Friday, February 1, 2013

2012 T-Giving & Bama Game

Going way back to Nov here!


I had Thanksgiving lunch with Caden at his school.
I actually didnt even know it was that day and I just so happened to be there for something else, so that worked out well!

The treats he made his class..
idea and printable from The Larson Lingo

We spent our Thanksgiving rushing from one family members house to another. I, of course, enjoyed seeing everyone, but it kind of defeats the purpose of visiting everyone when youre rushing the entire time. With us living away and all fam in different towns, its a real strain. I hope to come up with a better plan for the future years. I get jealous when I see people being able to spend the day relaxing at one house and playing football and other games with their family members. I would rather split up the holidays and have better quality time rather than quantity of people and very little time. We both come from split families. Luckily, we celebrate T-giving and Cmas with both of our moms and sisters together, so that helps a little. Other than spending the week rushing around and house hopping, we really enjoyed seeing our familes. ----I know this may have seemed like I was complaining when others dont even have one family to visit with, and I do remember them during these times. We are very blessed to have so many families to choose from for the holidays.

Alabama Game

So if you didnt know, Shane is a pretty big Bama fan and I, along with Caden, have been Auburn fans. I say it that way because, Shane has converted Caden, but I may have to explain me! haha...I didnt grow up in a football loving home and when in high school and college, I had friends that went to both. But I spent more time in Auburn and began pulling for them....different things over the years have kept me an Auburn fan. But truly, I just love the south and allllll things traditional. I think its cool that some people have the passion that I dont because I wasnt raised to love football or the teams. Sometimes I wish I did, but there are things I love about both schools...not just the football team!! I know I have a total mindset from everyone else in the state!! I am still pulling for Auburn first, but Bama too. I will get so many eye rolls, but thats is NOT the biggest thing in my life!! It sure is fun if you let it stay that way!

Even though I love orange and blue,
 I have to say this is a great pic in Bama gear!

love this close up of Big Al!

this new fan had a great time!

such a fun video!
So I was finally able to see what some of the hype was about at a Bama game!
 BUT, I never once said Roll T**e!
War Eagle!

Our Birthday Surprises

So who exactly blogs about their son's and their own birthday 4 months after? This busy mom does! I cant let our birthday surprises slip out of our memory, so I have to fit it on here even if its late! (fyi, its gonna be the same way with our wedding and Cmas) Go ahead and stamp me worst blogger ever!
Oh and if you dont know this about us yet, Caden and I have the same birthday. It is something cool that we share and he loves telling people that he stole my birthday :) I actually found out that another local blogger (Ashley, at Heath Bars and Reese's Cups) and her daughter share the same as us as well. Ha! October 1st is a fun day :)
For the second year in a row, Caden woke up to his bed covered in fun balloons!

Can I still do this when he is 17?
(you know  I will!)
Our sweet Shaney boo had a perfect birthday breakfast cooked and decorated for us!

And this is what my guys got me for my birthday...

Rose gold Michael Kors watch
It has gotten a lot of use over the last 4 months too!!

I have made such wonderful friends in the short time that we have been here, and they were so sweet to remember my birthday!
We were able to have him another cake when Tata came to celebrate!

Caden couldnt decide which pokemon set to spend his bday money on!
I remember thinking boys were so weird for liking pokemon, and here is my kid!

And we were able to finish up our celebrating with a Sunday lunch at Mexican where SHane surprised us with the singing. We really were shocked bc it was like a week after, ha!

I have the cutest boy!! I want to squeeze him!!

Shane video-ed us!
 I laugh at the end, I am like "Gracious!" in the most country voice! Ha!