Monday, November 19, 2007

A 24-Hour Getaway

One thing that I love about my husband is that as much as he loves being a daddy and spending time with his boys, he also loves spending one-on-one time with me. Somehow he has always understood that when our relationship is great, it is then that we are the best parents we can be to Ben and Drew.

So, after Michael got off work Friday, he and I headed over to Knoxville to spend the night and go the the UT v. Vandy game with my cousin David and his wife Lindsey. We had a great time just hanging out, playing with their "children" (two dogs, Walker and Molly), and catching up. We had a blast, and here are a few pictures of our mini-vacation:

With Smokey...or as Drew says "Mo-pey"
And after the game. It was a little too close for comfort for both David and Michael, but we all managed to have a great time.
Many thanks to Aunt BeBe and Mimi who took care of the buddies for us while we were away. We sure do love and appreciate yall!

We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoying time with the ones you love and thanking God for all He's done. We have so much to be thankful for! More pictures when we get back.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Simple Life

Last week while Michael was in Europe for work, Drew and Ben and I headed to Southern Georgia to a little town called Waycross to visit my Nana and Papa. We stopped first in Montgomery to pick up my parents, who were both able to take some vacation time and enjoy the visit with us.

It was such a treat! The last time we were able to go was last year at Thanksgiving, and even though they had a great time playing on the farm last year, it was nothing like this year! They played outside running all over the place from the time they finished breakfast till the time we dragged them inside to take a nap. What kid wouldn't love having [almost] full reign over 6 and a half acres of farm land, trees to play in, goats to "talk" to and a golf cart to "drive"? They both were obsessed with the golf cart, saying "No, I dwive it, Mommy." So we really had to keep an eye on them for fear that they actually would try.

It just worked out that we were there to celebrate my Papa's 88th birthday. He may have been celebrating 88 years, but he only had two candles on his for each of the boys to blow out. Every year he has all 35 - 40 or so of his pecan trees shaken to get all the pecans off. So, when he found out that we were coming, he waited until we were there to have it done so that the boys could see the big tractors "hug" the trees and shake them. Ben really liked watching it all, but poor Drew missed out because he was taking such long naps due to playing so hard. So in addition to all of the other fun things to do on the farm, we also got to pick up buckets and buckets of pecans. Luckily for my Nana and Papa, the little helpers love having a job to do, and they really enjoyed getting out there with all the grownups to "help."

We actually did take some really great pictures, but blogger isn't cooperating. Sorry to disappoint since I know that the pictures of the boys are the only real reason people check this thing anyways! ;)

Happy Fall, Yall!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Can You Guess Who We Are?

Here are the clues..... 1) We used our favorite word when we were told to bow down and worship.
2) We were the original firefighters, but we didn't have these fancy jackets or water hoses.
3) We'd love to tell you our names, but we're only 2, and they are really hard to pronounce.
We're Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego!

This past Halloween night, we participated in our 2nd year of the annual Parade of Bible Characters at our church. Last year we had a great time with all of our good buddies from our lifegroup being the Seven Days of Creation. These are the clues that Mr. Brandon read out to the audience, and they guessed who we were right away....probably because Mommy and Miss Darci were so clever in coming up with our costumes.

Brax really enjoyed being onstage, but we were a little less excited about being the center of attention....especially when we looked out and saw Daddy taking pictures and waving to us! We would rather be with him, hands down.

Then Miss Janet and Miss Melanie let all of us kids come up on stage and sing some songs together. Which would have been really fun, but instead we chose to run up and down the stage ramp rather than we had to sit in the audience with Mommy and Daddy. Then they read all of us kids a book about being scared of monsters, but not to worry since God is always with us. We liked this part the best, and all in all, it was a really great night.

We hope your Halloween night was as fun as ours was!