Wednesday, February 18, 2009


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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wow. . I'm so past due on an update!

Here are some Halloween pics!  The fourth baby is my nephew, Firefighter Caden.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Moving and Ike-ing

Well, looks like we chose Hurricane Ike's big weekend for our big move! Thankfully, Stephen and the moving crew got all of our stuff from the storage building to the new house today. . .and quite a bit of our condo stuff, too.

Instead of being at the new house unpacking (like I'm anxious to do, of course), we'll be spending the weekend at the condo riding out the storm.

The name of the game is holding plans loosely. . . God knows and He will strengthen us for today.

If you would, pray especially for my parents and grandmama. Grandmama's nursing home issued a mandatory evacuation (it's near NASA), and so she is now at my mom's house. The crazy thing is that my parents' house is also in a mandatory evacuation zone.  . and my grandmama is bed ridden and requires around the clock care.. . so pray for them, please. :)

OK. . that's the update! :) Thought I'd share. . .

Friday, September 5, 2008

First Day of School Pics and Baby News. .

Our two school kids! They were excited. . and both had great starts to the school year.

Aren't they cute??

This is a rare family pic from Labor Day at my parents' house. We celebrated my sister's and my dad's birthdays.

And in other news .. . .for my blogging friends who may not know already, our family will be growing. . . and she's a GIRL!!  We had an ultrasound today and got a clear shot! :) Praise the Lord!  We are excited and amazed at God's plans for our family.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sea World

We went to Sea World for the weekend and had a great time. It was the perfect way to finish off the summer. . next week is our last week before school starts!

Here are some pictures of the kids:
on the Shamu roller coaster

right after the roller coaster ride--super excited

sweet Maddie helping Hope get her life jacket on for the lazy river

our baby girl

our silly boy

Stephen and the kids

another roller coaster shot

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Birthday News. ..

. . we are home this week! Yea! Jackson and I celebrated our birthday this week. Monday was the big day, and we went to an Astros game that night. We had awesome seats, and Jackson thought it was great.  I can't believe he's four!! Then, on Tuesday night, we had a Hot Wheels party at the club room and pool at the condo where we live. It was a tons of fun with friends and family.  Here are a few pics:

We had a big pancake breakfast Monday morning

Arriving at his first Astros game. . pretty exciting

Stephen and Madison having fun

We're here!!!

Hope is a party girl! She could not wait to get to the party, and she had a blast the whole time! She especially loved talking to Valerie-she kept saying "baby" and then babbling away at her. Hope talks in these long, emphatic strings of baby talk--she know every word that she's saying and she emphasizes the important parts with head gestures and hand motions. Too cute!

the happy chaos of opening presents. . 

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

. . .and again!

This week we're in Anderson, South Carolina with Student Life for Kids! This is our first time to do kids camp--and it is so fun! They are precious! Our kids are back in Houston spending time with their grandparents--all of them! Marsha had them Tuesday and Wednesday (with a zoo trip with Gene on Tuesday) and with my parents until Friday when we get back.

Wow! The summer fun never stops!

See you later!