Sunday, January 1, 2012

I must have blinked....

because all of a sudden it is 2012 and I somehow totally don't feel as if it should be ...

the last week of the year has held the highest highs and the lower lows.....

we had Halo turn a year old and the next day  I got to go with a young woman that I met this past summer while she had her baby, I got to share in him being born and cutting the cord :) something I did not get to do with my kids (cut the cords ) or with the grand kids ...
Say Hi to Bentley, he was born at 2:05 pm on the 30th and weighed in at 7 pounds 1 ounce :)
 and HI to Chacedie and a much Happier Bentley :)
new years eve I spent running picking up all I had not gotten done, plus going to the hospitals to do some visiting of The kids and  then a cousin. then home to get prepared for new years day... because no matter what else happens we must have collards and black eye peas and this year we got to smoke our first turkey.... cause Santa Michael brought me the smoker I wanted for Christmas :)
 it is a wonder that neighbors did not follow their noses... I sat outside for a while just to take in the smell OH HAVE MERCY....
it was over the top delicious....and since only Martha and Halo made it over, Cory had to work this weekend... there is over half the birdy left to drool over tomorrow and later in the week.


on the night of the 30th Halo and Martha came over and halo was riding the roller coaster (I found a used one the day after Christmas so now there is one here just like Bradley's... and all the kids love it...
She was having a ball...
Even the over the recommended age of 5 year old kids love it...
I caught Cory sitting on the ride Christmas day LOL

sometimes she makes this silly face when the camera flash gets to her ... it cracks me up every time!
 Halo and Martha were playing with cap i tiller (yes we pronounce it the way I typed it)
 then jump back to this afternoon... halo was loving gnawing on a turkey thigh bone...
 she offered her prize to me... for a second then went NO NO NO... and took it back...
 then more play time with Capitillar and papa... before time to go home and let grandma rest LOL... Till tomorrow...
I think I will choose not to talk about the lows of the end of the year but for those who know me ... one word will explain all... MOTHER
anyway hope you have all had a wonderful  and safe New years Eve and New years Day and prayers for a bright and healthy and happy new year for all. 
Love n hugs
God bless you and keep you until we meet again
:)  and i go to the retina dr on the 4th !

10 comments:

Chris H said...

I love that Halo and Martha came over and had fun with their family.
Love all the photos.
Halo is just so darn cute!

Good luck for the 4th XOXOXOXOX and {{{HUGS}}}

Paxie said...

Family is just wonderful isn't it? All the photos are great and I'm glad you all had such a good time!!

The 4th? Doc? xoxoxox

Mental P Mama said...

Love these! Why do we say pre-butterfly-worm any other way? Good luck with your mom...hugs.

Jeannelle said...

Many blessings to you in 2012, Laura!

TSannie said...

xoxoxo

jojo said...

sending love and hugs to you for 2012 and praying for hope! Don't we all need some? take care.

Ness said...

The end of the year was just as it should be...good food, kids and grandkids. Here's hoping 2012 is one of the best yet! Love you!

Karen Deborah said...

your mom is a mess period. fuggedddaaabout it. you've extended plenty of grace to her.
Halo is just stinkin adorable!!!!
Happy new year and I'll be right over to eat turkey.

Sassy said...

I can NOT believe how big the babies are getting......they are truly priceless little treasures aren't they? I am hoping great news at the Dr. today for you......XOXOXOX

farmlady said...

I'm so glad that the end of the year has landed in a good place.
Count your blessings my dear. Your daughter is laughing and enjoying a day with her family. Is that not an answered prayer?
I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. May it bring many blessings.
Love & Grits...