Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas {In Pictures}

Oy. I'm so behind.
Not the greatest pictures, but I want to have something for memory of K's 3rd Christmas!
Taking pictures at Nana's before opening gifts. 
Sweet Cousins. 
She was so excited! 
She unwrapped everything so.stinking.slow. Ha! 
She loves her computer. 
Opening gifts at Grammie & Paw-Paw's. 

The one thing Kaidence kept saying she wanted for Christmas was a dog.
Luckily her daddy is wrapped around her finger and found her one on Christmas Eve! 
She was BEYOND excited to have a dog!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


With the Christmas season in full swing, I want to make sure Kaidence knows the true meaning of Christmas.
Yes, we do Santa. He's not a major part, but she does get Santa gifts and visit Santa.
The one thing I wanted to start teaching her was selfless giving.

It's so easy to get in the routine of giving "just because" and I never want Kaidence to be like that.
I want her to enjoy sharing with others and showing love through giving.
Whether it's giving her time, talent, or a gift.

This year, my friend Becca had the idea of passing out goodies to a local nursing home.
We took both kids and they did wonderful!
It was such a delight to see how thankful the patients were. They were trully thankful that two kids brought them a gift.

I never want Kaidence to stop giving.
As part of our Christmas traditions, we're going to give to other's (outside of family) every year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Card {2011}

I decided to go a new route with Christmas cards this year.
I knew I wanted something different, but without breaking the bank.
Luckily, Sarah from Life Sweet Life Blog is a fabulous designer and she created these for me.
And, they're my favorite Christmas cards to date!

*I'm linking up with Faith for her Christmas Card Carousel

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Today after dinner Kaidence was getting her PJs on for bed and someone rang our doorbell.
We weren't sure who it was, but when we opened this is who we saw..
Kaidence's very own Elf of the Shelf.
Not only did Santa send him, but a few suprises for her as well. 
She was thrilled!
She kept saying "Oh, HOHO!!!"
When she got inside she realized that sneaky Elf had left her some treats inside, too. 
Hot chocolote, marshmallows, candy canes, and powdered doughnuts. 
Daddy read her a letter from her Elf and she thought it was so, so funny. 
She got to pick his (her?) name.
At one point she liked Petey, but settled on Coco.
Coco the Elf. 

She has been such a good girl since Coco got here.
If she does something bad she says "Ooopsie Coco" Ha!

I'm hoping someone invents a Character on the Shelf for every season/holiday!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.

and she thinks we're just fishing...


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mini Pen Pals - November

I forgot to take a picture of the goodies we sent Sophia again. But, her loot included..
{thankful} zebra pajamas and suckers.
{something to read} a dog book and ABC cook
{something in K's favorite color} a pink pair of dress up slippers and a pink wand
and, she "drew" our family and I wrote a little about our Thanksgiving traditions.

Kaidence loved her goodies from Sophia!
She was a little grumpy after her nap, but when she realized she had something in the "box" she was STOKED!

She got -
"Guess How Much I Love You", an Abby book, a snowman cookie cutter, and her very first slinky & Pez dispenser.
She has wanted her "medicine" from her dispenser since she got it-ha!

Thanks Sophia for all of K's goodies!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011


aka Picture Fail!

These are the only pictures I have of Kaidence from Thanksgiving.
Picture #1. A blurry mess of my child pretending to be a dog.

Picture #2. A blurry mess of my child with a bad attitude and disgusting boots.

I only got one picture of this little guy, too. 

I must do better at Christmas. MUST.

Cyber Monday Deal

Yes, I still need to post about Thanksgiving..and I'll get to that.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Look

Notice anything different around here? The super fabulous Jessica from Diamond Doll Designs worked her magic and gave us an amazing new look. Be sure to check her out! Her prices are great and as you can see, her work is too!

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever. Not too much has happened, though.
This little cutie did come down with Nana and Aunt Amy.

And today I got out of the shower and found this scene in the living room. She is such a good mommy! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Erin Condren Winner

Thank you all so much for entering the giveaway!

Mr. Random.Org picked #40, and that is Stephanie

Please send me an e-mail in the next 24 hours to claim your prize

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Turkey Trot.

This month our Scentsy team is trying a new, fun party.
It's perfect for those of you who would like free product, but don't want to host a party in your home.

Here's how it works.
You sell $100 in product {online, or I can mail you brochures}
Once you sell $100, turn it in to me. I will then draw your prize.
The prizes are 3 $25 Scentsy credits, 3 half-priced items, and 2 $50 Scentsy credits.

That means everyone who sells $100 will win!!!
And, with Christmas just around the corner it's the perfect time to sell and get free stuff for yourself!

I have a lot of gift ideas, if you have any questions!

If you're interested please let me know asap because all orders must be turned in by November 28th.


*Don't forget to enter my ERIN CONDREN GIVEAWAY!!! 
It ends tonight at midnight!*

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Erin Condren Give Away

I don't think it's any secret that I love Erin Condren Designs. Their products are amazing! Each customized and cute. They also have great customer service which is a huge plus!

Which is why I am so excited to be able to over you all a chance to win a $25.00 code to use on Here's just a few of the awesome things EC has to offer...


Here's how to enter:
Mandatory: Follow The Thames Trio Blog through GFC. {google friend connect.}

Want extra entries? Complete any/all of the following.
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This giveaway ends 11/9/2011 at 12 PM CST.
I will announce a winner 11/10/2011.

*I was not paid by for this post, nor compensated in anyway*

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I love to look back at old pictures and see how much Kaidence has changed.
I put the pictures side by side and was amazed!

{the bow from 2009 looked so big. this year? like a little clip!:( ...
in 2010 i thought she had so much hair. i was wrong! she was a baldy still ...
she looks grown this year, but i'm sure she won't compared to next year's picture.}

{my sweet little flower from 2009. notice it's upzipped? that's because she was/is so hot-natured ...
in 2010 she had two costumes. a pig and a lady bug ...
this year she looks so big in her abby outfit.}

Tuesday, November 1, 2011