Tuesday, November 27, 2007

O' Christmas Tree...O' Christmas Tree

This weekend I decided to start decorating for Christmas. Realizing, right away, that I did not have nearly enough stuff to cover the tree! We got a new tree last year but I guess because I was 8 months pregnant and didn't really want to mess with it, I was okay with a half-naked tree! Needless to say, I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and took care of this problem! I bought LOTS of new ornaments, bows, and beads. While I was there, I decided that Tayson really needed his own "little" tree for his room. He helped me pick out some ornaments and decorations to put on it. We found the perfect place for it in his bedroom, where he can still reach it to take all of the ornaments off and throw them on the floor. I turned over the top to his storage ottoman and it fits there just perfectly! Here are some pictures of us decorating it! (Don't mind the mismatched PJs...that is what happens when Daddy gets him dressed)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

7 Random Things

Amy tagged me with this. I'm supposed to list 7 random things about myself.

Here are the rules:
Link to the person that tagged you.
Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself.
Tag 7 people with their links at the end of the post, and then scout them out to let them know they've been tagged. (I may or may not do this step - so if you reading this and I tagged you - surprise!)

Here goes:
1. I love for Tayson to sleep in the bed with Justin and I. I know, everyone tells me I will regret it, but I just can't imagine that! He loves to cuddle up next to me, and I love it! I have actually gotten to where I cannot sleep if he is not in the bed with me.

2. I graduated from college when I was 20. My birthday is in July so, I graduated in May and then turned 21 in July. It is really wierd to not even be the legal drinking age, but have a college degree.

3. With that being said in the random fact before, I don't drink! I just never have had any desire. I honestly have never been drunk. I have tasted a few drinks but never liked anything! I'll just stick to my Coke!!! People find this extremely hard to believe.

4. I am a BIG tight wad! I love to save money and invest it in different things!

5. This is probably going to be really funny, following the post before, but...I love to shop! I don't shop just to buy things...I actaully love to just go and look. Yes, I do buy, I just enjoy it so much more if I feel like I am getting a good deal!

6. I only wear dress pants from Victoria's Secret. Not on purpose, I just fell in love with these pants. I wear dress pants to work, nearly everyday, and I love their Christie fit pants. I am only 5'5 1/2 but I have really long legs. I have to wear their 36'' inseam (If you have long legs, you know how hard this is to find). I have these pants in: red, light pink, dark grey, light grey, black, brown pin stripe, winter white, winter white with purple stripes, and after Christmas: navy, chocolate brown and another pair of black! If you wear dress pants a lot, you should really try these...you can wear them all day and they still look like they are straight from the dry cleaners!

7. I don't cook! Honestly, my mom always cooked when I was growing up and I just never learned how. I have tried on occasion to cook something but it is always a disaster. I really enjoy baking things like brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc. but, those too, usually don't turn out that great! It is really funny because my little sister was helping my mom make a list of what all we were going to have for Thanksgiving and what my grandma and aunts were bringing and I said "I'll bring something" my little sister looked at me and said "no, that's okay, I think we'll have enough." The truth of the matter is, she knows what it would turn out like! I am actually really fortunate because my husband loves to cook and is an awesome cook!

I tag Angie and Shelley

Weekend Recap...

Friday night Justin and I had a date night. My mom and dad watched Tayson and we went out to dinner and went over to the casino. We had a lot of fun just getting away and enjoying our time together. On a side note, I have a really hard time being away from Tayson, I always feel guilty. Does anyone else experience this? I don't know if it is because I work all week and feel as if I should spend every free second with him??? However, I know that Justin and I need some quality time together too!

On Saturday, Tayson and I went to Gymboree for the first time. This is a new play gym that opened in Bentonville. Tayson had SOOOOO much fun! There were only 3 babies in his class but they had a blast together! If you are looking for something that you can do with your baby, I recommend this!!! Saturday night, we went with Ryan, Amber and Matt to the Lights of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Tayson really enjoyed the Christmas parade and all of the bright lights!

On Sunday Tayson and I hung out at home and did some laundry while Justin went fishing. These pictures below are of Tayson helping me...He is such a good helper!!!

These clothes don't go in the dryer!

Is it time to dust?

Mom, I'll clean out this drawer!

Justin got back around lunch time so we went to Chilis' and ate. After that, we went to Toys R Us and picked out some toys, for Tayson, for Christmas. I am not sure who had more fun looking at toys, Tayson or daddy!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy 10 month birthday to my baby!

I know this is a day late but we have been busy doing things with the funeral so, I figured, better late than never! Yesterday, my sweet baby was 10 months old. It honestly makes me cry everytime he turns a month older because he is just growing up so fast. It is really bittersweet having him get older. I miss the days of having a little baby that was just so fun to stare at for hours, amazed by his little fingers and toes, and all of the facial expressions he made! On the other hand, everyday is such an adventure as he learn new things that I would not trade all of these new experiences, for anything in the world!

Monday, November 12, 2007


This weekend was actually very low key for the Hathorn family. Friday night we went to dinner at my mom and dad's house. While we were there, we found out that one my best friends' sisters died Friday afternoon. My parents are very good friends with her parents and we have grown up together so this was very hard news to handle. They are not certain what she died from so they were performing an autopsy on Saturday to determine the cause. The results are still not back yet. Anyways...we went to their house after dinner and stayed with her family for awhile to try and console them, even though there is really no way to console someone who has just lost a child/sister/friend/etc.

On Saturday night, we had some of our very good friends over for dinner. We had chili and brownies for dessert. Tayson was dying for some of the brownies so I decided to give him a few little pieces to see what he thought....this is the results! I think he loved them!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

2 New Teefies

Tayson now has 2 new teeth (teefies as we call them at our house). It is the top two. You can't see them all that well right now but you can sure feel them. This makes a total of 4 now!

Monday, November 5, 2007

New to this

I am new to this whole blogging thing but decided I would give it a try! It seems like a great way to keep in touch and meet new people.