Tuesday, December 21, 2010

In a Nutshell...

Wow, what a week!

I am amazed at how fast this past week went by. Seriously... I can't believe my beloved blog has been neglected for so long. I was on such a roll too! Between Christmas shopping, spending a day hugging the porcelain goddess (yes, ewww), sending off my good friend Claire back to England, and partaking in more Christmas festivities, it's been a whirlwind of a few days.

So, what have we been up to? In a nutshell...

I did receive my gorgeous ornament from Lauren of Life with a Lab at the beginning of the week. This was due to the the fun Ornament Exchange I participated in with numerous bloggers across the country. The exchange was hosted by Shannon of Webbisodes, and Karen of Karen at Home. And, while I would have liked to have showcased the ornament on a tree, we didn't put one up this year (I know, I know... shame on us.) With all of the traveling we'll be doing (ATL-ORL-MIA) {Can you guess all three cities?}; I seriously could not fathom a tree. Plus, I have a busy body 19 month old! So, here's the ornament! It'll have a place on our tree next year for sure!


As previously mentioned, one of my best friends Claire moved last week. She was moving back to England. I didn't want her to go (and, neither did she); and it was a very sad time for us, and our friends. We did some fun things the last few weeks she was here, as she had an American/Alabama bucket list she wanted to complete. I babysat for her a few times, so she could get organized for their move. Here are some pictures of Bobby and Cameron's last play date together. Sad.

PhotobucketBobby and Cameron looking out the window.

PhotobucketCameron gives Bobby a push on his favorite toy.

PhotobucketThe boys sharing a sippy cup!

PhotobucketPlaying with Bobby's tool bench.

On Wednesday night, Claire's closest friends went out for one last dinner together. It was an emotional night for all of us. I have become so incredibly close to these girls over the past several months. They all have my heart. And, I think watching their kids grow up, alongside my own, makes it that much more sentimental. We laughed, and we cried. This picture was taken by my friend Jenny.

PhotobucketClaire and myself.

I finished off the last of the week miserably sick. Let's just say I lost about 5 lbs. in one day! We did manage to do one fun thing though on Friday, which was to have lunch at Bob's office. They hosted a Christmas pot luck for the employees, and their families. I worked my last ever shift at Fleet Feet on Saturday. We were so busy, I had no time to be bittersweet. I plan on doing a post about my experience there soon. Sunday was spent going to church, having lunch with our neighbors, and finishing up some shopping. Later that night, we headed to our friends', the Harris's for dinner. We then made our way to the Birmingham Zoo, for their annual holiday festival, "Zoolight Safari." It was fun, and neat for the kids - but, oh so COLD!

PhotobucketBobby, Luke, and Cooper.

Lastly, yesterday morning, Bobby and I headed to a Cookie Exchange/Craft party in the neighborhood. It was a lot of fun, but pure chaos - ha! The hostesses did an amazing job though.

PhotobucketBobby at his craft table.

And, as if those pictures aren't cute enough... I'll leave you with two more! I snagged these from my friend Jenny's blog. Her son turned one a couple of weeks ago, and she hosted a party for him. I thought the pictures of the kids on the couch was to die for!


And, this one is just too dang cute of Bobby...


Ok, I'm officially exhausted from this recap! I'll be back again tomorrow, to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas!

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Shannon said...

Whew, I'm tired after just reading this post!

Enjoy your holidays, Jen! And have fun in Florida...didn't know you have family in MIA!? We do too!


Jamie said...

Wowza's, what a week! Have fun and a Merry Christmas in FL. I love seeing your pictures and seeing what you've been up to. Bobby is looking like such a big boy, he really is a doll!

Ashley said...

You've been busy! I'm sorry about your friend, that stinks. :( Those babies all lined up on the couch is way too cute!

Mama K said...

Wow!! You have been busy!! Glad you are feeling better, and hope you have a relaxing Christmas!! :)

Jumping Jack said...

Wow! You have been a busy lady! Love the picture of Bobby and Cameron looking out the window. So sweet!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

flip flops and pearls said...

Dang, your one busy bee Jen!!

Love all your pictures....so precious.

Hope you have a safe trip & happy holidays!!

Amanda said...

I love the pictures of them playing together and sharing!! How cute!


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