Monday, November 29, 2010

Childless at Christmas...

I think one of the hardest parts to get through the holidays as a BLM is bc there is something so magical and wonderful of watching the wonder on children's faces, as they hear that familiar Christmas song, see the Christmas tree lit up for the first time, pulling out sentimental ornaments, and counting down the days on your count down to Christmas calendars.

Going to shop for everyone else's kids on your Christmas list just makes that whole in your heart that much bigger. Makes me want to shop for that 18 to 24 month Christmas outfit that my son should b sporting this holiday season. It's just hard not to feel a little cheated. But I'll make it through this holiday with a smile, I have come accustomed to. Thankful I can enjoy Christmas through someone else's children's eyes...

And hope beyond hope that next year will be our year!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Paden Thanksgiving!

The Allen girls looking cute for Thanksgiving!

Lacy with Andys nasty parts of the turkey!

Brett napping before all the eating happening. The kids thought he needed stuff animals...

All the little kids waiting for Christmas in November. :)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thankful for

This Thanksgiving will be shared with lots of family and love. That's really what it's all about. I love coming from a large close family, and now that I added the Allen/Eastep bunch it just keeps growing. That is probably what I'm most thankful for this Thanksgiving. I'm Thankful for my new house. That I have been able to make a cute and comfortable for people to come visit. I'm thankful for my nieces and nephews and that I get to love them to death, but don't have to do any of the hard stuff! :)I'm thankful for my job and actually enjoy working with the people I do!

All though I have been dreading the holiday season, that's so geared towards kids and families. Anyone who has dealt with infant loss and/or infertility knows actually what I mean. I'm truly thankful for all the blessing that I do have. Life could be so much worse. Another year has come and gone, and my dreams are still waiting to be fulfilled, but I still have to have hope that next year will be my year! I'm going to enjoy my Thanksgiving, but not a minute will pass that I won't be aware that one member of my family won't be there... I hope you all have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see all the picture and hear all of your holiday stories!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

family picture out takes

These are a few of our family pics that weren't so good. enjoy!
this was our attempt of spelling lol! it makes me lol
This is all of us getting in to postion! haha I don't know y Kevin's butt has to go up so high to lay down!!! his butt is by my head.

My ratard sister Kassie was slinging a fishing pole she found around. So enjoy this face :)

Huck is liking Boomer better than the camera.

Some cute butts :)

Mom and her outlaws!

I have no idea what we are laughing about but it must be funny!

this picture is to demostrate Robby's cheesy smile! He's second from the right in back row.

This is Shane's best smile :)

I think Kevin seen a snake!

I think they are thrilled to learn that nana likes her granddogs more! hahaha

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

family pics

We took family pictures on Sunday and here are a few of the ones we took! We haven't taken family pics with my mom for at least 15 years, so I would say it was time! I can't wait to get all of them :)

My mom and her "granddogs" :) Boomer on the left and Huck on the right
My Brother and his family minus Alec and Trey
top:Reyann, Derrick Bottom: Melissa, Kevin
My older sister Heather and her Husband Thomas and their dog Boomer.

All of us girls! I love this picture
left to right: Me, Reyann, Melissa, Kassie, Heather, Mom

The whole crew! I think we are pretty good looking bunch!

My little family!