It’s been a wild few weeks around here! Knee surgery, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas decorating… oh the craziness!

Here is a bit of fun from the past week:

My mom came to visit last week. We did all kinds of fun things with the kids like going to the Gaylord Texan’s ICE exhibit. We cracked up at everyone in their parkas! It was like a bunch of people from another planet.


The ice was amazing, but the slides were all my kids cared about seeing. That’s one COLD slide!



I had a fun night at a friend of mine’s photography studio. I’m still going through all the wonderful images of the kids. Shooting kids sure can wear you out though! I was exhausted after just 20 minutes and I wasn’t even the photographer! Kudos to her:-)




I stood in a very long line with friends to see The Pioneer Woman! If you didn’t already know, Ree is from my little hometown in Oklahoma! I know her husband, but haven’t had the chance to meet her in person yet. So it was wonderful to finally get to talk with her.



Here is the queen of craftiness Tip Junkie and me. Hey Ree… look up… over here!


I got the last two books in the store! Whew! I was surprised to find my friend Jane in the book. How cool is that? She needs to sign it for me! ha.


This was my sweet and funny line buddy Angie, a friend from college. Her sister went to high school with Ree. So we had the home town double whammy going on!



Awwww! So fun!


This was taken at 1:30 am!!! Yes, I’m crazy and still tired! ha. Ree was sweet as could be and was smiling the entire night. I bet her cheeks were really tired:-)

I was very brief in my post about Ree because I wrote ALL about it on I Heart Faces. Go check it out. It was an exciting night!!

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  1. Oh my gosh. The ice place looks like the coolest thing EVER! And how fun to hang out in your friends studio! I love that. Your friends are so cool!

    I can’t believe you both look so happy and perky at 1:30 am : )
    .-= Life with Kaishon´s last blog ..3,900 Saturdays =-.

  2. What fun! Love the ice show-
    It’s nice that you got to do some fun things after the month that you have had.
    Hope hd is healing well.

  3. I was just telling my husband last night that I wanted to take the kids to the Gaylord Texan Resort this year for the Ice exhibit! Now that you have written such a glowing report I want to go more than ever!
    .-= Lynsey´s last blog ..Joy to the world =-.

  4. cute! Trish and I were going to go to the book signing, but we both had things going on. As much fun as I’m sure it would have been, I have to say I’m glad I didnt’ go…I wouldn’t have been functioning Wednesday! One of my friends went and left after waiting for 2 hours…I love her blog, but I really never dreamed she would be this big! She has put P-town on the map!!! Amazing!

  5. Amy, I love these pics, especially the top one with your little girl going down the slide. Reminds me of that scene in A Christmas Story when the boys are visiting with Santa. So cool. I wish we had an exhibit like that here!!

    I cannot wait to meet Ree! I’ve been following her so long that it just doesn’t seem real!

    Enjoy your day. Can’t wait to see the pics of your kids on here.
    .-= Dot O´s last blog ..I Heart Tooshies – Week 47 =-.

  6. The Pioneer Woman Cookbook is awesome! I already used some of the recipes, especially for Thanksgiving.

  7. That ice is just awesome! I’m so jealous that you met Ree. She’s not coming anywhere near Virginia…poo! I adore her cookbook and her site and I think it’s great that you got the chance to meet her.
    .-= Tracie´s last blog ..Thanksgiving 2009 =-.

  8. You look rested Amy…not tired! Ha! 🙂

    What a fun night…so sorry I missed out! Just to meet TipJunkie would have made the entire trip worth it.

    Can’t wait to see how your little kids came out in the “snow” photos. Did you get a chance to take any Wed morning snow photos? My son is going to be in all 17 NeighborsGo editions in the DFW metro this Fri. You can get a copy at Starbucks.

    Whew! Now that I sounded all ad-like (sorry, just excited for my little boy), have a great day and let us know how you like the new cookbook!
    .-= Screwed Up Texan´s last blog ..The White Stuff =-.

  9. Hey! The ice thing is super cool! I got to meet Pioneer Woman in Little Rock Arkansas about a month ago. It was so cool to meet her. We drove all the way from MS to see her! I posted about it on my blog. Have you made anything yet? We made the cinnamon rolls over the Thanksgiving holiday and I’ve made her Pasta a la Punk Betsy and OMG they are both wonderful!!
    I love your blog!
    Have a wonderful day.

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