Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas!

 Boy have we been a  busy bunch these last few days!On Christmas Eve night, the kids opened their gifts from their grandma and grandpa!
Grandpa sporting a rarely seen beard....

Grandma opening her loot!

A few days prior, Claire got to help play Santa at The Hydrick Christmas!

Lance loving the goods!
 A very early Christmas Morning....Claire was tickled to see her first Vera Bradley set of crossbody bag, wallet, change purse, headands, and notepad.....She felt like a "big girl"....Claire was so excited to see her Lego Friends sets, and her first circuit board.  She's been learning about circuits in STEM, and was thrilled to see one for her!
Jesse's gifts get smaller and smaller, but more expensive.  Jesse loved his first person drone, golf club, and finally got  a 3 D Printer!  He has been learning CAD and can't wait to design!

 Santa brought Claire a little tent for her room and blinged out the interior with rose shaped lights.  Claire spent all day in that tent with her Legos......
 Sneaking a peek of some new shades....

We traveled to Jackson for The Hollingsworth and Hare Christmases as well!  This is all the cousins (and Patrick's girlfriend) after they completed their craft.  Fun time was had by all!!

Gracie, Claire, and I getting our Raglan on!

Thursday night we all went to a Tiger Basketball game, but stopped by The Peabody first to gawk at the amazing Christmas decor....truly beautiful!

Too tired for words.......

On Christmas Eve Day at The Hare Family Christmas.  All of the Hollingsworths in one place!

Sunday, December 18, 2016


  Well, the broadway touring Annie came to the Orpheum Thursday night, so mom, Claire, & I bundled up and had ourselves a blast!  That was my favorite movie growing up, and now Claire is obsessed with it as well!  We sang along and just loved every minute!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Has Arrived!

We look forward so much to our annual Nutcracker date!  We had a blast and enjoyed our seats!

Claire checking our the pit....she loved seeing them and the conductor during the performance

Claire gets to choose the dinner each year, and this year she chose Pei Wei in Midtown!  We had a great meal!
 Wouldn't be Christmas without Breakfast with Santa at church!
Claire and I getting our Jingle On!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, just Happy !!

 November has been slammed with events and occasions!  The Tigers pulled out a huge win on Saturday and what a great game it was!!  Two very chilly and happy Tiger fans!

 The house all aglow ready for 32 family members on Thanksgiving!

 Cute little Honeybun Cupcakes with cinnamon/nutmeg cream cheese icing for the kid table!
 My sweet husband turned 44 the day after the election.....he was grumpy all week!  Anyway, we were hoping the yummy food helped a little......he did NOT, however, appreciate our little sign.....

How they are growing up......

Monday, October 31, 2016

October Fun for Claire!

 Halloween Jeans Day for Claire!

 Well, Claire's sweet little SFA Cheer team competed this weekend at the UCA Regionals and won their division! They did so well and Claire was just great! I can't believe my quiet and shy girl gets up there and flips and cheers the way she does!
 Claire and the "big girls on the team....

 Jesse said he had never seen so many bows in one place in his life!! True that!

 Claire's Nana and PawPaw came to cheer her on!
 Ready to be called to perform....

Momma was not comfortable with the eyes or lips.  It was taken off before we were in the car.....not ready for that yet!!