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09 December 2010

Christmas Greetings

What is one of one of my absolute favorite parts of the holidays?? The CHRISTMAS CARDS!!! I love getting them and I love sending them. For a girl who could spend hours and hours looking at fonts and papers, selecting the perfect card is my idea of heaven (although, poor Matt considers it torture)! I was really hoping to get some photos to use for our holiday cards while we were at Woolaroc but those three pictures were all I got. So I think I will be using some that everyone has already seen but at least they are good pictures...which is hard to come by when you are dealing with a four and a two year old.

This year Shutterfly is offering free Christmas cards to bloggers...and I have been spending too much time studying all of the fabulous options.

Even though I am on Shutterfly weekly for photo storage, it has probably been years since I even looked at their card selection. For some reason, I thought they only offered the cards that are printed on glossy photo paper. I knew they had some great options but I don't really care for that style when it comes to holiday cards. I much prefer using matte stock paper. So guess what I found? Shutterfly now has a stationary line and it is printed on heavy cardstock and there is no gloss to be found. And there are 382 cards to choose from!!!

Take a peek:






I can not wait for you all to get our Christmas card in the mail this year!!

I not only use Shutterfly to photo share, I also use them for our photo books. Check out our latest here:

Click here to view this photo book larger

05 December 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!!!

We are finally getting into the holiday spirit here at the Hathaway's! We have the tree up and (most) of the lights up outside. And a trip to Woolaroc to see those lights and have a visit with Santa helped Evan to go from being ho-hum to HO! HO! HO!



It is hard to believe how terrified Evan used to be of Santa. Now he acts as if they are old buddies and he just chats him up. And tonight, he hit him up for all kinds of safety gear. Hard hats, goggles and some other essential equipment I am fairly certain he made up. However, since this is the first time it was mentioned, I don't think Santa is going to be able to pull off the request.



Libby wants absolutely nothing to do with the man. I was hoping she would kind of "get it" this year...but she is loving all of the other Christmas fun. Especially the lights, the goodies and the nutcrackers.



A trip to Woolaroc wouldn't be complete without a stop at the petting zoo and it was by far the kids' favorite part. There is a new baby donkey and both Evan and Libby were smitten. Poor momma was getting jealous so we tried to make sure she got lots of love pats too!

15 September 2010

My Little Cutie Patootie



It is still hard for me to believe sometimes that I have a little blondie!

02 September 2010

That Strange White Substance??



Desitin. Stinky, sticky, disgusting Desitin. I expect this sort of thing from my daughter. Not my sweet son.

11 August 2010

First Day of School...Sniff, Sniff






I was so proud of my little guy. He went in and just was so confident and ready to start his day. No tears!! Me? I bawled the entire way home.

05 August 2010

Another Birthday Celebration!

For Libby's big day, we headed to Tulsa for lunch at Hideaway and some fun at BounceU. Some of our favorite friends joined us for some pizza, cookies and a few presents...








All of the celebrating wore the birthday girl out and she slept right through our trip to BounceU...not very good planning on this mom's part!

04 August 2010

A Birthday Party

We continued Libby's birthday celebrations at home with a small party. This momma feels some major, major guilt over the lack of a party (you know, the kind Evan has always has) but Libby had a great time and didn't seem to miss anything at all.





I think these pictures give a very clear glimpse of this two year old's personality. She was determined to wear those Thomas the Train pj's and nothing was changing her mind.

01 August 2010

30 July 2010

Bittersweet

I know Evan is just being a goof in these pictures...trying to fit into little sister's blanket. But it really was the most bittersweet thing to see. It wasn't so long ago that he could fit into that blanket and even had a bit of room to spare. But today, even more than just realizing my little boy is growing up, you could see that he could tell he is growing up. And you can tell he is not quite sure how he feels about it.

The desire to be independent is there but the reluctance to get too far from Mom is still very strong. He tries so hard to be a brave big brother but you also see some jealousy creep up. He acts like a complete know-it-all, so wise in the ways of the world, but then you catch a glimpse of his uncertainty and his hope for reassurance. He goes from being frustrated that he isn't big enough to feeling even more frustrated that he is too big.

I know everyone is probably tired of hearing me say it...but I can not believe he starts Pre-K in just a few short weeks. Up until this point, my sole job was to keep Evan near and keep him safe. But I have always known that the bigger task was to teach him to grow up and get him ready for all those times that I won't be near.

I just can't believe I am already having to tackle that bigger job...



Fun in Dallas

The kiddos, Nana and I headed to the Children's Museum upon the recommendation of several of my friends. And it was a great choice. We spent several hours there and the kids loved every minute of it.