Sunday, November 23, 2008



We had Thanksgiving at Maw Maws house today. Time for the annual family photo for the Christmas card. Good news.....it only took a few minutes. The boys behaved this year and Aunt Kay only had to take two or three and we were done!! They usually act really silly and it takes us forever to get one where we all look normal. We are headed to the beach for my side of the families Thanksgiving on Wednesday! I am looking forward to the trip! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for :)

I believe everything happens for a reason

Dalton's friend married this weekend. He was the best man and it was a very sweet service. The couple is very young and has a baby on the way. It reminded me so much of how our family started. When I saw that bride round the corner looking so young and full of hope, it reminded me so much of how I probably looked at seventeen getting married. I was so young and so in love....nothing else mattered. When we are young we don't think about anything but the moment. Then as we "grow up" we realize how we change and begin to ask what have I missed. I prayed for her right that minute as I cried my eyes out. I cried because I can so identify with her feelings that day.....a little sad, very happy, very naive, looking forward but not having a clue what is about to hit her. Please pray for her!! Please pray for him!! I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.....God brought us our sweet Dalton. He was truly a gift from God that came very early in my life. I just realize now how fast we had to grow up and that I was growing up with him! I know that God has a plan for this young couple too!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Tennis at the Beach ~ does it get any better?






Our tennis team, Sweet Heat, made it to the State Tournament in Orange Beach. We were all so excited, but I was super nervous! I just started playing tennis about 6 or 7 months ago, and I only play once or twice a week. I wanted to do well at the tournament, but I have never had a lesson and still have so much to learn. I am grateful that I play on a team that is more concerned about having fun than obsessed with winning. My partner, Flavia, is also SUPER patient with me :)! We had the greatest time! All of the teams that we played were really nice, and our group of girls are GREAT! Emilie, Byne, Lakyn, and Cayla came down to support me ~ which was really cool! I learned so much this weekend and had a fantastic time ~ can't wait until the next time we make it to state (there will be a next time)! I just wish I could walk - every bone in my body aches! You know my body is not used to this much physical activity lol. Check out the pictures on our flickr site ~ Byne got really picture happy at the last match :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008



We always have the most fun at Halloween! Lakyn and Byne seem to enjoy it the most and the costume parade at school is so much fun! All of the teachers dress up and some of them are so creative. The purple pod teachers dressed like the administration this year. They each made a mask of our faces. It was so funny! I thought Mrs. Judy was dressed as Obama when I first saw her and then discovered it was Mr. Jackson.

We had a little Halloween gathering last night and the kds had a great time. We were glad to get to see Mrs. Beth and John David. All of the children were here, which doesn't happen that often with two of them away at college. We were glad to see Kyle. It was a great night! We have so much to be thankful for!