Monday, November 30, 2009

It's up!

Saturday night we decorated our tree! This is my favorite time of the year even though we are SO busy! It was Zoe's turn to put the angel on top and she was very happy about that! My favorite thing to do is just sit in the dark with the tree lit and listen to Christmas music. Happy Holidays!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

House Divided

Yes, sometimes a family just can not agree on certain things and this is one of those things! It's really sad that Corey and Noah have strayed to the red dark side but we {kain,Zoe and myself} have tried to bring them back to the orange bright side:)

Are you wondering what I am talking about ,yet?

Our state has a huge college football rivalry and that game was yesterday. Clemson Tigers verses the Carolina Gamecocks. Corey had to work so the kids and I went to watch it with my brother and sister- in- law.

Kain watches football more than anyone in our house.

My sweet nephew could care less about the game.Notice he isn't wearing a team shirt? Well it's because his parents haven't found a shirt with both teams on

Noah always likes to be different:)

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Uncle Timmy told Zoe and Kain to show we're number 1. Well look at Zoe's fingers. Maybe she is still on the

Now she has it right!

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During half time the kids headed outside for a little ball.

Wanna know who won?

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Oh well, better luck next year Clemson!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

What a week!

It has been so busy in the Cotheran house that I just couldn't find time to blog {gasp}! But don't worry I am gonna get you all caught

Monday- we stayed in our pj's all day and watched movies while snuggling on the couch! We had the WHOLE week off from school!

Tuesday- well since we laid around all day Monday we { I } had a lot of cleaning to do before the Thanksgiving dinner I was hosting on Wednesday! I also made my peanut butter pie and pumpkin pie that night. And no, I didn't take a picture of it! I did not do any picture taking at all on Thanksgiving!

Wednesday- I cooked ALL day long! My side of the family was coming and I had 16 people to cook for! I cooked ham,turkey,dressing,macaroni pie,yams,mashed potatoes,deviled eggs,
and rolls. Plus we had the pies I had made on Tuesday! Our dinner turned out great and we were completely stuffed:)

Thursday- We always go to Corey's granny's house for lunch on Thanksgiving and it was awesome as usual! Then we stayed at my in-laws house for the rest of the day. My s-i-l and I went shopping at a few stores since I couldn't wait for Black Friday! After dinner at the in-laws they{Corey and the kids} went home and I went to pick up Melissa to go shopping {stand in line}. So at 9:45 pm we were in line at Toys R Us,which didn't open till midnight!

Friday- we shopped and shopped and shopped some more! We had left Thursday at 9:30pm and I pulled back in my house around noon on Friday! My car was completely pull with all of those good sales! Thankfully my sweet hubby let me go to sleep:) When I woke from my 2 hour nap we took the kids to grandma's so Corey and I could do some more shopping. I think I am finally through with my Christmas Now I just have to shop for birthday presents!

Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I am linking up with Sonya for this special edition of Thankful Thursday!

I have so much to be thankful for this year!

1. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband that supports me in every way possible.

2. I am thankful for my 3 crazy kids!

3. I am thankful for all of the special people God has put in my life. I have some of the best friends out there:)

4. I am thankful for all of my family!

5. I am very thankful for my God that is always there!

Monday, November 23, 2009

ABC's of me

A - Age: 30

B - Bed size: King

C - Chore you dislike: putting clothes away! I do not mind washing,drying folding them but I do not like putting them away.

D - Dog's name: Lucy

E - Essential start your day item: I have been trying to read the Word every morning

F - Favorite color: pink and yellow

G - Gold or Silver: either one, not really a jewelry girl;)

H - Height: Almost 5'3"

I - Instrument you play: none

J - Job title: Mommy and Teacher

K - Kid(s): 3- Kain,Noah and Zoe

L - Living arrangements: My husband and I live in a home with our 3 kids and the dog.

M - Mom's name: Linda

N - Nicknames: mama, honey,babe,Stac, Boo {that is what my mom called me}

O - Overnight hospital: when I was 16 I stayed almost 2 weeks for a gunshot wound in the chest {totally accidental} then all 3 times with my kids

P - Pet peeve(s): not picking up after yourself

Q - Quote from a movie: not sure, I have a few favorite movies

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: 2- 1 brother and 1 sister

T - Time you wake: I get up about 6:30

U - Underwear: lol...yeah

V - Vegetable you dislike: Hahaha...I barely eat any veggies:)

W - Workout style: trying to get a

X - X-rays you've had: tons of chest x-rays and ribs

Y - Yesterday's best moments: when the kids are learning something new and then it clicks! Zoe read a whole book yesterday without my help.

Z- Zoo favorite: We are zoo people! We try to go to a zoo on every vacation! My favorite zoo is the Henry Doorly in Omaha,NE. My favorite animal is kangaroos!

Tag you're it!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's that time

It's that time when I try and try and try to get a picture for our Christmas card! So the other day I went to the place on the east side of Spartanburg and for once all 3 kids cooperated with was very please with the outcome. So have you started working on your Christmas cards?

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Down on the Farm

Today I was given the opportunity to shoot some bridal pictures for a beautiful bride-to-be! You can see more by clicking here!

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Another first,

Last night was the FIRST time Zoe has spent the night anywhere{well except grandma and pop}! She was invited to a slumber party for her friend H's birthday. That is all she has talked about for 2 weeks.Zoe has been counting down the days this week and even packed her bag on Thursday. I had to remind her that she would still need her toothbrush on Friday morning:)It doesn't seem like she should be old enough for a sleep over!I pick her up at 9:00 this morning so we will see how it went. Hopefully I do not get a 3 am call saying Zoe wants to go

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On another note,does this picture look blurry to you? All of pics look blurry when I upload them to blogger. Just wondering if it's my computer or what.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

Friday Photo Flashback

So Alicia started this a while back but my scanner never worked.But I recently got a new printer and I am so excited to join in. I know you have some great pictures from the pre-digital days that you wanna share.So head on over to More Than Words and link up!

This is my mom with the boys and my nieces. We were at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach. It was Spring Break 2003. I miss her so much! See,Kain didn't like me taking pictures back then

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Noah made me this sweet card the other day. I think I was just having one of those days. You know which ones I'm talking about?The ones where you would just like to go and sit in your car to be in peace?Well after I saw this it brought a smile to my

{If you click on the picture it's easier to read{

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I love how he says he's not sure about I can always count on Noah to make me smile:)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What month is it?

I think it is November but it sure doesn't feel like it!! For some reason I thought I could put away our summer clothes, I mean it is November! But I guess I was wrong.We went to the park on Sunday after church and it was a toasty 77 degrees!! Really, who feels like putting up a Christmas tree with this kind of weather? We have had some beautiful weather for the past few days.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

The God Who See's

This past Thursday I attended a ladies banquet at our church. We were recognizing the Pastor's wives and the Children Ministry leaders for all of their hard work.All of the tables were beautifully decorated and the food was awesome!

We were able to hear a great message reminding me us that God is the God that see's.
He knows where I have been,knows where I am now and see's where I am going!So even though I may have no idea where my path leads God already knows.That is such a comfort to me!

We had a wonderful time getting to fellowship with the ladies! I even got a cute ornament made by our hostess:)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trunk or Treat

On Halloween it had been raining on, and off all day.It was really yucky outside,but thankfully we were going to Trunk or Treat at our church. It was going to be outside to start with then it was moved into the gym. Kain didn't want to trick or treat so he helped pass out the candy. After we had walked around and got massive amounts of candy.We jumped in and helped pass out candy too.The weather did NOT keep the people away!!! We had 2050 people come through the line that night!

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Of course Kain changed his mind and wanted some candy.Well he hadn't brought his bag so he borrowed a