Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Hello All!  This year I would like to share a few of my family's fabulous Christmas Trees!!  Featured are four very beautiful, very creative, and very original Christmas Trees from our Christmas this year!  And now, without further adieu...

Modern Merriment

This tree belongs to my mother!  
This tree is a funky potpourri of "favorite things"

We had to include two of the home's Alma Maters!

Nostalgic Noel

This lovely Silver & Gold  tree belongs to my grandmother!

Many of the angels on her tree once belonged to her mother!

I love how meaningful each ornament is!

This tree is full of lifelong memories!!

Traditional Trimmings

How gorgeous is this tree?!  This beaut belongs to my stepmother Carol!

This is one of my favorite Santas!
This tree is so  Enchanting!  
I really love this ornament!  Classic!

Sporty Spirits

This year, my future mother-in-law wanted to pay tribute
 to my  fiance by giving him his own tree!
Josh's mom collected Sports Illustrated Christmas Ornaments for Josh
 every year since he was a little boy!
Josh is a sports fanatic!  Can you tell?
Oldie but Goodie!!
"I'm too fast fo ya!"  - M. Ali
It was so much fun to go around the tree and name the athletes!  
Arkansas native Scottie Pippin!!
Can you tell who this is?!
I had to save the BEST for last!!!!
I hope that you enjoyed our family trees!!  I can't wait to see what these four ladies have in store for next year!  Until next time...Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas already!  Our home is very merry!!  Take a look!

Berries, Branches, and Birds

Again, with the Berries and Branches!
I love this Santa!  He and my tree were both birthday gifts from my future mother in law last year, and I am certain that they will both be a part of our Christmas for a long time to come!!!   
Dr. Santa Claus, D.D.S.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

I love the Christmas season! The smell of pine and wassail in the air!!  Classic Christmas movies on television!  Carols playing around the house!!  Hot cocoa in my belly!!!  What's not to love?!  Joy to the World, the Lord has come!!!  

Razorback Recap!!!

There were several Razorback Gameday Events that I didn't get around to blogging this season!  Here is a potpourri of Hog Wild Fun!

Blakely says "WPS"!!!

This is a precious picture of my future father in law with our dear friends' baby girl, Blakely!  Tyler and Kaley are the sweetest couple, and now they are blessed with this little angel!!  

Me and my future Hubs!

Heath and Andrew!  Two of Josh's groomsmen!  I love these boys!

We're proud okay?!  I had to post one more!
 Great friends, Great Razorback Football, and Great Memories!! WPS!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

That'll Do Pigs...That'll Do

Arkansas vs Texas A & M

We had the best weekend!  We met Josh's parents, and several friends in Dallas for the Razorback game!  What a game!!! Go Hogs!

We all began the weekend with dinner at Saltgrass on Friday night! 

The Mansfields...well I'm almost official! 

Cary and Roylane Ray
Skipper, Cary, and Blake

By Saturday morning, we were ready for some football!!!

Welcome to Cowboys Stadium!

I have to make myself watch the field, instead of this monster screen!!!

Oh yeah, did I mention that we were in a Luxury Box!?!  Rough Livin'

Not too shabby... It's never slim pickin's when you're in the company of the Mansfields!

Beef tenderloin slider with horseradish spread, and a side of truffled macaroni?  Yes please!!

Ready to get rowdy!!

Cary's signature move!!  Always entertaining!!

The whole crew!

We love those Hogs!!!!

After an "edge of your seat", "nail-biting", "nerve racking" game; the Razorbacks stole the Southwest Classic!!  The final score was a respectable 42-38 victory over the Aggies!!  WPS!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Go Mounties!!

MSM vs NLR...

Josh and I got to watch his cousin Hannah play volleyball on Thursday!!  Hannah is in the 9th grade at Mount St. Mary's Academy, and she is loving it!  Not to mention she and the rest of her MSM volleyball team, kicked a little Wildcat booty!! :)

Hannah rallies the team!!

Josh, Hannah, and I...way to sport that #2 Hannah Fern!!

Hannah had a great game!!  She is super talented, super sweet, and super athletic!  If you know this family, you know she comes by it honestly!! Go Mounties!! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Go Hogs!!


We had lots to celebrate this past weekend!  Friday was my future father-in-law's Birthday!!  The Mansfields had a wonderful gathering of family and friends at their home to celebrate Eddie's Birthday!!  

Did Grandma get into the moonshine?!

Ann with the Grandmas

Saturday kicked off the season for Razorback Football!!!!  My parents hosted a watch party for the game!!

These may be the two biggest Hog fans EVER!!!

We had plenty of Food & Fixin's

Razorback Red Velvet Cupcakes!

World's Best Chicken Salad!

Arkansas Caviar!! Mmm...

Mom & I Rootin' on the Razorbacks!!!

Go Hogs Go!!!