Monday, January 2, 2017

Goodbye 2016!

We spent the last couple of days of 2016 just enjoying each other and playing with all our new toys. We took a little field trip to the Drill Field to ride bikes with Addi.
I had to document Mamie's only nap of the entire Christmas break. She finally passed out one afternoon with her hand in the goldfish bow. 
Wes and I enjoyed a night out on Dec. 30. We barely squeezed in it, but we met our new year's resolution for 2016...12 dates in 12 months!! Such a fun resolution to keep! Can't wait to do it again in 2017!!!
The big three had a fun sleepover at Nick and Mary Todd's, roasting hotdogs and making s'mores in their fireplace. MR got a makeover! Wowza!
 MR's new makeup kit has been a hit. Lots of fancy faces at our house these days.
We rang in the new year with the Jollys and Thomases at the Brown's house. What a crew!
Love these kiddos! They put on quite a musical performance for us down in the basement.
Thankful for these mamas to do life with!
Always thankful for my fave date!
The kids stayed up until 11 to see the ball drop in NYC, then sacked out! Of course we enjoyed our hoppin' john and cornbread on New Year's Day to welcome in 2017. Wes also wanted us to come up with some resolutions and fun things we wanted to do as a family, so he made this chalkboard. Cannot wait to mark off all this fun!!
We girls also cheered on the women's basketball team on New Year's Day and posed with the Golden Egg. 
2016 has been wonderful! Looking forward to the new year! 2017, we are coming for you!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas at Nick and MT's

The final celebration was Stringer/Gordon Christmas at Nick and Mary Todd's lovely home. Coop and Murf rockin' their new jerseys.
 Loved hanging at the other Gordon home in Starkville. Thankful for them hosting this year.
 MR and Mammaw Stringer
 Present time
Then, of course, it was time for family pics!
Such a cute pic with Mammaw Stringer
BeBe and Pop with the grands
Thanks, Nick and Mary Todd, for hosting such a fun day! It was their one year anniversary in their home. :)
The whole Gordon crew
Pie Face is the most fun game ever! 
Winston survived!
Wes did not! Nick's fist pump cracks me up!
SO much fun for a whole month. Sometimes you just need a nap in your daughter's mermaid tail blanket.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Day

Santa came! Look at that face of disbelief!
Mamie's favorite gift of the whole Christmas...a roll of Bubble Tape! She did NOT share, but she would let you smell her pink gum. :)
 It looked like the North Pole exploded in our living room!
 The Kitchen Aid mixer...surprise!
Sweetest part of the morning is always the sibling gifts. They loved picking out special things for each other, and it's so fun to watch their excitement as everyone opens them up.
 Gotta try out the mixer to make our annual pancake breakfast
Mamie got Murphy a pencil sharpener so he must have sharpened 20 pencils in his new baseball cleats before he played with any toys!
 Pop and BeBe arrived in time for more presents
 MR got Pop this pillow at her school's gift bazaar. Whatever!
 Prime rib on the Egg, Wes's famous Christmas meal
 Best Christmas ever!!!
Time for a round of BeanBoozled, with those nasty Jelly Belly imposter beans. Disgusting stocking stuffer!
 Sweet girls
 Pie Face!
 Mamie looking so cute as Belle
 MR ready for Disney too! All that makeup from her new kit from MT!
 Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.