Tuesday, December 22, 2009
To the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!
The thing about trains...it doesn't matter where they're going. What matters is deciding to get on.
Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday night, the Grizzlies matched up against the Villanova Wildcats right here in Chattanooga! Naturally, our friends had to drive up to see us and take us to the game. We had a great time with our friends from Tuscaloosa who, oddly enough we actually met in Rexburg. We are so happy that they have returned to The South and hope to spend more time with them in the near future.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
I love Fall for so many reasons. Alabama Football, Halloween costumes and candy corn, Scorpio birthdays, my sister's dining table center pieces, corn bread dressing, Blue Bell Peppermint Ice Cream and preparations for Santa!
This year we have so much to be grateful for. Austin graduated from The University of Alabama with an MBA and started a job as an Auditor for Decosimo in Chattanooga, TN.
Rocky has really filled out. We were worried that he might be a skinny kid forever but he is a full sized Boxer now.
I bid farewell to my full time job in Birmingham and am enjoying being a mom to our newest addition Asher Dean. He is the most beautiful baby and so photogenic (evidenced by this blog). Everything is brand new to our baby and it reminds us to stop and be thankful as well. Being parents is even more difficult than we could have ever imagined but it is an experience that is well worth the struggle.
Our little family is full of so much love. We are grateful to all our friends and family for supporting us on our journey. Happy holidays and Roll Tide!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
BYU-Idaho was the best. I made so many memories there and I learned not just about secular truth but also about who I am and what I was meant to do.
Yesterday, while at my mom's house I was going through some old photos and came across pics from my college days. Below is a scanned photo from the very first day that I moved into my Freshman dorm in Chapman Hall. While there, I made some wonderful friends. These are just two of them.
This was just before digital cameras became the norm. I used several disposable cameras that year and had the film developed at Walmart. It's funny to think that I am old enough to say that.
Today, all three of us are moms living in opposite corners of the country. It's funny to think that at that moment in time none of us knew our husbands nor our babies.
I had so many silly worries back then and as I was looking through photos I thought, "If only I knew then what I know now." Hilarious! But I find that every life stage has been that way. It is a learning process. A lesson to be discovered on your own. And that's why, with Kendall's friends, I held my tongue.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
How cute! They're cuddling.
When we were deciding whether or not to get Rocky I researched Boxers and found that they are good and patient with children. Since having Asher this has shown to be very true.
Asher loves his dog! Lately he has learned to pull at his ears, paws and nubby tail. Rocky will simply move a little but seems to enjoy the baby just as much as we do.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I hope I am truly rich because I certainly don't have much money. ;-)
Austin took a business trip to Arizona and bought me these lovely black and turquoise earrings.
He also gave me this awesome notepad to go with them. He knows me so well. I love these colors!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Hi Great Grandma, Great Grandpa and Great Uncle Kenny!
Wish we could be there but you will have to settle for Austin. :-)
And now for some throw backs.....
Notice the family resemblance? These are all Brendan.
Is that little Ken in the background?
Have a great time going out to eat!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Ooooo. I love this month. Temperatures cool off, the leaves turn beautiful colors and best of all it's Halloween!! One of my favorite holidays. My dad's birthday is on Halloween and I always looked forward to the big package from my grandma that held the handmade costumes for my brother and me. Usually I was a princess. One year I was Sleeping Beauty and my grandma made me both a pink dress and a blue one because in the Disney version the fairies fight over the color of her dress. A few years later I was a genie. My neighbor did my hair all fancy and I wore glitter on my face. Back then, Halloween was better than Prom!