Thursday, November 27, 2008


I feel so fortunate to live in the United States where we actually take a day out to stop and celebrate the things we are thankful for. In a time where we are so busy with so many things, it only seems fitting to take at least one day to stop and celebrate all the blessings God has given us. We've started talking about what we are thankful for each night with Adam. Sometimes he is thankful for bananas or his stuffed cow and some days it is his teachers and his friends at school. So on this Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for:
  • Our Church - it's a place we love to be and celebrate all that God has provided;
  • Ken - he is a wonderful father to the boys, I couldn't ask for anything more, and he's a pretty good husband to me;
  • My parents - for so many things they have provided to me over the years and now for the love they show my boys;
  • Adam and Andrew - they teach me something each and every day. It is so easy to enjoy life when you watch things happen through the eyes of a child;
  • My job - while some days it is filled with stress, I love the fact that I help people in Georgia know that they can attend college and we can help them afford it;
  • Family and friends - our lives are made so much better by the people that are in it.

So, I hope you pause today and thank God for all that he has given to you. Sometimes it seems difficult to find things to be thankful for, but at the end of the day, we have been given so much to be thankful for. It is hard to limit it to just a small list on a blog.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Preschool Thanksgiving Feast

I have to start off by saying, that we love our preschool. Our church does such a great job and the boys just love it. Last week was the Thanksgiving feast at school and it is always a great program. Each of the classes sing and then we all travel to the Family Life Center for a Thanksgiving lunch. Adam's class was so cute! They were dressed as indians and it was precious. The photos just don't do the program justice but hopefully we'll have the video clips before too long to share.

Alabama vs. Mississippi State

It was soooo cold! And we were so worried when the game started - Bama didn't look very good that first half. But, they finally started to play and it was a great game. Thanks go to Grammie and Grandpa for watching the kiddies so we could actually go to the game. It was a fun night out, even if it was very cold!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


We had a great Halloween. I was off work so I was able to spend the entire day with the boys. We took Adam to preschool at the church and then I went over for their party. He had a great time. In the afternoon we took Adam back over to Primrose for their party and costume parade. Andrew even joined in on the action. Then Friday night, Adam went to the Trunk or Treat at the church up the road and then trick or treating around the neighborhood. It was a great night!


So here is Andrew in his big boy car seat....and he loves the view now. He was 9 months old last weekend (October 25th). I can't believe 9 months have already passed and am not sure where the time has gone.

He had his 9 month check up on Tuesday. He weighed in at 20lbs 2 oz and was 29.25 inches long. Wow! He is a tall little boy. And yes, I know, he really should still be rear facing in his car seat...but the constant screaming in the van won out and now he can see everyone else.

Trevor's Birthday Party

Last weekend, Adam got invited to Trevor's birthday party. It was a costume party so he got to wear his Halloween costume a week early. He loved his Lightning McQueen pit crew outfit and that it had lights and sounds. Adam could not make up his mind of what he wanted to be for Halloween so I just picked something out. Luckily, he liked it.

Ken took Adam to the party and Adam loved Trevor's scooter. You'll see quite a few photos of Adam riding it.

Boys being Boys

Andrew is always a happy he is after his bath the other night....
Adam decided Andrew's carseat was a great place to sit....he loved that it "rocked."

Pumpkin Patch

Every year our youth group has a pumpkin patch as a fundraiser. We go every year to buy our pumpkins and take pictures. The boys had a great time at the pumpkin patch. Adam always wants to bring home lots of pumpkins. This year I think we brought 4 home. It's so fun to have photos from every year at the pumpkin patch...this is year number 4 and now we have two boys. Things have changed a lot!

Adventures with Timmy

Adam's preschool teacher has a stuffed animal named Timmy. Each week a different child brings Timmy home and photographs him on their adventures. The parents put together photos telling about their adventures and send them back into the class. At the end of the year, Ms. Moskal has a book of Timmy's adventures.

We had Timmy the second week of October and we decided to take him to the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA. It worked out well because my company had a booth there and I needed go to check on it and work for a while. Adam had never been to the fair so we thought it would be a fun adventure. Adam had a great time and Andrew just watched everything! We'll definitely take another trip to the fair next year.

Our Little Soccer Star

Andrew seems to enjoy the soccer ball a lot more than Adam! Maybe he will be the one that is the soccer star. These photos are from the end of September. :-) I'll get caught up eventually!

So behind....

I can't believe how behind I am in posting....I guess it just goes to say we've been pretty busy since we got back from vacation. I'm going to do some catching up and will try to keep the posts somewhat in order. :-)

Here are the last of the photos from our beach trip. My parents came down to join us for a couple of days.