Thursday, December 29, 2011

Give me a G….I……


The news is finally out!  We are so excited to meet our little girl Eleanor Nicole this May!  We both had a feeling it was a girl.  :)  Time is flying by so fast.  I’m a little sad because I absolutely love being pregnant….but then I can’t wait to hold my sweet girl in my arms! 

The girls are taking over the Shepard house! 



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

From the Shepard’s


Merry Christmas from The Shepard Family! 

a few days late. :)

I have been busy….



family time

watching my favorite movies

drinking coffee from our new keurig! (thanks mom & dad!)

being sick with a cold that i gave to poor husband but it’s not fair because he can take delicious Nyquil and sleep good and i can’t because I'm pregnant but it’s okay cause I'd rather be pregnant with this beautiful miracle so i will happily suffer through it.  ………….sigh.

taking little maddie to the vet for an emergency.  boo! we tried not to let it bring our holiday spirits down. 

more eating

my parent’s cat also had to go to the vet for an emergency! :(

spending four marvelous days with my hubby….which i did not want it to end today!

oh yeah….and this little thing happened……we found out the sex of baby shepard….but it’s top secret for just a little while longer! heehee! :)

we are over the moon excited because we  know exactly who our little one is and are calling him/her by name!

Lots of love to each and every one of you!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas Friends!


The Shepard’s

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ever so close…

It’s only a few days till Christmas!!!! yippeee! 

I am so far behind on my wrapping this year.  I love doing it….but finding the time has been hard. I think I’m going to have some late nights this week.

Have you seen Christmas with the Kranks?  We just saw it for the first time last night (while wrapping!) and I LOVED it!  It was so funny. It is now one of my favorite Christmas movies.  I would love to live in a festive neighborhood like the Kranks! haha! 

Guess what tomorrow is…….

Our ultrasound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m am so excited yet nervous too! 

We still haven’t decided how and when we want to tell people the gender.  A gender party sounds so fun….but it’s kind of hard to do right here at Christmas.  Plus our favorite bakery will be closed for two weeks around Christmas.  :(  So no special blue or pink cake.  

I have been feeling little movements in my tummy lately.  It has been hard to tell for awhile.  But Sunday while our pastor was preaching I felt something different and I was for sure it was the baby moving.  Then it did it several other times! I was almost laughing! The baby hasn’t moved like that since Sunday….so he or she must like to hear preaching! :)

We had a Christmas gathering with our best friends over the weekend!  I have the most wonderful friends in the world! These are a few fun pictures we took together….



We noticed that all of us have brown hair! We said we needed a blonde friend!

Well actually one of our friends is actually more blonde…but she just dyed her hair dark brown!

Here is a little sneak peak of our Christmas card photo……


My mom took the pictures for us.  This isn’t the one in our Christmas card but I really liked it!  Maddie was a good girl!

Oh and Maddie got her picture with Santa over the weekend!  haha! 


Sorry this is a picture of a picture so the quality is terrible! We loved this picture cause her little tongue is sticking out! 

We had cocoa last night!!!!!!!

We cooked dinner again last night!!!!!!!

And I walked on the treadmill last night!!!!!!!!!!! success! 

Have a blessed day friends!



Monday, December 19, 2011

Congrats Bro!

Saturday my brother Adam graduated from College with honors!  I am soooooooo stinkin proud of him!  It wasn’t an easy road since he has two boys and works full time.  But he did it and did it well!  It was an awesome day. 


I tried to hold back the tears.  That didn’t work out so well!


Our proud parents!  Mom cried too….so I wasn’t alone!


Our family!


I love this picture sooooo much!  We were all laughing, which is what we normally do!


I’m so proud of Adam!



We had a fun open house for Adam afterwards! 



This was the most delicious cake EVER!!!!!!! woah! It was from a local bakery called Amycakes! We love them.  And this red velvet was insane!


Well, that’s a wrap! 

I am so excited that Christmas is this week!!!!!!!!!  My shopping is done… about that wrapping.  :) 

Happy Monday!



Thursday, December 15, 2011


Okay so I can’t stop eating the Cutie clementines!!!!!!!!!!  anyone else? 

I love them and it’s one of my favorite things about this season. 

This has been such a great week!!!!  Tim and I have got to eat dinner at home several times! woot.  This is an accomplishment since that has not been the case for the past few weeks.  And I’m planning on making a stew this week sometime.  However, I’m getting creative with it and kind of making it up on my own! haha!  We will see how this goes.  Reason being I want to use things that I already have on hand….you know clean out the freezer and pantry!  If it’s a fail, I’m callin on Dominos! :)

I promised to show you pictures from our Christmas Extravaganza to Dixie Stampede!  Our college students at church had a great time!  And pretty much everyone had no shame and wore a festive sweater.  But you know there are always a few that are too cool to dress up!


This is our whole group!  Look how festive and cute/ugly they look! I love them!


If you have never been….they give you a whole chicken to eat, along with a TON of other food!  It’s amazing!  Plus you don’t get any silverware! hahaha!  So fun!

377420_10150454031533606_501583605_8454564_498016848_n I hope I don’t gross out any non meat eaters out there!


This is Kelsey & Alex.  Kelsey pinned little light bulbs to his sweatshirt!





And look….Dolly herself!  There were lots of pictures of Dolly!


Mr. Tim talking/listening/i don’t know to baby Shepard!  haha! 

I love love love Dixie Stampede!  I hope you get the opportunity to go someday.  Don’t worry about the no silverware thing.  Just have fun & dig in!

Have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My holiday hunk.

So….Husband found my wig from Halloween last week. 

We were both getting our costumes on for Scrooge and this is what he does….


I think it would have added a lot to his character!


My very own hunky Fabio!  :) 

Happy Tuesday!  Christmas Vacation was on ABC Family last night.  It made me happy!  Someone gave me a loaf of pumpkin bread today at work.  It is taking all the will power I have in me, not to eat it all!!!!!!!!!!  I brought myself some clementines to eat today.  And all I have to say is…..

Clementines lost and pumpkin bread won!  #fail



Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Evening Cocoa

Last night was the first night of our Scrooge play at church!  We had a full house and had a lot of fun!

After that night we came home, got in our jammies and drank some hot cocoa!!!!! Oh, we found peppermint marshmallows at Wal-Mart! 

They are amazing!

Oh and this:  We have so many Christmas lights etc.,  we keep blowing the breaker in our living room!  ha!  Very Clark Griswold of us! 

Maddie enjoyed our Christmas festivities too.  She even got a few mallows! :)





It was a lovely evening to a very busy day! 

I love Christmastime!




Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brown paper packages tied up with string…

I have put together a fun little Christmas gift list to share with you! 

I wouldn’t mind one or two of these lovely things under my tree…..

Tarte Lip Surgence gift set from here


Oh, Lola perfume by Marc Jacobs from here


Erin Condren Life Planner from here


S & P shakers from here


Set of pretty tumblers from here


This cute shirt dress from here (tummy is expanding rapidly!)


I don’t have a picture for this….but a spa day sounds lovely!  I’m talking hair, nails, facial, massage, makeup….the whole kit and caboodle! :)

Those are just a few fun little things I would gladly take for Christmas or anytime! ha! 

Are you wishing for anything for Christmas?



Monday, December 5, 2011

Giveaway Winner & Festivities

I hope you had a great weekend!  Mine was packed full to the brim.  And this week is going to be packed full too!  After this week though….things should slow down and I can enjoy two relaxing weeks before Christmas! 

This week is our big Christmas production at church.  We do “The Gospel According to Scrooge” every year.  We do the show 4 nights in a row and always have a great turnout.  My brother and I usually perform a scene together, but he is not able to do it this year.  So somehow they roped Mr. Tim into doing it! hahaha!  These are a few pictures from last years musical. 



Oh I wanted to announce the GIVEAWAY WINNER of the Glory Accessories giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

The winner is…..Claire from Fast Forward Girl!  Congrats Claire!  Email me at with your info!

Oh this:   I got some candy cane hershey kisses last night!  I am sooooo excited!  They just might be my favorite Christmas candy. 

Moment with husband this week:   Last night we took the Lord’s Supper at church.  We were singing Amazing Grace….and I felt Tim grab my leg.  I looked over at him and his eyes were filled with tears.  He whispered to me that this was Baby Shepard’s first Lord’s Supper.  That was it for me…..tears!  It was all just too much thinking about God’s amazing grace, what He did for us and this amazing blessing He has given us this Christmas.  Something that we have been longing for several Christmases past.  It was a special night.

How could I forget……we took our college group to the Dixie Stampede on Saturday!  I cannot tell you how much I LOVE that place.  It’s so great.  It was a fun way to kick off the Christmas season.  Oh and we all wore crazy sweaters.  Of course!  I will have pictures to share soon. 

Sorry I have been lagging on the pictures lately!

Merry Christmas!