Monday, July 14, 2008

Shoe Battle with a 21 month old

These are my favorite shoes of Ellie Grace's. I try and come up with outfits just so she can wear these shoes.
This is what Ellie Grace thinks about the shoes.

These are the shoes Ellie chooses to complete her outfit. Classic Ellie Grace.

Here is a recent picture of my precious Emmy Kate.

Her hair looks awesome!
I love you girls!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Calen, stitches, and a new look

This was my cute guy yesterday, with cool long hair. It was his style. It was getting a little too long and we were going to get just a trim (a very slight trim) very soon. But, a fall made us change our plans. I was trying to get Ellie dressed to go swimming this morning. Calen was dancing around and lost his balance. He ended up slamming his head into the corner of Ellie Grace's dollhouse bookshelf. I started screaming and Patrick came running. He quickly loaded him into the car and took him to the doctor.

This was the result of the doctor's visit. 5 stitches and a hunk of hair gone.

I am grateful. It could have been worse. He could of hit his eye or broken his nose. The Lord was looking out for him definitely. But now, we have to shave his head. I could cry. Patrick said, "He will just have to get used to a new look. It will grow out again, eventually." So here we go. A new look for Calen.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cape San Blass 2008

6 grandchildren - 6 & under!

Just the girls - Ellie Grace, Emmy Kate, and Lena

Calen and Clayton showing off their wild side!

Papa Queen chillin'!

Sweet Jackson!

Papa and Gigi

Calen and Clayton!

Ellie Grace

Emmy Kate

Pictures from our vacation with the Queen family! It was so much fun and we can't wait for next year!! These pictures are from Kellie (thanks!). Our camera was broken so sadly, we have no pictures. Kellie and Heather took a lot for us though. Heather will be giving us some too, so those will come soon!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mamma Mia

O.K. I cannot wait to see Mamma Mia! All because of this man!

Any movie that he is ever in is great. I mean come on Love Actually is one of the best movies of all time. Bridget Jones 1 & 2 - also great. Shakespeare in Love - he did play a bad guy, but it is like #1 on my list of all time favorite movies. Close second is Love Actually. Anyway, I hope that Mamma Mia! is wonderful and I will be there to see it - whenever I can find a babysitter.

Pictures of the new house!

Master bedroom

Dining Room

Family Room

Kitchen - not a good shot, makes it look pretty small.

These are from before we moved in because our camera is broken! I am having serious camera withdrawls.
Anyway, we are truly blessed to be in this house. The Lord has overwhelmed us with his blessings. Anyone is welcome to visit!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Adventures in Calen Land

So having an almost 4 year old is pretty fun and frustrating. He definitely keeps me on my toes. Last week he almost changed our primary language on our computer to Mandarin Chinese. This week, he decided to decorate the house (after watching me draw flowers in the girls bathroom to paint) by drawing in the toy room, stairwell, and his sister's room. Last night he decided to pee in the bathroom trashcan just for fun. These are the days when I am grateful that I go back to work and he goes to pre-k in a month. Too bad in a month, I will want to be back home with my little guy!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Shack

Ok, new house pictures are coming. We are on vacation with the Queens this week, so vaca pictures will come too. But the most amazing thing about this vacation has been the book I bought to read while on vacation. This is not to say that vacation hasn't been great, it has. But, this book is truly amazing. It is a fiction book, but it seems to contain truths about God that are hard for me to separate from fiction. The truth and the "story" are intertwined so well that it is hard me not to feel like this book really didn't happen. Anyway, I want to explore some truths about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit further, but I will wait until I get back from vacation. The Shack is truly an amazing book. If you haven't read it, do it. It will captivate you.