Sunday, December 28, 2008

A trip to the flat land....Delta here we come!!

After Santa came and went...we loaded up and headed to what Will likes to refer to as "God's Country"...He enjoys rolling down the windows as we approach what appears to be the city limits to soak up the "Delta air"...hey, who am I to get in the way of a boy's true love?? We had lots of good lovin' from Family, our favorite cousins, Laura Guyton and Maggie..., PLENTY of great food (thought about pulling the elastic waist band back out..but somehow refrained)...and of course some hunting for the hunter. Will's parents thoroughly enjoy spoiling the grandchildren, so I think it's safe to say that the little princess enjoyed her debut...and one could only hope that one day a girl like herself from the hills...could snag a good old delta boy like her mama did..they just don't grow em' like that in vegas!

A Merry Merry Christmas to all!

Well..I must say this had to be the best Christmas ever! The saying is true....the best gifts come in small packages..Mary Cameron is SO much fun...she has started smiling now..Will and I are truly blessed by her everyday! I also included some pictures of Will's big surprise...A big certainly not anything with horns that could possibly be MOUNTED...the kind that will keep my hard in tact! Bless him...for those of you who might not know...WIll had a little lawn business to help with his school tuition...SO, needless to say...he has push mowed enough yards to last a lifetime! He was so excited..Mary Cameron and I wrapped up the key...and he began the freak out process...find pictures does resemble a small child on a power wheels...the gift that keeps on giving...vroom vroom! An additional shout out to Lollie and Pop for a wonderful Christmas in Candyland (their house)..You guys are the best...hey let's do this again

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us....Uh...Yesterday!

Yesterday, my darling hubby and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary..doesn't that qualify as gold or silver or something? Perhaps not, but I must say that William Howard is the most wonderful husband a gal could ask for..afterall..he is my baby's daddy! Much love to you DARLING DEAR..and here's to many many more!

An interesting note is that we found ourselves celebrating a bit differently than before. Perched in a corner booth at the local Chilies establishment and going home to snuggle up and watch a DVD we rented was a far cry from the first two anniversarys spent skiing atop beautiful snow covered mountains in Colorado! My how things change, but hey..."All you need is LOVE"...Right?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Porch Swangs, Sweet Thangs, and Wedding Rangs

I had to post a few pics of the newest front porch accessories. I suppose it's only logical that all front porches have a rocker or two and a swing for lazy Sunday afternoons, or lazy moms who prefer to rock rather than anything else semi productive! So....Will and Pop got to work on that this weekend...good thing for Pop because unfortunately, he exceeded the weight limit on the he will be able to swing until his heart is content (alone or with his 10lb granddaughter, but no one else!)

Also, this weekend we had a visit from Will's parents to see Mary Cameron...people travel far and wide to see this tot..well worth the mileage..if we do say so ourselves!

To round things out on Sunday, I hosted a wedding shower for my dear friend Katie West in Jackson...She's the greatest and we had a swell time chugging punch, eating grapes and cheese off of something that resembled a Christmas tree, and of course, nothing compares to my lifelong comrades who adorned the room, looking lovelier than ever! Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mary, Joseph, and Jesus

Well, here we are in all our glory. Yes...Mary Cameron had her debut as Jesus (thank goodness no one peeked under the swaddle to find out that "he" was in fact a "she") at the church nativity scene. It was sleeting outside, and "Mary" was a bit hesitant to let her 3 week old out in such conditions, but I was reassured by my darling brother, the youth minister, that Mary Cameron was playing Jesus..there was no possible way she would or could get packed up the swaddle and all the garb, and headed for the manger scene. She did outburst...a fairly peaceful, laid back Jesus... perhaps she'll get asked again! This post is also dedicated to my dear friend Mary Frances Parham Odom who loves the fact that I have a blog, and can't seem to admit quite yet that she really would love to have one as well....Holla if you hear me francine

Monday, December 8, 2008

Peace on Earth!

SO...we dressed Mary Cameron up in some new Christmas duds to go to the Christmas musical at church and you can tell she was most excited! She did, however, seem to thoroughly enjoy herself once we got there! oh I don't know how to rotate pictures

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Nursery By Request

So this is where the princess resides...or at least this is where the princess will reside when she decides it's really not that cool to sleep in between your parents every night! Her nursery is a conglomeration of old and new stuff...mostly old family pieces. Her crib is the crib Cameron and I slept just got a face lift, her bed was Will's grandmother's bed, and her vanity was an old family piece. Her shelves are also adorned with many old family pictures....they just don' t make all of this stuff like they used to!

Our First Night Out in Quite Some Time!

So...Will and I escaped for a bit on Friday night for our Supper Club Christmas party and left Mary Cameron with Lollie. It was a nice change of scenery, but I must admit, I was the paranoid parent I swore I would never be...checking my phone every five minutes (just in case!) Lollie had a lovely night with our sweet baby, and Will and I had a swell time as well! It was so interesting..we had about 10 couples, but in true junior high fashion...the girls sat at one big table and the guys at the other....needless to say they didn' t make the picture cut!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Help from the fam...

I must give a brief shout out to my family...otherwise known as "Lollie" "Pop" and Uncle Cameron. are reading parents decided their grandparent names would be Lollie and Pop...which makes lollipop....cute and gooby all wrapped into one....

They have been such a tremendous help in the first few weeks of Mary Cameron's life...We certainly couldn't have made it without them!

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

We finally found a little time to put up some Christmas decorations...which is a bit more challenging when you are trying to hang an ornament in between diaper changes, feedings, etc. I just love everything about the holidays!

Miss Mary Cameron

At two weeks and three days, Mary Cameron is looking forward to her first Christmas!

Guess who's blogging....

So here's my all its glory I might add. I was facing major pressure from the outside blogging world to start one of these I finally caved, and here's my best attempt! I'd like to say on record that I'm technologically challenged to put it lightly. I mean I just got text messaging, and that's only because I was receiving text from my GRANDMOTHER, yes I said grandmother, so again...I thought it was time.

My disclaimer is that my blog will not be updated daily, my posts will not be as clever or as witty as my fathers, and my page is certainly not in the league creatively, as most of you veteran blogging champs...So now that we've cleared the air on all of that...I'm happy to be here...and look forward to a life full of happy blogging! Peace out!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mary Cameron Martin is here!!!

Mary Cameron was born on November 14th at 10:31am. She was 8lbs. 15 oz and 21 1/4 in. She is beautiful and we are so blessed to have her! Uncle Cameron (her namesake) is admiring his new niece.