Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Here is a picture of the program from yesterday . . . they also had really neat pictures and murals on the walls of past church members and pastors.
This is my friend Nicole - she was my roommate when I graduated college and while I started my first "real" teaching job at Huntsville Elementary.
Speaking of Huntsville Elementary, we usually drive by there on the way to my parent's house so I took a quick photo of it as we were driving by. I taught there for 2 years before we moved here in 2001.
And here are the kids (big and little) enjoying MawMaw's pumpkin cookies!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
On another note, we are heading to Huntsville tomorrow to attend a special reunion celebration at the church I grew up in. It is the 75 year reunion at University Heights Baptist Church. They are having a catered lunch and special services tomorrow to honor the occasion. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and faces. I attended this church from birth up until we moved here in 2001. I was baptized in this church as a child, met my childhood best friends there, was part of the youth group and then later the college ministry, was married there in March 2000 and had the girls dedicated there in 2003. So, obviously it holds many special memories. We go up to visit whenever we can, and have tried to find another church like it here in the area. However, I've come to realize that there will never be another UHBC. We attended Gateway Baptist here in the area for 7 years, but it didn't even come close to being like my church home back in Huntsville. The church leadership is going through some serious issues there right now and we believe God has called us to move on and worship somewhere else. We have recently started attending Fellowship of the Woodlands.....one of our very good friends is now a worship leader there. They offer two services on Saturday night and two on Sunday morning. We have tried all 4 services several times and like different things about all of them. We have several friends from Gateway that have visited with us as well. Never thought I would like attending church on a Saturday night, but we love attending the service they offer called Emerge. Alot of people say it's too big....why would you want to go to a church that's so big? Well, I'm going to worship God and I'm not worried about how many people are there. I think there are alot of misconceptions about Fellowship and now that we've been going there for about 3 months I can say that I feel they believe in what we believe ---the Bible is truth. The girls love the children's program there which is great! They have a Bible story each week, they learn scripture and have alot of fun! They had gotten to the point where they didn't even want to go to church at Gateway - that is NOT a good sign! Gateway is currently without a Children's minister and a Youth minister so this was another reason we felt it was time to move on. And let's just say that the nursery at Fellowship is on LOCK DOWN! That has always been one of my biggest "fears". I know it may sound silly, but I have issues with leaving my babies in church nurseries - especially ones that have no security systems and any Joe Blow from the street could walk in and take your child! Logan loves his little room at church and let's just say there ain't no way anybody's getting out of there with him! I'm tellin' ya - LOCKDOWN baby!!!
Anyway, we're excited about it....even though I know it could never replace the memories and the people of UHBC......I'm excited to make new memories there if that's what God continues to call us to do. I'll post some pics after tomorrow's reunion. TTFN....
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Once you're there, scroll down until you see us. I thought the few that she posted turned out cute! I can't wait to go see all of the proofs this weekend. Logan was a little toot in that Christmas wagon - it's a wonder he didn't pee all in it!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Today at school we had Career Day. Here is a picture of me with my friend Jennifer that teaches across the hall from me with "Mr. Bones". We had a Career Day parade this morning and all the teachers who had dressed up as various career people got to parade around the school. Jennifer was a doctor and I was a nurse. I borrowed some hot pink scrubs from my friend LeeAnn who is a real school nurse. I think I could get used to wearing those everyday - very comfy!
Here is a picture of several of the teachers that I teach with in 2nd grade as we posed right before the parade this morning. Aren't we a good lookin' crew???
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Here's a video of the finished product . . .
Also, here is a video of Logan from several weeks ago when we were staying at my parent's house after the hurricane. I found this on my camera tonight as I was deleting old photos and just had to post it because it was too cute! My mom put him in this washtub for a bath and he had a blast.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Well, I guess I can't complain about that too much since my child did fall in the neighbor's pool after the hurricane so I'll shut up about that one (heehee).
Sunday, we are having some fall family pictures made and some 10 month old pictures of Logan. I figured it was time since I haven't had any professional shots taken of him since EASTER!! We use a lady named Misty Green and she is wonderful! Here is a link to her photography blog where you can see examples of some of her work. http://blog.photographybymg.com/
I like using her so much better than going to Sears or JCPenney's where you have some high school kid who doesn't know what they're doing trying to take your child's picture and makes them sit on pee-stained props. Oh.......the memories of taking the girls there when they were babies.......it's all a blur but some things I do recall unfortunately. I learned my lesson quick - don't even waste your time going to one of those places (especially when dealing with multiples). With Misty you have as much time as you need to get the poses you want and you don't feel rushed because there's no mob of flustered parents anxiously waiting their turn outside the door. It just helps the process go so much more smooth. So, wish us luck as we attempt a family of 5 photo for the first time. Hopefully Logan will be cooperative.....he's been a little wild man lately. Believe it or not (I'll post pics soon so you'll believe it), he is currently cutting 4 teeth...possibly more....at the same time on the top row of his mouth. No wonder the boy's been testy - GEEZ!!!
Sunday, I'll be heading up to the big city of Jewett for a birthday party. I'll be going alone with all three kiddos because Stephen and his dad are going to still be working on the fence so I figured it would be good for us to get out of their hair. I'm hoping Logan will sleep and the girls will be happy watching a DVD so mom can have some quiet time on this two hour excursion. Yahoo.
Hmmmmm....Jewett......you're probably wondering where the heck is that? It's north of Huntsville close to Centerville. Basically, in the middle of nowhere, but it's where the majority of my relatives live including my brother and his family. He used to sing this ridiculous song when we were little and we would be headed to Jewett. It went a little something like this....
Okay everyone, we're on our way to Jewett.
Blink your eyes and you'll go right through it!
Turn around and you've done blew it!
And before you knew it...you're on your way to Hewitt!
The funny thing is....there is actually a town called Hewitt nearby Jewett. Anyway, it's one of those things you'd have to hear him sing. Maybe I'll capture video of it this weekend at the birthday party and post it - oh, I'm sure he would just love that! HAHA!
Anyway, hope everyone is well. Sorry no pics on this post. I'll take some soon and get them on the blog. Until then.........TTFN!