Friday, December 21, 2007


Christmas has to be one of my favorite times of the year!! We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Just some fun family photos!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Annual Christmas Tree Hunt

Okay - This year we decided to get our Christmas Trees early! Scott and Michele were in town for Thanksgiving so what better time to go! Well if you remember it rained that ENTIRE weekend! So after a while of deciding if it would even be worth going - we decided we would brave the elements! We arrived at the Christmas Farm around 4:00 and it was a scramble to get the perfect tree before DARK and the rain came BACK!! Thank goodness it was a success!

For some reason blogger is making it difficult to caption under the pictures so enjoy!

We had a great time and love this little tradition! I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!


Okay, I know this is probably old news now but.... Adam and I are expecting our third child! YAY!! We are very excited! YAY! It took some convincing on Adam's part, but he is very keen on the idea of another kiddo! (Thank goodness because there's no turning back now). This baby has been an answer to a ton of prayers and thank you to those who have been praying for us! YAY! I am only about 91/2 weeks so I still HAVE A LONG way to go, but oh how time flies! I haven't had a sono yet or even heard the little fellow so I will definitely keep y'all posted!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Okay-I found this video on another website and was amazed!! I am probably the last one to see this, but it just goes to show that you can't judge a book by it's cover! I cried while watching this! How humbling!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hi Ho the Dairy-O -- A Campin' We Will GO!!

This past weekend our small group went on a weekend camping trip! We originally were headed for Tyler State Park, but ended up at Lake Bob Sandlin. We a had the best time! The weather was very nice--a little cool in the morning--a little chiller at night--but just beautiful during the day!

This was our tent--just perfect for keeping warm on a crisp night!
All the kiddos minus Baby Jack and Caleb

We spent a couple of hours fishing on Saturday! Adam giving Kinzie and Jackson fishing lessons!
We took the kiddos bikes and all they wanted to do was ride them around and around the circle!

This camping trip was a lot of fun and I can hardly wait until we are able to go again! The company was good--the food was great--the showers were warm--the memories priceless!

Trunk or Treat

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween! This Trunk or Treat was very relaxing and laid back! Our small group joined another small group for the evening and did a fishing theme! The kiddos had a fun time fishing and getting tons of candy! Kinzie and Jackson decided to dress up as something different for Trunk or Treat--so they dug in their dress up clothes --- Snow White and A Cars Pitt Crew is what they came up with! I had a hard time keeping track of Kinzie with her black wig!!
On a lighter note--Adam did not win first prize for the Rootinist-Tootinist Chili this year! :( Oh well, sometimes you have to let others win!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The MOM Song

This song needs no explaination! Here is to moms everywhere! THANKS for all YOU DO!!

Flapper K and Gangsta' J.....

NANA and her BABIES!!!

ACA (the place I work and where the kids go to school) had their annual FALL FEST a couple of weeks ago! It was really fun! There are fun little carnival games to play-face painting-hayride-mini train ride-costumes-and of course my favorite FOOD! It was a fun evening-the kiddos got all dressed up and off we went!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Who's the BIG MAN now?

That's right Jackson has turned 3!!!

We had a great time celebrating J-man's birthday! We had friends over and played in the backyard! Very laid back - good friends - good cake - good times!
Jackson loves "Cars" so we did a Cars theme party!

He was so excited about his cake. When it was time to get the cake out he followed me inside the house, all over the kitchen, back outside, to the table the entire time saying "that's my cake, that's my cake, that's my cake"!
Poor guy we cut the cake and made him open presents while everyone else had cake! Okay maybe he wasn't that bothered by it!

We had a great time! Thanks to all of friends who came and helped us celebrate Jackson turning 3! WE love you J-man and Happy Birthday!

What's APPLE MONTH without...


Adam came to my school dressed as Johnny Appleseed during September! He told "his" story to about 20 four year olds on Johnny Appleseed's Birthday! The teachers were really impressed-Adam has such a way with kiddos! The children loved it-he even got a few stamps of approvable-when 3 of my boys gave "Johnny" a hug! Adam came equipped with a color sheet and of course his favorite - apples!! So if any of you need a guest appearance of any kind-Adam is your man!
This is why I fell in love with-Mr. Man!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

29 and HOLDING

We would like to wish Grandma Norton a happy birthday! Hope you have a great day-you deserve one! Here's to a wonderful grandma, sweet mother-in-law and great mother!
We love you!


Thursday, September 27, 2007


My Poor Kiddos!! As much as they love going to school EVERYDAY!!! Learning sure is exhausting!! Bless Their LITTLE HEARTS!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

I am so excited that I could.... an entire bushel of onions (if you know me I have a self-proclaimed allergy to onions..I hate them)...

ANYWAYS---Why am I sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited? I am soooooooooooo glad that you asked?


Clayton and Amanda are expecting their first baby, my first niece or nephew, Kinzie and Jackson's first cousin. I am so excited -finally more babies in the family!!
Anywho-sorry if you thought it would be more exciting news(like maybe I was pregnant), but it is definitely an answer to prayers!

Have a great one and just smile!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Back to School

Very Cool Days....Golden Rule Days....Back to School Days....

Yes, it's that time of the year again! Back to School!! I can't believe summer is over and the daily grind of learning is back in full swing! It started out a great morning.... new school lunches boxes...and new friends...

Jackson before we left for school!!
Kinzie and Jackson getting ready to leave for the big day!!! Notice J-man is smiling!!
Kinzie in her classroom...She LOVES school...She has been waiting 100 years for Mrs. Brenda to be her teacher!!(Jackson is not so thrilled) Jackson in his classroom..he doesn't want to be there. He did finally let me go and had a wonderful day!!

The Kids and I attend ACA and we love every minute and every day we are there! I am teaching 15 four year olds this year and just let me say "I LOVE IT!!!!" So far this has been the best year at ACA!! My little class is hilarious and they think I'm cool!! What more could you ask for!!

The kids' teachers are wonderful Christian women who I have grown to love and admire. They have a special place in their hearts for children and my children love them dearly!

Happy Back To School Friends!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Small Group Summer Fun!!

Here are a few pictures of some of our small groups summer outings!! What summer is complete without popsicles?
Kinzie, Madison, Suzannah, Molly Beth and J-Man!
We had a great Labor Day pool party! Swimming and eating-two of our favorite activities!
The Norton Family
The Neal Family
The Ratliff Family
And Chris with all of the kiddos! Becky took all of the pictures and held the babies!

Monday, September 3, 2007

My BABY is 5!!!

Yes can you believe that Kinzie is 5!!! It really does seem like yesterday that Adam and I were bringing her home from the hospital! Time sure does fly!! We celebrated this momentous occasion with a party at Pump It Up(it's really fun if you say that 3x's like your an announcer-just ask Chris P.). We decided that we would invite Kinzie's preschool class and have a little reunion. I think there were over 40 kids and adults there! It was a blast! Here are some pictures of friends.... Kinzie and her castle cake

J-man found this party favor and let everyone know the party had started.
Kinzie's first love Jacob and family got to come. It was great to see them again.
I think Jackson had the most fun of all of us. He slid down the inflatable slide at least 100x's.

Birthday Girl

She is taking after mom and learning to bake early. Thanks Lolo and Aubrey for the Easy Bake. We (I mean, Kinzie) loves it!

It was a great way to celebrate Kinzie turning 5! Thanks to all of the family and friends who came to play and wish Kinzie Happy Birthday! I Love You-Kinz

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Around the World and Back!!

We had a wonderful time traveling to Arizona a couple of weeks ago! Our days were filled with hiking, hopping rocks, rainbow trout fishing, deer feeding, slide rock swimming, and being sprayed by a skunk(well not us personally, but rather the cabin we were staying in)!!! Fun, fun, fun!! Here are a few pictures of our trip!--I forgot my camera charger(I know Ricky-I have issues with my camera)so these are the few pictures we squeezed in before it died!

We stayed the night in New Mexico and got up early to ride the TramWay before heading to Arizona

This is a view from the Tram
In Arizona we stayed in Oak Canyon and on our way down to the Canyon it was raining, as we traveled to the cabin it stopped and a double rainbow appeared.
This is the best shot we could get of us and the entire Cabin! It was nice and cool!
We spend one day at a Deer farm and fed the deer! It was really fun! Jackson looks like he is scared of the deer, but he really treated them like they were his dog Mollie

Vacation is over and now it is back to work!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Well we have finally joined the world wide web. It only took forever to get this up and running and I am still not through. I'll keep playing.