In response to this comment on my previous post:

Brandy, I'm so sorry you feel that way about seeing me. I love you and all of your family and have for many years. You know who I am.

By Anonymous on Thanksgiving Weekend.... on 11/28/10

By being anonymous could make you a lot of different people because as we all know Pigeon Forge is the happening place to go for all of us southerners so seeing a familiar face isn't unheard of. 

As far as loving my family...what that means to me and to you must mean different things.  When you love someone, especially for years, you support them.  If you disagree with one's actions or opinions you either confront that one person but you do not judge them. Whether this person is wrong or not it is not your place to decide nor your place to openly hurt them.  As far as I am concerned, who has time to fight battles that is of no concern to them...don't we have enough battles of our own to fight?!  Life is hard enough without our "lifelong" friends making it more difficult.  

I am not trying to start a battle with anyone...I am only supporting my family and friends because I love them and will not be the one who judges their actions.  Like my mom always tells me..."Think before you speak or act because your actions and words have consequences."

Not Anonymous....


Thanksgiving Weekend....

Wilkins xmas outfit mom made her...
she literally stopped traffic

...what a fun weekend?!  As soon as I got off work (a wonderfully steady, organized, and completely fun day...NOT) on Thursday mom, Wilkins, and I took off to Pigeon Forge to get busy shopping!

We left Murfreesboro at about 6pm in the pouring rain to make it to Pigeon Forge to hit the Disney Store by 11pm.  Wilkins slept the majority of the trip and then was a trooper while we shopped.  She was in her pjs and had a blast and believe it or not she was up until 4am with us.  We got tons of good deals even though it was a miserable experience because of the steady drizzle of rain.  IHOP was the happening place to go to but it was good and hit the spot then off to bed we went.  Slept until about 11am Friday, ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and then off we went shopping again.

This is the outfit that had everyone's head turning everywhere we went all day long. 

Wilkins posing with
Santa and Rudolph

It was kind of odd with just me, mom, and Wilkins running around without LeAnne and Haley but at the same time it was also fun.  We went to the Christmas Shoppe which Wilkins loved.  She was like a kid in a candy store.  It was so funny watching her running around looking at all the different stuff.

Wilkins was all about posing for pictures.  She kept saying "mum mum take a picture".  She has started calling me that for some reason and refers to herself in the third person now all the time.  Who knows?!  She is changing everyday...it is absolutely amazing to me.  Her eyes tell exactly what she is feeling which is something she definitely gets from me.  She counts to 12 and must have learned it from Nick Jr because none of us taught it to her.  She is almost to  smart for her own good. 
The closest Wilkins will get to Santa
and this one is fake and I still had
to make her!

 After doing some more shopping and running into someone I had rather not have, (someone who claimed to care about and use to call themself a friend of our family) we went to Aunt Sheila and Uncle Herbie's cabin to eat some leftovers with them along with Aunt Veta, Kyle, Amy, and Debra and let Wilkins play with Ellie (Emily) and Blake.  The kids had a blast and we adults just sat around talked and laughed.

Wilkins and Blake watching the
Wizard of Oz
Wilkins played with play dough for the first time (unless she has at Yaya's house) I think.  And now all she talks about is "play dough".   

Uncle Herbie, Ellie, Blake, and Wilkins
watching Wizard of Oz
Who knows what they are talking about?!
Kyle playing with the kids...
I think he was having more fun.
Then on Saturday we met up with the rest of the clan again to let the kids ride race cars and play some games.  Unfortunately we had to drag Wilkins and Blake away crying.

Wilkins and I riding her first race car




Uncle Herbie with Wilkins and Blake


Playing catch up....

 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Halloween weekend was super busy!!  Besides working all three of those days we also went to a Halloween party at the church on Friday night, the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, and then a birthday party Sunday afternoon, trick or treating that night! It was super eventful to say the least. 

Wilkins had a lot of fun and got tons of candy which of course left her bouncing off the walls.

She wanted to be so many things for Halloween that I just got tired of hearing it all and picked something out myself.  She started with telling everyone she wanted to be a "halloween party"...gotta give her credit it is pretty original!  We laughed at her when she would tell people that because they would just look at me like "did she really just say that".  She then wanted to be Jessie, Mickey (yes Mickey not Minnie), Peter Pan, a princess, Tinker Bell, etc...so we went with Dorothy because it was super cute (pretty inexpensive).

Mom, dad, and I took her to the pumpkin patch by herself which wasn't as much fun as it wouldn't have been if the rest of the kids had of got to gone.  She had fun though and that's all that matters.  Here is the funny thing though...her little pumpkin has been sleeping in the bed with her!  Very uncomfortable I might add!

I know it is uncomfortable because she has been sleeping in my bed for the past couple of months.  When we moved we took down her baby bed and was looking for a "big girl bed".  I took forever finding what I wanted for her but I finally did and it was delivered today!  Yaya and I painted her room last night and of course Wilkins helped....yikes!  Today they delivered her bedroom suite and I got her comforter and all on both beds....she was super excited to have her own bed!  I will post pictures soon when I get everything put together but here is an idea:

Two black twin beds with polka dot comforters, turquoise walls, striped curtains, Minnie and Daisy picture....you got the theme yet?!  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse....it is turning out to be super cute.  Can't wait to take pictures and show you.