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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Grandparents

Grandparent's Day was last week at preschool. Our babies are so blessed to have all of their complete sets of grandparents and great-grandparents. That means that they have 12 people who love and adore and spoil them to death! We were very excited that 9 of them were able to make it to Grandparent's Day. It was just a teeny bit crazy trying to get everyone situated and to all the necessary classrooms but definitely worth every bit. 

We are so very thankful for the wonderful foundations that our families have laid for us, for our marriage and family to be built upon. They are all so very compassionate, hard-working and giving. Not to mention the wonderful example they have been to us in our faith and walk. We are so thankful for this time we are able to all spend together and for the abundance of love that we receive from our grandparents! We could never tell them enough how thankful we are to have them! 

All of the grandparents and great-grands (except 3)

Sister in her 'detective glasses'

Brother ready for Grandparent's Day

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

one word: TROUBLE
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sister is 4!

It doesn't seem possible but our sweet girl turned 4 earlier this month! It seems like just yesterday that we welcomed our teeny little girl into this world at 6lbs 14oz. She was, of course, the most beautiful baby girl I have ever laid eyes on. 

2 weeks old

1 month old

beautiful baby girl


We love you so very much and are so proud of the precious girl you have become. You are witty, strong-willed, determined, so very smart, and just the most beautiful thing. Every day you bring us new joy. Daddy and I have loved every minute of these past 4 years and can't wait to see what the future holds for you. Your personality and determination will for sure take you far! We can't believe you are getting so big and wish that time could just stand still. We are also so thankful for the opportunity to see your future! 
We love you Baby Girl and couldn't have chosen a more perfect girl for us! 


For Sister's birthday, we had some family and friends over for cake and ice cream! 

She had so many wonderful gifts given to her. We were so blessed to celebrate her special day with such great friends and family. 
Monday, September 26, 2011



Please be in prayer for a very special friend of mine. She and her husband were in a horrible motorcycle accident over the weekend where they were hit by a drunk driver. Sadly, he did not survive. She is in critical condition. 
Specifically please pray for:
-strength for her.... as she deals with the loss of her husband and the long road of recovery that she has ahead of her. She has extensive injuries that will require a lot of strength and determination to overcome.
-for their children.... as they have lost their daddy and are dealing with their mother's injuries and not having her here with them to help them cope and attempt to understand this tragedy. 
-for their families.... as they try to live their lives while enduring this horrible situation. They need strength to be a support for my friend as she recovers, for the children as they endure this, and to make decisions that no one wants to have to make. 
-for peace.... this is a tragedy. no one understands and many people are asking why. 
-for the person responsible for this accident.... I can't imagine the horrible feeling that this person must have after taking someone's life and causing so much harm to another and rocking a family and community to the core, all because of a horrible decision to drink and drive. Please pray that we all (the family, friends, acquaintances) will be able to forgive this person. The anger and upset is very present. 

Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts for such a special friend. She is a strong, determined person who can do this! She is going to need a huge network of supporters and love! 

It is so hard to understand such tragedy but we must put our faith in God and know that He has a plan for us. He will never put us up to something that we can't overcome. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

25 pictures for 25 years

25 pictures to celebrate 25 years!  

My sweet husband turned 25 on August 25th. He is wonderful and we love him so very much! He is the best daddy and such a fabulous partner to travel this life with. He works hard and does everything to provide us with the best life possible!  
So.... without further delay, 25 photos to celebrate 25 years! 

Daddy and his girl

Sister's first snow

Her first trip to the mountains

First elk... Colorado

a man and his pup

Sr, Jr, & III with the Bronco restored by Sr & III

First Day of Preschool

Sister's First UGA Game

Telling Grandy about Brother

Baby Brother

Finally together

Christmas Eve

Easter 2010

Daddy and his boy

25 years!

Happy Birthday Honey! We love you more than you know and are so very thankful that you are ours! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

First Day of School 2011

I'm trying to play a little bit of catch up here!

At the end of August, the kiddos started back to preschool. Sister is in the Three Year Old class and Brother is in the Wee Learn class. We absolutely love ADORE their school. It is fabulous. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a wonderful, Christian preschool for their little ones. If you're interested, send me an email and I'll give you the name and info!

Brother did so great! He walked right in and didn't even mind that his dad and I left. 
Sister was such a big girl and was all smiles! and then cried for the next two weeks! : (

Here are some sweet pictures from this special day. Daddy took the day off to be a part of the big day. 

Excited for the first day!
sweet Sister

Daddy and his kiddos

Handsome Brother

Both of the kiddos had a great day and are learning so much, both academically and spiritually. I love to see them build friendships and strong social skills. I've also met some great friends along the way! 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Morning Scene

I'm linking up for Saturday Morning Scene!
We're in beautiful Athens this morning. Go Dawgs!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Well... here it goes!

So, I've been contemplating blogging for a while now! I finally decided to give it a try. I hope to use this space as a little creative outlet and to document our lives. 
I have a little blog schedule that I've been working on. Stay tuned as I try to recap the last 5 or so years of our life (just a teeny tad behind : /)

And because they're just so stinkin' cute, a couple of pictures of my little monkeys! (someone please help me figure out how to watermark my pictures on my mac!)

A little birthday girl cuteness! 

Brother with his silly hair and bubble madness!

Let's hope for a little more excitement over here on this blog! 
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