Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bunco Babes...

I had the honor of hosting Bunco this month. Bunco night is usually the highlight of my month. I am always counting down until the 2nd Thursday of the month. I adore these women. You'd think that we just get together to play a game, but it has become so much more than that. They have become such a great support group. I always know that I can count on these 12 women. I can't believe that we have been together for over 6 years now! I was expecting Ashton when we played our first game. We all started out as Bethesda teachers or friends/sisters/and 1 mom of Bethesda teachers. Since then several of us have retired from teaching. We've been together for so long now some of us retired and have now gone back again!
I can honestly say the hardest laughs I have ever laughed was with these ladies. Their adult conversation helps this stay at home mommy. I try never to miss a month. I played on my daughter's due date. I even played when I was on bedrest- they brought the dice to me! And I hope to play when we are giggling about our grandkids' antics!

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Bama Boy???

We aren't really Bama fans around here, but these shirts were free :)

When I put them on Will he became so excited so I was thinking maybe he happened to be a big Bama fan unbeknownst to us. Then he started saying "I ba-ball", and I realized he thought it was a baseball jersey like big brother Jackson's. He was so excited he actually modeled for me:

He was so incredibly happy:

He was so funny wanting me to keep taking his picture and of course, I happily obliged:

All day long he kept telling everyone he was a baseball player. He was so excited when Daddy got home to show him! I definitely have lots of baseball games in my future!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Favorite Foto Friday...

Boy, did she need a sister!
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Dear Preschool Ministry Team...

Thank you for this moment:
and for all your other hard work teaching my kids Jesus loves them. Feel free to repeat this craft as often as you need to- I loved it!
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You Know You're in the Terrible Twos with Two If..." #9

This used to be a "marble" fireplace what you were relatively proud of (before the addition of corner protectors anyway), but now it is nothing more than a racecar track...


Still, you don't mind you house being used as a racetrack as long as they are playing happily together...

which last about 10.3 seconds before it's bound to happen, someone gets hurt...

Hey, at least it was a good life lesson: wrecks happen in Nascar.
Yep, I'm raising my little rednecks right!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Know You're in the Terrible Twos with Two If..." #8

You walk into your living room only to find out that apparently your two year old thought your couch needed some lotion! At least he tried to help me clean it up!
(My favorite part of this picture is Will's look "I am so innocent this time!")

Apparently his cheeks were a little dry too. This is the face I get now when I fuss as him. It breaks his heart, and he breaks mine with this look!

It was pretty cute how diligently he worked to clean it up...

and Will diligently watched!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Apparently the Boy Didn't Learn His Lesson...

If you will recall this gory post, Will bit through his tongue while chasing the cat. It is his "mood tongue" and the happier he is the farther it sticks out. For a few weeks after his accident, he kept it mostly in his mouth. However, I guess he didn't learn his lesson for long because it is back...

Not only that, but he chased the cat with it sticking out...

Cute, but scary!

I hope this doesn't mean he'll always have to make the same mistake twice :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Where Was I Last Friday???

I can't believe it, but I was taking my baby brother to college! How did that happen? My mom, stepdad and I took him to move into his new dorm room at MTSU. It was a lot of fun organizing his room and figuring out how to fit everything, oh and carrying it all up 3 flights of stairs since freshmen get the older buildings without elevators and of course he would be on the top floor!
I survived the many flights of stairs but still ended up feeling old. We were talking about text books, and I told him he'd probably need to buy the MLA handbook for citing on research papers. He said he'd just look it up on the internet. I said, "oh, cool." I thought, "We didn't use the internet much when I was in college. Did we even have the internet when I was in college? I'm old."
Then when we get to his room he and his roomate were freaking out because the wireless internet was out and they were going to have to actually plug their computers in to the phone jacks (I know, gasp!!!). I thought, "I arrived at college with a word processor which was really a typewriter with a screen. Everyone thought I was cool because they didn't even have that. I definitely had to plug it in. I did buy my first computer 2nd semester. It was huge and cost me $3000! I'm old."
Still, it was an absolutely wonderful day. It was great to spend time just the 4 of us. I am so proud of my baby bro for making it to college and ready to study hard- right Ty???
Then as we drove away (after I returned his keys which I almost left with-I'm old and forgetful!) I was thinking I remember that miraculous day when he was born, I remember when he started walking, I remember his first day of kindergarten...I'm old, old and sad and missing my baby brother and totally freaked out that I'll blink and it will be me taking my kids- yikes!
Before he left, we had a family dinner. Please enjoy the great pics while I have a little cry...

He might be going off to college, but there's enough of a little boy in him to still be the favorite playmate of my boys...

So, good luck and work hard baby bro. I promise to come visit you soon
(you don't mind if we stop by the scrapbooking store do you?)...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

You Know You're in the Terrible Twos with Two If..." #7

You see this A LOT!!!!

And it keeps going...

and going...

and will start all over again in 5 minutes!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Mine" Girl...

We had the distinct pleasure of watching this beautiful girl and her fun brother while their parents went to a meeting.
Will and Wesley adored her. They even both learned to say, "Shea Shea". Wesley in particular followed her around and wanted to take care of her.
The next day I showed him this beautiful picture and said, "Who's that?" To which he promptly replied, "Mine!" and grabbed the camera. I guess when you have a twin brother you have to quickly and loudly claim the cute girl you see!
Of course, this all works out perfectly for me. I totally think there is something to arranged marriages. How cool would it be to know that your kids would marry someone from a Christian home that you even liked! I have actually picked out who I want each of my kids to marry. Shea just happens to be my pick for Wesley. The fact that her parents are not from Williamson County just shows how much I like them (I would only arrange marriages with families from here figuring that would lesson the risk of my kids moving away!).
Most importantly, can you imagine the beautiful curls my grandkids would have if Wesley and Shea were to marry :)
PS: Don't worry about Will. I have picked him out the perfect little beautiful princessa who is nice and petite like him and a little bit older in order to keep him in check and who's family are great Christian Williamson Countians!
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