Friday, December 28, 2007

at last....

we are finally back up and running! I feel like I have been away from the world for almost a month now. No news, no blogs, no facebook....good to be back!

We are getting more and more settled into our new home and had a nice 1st Christmas here on Elm street. I look forward to next year though, I was way too tired and worn out to truly get into the Christmas spirit.

Here is Lauren's first picture with Santa....We took one with our camera of jackson, but he was not a very willing participant. He wouldn't look at the camera or take his fingers out of his mouth, I will post it soon. I haven't uploaded one photo to the mac in 4 weeks, so I have a lot of updating to do!

We hope everyone had a great Christmas and we look forward to catching up with everyone soon!

Friday, December 14, 2007

no internet...

Well we are getting pretty settled into the new house, but still lacking one very important thing...INTERNET! There is no phone line (and that could take up to 30 days) and it has been raining too much to finish digging the cable line. Normally I would be going nuts without it, but with so much organizing and unpacking to do, I haven't had much time or energy for it anyways.

We are in TX for the weekend to visit Dave's Family for Christmas. We are staying in in Mineola, TX! :) I am glad to have this hotel and the internet to catch up on some e-mails.

Most the house is about unpacked, just photos to hang and still have to go though all boxes in the garage. These are boxes that we have carried around since houston. We have decided that during this move we have too much stuff....a lot of the stuff in the garage will have to go.

I wish we could post pictures, but that will have to wait too. The kids are doing well in the new house, at bedtime Jackson asks to go back to the other house, but during the day he loves to have all the extra space to play in. I really think he misses our neighbors, he talks about Mrs. Brenda all the time! and we use to see her almsot everyday too. The dogs love the new house too and have already scratched the new floors. Personality is what the floors have now! At least that is what I am telling myself :) The dogs really love to go up and down the stairs...katy loves to jump from the turn in the stairs and slide on the rug in the entry....we will have to post that video!

Unfortunately the kids have been sick the entire first week in the home...Jackson has a very bad ear infection and Lauren has TWO molars coming in! Lauren's tooth count is TEN! I can't believe all the teeth she has, jackson at 10 months only had 4 with 2 breaking through!

I hope all is well with everyone and enjoying the holidays! God has really blessed our family this year with so much. A precious baby girl (who is almost one!), a new job, a new house and so much more! love and prayers to all of you!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Time to move!

We are selling our current home and buying a new home later today!!!! At 1 pm we go to the title company to sign the papers! this is all so exciting and a little sad. We have truly loved our first home and made TONS of wonderful memories here!

So goodbye to 213 is a quick glance at some great memories.
Getting our first dog...Houston! this is just about a month after we bought the house!

then Katy came :)

Bringing home Jackson

and bringing home Lauren

tons of family and friends

Fun Summer Days..

And lots of parties! Although most of them have been dog parties :)

Amanda's B-day 2007
Allison's B-day 2007
Dave's B-day 2007
Houston and Katy's B-day 2006

We even had a 4th birthday party for Houston last week!

Seasons, Holidays and Snow Days
Thanksgiving 2006 with the Higgins

Halloween 2007
Valentines 2007

And of course the best neighbor ever...Suzannah! And the rest of the McCords too, we will miss all of you!

And of course our other great neighbors, the Orcutts! I don't know how I will live so far from you Amanda (and it's not even far, but it's far to me!)

So goodbye College Street...

...and Hello to 524 S.Elm
we look forward to all the NEW memories!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

house photos from last week...

here are some photos from last week...thursday i think. more pics---> house photos!

love you daddy! :)

thanksgiving 2007 in DC

Well this is a long awaited post! Things have been so crazy since our trip to DC to visit our friends, the Higgins Family! We had a great trip and would do it again in a heartbeat! There was lots of excitement, and non stop fun. click here for photos from the weekend.

While in DC we saw Brianne, one of my friends from childhood. This was the first time she had met Lauren, I think they got along very well! We all watched the Aggies beat tu, WHOOP!

new house pics to come!

Monday, November 19, 2007

our 100th post! :)

Congrats to us...we hit 100 posts! :)

if you click here, you will see pictures from Saturday, Nov 17th. There are pictures of the house all painted downstairs and playing in the leaves.

This is the living room (light brown), then it goes to the dining room, creamy yellow and lastly the kitchen,light sage(aka green!)

hope everyone is having a nice monday!

Friday, November 16, 2007


It's a girl! Our friend that we asked you to pray for a few weeks ago had her baby on Wednesday, November 14th. I don't have a picture to share, but her name is Caroline Elizabeth and she weighed 4lb 6oz when she was born. She has already gained an ounce and it doing very well! I still don't understand the science of keeping a baby in your tummy when the water has broken, but she was able to keep the baby in 4 more weeks! Please keep Susi in your prayers as she is recovering from her c-section and has only got to hold the baby once. Please pray that the baby continues to put on some weight and stay on track. Thanks for all the prayers! as soon as I get a picture I will post it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

finally got some pictures!

Here are some photos the computer finally let me put on here...there are still some it wouldn't let me add...oh well :)

We are moving!!!! Lauren and Jackson got very involved in the packing...well at least the box part of it :)

We move in less then a month, the closing date is December 10th now...and we have a lot going on! Thanksgiving we are going to DC to visit our friends, Jack, Stacy and Freddy, maybe a quick trip to Memphis to watch a Marathon and then we close and then we go to the Dallas area for a weekend. WHEW! there is a lot going on.

Here are some pics I took of the house at the beginning of last week....of course they are out of date now, but oh well. This week they stained all the trim and by friday the rest of the walls downstairs will be painted!

Fall in Silaom Springs, AR.

Kids having fun in the leaves...more pics--->leaf fun!

Monday, November 12, 2007

He's been caught!

This is my front porch buddy! I knew I had a squirrel that ate pumpkins on my property, he showed up halloween day. I thought it was over when I threw out the carved pumpkins, but then I starting noticing a small chunk gone on my front porch pumpkin. It's gotten to be a small crater on the pumpkin and today I caught him on film!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Fall on College Street! Our house is the red door...

New house driveway :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

so tired...

I left Lauren in her toy while I finished the dishes I realized I didn't hear her I went in to check on her thinking she was zoned in on whatever Jackson was watching and this was what I found....

I knew she was starting to get tired...poor baby, she was really tired! and this was an hour before naptime! So sad! this is what teething and tylenol can do to a baby! :)

Happy Late Halloween! I have still had trouble with photos, but here are some from Halloween . I will get more photos up soon!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Prayers for Baby Bean....

We want to ask everyone to pray for our friends, the Bean Family. (their little boy is the one on the right, Alex) Susi is pregnant and her water broke about 9 weeks early. She is in a hospital in Springfield, MO on complete bedrest. The longer she stays pregnant the better. Please remember this special family and Baby Bean! thanks!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Lauren's 9 months old!!!

Lauren is 9 months old!!! (October 19th!) I can't believe the time has gone by so fast...more pictures --->Lauren's growing up!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Mam Maw and Grand Daddy's New Puppy!

New Puppy! Dave's Mom, Grandmas and Aunt Brenda came into town on their way to Missouri to get a new puppy. Isn't she adorable?!?!?!? Any ideas for names??? More pics--->puppy pics!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


First, sorry for not updating, I have had a terrible time getting photos on here. My computer savvy husband has shown me a new way to keep everyone up to date! 
Jackson turned 2 1/2 on Tuesday and we had a little here to see the other pics...

We also celebrated two other good friends b-days in September. Lauren and I went down to Houston for Lisa's 30th and then we had Amanda's b-day when we got back. Both were great and so much fun! Click here for slide show.

Click here for other random photos.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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