Friday, December 30, 2016

Way Late Henry and Emma's 11th Birthday Party!

Emma made a comment the other day about the fact that I had not posted pictures or anything about their 11th Birthday and their party.  I have really slacked on updating the blog for the last year or so.  As Ferris Buller says, "Life moves pretty fast...".  I am making an effort to get back to posting on a somewhat regular basis.  I'm not really sure if we still have any followers, but at least one of the nuggets enjoy going back and looking at all of the memories we've had and made with these two little people.  So without further ado, here are the pictures from Henry and Emma's 11th Birthday party!  We had a slumber party with 10 kids over for one night!  It was crazy loud and crazy fun!  We had spaghetti and homemade individual pizzas for dinner and cupcakes made by Ms. Martie at Iced to Perfection.  Emma's theme was Paris and Henry's theme was Star Wars.  They had a blast with their friends even with the delay in having the party.  I got sick the night before the original party date and we couldn't reschedule until almost a month later.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas, 2016


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!  We hope that you have had a wonderful day spent with the ones you love.

What a beautiful gift we have all been given.
Glory to God in the highest!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

 We are very thankful for our family every day.  This year was a bit different from previous years.  We will be getting together with the TX family next weekend when everyone will be home from school.  Today we enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal that was lovingly planned and prepared by Jason/Daddy.  I only helped a little bit.  Jason made a delicious honey glazed ham, twice baked potato casserole, sweet buttermilk corn bread, homemade cream of asparagus soup, and a Smores Galette for dessert. I helped by making the corn bread, Galette, and the casserole.  We are stuffed!
 The man and his ham!

We hope that our family and friends were able to spend this day with the people they love the most.  We know that not everyone can be with their families.  We'd like to say thank you to the men and women of all branches of our military and their families. Praying that one day soon, you can be together every holiday.

We are thankful for a year filled with many answers to prayers, family and friends that continue to support and love us and enrich our lives, and the many blessings from our heavenly Father.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Halloween!


 Emma as "Tape Face" from America's Got Talent.
 Our jack-o-lanterns!
Trick or Treating with their besties!

Family Bon Voyage Party for Cousin Elysabeth-SCAD Freshman Year






Labor Day Weekend we gathered with the family to wish our niece Elysabeth Happy Birthday and say our goodbyes before she heads off this week to Georgia to begin the next chapter in her life.  She starts her Freshman year at SCAD and we could not be more proud of her and all of her hard work.  We sure are going to miss you!

I'm so glad that the nuggets got to spend extra time with you this weekend.  Even though there is an age gap, you three older cousins always include them in everything you do. I think that is pretty awesome and I love seeing the bond that you all have growing stronger.

19 years ago, I was a bit surprised to be invited to stay and be a part of your birth, but I am so glad that I did and  have known you since the second you entered this world.  You have been and continue to be a bright spot, an inspiration, and just a really cool person to be around. Praying for you!

Monday, August 22, 2016

5th Grade!!! 2016-2017 School Year



What?!  How can this be?!  5th Graders already?!  Time is flying and these two are growing up too fast.  We are so proud of them for taking on their new responsibilities this year.  We had a great morning!  The kids got up on time, packed their own lunches, and did their morning chores.  They were both ready before it was time to leave for our walk to school.  

Treetops 5th and 6th graders are trying something new this year.  The kids aren't using backpacks.  So all they have to take each day is their pencil case, lunch box, and water bottle.  And the teachers are trying to ensure that the kids won't have homework this year.  Most, if not all, of their work will be done on computers.  Our campus is working really hard on being more green and going paperless.  

And I am so happy to report that their class sizes are small.  There are about 11 kids in each 5th grade class.  That means more one on one time for each kiddo! The kids are in separate classes and will split their day between three teachers. The other cool part is, they had each teacher last year as well.

And now day 1 of the first day of their 5th grade year is in the books!  They all said that it was a good day!  Emma said it was stressful, but good.  And Henry said it was just busy.  Not stressful.  

I am really going to try to keep the blog updated this year.  So come back and see us!