Sunday, October 28, 2007

Little Witches

Tonight was trunk or treat at church. We had a great time. Emma was super cute in her witch costume....Mama was a witch, too. Cousins Hannah and Haley and Aunt Amy and Uncle Joel also came!!

Emma is almost 16 mos old now. She LOVES people! She says "hi" to everyone. Her favorite words are: baby, Nana, Mommy, apple, and no". Lots of fun!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Prayers Needed

Jody's cousin, Boothe and her family are dealing with an unbelievable test of faith. Their 2nd daughter, Copeland, was born with Trisomy 18 6 days ago. She was not expected to survive longer than and few hours. Boothe has an inspiring and heart-wrenching blog:

Eventhough it will probably make you cry, I encourage you to read it. She is honest with her emotions but testifies daily to God's power and wisdom. I am amazed by this mother's faith and encouragement while dealing with such a terrible situation. Again, I encourage you to read it and take in her closeness to the Father.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

10 years ago!!

Here are some pics from my 10 year high school reunion. It's hard to believe I'm sooo old!! I had a good time and was able to catch up with friends I had not seen in 10 years.... Some high school social injustice was remedied - one of the hot, football players came up unattractive and chubby!! Anyway, enjoy the pics!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's been a long time!

Well we've had an exciting summer....traveling ALL over the country. Since I blogged last, I have been to College Station, Pennsylvania, Nashville, and had our 6th anniversary plus a few other fun days. But it's over...I start back to work tomorrow!! Which is both good and bad. I'm ready, but I'll definitely miss the time home with Emma. I think it will be good for her to get back into a routine with Ms. April and playing with Dakota. I'll spend time this week posting pics of our travel and everything....more to come soon!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Finally posted

Well, we;re back home and I have uploaded Emma's birthday pictures. I am going to try to make a slide show....we'll see. The party went well, but Emma was only mildly interested in her cake. Needless to say, we don't have any great gooey-faced pictures. They're cute anyway!

Emma woke up from her nap, so I'll add more later :-)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

On the road again...

We are still traveling. Now we're in TN. The funeral for my aunt was on Monday in MO. Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words during this time. It was really sad for us to lose her, but we know she is in a much better place. Jody and I figured out we have hit 7 states this week!! After visiting friends in Columbia, MO, we headed to Nashville to visit with Jody's cousin before my family reunion (also in TN). Needless to say, I haven't been able to upload any pics from Emma's party yet.

Thanks to all who gave advice on the party. The party went well. We all had a great time. Emma ate only a little of her cupcake and even less ice cream. But, she definitely enjoyed herself. She LOVED being the center of attention (and looked really cute, too)!! We had about 30 people at the house. Jody enjoyed showing off all our (mostly his) hard work and grilling out. The kids had fun playing the "hot potato/gift" game and hitting the pinata. And of course, eating!!

New things from Emma...when asked what a dog says, Emma says "woof woof" she can also tell what a cow says (although intermittently). When opening her birthday presents, she said "oooh" if it was clothes - she's her mother's daughter!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ready to party!?!

Emma's party is coming up. We've been working to get things ready...mostly the house. If you didn't know, we bought a foreclosure that we've been remodeling. The party has spurred us on to get more done before everyone comes over. We're almost ready for the before & after pictures of the house. I'll post them soon!

Any suggestions on entertainment for adults at a one-year birthday party? I have a pinata and game for the kids who will be there (only 3 or 4 kids the rest are adults). I'll have pics of the party and Emma with cake after Saturday!!

Please remember my family in your prayers. My aunt died this morning and we will be heading to MO after Emma's party. Thanks!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Working on it....

Well, I'm trying to figure out all this blogging stuff and I've added new pictures. Any suggestions on how to change the background to something more interesting and/or how to add a slide show of pictures???

Besides working on our new blog, we're getting ready for Emma's big 1 year old birthday! Her party is coming quickly. It's hard to believe it's been a year since she was born!! Now she is walking everywhere and loves playing, "talking", and getting others' attention. She's a ham, just like her daddy (or maybe a little like me :-)).

Since I'm catching up, I'm going to add pictures of Jody's 10 year class reunion, our visit with the old roommates, and Brady's graduation. A few weeks ago we go together with two of Jody's old roommates, their wives, and daughters before Chris, Merry, & Annie headed to "The North". It was a short but nice visit. The girls had fun together.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Starting over

Well, I'm trying a new blog. I previously set one up with my email account, but I've had a lot of trouble with people being able to view it. Hopefully, this will work better and you all will be able to keep up with Emma and her parents! So here we go.....