Friday, November 27, 2009


At least that's what I have heard. It seemed to be true tonight. We have always put our Christmas tree up that day after Thanksgiving & this year was no different. This year is so much different than last year. We actually have ornaments all the way down to the ground and Owen really knows what Christmas is. Everything he sees that he wants he says..."I want that from Christmas". How precious is that? So, after breaking two ornaments, the tree is up and Owen was a huge help!

He was giving the tree a hug before heading upstairs.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and it was wonderful as usual. We started off the day by going to my in-laws and all was great. Owen loves going there to play with his cousin Katherine. We ate till our little hearts were content and just when we were getting comfortable...we had to head to my parents house. Here are the few pictures I took yesterday.

I had decided I was going to conquer Black Friday for the heard me right FIRST time in my short 30 years. Boy, I didn't realize how much fun we would have. I tricked my friend April into going with me and I had it all mapped out. 1. Be at Target by 5am 2. KMart by 6am 3. OpryMills after that. Well, we stuck to our plan and it was fun. We returned home around 8ish and little did I know Tony and I would continue on till 330. NO, Owen wasn't with us...he was at his Grandma's house. I refuse to be that parent that drags their child out in all that madness. It was a blast and we are already planning our 2010 Black Friday trip! Thanks April! By shopping today, I am 90% finished with my shopping. :)

This is what Target looked like at 445am.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

my ♥ l ♥ o ♥ v ♥ e ♥ s ♥

over my short 30 years i have realized that i ♥ love ♥ a lot of things

♥ owen
♥ family
♥ coffee
angela's photography
♥ friends
♥ reading
♥ sweet tea
♥ organic food
♥ country life
♥ brandi carlile

my list is very short, but i am sure i will have more things to add before the post gets published. life in the lankford house is not so interesting. we are all busy with work and home. getting ready for the holidays in my favorite time. we will put the tree up on wednesday while we are all home. this year the holidays are going to be a little hectic...we are headed to my sister-in-laws house in the am and then to my parents in the pm. i am sure owen is going to be so tired, but it will all be worth it!

black friday is going to be interesting...elise and i are headed to the stores at 4am for a little bargin shopping and then later in the afternoon tony and i will venture out. we are not really sure what we are going to get o from santa, but we are thinking a drum set. he is really into, i think some legos would be perfect. we have already bought him a little pop up tent for the house.

i dont want anything for christmas except to hit the lottery. :) i dont want to work any longer. here is what i am going to send to santa.

dear santa,

all i want for christmas is to be able to stay at home and raise my child. i have been good this year, but i am sure i could do better. however, if you were to allow me to stay home, i will do much better.

wishing i was a sahm

do you think that would work? i am not so sure, but i am really working hard to make that happen for the next kiddo or two. ha! i can only hope there is room/money for two more kids. we will see. there is a couple more years before we have to make any decisions.

i cant leave you without some pictures of my favorite person on earth...owen!

until next time.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Fun...