About Me

My photo
My name is Meredith and I am in love with my very best friend, Brent! God blessed us with two beautiful little girls Addison Kaye and Saylor Brooke. Being newly married and a stay at home mom, is a new adventure each and every day but I wouldn't have it any other way! We are living the everyday life of Gods plan! Hope you enjoy following us!


Our Family

Our Family

Addison Kaye

Addison Kaye

Saylor Brooke

Saylor Brooke

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elfy has Arrived!

I am sure many of you have heard of the Elf on a shelf... 
well ours arrived at are house this weekend!

I am so excited to start this Christmas tradition with Addison!

The entire point of the elf on the shelf is for good behavior!
 Every night the Elf reports back to Santa to tell if you have been naughty or nice that day. 
When the elf returns he is in a new spot around the house watching you.

We have friends that have done this with there kids and they LOVE it! They even bring him out during year when they have been acting up and it works great :)

Addison already knows our elf's name... Elfy ... and looks for him every day when you say his name.
Its the little things that make Christmas so much fun!

Remember the count down starts tomorrow... 25 days until Jesus birthday! 
I am very excited to share special traditions we are starting with Addison to help her learn the true meaning of Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Luke 2:9-12
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Crafts

What you need:
Ornament balls ( I used old ones that I already had)
Modge podge
paint brush
tissue paper


1. These are the balls I used
2. I then took the tissue paper and cut it in to strips. 
It is easier to work with..
3. Paint the modge podge on the ornament
4. Stick the tissue paper to the ornament. 
5.Then paint over the tissue paper with modge podge ( this dries clear so use enough to make it stick)
(It took me a while but I got them all covered!)

6.  Let them dry over night to make sure the underneath is not sticky.

7.Finished product
Super easy and a great way to decorate for cheap!

Happy Tuesday!

Merry Christmas, 
The Penzo's

2 Corinthians 5:7

We live by faith, not by sight.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know we did!
It is always great to spend it with family! 

My Nana, Uncle Bart and my cousin came down to celebrate with us. 
They had not seen Addison since she has been walking so it was fun getting to show off her new "tricks!" haha

We started the day with home made cinnamon rolls from my mom..
Addi took a nap and then we headed over to my parents for a fun day!
 Addi was ready to go!
 The Kids table..
 Yummy desserts!

 Uncle Kyle and Addi playing outside!

Addi's pumpkin she painted :)
 Addi eating her 1st Thanksgiving dinner! ( last year she was only a couple months old so just slept)

 We were able to go out and knock our Christmas card pictures out of the way! They all turned out really cute! ( Im not going to share the one I choose.. Have to wait to get our card! :)

 We love our Gigi and Pop

 We joked that this should be our picture... its real life! haha

 4 generation
 We sure do love this sweet girl!

Riding on the newest addition to our family... Pops new four wheeler. Addi wasn't to sure about this!

We had a great day with the family, eating, watching football, and visiting!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

This was Thanksgiving last year... Look how much our sweet girl has grown.

The Penzos

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 100:4

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

days 22..23..24..

Today we didn't do much besides relax at home
..... and it was great!
We haven't had a day at home in a while.

A stayed busy with painting pumpkins for our Thanksgiving dinner center pieces
They turned out too cute and she loved it!

I made a yummy meal I found on Pintrest and just relaxed the rest of the day and got caught up on house cleaning and laundry. 
Crock Pot cream cheese chicken chili
2 chicken breasts, still frozen
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can corn kernels, do not drain
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
1 T cumin
1 t chili powder
1 t onion powder
1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese
Put the chicken in the crock pot.
Top with the corn, drained and rinsed beans,
ranch dressing, cumin, onion and chili powders,
stir to combine then top with the cream cheese.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring one or twice
 to blend in the cheese.
Shred the chicken into large pieces

Hope everyone has a very thankful, fun-filled, food Thanksgiving! 
The Penzo's

Day 22
I am thankful for my car! It may not be huge or exactly my dream car but it gets us where we need to go!
And a huge plus great gas mileage and it is paid off!

Day 23
I am thankful for sweet gifts from my mom and Brents mom!
My mom surprised us with homemade cinnamon rolls for our thanksgiving breakfast and Elizabeth gave me this great ribbon for my Christmas tree! 

Day 24
I am thankful for Thanksgiving!
 I do not take enough time to really say thank you for all the things God gave me that I take for granite every day like health, our home, food, hearing, seeing, family and so much more!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Penzo family!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 21

I am thankful for sweet tea!
Being from the south it is my very favorite drink... And mc Donald's has a large for a $1! Yumm! I remember Brent getting me a lot of these when I was pregnant with A :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Busy but Fun weekend!

I think almost every weekend in December is booked with something at least one out of the two days or some weekends Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Which is a great reminder to sit down, read my bible, talk to Brent and love on Addison because no matter how busy I am these things always come first!

This week/ weekend has been crazy.. not much hanging out out at the Penzo house! 

Friday, Addison and I started our day with some of our sweet friends, Stacey and Rahley, with a play date at there new house. The girls are only about 6 weeks apart and have so much fun together... we are still working on sharing though! haha

Picking cheerios up off the floor!

We came home for a quick nap and then out again to meet Brent's mom at the NWA boutique show. We found a few goodies and of course we had to get a cupcake from Bliss! Yummmmm!
Later that night, Brent and I had the chance to go out on a date. 
We went out to eat and shopping.
 It's always nice to have a little alone time every once in a while!

Saturday, we watched the Hogs win!
Hung out at my parents for a little while, then headed to see the lights on the square.
This was our 1st time to go watch the parade and lights be turned on! 
We will defiantly be going back because Addison LOVED it! 
We met up with a few friends and walked around then all headed out to eat.

 Amazed by the lights! 

 Our favorite right now... Mickey Mouse!

 Santa even flew in for the parade! :)

We had so much fun!

Today, we had big plans ....
 early church, because I had a shower to attend in Fort Smith for one of my sorority sisters and Addison was joining me. I wanted her to get a good nap in before our hour car drive together! haha
That quickly came to a halt when we woke up not feeling well. She had a horrible stuffy nose and cough but I thought it was just "normal" because we have had this for a couple of days..
well seems like weeks...
 and it usually goes away by the mid-morning. 
She went down for a early nap and I went to run a few errands. While I was gone Brent took her to get something to eat and it all went down hill from there... 

She got sick in the car. We thought it was just from her coughing and she acted fine, ate all her lunch and was her normal self afterwards. 
We got dressed, had the car loaded up and headed to Fort Smith. Brent had set up the computer for Addison to watch Mickey Mouse on the way and about to Greenland it stopped working.... so I pulled over ( totally a God thing) and turned around to talk to A and...... 
needless to say we have the stomach bug at our house! :( 
Our poor sweet Addison is sick once again.
Please keep her in your prayers for a quick recovery! 

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
The Penzo's

Day 18
I am thankful for play dates with friends! I have enjoyed getting to know the girls better and also watching Addison interact with kids her age! 

Day 19
I am thankful for good health. Addison has been sick a lot lately it seems but nothing major that a little loving cant fix!

Day 20
I am thankful for my sweet high school friends! After all these years I cant believe we have all stayed so close!  They mean so much to me.
(does this bring back some memories or what?? hahaha)