Merry Christmas!

Wow! How did Christmas come and go so fast! It seems like the same thing happens every year. Christmas is months away and you have time to get it all done and then all of a sudden it is over!

It all started with asking Santa for only a pizza and a Hello Kitty scarf. How innocent, if only she knew what was to come!

First we had Christmas with Papa and Mimi where Finley racked up on all kinds of games, a new wardrobe and her very own silver necklace! Not to mention her very first video game!

On Christmas Eve the Shelf Elf left her some princess dresses since it was his last day here. Her favorite was the snow princess one. As you can see she is putting out reindeer food and her daddy is following close behind to make sure the princess does not get wet from the rain. Yes that is Robby with a mini Dora umbrella in the front yard for all to see. Now that is a Father's Love!

While Santa had a difficult time hunting down the Hello Kitty scarf the pizza was easy to come by. And what other kid had a piping hot pizza waiting for them under the tree? Christmas morning was magical for her. She was able to spend it with her Daddy, Mommy and her Babe. Not only did Finley get a lot of presents, but Santa even left some for Bitty Baby!

We then headed over to the Freeman's for Brunch. Although the heat went out that morning, the house was warm with love! All the Freemans were there and Mamaw, Larry and Autumn! More presents for Finley Jane and Bitty Baby!

Then today we had out final Christmas at the Ellis household with all the cousins and Uncle Matt and Aunt Mandi! Here Finley got an ironing board. I think we are going to have her trained here pretty soon!

And of course, her best bud Leroi was there!
And Finally for your listening pleasure Finley Jane singing Silent Night, if I can get the video to upload. It is very poor quality, but I will see if I can get her to do it again and sit still while singing. yeah right.



Sorry it has been so long since the last post, but we have been busy.

First we had to pick out our pumpkins...

Then we had to enjoy a Halloween carnival...

Her school party...

The costume contest...
Then there was the neighborhood party...

and finally came Trick or Treating!

So what is the 631?

You guessed it, the number of trick or treaters we had! It is a good thing the Grogan family brought some extra candy or we would have run out at 500. Finley's Fourth of July parade candy was able to put us into the 600's. It was too funny to see her rationing the candy at the end, giving everyone just one peppermint!


Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

Beware and Be Scared!

These little ones will eat you out of house and candy... They might look cute and innocent, but do not be fooled as they will eat all the sweets they can get their little hands on and they will do it before you even know what happened.

Look at all of them coming to get you!

(And not all of them made it in the picture!)

Who do you think she looks like?



or Babe?

She made me buy them for her at the dollar store and now she won't take them off. She wears them everywhere we go. We will be about to walk out the door and she will say "Wait! I have to get my glasses!"

Too cute!


Saturday in Athens...

Even with a disappointing day, how can you not love Georgia Football?


Back to the Beach!

We loaded up the family truckster again headed back to the beach for Labor Day weekend. As always Finley had a blast and was able to get some of her overflowing energy out!

It is a good thing Mammy and Poppy were there because who else would clean the sand out of her suit?

Finley was feeding the birds some crackers and they kept getting closer and closer!

Guess who else was at the beach for Labor Day weekend?

Found another playground and even Daddy liked this one...

And to top off the weekend, she enjoyed some holiday fireworks with Aunt Marti!

Things couldn't get any better...


What a difference a year can make!

We can not believe how much she has grown and so fast!

She is such a wonder and inspiration.

We are truly blessed to have this precious child in our lives.