Loving everyday with our little miracles...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A lot of sweetness and a BIG SURPRISE!!!

We've had a big week at our house...but, first here are some of the sweetest pictures of the girls.  Moments like this are so special!

 NOW, the BIG SURPRISE>>>We have a NEW KITCHEN!!!!  Since we moved into our house 4 1/2 years ago, I've pretty much hated our kitchen.  It never seemed finished and our stain  on the cabinets was never what we had wanted...so, now all that has been fixed.  We decided in the fall that we would get all of this done and we've been on the waiting list for cabinets since November.  Today it was finally all complete.  I also have to say that it's been incredibly hard to be happy about my brand new kitchen when people in our surrounding towns don't have anything of their homes left because of the tornadoes.  It's so bittersweet and I've counted my blessings everyday.  The man who came out to measure for the granite had just been in Hackleburg Wednesday morning at 9:00 and by lunch time the town was wiped off the map...he's still trying to get in touch with the people he'd seen that morning.  It breaks my heart! ! !  Brent was called out to work to get the TVA transmission towers and lines back up and running, so I've barely seen him and the girls haven't because of the late and early hours that he's in and out.  Home has just been a place to shower and rest his head, but we're grateful to at least have that and each other. 

Let the demolition begin...

I don't know what happened...where did it all go?


You'll see below in the after that the oven and microwave are now moved over...but, look here - Before there weren't even any cabinets on the right side of the oven.  It was just left open and we found this shelf at Hobby Lobby to try to make it look finished.

 Notice how there's nothing over the refrigerator or to the right side...it's just a hole!


Friday, April 29, 2011

A little more Easter...

I was looking back through our Easter pictures and I thought these deserved to be posted. 
The girls were just so darn cute hunting eggs and I just can't wait to see how much more they get excited about it as they get older.

Saylor and Daddy

 Charlee finds this awesome cat egg...

Look at her face...seriously, you want me to put THIS cat egg in THAT bag!?!  So cute!

 Brent's smile says it all!  =)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend - Part 2

Our Easter Bunny cake for Meme and Papa's Easter lunch.

 The girls' Easter baskets.  The Easter Bunny told us that he had so much fun getting all of this stuff together for  Charlee and Saylor.  =)

Checking out all of their goodies.

 All dressed up.

 Wearing Papa's shoes.

 Grandma and her girls.


 Just some of the cousins playing before lunch.

Getting ready for the BIG hunt!  Saylor found $16 and Charlee found $3.   Guess who added $13 more to Charlee's findings?   

 Big Brother, John and me.

 Mama, Granny and Mrs. Shelby.

 Brother and Sisters...we were just missing Brian in this picture.  Brent was taking pictures with our camera and Mama was taking them with John's A-MA-ZING camera.  This is one of those "you had to be there" moments, but I thought I'd share it anyway.  We were all posing and then all of a sudden Mama tries to take ONE picture and she pushes the button and it sounds like a machine gun because she took SO many pictures at one time.  As soon as it happened...

 Us girls DIED OUT LAUGHING and John's like, "Uh, Mama...Yeah, I've been meaning to fix that". 


 Kimberly said Brent and I looked so sweet standing talking to each other, so she snapped a picture.  It is pretty sweet.  =)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend - Part 1

We have had the BEST Easter ever!!  This post is all about Saturday's activities. 

The girls getting ready to dye Easter eggs.  It was lots of fun!  So messy, but so much fun!

 Charlee horrified that she just got splashed by the blue water!  I let her drop an egg into the dye bowl and it got her pretty good!  She warmed up to the idea after the shock of getting dirty wore off. 

 Getting dirty never bothers Saylor.  =)

 After we got cleaned up we had some SURPRISE visitors...John, Mary, and Alex came into town for Easter.  We sure did miss Amanda, but she had to stay home in Georgia because she was on-call.  It's always so good to see these sweet girls!

Later, Pops and Mimi G came to see us and they brought the girls the best  bible story book I've seen.  They brought Will with them, too.  The girls had so much fun playing with him.  He's getting so big.  He's taller than both the girls!  =)

Charlee giving Will a great big hug!

 That afternoon, we went to Corey and Tiffany's to eat for his birthday and then to hunt Easter eggs at Big's house with Jordyn and Addyson.
           This is Corey's cake I did for him.  It's an elephantish cake.  I tried...
Saylor reaching for an egg.

 Charlee found lots, too.


Big's Gang!  This is our first picture of all us together.  I set the timer and ran (without falling).

 Singing "Happy Birthday" to Corey.  Saylor's dancing.  Our little darlings just can't help but move to the music.  I've created little me's!  =)

Sweet Addyson

 Charlee being helpful and giving Addyson a ride.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fun Times!

Charlee's new pouty face

Eating our potato cakes!

 OH NO!! SAYLOR!!  What a mess! =)