Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Waco Christmas Celebration

This year we went to see the Waco Christmas Celebration at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.  Before the show they had a petting zoo which was great for the lil' ones.  I was impressed at how kid friendly the program was.  Hopefully we will go again next year!
Props to Wendy for the pictures!

My handsome boys!

The fam!

Cousins Colton and Bridgit

Ok I had to touch the camel/lama/whatever it is TOO!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Baby Boy to Toddler Boy

Our baby Boy is growing up. Yikes!  The past couple of weeks, Randy and I have been working super hard in Bradys room converting his bed from a crib to toddler bed, painting, hanging a new fan, crown molding, so on and so on...  With the exception of wall hangings, the room is complete! Before and after pictures...



Thanksgiving #2

Thanksgiving number two.  Could it be that we have too much family?  Naaa, its just that we like to EAT!

I think he said "Wheat"

Bridgit and Brady lovin' on the horses.

I love this photo!  Typical boys!  Shooting carrots at the horses with a sling shot. 

Brady gone Country (thanks to Uncle Billy)

Thanksgiving at the Lake

We spent a few days at the Lakehouse for Thanksgiving.  The food was delicious, the company was delightful, the scenery was breathtaking, and these memories are forever...

Sweet Moments

Brady was being sweet on his Daddy and I had to snap these precious moments.

Randy and I walked into Bradys room the other day, and there he was working on his truck saying "barries" which means "batteries"  He was wanting to change out the batteries!  Too cute! 

Monday, November 24, 2008

Give Thanks

Recently I held a playdate here at the house for the first time.  I invited some moms over that are friends and some that were acquaintances.  I knew it was going to be interesting because no one knew each other and really I did not know some of them well at all.  When the invite went out it was somewhat last minute and I didn’t expect a very big turnout.  However, we had 12 children turnout and it was fun and insane at the same time!  That day my acquaintances turned into friendships.  I feel thankful for each and every mom that I was able to befriend and get to know better that day. 

One Mom in particular warmed my heart that afternoon.  This mom I have known for a very long time, however I have not spent time with her since we were in the youth group together.  She is a busy mom/wife with 3 kiddos, ages 3, 2, and 8 months.  Regardless of the fact that it interfered with naps or that she had to work an overnight shift that night, she made the effort to be here.  I am truly thankful for such a flexible friend!  This reminds me of a song by Tracy Lawrence called “Find out who your friends are.”


“Never stop to think 'what's in it for me?' or 'it's way too far'

They just show on up with their big old heart

You find out who your friends are”


Thank you to all of my friends who have been so loyal and reliable through the years.  And here is to me being a better friend. 

Although, there seldom is a day that passes when I don’t feel Thankful, this time of year has me feeling extremely Grateful.

First and foremost, I am incredibly Thankful that I know our Great Lord, Savior, the one who made the ultimate sacrifice for Us.  He is always there for us; he listens, forgives, heals, and blesses our lives and for that I will be forever Grateful. 


I am also Thankful for…

My Husband

My Son

My Family

My Friends

My health

Each new day that I live

My shelter & food

The ability to stay home with my son

Many other things...



For each new morning with its light, 

For rest and shelter of the night, 

For health and food,

For love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.


- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Dewberry Farms

This past weekend we went out to Dewberry farms while we were down visiting Hadley, Emily and Parker.  This is similar to Kaska Farms that is located in West except for that it is about 5 times the size.  You could spend all day out there and still not see and do everything.  We had a great time and thanks to the Adams family for taking pictures since I had a brain fart and forgot my camera, AGAIN!

 I was playing with my computer features on this pic. 

This was hilarious!  Randy and Brady going down this super steep slide!

He loves the pumpkin, I guess...

My dorky friend!

And husband...ok I rode it too!

Parker and I chasing Brady

Emily and my lovable Godson Parker

This was Bradys favorite!  

I would say they had fun

Birthday Madness

I have been very forgetful the last couple of weeks.  I have been forgetting my camera lately, which frustrates me to no end.  I love taking pictures and my camera only made it to one of the three birthday parties we went to a couple of weekends ago.  I also forgot our Camera when we went to visit Hadley, Emily, and Parker and went to the Dewberry farms.  Luckily, Emily took some great pictures!

Graham Birthday Campout

The Birthday boy

There is nothing quite like roasting marshmallows over a fire on a cold winters night (it felt like winter!)