Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Gotta love big sisters...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Floatin' in the Parade

This year Kinzie, Jackson and I rode in the Longview Parade on the ACA float!! We had a GREAT time and even won The Grand Marshall's Award! For years I have been wanted ACA to have a float and Kendrah did an AMAZING job coordinating this event...just a few shots of the night...it was 49 degrees and I am glad I didn't bring Blazer...

This was the beginning of the Pararde everyone is ALL smiles and excited!!

Kinzie was a true trooper she waved and said "Merry Christmas" until her cheeks and arm was frozen!!
My children are the only ones that can sleep anywhere...any noise level...anytime...Jackson was exhausted!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

4 month update at 5 months

Due to scheduling Blaze had his 4 month check-up closer to 5 months...Jackson also had his 4 year check-up...and Kinzie got her flu shot...shots all around means crying all around...what was I thinking...

Blaze is 17 pounds 4 ounces and is 26 1/2 inches long

He has gotten so BIG!! He is so much fun and very, very laid back!!! He still doesn't sleep through the night, but who needs sleep-right!!!

This picture was taken at one of the ACU football games...he loves to eat his thumb!!

Monday, October 20, 2008


Okay so it has been two months since I have blogged...(I joined facebook and have been caught up reconnecting with people):) Tons of things have gone on these past few months...this post will be random and very unorganized...but hey it is an update...where to begin...J-man turned 4 on Oct. 8th...I will have to post pictures later because they are on a disposable camera...Blazer turned 4 months on Oct. 19th...crazy...pictures later...his unoffical stats are 15 pounds 12 ounces and 26 inches long...he doesn't have his check up until Nov...We went to two Fall Fest Sat. Oct. 18th...ACA's and Bramlette's...both were fun...Kinz and J-man dressed as pirates and were sooo cute...they even had their AARRRRR's down...Kinz won ACA's costume contest...both won at the cake walk...okay for some pictures...

These are some random photos...Blaze was sitting in his bumbo one night at dinner and Adam sat him in a chair...I thought he looked so cute...Enjoy and hopefully I'll be able to juggle facebook and blog better...:)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why Does This Eye Keep Watering?

...because it's back to school time! Kinzie's first day of school was GREAT!! I fought a lump in my throat ALL DAY..made several calls to Adam about what I thought Kinzie was doing...and at 3:15 when I picked her up from school the flood gates opened...she SURVIVED her first day!! She looked so cute in her uniform...

The principal greeted everyone at the door and gave each student a welcome back pencil...I really think this was kinzie's favorite part!!! I know she has already been to school a week, but I am glad that I have waited on the blog...interesting things have happen this week...
*first day went like this...colored a puppy dog picture-ate lunch-went outside to play-rested-came home(pretty good)

*second day nothing out of the ordinary

*third day...closed finger in bathroom door had to go to nurse for ice pack...ate the cafeteria food and loved it

*fourth day...snuck fingernail polish to school in backpack...pulled it out during math class...note sent home(man I felt like I was the one in trouble)


Kinzie loves her school and her teacher...her teacher seems to be very patient and understanding...which is a good thing for all of Kinzie's shenanigans!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Blaze is TWO MONTHS old!! It's hard to believe isn't only been two months!! Yesterday Blaze and Kinzie had Dr. appointments! Kinzie went first and did great! She and the Dr. made a pact(sp??) to eat healthier foods...meaning veggies(please help encourage her:)

Then it was on to Blaze..his stats..23 inches long...12 lb and 5 ozs...(he is 1 inch shorter than Jackson, but 1 inch longer than Kinzie and 1 lb lighter than Jackson and just a few oz lighter than Kinzie..when they were Blaze's age) Blaze got 3 shots and an oral Rotavirus vaccine..yes he cried..no I did not...but Kinzie did!! She is such a sweet spirit and a little fixer. She can't stand it when her "boys" are crying or upset! The boys are lucky to have her as a big sis!

I thought this picture of J-man and Blaze was cute...Jackson loves when he gets to hold his baby Blaze(excuse the underwear..Jackson new pj's)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Birthday Marathon-Take two

Last weekend-the birthday celebration continued! Kinzie decided this year that she wanted a slumber party birthday and after our wonderful time in Dallas we decided that we would try to recreate the libbylu experience!

****Caution this post contains alot of girly very girly activity****
The idea was for each girl to come dressed in their favorite outfit for a fashion show! Then after hair and make-up the show would begin!
The girls getting beautiful for the fashion show! Monnie (Kinzie's great grandmother) and Dori came to help with nails and make-up! Don't they look beautiful?

Aren't they FAB-U-LOUS!!!

Enjoying some pizza-isn't that a girly girls' favorite food?!??!

Opening presents-they had a blast playing with them!!

Watching ENCHANTED!! (Yes-that is Jackson in the bottom corner)
Happy 6th Birthday Kinzie! We love you so much! You have been such a blessing in our lives! You are a wonderful daughter and an awesome big sister! May God continue to bless you year after year!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Okay this post is dedicated to my beautiful girly girl Kinzie! Kinzie turned 6 on 8.8.08 - we happened to in Dallas for a wedding and decided to hang out with the Hoelzles'. We miss them so much and were so glad we got to see them! Jacob is such a sweet little friend to Kinzie! I love seeing them together--Okay now for some pictures...

Look at Kinzie's beautiful hair...gift from Jacob!!!

First we met at Pizza Planet so the kiddos could play and have lunch! Kinzie and Jacob on the Pirate Ship! They had a blast!

Then it was off to Build-A-Bear...Kinzie has never been and was so excited! Kinzie and Jacob with their choices.

Their new babies must be properly cleaned!

Isn't Jacob such a sweetheart??? Kinzie made a pink cat named Rockstar(very cute), Jacob made a black lab named Luke, and Jackson made a fishing bear named Jack!! Fun times!!

On our way to the Nestle Cookie Factory!!!

Kinzie at Libbylu! This place is a girly girls best dream! They did her hair and make-up and nails! Then whenever she was all dressed up she danced in front of the store to a Hannah Montana song! Very fun!!!

Jacob wasn't too sure about all this girl stuff! He was such a sport to let Kinzie get "dolled" up!

Jacob - we love you and you will always have a special place in all of our hearts!! Thanks for such a great weekend and helping make Kinzie's birthday - golden!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Construction UNDERWAY!!

Just one of the best things Adam and I ever helped make!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Random Funnies

Okay - Kinzie went to Abilene the week Blaze was in the hospital to visit my brothers and sister!
This conversation took place in Charla's car on the way....

Kinzie "Charla - when are you going to get married?"

Charla "When I find the right man"

Kinzie "He has to be Christian man"

Charla "Okay"

Kinzie "He can't smoke either"

Charla "Okay a non-smoking Christian man"

Kinzie "Yeah because if he smokes he will die and then you have to start ALL over again"


Okay I have finally put Blaze down long enough to try update our blog!!:) Blaze is now 5 weeks old and just such a precious little baby! He is such an amazing addition to our family-not to mention his big sister and big brother are absolutely CRAZY about him!! I really don't have great pictures of him because my dinosaur of a camera is going through extinction (basically its not cooperating)!

Look at those chubby cheeks-just makes you want to eat 'em up!!

This is a rare occassion that Blaze has his eyes open and he is actually awake!

Here are my BOYS aren't they good-looking!:)

Blaze wanted to wake Kinzie up one morning! She was so surprised and excited. Kinzie is such a great big sister! I love her sweet and gentle spirit with her brothers!

Blaze is the spokes-cow for Chick-fil-A! One week in July Chick-fil-A had special customer appreciation week. If you went dressed as a cow you received a free meal ... so we dressed our little bull and off we went! It was great! Everyone thought Blaze was the cutest! Employees were taking pictures with their cell phones and complete strangers were asking us to wait around so their family members could see him! It was a fun party:) It was great -- it was FREE!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Just a quick update

Adam and I went to the hospital around 11:00 and got some encouraging news! Blaze is doing great - his billi number is at 12 (up from 17) he is still a little jaundice but is looking much better! I got to actually hold him and feed him this time! YEAH!!! He has lost down to 6# 11oz so they started adding calories to his milk to pack on the pounds! We are hoping he will come home either this weekend or early next week! All of his nurses are amazed that he is still in the NICU they thought for sure he would have "graduated" to the intermediate by now!! Anyways, he may be in a big boy bassinet the next time we go! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers! Blaze is a fighter and a possum! Well gotta go 3:30 feeding time is fast approaching! By the way Adam and I are at home with little J-man!

Just some sweet pictures from a few of our visits...the shades crack us up!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The BLOG I know everyone is waiting for:)

Okay I am sorry for the delay - these past few days have been a whirlwind!!! Full of all kinds of emotions! Don't worry I am at peace about the entire thing...... now on to what you have ALL been waiting for... INTRODUCING...

born June 19, 2008
2:30 p.m.
8lbs 1 oz
21 inches long

Blaze was born at 37 weeks and his lungs were still a little underdeveloped! It also didn't help that he took his first breathe before he was delivered (causing amniotic fluid to fill his lungs)! He was working really hard to breathe...therefore he was sent to the NICU! He is doing great! His lungs are filling up and we have discovered that he is a feisty little guy-he is definitely living up to his name! He has fought hard to get better and his sweet nurses are amazed he kept fighting (they thought for sure he would eventually wear himself out)!!

Okay here are some pictures of his stay in the nursery... Kinzie and Jackson got to see him before he was sent to the NICU...

In this picture Blaze is still a 8 pounder FAT and SASSY:)

This is were Blaze has been hanging out the past few days...

He has made amazing progress - he still has to be on antibiotics for a few more days! We don't have a specific day he will be coming home - we are praying soon! He has lost down to 7 lbs almost 1 oz (tiny for a farrell/norton kid)!

I know that I probably didn't answer any of your questions and I/We would love too so please ask(we have some pretty fun stories to tell)! We just wanted to introduce our newest addition and ask that you hold him up to God when you pray! Thank you all so much for the support and encouragement! Enjoy Blaze!!