Wednesday, December 21, 2011


It has been CRAZY busy around here!! And that is really saying something! Because, around here it is almost always, "busy", but we are at a whole new level of busy-ness these days!! Last night, I had my annual girls' party with all my buddies, and of course, took plenty of pictures, and have stories to tell for sho!

Then, tonight Mary Allison has 16 of her best friends at our house for a sleepover! Staci has my two precious angels. And let me tell you, the girls at my house are L.O.U.D!

But I am NOT complaining. I love hearing them laugh and knowing that Mary Allison is making some happy memories is all that matters to me! My friend, Judy, took on the role of cookie consultant and invited my littles over to her house tonight to decorate cookies with several other "littles" in her own family. So nice!! I love the way we all just pitch in to make memories with each other's kids.

At the Groves house, we have had Nicole, Paula, and MA's aunt, Johnette, all chip in to help in the food area, and I made sure there were plenty of games, prizes, photo props, and of course, a lively and merry environment. Then, another friend wants to have my babies over on Friday to make Mickey Mouse pancakes, complete with decorating. They will love it. I just feel very blessed tonight. Blessed to have a network of friends and family who love each other and help make special memories for each other and each other's kids. Merry Christmas to you all.



Mama J said...

Yes, you are blessed with great family and friends. But you have them because YOU are the most giving and fun person they could possibly have in their life. You have a big heart and love with all your being. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. I feel those 2 little girls are half mine because you let us share their daily 'stuff'. Love it and love them! Look forward to seeing the photos after the Holidays. It is my wish that you and your family and friends have the most blessed Christmas ever.

Beverly said...

You're a classic example of 'you reap what you sow!' You are so giving and loving. My great aunt used to say what when out the front door comes in the back! I'm so glad MA has you! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and all those you love!

Becky said...

You are AWESOME!!! Wish I had you as my neighbor and friend! (instead of just a "blog buddy!") Mary Allison is so lucky to have you! And WOW!! You have room for 16 girls to sleep over?!?!? Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

snekcip said...

Merry Christmas my friend. Enjoy all the festivities w/friends and family!!!

Jody Hayworth said...

How wonderful to host such a memorable event. Your love and support to MA and her family is beautiful! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas! Looking forward to reading about you adventures during the holiday week and into 2012! Blessings!

NJ Mom of 4 boys

Renee said...

GG is such a cutie!