Friday, December 19, 2014

The Best Gifts

Santa 2014

I took them to the mall by myself to see Santa.  The mall people tried to tell me I couldn't take personal pictures because it's against policy.  The mall camera was broken and they were waiting for another one to get their from Memphis.  Are you kidding me?

So, here are the official santa photos.  Both girls talked to him and were so excited.

We do santa like any other character.  Santa is fun, like Mickey Mouse is fun.  We are not anti-santa.  But, I do tell them he's not real, just a fun character at Christmas. I don't expect anyone to agree or disagree with this choice.  I don't care what other families do and don't care what anyone else thinks of how we do this.  I hate seeing people get so heated on both sides of this stupid "mommy war."  It ruins everything about Christmas! They know Christmas is Jesus' birthday (first and foremost) and enjoy all the Christmas season has to offer both religious and secular and we love it!!


Just playing catch up before we celebrate Christmas!

It's been a good month so far!

We had Christmas in the Cove and the girls still say we are the "taco house."  It was fun!!

Took the girls to the WR Christmas Parade.

Langley's dance class performed at a nursing home.  It was precious.  She was awesome.

Josh and the team ended the semester with a 2 game road trip.  Won both of them.  Finished strong.  We are 5-1 in conference, 6-4 overall.  I'm pleased considering we are only 6 players deep.  And, I got my Christmas wish and  we gain several back at semester because everyone is eligible!!

I took the girls to a wedding on campus for one of Josh's FCA leaders.

We saw santa (that's a separate post.)

Josh and I went to Branson BY OURSELVES for 4 days.  It was so needed.  We have never been away from the girls.  Ever.  So thankful for that little trip!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


...for silliness, family, grandmas, cute dogs, dressing and sweet potato casserole, and Christmas Trees

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November Photo Dump

Battle of the Ravine.  A little bit of history.  OBU went 10-0 in the regular season after defeating Henderson at Carpenter-Haygood.  Oh, and Josh killed an 8 point this same day!

Cliff leading the tigers from "the cliff" across the highway to HSU.

Some cozy nights at home.

We got snow.

Josh had a 2 game road trip, gone Wed-Sat.  We drove to Columbia, MO to meet them for the last game.

 Selfies are an easy way to kill some time in between games.  I find some funny ones on my phone, but the funniest ones are when Langley chooses some random person or stranger and takes 20 pictures of them.

Lots of girls nights during basketball season.