Monday, November 17, 2008


There are some great songs on Christian radio right now that I just are 3 in particular...I just added them to my playlist so you can listen if you want:

Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser--I love this's so encouraging!! Here's some of the lyrics:

when the world has fallen out from under me
I'll be found in you, still standing
when the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
when time and space are through
I'll be found in you

Another one...There Will Be A Day by Jeremy Camp:

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always

This last one is super convicting...Slow Fade by Casting Crowns:

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade

I love, love, love music and just had to share some of these!!! Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Last Friday night we got to run out for a quick date to see Fireproof (thanks Papa Dave)! It really was so great--we both enjoyed it so much! You can watch the trailer is the perfect thing to do with your husband if you get the opportunity for a date!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

11 Months!!!!

Could it really be possible that she's about to be a year old? I think someone stole about 6 months one night when I was sleeping. She is into everything right now...she pulls up on anything she can find and cruises a little bit--no steps yet! She still just has 2 little teeth, but continues to be the best eater of the three of them!

She LOVES her daddy!
This is what I see when I come to get her up in the morning...she is so excited! Someone with a girl help me out on this one--it seems uncomfortable to make her sleep in a bow, but if I don't, this is what she looks like!
I had to take this picture...she constantly crawls over to me and pulls up on my legs...when you're looking down at this sweet face, how can you not pick her up?

Before my Tennessee friends and family disown me, let me explain the AL cheerleading outfit....have no fear, Collier's blood runs orange, but she does love her daddy so she wore this on Saturday to show her support!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Anderson!!!!

My sweet Anderson turned three years old last Saturday! He's been looking forward to his birthday ever since we had Griffin's party in August, and the big day finally arrived! I think he had a great day...we spent the morning as a family and he got to open some presents. We went to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen and both sets of grandparents were able to come--he had pizza and an ice cream sundae that he finished all by himself! That afternoon we had his party with friends! His favorite thing in the whole world is trains, so we had a train come and the kids had a great time going for train rides! We were blessed with perfect weather, great friends, and such a sweet little 3 year old!

He got this fun Thomas sofa to watch his new Thomas movie!

He was SO excited about the train....

...and so was his big brother!

Even the older kids had a great time on the train...our sweet conductor, Ray, made it so much fun!

He got to help "drive" the train...he loved ringing the bell and sounding the horn!

Collier and Daddy!

Anderson with his buddy, Jacob!

Cousin Bryce pushed Collier for a ride!

Mrs. Shanna was an all-star with the cake again!

Blowing out the candles!

We've been telling Anderson he could move into Griffin's room when he turned three, so Saturday was the big night! I've always wanted them to be able to share a room as they grow up, but I was a little nervous about the lack of sleep that might result for all of us. So far, things have gone pretty smoothly, and I think the boys are loving it! The first night we gave them this plaque thingy that Michael and I made: We also gave them some knight dress-up gear (Dollar Tree has tons of it right now):
We talked to them about Prov. 27:17, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another," and how they can "sharpen" each other. It's been really neat to see them catch on to may have been a little over Anderson's head, but Griffin has really been talking about opportunities to sharpen each other since. I pray that they will have a "brotherly bond" that will continue throughout their lives, and they will learn to sharpen each other to be more like Christ!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Happy Halloween!!!

We had such a busy, fun weekend with Halloween and Anderson's Birthday (pics to come later)! We squeezed in two parties on Halloween night...the first one was at our cousins' house across the street, with all the neighborhood kids! We ate dinner and the kids played around--kids are so cute when they're all playing around dressed up! Then, we headed to our sweet friends the Phillips' to go trick-or-treating with a big group! The boys had a blast running from house to house and both loaded up on more candy than we could eat in a year (it may have to mysteriously begin disappearing before we lose all our teeth)! Griffin has been talking about dressing up like a cowboy for months now, but Anderson had changed his mind several times. We were all set for him to be a train conductor, but as we were getting dressed that night he decided he absolutely had to be a fireman (thankfully we already had the costume from a couple years ago). I hope you all had a great time with your families!!!

The sweetest Cowboy, Fireman, and Ladybug in the whole world!!!

These were some of the neighborhood kids...

Nana stopped by to see the kids in their costumes!

These are the kids from the Phillips' party!

Anderson catching a ride on a very patient fire truck!

Two of Griffin's friends were "cowgirls," so he had fun running around with them!