Loving everyday with our little miracles...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Catching up...

Sorry for the delay in updating.  Well, we've put the potties away for now.  They both did really well for about a day and a half, but that was just about it.  I'll try it again next month.  But, at least we tried.  We had a confirmed EF-1 tornado come through our area on Wednesday night.  I stayed up to watch the weather because we knew it was coming, Brent had just fallen asleep and I woke him up so we could go get the girls because the weatherman said we had about 10 minutes until it got to us and we needed to stay away from windows.  As we were getting the girls and looking for the flashlight it hit.  We have an alarm on our house so when a door or window opens a beep sounds.  WELL, the winds were so strong it caused to beeping to happen over and over.  It was sucking to doors and windows that much!  SCARY!  We stayed in the girls' bathroom with the bean bags around us, but we knew it was over.  It took a little while for the girls to get back asleep after that, but I'll always wake them up to get them away from any harm.  After we layed them down Brent went outside to check everything out (in the pouring rain).  We had some roof damage and EVERYTHING in our back yard was strewn.  Nothing that happened to us even comes close to comparing to the April 27th damage that so many people experienced.  We're blessed and so fortunate that only our roof was messed up. 
On a happy note, Brent was off ALL weekend for Memorial Day.  We hadn't really gotten to see him for a month and it was so nice having him here.  We were able to get our extra garage cleaned out!!!!  IF YOU COULD've ONLY SEEN IT!!!!  Needless to say, we can walk in there now and not worry about breaking any bones!  =)  We also needed to get it done because we're ready to TRY to sell our house.  We're busting at the seams with these two cuties and we're ready to build our second house.  We decided on a plan a while ago and it's perfect!  I've been looking at paint colors forever!  I'm sure we'll wait to talk to a realtor after the roof gets fixed and we do a few more things inside, but we're ready.  Or at least I am!  =)

Isn't this just the SWEETEST!?!?

"O" no!  Guess what's missing!

 Because of the storms on Wednesday, Kimberly didn't have power (Mama and Daddy didn't either).  Nick's sister was graduating from LCHS on Friday and they needed to get ready so they came to our house.  Ava had fun playing with the girls, but she was afraid to move her head because her Mama would've killed her if she messed up her hair!  =)  JUST KIDDING, KIMBERLY!  ;)

On Memorial Day we were invited to Uncle Brad and Aunt Gwen's house.  These are the people who bought Mama and Daddy's house that's close to Bonnertown in Lexington.  We just kind of became family with them.  This was the first time I had been there since they bought it.  I must say it was one of the strangest feelings driving there and then pulling into the driveway and then walking in and seeing all the changes but still knowing that that was our house at one time.  So weird, but so nice, too!  =)

Look how sweet and innocent she looks...

 Oh, sweet Willa!

 Saylor loves to shake hands!  =)

 Charlee and Granny

There's that sweet, innocent face again.  NO, not you Mandy!  =)

 That morning when we were getting ready at home I told Brent I wish I could braid my hair.  He offered, but we've been there before and I didn't want to try again. =)  So, Mandy was trying to tell Kimberly how she braided her hair that day and I was their "dummy".  (i know some of you wouldn't have put those quotations for me...hehehehe)  So, then Kimberly braided my hair like the good 'ol days.  If my was ever braided in high school, Kimberly was the one who had done it. 

 This is the outdoor kitchen that Brad and Gwen added.  IT's AMAZING!!!

 This is our old house. 

 Our family picture at home with all our flag shirts.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, Funday!

We had a Great Sunday and one that will go down in our Charlee and Saylor history!  Pops and Mimi G came to visit and brought Kensley with them.  The girls had an awesome time playing with her and they LOVED her shoes!  =)  They each had to wear one.  We hope she comes back again soon!  Later that afternoon, Charlee would NOT keep her diaper on so I decided it was time to bring out the potties!  So, we went and Charlee pee peed first and Saylor did later on.  They're doing ok with it, but I've got to do a LOT more research on potty training 2 at a time.  You've not lived until you've sat with two little girls on their potties singing Justin Bieber's 'Baby'!  OH WHAT FUN!!!  =)  I love my life!! 

 Here are some of the sweetest pictures I've ever seen!!!!!! 

 Look at Charlee all dressed up...guess what she's saying?!?

Sunday, May 22, 2011



All is right in the world

We got our new lens in the mail on Friday!!!!  It works perfectly and I don't feel lost anymore!  The girls had had a picture taken of them EVERY day of their lives up until I broke the camera!  Hopefully, that'll be the only break they ever get.  Maybe.  Here are a few of the pictures I've taken since Friday.




 What a beauty!

 Where's your brain girls?

 Charlee came running into the kitchen holding her babies and said, "Two baby, Momma".  PRECIOUS!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Good News

Well, I took the camera into Best Buy.  They let me try out another lens and THANK GOODNESS that's all that's broken.  But, they don't carry that lens alone in their store so we'll have to order it online or go to Wolf Camera in Huntsville. 
ALSO, I have felt so odd without the camera.  And you wouldn't believe all the cute things the girls have done since it's stopped working. Hopefully, we'll get the new lens really soon!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Kind of a BIG UH OH!!

So, I really messed up!  On Sunday when I was done taking pictures of the kiddos on the tractor I put the camera on the hood.  I know, I know!  I know better and every time I'd go in the house to check on those delicious brownies I would tell myself to take the camera with me.  Well, I didn't and when Shirley left on the tractor, the camera fell off!  UH OH!! You can only imagine my devastation!!!!!!!!!!! Well, everything was working perfectly until last night and all of a sudden it's decided to not focus on anything...hopefully it's just the lens and we won't have to buy a whole new camera, but I'm sure we will.  =(  So, here are the last few pictures I was able to capture on our camera.

Loving our new kitchen and the girls have their own drawers.

 We got new Doodles!!  I can already tell that Saylor's gonna be our little artist. 

Daddy and his girls.  This is where the camera started dying...

 This was today!!!  =(  

Monday, May 9, 2011

What a Weekend!

We have had the BEST, busiest weekend.  The only thing that was missing was our DADDY.  The poor guy is still working.  Even yesterday (Mother's Day) he didn't get home until 11:30 p.m. 
On Saturday we had Braxton's birthday party at the Wheeler Dam park.  Sunday, we had Willa's party at Delano Park in Decatur.  EXCELLENT park!!!  AMAZING playground!  I bet we go back to this one!  But, it was sooo hot!  The girls ended up wearing no pants for most of the day!  After the party we went to Big Bob Gibson's for lunch, then headed to Granny's house for some Cinnamon Butter roll.  YUMMMM!  After we got home Big came over and had Jordyn with her.  So we played while I had some brownies baking.  When they were done, we went to eat brownies and ice cream with Tiffany and her mom, Angela.  Angela became Saylor's new buddy.  =)  It was a wonderful Mother's Day!!  I started it with cake and ended with brownies!! and lots of INCREDIBLE people mixed in between! 

Saturday at Braxton's party.

Braxton with his cake.  There was a zero chance for rain and wouldn't ya know it...this is when the rain started!  We just headed into the pavillion. =)

Charlee in Cameron's cool hat.

Saylor grabbed Mandy's phone so she could "talk" to Daddy.

Brooklyn and Saylor matched =)

BATHTIME!! Daddy got home early (7:30) on Saturday night!

Sunday at Willa's party!
Her cake =)

OK everybody look at the camera!

We're singing "Happy Birthday" here.  Willa's smile is so sweet!

This picture is precious to me!

Tillman just chillin' on a turtle.

On our way home from Granny's.  It was about 3:30 and this was their only nap.  They were worn out!

On Big's tractor with Jordyn!  FUN, FUN!