Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Several of you have asked to see pictures of what I've been making for Addie so here are just a few of them. They all were made from Sandi Henderson's patterns, which I dearly love!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Today was the first grade spring musical, "BUGZ" at Rouse. It was the cutest program about...what else? Bugs! The kids did a super job and had a great time. Will was the Bug MC and also had a part in one of the songs, "Going on a Picnic".

Gatlinburg for Valentine's!!

I had a huge surprise for Valentine's Day. It was also Randy's 40th birthday, so he surprised me with a trip to the Smoky Mountains!!! We left on Thursday and came home on Sunday evening. We stayed in a cabin on top of a mountain (it was actually the same cabin that where we honeymooned) and it was so wonderful. We went to Cade's Cove, Newfound Gap, hiked some trails, and ate, ate, ate!! We even managed to get some shopping in (of course!!!). The kids stayed with my parents and had a wonderful time with them. Thank you Mimi and Papa for keeping them so we could get away for a few days!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Will and Parker's 7th Birthday Celebration

This year, instead of doing a huge party, Will decided to take just a few people and go bowling with his best friend, Parker. Parker invited a bunch of his friends.They had an awesome Star Wars birthday cake. It was a huge hit...and not only was it beautiful, it was delicious too!!! The boys had a great time bowling and eating cake and ice cream. Here are just a few pictures from the morning.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Will!

Will celebrated his 7th birthday last week on January 2. I can't believe my first baby is 7!!! Where in the world has the time gone? It seems like just a few weeks ago that we were bringing home that new, tiny little baby boy home from the hospital and embarking on the wonderful journey of parenthood. We're so blessed to have him. He's so very full of life and energy and fun, yet he's compassionate and at the same time, all little boy! He's such a good big brother to Addie and Wyatt...they're lucky to have him for a big brother and we're blessed to call him our son.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wyatt and the Z06

Wyatt absolutely loves Corvettes. Our friend Sam brought over the Z06 for a little visit this afternoon. Wyatt just went crazy when he saw it...he loved it. Sam let him sit in it, and offered to take him for a ride, but he didn't want to do that. Sam and Randy took it out for a drive. Boys and their toys!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

We've had such a wonderful Christmas. The only sad thing is that it passes so quickly. We look forward to it for so long with such great anticipation, and then it's over in a flash. On Christmas Eve, we spent the evening with my parents at their house and went to church with them to have the Lord's Supper and pray. Then we ate dinner at their house and exchanged gifts with them.

This morning, the kids woke up bright and early to the sound of sleigh bells ringing!!! They jumped out of bed and were yelling that they heard sleigh bells. Randy and I thought we had heard something too, but you know how it all of the excitement of Christmas, maybe we were just imagining it. Santa was very good to the kids and some very nice gifts were left for them. After breakfast, we went outside to turn our outside lights off and there at the edge of the porch, Will found a reindeer collar of sleigh bells. One of the reindeer must have lost it when they took off from our house. So they DID hear sleigh bells ringing!!! Ahhhh.....the magic and wonder of Christmas :)

We can't forget though the real reason that we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Randy read the story from Luke 2 and all throughout the day we could hear the kids saying Happy Birthday Jesus. Addie asked if he was having a birthday party in heaven.

Enjoy a few pictures from our day!