All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas weekend.
May your house be filled with love and cheer.

2012 Christmas card

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Anniversary Weekend

Happy 5 year anniversary to the Rowell's!!! Boy, what a difference 5 years makes.  Who would've thought we would be home, dog and baby owners :) I sure didn't!  As I was leaving work the other day I thought of how blessed I am and how thankful that I don't mind one bit going home to my family and my non-work life.  Really.  I know there are people out there that dread going home because they don't like their home life for whatever reason.  I know these people exist because I've known these people and I'm so glad and BLESSED that I'm not one of them.  I leave work every day so thankful for my place in life and all the blessings in it.  Thank you Lord for your loving kindness!  It's because of you and my relationship with you that I feel this joy of life.
Several weeks ago Zach called me at work to see if I could take off on the 14th and surprised me with the fact that he got us tickets to a Oklahoma City Thunder game.  Wahoo!! I was ExcIteD!!  I love me some Thunder basketball.  I don't miss a game.  

We headed out Friday morning (it's only about a 2 hour drive) and did us a little shopping before we headed to the stadium.  I knew Zach got us some good seats but I didn't know just how good.  They were awesome!! It was an awesome anniversary gift.  If I were rich we would definitely have season tickets.  Maybe one day.

My Fav! 

Perkins signing some stuff.
See, he is nice :)

Perkins running to the locker room

View from our seats

Hey, it's me!

Sefolosha.  Love him.  Think he looked at me.

Just some coach/player talk

You know those people with the big sticks behind the goal?  That was me!


And if sleeping in her own room wasn't grown up enough, my little bird got shoes this weekend.
Matching momma of course.

And we sat in our high chair for the first time
we were introduced to baby food
(green beans if you were wondering)

Helping daddy make some cookies.

It's almost Christmas time!! I better get my butt in gear and start watching some more Christmas movies.  I still haven't watched Home Alone or While You Were Sleeping!  It's not Christmas until those are watched.  If you've been reading since last year you would know that I have my own little Christmas Eve tradition of watching Sister Act 2 and The Mighty Ducks 2.  Weird movies, I know, but I've been watching them for the past 16 years.  Since we have Evelyn I'm afraid I'm going to have to break the tradition somewhat (still watching them but maybe not Christmas Eve night) and incorporate actual Christmas movies.  

Have a good week and be sure to spread cheer!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Bunko!

This past weekend my sister hosted a Bunko party at her house.  LOVE playing some Bunko.  It gets loud and louder!  I woke up Sunday with a very sore throat from all the yelling.  It can get pretty intense :) Here's some pics.....

And of course there is this little amazing person.....

Did I mention that Saturday is my 5 year  wedding anniversary and my wonderful thoughtful husband is taking me to a Thunder game?

I am SO READY to Thunder Up!!!  Can't wait!

Happy 12/12/12

Friday, December 7, 2012

Santa Baby

Evelyn had her first pic with Saint Nick last weekend and guess what?  She did AWESOME!  I was really thinking there could be some sort of freak out.  I was ready for it.  The baby two people in front of us had herself a little crying fit (which I actually thought was pretty stinkin' cute) so I just knew Evy was going to be winding it up any minute.  

I plopped her on Santa's lap, daddy and I took our spots behind the photographer and we then did a little dance or two.  (Waving our hands, clucking like a chicken, smiling like fools, you know, those parents.)  As soon as that smile showed up on her face you could hear a chorus of "Awwwwwww" coming from everyone around us.  Okay, so maybe it was just the next few people in line, but I feel the need to exaggerate the story just a little bit.  

First pic with Santa = SUCCESS
Next year when she is one and is way more aware of her surroundings = POTENTIAL FAILURE

Waiting in line for Santa

Merry Christmas!

Can you believe my little birdie is 5 months already?  Only 5 months and my picture collection of her is EXTREME.  I don't care.  I'm documenting everything.  I never want to forget how things were and looked.  She'll want to know about it all one day.

I finally gave in and moved her to her crib.  She was just getting too big for the bassinet and I've known it for awhile but I wasn't ready to let her go.  Oh, there was a break down last Friday night.  I was so sad that she was in a whole other room.  Now that she has all this space, the monitor proved that she is an active sleeper.

Can't leave Phoebe out.
She wants to be included in the blog too.

Aaaannnndddd this picture makes me happy
Girl Meets World
Google it

It's time to watch the last part of the Thunder game and take myself to bed.  Got a big Christmas Bunko party tomorrow night.  Gonna need some rest.  Bunko's a serious game.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

So, Okay.....

I'm sure most of you know what time of year it is. I'm sure most of you have been looking at your calendar with much excitement.  I'm sure you've been wondering why on earth didn't it make it's yearly appearance in November like it usually does.   Well, according to the bajillion websites I've checked (that may be a bit of an exaggeration) it's supposed to be here on December 17th.

I've got one word for you.....


And I'm saving up some calories for it!!!!