Huett is seven years old and he FINALLY lost his first tooth! It was on the bottom, left side and you can see it in this picture if you look closely! Huett is thriving at school and his untainted behavior record continues. His teacher told me that if she ever has to leave the room, but has something she doesn't want the students to get into, she can put it at Huett's desk because she knows that he will not mess with it no matter how curious he might be! He's my little rule-follower! He played fall baseball which was a blast, and he is playing basketball right now. He is also in Boy Scouts which he seems to enjoy! Busy Busy Busy little boys make for busy parents! And grandparents!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Not too long after VBS at church, the boys came to us saying they wanted to ask Jesus to live in their hearts so that they could go to Heaven one day (never underestimate the power of VBS in the lives of our children). Mikey and I led them in the sinner's prayer, and a month later, our oldest two sons were baptized! Our families were, of course, in attendance. They were able to capture these great pictures for us!
We go to Highpoint Community Church and their baptism services are quite different from ones I have gone to at any other church!
It's more like a pep rally! They announce the person who is going to be baptized and then the whole crowd cheers! There is exciting music playing. It's really a huge celebration of what baptism stands for, and my whole family enjoyed it!
Sam is 5 in these pictures, and if Huett isn't seven yet, he's very very close!
Sam was going to be sure to be prepared for his dip into the water!
He wouldn't take his hand down the entire time, and the crowd got a big kick out of it!
In he goes!
Now it's Huett's turn!
He was a little more reserved than Sam, as usual! Look at Sambo grinning in the background!
Huett was taking in every word!
Huett's turn to go under!
All done! We were so proud of them!
This is a milestone in the life of any person, and I'm very thankful that my two oldest sons got to experience it together while their daddy and I were standing with them! That is two answered prayers!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
This is sort of just a big heap of pics I've been meaning to get around to. There will likely be several of these posts before I catch us up to the here and now!
Here are the Christmas cards I promised you oh so long ago!
Aren't they great?!?
A few days before Christmas we took the "big kids" to see ELF at the Alabama Theatre!
We had front row seats and it was too much fun!
Our elf, Flick had a lot of fun while he was here but no mess was greater than the one he left when he returned to the North Pole!!
We love our babies!!
All seven of them!!
Taiden, Charlie, and Archer 2 years old
Teagan 3 years old
Sam 4 years old
Ava and Huett 6 years
The Beautiful Ava Claire!!
And her kindred spirit puppy, Lilly!
I'll be back with some more interesting posts, hopefully! I just really wanted to start getting some of these pics off of my phone and into my blog!!
We are having an outstanding summer, and we haven't even gone on vacation yet!!
Happy Playdays everyone!!
Coming Soon: Fun Summer Events!
And most importantly, BASEBALL!!!!!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
So, I've come to the conclusion that sometimes
life can knock the breath right out of you,
and sometimes it can take your breath away.
Life around here isn't perfect.
In fact, it's far from it,
but in the midst of it all,
I'm more than thankful for
my husband who is a great father to our sons,
my Huett who is smart, caring, careful, and considerate,
my Sam who is hilarious, spiritied, and full of wit,
my Charlie who is my absolute heart.
My parents and my in-laws without whom lives around here would come to a screeching halt!
My brother and sister, who are the coolest, most awesome siblings in the world.
(You should all be very jealous)
Three of the most beautiful nieces that exist, and the absolute coolest nephew on Earth (that's not an exaggeration)
An amazing new church and church family when we absolutely needed it most.
I've never felt more at home and at peace than I do now.
Thank God for the people he has put at Highpoint Community Church
and for allowing us to stumble upon it in a way that only God himself could've orchestrated.
A summer full of great vacations and birthday parties
A chance to visit family in their part of the country instead of them visiting us in ours!
I'm grateful for all of you who I see still visit my blog on a regular basis waiting for an update, despite the fact that I've only updated about 4 times in the last year.
I resolve to do better for you guys, but really selfishly, for me.
This blog helps me keep up with "us" for years to come!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Blessings to you all.
Posts coming soon:
Christmas decorations 2011
Christmas cards 2011