May 22, 2008

It's A Boy World

Garren set the precident and everyone else has followed suite... Brandon and Janell are having a boy! Brandon just called with the exciting news. I think we were all kind of hoping for a girl because it seemed somewhat impossible for Vickie's boys to have a girl. Well, I think MeMe is going to need to pad the walls of her playroom. She'll be having her 4th grandson in November. We're so excited!!

Rebel Weekend

We traveled to Arkansas for Tony's neice, Kerri. She graduated from Highland Highschool. Home of the fighting Rebels. Don't doubt me when I tell you that the school has rebel flags hanging everywhere. Apparently the memo about policital correctness hasn't quit reached Arkansas yet. We're so proud of Kerri. She got a scholarship to play basketball and will leave in August after a summer of working and running basketball camps.

We had a great weekend and even made time to take Jake to a carnival for his 2nd birthday. He made cupcakes and as you can see in the picture he loved sharing them.

Yes, the basketball star is ducking so that I won't appear to be quit the midget that I am... thanks Kerri.

A proud mother and her baby girl...

Kerri showed Jake how to throw water balloons.

They had 3 cats in all. Jake was fascinated and even managed to squirt toothpaste all over Momma cats leg. Yikes!

This duck pond was all he really wanted to do at the carnival. He won a beach ball.

Papa helped him ride the horses.

This dinosaur ride was tons of fun until it lifted in the air. That movement was followed by two solid minutes of crying until it came back down.

We made cupcakes and a cake loaf. Yum

Jake handed out cupcakes and we all enjoyed.

We spent much of the weekend playing hand and foot. It's addicting!

May 20, 2008

A Tale of Two Brothers

Jake at 19 days old...

Luke at 1 month...

May 08, 2008

4 Years

Today is our 4 year anniversary. I can't believe we've been married that long. We've learned so much about each other and how to communicate with each other. We've made it through 1 move, 1 house renovation (ours & various other projects at our mothers houses), 2 pregnancies and now we are facing the perils of having a new born and a terrible 2 year old.

I'm so thankful to have a husband who is such a firm believer. I know that no matter what challenges and joys we experience together we both know that God will take care of our family. I'm looking forward to many, many more anniversaries with the man of my dreams.

Here are the suggested gift items for a 4th anniversary:
British- fruit, flowers
American- linens, silk
Modern- appliances

Our gifts: a weedeater/edger and a camera (I guess we're modern/practical)

May 07, 2008

A Trip To Rowlett

Last week we needed a day out so we loaded up and drove to Rowlett. We had lunch at the office with great grandparents, Pops, Great Aunt Jan, and cousin Matthew. After that we headed to Grandmothers house to feed the ducks that live near her house. Then Mommy got to take a trip all by herself to Super Target. It was a great day. Here are some pictures of the duck feeding adventure.


Today Jake and I decided to bake some cookies. He loves to help cook especially when the mixer is involved. He was a little hesitant to try the cookie dough, but as you can see from the pictures, once he got his first taste he was hooked.