Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm a little behind with our Christmas post, but we just finished up our last Christmas last night. We celebrated Christmas eve at home & then spent Christmas Day with my dad's family.  The day after, we had our huge Clark Christmas at our house with Jason's family (which you will see in the pics why we call it the "huge" Clark Christmas!) Last night we celebrated with my mom's side of the family.  Here are a few of the pics I took to share our Christmas with you all...

Christmas Eve

Here is all 20 of Maci's hair bows that Santa brought her. Aren't they too cute?!

Wiley got to come inside on Christmas eve to open his presents. He got an angry birds frisby (which is already torn up by the way) & a football toy!

Maci & her sock monkey toy that Santa brought her.

Mommy & Maci Opening our presents from daddy!

Maci loves her new hair brush her daddy got her!

My big gift from Jason. Look at that gorgeous wrapping! 


Don't be fooled....

This was the back! haha! He gets an honorable mention in wrapping...

All my prezzies from my sweet hubby!

Christmas Day

Jason & Maci after Christmas morning church

Christmas night, we even had a special visitor-Scottie Page. He came all the way to Las Vegas with us when we got married. We had a great time catching up with him.

The Clark Christmas (Dec 26th)

Here's just a snapshot of all of the gifts we had at our Clark Christmas-and there were no kids! It was out of control! lol 
More Prezzies

I even made Maci her own doggie biscuit shaped like a bone.

She loved it!

Family Christmas Pic

Here is Maci & Wiley's cousin Maggie in her new sweater dress.

The White Christmas-Dec 30th

Garet with his dirty santa gift-that I wound up getting. So cute!

Peyton & Maci

The White fam came to visit us. We were patiently awaiting dirty santa.

Austen got glasses. He was very excited about those.

My sis & her fam.

Getting ready to play our favorite game, left, right center.

Shelling out the dough!

Dad won the first round. Here he is with all his cash! He looks a little excited huh?

Maci was Jason's good luck charm. Needless to say, niether one of us won.

Passing money back & forth

Roll off! The game intensifies...

 Round Two winner is.....


All in all, we had a fabulous 2nd Christmas together.  Most importantly, we had another year with family & had two wonderful new additions, Maci & Wiley.  We feel so blessed to have had a wonderful 2011 and can't wait to see what all God has in store for us in 2012.  I have a feeling this will be our best year yet!

I'll be posting soon about my new years resolution.  What are some of your New Years resolutions?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Puppy Love.

Now that we survived Thanksgiving, we are getting all geared up for Christmas! No, I'm not all done with Christmas shopping just yet, but I'm probably 75% of the way there and have all of my gifts wrapped so far that I have bought.  

 A few weekends ago I went with mom to the Mistletoe Fair in Texarkana.  After wandering around for about 30 minutes without buying a thing, I stumbled upon a pet adoption booth. The very first dog I saw was her....

Her name is Maggie & she is 5.  Isn't she absolutely the most precious thing ever? I instantly fell in love! I have been wanting a dog, but didn't want to go through the puppy phase. I was so not looking forward to training a puppy!  She was already fixed & house broken, so she was perfect! I loved her personality.  After talking with the adoption lady, she agreed to let me have Maggie! So last Wednesday, right before Thanksgiving, my sis-in-law & I went back to Texarkana to pick her up. We of course had to go shopping for her lots of welcome home goodies at Petsmart & TjMaxx! She got a cute new doggie bed, a pink Rhinestone Juicy Couture collar, a snowman chew toy, & a rhinestone doggie name tag (along with several other cute doggie necessities-bows, of course!)

Here she is on the car ride home. Perfect! She was an angel the whole way home.  I had to stick a bow in her hair first thing!

Once we picked her up, we went over to my in-laws to show them the new dog & let her meet her new daddy!  Jason's brother & his wife also have a dog named maggie and she was there too. She really didn't like having to share the attention with the new girl, but I think they are starting to like each other better now. We realized quickly that we were going to have a problem-when we said maggie, they'd both run up to us. So we decided to try out a new name, Maci (which is close to maggie), and after the first night it stuck! She loved it and always comes to us when we call her.  So we decided we would call her that instead to avoid confusion with the other Maggie.
Afterall, I'm not sure there's enough room in our family to two divas named Maggie Clark!

Here she is laid out on Thanksgiving day while I cooked. I sent Jason to Walmart that morning to get some more grapes for my grape salad and he just had to pick her up a surprise! When they got home, she came running in the house with this leopard & hot pink fur vest on! How adorable is that? Her daddy has such good taste! I guess I'm rubbing off on him since he's picking out leopard print.

Can you say spoiled?

I think she is loving her new home!

Look at my pretty girl!

And not to forget our sweet little Wiley! Here he is playing in our leaf pile we raked up like weekend.  He thought the pine cone was a toy and got it stuck in his mouth! haha

He's not sure what to think about her just yet, but he is definitely after her all the time if you know what I mean. And she does NOT like it!


 I ordered our cards this afternoon and I can't wait to get them in.  A good friend of mine, Tanda, took our pictures for us last Sunday in Texarkana.  She had tons of great places downtown to shoot & we were so happy with how they all turned out.  I feel so blessed to have this beautiful family that I've always dreamed about & to have such a sweet lady to help capture these cherished moments for us. Here is a quick peek of our shoot....

This picture is hilarious!

Me & my little girl. I really don't know how I lived without her.

We were going to get a cute pic of him throwing her up in the air, but she wound up going a little higher than we expected! haha! We all cracked up looking at these pics.

My love!!!!

Here's a preview of our card. I decided to go with a modern look this year. There were so many choices! It took me hours to pick out just one. I cannot wait to get them in the mail to see what they look like in person.

Even though it's rainy & cold, I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!! We are staying in today cuddled up on the couch!.