Friday, December 17, 2010

Long overdue Thanksgiving...and some other randoms

For Thanksgiving this year we went to New York to spend time with Trev's extended family. Although the drive was L......O.......N......G, the time we got to spend up there was totally worth it! It was nice to be with the whole fam...i think we had 30 or so on Thanksgiving Day! Here are some pics....

Court, Pamela, and I all ready for the long journey ahead

Getting ready to get on the road (Trev is a photo bomber in this pic and so proud of it!)

On the road!

A few of the girl cousins!

Timmy Lee and Debbie Long Legs! :)

Me and my boo :)

Playing fun family games!

Pamela and I making Oreo Balls....YUM!

Court and I at 2:30 am on Black Friday!

Catching tiny snowflakes! It was Pamela's first time EVER to see snow! FUN!

Pamela trying to fit everything into her suitcase

I am also really proud of a project I just did. My friend Shana's son Callum needed a stocking, so I decided to try and make him one....and thankfully, it turned out really well! I will definitely make more in the future!

Last night I went to the annual Peds ED Christmas Party and we had a great time. We laughed A LOT and all went home with really good gifts and lots of fun memories!

It's almost Christmas!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

Not sure about you, but I love sending out holiday cards every year--especially picture cards! This has newly become one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love picking out which picture to send to people to show them a snapshot of my life. It's fun to get to choose from all the cute holiday inspired designs that are available! I also love collecting all the picture cards I get from other people--by the end of the holiday season I have a fridge full of great pics! Its a nice way to keep up with people that you may not see or talk to on a regular basis! Here is a great offer from shutterfly to get 50 free holiday cards to send out to your family and friends! I have been browsing the different designs over the past few days and they are super cute, and there are a ton to choose from. Take a look at the cute ones they have here... (On a side note, they also have really cute invitations for parties and showers and such) Shutterfly has lots of variety, and even if you don't get them for free they are pretty reasonably priced. I am hoping to get mine out early this year so be looking for your holiday greeting from the Castle family soon!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun!

What a fun Halloween weekend we had! On Friday night we hosted our "Fall Party" for our cell group. It is a tradition that is several years old....although this year we had to do 2 separate parties--one for our cell and one for our sister cell, which was kind of sad. Our schedules just didnt line up :( We ended up having a great turn out and a great time! Trev and I love trying to come up with a creative and funny costume each year...this year we were Dora and Diego, which might be my favorite costume yet! Here are some pics from the night...

Diego and Dora :) (and backpack of course!)

The Cudds--the ladybug, policeman, and Nurse Ashley :)

YUM! Homemade caramel apples!

Gloria's yummy Halloween themed cupcakes.

The Browns

Our first time to use the fire pit--we made Smores! YUMMY!

Baby Evelynn and me

The whole gang! We had a great time!

Gloria dressed up like me...haha, she even used my badge!

Lily with black hair--she left this wig on for like 5 minutes! It was hilarious!

On Sunday, we spent some time with Trevor's parents and Pamela. We ate some delicious Taco Soup, caramel apples, passed out candy, and carved pumpkins! It was really fun to watch Pamela get so excited about all the "American" traditions.

Pamela's first time carving a pumpkin!

Scooping out pumpkin slimy!

Anybody want a bite of pumpkin??

Us with our finished cute!

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Vandy!

Today is our sweet puppy Vandy's 2nd birthday (which I guess means we should call him a dog not a puppy)! He is such a good dog, and we are so happy that we decided to adopt him just under 2 years ago! Here is a picture of our sweet little fam today on V's b-day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY VANDY! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Festivities

So far fall this year has been zooming is really busy these days, but I am trying to squeeze in some fun things too so that I don't loose my mind! :) Here are some of the fun things that have been keeping me busy this fall....

Mom and I went to Walden farms a few weeks ago. They have a pumpkin patch, cafe, games for the kids, and much more! I cant wait till Trev and I can take our own kiddos there!

My mom and I also recently took a whirlwind trip to Wilmington, NC, and got to stay in my aunts beachhouse @ Myrtle Beach....putting my toes in the sand and the ocean was pretty much the best part of a very short trip with LOTS of driving...

Trev, Courtney, Tim, and I got to go to the Preds game last night courtesy of Lighthouse, and we had a blast. Courtney and I were officially on a sugar high after eating cotton candy and a funnel cake!!! YUM!!! Too bad the Preds lost!

I hope everyone else is having a great fall so far!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

An EXTREMEly awesome week!

So, like I mentioned before, the school that Trevor works at got picked to be on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and have their preschool re-done. It was an amazing, busy, and tiring week. Trev and I got to go help some....although the real props goes to my dad in law and sis in law...they worked their booties off! The finished product is AMAZING!!!! I got a "sneak peak tour" of the (almost) finished new preschool and there are no words to describe how awesome it is! There are toys galore, state of the art technology, play stations and SOOOOOO much more. Unfortunately, there was no picture taking allowed so everyone will have to tune in on November 7th 2010 to see the episode air! As part of the process, Trev and I got to go to the grand ole opry last night and Carrie Underwood was the surprise guest.....she was so good to see in person--she is very down to earth and sounds just as good live as she does on her CD. It was lots of fun and I was so thankful to go! What a great week!!!! Here are some pics from the week....

My favorite and TY!!!!!!!

The designers waiting for the big reveal...Paulie, LeAnne Touey, and Tracy

My mom in law and her kindergarten class

Carrie Underwood at the Opry

Me and my boo at the concert :)

Trev and I working at the build site

Court, Shana, me, and Konstance getting ready to start helping!