Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bringing in the New Year

I am not one to make New Year Resolutions mainly because I can't keep them. So this year I am going to compile a list of things that I hope to accomplish throughout the year. I am sure that my list will grow but I wanted to share some things with you.

  • Blog more!!
  • Finish my wedding scrapbook (Hopefully before my 2nd wedding anniversy
  • Learn to digital scrapbook
  • Learn to sew (My MIL gave me her old sewing maching...I will have a post on it soon!
  • Coupon more
  • Cook lots of new dishes and share them with you
  • Complete my year devotional book with my husband
  • Stay more organized

That is the start to my list. I will keep you updated when I am able to cross things off and when I add new things. What is on your list for things to accomplish in the new year?

Santa is a good man!

We had a great Christmas and even though we are married I would have to say that we are still spoiled!! I wanted to let you know I am going to be blogging more because I got a new..

and I am so excited!!! I have been wanting one for while but Santa told me I had to wait! I knew I was getting it because we ordered it on Black Friday, so I was really excited when I found a package on the front step! My husband said we were going to open it and made sure that it worked and then I was going to have to wrap it and put it under the tree. No fun I know but it was worth the wait! (For the record..I made him do the same thing! He went and bought a gun that he wanted and he had to wait until Christmas day to get it!)

I have been wanting a laptop since my birthday in August because my Aunt bought me this as a gift

and I have been waiting to use it!!! I have already uploaded it and playing around with it. At first I had Photoshop but I heard that it was a very overwhelming program to learn and since I don't have a ton of time to sit down and learn a program, this sounded perfect to me. It is easy to navigate and I can create pages from scratch or just drag and drop pictures into premade pages and have a completed book. So not only will you see more blogs from me you will also see some new projects that I am excited to get started on.

The year isn't over yet

...and since it isn't I can still tell you about our Christmas!!

***This is a long post and contains no pictures just memories that will last forever!***

We celebrated for about 4 days straight!! Actually for about a week because we started with Christmas with my mom's side of the family the weekend before Christmas. I don't have a lot of pictures because I either forgot my camera, forgot the memory card or forgot to take pictures but those will be in a separate post!!

Christmas Eve's Eve we went to Kory's dad's house so we could have Christmas with his step siblings. We have never done this before and I am excited about another tradition that we have started. One of his step sisters has two little boys and we enjoyed hanging out and watching the boys play. Since they live out of state we don't get to see them often so we love when we get to hang out with them.

Christmas Eve started off very relaxing. Kory, his uncles and cousins started another new tradition... Golfing on Christmas Eve. So while he was out with the boys, I cleaned the house. It needed it bad!! I felt like we haven't slowed down since Thanksgiving. Then that afternoon we headed over to Kory's aunt's house for Christmas with his moms side of the family. It was fun but rushed since we were attending the Christmas Eve service. I actually did a mini children's sermon so I kind of had to be there!! After the service was over we went back to his aunt's and enjoyed playing games with the family.

Christmas Day we woke up and Christmas morning at our house. We had a great 2nd Christmas together!! This year Kory's mom, stepdad and brother came over for breakfast and to open presents. ( We started to alternate parents that come over for breakfast Christmas morning so they will all be happy when we have children!) After they left we headed to my parents to have Christmas with my family. The day didn't stop there...we then went to my aunt's for Christmas with my dad's side of the family.

Day after Christmas we went to Louisiana to visit my grandparents. That wrapped up our Christmas and we enjoyed ever minute of it with our family but we are good that it over!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Cureton Family!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Picture time!!!

A few weeks ago my brother girlfriend took our pictures so I could have some to choose from for our Christmas cards. Here is just a glimpse of some of them....

Check out Less Ordinary Designs for some really cute Christmas cards!!! This is where I ordered mine from and they are so cute!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Giveaway time!!!

So there are lots of giveaways going on since it is so close to Christmas!! Take a look at the giveaways and check out some really fun things!! I have pretty much made a new Christmas list for Santa from all the lovely things I have discovered through these giveaways!!

Fabulous K has 12 giveaways going right now!!! And if you are a follower of her blog you can sign up for all of them!! Go take a look now!

Check out The Benner Daily too for some more great giveaways!!

Check out Sew, Mama, Sew for all the details of Giveaway Day- December 2nd!!!

So much to look at....Gotta go!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Christmas Time!

Since it is December first and time to get in the Christmas mood I have decided to change up my blog!!

We had a great thanksgiving this year. My parents went to the lake house so we went to Kory's aunt's house. I didn't take my camera but we had a fun time eating and enjoying each others company. We had so much food it was crazy!! I cooked this year and was very proud of my self!! I made sweet potato casserole, corn casserole and banana nut bread for each family to take home. I made 9 loaves of bread in 2 days!!

My aunt Deede and I love to shop on Black Friday every year together but when the ads came out I didn't see anything I had to have. (Well I shouldn't say that Santa did make a nice little purchase for me so we didn't have to fight the crowds!!) My mom called from out of town and had some things she wanted me to look for if we were out and about. So my aunt calls about 9pm Thursday and says she wants to pick me up at 11:30pm to be at Toys r us. So I agree to go!! Let me give you the short version and say that at midnight there was already a line of about 500 people at our Toys R Us so we went to another one near by that had a line for about 800!! We didn't go there!! Best Buy also had a pretty long line at midnight so we decided to take a look around WalMart since they were open at midnight. Nothing went on sale till 5am so we waited around WalMart for 5 hours!!! It was actually lots of fun and my aunt and I stayed out till about 9am and got lots of things crossed off our lists.

My house is decorated with lots of decorations I made this year and I will post pics soon!! I am trying to be crafty before I have kids because I know once I do I probably won't have the time!!