Saturday, April 5, 2008

March Madness

Sorry for no recent updates. Spring is a busy time of year for us...and March starts the madness. Here are highlights of our month of March, and a little of April. Better late than never.

Easter pictures:

Addie and Matt coloring eggs

Hunting eggs at the Stone's

Doing some Easter baking w/MaJo

Matt fixing cookies

Addie and MaJo's finished product

Addie's checking out her Easter basket

Matt and "his buddy", Tomas, with their new bunnies

All dressed up. The picture doesn't do them justice...they were so cute!

An Easter craft with the fam

Hunting eggs...Matt and his prize egg

The craft of art

Boone's first Easter...he had a special day at church that morning...they called this precious family up to the front, gave Boone a Bible, and prayed over the was really, really special. Especially being Easter morning, and my mom's first time back to church after her heart attack.

Pa and sweet!

Our visit to the circus...the kids had a blast...but the next morning was awful trying to get them out of bed (we went on Thursday night).

And Addie's kindergarten circus. She was a horse trainer...a good job for her. She did such a good job "training" the "horses", giving them horse shoes to wear (they were high heel fancy shoes), and led them in a horsey hustle (similar to a line dance). It was really, really cute.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Under my pillow....'ll find this:

Know what it is? Yes, it is a fuzzy picture of Addie's tooth. She lost her first tooth yesterday (Monday). She has been working on it for about a week or so, and pulled it herself at school yesterday. The tooth fairy came last night and took her tooth and left her money. She was very excited! I can't believe how quickly she is growing up. It breaks my heart. But she looks so cute with it gone. And man, they never stop teething do they??? They get teeth as babies, lose them, get some more, need braces, need wisdom teeth out...they teeth for 16-18 years don't they?? Maybe that's why our kids are irritable alot. Who knew?!? :)

(Her "haircut" is starting to grow a little, too!)

A fuzzy close-up

Here is a picture of Addie and Matt meeting Boone for the first time. Kids under 12 were not allowed in the nursery due to the flu, RSV, etc. so they had to meet him through the window of the nursery. They were so excited to meet him!!

Here is just a cute picture of them waiting to go to church on Sunday morning. They were all ready and were waiting on the cue from Jeff and I for them to head to the car. As they were waiting, Matthew laid down in the floor with his Leapster, and Addie sat down in the floor to watch. It was a quiet, sweet moment, which can be rare around our house these days. I was glad I had my camera handy to capture it.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Baby Boone

Baby Boone (my baby sister Holly's new little baby boy) made his entrance into this world on Wed. night, 2/20. It was a quicker than expected arrival, but very much welcomed!! He weighed 6 lbs and is 19 inches long (he is tiny!!!). And he is one of the calmest babies I've ever seen. He is just perfect. Congratulations, Holly and Levi. We are so happy for you, and can't wait to get there to see him again!!

All swaddled up...

Boone and his Aunt Heidi. He whimpered every time someone took him out of my hands :).

Boone and Pa.

I think his lips and nose are so precious!!

MaJo giving the new mommy a talking to.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Mission...

Jeff and I once again were blessed to be able to attend Winterfest in Gatlinburg this past weekend. Although the word awesome loses some of its' powerfulness because of its' overuse, the weekend was AWESOME in the truest sense of the word. The theme was "The Mission", and the sessions focused on...knowing Jesus, being Jesus, seeing Jesus, and sharing Jesus. It was incredible. I am completely transformed, I hope for that to be renewed every morning, and I am challenged to know Jesus, be Jesus, see Jesus, and share Jesus. I pray the same for you....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow Bunnies for a Day

We had a blast playing in the snow this past weekend on a little weekend getaway. Hope you enjoy our pictures (it's a little hard to keep a camera handy while trying to snow tube, but nevertheless, I got a couple)....

Monday, January 21, 2008

Two Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.... fell off and bumped his head. Mama called the dr. and the dr. said...."4 stitches, a bandage, and tylenol...and no more jumping on the bed". Not the way I had envisioned spending my afternoon. But, he's fine now. It gashed it all the way to the bone...pretty gross. And I won't say the spouse who caused it. And we normally don't put bobby pins in his hair, but I had to do something to keep it out of the wound (Jeff is not proud of that at all!!).

Also, about a week ago, little Ms. Independent decided her hair in the front was bothering her, so, she just cut it all off. It looks pretty bad, but I think she learned a lesson...hopefully.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Our Weekend (without a camera)

We went to Cookeville this weekend. It was a pretty action packed weekend to only have been a day+half trip. We:

--visited my sister Holly in the hospital. She fell Friday morning and had to spend 24 hrs. in the hospital being observed. She is fine, and so is baby Boone, thankfully.,

--watched my nephew Jaxson play a basketball game. It was hilarious!,

--played at Jaxson and Heather's house.,

--visited my sister's (Haven's) new house. They are almost ready to move in and their home is beautiful!,

--went to a rodeo,

--went to church,

--celebrated Pa's (my daddy's) 60th birthday and my birthday.

We always have a great time visiting our sweet family in Cookeville. When I visit it really makes me want to move home. With all 3 sisters and their families, plus mom and dad being there, it is so tempting just to pack up and move. I know it would be different if I lived there, but still, it makes me really homesick. Enough of that whining. Hope each of you had a good weekend, too. We will be enjoying a day off from work tomorrow-Yea!