Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Christian!!

We Love You!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunt Kendra

Happy Birthday Aunt Kendra, We Love You!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Ashley

Happy Birthday, Ashley! We love you lots!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Just Enough Snow to Play In

We didn't get much snow last night, but we did get enough for school to be out, which is fun! The kids have been our since last Thursday, but I have had to work, so I am enjoying my day at home with them.

Monday, January 19, 2009

We Want Snow!!!!

Yesterday on the way to church we saw a little bit of snow, but by the time Sunday School was over the snow was too. But...we are hoping the weather forcast is correct for tonight and tomorrow.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Les!
We Love You!

Friday, January 16, 2009

B for Ballet and Basketball

If you ever wondered if our girl's were different, this past week will prove it to you.

Hannah Grace is playing Upward Basketball.
Even though Hannah Grace is playing basketball - she WILL be in style!

Faith is taking Ballet and tap lesson.

(This picture was taken through the door looking into the studio)

And Samuel is a wonderful Big Brother who is also a Budding photographer. He took some great picture's this past Saturday. I will post them when I get home.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to Kyle and Dee! We wish you a wonderful day.
I don't have any pictures of them, they opted out of a family picture at Christmas.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Miss Heather

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to our wonderful babysitter, Miss Heather.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Lana

Happy Birthday Lana, We Love You!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Go Back A Little

I've caught up this morning, for the most part, on posting pictures from Christmas.

To see pictures from the Ford Famiy Christmas, click here

To see my sweet kids saying Thank you, click here

To go back with us to Christmas morning, click here

And, to see about Hannah Grace's birthDAY, click here

I've still got to post about our fun Gingerbread Man Birthday Party, I'll try to do that next week.

Friday Family Funnies - Baby Talk

As I mentioned in our New Year's post our good friends the Groce's are having a baby in August and we are more than excited for them. This will be their fourth - they have a son the same age as Samuel and then twin boys that are Faith's age that are adopted. Well, Faith is overjoyed with the news of a new baby in the Groce Family and she talks about it all the time. One thing she has decided is that she wants the baby to be a girl. Her reasoning on this is: she asks all the time when she can spend the night with the Groce's or when they can spend the night with her. And we explain to her that because they are boys, we really can't do that. Well she has figured it out and told us, "I want Mrs. Gwen to have a girl, so I can go spend the night with them!"

Lots of the baby talk happens in the van and Sunday we were on our way home from lunch and she announces to us that when she gets big she is going to adopt twin babies and she is going to name them LEMON and ADE.
Have a great week-end!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Apple Dip

My mom and I both have had several get-togethers over the holidays and have made this wonderful Apple Dip. We have had many people ask for the recipe so I thought I would share it with everyone. I'm not sure where it came from originally, I think it was shared by one of my Aunts from Southern Living Magazine. Anyway, I'm not sure what we served before we had the recipe. It is wonderful!!!!

Apple Dip
2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 pkg Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee bits

Mix together and serve with apple slices.

Notes: I have tried low-fat and the store brand of cream cheese and it doesn't turn out as well as using Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Also, it is best if it is made the night before you plan on serving it and it will keep for a week or so (if it lasts that long).


Thursday, January 01, 2009

We Resolve To...

On New Year's Eve as we ate supper we all talked about some things that we wanted to do in the New Year and I want to share them with you.

Samuel wants to keep his grades up and continue to mature to get ready for youth group in the summer.

Hannah Grace wants to work on eating neater at the table and keep stuff out of her mouth.

Faith doesn't want to use the floor as a trash can and read the Bible more.

Daddy and Mommy want to get healthier and lose weight again.
As a family we each want to be in God's word more.

We also talked about some things that we want to do in the coming year like, Samuel wants to go to a race; Daddy wants to go to a zoo; Mommy would like to take a hike. We would like to take a trip to the mountains with the Adkins and O'Shields again. And Mommy and Daddy want to take another Mommy-Daddy trip. We also made a list of families that we would like to have in our home for supper and fellowship.

We looked at the coming year at the exciting things that would happen and we have a fun year ahead!

In January, Hannah Grace has basketball games.

In February, we're going to the Circus and Hannah Grace has a school program.

In March, Samuel and Faith both have a school program and Dollywood opens back up.

In April, we hope to make a trip to Washington DC to see our dear friends.

In May, Mommy gets to have special Mother's Day meals with each of the kids.

In June, school is out and Samuel turns 12 and goes into the youth group at church.

In July, we are going to the beach for a whole entire week!!!!!

In August, school starts again and Faith starts kindergarten and the Groce's have their baby.

In September, it's Daddy's birthday - 09/09/09.

In October, football is back again.

In November, we get to go to Kentucky for Thanksgiving.


In December, we get to enjoy the season and birthday of Jesus, Hannah Grace and Faith's birthday and Mommy and Daddy celebrate another wonderful year of marriage.

As we listed all these things the sadness of all the Christmas decorations coming down went away at the excited of the year to come for our family.