Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa Came!!!

Santa Came to our house last night!!! I actually had to wake the kids up at 8:30 to see wht Santa brought!!! My kids were probably the only ones around still asleep. (They take after their momma - they like their sleep!!!). Santa brought Caylee and Baby Alive, Hannah Montana, a few other goodies. He brought Will The BatCave, some Hotwheels tracks, & a tool bench. I guess Santa thought they had been pretty good this year. Merry Christmas to all!!! I heop Santa was good to each and everyone of you!!

Zoo lights

On Monday night Mom, Dad, Jamie and I took the kids to Zoo lights. It was GREAT (and COLD!!!). This is our 2nd year going. We take a carriage ride, get hotchocolate, and look at all the lights. We even saw Santa's reindeer. We ALL had a wonderful time.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Christmas is my favorite time of the the year. I love gathering together with family and friends. Children make Christmas even more fun!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Standards

For those of you that teach in the Tipton County school system, you know who these guys are. For the rest of you, they are an AWESOME singing group. They are coming to the Ruffin on December 23 for a Christmas concert. I bought their Christmas CD when they performed at BMS earlier this year. It is one of the BEST Christmas CD's I have ever heard. It also tells a story of a homeless boy that they meet along the way. It is the story of them teaching him the TRUE meaning of Christmas. The concert will include the story. Visit for more information. I am sure you will not be disappointed!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dancing Queen

Caylee and her dance group with Cathy Sim's danced at the Heartwarming Fundraider for Confidental Women at the Ruffin Saturday night. The group did a great job!!! These girls have been dancing together for several years and really enjoy it. It is so much fun watching these young girls doing something they really love. Way to go girls!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008


This weekend I went to Nashville to Christmas shop with my mom, Aunt Cindy, Dan, Robert & Beau. We had a great time and did ALOT of shopping!!!! Jamie brought the kids to meet us Saturday night. We went to ICE! and to the Opryland hotel to see the lights. ICE! was WONDEFUL!!! (Even though it is only 9 degrees inside the place). Of course, I left my camera in the hotel room. Caylee enjoyed sliding down the slides made of ice. I had to push Will down the slide (he was not too happy with me after that!!).

We had a wonderful time. However, I am glad to be back in Brighton and at work (getting more rest than I got this weekend).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town! Junior Auxilary will host its first "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 13th, from 8:30am-10:30am at the Covington Integrated Arts Academy. Come for pancakes, bacon, and pictures with Santa too! Tickets are $5/person and may be purchased from any Covington-Tipton Co. Junior Auxilary member or at the freckled frog. Ticket price includes one 4 x 6 photo with Santa, breakfast, and tons of fun! Don't get dressed up for this...feel free to come in your PJs. All of the JA members will be!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Best Season Ever

Brighton High Cardinals finished their "Best Season Ever" Friday night against Melrose. This BHS football team finished the year 9-2. What a year this team has had!!!! Congrats players and coaches. Seniors - you will be greatly missed!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ava Cate Ballard

I am an AUNT!!!! Ava Cate Ballard was born last night at 6:00 pm. She weighed 7 lbs and 13 oz. She was 19 1/2 inches long. Camille and Ava are doing GREAT!!! Of course we think she is one of the most adorable babies in the world. Caylee & Will were ecstatic to meet their cousin. Ava Cate, your Aunt Heather and Uncle Jamie are so proud of you already. I am sure your cousins will be teaching the ropes very soon!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had a great time trick -r - treating Friday night. My parents came over and set-up a graveyard in the yard. We had TONS of visitors. I do not know who had more fun, the kids or dad. Dad dressed as a scary old man. He loved scaring all the kids that came up.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Parent / Teacher Conferences

We had Caylee's conference yesterday. She is doing GREAT in school. She had straight A's on her report card, so of course we were thrilled!!!! She has the BEST teacher in the WORLD (Mrs. Monday). She was a wonderful mentor to myself as I started teaching. I am so thankful that Caylee has the opportunity to have this WONDERFUL teacher and school expreience.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Taking the Plunge

Well, after enjoying reading many people's blogs, I have decided to start our own. So, here is our family blog. Enjoy!

Jamie, Heather, Caylee, and Will