Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Peace and Quiet

That is exactly what we needed and experienced while on a mini getaway, just the two of us this past weekend. We went to Panama City Beach, which was the perfect time of year to go. The weather could not have been more perfect, 78 and sunny! We spent the first full day Christmas shopping for the boys with lunch and dinner out. Our last full day was spent laying out, yes laying out in November! We spent the day on the beach just sitting, relaxing. Then we went out to dinner at one of my favorites, Olive Garden. The weekend was perfect and yes little one's were missed but I have to admit I could have stayed a few more days!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day with Daddy Part 2

Last night, Connor and Kevin were able to go to the Alabama game. This was Connor's first football game to ever go to so he was super excited. He has been watching football on tv this whole season and is obsessed with who wins. Kevin said they had a great time and Connor really enjoyed himself. This morning when I was talking to him about the game he said "you know what mom, they didn't have any commercials at the game last night." I thought that was so cute because if you know Connor, he is not the most patient child and so watching commercials drives him crazy. And of course, he let me know that Alabama beat the white team up! I am afraid now Connor is going to want to go to the games every week instead of watching it on tv, thankfully the season is almost over!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day with Daddy Part 1

So a few weeks ago, Kevin took Carson to Talledega for his first race. They had such a good time and Kevin said he sat still and watched the cars go by the entire time! Here a few pictures taken by a friend of ours that also went with his little boy.

Connor's turn is tonight...Alabama football game!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

8 Years Ago

At this exact time, eight years ago, Kevin and I were getting married. In some ways it seems like only yesterday but in others it seems we have been together forever. Now 3 kids later here we are, waiting to see what God has for the next 60 or more years. Last night, we went to Cracker Barrel for dinner and we ran into a customer that comes into Chick fil A every day for breakfast AND lunch, and then to Cracker Barrel for dinner. He was telling us that he and his wife were married 61 years before she passed away. How I hope and pray we have that much time together and hopefully more. God has truly blessed us and our marriage and we cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Party Time

Yesterday, we celebrated Colton's birthday with our family at my parents house. We all had a great time and the boys were so tired when we got home. It was a jungle themed party so my sister, or Aunt Zee as the boys call her, painted all the boys faces to make them look like little animals. Connor chose a cat, Carson a tiger, Colton a lion, and cousin Eli was also a tiger. The boys mainly drove their John Deere tractors around my parents property but my dad also had a hay ride set up. Overall I think the party was a sucess and Colton brought home alot of cool toys!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Two Years Ago

Two years ago we welcomed another sweet little boy into our family. I cannot believe how time flies, it seems like only yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital.

Colton, you are such a blessing to us. You make us laugh at your cute little faces and oh how we love it when you poke out your bottom lip when you do not get your way. You are small but spunky and have so much energy. Your brothers adore you and we all still call you "baby", I am not even sure if Carson knows you have a real name. You love to sing Esus, Esus (Jesus, Jesus) while in the car, pay (play), sing (swing), and go ouside (outside). We are amazed each day by how much you say and how much you understand, you are one smart little boy. We love you so much and are so glad that God has blessed us with you. Happy Birthday our sweet little Colty Bear!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Colton Update

I finally heard from Colton's doctors office yesterday and they are starting him on a medicine to see if it will help with his tummy issues. This medication is typically used for Ulcerative Colitis, but the doctor is hoping this is something minor and the medicine will clear it up quickly. We go back to the doctor on Nov 30 and at that point we should know if the medicine is helping or we will discuss what to do if the medicine is not working. Thank you all for your prayers and concerns for our Colty Bear. I will keep you updated!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


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The Stress of the Perfect Christmas Card

So about this time every year I begin to stress about Christmas cards, particularly the photo that goes on it. Not only do you have to find the perfect card but also the perfect picture(s) to put on it. Well this year, with the help of Shutterfly, it is at least 1/2 as easy. Shutterfly has a new line of oh so cute cards that is going to make my choices a whole lot easier because there are some really great cards that are perfect for our family full of boys! Here is a list of a few of my favorites... With Love Blue, Gltter Glamour Joy, and the Rejoice Lord King. So what about you, what do you usually do for a Christmas card? If interested check out Shutterfly's website for some super cute designs, and then let me know which ones you like the best. Have fun and pray for me as I try to conquer the second part of my stress...the picture!