Friday, May 18, 2012

Oops, HE did it again!

As you know, the warm weather is here...well, actually it never really got too cold this year! And warmer weather brings fun times outdoors, and baseball! I love baseball; I love to watch baseball games on T.V., in person, and even little league; I love watching atletic men in baseball pants too ;-) But, I especially love this little pair of baseball player and coach:
And, if they weren't so darn cute, then I would be rather irritated with the older one. He is coaching again, so I try to leave all of the baseball stuff up to him. However, yet again , he forgot to, failed to mention, didn't want to, was too cheap to get my sweet boy's picture taken again! He knows how much I love pictures, but acts like he completely forgot that his own son had picture day too! He gave me a sly smile and said, "I think the pictures you take turn out better anyway!" So, I said "Fine," (which should've clued him into how irritated I was). Then, before the next game I made them stand outside and take pictures...until I was happy! And they did...without fussing...and I actually got a few pretty good ones rather quickly, so I didn't get to make them suffer as long as I had hoped! But, I'm sure next sports season will roll around soon enough ;-)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I know it's about a month and a half past Easter, but I just loved these photos and couldn't resist sharing them! Thomas wasn't home for Easter this year, he went to the Master's with his Dad and brothers, so it was just us girls (and kids) for the weekend. We took the kids to our church Sonrise Celebration and Egg Hunt on Saturday morning.
The Easter Bunny came to see the kiddos. They were so excited...especially Tristan...another candy-filled holiday!
Once they were dressed, I rushed to get a good picture of all 3...before someone pooped on their clothes, rubbed candy in their hair, or rolled in dirt from somewhere!
TJ sang in the children's choir at sweet (and funny) to watch them each year! After church, we headed to eat...however it was Easter Sunday, and we hadn't decided beforehand where we would go. And, winging it, wasn't a good idea! We ended up eating Mexican. Oh well, we had a good time anyway!
Once we returned home, I made the kids take some more pictures (what?! I didn't get any before church):
Tanner was napping while I took the outside photos, and by the time she woke up, the boys were probably running around half naked in the yard somewhere (yes, we live in Alabama). So, I took a few of Tanner in her dress.
Thanks be to God for all of our many blessings; most importantly His Son, Jesus Christ! He Has Risen Indeed!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


is so much fun! Thomas turned 30 a month ago...on April 2nd. I'm really bad at keeping secrets, especially from Thomas, but I just had to do it! Mostly, I had to do it because he thought I couldn't pull off a surprise party without him finding out...but I did! Since Tristan's birthday is 2 days before Thomas', I was able to use that to my advantange so I wouldn't have to tell too many little lies to get him where I wanted him to be. I did have to sneak phone numbers out of his phone after he had gone to bed one night, but other than that, it really wasn't that difficult! It was so great to have our families there and quite a few of Thomas' local friends and coaches showed up too. Thanks to all who made his 30th memorable!
It was FUN, but I think it will be a while before I try that again!