Monthly Archives: December 2010

The other side

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We ate dinner last night with Mitch’s side of the family. I always enjoy this time and it reminds me of how very thankful I am that God gave me beautiful in-laws.

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Temperature differences

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These pics were taken a few days before Thanksgiving. Notice my kids have on shorts and are playing outside at a park down the street from our house.


Now, just three weeks later, we are waking to 19 degree weather and me telling my son, “No, sweetie…you can’t go outside to play. You’d be miserable and your nose might get frost bitten.” Of course, we don’t have snow (lots of sleet today, though) like my friends Coralie, Melissa G, and Angela – but we are still COLD!

Party Time

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Christmas means LOTS OF PARTIES! Most of the ones we attend are with our church family. Here’s the proof!

First, there’s the annual Dirty Santa party with our small group….the viking helmet and heart shaped plastic fly swatter made another appearance. Both items were randomly selected by the Fell family. Sorry, Alison and Nathan!

Chad delights in his stocking full of chocolate candy. He didn’t keep it for long – Ira loves candy.

I gave my gift to my daughter – a Webkinz puppy that she named WORLEY.


The favorite and most stolen gift item of the night: A 6 pack of Blue Moon. The pastor opened it first but it was then stolen by Chad. Finally, Kelsey stole it one last time and was a happy man (and his wife was his biggest cheerleader).


Sometimes, we gather to have more mature parties, like this one. Our entire church family ate dinner together this past Sunday evening – it was delicious and the conversations were even sweeter.

Yeah, that’s right….Ira was first in line. Every church meal, we always wait for him to start before forming a line.

I just thought this picture was funny – I looked over my shoulder and saw the Bundy-Fell jubilee!

Happy 5th birthday, Luke!

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LUKE….


The only baby with which I got to experience my water breaking on it’s own.

My second child but first c-section….unplanned! Glad the epidural was already in place!

The cord was around your neck three times…..hence the c-section.

Early on in life, you began talking to me.

Then, your Daddy told you about Georgia Tech and their need for fans. You quickly became one.

To this day, you still get your groove on. If there’s a beat on the stereo, you’re shakin’ your body.

Often, I have to ask you to sing softly rather than the usual loud volume that is heard as you run around the house as a wild man.


Today, you are five years old, Luke! Your low key personality would have never let the world know that this was the day that we celebrate the life God has given you – so, I’m doing it for you here on my blog. Not once today have you mentioned to anyone that this was a day you wanted the spotlight or deserved anything. I pray your heart remains humble.

Luke, you are such a joy……a blessing. I pray the Lord will capture your heart so you can know of the great love he has for you. Then, you’d understand why your mama could spend hours just hanging out with you. You always ask for a puckered “fish kiss” when I tuck you in. CUTE! I know one day you won’t ask for a kiss anymore but I plan on taking every moment with you and treasuring it in my heart!


Why don’t we steal away?

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Mitch and I got away for the weekend for a belated 11 year wedding anniversary. We had so much fun just hanging out together. Gosh, I love that man! Upon leaving late one morning (yeah, we got to sleep in two days in a row!), the concierge asked if he could help us plan our day. We replied, “Nope. Absolutely not…but thanks. We don’t want an agenda. We just want to “wing it” and not have to think about time.”

Can’t make a trip to Atlanta without going to IKEA and getting a snack.


While there, we only made one purchase ($10) for a new duvet cover for our down comforter.


There’s been a lot of controversy about BODIES: THE EXHIBITION, but we decided to see it. It was VERY interesting and very scientific.


We ate lunch at The Tin Drum & The Varsity, shopped at the GATech bookstore to buy a birthday gift for our little yellow jacket fan, ate dinner at The Fox Grill….


…and got stuck in much of the famous Atlanta traffic.


While sitting still, we posed for the camera.


Although we can only browse when at Lenox Square Mall, we spent a bit of time playing in the APPLE store. Later, in such a large city, we still managed to bump into my brother’s mother-in-law who was also spending some time in LSM. That was freaky…..bumping into her, that is. YOU’RE COOL, CONNIE!


Finally, our hotel. Ahhhhh…..

Mitch, I love you.
Thank you for being the best friend ever.