Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 highlights: mccord style

some of my favorite moments of 2011

stella's birth day!
our week long snow storm
macie and kendra came to visit - twice!
i was able to start running again
justin turned 30 with an 80's party!
i enjoyed a fabulous 12 week maternity leave and it ended with a sweet playdate with brady and becky and charlotte
becky and i went to the nkotbsb concert!
pierce was potty trained.
pierce's first movie - cars 2
ahhh...the beach!
lots of soccer games
stella was dedicated at church
pierce turned 3
i turned 30
our baylor bears had an amazing season!
jeff is running for office!!!
these two have such a special relationship
what a great year full of many blessings.
here is to another year - full of sweet blessings!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

wild about harry's.

this week - the week between christmas and new year's - just might be my favorite week of the the entire year. i love how there is no schedule, no real place to be, and the precious time with my little family. the busyness of christmas is behind us and the anticipation of a new year is in front of us.

one of our favorite places to eat is wild about harry's. it is a fun little hot dog place on knox in dallas. we don't go often enough, but we had a fun family lunch date there yesterday.

first tooth.

guess who woke up on christmas day with their first tooth?!?!
our little princess.

christmas day...

i love christmas day.
even all the craziness of it all.

i was up before my kids this year.
i couldn't wait for pierce to wake up and see his train table.
and he was a little unsure about it at first (even though he has been talking about it since last january) and soon he couldn't get enough. and little miss stella just went with the flow - playing with her toys (a push toy and a real cabbage patch kid) and the train table.
we headed over to ma and bob's house for christmas there too.
pierce and stella of course hit the jackpot there.
(but so did justin and i :) )
and our last stop of the day was ... keller.
here we got to celebrate with justin's family.
kevin, of course, out did himself with an amazing italian feast.
and the kids were once again spoiled rotten.
a pair of pink TOMS for stella!
and a worn-out, but extremely blessed, mccord family.

the 23rd.

on the 23rd we headed to arlington to celebrate christmas with my dad's side of the family. it was lots of fun to get together with everyone.
mema and her only great granddaughter