Monday, August 27, 2007

Back To School

Today was Mason's first day of second grade. He was ready to get back to school. I walked him in and took some pictures like a goofy mom should! I know someday he will not want me to do that...but I can hope it never happens. I prayed for him to have a good first day and enjoy the new friends he would make. When I picked him up he was excited and happy to tell me about his friends and how much he likes his teacher. God is always faithful. Each year his teacher has been just what he needed to help him grow and learn. We are so fortunate to live in a town like ours. Our school is so good and our administrators are christian people that pass those values to our children even in a public school setting. Here is to another good school year for Mason!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Today Mason turns 8 years old. Last night we looked at the photo albums from when he was a baby. We giggled and laughed at the pictures of him making funny faces. Andrew helped me wake Mason up and sing Happy Birthday. We went to church and had a skating party after lunch. It was a lot of fun to see Mason skate and have a good time with his friends. Check out the slideshow of all the fun we had together. All of these boys are so sweet and have grown up to be such good kids. We really enjoyed them so much.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


My parents celebrated there 52nd anniversary on August 17th. They were dating when Elvis was just starting out in Memphis. My dad took my mom to see Elvis in concert for one of there first dates and got a little jealous when my mom started screaming for Elvis. Well who wouldn't scream, look how cute he was! I just love that story. Sometimes we forget our parents were once young and "in love" just like we were. Fifty-two years later they are still committed to each other, now that is real love.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It's a Dixie day

When Andrew was brushing his teeth last night, he told me he needed a Dixie cup to rinse. I handed him one from the cabinet and he looked at me and said with a very serious face and tone "Dixie saves the day, I heard that on a 'mershal'". I sat there for a moment until I realized he meant commercial. I guess the marketing plan of the Dixie cup company is working. We won't forget that slogan anytime soon. I was going to post a picture of him holding a Dixie cup after brushing but this one of him playing in front of the mirror was so much cuter. What a HAM!

Monday, August 6, 2007


We had a fun day at Six Flags over Texas. Mason earned a free ticket at school for reading extra books throughout the school year. We make a big deal out of him earning his ticket and make it a special day of fun. We stoped to eat breakfast at IHOP (he loves pancakes)and spent the entire day riding the rides he wanted to ride. Mason has graduated to big roller coasters and this was Andrew's first time at Six Flags. We had a GREAT time. I took my camera and had a blast catching some great moments. Check out the slideshow to see all the fun we had. You can click VIEW ALL IMAGES to skip the slideshow and view the pictures.

Friday, August 3, 2007


My sister Laura told me about this song a long time ago and I never knew what she was talking about. I stumbled upon it today looking for another song and showed it to the boys. They love it of course! Watch and giggle with along with us.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Premier of MAX

This has been such a fun night! My great friend and neighbor Kim called me because she thought she may have gotten some VERY RECENT pictures taken at the orphanage in China where their little Max lives. Another family adopting a boy from the same orphanage made their trip to china to get their son and took pictures to post on the adoption forum they share with other families. I went down to her house and we "analyzed" every angle and feature of every picture and compared it to the initial picture they were given from when he was 7 months old. He is 20 months old now so we had some detective work to do! After much looking we felt very confident that the adorable boy in the pictures was Max. But, just like a little miracle, this mom e-mailed one more picture that was the clincher! It was Max indeed. The cutest thing was what this mom said about his personality. She said he was real friendly and the entertainer of the bunch. Boy will he fit in with Kim, Paul and the rest of the kids! We are ready for Max to join the fun with our neighborhood and family. One more boy...we can't wait! Check out Kim's blog to see all the great pictures she now has of "Maximus" and read about their journey to bring him home.


Andrew is growing up so fast! I know every mother says, "where does the time go?", but I really mean it. He wants to be big so badly. I want him to stay my baby boy. I guess we will both just meet in the middle. He wanted a lawn mower to be just like daddy. I love to see how much my boys want to be like their daddy. I couldn't choose anyone better for them to "be like"...OK, I admit, I am biased. HEHE. When Andrew came in from "mowing" I picked him up to kiss him and he said, "Don't kiss on me mom, I'm all dirty from mowing". Just like a big boy. Now as bad as he wants to be "big" he still likes to climb up in the top bunk and snuggle his brother in the middle of the night. This time Mark caught the moment and took a picture of them sleeping in the same twin bed.
Copy and paste this web address to play Andrew's song "Little Mister Roo" It fits his personality perfectly and he thinks it was made for him since I have called him Roo Roo forever.

I love these little stinkers!