Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa 2014

A photographer friend of mine, Lindsey Culver, held a Santa Charity a few weeks ago. She had such a neat set and it was so much fun! I worked the event for her and John brought the kids for their session. I love how the pictures turned out!

I was not planning on being in the pictures, but Emma fell and was pretty much done until I helped her ease back into it. :)

After the kids ate marshmallows and took pics by themselves, Santa came out!

They both loved Santa. Hudson kept talking to him and giving him hugs. Emma was just so content and comfy in his lap.

Holly Jolly PJ Party Linkup!

Hey y'all! Happy Monday! We just got home from the doctor and I have 2 sick littles. Hudson has a double ear infection and Emma still has an infection in 1 ear. She went to the doctor 11 days ago and had a double ear infection and croup and finished up her 10 day antibiotic last night but I knew she still wasn't better. I'm glad I went ahead and took them in today because, hello...Christmas is in 3 days!'s the Christmas PJ Party linkup! I love getting cute jammies for my littles and Christmas jammies are even more fun! They each have 3 or 4 pairs this year but I'm sharing 2 today. I didn't have a chance to get pictures in all the pairs. But I'm sure they'll be making an appearance here or over on Instagram (lindsaywoods_) in the next few days. I'm linking up with Ashley, Darci, Jenny, Natasha, and Julie!

I (I mean, Scout our Elf) got these adorable jammies from Hanna Andersson. I love the quality of Hanna Andersson jammies plus they had some pretty cute ones that Hudson and Emma both love. Hudson loves his little blue truck Christmas PJs and Emma thinks her sugar plum fairies are the bees knees.

And I couldn't resist these from Target. And this is the sweetest picture of them. Ever. 

Merry Christmas, friends! xo

Thursday, December 18, 2014

fall pictures 2014

We had our family pictures taken back in November. It was 3:00 in the afternoon and about 31 degrees. It was so so so so cold. Our session was a "mini" that we managed to do in about 8 minutes. ha! I love how they turned out. 

We didn't get many smiles at all from the kids. The good thing about taking family pictures outside when it's 31 degrees...I wasn't sweating! haha!

If I tried to put Emma down for pictures by herself or with Hudson she FLIPPED OUT. So this is the only picture of the kids by themselves. And the only picture of Emma without me holding her. ha! We even tried giving her a leaf bigger than her head to see if it would make her happy. Nope.

One of my favorites...

I love LOVE my family. Oh my word I'm so thankful for them. 

My girl. Love her to pieces.

My crazy sweet, smart, and crazy boy.

My boys. 

This man. So thankful to be his partner. So thankful to be married to my best friend. Love him more than I ever thought possible. 

I am blessed beyond measure with this family of mine. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#woodslifeeveryday2014 week 50

Day 344: Getting comfy at Target!

Day 345: I love this Nativity from Hudson's sweet little class at school. But I can't stop laughing at Baby Jesus. haha!

Day 346: Such a fun morning at the Happy birthday, Jesus play day at church! Emma missed it this year because of a double ear infection and croup. :(

Day 347: Big Bad Breakfast, playing at the park, shopping, and lots of fun with Aunt Sara and Susu today!

Day 348: "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:14

Day 349: We love ice cream all year long! 

Day 350: Roasting marshmallows at the worship team Christmas party. Emma loved "cooking the white" but only wanted to eat the Hershey's bar. ha!

Christmas Card 2014!

I have always wanted to participate in a link up for Christmas cards but this is the first year I have gotten our cards done in time! Woo hoo!! I'm linking up with Faith and then Lyndsey

I love our card this year. For the last 8 years John has designed our cards but this year, with his new job, I didn't want to ask him to spend his free time designing our card. So I went with Shutterfly and was very pleased with how our cards turned out!

We had family pictures taken in November and it was about 31 degrees outside when we took them. Which is why the kids aren't smiling in any of the pictures and Emma is crying when I'm not touching her. :) And since I took a screen shot and then cropped it for the sake of this are the original pictures so you can actually see them clearly. 

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekending :: Susu and Aunt Sara Edition

Happy Monday! We had a really great weekend with John's mom and sister in town. And I'm linking up with B Loved Boston for the first time for her Weekending link up! 

Thursday was the kids' last day of school until January. Hudson brought this home and I still cannot stop laughing at my little guy being baby Jesus. haha! Love this sweet Nativity so much!

Thursday night we went to the Music & Worship Ministry's Christmas party. It was a great night out with my man and all of the great people he works with. 

Friday morning John took Emma to the doctor and Hudson and I headed up to church for the Happy Birthday Jesus play day. Hudson loved dressing up like a shepherd

Hudson and MK have been in the same preschool class since last year. They're such sweet friends and I love watching them play together.

After the play day we headed home and John's mom and sister were already there! Oh and poor Emma had a double ear infection and croup. She has had almost an ear infection every month for the past year so she will have a consult in January for tubes. I'm praying that after that she will be much better!

Anyway, we went to lunch at Post Office Pies and it was amazing. But sweet Hudson could not stay awake. He has been waking up CRAZY EARLY. Like sometimes as early as 4:00 am. But usually around 5:00. Shorter naps don't do anything so we've decided to eliminate his naps completely and see how that helps. But we are giving it a couple weeks to see if his body adjusts. 

Friday night we opened presents with Sara and Susan. The kids got some really fun things and got to play with them before bed. Hudson LOVES his magna tiles. They are really fun!

Emma got some new princesses for her castle and she was a happy girl.

Sara gave me (and totally surprised me!!!) with Kendra Scott jewelry. (Ignore my old lady hands!)

I love this gold druzy ring and necklace so much. Thanks Sara!!

Saturday morning we drove a little ways to go eat at Big Bad Breakfast. Y''s so good. 

I had the Cahaba Lily omelette (it had herbs, tomatoes, shallots, and swiss cheese) and it was delicious. 

After breakfast we went and did a little shopping but I had the hardest time enjoying it knowing how unhappy the kids were. So we headed to a park for the kids to play.

Saturday afternoon the kids napped and rested and then John and I went back out to shop a little. We came back home and finished up dinner. We had John's "famous world famous chili" and E&B came over for dinner. Hudson and Emma were pretty happy with E, B, Susu and Aunt Sara to entertain them. :)

OH! So with croup Emma has to take a steroid once a day. I gave her a second dose on Saturday night by accident and as soon as I did I realized my mistake. So I called my friend who is a pharmacist and she told me that Emma would be fine but she may act a little crazier than usual. Almost as soon as I hung up the phone Emma went nuts. haha!

Sunday morning my littles were looking so so so festive and great in front of the tree.

Emma coloring after her nap on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday evening we went to church for the children's choir and Chapel Choir concerts. Hudson was thrilled when he spotted his buddy Teagan.

Opps...out of order but here's how easy it is to take pictures of a 2 and 3 year old. 

Hudson and Emma got to sit in and listen to a little bit of the rehearsal before the childcare opened. I considered keeping Hudson with me for the performance for .3 seconds. ha!

Attempted some pictures with Aunt Sara...nailed it.

Hudson took some selfies with Susu.

The children and students did such a great job. And proud of my hubby!

This morning after breakfast we made gingerbread paydoh. It smelled delicious but I had to keep reminding the kids that it smelled yummy but tasted yucky. ha!

And yes, my chalkboard still says "eat turkey."

After lunch today we took Susu and Aunt Sara to our favorite ice cream shop. So good!

It was such a fun weekend and we are so thankful that Susu and Aunt Sara came to visit us!

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