Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good bye 2011

What a crazy year this has been! I keep thinking that our lives will get less hectic but I am giving that idea/wish up! But, I am going to enjoy it because one day, the boys will be grown and gone and then we will have all that time on our hands and we will wonder what to do! LOL

Our 2011 for our family has consisted of: new job positions, hunting, trapping, wildlife removal business growing, lifting weights, workouts, football, ipods, soccer, tball, cardiogist check-up, kindergarten, Nintendo 3DS's!, guitar lessons, beginning my 15th year of teaching:), visiting with family, blogging, facebooking, saying goodbye, being the minivan chauffeur for the boys!

Some where fun, some painful but it's all been a part of our life.

What's up ahead for 2012?
I would like to say it will be a normal, slow paced year but that's wishful thinking:) more than likely, it will be alot like 2011; looking forward to being apart of it all!

Williams-Turner Pictures

When we celebrated Christmas with the Williams side of the family, in early December, we also had family pictures made. These are just a few:) It was a fun time-we were even proud that all of us were dressed and ready BEFORE the photographer got there! Yeah!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas morning...couldn't believe we got to sleep in til 7!!!  Looks like everyone was good this year and Santa made an appearance!
 Full stockings!

 The boys got a cool new connect 4 game.... it is fun! You launch the pieces into place.
 Landyn got Legos and Kord got a pocket knife for fishing.
 And the gift they wanted the most... the new Nintendo 3DS!!! Kord got a black one..
 & Landyn got a blue noone will fight!!
 Even Daddy was good enough to get something!

 And... this is what we saw alot of the day!
After presents, we got ready for church. Our pastor did his annual monologue..this year he was Simeon and told the story of Jesus' birth from Simeon's perspective. We always look forward to this awesome service. What a special day to attend church on Christmas Day!
Then, it was home for a lunch of steak and shrimp, twice baked potatoes, green beans, corn and rolls. With peppermint brownies for dessert. YUM!

Christmas Eve 2011

 Landyn made reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve.

 Then, we baked cookies for Santa
 And, put it under the tree with milk...usually Santa gets Diet Coke, but we were out!
All ready for bed!
Makes me sad that Kord is too old for the reindeer food and cookies for Santa:( he is growing up too fast!

A Turner Christmas, 2011

The "look"...LOL
 Uncle Bucko with Greats...Papaw and Nanny Turner
 Jason's 2 grandmothers...the boys' great grandmothers...Nanny Bess and Granny
 Aunt Barbara, Cousin Emma and Granny waiting on presents!
 Papaw Turner and Landyn...giggling!
 Eric and Barbara
 Emma, Mammie and Eric...waiting on presents
 Peet and his little buddy, Landyn
 Santa and his elves!

 Cousins got boots!!!
 Emma loved her remote controlled car
 Peet's socks were to tall!

We had a great dinner of BBQ ribs, pork chops, baked potatoes, cole slaw, rolls. And, as always, a fun time just being together. Fun was had by all:)

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Great Christmas Giveaway

 The 3 kinders!!! They are best buddies, classmates and fight like they are brothers and sisters!
 Andrew, aka Mac, McKenzie, aka Haley, Logan, aka Austin and Ben, aka Brody...the lead roles in the musical. These kids worked sooo hard!!
 The choir singing the opening song: Shop til you Drop!
 Deciding what to buy Mr. Lancaster for Christmas...Brody wants to get him a lighted makeup mirror or chicken nuggets!
 Colby, aka Officer Paul...he is in charge of making sure everyone has the Christmas spirit!
 Piper...she sang 3 solos!!! She is such a talented young lady...and a former student of mine:)
 Elizabeth, aka Tiff...the kids go to Tiff's gifts to look for the perfect gift for their teacher (who happens to be Tiff's husband-in the musical and real life!)
 The kinders sang a trio! I teared up listening to them...they did a wonderful job!
 Their lines were: "What can I give you poor as I am, If I were a shepherd, I'd bring you a lamb, If I were a wise man, I'd do my part...what can I give you...I give you my heart" precious words from 3 precious kiddos!
 The preschool choir sang Away in a Manger during one of our songs...they were soo cute!!
The last part of the musical....Tiff shows the kids the tree that is covered in gifts you give from your kind deeds and doing for others.The kids all made ornaments with a "gift" to give their parents during the last song.

I really loved doing the musical but oh my! what a lot of work!!! I think it will take me til May to recover and then we start the summer one!