Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Day

Christmas day for us was a bit crazy but wonderful this year. We are living about 4 hours from "home" (Birmingham) so we decided that this year we would wake up in our house and do Christmas here then head to Birmingham to do Christmas with my family (the Ramsays) then over to the Redmonds - yes....all in one day. Our kids had present over load. EC began asking for skates about 5 months ago. In all honesty I thought she would forget but she didn't. It was the main thing she kept asking for. The look on her face is priceless. She was sooooo excited (more pictures on this gift later)

Knox was not quite sure what to make of everything but he got into the unwrapping thing quick. Later that day he would try to unwrap EVERYONE's gifts not just his. He didn't even care what was in the package. He just wanted to rip the paper off.
More pictures to come................ we did 3 separate celebrations remember.

Happy Birthday Jesus

On Christmas Eve we made a birthday cake for Jesus. Like so many other parents we want to do all we can to bring the focus of Christmas back to the birth of our Savior. So we celebrated His birth with a party. EC and Knox helped make the cake. OK, EC helped break the eggs, pour in the milk and even held the mixer. Knox just helped lick the beaters. That's the best part anyway. EC was so proud of her cake!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

All the parents out there can relate to the dreaded Christmas picture. I have to prepare Matt a day in advance when I plan to get the kids ready and TRY to get the picture for the card. This year I tried a few times on my own. I must have taken 100 pictures. These are not the worst ones (I deleted those) but here are a few that I liked for one reason or another.

Here is the one I used. Not sure that it was the best but at least they were both looking. We hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Just lunch

It's not finger paint, mudpies, markers, paintball or even war. It's just PB&J and cheese puffs. It's just lunch.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

1st Black Eye

First but I am sure not the last black eye this rowdy boy will have. That's what happens when you try to pull a toy off the top shelf in the nursery.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Christmas Parade

It's that time of year again. In Greenwood, MS we start the Christmas season with a parade down Grand Blvd. It is our families favorite day. We gather with lots of friends at the house of a church member who lives on Grand. We eat, talk, eat some more and watch the parade. Then after all of that we walk down to the river for a fireworks show that would rival one in any big city. It is such a fun time. And when you live in a farming community you have REALLY big tractors in the parade.

Knox didn't sit still much but here he is in a rare moment. He loved the parade but wasn't so sure about the loud fireworks. He did clap when they were over though.

Here I am with my dear friend Lori. Many of you have prayed for her so I thought I would include this picture. She is doing great and I am so thankful for her friendship!!!