Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday Shopping 2011

~~~~ Black Friday Shopping 2011 ~~~~

   Thanksgiving this year consisted of sleeping in later then normal, spending time with my family watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and eating our traditional ham biscuits, then off to our family lunch with my mom's side of the family! The one thing that would be different this year is that this mommy would be going black Friday shopping starting at 10 pm Thanksgiving day! Some people think black Friday shopping is stupid or a waste of time but I feel otherwise. For me it is a very fun experience to share with your close friends and to get amazing deals for everyone on your Christmas list. This year me & Denise started our adventure at Walmart at 10:15 pm. It was amazing to us that I ended up with a front row parking spot seeing how packed the parking lot was at that time! We already knew this was a good sign of what was to come! We were in and out of Walmart in less then an hour and a half and got everything we needed! Not to mention we walked straight up to an empty check out lane and was able to make our purchases fast! Carrie met us as we were putting bags in my car and now it was time for our official girls shopping trip to begin! We made our way to Macy's and with the help of my mother-in-law we already had our boots waiting for us :-) $50 boots for $20 ummmm YES PLEASE!!! We then spent the next 6 hours at the mall crossing items off our list left and right! Chick-fil-a helped us get through the early morning with a much needed breakfast and of course Starbucks became  our friend later on in the day :-) Shopping, Shopping and more Shopping then we were finally done!!!! At 11 am we sat down for a nice sushi lunch before I headed home to wrap every single gift which is now placed under the Christmas tree!!!! I would have to say I accomplished ALOT yesterday getting close to 95% of my Christmas shopping done! LOVED shopping with my girls Carrie & Denise and the stories we could share of our night/morning are priceless!!! As I tell people who keep telling me I am like that woman on the Target commercials, She's got NOTHING on me ;-)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas.....

This weekend has to be one of those exciting times I absolutely cant wait for. This is the weekend I get our Christmas decorations down and start decking the halls! I started off my morning with our traditional putting up the outside lights. Me, my mom and dad started with putting up the Christmas lights at my house. This is my 7th year and this year I hit my personal best of putting up the lights on my house in 35 minutes! No it's not a race but every year I try to get better at it LOL! Next we went to my parents house and once again it only took me 35 minutes to string up their outside lights. I think I am a pro at this now ;-) just saying! Last night was a night my little girls though were looking forward too. Me, Josh, the girls and my parents went down to Virginia Beach Town Center for the annual Christmas parade and lighting of  Town Center! The girls could not wait to see Santa in the parade and their excitement just made my heart happy. Starbucks, Christmas Parade, Christmas Lights and 2 very happy little girls made this night so much fun. Cannot wait to deck the halls inside the house today, and the girls are just super excited to help decorate our tree! It's definitely beginning to look alot like Christmas around the Roth house and I'm LOVING IT!!

Enjoying the Christmas Parade

Friday, November 18, 2011

God's Perfect Plan ♥

         Still cannot believe my little Avery beans  is 3 yrs old. I took her to her 3 yr check up the other day and boy I have never seen a child so disappointed that they did NOT get shots!! I think she just wanted a band aid. She did so well at her doctors visit, she is still my lil tiny thing just getting herself into that 50% for her weight, which has been a struggle since she is so tiny, and she is over the 50% for her height. I mentioned to the doctor at this visit how me & Josh were concerned with her hearing lately. It's not that we think she just cant hear but it is more concerned with the quality of hearing. The nurse did a simple hearing test to both of Avery's ears and for her right ear she only scored 50% and her left side completely failed. At this moment I think fighting back tears for me was the hardest part. I felt so bad for my baby girl, yet I knew she had no clue what had just happened. Feeling crushed the nurse told me that she could be seen at a different location for a more intense hearing test that would help us understand better to what exactly is going on. Today I took Avery for this test and once again Avery did not have a clue to why mommy was so nervous. Avery did so well for this test today all she needed to do was sit still and she did that like a champ :-) The test came back and her right ear is just fine! BUT her left ear failed the test 3 times. I was so happy but yet confused and worried all at the same time. I know I had to have tubes put in my ears more then 3 times by the time I was 3 yrs old and I was wondering if this could be the same route we need to take with Avery. The next step in this process is waiting......waiting for the doctors office to call me and see what the next plan of action is to determine why her left ear is not passing these test. I pray it is only fluid and that we can fix the problem soon but I know that if it is more in depth then we have anticipated that God will see us through it. Never ever do I want something to be wrong with my baby girls so this is heartbreaking to me to right now not even understand what the problem could be. I know God's plan for our lives is much bigger then the one I have planned. No matter the outcome I know that God is so good ALL the time. ♥

Monday, November 7, 2011

♥ Girls Pictures ♥

   Today I took the girls to The Founders Inn to take their fall pictures and what a beautiful day it turned out to be. It was a perfect fall day and the sun was shining so bright. I have always wanted to be the only person that photographs my little girls but not having a nice camera has made that pretty much impossible for me to do. I borrowed my mother-in-law's really nice camera and could not wait to get out and experiment with it. I have used it alot before but not for a photo shoot! Lets just say I have fallen in love with her Canon! LOL!!! I will be getting mine soon and CANT WAIT!! I have always enjoyed taking the girls pics here and there and now to know I can finally have nice photos that I have taken makes it even more desirable. I believe these pictures turned out great today and I am already planning our Christmas pictures! Love this time of year and love making memories and especially love sharing these memories through pictures.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


What a booootiful night for trick or treating!!! The girls could not wait to put on their Halloween costumes and go out to get some candy! This year the girls decided not to be a disney princess which if you know my girls that is a big thing! This year Hallie wanted to be a black cat and Avery wanted to be a butterfly. They were the cutest lil cat and butterfly ever!!! We started our night at a trunk or treat and the girls made out with their 2 bags full of candy! They got their faces painted and had balloon swords made before they hopped onto the a hayride! After this we took them out for trick or treating. The girls had so much fun and I didnt think they would ever want to stop! Well the final stop of the night was at Granny Lo's house where they once again got plenty of candy to fill their bags! It is so wonderful to watch the girls have so much fun and be truly happy! I know the girls are already excited to dress up again for next year. :-)