Sunday, December 25, 2011

christmas 2011

busy working on our gingerbread village, they turned out super cute. not sure where the picture of them finished is?
clay and dear old grandad... thankful for another christmas with my grandparents

about to open their new boots, they were pumped

in our first official christmas dress

did santa come????

yikes, he sure did....too much fun!

uncle clay taking a break from fighting with uncle tuck over holding hadley, to play with colby

awesome new chairs from grandmo and pep

uncle clay is getting this crew ready for his snow skiing bachelor party

christmas lunch, grandmo blessed us all with a wonderful meal

this has been one christmas never to be forgotten. with the arrival of our special baby, my heart has been so focused on that other baby born so long ago....His love for me and my family is beyond words!

wow what an adventure

not sure i can fully explain it here, so here are some pics to enjoy. miss hadley was born on the 12th and our waiting period ended on the 23rd. soo here are some of her first few days.....

yay for hair

going home, to the hotel, after 24 hours

meeting nonni and pop

and meeting grandmo and pep

so in love!!

meeting her big brothers

family of 5

ohh he loves his little sis

first few visitors

meeting her sweet cousin and her aunt dane dane!

many more pics to come....

Grandmo's birthday

we were able to celebrate grandmo's birthday the night before we left to get hadley. hadley was born the day before her grandmo, so lots of pink birthday celebrations in our future!! we love you grandmo

Lankford Christmas

with part of the crew headed to south africa, part headed to california and the arrival of miss hadley, we had the lankford family christmas early this year. we all met up at non and pop's to start by picking out the perfect tree.
here are my boys getting ready for the tree hunting, hay ride...
even though we were without the south african crew, it was a super sweet time with the rest of the family. soo excited for these 2 and their summer wedding

cy, my little photographer, took this picture of part of the crew

the boys with our mighty tree

cy, nonni, colby and pop had a blast decorating the tree

ooohhh i love this sweet face, reminds me so much of some of those faces in south africa~

court, we tried a cousin pic, crazy as ever and so missing your crew

cy won the award for most excited gift opener, he loved each gift!!

colby wanted to make sure everyone knew how thankful he was...

sweet boys hard at work

we celebrated the next morning with a big breakfast and lots of gifts, so fun!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

whew we are trying to cram it all in before sister comes!

this weekend, we were all over the place! i have pics from some of it and just memories from other events. friday night we went with most of the fam to downtown nashville to watch the christmas parade. it was so much fun, i had no clue what to expect and loved it! the weather was great and it was a very fun friday night activity.

then early saturday morning we were up and ready to go at the jingle bell run in franklin. this year we brought the boys along and i think we all had a great time.

ol' st nick was even there for a jog and we were able to snag a fun pic with him
hopeful that this is one of the last fam of 4 pics :)

cy ran in the santa chase that morning, here he is a the starting line, very serious

run, buddy, run

so proud of how awesome he did!!!

sweet bec always comes out and supports our family in this run, this year i decided i was going to hang with her in the race. ha, she tells me as we get started that she is planning to run the entire thing. i am NOT a runner. i NEVER run, soo i made it about 2/3rds of the way and then let her gone on ahead. i really did not finish too far behind her, but i was super proud of her!!! i will say, i am SOOO sore today.

so then this crew loads up and heads east to watch the green devils plan in the state championship. we were so pumped to be there with gav and kara to cheer on the team. we only made it until half time, but the green devils came out on top and are the 2011 state champs!!!

we had to rush home from the game to head to our sunday school classes christmas party. it was a tacky party and unfortunately i have no pics. i will tell you that nate won " tackiest" you can just imagine!!

then we ended the weekend with the always classic preschool christmas performance at church. colby is old enough now to be in the show and he was a super cute camel.

he sang, SOME!!!
he waved, LOTS! and then he looked bored the rest of the time. oh well, as jonthan c. said at least one out of the two is into to preforming!

this brother LOVES to be on stage. here he is doing his speaking part. we were all so proud!

he loves a good song that has several hand motions, he really gets into those...

either way, they had a huge cheering section~all the grandparents~fun family and friends~

and of course mom and dad!

next weekend we kick off family christmas, that is unless miss hadley decides to make an early entrance!!!!

Thanksgiving 2011 in pictures

this year we had both sides of my family celebrate thanksgiving together at my parents was great, very loud, but super fun!

here are my mom's people :)
here are dad's

uncle clay and granny (my dad's mom)

indian Cy and nanny (mom's mother)

tuck and our youngest cousin, ethan

my biggest brother, oh he makes me smile

my dad and my cousin, joe

grand dad and I, he is my dad's father

sweet kelly and cy, i do not think Colby was in the picture taking spirit and did not pose for any pics

lets just say you know you have had a LARGE time at thanksgiving when you have to be carried out!!!!! hehe

my brothers and i are so blessed to have ALL of our grandparents still living. what a blessing to spend each holiday with them!