Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap

I can not believe Thanksgiving has come and gone already.

Technically, this was Avery's second Thanksgiving, but I don't think she remembers her first one since she was one day old. HA!
She spent some time with Aunt Leslie, who actually is home for a whole week! Fun!

And, Uncle Dave made time to read to her.
We ate a ton at my parents! And, we had Thanksgiving with Dave's side that night so we were stuffed!!

I decided to burn off some calories and venture out to do some shopping for Black Friday. Mom and I went and it was quite successful. Although, it was tiring so a nap was needed yesterday afternoon. I can see how people do it every year, especially if you have children. It's worth it. We, fortunately, didn't have anyone pepper spray us or try to fight us for what we were there for. Lucky us!

I guess it's time to start thinking about Christmas, who wants to come help me decorate? :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

My side of the family

Today, I am thankful for my family. We're a small family, which I guess is why the older I get, the more and more I appreciate them.

I am thankful to have such great sisters and to have been blessed with a creative, serving mother. I never really understood my Mom's servant heart growing up, but as time goes on, I do. My mother is stylish and one of a kind. I wish I had her ability to think up great ideas all the time. I'm glad we all live so close and try to make time for fun things just the girls every now and then.
My dad is the best. He has always been someone who gives good advice and is the sound of reason. He somehow survived the past 26 years being the only man in the family. High five!! He will go out of his way for any one of us and I believe Jenna gets most of her wittiness from him.

I am blessed to have two sisters who I adore. Leslie is my other half and although we don't see each other often anymore, things between us will never change. Jenna has turned out to be such a beautiful person. She is a great mother to my niece Avery, funny, and the center of attention. She is always the life of the party!

Today, I am thankful for the Pecor side of my family! I love you all!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Avery's birthday party (Warning, picture overload!)

Saturday we went over to my parents to celebrate Avery's first birthday!

Kate and Reagan came too!

Elmo was the theme since Avery loves Elmo. She kisses him all the time when she sees him.

Jenna and Jason did all the decorations. Aren't they awesome?!

And, here she is!
Jenna got her the cutest outfit to celebrate her first birthday in. Her tutu was too adorable!

We played games and opened gifts:

Dave got Avery the best gift. It was Cookie Monster and you feed him cookies. Avery cracked up at him! Kate kept her entertained with it too.

She loved the cake!
And, she shared with Pops too.
Thank you Avery for letting us come to your party! It was so much fun!


And this is what I have been doing a lot of lately:
Buddy needed some time to rest too :)

I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week! Maybe I'll do a thankful post everyday this week............maybe..... HA!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's only been thirteen days since my last post

We've had a few big events going on lately!

Last Saturday we had the "Hood" shower for Brittany and Tim who are tying the knot next month and, of course, it was so much fun. We played lots of games and ate a ton of food.

Y'all remember this game? The bride-to-be and fiance, parents of the bride, and parents of the groom all played. The women had to "shave" their significant others. It was hilarious!

We can't wait to be apart of the big day!

Yesterday marked the 12th Annual Cindy Tamplin Memorial Tea. It was a great success! Everyone asks me what exactly it is, it's not like a sit down and drink tea event. Cindy was my mom's best friend who unfortunately was murdered twelve years ago, so in honor of Cindy, my mom and her Sunday School class put on a "tea" every year. Cindy LOVED dishes and place settings so women set tables every year and they have an auction to raise money for the Brighter Tomorrow Women's Shelter. You'll have to come visit next year!

This little cutie came too!

She was the bell of ball. Avery had such a big day showing off for everyone.
Kristen's table. She does the cutest things!!!!

Jenna set a table this year with her china she received for her wedding.

And, TADA!!!!!!!!!!

Mom's table was just so creative. That woman I swear, never runs out of ideas!
I got the cutest Scentsy package!

We're missing Leslie because guess what?! She is out of town. Who would have thought right?!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

With this ring, I thee wed

"Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning "made them male and female,' 5 and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
Matthew 19:4-6


I am so thankful God brought you into my life. I can't imagine anyone else I'd rather grow old with. We were so blessed to have found one another and, so far, live a happy and healthy life. You are my life, my soul mate, and my best friend. I love you more today than the day we married. Thank you for being a great provider, a loyal husband, and my support. Happy Anniversary!

Your Wife