Monday, December 17, 2012

5 Reasons Why I Love My Husband

Today is Day 5 of Bryan's 12 Days of Christmas...

5 Reasons Why I Love My Husband
(in no particular order)

1.  He loves me unconditionally.  No matter what craziness I do or say, he still loves me.  I could not ask for a better husband.

2.  He is the father of my children.  I would not choose anyone else in the world that I want to have kids with.  I love Callie Grace and the wonderful combination of us that makes her special.  I can't wait to meet the new baby and see his/her personality!

3.  Every single day he comes home excited to see me and Callie.  No matter what happened in his day, he sets that aside and is a wonderful husband and father.  He wants to engage with us, talk to us, play with us, and be present - physically, mentally, and emotionally.  He is active and involved in every aspect of our family and in raising Callie.

4.  He still makes me laugh.  He sings loudly without caring what anyone thinks just because a song popped into his head.  He tells completely ridiculous jokes.  He laughs so loud while he is watching TV and even at the movie theater.

5.  He is the spiritual leader of our family and he takes that role very seriously.  I am so proud to have a husband who wants to step up and lead our family in a Godly way.  He loves the Lord more than anything else, and is always wanting his relationship with Christ to grow and working on that relationship.  He studies and learns how to be a better husband, father, and man, and that means the world to me.  

I love you, Bryan!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fall in Clemson

Game 5: NC State
November 17

Fall in Clemson is such a beautiful time of year!  The leaves are so colorful, and the temperatures are lovely...during the day.  We had a great time at the lake house with the whole Cranston clan (minus Aunt Lauren who had to work), the Pages, Pattersons, and Shorts.  

Callie had a great time at tailgate hanging out with Paw Paw (don't you love her hat?!)

and getting lots of kisses from Auntie Em.

Callie watched the entire game in the stadium - which was a new record!  She sleep in Gigi's lap for most of the second quarter.  Who can sleep in the middle of 86,000 screaming fans?

Homecoming in Clemson

Game 4: Maryland
November 10

This year for Clemson's homecoming weekend, Mama D and I drove up early on Friday morning to take Callie to see all of the floats.  We also were motivated to make it to Monterrey's for lunch.  We got to see Auntie Em and walk around Bowman to look at all of the floats. 

This one was Callie's favorite.  The Tiger was enormous!  (Sorry his head is cut off.)

Tailgate was as much fun as always.  Callie hung out in her little chair and had some lunch.

Got lots of love from all the family, including Uncle Danny and Aunt Lauren.

And we took an "old timers" picture.  How sad is that - we are the "old timers"!  I do not think I appreciate being called that.  :)  It was great too see everyone!

Auntie Em officially has a boyfriend - Devin - and Callie is in love!  

After the game, Callie celebrated the Tigers win!

Little Tiger

Trick or Treat!
Who wouldn't want to give candy to this sweet face?

Callie Grace was a tiger (what else would we dress her up as?) for her first experience with Trick or Treating.

She was so excited to walk around the neighborhood and was talking to everyone.

She walked half way down the street yelling for Brantley (which really sounds like Baabbaa).

We stopped at Billy and Amanda's house to pick up her friend Brantley, and of course get some candy.

By the end of the night, she was a happy girl as long as she was holding on to her bucket!