Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Everyone with their pumpkin, carved by daddy. Walker requested a face; Eli Mickey mouse, and Colin wasn't given a vote, but his turned out pretty cute just the same.
Halloween 2009

Halloween 2009

Mommy and Colin
Halloween 2009

Fireman Eli, with the sucker they gave him at Chick-fil-a.
Halloween 2009

Walker as Thomas the Train with blue lips courtesy of the sucker from Chick-fil-a.
Halloween 2009

Matt and Allyson's neighborhood crew ready to head out trick-or-treating.
Halloween 2009

I loved making these memories with my family and you can look back at past year's memories here, here and here.
Halloween 2009

Happy Halloween

Enjoy the day doing special things that only come around once a year.

Pumpkin Patch 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Eldest

Walker has taken right to his role as the oldest cousin. Here he is reading to Hannah and Leah during a football game get together.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Can't Say Delicious

A funny lunch exchange from a little while ago. It had me laughing for days.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Mommy Respite

While Jason has been gone I have been taken care of by our family and friends in a way that could only be the Holy Spirit providing for my care. I have not been alone for one night. Not one. I have either been surrounded by friends or family continuously and it has made this time so much better.

For a couple of days Pops took the big boys to Mississippi to visit my grandparents so I could have a few days with just one little boy.

A friend whose husband was also on the Tanzania trip graciously volunteered her family's condo on Lake Guntersville. Her mom went all out to take care of us. It was so wonderful. She had made the most excellent Costco run and stocked the kitchen. [As a side note: the fruit from Costco is amazing. It may be worth the $50 membership. Not one bad strawberry in the pack and the raspberries tasted like candy.]

Upon arrival we sat out on the deck and enjoyed the amazing view.
Lake View

Colin Enjoying the Deck

Colin was the perfect baby for the trip. He was super flexible and slept great. He did get me up early the second morning, but we were able to enjoy the sunrise and some time in The Word, so I was grateful that he did.
Lake Sunrise

Watching mommy eat the most amazing muffin that was the size of her head.
Early Rising Colin

It was so nice to be able to be with other ladies and not have to just be 'mom.' We missed Amber and Baby Titus, who got very sick the day we left, so we will have to make another trip to make up for her missing. We had a great time and I cannot wait for the next invite!

Pops dropped the boys off at Gammy and Grin's for the weekend and their fun adventures continued. I think it really helped them to make it through this time by having all the grandparent love they could handle.

Missing Daddy

Jason returns Thursday afternoon. While I am so glad he went and cannot wait to hear about the amazing things happening in Tanzania, we have missed him desperately and are ready to be together as a family again.

This is a quick shot of the the boys right before bed on Sunday night before Jason left. Since his flight left early it is the last time Jason saw them before he left.

Family Get Together

Funny story about this picture:
I made it my computer desktop background picture so we could look at Daddy while he was gone. One morning I had several windows opened on my computer so only the bottom and sides of the picture were visible.

The boys were playing near the computer while I was washing dishes. Walker comes over and lifts up my pant leg and states, "well, it's not not you leg. that leg has fur all over it. whose leg is that in the picture?" After I let him see the rest of the picture he was content that it was Daddy and went on about playing. I, however, am left with the fact that my son has to check to see if my legs are covered in "fur." Thanks, kid.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


The Saturday night before Jason left for Tanzania, we had the family over to celebrate sending him out and to watch the Auburn game.

We are beyond blessed to have such a loving and supportive family. As I was putting Colin down for the night in his quiet dark room, I was overcome with joy for the people in our lives. I felt the sudden need to get the camera out and document this moment when we were all just being together.

Family Get Together

Family Get Together

Family Get Together

Family Get Together

Family Get Together

Family Get Together

Family Get Together