Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thank You Jesus...

really, for so much!!

**First, for my best friend and wonderful husband!! I promise I couldn't make it without him!! He is my EVERYTHING!!

**Second, for amazing friends, who are Jesus to me!!

Our friends in our small group have a condo in Orange Beach and graciously offered it to me and Clint to use for a long weekend!! We were shocked, overwhelmed with gratitude, and extremely thankful for such a blessing!! I had been praying for awhile now about getting some quality time with Clint, just not at home, but some time away -away from bills, chores, school, Fairfield, and children!! Clint and I have not had a vacation together since before Will was born (almost 9 years ago)!! TOO LONG! It was so exciting to have some alone time together!! We could talk to each other without interruption ~I could turn all of my attention on him and I got all his attention!! ;) It turned out to be such a special time!! The weather was absolutely perfect -mid to upper 70's and sunny!! We took a walk each morning on the beach (after enjoying coffee and beignets at Cafe Beignet) and then in the afternoon sat on the beach for hours -soaking up the sun and each other!! :) It was so relaxing!! I loved it!! We ate at my most very favorite restaurants -Oyster House, Sea & Suds, and King Neptune's!! We shopped some and I even got a pedicure!! It was definitely an answered prayer (the trip -not the pedicure... never mind the pedicure was an answered prayer too) hehe!!

Thank you John and Meredy for showing the love of Christ to us!!

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, His love endures forever."
1 Chronicles 16:34

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This year was one of the BEST Halloweens we've had in years!! I think I may say that every year ~but last year I KNOW I didn't because we missed my sister and her family!! :) She and Jason and the cousins were all there this time -we even had Delilah and her kiddos come!! I want to send a special shout out to my parents ~THANK YOU MOM & DAD!! YOU ARE THE BEST!! AND YOU GIVE ONE HECK OF A PARTY!! Really, my Mom goes overboard ~we have a delicious menu (which you know is very high on my priority list) we have chili, hamburger dip, ranch dip, mummy dogs, cupcakes, rice krispie treats, brownies, and some new item... white chocolate toffee?! We hung out with family and friends who are like family!! It is always fun to see how cute everyone is in their costumes and watch them play and enjoy this childhood holiday!! This year was extra great too, because the kids are big enough to trick or treat on their own!! I mean, we walk with them, but they can go up the porches and knock and they already know the whole routine, which made it nice on the mommies and daddies!! Not to mention -this year was beautiful and the perfect temp.!! Some years it's like if we have a kind of warm and woolley costume then it's burning outside and the kids are screaming, and some years we have a chilly costume and it's freezing outside and the kids are screaming!! This year was perfect!! No one was even screaming!! ;) I have one billion jillion pictures so I'll post my favorites!! I think maybe I forgot to share what we were dressing up as this year ~Will was a Bears NFL Football player and Francie was Strawberry Shortcake!! I was so excited too, because when I was little I was Strawberry Shortcake!! ;)

There were waaaayyy more children than there have ever been!! So fun!!

Me and Tiff with the girls!! Morgan, a Littlest Pet Shop bunny and Francie, Strawberry Shortcake!! Too Cute!!

Mary is a kitty and Wyatt is a pirate!!

Tom Cruise in "Top Gun" and Jay Cutler!

It was a lot of fun -I must say though that I'm glad that's over!! I'm ready for Christmas and I can't even believe I'm saying that, but I am!!