Monday, December 28, 2009

Thought I'd share the video I gave Wes for Christmas...

Sunday, December 13, 2009


We've been partying this weekend! Caleb's birthday is next Saturday, December 19th, but because he was born 6 days before Christmas we decided to celebrate a little early.
I like to host parties. I REALLY like to think about them and come up with ideas. I really think them and research ideas to death - this DOES NOT mean that I am good at it, but I'm just saying I like to host them. So, when I started thinking about Caleb's first birthday I figured it would be best to invite family and a few close friends. I decided that Wes's parents house would be a great place to have it so it would be closer to family and they have one of the prettiest yards I've ever seen! When I tell you that I like to think about party ideas, I'm not kidding. I checked the farmer's almanac for the December forcast in Dothan around September or so. The average temperature for Dothan in December is around 55 degrees and my thinking was it really doesn't rain that much, maybe we'll get lucky. Well, sometimes it does rain! I mean, sometimes the bottom falls out ALL DAY LONG and it is COLD - Really cold!! That was the way it went on Saturday. Of course I was bummed, but I knew Caleb wouldn't care so I decided it didn't matter. We had the party in the garage, and had one happy little birthday boy and family and friends and cake and balloons to celebrate.
I sure do LOVE that little boy more than I could have ever imagined!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I am behind, but I didn't want to skip over Thanksgiving. We spent Thanksgiving in Hartselle. It was great! Wild (7 kids under 6), but REALLY fun!
I realize I am so underserving to be so blessed. I have lots and lots of reasons to be thankful. I am the most thankful for Jesus that He loves me so much that He came to save me from all of my sins and I thank Him for all of my blessings! I feel especially thankful for this year for our family (the Browns and the Harpers- I understand a little better this year how loved we really are because of how much we love Caleb. Our families are so special to us, and I'm so thankful we get to see everyone pretty often too considering we don't live very close to any of them), our health (something I have really taken for granted in the past, but I've heard so many stories lately of babies born sick and young people with cancer - Thank you Lord for our health!) I am especially thankful this year for Wes's job (we don't take it for granted and I am so thankful he is able to provide for us - especially in a year that SO MANY good, hard working people are unemployed and LOTS of those people are in the construction field.) I am so thankful for the opportunity to stay at home with Caleb. I'm thankful for good friends old and new. I could go on and on- it's been an especially great year! My prayer is that I am thankful in all circumstances even when every year is not as rosey posey as this one. Some pictures...
GMama with C on Thanksgiving

Ashley & Sawyer
Aunt Angela came to see us Thanksgiving afternoon. :)
Although you can't tell it from the pictures. Wes was there too :). >