The Word

The Word

Lila Kate

Lila Kate
one week old

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday finds... After Christmas sale

CvS was my Hot spot! I know who would have thought it!? I absolutely would rather shop after Christmas than after Thanksgiving, But I do both! This year I had to work so not much shopping will be done so glad I found this find!! 
Headed to bed bath and beyond and bath and body works this afternoon!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

Anna's Santa 
Jody's  Santa!
Thornton tradition is watching all of the Home Alone movies!! 
Snickers and Lady playing with their toys!
Few of my favorite things! Christmas cards 
Breakfast casserole!! Ole St Nick China! 
My amazing mother in law buys the best gifts !!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'Twas the Nite before 30! Jody's Surprise

Twas the Nite before Thirty!

Jody Turns 30!

1st draft of Invite & then                                          Final  INVITATION! (Etsy) super easy and cute!

Did I mention it was a Surprise!

His office was decorated for this morning 

1) Even if you update your age to thirty on your Facebook profile today, no one will believe it because you look as young as twenty. Happy 30th birthday.
2) Your eyes look as innocent as they were when you were fifteen, your smile looks like as sweet as it was when you were sixteen and your heart is as young as it was when you were twenty one. But your mind has always been as mature as it is today when you turn thirty. Here’s wishing you a happy 30th birthday.
3) There is one thing worth looking forward to when you turn thirty – you are almost halfway to retirement benefits. Happy birthday.
4) Being thirty is when you can be an adult in the world of youngsters who are in their teens and twenties, and a youngster in the world of adults who are in their forties and fifties. Make most of both worlds. Happy 30th birthday.
5) Nothing changes when you cross thirty except that you have to replace your moisturizer with an anti-aging cream. Happy birthday.
6) Who said you have become wise at thirty? You were already wise at twenty five but I was waiting for the right time to tell you. Happy 30th birthday.
7) Going to your 30th birthday party is like attending the farewell party of your youth and the welcome party of the beginning of the rest of your life. Happy 30th birthday.
8) When you are twenty, you feel like growing up and becoming thirty. When you are forty, you wish you could go back to being thirty. So to conclude, being thirty is perfect. Happy birthday.
9) On your 30th, I want to convey my best wishes and I hope that the best job, best promotion, best holiday and best home in your life are yet come. Happy 30th birthday.
10) Being thirty is like coming across a signboard on the freeway of life, which tells you that you have just begun your journey. 

Happy 30th birthday

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 days Til Christmas

My gifts to purchase are dwindling down! Jody is all I have left to buy for! All the nieces and nephews are handled and stocking items for Walters Christmas !!

We attending Christmas party last night at Carl and Martha Nicholsons home! It was fantastic and feel like we have been blessed to just be a part of such a great group of people. 

Tonight Friday 13th! Jody and I head to B'ham to P!nk concert with friends! Happy 4th anniversary !!!


Fun Family Times Busy times- 8Days til Christmas

CHRISTMAS Parade was SO COLD!!!! But Family Times are those that we treasure!

Email I received this morning with great Encouraging words for us to remember this season:
This week I am continuing to share ways to stay positive and on fire amidst the challenges out there. One of the things I read early in the morning comes from gifted writer Max Lucado.

I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is thee product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters.
I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.
I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last.  
Today I will make a difference.I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. 
I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It's OK to stumble... . I will get up. It's OK to fail... . I will rise again. - Max Lucado
Another tool I often reference is of a card a businessman carries:
The way to happiness is to keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done to.   
As you go through a day, a mean or negative comment can often deflate your positive attitude. You try your best and no matter what you can't seem to please that certain boss.
Here is something to take with you that Bill Cosby told me years ago. I was in Chicago to interview him on the set of the show "Kids Say the Darndest Things." I found him to be very nice and filled with wisdom. He said, "Charlie, I don't know the secret of success, but I know the way to failure is trying to please everybody."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bucket List (everyone has one, right...)

When I was Graduating High School I knew that I wanted to get a College Degree but where would I want my life to go, I had no clue. This time of year has that feeling of whats is next, where is my life, my GOD, my career taking me. List looked and Looks like this.
Now that I am married its not just about me but Us!! (you will see his interest they kinda stand out)
√ Get Married
o New York*
Macys Thanksgiving parade
o Go to NYC for Rockerfella center Christmas tree lighting
o visit every State 
√ Washington DC (2012 Aug)
o Vegas
o Hawaii
o visit every SEC school for ole miss game
o Go out of the Country at least once (Mission Trip)
o house with a Pool and kids everywhere
o My Masters

*went to NYC 2013 but Jody didnt get to go it is still on the list so we can do it together. Thats just how we prefer things!
I do love this man! And so darn LUCkY he is mine !

Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry & Bright

Married and Bright is was the Theme of 2013. When I create our Christmas holiday card I try to reflect what happened throughout the year. Jody and I are so in love and happy with our life! Blessed is the start of words to describe 2013. On to Tomorrow where we know God has more blessings head of us. 

Here is sneak peak for those that haven't received your card....

FYI: Gov. Rick Perry TX & Gov. Phil Bryant MS and Mitt Romney are just a few our closest friends (Republicans)! Everyone has fun in the Grove at Ole Miss!  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Growing by 2feet #jones

Pure greatness came in the mail today and I am beyond grateful for my friendship with this woman! Meg and Hunter are expecting and due date is June! Blessed, thankful and grateful that anything is possible when you let go and let God! 

My best friend- for you I have prayed
With you I have cried 
At you I have laughed !
And most importantly I love! You and Hunter deserve only the best and I am so happy for you both. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12 Days of Bliss

DEC is a huge month for Jody and I first and most importantly its our anniversary on the 12th: 4Years!

Dec 1 started the day with Sunday School- very blessed absolutely love the couples in our class! It makes living in a small town easy when you surround yourself with like minded people. Church was great especially the music.

Lots Checked off my list this weekend!
Tree is up
wreaths up and hung on the outside windows
christmas cards ordered and addressed
Most all shopping completed!
Ordered Jodys bday Invites and planned a party!
Updated the new planner with all events 
hosted Thanksgiving (LOVE MY FAMILY)
My decor used for hats!

pop with all his grands
Black Friday BUY!!
Shark Professional (BELK)