Today is our 10th Anniversary!! I can't believe we have been married 10 years. The day we got married one of my biggest dreams came true, I married my best friend. He has been making my dreams come true everyday since then. I love you!!
Reese has had long hair for as long as I can remember. In years past when she wouldn't let me brush it, I would ask her if she wanted me to cut it and her answer was always, "You can't cut my hair!" So we never have, except for the occasional trim or shape up. About 6 months ago she said Mommy I want to cut my hair. I didn't know if she was serious so for over 2 months she had the same answer. I knew if we were to ever cut it, Mrs. Lisa in SC would be the only person I would trust, so we made our appointment for December 23. Jerry and I were both sad but excited but sad because our baby was growing up. After looking at different places to donate her hair, Reese decided to donate it to Locks of Love for girls who couldn't grow hair, her answer.
The Big Day!!
Last picture for her long hair!
Measuring out the length we wanted to cut.
There it goes!
Reese seeing her hair after its been cut.
She had 15 1/2 inches cut!!
Seeing herself for the first time with it fixed.
She was so happy!!
Poor Daddy tried talking her out of it but he couldn't deny her something she wanted done.
Nana came to see her
along with Nanny White.
Thank you Mrs. Lisa!!!
I have to say it was hard to see her cut it, I did shed some tears. But seeing Reese brush her hair and being so proud of herself for being able to do it, makes me smile.
My parents came and spent Thanksgiving with us. During this time I has having some major back issues, so I wasn't able to do too much, which included cooking and even shopping. We had Thanksgiving Lunch at Cracker Barrell, which was really good. Jerry and I have been going Black Friday shopping together since we started dating 14 years ago. This was the first year I couldn't go because I couldn't walk or stand still for long amounts of time. So my wonderful Daddy braved the crowds and went out with Jerry. He said when they got back on Friday that he has done his duty for the next 15years. Its amazing what a Papa will do for his granddaughters.
Saturday we got tickets for Dixie Stampede to go and see there Christmas show.
We know fall has arrived when its time for the Robert Tino Homecoming Festival in Sevierville. This is our 3rd year attending and it gets better every year. I love that all the kids get a Cowboy hat when they enter the area. There are several art stations you can create something, petting zoo, pony ride, and many other things to do.
Reese painting her pumpkin.
Showing off her race car she built.
We could not leave until she got to ride a pony.
I think she enjoyed her ride.
After picking Reese up from school on a Friday we headed to Corryton to the Oakes Farm.
Loved all the different slides they had for kids and adults.
Picture with the Treavor Bayne Maze, we only did part of it.
Last event of the day was our hayride. Beautiful day and wonderful farm to visit.
Taking Nahla for show and tell at school.
My parents and Nanny came up for a visit and of course we had to make a trip to Cades Cove to take in all the gorgeous colors.
Nanny Cockrell and Reese. My Nanny is such a trooper she had been sick for several weeks and just wasn't getting any better. The day before they came to visit she went to the doctor and was sent for a chest xray. When she got home on Monday the doctor called and said she had pneumonia. Thankfully after getting the right medicine she is back to her old self.
Every since the leaves began to fall, Reese has wanted to play in the leaves. Since we don't have trees around our house that was a hard request,but thankfully not this day.
What a month! Trying to get into a schedule with school. Jerry, Reese and I are night owls and late risers. So for all of us to get to bed early at night has been an adventure. Thankfully once we got into the habit, Reese is ready for bed by 8:30. I don't think getting ready in the mornings for school will ever be easy but we haven't been late so far.
The first week or so of school I had to take a picture of Reese before she headed out the door. My original plan was to take a picture everyday for the entire school year. Like I said my plan. But one morning we are running behind and I forgot and that turned into a week and now its not even a thought in the morning.
Every morning before we leave Reese has to pick out a stuffed animal or doll that has to go with us to school that morning. Don't worry they get left in the car for "naptime."
We are a family of 3, that includes my husband Jerry, myself, and my daughter Reese. Our days are filled with laughter, tears, and smiles. Everyday is an adventure because we never know what God has prepared for us to accomplish.