Sunday, November 30, 2008

A New Family Tradition!!

This year we started a new Family Tradition, "The Elf on the Shelf". This is a Elf that I bought and came with a book to explain what to do. Basically this elf is sent from Santa. He sits on the self and watches you and when you go to bed he flys back to the North Pole and reports to Santa all he sees and know. Then when you wake up the next morning he'll be a different place. So it's kind of a game. The kids all gathered around me last night and we read the story about the Elf on the Shelf. This morning I got phone calls from all the kids wanting to know where the elf moved to. I think this is a great new tradition!! (My camera died before I could get a picture of the Elf) We also had to name the elf before he could start his assignment. We named him "Cookie"

Early Christmas at the Campell House.

Christmas came early at the Campell House. Tyler and Taylor's Mam-maw and Papa bought them each a bedroom suit. We thought we would surprise them with it so Mam-maw took the boys to the Movies to see "Bolt". While they were gone my mom, dad, grandma Marks, Blake and I cleaned out their rooms and moved EVERYTHING out!! The boys then spent the night at my mom's and let's just say they weren't happy about that! The next day the furniture store delivered our new rooms and as they were setting them up I called for the boys to come home. They were so excited when they pulled up at the house and saw the delivery truck. At that time they knew it was furniture but I don't think that they knew what it was or that it was for them. They were so excited about their new rooms. Now we are learning how upset mom can get when we don't keep our clean!!!

Mam-maw and Papa were also good to me and Blake. Check out my new coffee table, end table and sofa table. I think it goes so well with our house. I then put Amy and Tony's old entertainment center in my living room. For the first time since I moved in this house (Feb 2005) I have that cozy, homey feeling. You know the feeling of Home!!

Now if I can get a rug in the boys bedrooms and paint the living room, my house will be complete!!

Taylor's Room:

Tyler's Room:

My Living room:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Family Photo Time

Sunday my friend Jamie took our family pictures. This was the first time we have had pictures made since Taylor was a baby. It was also the first time we had pictures make with my parents since I was 12. Needless to say we were overdue. My boss and friend, Kale and Connie Magness allowed us to use their home to take our photos. I am really thankful for good friends and for my family this Holiday Season. Now I have to decide what to print!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Newest Job!!!

Ok so I have about 3 jobs or so. I work for a Financial Advisor by day, a Caterer by night and weekend and a mom/wife/housekeeper/cook/.... all the time!! And my newest thing is making Diaper Cakes and Diaper Wreaths with my mom. I just finished my first paid order and they turned out so good. (Or at least I thank so) I am hoping to turn this into a business. I have started with the diapers but I am now working on Candy Cakes. So I need a name for our business. I am not good at picking things like that. We thought about "Baby Cakes", "Candi Cakes" or even Candi Lane. So if you have any ideas, let me know. Also enjoy the pictures and tell your friends...