Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thank you Goodwill

Just recently we got a brand new Goodwill about 2 minutes away. The Goodwills in Austin are really great. I am not sure why, maybe because they are big on philanthropy in this city. Anyway, I found this coffee table for $18. It was oak with an orange painted top. I actually bought it to paint and resale it. I brought it in the house to stage it for pics on Craigslist. I just can't do it. I love it way too much.

this is our "front room", supposed to be office
a little distressing never hurt
On another note, my sweet husband will be taking a little trip with all four of my boys next week and I am going to repaint our entire living/kitchen area. Yes, I will miss the color that it is, but it has been three years. I need to lighten it up a bit. I will post pics after. Oh, and I would love to decorate for Christmas while they are gone. Maybe, if I work really smart, it will happen.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Give Thanks

I always like to do a little something to emphasize how thankful we are this time of year. The last two years we have done this little guy. But now that my boys are getting a little bigger I thought we would change it up a bit and try this.

We are putting what we are thankful for on this piece of packing paper. The boys are loving it. It helps that three out of the four can write.

Baptism Video

Around Here!!

This is in my yard all the time. Give or take a few kids. Love it.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

October 31st

We had the busiest Sunday we have had in a long time on Halloween. We had church, lunch and baptism at the Lake, and then at 4:30 we had several families start helping us cook hot dogs. We provided dinner to our neighborhood before trick or treating. I don't love Halloween, but I do love that people actually get out of their houses to be in community with others. We met a lot of new people and hung out with the ones we have known longer. Our boys had a blast just hanging out in our cul-d-sac with their buddies.
Most of the picture are from before or right at the beginning of the party. I start talking to people and I forget all about picture taking. I need to get better at that.

Okay, I love Parker and Gray, but just look at their friend Grace. She lives right across the street and boy does Grayson love her.

Yes he did!!

Getting ready for our friends to come.

This happens everyday just without the costumes. Boys, lots of boys.


Dr. Cash Lewis, Jeremy, Tyler, Jackson, and Lexi
Jackson and Tyler are best buds and it was so awesome that they were baptized on the same day.

It was perfect weather.

Jeremy was dunking Tyler then my battery died. Hopefully someone got a good shot of him coming out of the water. :)

On Sunday, Jeremy had the privilege of baptizing Tyler. It was so meaningful to Tyler and to Jeremy and I. As parents, we want nothing more than our boys to be sold out for Jesus. I am so thankful for new life in Christ and that as a parent I get to share that with my kids. I have seen people get baptized my whole life and it never gets old.

Football Baby!!

Last week our two older boys had wrestling practice (um yeah I will explain later), so Jeremy and I took Sam and Gray to a Fall Festival thing at Jeremy's office building. People kept saying "Texas and Alabama, what???" My favorite part was that Gray would just say "Roll Tide" in his little raspy voice and serious face. My other favorite part was that Sam kept saying his armpits hurt from the pads.