Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Year.....New Projects

I know it's not officially 2010 yet, but it is the week of. I normally use this time off from work to complete a few projects I've had in mind during the year, and this year is no different.

First up was the playroom re-do. Anna Kate was ready for a more grown up look and since I spend as much time in there as she does, we decided to go for something that we both like. I didn't take any pictures of the completed playroom simply because I have a few more art pieces to paint for the wall, but I'm finished, I will take pics. In the meantime, here is one piece I did yesterday.

I hand painted the zebra print on the mat and added a pink border. I'm having the next pic printed as 11x14 for it. I can't wait!

Next was a new chair for AK's desk in her bedroom. E, Jeff's mom, gave me one of her old ladder back chairs (I think she told me it was her grandfather's) a month or two ago. I painted it white and converted one of AK's many bed pillows into a cushion and tied it on. I love it!

And finally, I've picked up crocheting again. It is so relaxing to me. These are a few my latest pieces.

This is an iPod pouch. It was my first one, so don't laugh.

I'm proud of this one! There are some things I will do differently on the next one, but AK loves it, so I'm happy :c)

Yesterday was an all-day pajama day...we enjoyed doing projects and playing games. Mama won the first game of Candyland :c) Daddy won the next two. Poor AK.....we are an extremely competitive family.

And now I'm headed for the shower and Wal-Mart to get supplies for my next project for the playroom :c)


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

I'm just toooo tired to type out a play-by-play, but in short, we all had a GREAT Christmas. I missed seeing my family, but we were lucky to have spent some of our day with E & D, Jeff's Mom and Aunt. Below is a slide show I threw together for you :)

Christmas 2009 from Katie Lee on Vimeo.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Class Christmas/Pajama Party

We had so much fun at Anna Kate's class party this morning. All the children came dressed in their warm pj's and slippers. So.Cute! After the party I checked her out and let her go home with her BFF Anslee, while I came to work. We'll be leaving when I get off, headed to North Alabama for the Lee Family Christmas. It's cold and raining (again)....would love some snow, but I'm sure it's not in the cards. A girl can dream. Especially one from West Virginia who grew up with snow on the ground during the Holidays....

Anna Kate & Jacob

Anna Kate & Mrs. Orr

Mrs. Orr's Kindergarten Class 2009/2010
Singing Christmas Carols
Dancing to the Chipmunks
Anslee & Davis
Jacob, Anna Kate's 'sweetheart' since 3 yr old Pre-K

Anslee, AK's wild & crazy BFF :c)


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dance Class Christmas Party

Last night was Anna Kate's dance class and Christmas party. After making sure my Ark could make it through downtown, we got out and ran in like crazy people in the 72-hour monsoon we're still experiencing. Since it was a special occasion, Mrs. Kelly (the instructor) allowed the girls to wear whatever they wanted. (Normally they have to wear a black leotard, pink tights and can wear a skirt of their choice. The girls were so excited to break out something different.) They danced for an hour and fifteen minutes and then 'partied' the remaining 45 minutes. They had such a good time and Mrs. Kelly made all the girls the cutest little pink drawstring bags for their ballet shoes. Thanks Mrs. Kelly!

Practicing her tour jete

Watching the big girls


Monday, December 14, 2009


I have a ton of pictures to post, since I've been SO lacking in updating the blog. So here you go....



The end :c)


Sunday, November 22, 2009


As we were waiting for Jeff to get home from work yesterday, AK & I went outside for a little while and naturally, my camera went too ;c)

When Jeff did get home we loaded up and went to Montgomery for the afternoon. Jeff's mom (E) wanted to go with us to see Santa (see previous post) and I had asked her if she would attempt another family pic for us. It was yucky outside, so we were forced indoors, which turned out great. E, I think we have a winner!!!! You don't get to see until you get your card, but I will leave you with one of AK :c) Thanks so much for suffering through our chaos and was worth it!

Also, thank you even more for allowing Jeff and I to go to dinner by ourselves. I don't remember the last time we've done that :c)


Santa Wish List

We took Anna Kate to see Santa yesterday. We were so proud of her. She marched right up to him, wish list in hand, and showed and described every single item on her list (4 pages). She wanted to be sure he didn't miss a thing, LOL!


Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon Mania

Last night was our New Moon Dinner Party and Movie Premiere. We'd been waiting for this night for over six months! We had a wonderful time! Looking forward to June, ladies!!!!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's beginning to......

look a lot like Christmas! At least in our neighborhood. Every year it seems like the decorations go up earlier and earlier, which if you know me, isn't a problem at all. In fact, I would bypass Halloween altogether and just go straight to Christmas decorations...but, I guess I would look a little nutso to those going by.

So, if I can't decorate my house yet, I'm going to do it here :c)


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Card Blahs

Why is it so difficult for me to design a Christmas card for our family, when I can whip them up for everyone else amazingly fast? I don't know either, but I've spent the better part of this week trying to get inspired. I won't show you the card designs, but I will share a couple of the pictures from today's mini shoot with Anna Kate.

You'll have to wait until you get your card to know which ones I used :c)