Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tobias being a Ham

Tobias is such a ham for the camera. We had supper the other night at Trey's parents house and his mom was taking pictures of Tobias. Of course, he instantly brings out his cheesy smile. And these are maybe a quarter of the pictures that were taken. So adorable!

Plus a family game night :) Can you tell we're all uber serious about it? Competitive, people, we are competitive.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Complete Ramblings

Whoever invented Pinterest is a genius. Seriously. That thing is extremely addictive. And it makes you feel like you're hugely talented and highly sophisticated by "pinning" all of these amazing pictures onto your boards. Let me tell you folks, I always feel like I'm brilliant when other people pin things from my boards. I'm such a genius, I know. No, stop applauding for my amazing pins. Really, you're making me blush.

One of my all time favorite shows is The Dick Van Dyke Show. It is soooo good. Dick Van Dyke has always been one of my favorite actors and he definitely doesn't disappoint in this show. If you love some slap-stick comedy and good ol' fashion black & white shows, you'll love this. Here are two of my favorite scenes: The Drunken Uncle and Rob Drunk at the Office. For some reason they're both with Rob pretending to be idea why. But Dick Van Dyke does such a good job of switching back and forth between the two personas, it's absolutely hilarious.

Tobias and I have dance sessions at our house. Our latest dance song selection: Alvin and the Chipmunks-Funkytown. It is so much fun to watch Tobias dance. Here is a video of him dancing to a song from the movie Hercules It is quite adorable :-)

Did anyone else's credit card get scammed from the Target security breach? I did...sadface. I was impressed with Target's response to it. They sent out a letter to everyone who did and offered them free credit card monitoring for a year. Oh, Target. No matter what happens I will always shop there. It is just way too pretty to not.

Trey and I talk a lot. Which means we can over-do the "how was your day honey?". So, to keep conversation interesting, we have been going through Gary Chapman's "Love Talks for Couples" (he's the author of "The Five Love Languages"). It's been fun to answer questions that we didn't know about each other. We went to a marriage conference led by Gary Chapman a couple of years ago and it was awesome. He's quite funny and has a great perspective on how to keep your marriage strong through your relationship with God. If you ever have an opportunity to attend one of his conferences, definitely go.

Anybody seen the movie "What's Up Doc" with Barbara Streisand and Ryan O'Neal? Soooooo goooooood. Serious bidness peeps. Here is one of the best scenes from the whole movie. I love to watch it with my Grandpa because it's his favorite movie and he's watched it so many times he starts laughing before things happen :-) Heehee, so great!

I saw this clip the other day of a boy named Elias on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He's a 7-year-old piano prodigy. Make sure to watch the clip to the end. He does play and it is A-Ma-Zing! Wow. And I love how he constantly hugs Ellen. So cute. It will make you smile :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Halloween in January

Oh. M. Gizzles. People. I am the worst blogger ever. Seriously.

I have so many posts and pictures to catch up's a little embarrassing. Ok. A lot embarrassing.

So we'll start with Halloween. Tobias was a Jack-O-Lantern this year. And he was definitely the cutest Jack-O-Lantern out there, let me tell you! We first went to McClanahan Studio where they had a Photo BOOOOth set up for our town's Main Street Trick-or-Treating.

He is such a ham for the camera. Dan (the photographer) was also being quite the goofball to try and get Tobias to smile. Tobias loves his Uncle Dan. They have an unspoken understanding about taking pictures.

P.S. If you want to check out the other adorable munchkins that got photographed as well as Dan and Alex in their amazing costumes, go to McClanahan Studio's Facebook page. They have a photo album called "PhotoBOOOOth 2013" that will have you saying "ahhhh" like nobody's business.

Then we went to my parents house to help hand out candy. Trey was sadly gone on a business trip, so he missed Halloween. Tobias LOVED handing out candy. He tried to give every kid 2-3 pieces. My parents definitely didn't have enough candy for that. But it was endearing and I'm glad he wanted to share.

The next night, we went to Trey's parents to also help hand out candy (our parents live in different towns but only about 25 miles apart, so still super close). Thankfully, since our rents live in different towns, their trick-or-treating is on different nights. Trey's parents gave Tobias an owl that sings and dances. The song was definitely slightly creepy but Tobias didn't seem to mind. He pressed that button for the owl to sing and dance probably 30 times (and that is not an exaggeration). It had all of us laughing so hard. And as his Nana would say he was "gettin' down and gettin' funky!"

The above picture is Tobias and his Uncle Travis (Trey's brother). Tobias and Travis have the same color of eyes. It is awesome. I love watching these two together. Tobias always seems to be dancing whenever Travis is around. So cute adorable!

So there's October. Hopefully, sometime soon, I'll go through the mammoth amount of photos that need to be edited (sorry most of the photos in this post are unedited) and get them posted! And I seriously can't wait to share what we did in November. Love it! And it will definitely become a yearly tradition for our'll just have to wait and see what it is ;-) Haha, the anticipation!