Sunday, September 18, 2011

Trip to Nashville!

A few weekends back, we returned to Nashville for a short but sweet visit with the college gals. What a fun time it was, and a blessing to catch up with such dear friends. I don't get to see them near enough! Sadly we didn't get one single picture of us together, but got plenty of the kiddos:) We missed you Hannah!! Here is an oldie but goodie...



In other news, we are welcoming fall with open arms. I'm not sure I'm ready for the leaf raking, but am soaking in the cool mornings, extra covers on the bed, soups, and of course football:) We are definitely not die hard around here, but there is something fun about game days with UT flags on every other car, and orange everywhere!






Joel and Kate (born 11 days apart)
Roochita with Joel



Keely and her two angels Caleb and Kate


Syd and Caleb

Friday, August 12, 2011

We're baaaaack!

Hey all! Is anyone still out there?! I had all but given up on ever posting again to this fabulous bloggy blog. Thankfully I had my mind changed the other day when Sydney and I went back through each and every post from the beginning. We had the best time looking at all the pics, and watching the videos. Sydney could have watched videos of herself all afternoon. So we are back (for now anyway)! I am going to try to do better so Joel can join in the picture viewing fun one day.
Too much to catch up on, so I'll just start with the here and now. Syd will be starting preschool next week, which I think she is excited about and Joel is going on 7 months old:) Sydney loves being a big sis. She will stop doing just about anything for a chance to hold him. It's crazy too how much Joel looks like Syd at that age. Joel has officially starting sucking the 2 middle fingers on his left hand (longhorns, which I guess his cousin Lyd taught him). Honestly I am thankful he has something to soothe himself...he is an easy baby full of smiles and laughs!
My cup runneth over!







Can you tell who is who? Syd on top and Joel on bottom...crazy huh?! More examples to come!




My little goggle girl..she loves going under! Thank you Y swim lessons! This is her practicing in the bath.





Hiking with Courtney The longhorns...my sweet boy





video

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Lovin'

So I can't believe it's already August! Some of me is ready for summer to be over since it has been so HOT, but I try to remind myself how in the winter I am always dreaming of summer. So here's to making the most of the rest of this hot hot season:) We are headed to the pool in a little while and hoping it feels at least slightly cooler than a bath. Sydney is growing up by leaps and bounds and pretty much keeping us laughing and on our toes all the time. She will be a big sister at the end of January, and got to hear her baby brother/sister's heartbeat today at the doc. What a blessing! Here are a few pics from our summer so far;


Syd's bonnet from Gramps




time in Florence with mawmaw


wadey woo woo as syd calls him


lydy looloo


hiking in townsend


boating adventures


syd's first day of school...(mother's day out)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cobbly Nob

Every year we head to Gatlinburg for a get together with my mom's side of the family. We stay in a cabin, and have so much fun catching up, eating delicious food, and soaking in the beauty that surrounds us in the great Smoky Mountains. Sadly this weekend it was rainy and cold, but we still managed to have a great time. With family, it always is. It wasn't the same without Katie there. She is in Guatamala this week for a medical mission trip. We can't wait to hear all about your trip! I didn't take near enough pictures but here are a few;


Hiking as a family with 20+ people



Wade with his Daddy enjoying a cozy ride


Lydia and Pappy



Wrestling with Pappy - the girls were introduced to a "hard hold"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Where Has The Time Gone?!

Sydney Elizabeth turned 2 Feb 3rd! What an incredible ride the past 2 years have been. She is our little angel from God. Our ongoing prayer is that God leads us as we raise her to love Him. Sydney grows everyday, and boy what a blessing it is to be a part of it. She continues to keep us laughing til we want to cry (sometimes I do cry:)) and keeps us on our toes. Just today, I was getting her out of the tub and something happened (can't remember what...that was too long ago) that forced my to say, "oh shoot" .....which I then heard her say over and over..."oh shoot" "oh shoot." I quickly tried to change the subject and make a mental note never to say that again around big ears!

We had a Play Doh birthday party for her a couple weeks ago. We missed you Aunt KK and Uncle Matt and Gabby!








Monday, February 1, 2010

Fun in the SNOW

We dug ourselves out of the snow in Utah only to bring some home with us!! We went out there a couple weeks ago and had such a great time. Drew worked the first part of the week, and then the Connells and Purnells met us for some fun in the snow. Just during the week we were there, some parts of Utah got 3-5 FEET....I don't know exactly how much we got, but I do know that trying to walk in it wore us out! The only way to successfully get around in it was with skis or snowshoes on!

Seeing that amount of snow while surrounded by white mountains was a reminder to me of how big God is. What a mighty God we serve.

Here are a few pics to document these wonderful memories!!


Syd sure loved eating the snow while I became a big fan of eating Julie's delicious snow cream!!!!! YUMMY

Sydney and Drew rocking out

The gals before our morning at the spa. Talk about good!

The guys before their first day on the slopes

Sydney and Liam


The girls taking a break from the slopes by the bonfire at Sundance

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lots of Pictures!

We hope your Christmas and New Years were full of love, laughter, and good times with friends and family. We had a wonderful Christmas with our families, and got to continue celebrating the weekend after at Michael and Emily's wedding. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Clemmons!!!

Syd and Lyd in the car Grammie and Pappie gave them for Christmas


Hugs all around in their cute matching monkey pjs


Drew enjoying Syd's play doh Christmas present:)


Short but SO SWEET visit with Roochita and Abhishek


Nana and Sydney in her new tent


The boys at the rehearsal dinner




Wedding day fun (I didn't take a single picture of the beautiful bride and groom...there are some on facebook if you're on there!)




Playing with foam

Millie was a vicitm of the foam fun


Playing in her beans...
Attempting to sled with Aunt KK