Thursday, January 28, 2010

I can dress myself...:)

Little Miss Alyssa is now into dressing herself. She has been doing this for a while and usually throws together something somewhat appropriate, but this particular day was another story.

Here is how the conversation went.

Alyssa: "Mom I want to go jump on the trampoline."
Me: "Ok Alyssa, go in and get your jacket and your shoes on." (She already had her jammies on)
Alyssa: "Ok."
Alyssa: "I'm all ready!" "I got myself all dressed up!"

Well "dressed up" is not what I was thinking!

Please keep in mind, there are a few things missing from these pictures. She had on gold glitter shoes and red socks....:)

That's my girl!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

What a mess...

Yep that is Bella Grace. She is a funny kid. Just so full of personality and life. she is always smiling and always making LOTS of noise!! This is how I found her this week!

The funny thing is that she does not want to sit in the cart when I am shopping, but this seems to be her favorite place at home. imagine that!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A couple little stinkers:)

These girls are everything to Matt and I! I'll let you see just why:)

Bella is just a little stinker! Into EVERYTHING.

Alyssa called this her ballet move. I don't remember karate moves in ballet. hmm...

I just love that little face!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Branson... pictures! I didn't want a bunch of pictures of myself and its hard to take a good picture of Matt and I with no one to take the picture but one of us!! SO...that's why I don't have a good picture!

BUT, we had a blast! It was the greatest weekend ever! We felt like we were the only ones in Branson. It was dead! Our favorite time of the year to go! Most things are closed till February or March so we pretty much had the place to ourselves! We ate some great food. ok, lots of great food! :) We started the day on Saturday with a little Krispy Kreme donut stop! So yummy. We then made our way to the mall where we shopped till we dropped...dropped our keys and could not find them. Yep! We did that! Matt had the keys and somehow when it was time to leave we could not find them anywhere. We emptied out all our bags and looked several different times. Retraced where we had been and found nothing. So we made the dreaded call to the locksmith. 150.00 later we had a new key! As we were waiting on the locksmith to make the ignition key we were sitting in the back of the tahoe going through the bags again looking at all our purchases and in my lap lay the keys! I'm still convinced God just placed them in my lap because we had already searched the bags 4 times between the 2 of us!! So, we got our keys, paid Mr. nice man who wasted his time and our money, and headed to cantina laredo! Oh it never seems to disappoint!! It was sooo yummy. We grabbed some maggie moos ice cream and headed to our room! We watched a couple football games and walked down to the sweet shoppe at the Chateau and I got some carrot cake and a latte. Matt ordered room service and we munched the night away! Ended the night at the hot tub and looking at house plans (our favorite).

We got up Sunday morning and ate breakfast at Bob Evan's. I must say that was a mighty tasty breakfast! It was weird not being in church on Sunday morning, but it was a refreshing time for Matt and I!

Thanks babe! You are the greatest and this was the best birthday ever!! I. LOVE. YOU!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Birthday Surprise...

Matt surprised me with a trip to Branson this weekend. We are leaving when he gets off work and staying at the Chateau. We will be home Sunday. I can't wait for a weekend away with just my man! We are going to do lots of relaxing, eating, and shopping...can't wait! I will post pictures when we get home!!

Thanks, babe for surprising me with a trip! I love you so much and am so blessed to get to spend my birthday with you!!

Monday, January 11, 2010


So is it just me or is it completely crazy it is already 2010? I was born in 83 and now it is 2010. I have been married to my dream man for almost 7 years and have 2 sweet and beautiful little girls. Where has time gone? I know life is just going to continue fly right by me, so I am just going to enjoy every second of it!

I am not really one to think about new years resolutions, but there are a few things I am looking forward to this year and a few things I want to do better! SO, here they are!!

*I want to deepen my walk with Christ this year. I know that sounds so cliche, but I want to seek him in the smallest things. I want to sit down daily to just listen for Him and talk to Him and learn from Him and His word. I just want to be so immersed in the Lord that He comes out in all that I do and say!

*I want to be a better mom and wife. I am so blessed to have these 3 wonderful people in my lie and I want to show them more of my love!

*I want to serve others more. Send out more thank you notes and thinking of you notes!

*I want to become more organized this year. It is so hard with little ones, but we are getting there and I am loving it! I have become obsessed with storage bins and EVERYTHING having its perfect place!!:)

*I am looking forward to traveling this year. Mexico in June with Matt and Alyssa! We will miss Bella Boo, but we are looking forward to taking Alyssa on a fun trip just the 3 of us!

*My best friend is having a precious baby in September and we are so thrilled!

*I want to read more. I want to increase my knowledge. I don't ever want to stop learning!

So here it is...kind of boring, but that's what is on my list!!

Monday, January 4, 2010


Oh it has been a wonderful few weeks of relaxation for the Ward family! We have never had this much down time, and it has been such a blessing. We have had some great times with the girls over the last few weeks and we have made memories that will last forever!!

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks!

Sweet Bella Grace turned 1!!!
She pretty much devoured her cake!!

Alyssa on Christmas Day! She had a blast this year and really loved learning about the true meaning of Christmas!

I love this little girl!!

Daddy and his punkin!!