December 8, 2016


We talked to the real Santa Claus this week!  Fitch Lumber hosted their annual 'kids night' and the boys were pumped that we could finally make it.  First we made an ornament and ate pizza while Theo warmed up to the idea of Santa.  Finally, he looked at me and said 'It's ok mom, Santa is nice.  I give him a high five.  I not gone cry.'  We all walked right up there, told him something on our wish list (Pokemon binder and a Snoopy Icee Maker - score) and even got a picture.  Success for mom!

I'm just gonna sit right here and eat my pizza ya'll.

'It is the real Santa mom.  Look at his belt!' - Nash 

December 5, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree!

The Farris Festivus Celebration.  The annual pissin of the Christmas tree.

December 4, 2016

Sweet Greta

Our sweetest girl, Greta went to heaven yesterday.  We will miss her some kind of bad.  She had a seizure, and has never had one before. Charlie took her to the emergency vet and she came home the next morning but was completely out of it.  There was no tail wagging or acknowledgement of me, she was walking in circles, wouldn't eat, it was pitiful. After a few worried texts from me, Charlie came home and just took her in to the NC State vet clinic. They were great.  We decided to have an MRI done and found out it was inoperable brain tumor and she already had lots of bleeding.  It all happened within 24 hours and I am so thankful for that. We were just walking around the pond 2 days ago.  If I had of known what was to come we would have walked a little longer and had pot roast and chocolate chip cookies for dinner and I would have rubbed her wiggly booty while she licked my hand raw.  But all dogs go to heaven, that I am sure of.  No one loves and forgives as hard as they do. Thanks for a wonderful 9 years sweet G-Funky-Monkey, we love and miss you.

November 29, 2016


You are looking at the face of the 1st grade class spelling bee champion! He had a list, we did a little bit of practicing and boom he did it.  He did not get this from his mother.  Next up is the grade level, then the school, then the county, the Washington DC and it is on ESPN!  He has very high hopes.  

November 27, 2016

Football Sunday

Tis the season.  Some are getting their trees and decorating for Christmas, for others football still dominates on Sunday.  The neighborhood boys (dads) were going hard.

November 25, 2016

Gobble Gobble

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  For his mercy endures forever. -Psalm 107:1

Happy Thanksgiving to all my crazy turkeys!  We were grateful to be able to make our rounds and see lots of family on Thanksgiving day.
1st stop, Grandmama and Grand-daddy's house for a serious grubbing lunch and some fresh air.  Obviously, these dudes did not eat as much as I did. 

Next up, a visit with Papa!

And finally we popped in on Chally & Billy-daddy - who happens to have the coolest chair ever.  On our way out Billy-daddy reminded us to count all our kids, he didn't want us to 'accidentally' leave any behind.  Ha!

November 23, 2016

Tar heeling

We got some spoiled Tarheels around here, living all of 5 minutes away from UNC we get to see our fair share of sporting events.  Saturday we got to partake in a Tarheel football victory and today a Tarheel volleyball domination.  ACC champs!

One of our favorite families came up for a visit before the game.  I mean really, the cutest Tarheels you ever did see.

A few of my favorite things - my boys, ice-cream, and Tarheel football.

'Go Taw Heels Bollyball!' - Theo

Had to get their picture taken on the real volleyball court!

I don't actually know what is going on here.

November 21, 2016

Taste Test!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Our neighbors invited us over for an ice cream taste test, every pregnant woman's dream, so we practically sprinted over.  They are from Texas and big fans of Cookies and Cream Blue Bell Ice Cream, we are self proclaimed ice cream connoisseurs and wanted to introduce them to the Harris Teeter All-Natural Bits of Cookie.   After a few tough rounds, Blue Bell won out with their cookies and cream.  We are super scientific and experimental around here. :)