Monday, December 29, 2008


Uncle Brett and Harry came over tonight, along with Grammie and Grandpa to eat dinner.  Guess what we ate?? See previous post.  It was actually my first time to eat deer meat.  It was surprisingly good! Wow. I never thought I would say that.  Anyway, after dinner Brett and Harry went back into Taylor's "Man Cave" and started playing guitar and singing.  They sang Twinkle, Twinkle little Star to Stella, and then I recorded them playing ABC's and Stella sang, too. Enjoy! xoxo

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Deer and Gnomes... Daddy's favorites

Daddy killed a "white tail buck deer munchin' on clover!" (in the words of Alabama) It was an 8 point buck!  He is over the moon.  

Well I don't know if it is a secret, but Taylor LOVES gnomes.  Really, really loves them.  They are hidden everywhere around our house. The other day, I was looking online to find a pattern to knit Stella a little gnome hat, but I couldn't find a good one.  We ended up watching The Golden Compass and I fell in love with Lyra's uber-chunky knit hat.  I had to have it!  So I whipped one up... I think it turned out pretty cute!  And it was way easy compared to a normal stocking cap.  Love it!  

I hope the deer picture didn't offend anyone... Tay was just so excited that I had to post it.  He had his dad and brothers come over to... um... clean it?  Gross.  Whatever makes them happy! Sorry, Bambi!  Stella saw it and kept saying, Reindeer!!  She didn't see anything gross, don't worry.  Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! xoxo

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

We Suttons have had a busy few days! I am sitting at my mother-in-laws house, having a glass of wine and looking at all of the pictures I have taken from the last few days. Yesterday we were at my parent's house, where we got all kinds of goodies... Stella's favorite toys were Baby Alive and a stainless steel pots and pans set. She also got a lot of color wonder art supplies. Taylor got a touch screen GPS and I got a new Mac laptop. EEEKKKKKKKK! My plugged-in days are over. I will be free to blog wherever, whenever! So get ready! Well, if I can remember to. I have no excuses now! So then we got up this morning to do our presents. Stella got a Dora tent, an easel, and so many more presents that she actually got bored opening them. Seriously! My parents and Tay's parents also got together and ordered Stella a Little Tikes outdoor slide thing. She loved it! So we packed up the car and booked it to Grammie and Grandpa's for... guess what... MORE presents! (next year I am going to spread them out all week. This is rediculous!) She got Dance Time Brobee, a toy chainsaw from her Daddy, and lots of other goodies, including a picnic table! Now all we need is warm weather to use all of these outdoorsy toys! We have had a ball watching her open everything, but I am glad that it is all winding down. I need to go through and donate some old toys, because I have NO IDEA where I am going to put everything! Love to all of you! Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Away in a Manger

"the stars in the sky...."

Papa, Mimi and 'Aunt' Judy

Momma and Aunt Cameron

Stella just had her Christmas Program at school on Thursday night. The evening really started out as a fiasco! I rushed to get her after work, and had to take her home for dinner and change her clothes before we took her back to school for the performance. I had her all bundled up and ready... and my car wouldn't start!! I of course freaked out.... and Taylor locked his keys in the car at the school so he couldn't come get me. Of course!! So my dad rushed to pick us up. Then there was an accident at Mission and Crossover, which my dad completely drove right through. The cop was saying NO! NO! but he just kept driving. Hey, we have priorities! And Stella's opening night on Broadway (haha) was the #1 priority. The performance was quick... they brought the tinies out in the middle of the older kid's performance and they sang Away in a Manger twice. Stella even did the motions!! I put the video up, she is on it about halfway through the two minute video. It made me very proud and very emotional. It seems like yesterday she was my new baby, and now she is a Big Girl who is learning to be independent. I hope she always will need her momma, though!

if you want to watch this video, scroll to the bottom

and stop the music player first. Also, she is about

a minute into this video so feel free to fast forward.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tree Trimming Party

Sorry I have been a bad blogger.... we have been so busy with the holidays, blah blah blah... you know how it is! These pictures are from a Tree Trimming Party at Stella's school. It was the cutest thing.... all of the parents come and the tinies show off their rooms. Then you go from one classroom to the next, making ornaments (five in all). Every ten minutes or so, they rang a bell and everyone came into the main area, where they had a big tree set up. The pastor and his sons led everyone singing Christmas carols while the tinies would hang their ornaments on the tree, and do a little singing and dancing themselves. It was precious, the tinies are all so proud to show off their school and their friends. Needless to say, we didn't end up staying too long. It was a big night for a little girl!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


These pics are out of order... this is when we were trying to wake her up
right after her stitches


trying to calm her down before putting her under

in the waiting room before stitches... we had cleaned it up at this point

Well, last night was one of the worst nights of my life. Taylor has been out of town in Vail, so I have been by myself the last few nights. After I picked Stella up from school we went home and as soon as we got there, she went over to the fireplace and pulled on the newly-hung stockings. We don't have hooks, we had metal weights that sat on top of the mantel. SO... that thing came flying down and hit her right between the eye and her nose. She was hysterical and there was blood gushing everywhere, and all in her eye. I was freaking out. I called Taylor and he called everyone to come help me. I got her in the car and drove to the emergency room. When I got there, Brett was there waiting, and my mom, dad, and Cameron came, as well as Kathy, Al, and Addie and Lynne. Everyone was so worried. They could barely get her vitals, she was so upset. They finally got us a room and had to put all these probes on her and give her a shot to put her into 'twilight' sleep. It was the hardest thing to watch her fight going under. Dr. Holden gave her three teeny stitches by her eye and said she would heal up great, no eye problems at all. Thank God! I almost passed out when they were stitching.. I thought I could be tough for my baby but it all hit me at once. Then we had to wait for her to wake up... it was so sad, she was like a little rag doll. I honestly don't think she opened her eyes until 8 this morning. We ended up at the E.R. for 5 hours... it was a long, exhausting night. She is doing so good this morning, we are at home relaxing, coloring and snacking. Hopefully we will be back to normal again soon!! Thanks to everyone for checking on her... she is a very lucky girl to have so many people who love her!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast

On Friday, I went to Stella's school at lunch with my mom and sister for her Thanksgiving Feast. They sang some songs and showed off their Thanksgiving decorations. Then we went to the main area where they had banquet tables set up with place mats for each tiny and the people that came with them. It was some yummy, home-cooked food... and Stella was so proud to show off her school! Did you notice the rockin' tie dyed, beaded, feathered, and fringed Thanksgiving tee she made?? That's my girl.... always a trendsetter! Well, we are off to Hot Springs to continue the Thanksgivingus Festivus Rediculous! I don't even know what that is but I always start out thinking... "I could eat this food every day!" and by the end of it all, it's more like "I better not see another f***ing piece of turkey again for another year or i'll ...!!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New York City!

Posing with Orlando Pita!

Making a long haircut look short

A group of Prop. 9 protesters on the street... there were hundreds of them!

Some "queens" at a bar called Lips we stopped at for a drink... They performed for us even though there was no one in there. Hilarious!

Times Square

Hotel Gansevoort Rooftop bar

Dinner at the Spice Market

I just got back from New York City last night. I went with Misty, Lisa, Deborah, and Tanner for a once-in-a-lifetime Master Styling Class with Orlando Pita at Butterfly Studio on 5th Avenue. We couldn't believe we were invited! There were only 10 or so in the whole class... it was amazing. Orlando was very cool and he gave us a lot of his secrets. He cracked us up with stories of Gwenyth scared of getting her hair cut to styling Amy Winehouse for a Vogue shoot while she was... incapacitated! He said she had worn her hairpieces for three weeks straight and didn't wash her hair. Yuck! We got to do some hands-on with real models as well. The rest of our trip was lots of yummy food and shopping. The first night we went to Spice Market, then we went to the Hotel Gansevoort rooftop, Chloe 81 and another bar down the street. The next day we went sightseeing and shopping all day and ate at the Waverly Inn. The food was so wonderful, and the atmosphere was incredible. That night we went to a little hole in the wall bar and then a place called Room Service where we had bottle service. The next day was class, so afterward we went to Gramercy Tavern... my favorite meal of the trip. It was a five course menu and it was the best experience. No one could decide which restaurant was the best! I had the best time ever, but was so glad to come home. I missed my family!! Home, sweet Home!! xoxo

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fast Lanes

We went to Rogers on Sunday to check out the new Fast Lanes. We were thinking it would be for older kids but we ended up getting Stella some little bowling shoes and playing a game. Is that what it's called? Anyway, it was cute and she was over it after one round. We rounded out the day with a little Cold Stone.... YUM! I love family days :)