can't remember them all.

The warmers are so nice and have all kinds of styles and tons and tons of fragrances! They would make great Christmas gifts!! Check out the website and hit Ashley up to place your order: !!