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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Defeated Fall 2010

We had unusually warm weather this Fall at Defeated! It was wonderful! A lot of us were actually in shorts during the day! It still got chilly at night, but the days were great! I think its just gonna keep getting to be more and more fun year after year for the kids. John said next year we'll be able to turn Mitchell loose, mommy says I don't think so! We did our, play, carve pumpkins, and have fun! This year we played "Minute To Win It" It was definetly the highlight of this years trip! There were some very funny moments and almost everyone got in on the fun and played!

I think the Gator was out of juice!
The pretty little princesses in their matching Halloween pjs!

Shelby had a little fight with the cornhole board and as you can see the board won! HAHA Maggie and Shelby!

I should have put this after the pics of us carving, but i didn't want to start all over. But this is our pumpkin for the year. I love how the kids are all excited about carving, then after about 10 minutes they are off doing something else, so us moms are left doing all the work! I enjoy it though! :)

Shelby digging out the guts!

Boys being boys-throwing rocks!
Best Buds!

Wild Woman

Leap Frog!
Thanks to mom and dad and everyone who helped cook food and make it such a great year! Looking forward to next year already!

Halloween 2010

Yes, I know its almost Christmas, but i decided that I'd better post this or it would never get done! This year the Carey family went with the Popeye theme. Although Shelby and I got called "amish" and "pentecostal" a couple times! HAHA Mitchell was Popeye, John was "Brutus/Bluto" (aka the bad guy) I was Olive Oyl and Shelby was Sweet Pea! We had a lot of festivities going on during Halloween time! The first pics are at "Cow Chip Bingo/Trunk or Treat at John's school.
Sweet Pea getting her some candy! She had her first ever sucker this day and lets just say I think she's gonna have her momma's sweet tooth!

Popeye getting some lovin'!

Mitchell with his "girlfriend" from daddy's school "Big Shelby"
The little pig-Charli Jo! Shelby had to change out of her costume because she got so sticky from her sucker!
Mitchell and Cowgirl Maddie!
Papaw and Grandma were still camping at Defeated so they came by for some fun!
My bestie, Shannah, and her little ladybug-Makayla!
This was Halloween Night at my Aunt Marty's house. Here's most everyone (besides us) that was dressed up! Maggie-the Mad Hatter, Chelsea-Alice, Sweet Pea, Makyna the cow, Aunt Marty the Queen of Hearts, JoAnna-Spock, then Mitchell and Drew!

Cousin Drew and Mitch

LOL Aunt Marty cracks me up!
Trick or Treating with Daddy!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards

Well I must first admit that I've not been the best mom when it comes to sending out Christmas cards. I know, i know, shame on me, but i guess i've just never taken the time! Well this year i've found a great deal from Shutterfly and they are offering 50 FREE Christmas cards, so I'm getting on top of it early and I'm going to get them out. FREE is always good when your family of four is living off a teachers salary! So be checking your mailboxes soon! My sister-in-law used Shutterfly last year and their Christmas cards turned out awesome! It looked as if a professional had done it, so I'm really excited to pick mine out and design it myself!Shutterfly has a ton of cute layouts for postcards, so i have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of time trying to decide which one to get.
Here are a few of their products that you can purchase.
-Christmas invitations
-holiday cards
-wall calendars

And here's how you can get 50 FREE Christmas cards yourself!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

They call him Mr. Personality!

Mitchell oh Mitchell-he keeps me laughing everyday! We took some pictures before church one morning and he worked the camera! I wasn't telling him to do anything-he just started posing! LOL

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Shelby!

Well today my sweet little girl is one. It's really hard to believe. It's been a great year. A little rough at first with the reflux & colic, but we survived with a lot of walking the halls and bouncing! We are thankful for her good health this first year and hope she continues to be healthy! (Although I am realistic-I know brother will bring home many germs from starting upMDO again)

She's always smiling. Even strangers comment on how happy and smiley she is. She's walking everywhere now, but still crawls when she wants to get somewhere a little faster. She's not liking shoes though, but fall/winter is approaching so she's gonna have to get used to them or freeze those little piggies off.

She still doesn't have that much hair, but it's growing. Hopefully we'll be able to put it in a ponytail soon-her mommies favorite way of wearing her hair! :)

She's also starting to develop a little attitude, which i know I had as a baby. Thats why they called me the "mean machine" :) If her brother takes something away from her, she'll just scream as loud as she can. I guess thats her way of telling me that brother is not being nice!

Here are pics month by month (a couple months have 2 pics)

Happy Birthday Shelby Dianne! 9-9-09 8:24 AM 7 lbs. .8 oz. 19 1/2 inches

My pretty little flower. 1 month old

2 months old
3 months old-Christmas time!

4 months old-little butterball
5 months old and sitting up like a big girl
6 months old
7 months old-doing her workout for the day

Easter-also 7 months old

8 months old This is how I found Shelby one morning-still in her crib. I believe her brother had gotten a hold of her!

9 months old-in Pigeon Forge
10 months old
11 months old-aggravating her "bubba" and loving it
And the big one year old princess! We love you very much!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

11 months

Shelby is over 11 months now, but mommy is running a little behind on things these days!
Shelby @ 11 months...
-you started taking 4-5 steps at a time last Thursday. You are very cautious though and when you loose your balance you go back pretty slow like you are doing squats.
-you are loving your table foods. Still haven't turned anything down yet!
-you like your sleep at nighttime. You got to bed at 8 and usually don't wake up until 8:30-9!
-you aren't interested in the tv at all. Your brother at this age was mesmerized!
Having fun at the Discovery Center.

You love you some watermelon!

Your first overnight trip to Defeated Creek!

Just a swingin'

Climbing the slide, like your "bubba"

Playing at Aunt Jamie's house