December 21, 2011

pajama train

On Monday, we took Hannah on a pajama train ride from Springdale to Fayetteville.  It was so fun!  We sang Christmas carols, drank hot chocolate and ate cookies.  We had a visit from Santa and Rudolph during our ride.  It was Hannah's first time on a train and I wasn't sure what she would think or if she would get bored but she loved every second of it!  I can't wait to take her again next year!

 They were both pretty excited about the train! :)

Santa passed out candy canes to all the little ones and I'm pretty sure Hannah grabbed three!  Girl loves her some peppermint candy!

December 19, 2011

christmas vacation party

On Saturday night, Jason and I went to a Christmas Vacation themed Christmas party.  And it was SO fun!  We all dressed up as characters from the movie, enjoyed a Mexican dinner and some fun little games.
Jason and I went as Cousin Eddy and his wife Catherine.  Jason was pretty proud of his costume.  Ha!

 Hannah wanted in on the fun too!  Maybe next year she can join us!

The whole group in costumes

And, of course, Cousin Eddy saved the day! Ha!
Thanks to Brandon for putting together such a fun party!  We can't wait for next year!

December 17, 2011

women's discipleship

This past semester I was part of a 15-week Women's Discipleship class at Cross Church, led by Meredith Floyd.  Seriously, one of the best Bible studies I have ever been a part of!  I learned a lot and was greatly challenged by all of our awesome speakers we had throughout the semester.

One of the speakers was Michelle Duggar and I can honestly say that she is AMAZING!  I know the Duggars can get negative publicity but honestly, she is the dearest woman with an incredible heart for the Lord, her husband and her children.  I was SO challenged to really step up my game as a woman of the Lord, a wife and a mother after listening to her speak.  There is such truth and wisdom in her words and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to learn from her!

December 6, 2011

happy birthday Jesus party!

On Saturday, our church held a Happy Birthday, Jesus Party! with Miss Patty Cake. We had a yummy breakfast, sang songs and heard the story of Jesus' birth. Hannah really enjoyed it! I love doing stuff like this with her that helps her know the reason we celebrate Christmas. It is so fun watching her put things like Christmas and Jesus' birthday together and begin to understand what Christmas is all about!

We sat with our friends the Francis'. Hannah LOVES Jillian and Brody and they had so much fun together! And we love Josh and Jennifer so it is always fun hanging out with their family at these events.

 Ms. Patty Cake invited all the kids to the stage while she finished reading her Christmas book.  Hannah was right in the middle of the chaos! Ha!

 We tried to get a picture with our friend Cilla but both crazy girls were more interested in the Christmas tree decorations than looking and smiling at the camera. :)

Hannah loved meeting Ms. Patty Cake!  She talks about it all the time! It truly was a fun and memorable morning for all of us!