Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas to all! This year I did not send a christmas card; I sent an email and am using the blog as my card. Call it lazy, mod, creative, efficient.... We are gearing up for an exciting Christmas with lots of family and basketball. Our picture with Santa was taken after our church christmas play. Drew was a shepard and Reese was Jesus (yes, she's a girl but we won't tell) Drew wrote a letter to Santa and asked him to come tonight since we'll be traveling to Arkansas tomorrow. He's so excited about Santa coming and insists that we take a trip to the North Pole...Reese is celebrating her first Christmas. What a blessing our children are! We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 01, 2006

25 days till Christmas

The tree is done and I'm playing lots of Christmas music. The kids and I had a photo session yesterday...Reese is now 3 months old and she's a smiling happy baby. Drew has a Christmas program at church and school coming up-he comes home singing all the songs. Very cute!

Go Mustangs!

:et's go Mustangs! Our Thanksgiving holiday was spend cheering for Andy's basketball team. Since Andy coaches we always have a different Thanksgiving celebration. (We've been in a different state every year!) It keeps life exciting. After the game on Thanksgiving we joined our good friends here in town for their family Thanksgiving dinner. What a blessing to have friends to celebrate with when we couldn't be with the rest of the family!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fun website

No new pictures or exciting news to I thought I'd tell you about a fun website for toddlers. It's the playhouse disney website. There are lots of fun games for you and your kiddo to play together. Check it out!

Wow-Christmas is just around the corner! Drew wants everything he sees on TV-oh no! Do you have any "must have" toys that I should get the kids? Let me know!

Monday, November 06, 2006


We traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio this weekend to be a part of our neice's baptism. We, along with Andy's brother and wife were honored to be Anna's godparents. This was the first time to meet the family in North Carolina and the first time for all the cousins to be together. It was definately wild and crazy with 6 kids age 3 and under. Thanks Mike and Amy for the awesome weekend!

Halloween Fun

Better late than never, right? Here are some pictures from our exciting Halloween weekend/night. We had a church party we all dressed up for- Andy and I were 70's people (nice hair Andy!) Reese was a tiger, and Drew was Superman. Halloween night we went trick or treating with some of Drew's buddies. We've got enough candy to last us till next Halloween!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Visits from Friends

On Tuesday, Jamie and April came to Huntsville to meet Reese. We enjoyed lunch at Atlanta Bread Company and spent time catching up at our house. Drew and Russ had fun together even though Drew continued to "tell" on Russ. It's good to get back together with friends from Lipscomb. Drew took the picture for us-he loves taking pictures! He did pretty good didn't he?!

By the way, do you know anyone looking for a house in Lewisburg or Fairview, TN? Jamie and I both have a house for sale in each city. Let us know, we need to sell them! :) Halloween is just around the corner-Drew changes his mind daily on what he's going to be but let's hope he wants to be Superman on Tuesday because that's what we bought.

The other picture is of the kids with my parents.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Pumpkin Patch

Fall weather, leaves changing colors, and.... a family trip to the pumpkin patch! On Friday we made a family trip to the pumpkin patch. Tate farms is not your average pumpkin patch. It's packed with fun things to do: the cotton jump, animals to pet and hold, a corn maze, a playground, a hay maze, corn to play in, and my favorite-a hayride to the pumpkin field to find the perfect pumpkin. Drew absolutely loved it-he was all over the place trying to fit everything in. Drew had a tough time picking the "perfect" pumpkin- way to many choices! Reese enjoyed the outing- she was laying cozy in her stroller. Tate farms also has a Lipscomb connection for all you alumni. Remember Greg Watson? He married one of the Tate daughters this summer. Greg's a coach at Hazel Green High School. Just a little FYI. Happy Fall to all!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Wooooooooooo-Pig Sooie!!

How about those Arkansas Razorbacks?! They just pulled off a big win against #2 Auburn!! Since we live in Alabama, I get a lot of flack about not being a Auburn or Alabama fan. Well, I'm proud to say that the Razorbacks have beat both Auburn and Alabama this year!! Oh, the headlines in the papers in the morning......Go Hogs!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The kids

Drew loves his "super heroes" He plays with them all the time. Drew has learned to make every inch of the apartment a playground. His power rangers were hanging and hiding in the bathroom cabinets. It was hilarious-I walked in the bathroom and there was a super hero hanging out of every cabinet and drawer.

Milestones for Reese...she can hold herself up really well at 4 weeks old! Check her out!

a visit to Tennessee

Reese got to meet her Great grandmother, Bubba and great aunt Rebekah. I'm so thankful that the kids know their great grandmothers- mine passed before I was born. Here's a picture of Amy, Anna, Stacy, Reese, Bubba, Rebekah, and Drew.

Also on our whirlwind trip we also visited with several of our Clarksville friends- Casey, friends at Sango (where I taught last year), and Drew saw his friends at Hope's house. Hopefully we'll get to see more people on our next trip. On the way home we stopped by Mandi's house to visit. Mandi let Reese borrow lots of her girls clothes-thanks! Reese is modeling one of the dresses in the picture!

10 years later...

OK-this will be blog overload-we've been busy over the past 2 weeks and I haven't had a chance to catch up! Two weeks ago I attended my 10 year high school reunion-dear old Jonesboro High... It's hard to believe it's been 10 years-I feel so "grown up." I hate to say that I haven't kept in close touch with high school friends so, seeing them and catching up was great! Friday night we had a BBQ and went to the ball game, Saturday morning several of the girls got together at a local coffee shop (this was my favorite event) and that night we had a couples only night at a local club. I loved meeting husbands, wives, and children of classmates and finding out what everyone is doing and is living.

The pictures are: Reese and her great grandma and the girls 10 years later.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

2 weeks old

On Thursday Reese turned 2 weeks old! She's a pretty good sleeper-she stays on a 3-4 hour schedule. We've made several outings-she went to her first football game, a cookout at a friend's house, and church today. We also visited a new friend born on Friday at the hospital. Reese is 2 weeks old and smaller than the newborn...I'm sure she'll catch up!
The pictures are of Drew and Dad at the ballgame, Reese before church, and Cory, Amanda, and Reese.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

One Week Old

Reese turned one week old on Thursday. Drew is loving his little sister more and more everyday. We've had a fun week with lots of family and friends stopping by. Jo (my Mom) spent the week with us helping at the house and today Pops, Barbar, Amy, Mike, Sam, Anna, Emily (family friend) and son Jacob, Cory, and Amanda were all here. The 5 kids had a blast together! Reese also had some newborn pictures made this morning-she was a little beauty queen! These are some pictures taken today.
The first picture is of Drew, Reese, Anna, and Sam (cousins) The 2nd is our family of 4. The 3rd is of sleeping Drew and Reese-how sweet!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Reese arrives!

Thursday was an exciting day....Reese was born at 1:11pm. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. Delivery went smooth-special kudos to my "delivery crew" -Andy, April, Jada, Mom, and Barbara. My nurse and doctor were great-we were keeping things fun the whole time. We've had lots of friends and family at the hospital and the house. Drew seems to like his little sister; she brought him a castle with dinosaurs for being a big brother so, she seems to be pretty cool. Reese is looking forward to meeting you all soon!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Last day of Just the 3 of us

Well friends and family....August 30 marks our last day of just the 3 of us. I've had a few "mommy moments" with Drew but I know Reese will just add so much more joy to our lives. Tomorrow morning we'll be heading to the hospital at 5:00am to prepare for Reese's arrival. Both the baby and I are healthy; Reese is ready to make her appearance into the world. At this point I'm excited but a bit nervous and anxious. Keep us in your prayers and we'll update soon!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Catching up

Let's see.... I went to the doctor Thursday. All is well and I go back for my 37 week appointment Thursday. Two of my friends painted Reese's furniture and it's back here full of her clothes. Finally I feel semi-settled...We had a great weekend. I wish I had pictures to share, but I left my camera at a friend's house. Cory (my brother) and Amanda (his girlfriend) came to visit Friday and Saturday on their way home from the beach. We had a delicious dinner at Macaroni Grill and went swimming on Saturday. Saturday night Andy's school had their annual Family Fest. Of course, we spent most of our time at the "jumpy things" as Drew calls it. The weekend ended with a great day at church. A man who's been diagnosed with inoperable brain tumors shared with us and a girl who was told she probably wouldn't have kids is pregnant! Two extremes, but it's amazing how God is working in both situations.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Exciting weekend

We had a great weekend! Andy turned 32-Happy Birthday! His parents came to visit Saturday. To celebrate friends and family went to Eat at Moe's for dinner then our place for ice cream cake-delicious! Sunday, some friends from church hosted a baby shower for us. Reese got lots of precious clothes. I've got everything washed and ready for her arrival!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Andy, Stacy, and Drew at Drew's 3rd birthday party.