Monday, November 30, 2009

Here is a Christmas prayer that I came across. Let's remember to not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas!

A Christmas Prayer
"Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake, Amen!"

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving at Meme's house

Kamden, Sam, Eli, Carson holding Preston, Austin holding Garrison, Gabe, and Kade

We celebrated our Thanksgiving evening with Maurine's side of the family. We had a great time visiting with our family, Jeff and Jimmie Nell's family, and Nannie and Pop (Janice and Fred). But, I got the greatest blessing seeing all the little boys being able to get together at one time and play together. Nannie and Pop have nine great grandchildren of which all are boys. And of these boys, eight of them are age three and under. So you can imagine what a great and humorous time that we had together. I feel so blessed that my boys have these cousins to grow up with.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving dinner at Sweet Nanny's house

I know I'm really my mom's favorite!!! :)

Wow! The boys were so wild! And, yes that is a biscuit hanging out of Austin's mouth.

This is my mom and my brother, Brian, and of course Austin had to jump in there just so he could make a face at the camera.

This would be Andrew shooting the kids with a watergun! Thanks Andrew!!!!!

Last night we had our Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's house. This would be Sweet Nanny. I don't know why my boys call her that but that is her grandmother name. It all started when Austin was about 2 or 3. He already called her Nanny, but her name just evolved into Sweet Nanny. The boys were especially wild last night, as you will be able to tell in the pictures, and their daddy doesn't help. He was squirting them with the water gun (in the house). Even the dog was shaking and trying to hide. But, we had a nice time visiting with my mom, Brian, and Angie.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kade now has a big boy room!!!!!

Kade finally has his own big boy room now. He has been sleeping with Austin ever since he was able to crawl out of his baby bed. But, with Austin being in school now and needing to get some beneficial zzzz's in every night, the bed sharing had turned into a big problem. There has been several nights when Austin has got back up out of the bed to tell me that he couldn't go to sleep because Kade wouldn't be quiet and let him sleep. Then, there is the every night issue of them waking each other up, Austin ends up on the couch, and Kade ends up in between me and Andrew probably 5 out of 7 days of the week. Then I end up not being able to sleep so I go to the couch and you can probably guess it........Kade wakes up, discovers I am not in my bed, and finds me on the couch so he can sleep on the couch with me.........then when he goes back to sleep I sneak back in my bed. As you can tell we do not sleep very well and I wake up with a headache almost every morning. But, Kade has been in his big boy bed for several nights now, has not hesitated to go bed, and has slept all night in his own bed. And because of that, Austin has slept all night in his bed, and me and Andrew have slept all night uninterupted. :) And wow is he proud of his new room!! When I first showed him his room, I was sitting on the bed eating yogurt, and he said, "Mommy, not eat on my new bed, go to the table." I said,"okay baby, you're right we're not supposed to eat on our beds are we?" and Kade said,"not sit on my bed either, Mommy." Even during church on Sunday he looked at me and said that he liked his new big boy room. Oh yea, and did I mention that he also makes (or tries very hard to) his bed in the morning? I didn't even know he had it in him. Maybe Andrew should take some notes from his three year old about housekeeping!!!! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Today I took Kade and Kamden to Cheaha and to Lake Chinnabee for a picnic. When I seen the weather was going to be beautiful today, I knew that we had to get out of the house and do something. I could not sit in the house any longer. I was starting to get cabin fever and getting out and doing something is always good therapy for me. :) The boys were excited when I told them that we were going to Cheaha. They didn't know what or where Cheaha was, but they were just happy to be going. That is until I mentioned that were we going to be on top of a mountain. At that moment, Kade starting crying and saying, "not goin' to a mountain. Neber, Eber goin' to a mountain." I don't know why the word mountain put fear in him, but it did. It was quite funny. But, we had a nice day. I wish Austin could of went with us. The warm sunshine, the nip in the air, and the smell of pine was so nice. I loooove the smell of pine in the cool weather.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kamden's Birthday Party

We had Kamden a birthday party on Saturday and celebrated with a fish fry. Kamden was cranky and ill at first because we had to wake him from his nap. Bad idea! But, eventually he got okay with everything and starting enjoying himself. It was nice having the family here and the boys had fun playing with Eli, Sam, and Gabe. Next, it will be Austin's turn in a few weeks!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Today is Kamden's Birthday!!!!!

I can't believe my baby has turned two years old today. The past two years have flown by. It seems like only yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital. Kamden has blessed us beyond words, and he brings something different and something wonderful to our family every single day. As a mother I feel so blessed to have three healthy, beautiful little boys. They brighten my day like nothing else can and I can not imagine a life without my three boys. So Happy Birthday Kamden! I hope you have a great 2nd birthday!