Friday, December 31

through the eyes of the iPhone

that is how most of my Christmas was documented. Although i have lots more pictures of my lil buggy forthcoming, here is a look at the Cox Christmas. It was a FABULOUSO one. But blogger hates me, so none of these are in order:

Christmas Day grilling and in the snow! What a trooper:

Santa really was good to us this year:

Do my friends know me or what?!:

a lil Christmas morning snowfall. That's all:

We decided to start a new tradition along with the ones that we already started. We always enjoy some mimosas, open a present and watch a Christmas movie, but this year, we added a little game action to the mix. Matt always has beginner's luck:

Right after Christmas, we planned a last minute ski trip to Gatlinburg, TN. It was AWESOME. Not the best ski runs i have ever seen, but a beautiful getaway in the mountains no less:

driving thru the mountains:

i was in Narnia for Christmas:

But for real:

our view from our mountain getaway:

nothing like the holiday stress of cooking a full Christmas meal. While i cooked for two days solid, this is the only thing i documented b/c the marshmellows looked perfect. Tasted it too. I made popovers, eggs, bacon and coffee for breakfast. Turkey, Sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, dressing, apple-cranberry pie, Mayberry Salad and tea for lunch. Then i quit cooking for the rest of the year. Below: the perfect marshmellows of sweet potato casserole:

We are still decorating and buying furniture for our upstairs game room/bonus room. Right now we have every single toy that Davis owns along with a desk and a laptop. So cozy. But Buggy loves The Polar Express and so there is nothing like a little snuggle time while checking out this Christmas locomotive:

This is crochet man. This is his FAVORITE thing i would venture to say in the world. Nothing like a little lovie to soothe you to sleep on a road trip:

"I JUST WANT TO PLAY IN THE SNOOOOOOOW"

Gatlinburg, TN: The Town that crowned Dolly:

Santa really loves me. My favorite Christmas gift:

Very cool necklaces that Matt found me for Christmas. They are on scrabble tiles!

Ahhhhhhh, Mayberry Salad. a Lewis/Cox tradition. I cant give you the recipe but i do not lie when i say that it will change your life:

I grew reeeeeeeally tall over Christmas:

This is the Apple-Cranberry Pie i was telling you about. Best. Pie. Ever. Make it and tell me how much you love it. I did use some of the suggestions below the recipe:

This might be my favorite picture ever:

What Christmas is complete without cookies for Santa?

My snoozin' sweetie:

Grill it up baby!

SNOW!

Santa came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Super excited and SUPER skeptical that this would actually happen, but it did!

One more of the sleepiness:

Ahhhhh Christmas Eve:

Helicopter rides? Only $10? sketchy...

Hope you had a GREAT Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 9

Embrace the Camera- December 9, 2010

I love Thursdays.


This deal-eo rocks. You should do it too.

This is Grandperson edition:

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Davis LOVES his Papa, or Grandpa or Pops or whatever he is going to call him.
We get this mixed up b/c all of the "Granddads" in the Cox family become Papa when they enter Grandparenthood.
But Matt wants to be called Papa instead of Dada or Dad or Daddy.
(it is SO cute when you hear Davis go "Papa?" (always a question...) and then Matt says "Yea, Buddy?" Melt my heart into a big pile of goop. He just started this...)
ANYWAY, regardless, Davis LOVES his Grandperson so much.
When we were in Georgia for Thanksgiving he would just walk over to him, want to be held by him, laugh with him, play with him, pet the dog with him, etc. My child,
quite the ham,
would whine and fake cry
if Grandperson held other precious Grandbaby, Lilly.
Oh the drama of holding another child!
But it is so sweet and touched my heart so much to see how well Davis has taken to him and how much he loves him.

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So, NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!

here are the official rules:
1. take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/pet/whatever.
2. blog about that picture and include a link to this blog, or grab their button.
3. link your blog post up on mr. linky at the bottom of THIS POST.
4. visit the other embracers...
give each other lots of compliments about how good everyone is lookin'
5. have fun!

Monday, December 6

Friday, December 3

Thursday, December 2

embrace the camera- December 2, 2010

So today i break my blogging hiatus with an 'Embrace the Camera'.
cue the applause.
Off center:

"Jenna, where have you been? We have missed you so and have WAITED by the computer to see what one thing you post next!"

"I know, i know. DUH. I appreciate ALL of my fans but sometimes you just don't have Internet in your new house! Have no fear, little people. I am here. And i have Internet."

Lot's has been happening in this house these days. Traveling. Moving. Decorating. Working. Christmas-izing. Thanksgiving-ing. Running in to walls and tables and anything else. Pulling down ornaments and throwing them. Napping. being sickly. etc etc. you know how it goes. But life is good. And super snuggly these days.

shuper-duper chilly on Christmas Tree buying day. It is only right.

And this lil munchkin is so cute i could gnaw on him.

the purpose of embrace the camera is to pull yourself out from behind the camera and into some pictures with your kids/spouses/family members, etc.
one day, we won't be here, and all people will have are the memories we made (which are great)...but i also want to leave lots and lots of pictures for them as well.
and now....it's your turn. Visit this SUPA- DUPA cute blog to get more info and sign up!

here are the official rules:
1. take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/pet/whatever.
2. blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3. link your blog post up on mr. linky here.
4. visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants on. cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5. have fun!

Monday, November 1

Just call us the Jefferson's

finally got a piece. of the pie that is.
All we have been doing is moving over the last couple of weeks and FINALLY we are in.
All i can say is: I. Am. Done.
OVER IT.
But LOVING my new haven.
So just so you know that i am not dead, here are some pictures: