Friday, November 26, 2010


Well I didn't get any pictures of the food this year but we did play some games. Kyle's new favorite is Yahtzee and he usually picks so Yahtzee is was, but I won!

Kyle took this one of me

the men sleeping

Then we went to my cousins house to visit with my Dad's side of the family. They taught my children to gamble, aka play left, right, center. Kyle almost won but my aunt ending up winning.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus

On Saturday we went to the Jamerson's to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is our third year to be able to do this and the kids love it. They wear their pajamas and get to have individual time with Santa, eat cookies and make a craft.

For some reason I only took one picture of both kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus and Kyle is making a funny face.

telling Santa what we want

Kaitlyn is trying to convince Santa that she NEEDS an ipod touch

Mrs. Claus reading a story (I think Kaitlyn decided this year she is too old for this)

making a craft

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kaitlyn's birthday party

Kaitlyn had a small birthday party at Stevi B's on Friday night. She had 7 friends and some family to join us for pizza and cupcakes. Then she opened her gifts and they played some games. I bought a few tokens and the owner/manager was very nice and gave me some tokens.

All the girls

birthday girl eating a cupcake

Kyle whispering to Kaitlyn that there was a pillow in the bag

Kaitlyn loved this gift. First it came from Justice, and it has a peace sign on it.

She also got some money. She wants an ipod touch so bad it is crazy. She didn't quite get enough yet so if anyone else wants to contribute to the fund let me know. :)

Kaitlyn and Aaliyah with some rings they got with their tickets

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Last soccer game

Kyle had his last soccer game a couple of weeks ago and they got their trophies. This kid loves to play soccer!

It was really cold this morning!

Giving Jackson a high 5 for something

Kyle and coach Todd

And the team with their trophies

Friday, November 19, 2010

Favorite photopass pics

I would definitely recommend the use of the photopass photographers at Disneyworld. I was able to pre-order the cd that would have all my pictures on it for $99.95. The regular price of this is $149.95 so I saved 50 dollars. I ended up with 212 pictures taken while there, then I edited the pictures (cropped, zoomed in) and added borders to some of them and ended up with 336 total pictures on the cd. When you get the cd they send you the rights to the photos so that I can now upload them to Shutterfly or Artscow (the two sites I upload and order pictures from) and order them in whatever size I want. I took a lot of pictures with my own camera but the photopass allowed me to get in the picture as well. Plus I love the "magic" shots they can do.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

a comparison

This was not our first trip to Disney. Kaitlyn, Kyle and I had been back in March of 2005 with Lora, Aaliyah, Roger and Jean. That trip we only went to Magic Kingdom one day and MGM (now Hollywood) one day. About two weeks before spring break Roger says "hey let's go to disneyworld". I wasn't going to turn down opportunity to go to Disney but you just can't decide spur of the moment to go somewhere like Disneyworld. These trips take planning. This trip I planned a lot. I read and searched things for about 3 months, everyday!

Here is a picture of me with Sorcerer Mickey from 2005:

And here is a picture from 2010 (Kaitlyn took this photo):

I think either Mickey got taller or I got shorter.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Steph's condo

Here are some pics of my friend Stephanie's condo that we stayed at. The condo is at Seychelles on the 8th floor. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. I know they rent it out during the summer for what I believe is a pretty reasonable cost.

the kids bedroom

there is a wrap around balcony, this is the view if you look slightly to the left

and this is the view if you look to the right

the living room (that couch is also a sleeper sofa I think)

bedroom #2, I can't remember if that is a queen or full size bed


bedroom #3, this is a king size bed and has a door to the balcony plus a master bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and separate shower


Even though Panama City is not my favorite beach, we are considering coming here next summer because it is just so nice.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Panama City Beach

We drove to Panama City on Friday when we left Orlando. We kinda went out of our way a tad but I have a friend who has a condo in Panama City and she was kind enough to let us stay there for Friday night. We arrived at about 10:30 on Friday night and were exhausted. It was so nice to be able to sleep in on Saturday morning, though Kyle was up at about 7:00 and woke up Kaitlyn which then woke me up. But everyone but Kyle went back to sleep and he just watched some tv. Then we played on the beach for a little while before heading back to Memphis.

I kept singing "I've got my toes in the water, toes in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand (only I didn't have the beer). life is good today"