Saturday, January 31, 2009


I haven't posted at all this week, even though I have thought about it. I have pictures from last weekend at Korbin's party to post that I will eventually get loaded. It has been a pretty good week. Wednesday was cold weather with ice so we all got to stay home. We did some organizing and took care of some stuff, which was great. It is now Saturday and for some reason I am up at 8 a.m., crazy I know. I tend to do this on Saturdays unless I am really tired. We have a day of errands and then going to some friends house tonight to visit. I am excited about spending the day with my boys. We are so blessed. I hope you all have a great Saturday!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Boy and his Best Friend

This weekend we took the youth group on a retreat to do some work on their summer camp. All went well and it was a great experience. We asked Colton his favorite part of the retreat and it was seeing his cousin Joe Braden and Matt. Matt is like his older brother best friend. Matt was in the youth group when Scott became the youth minister. He graduated and was around to help out tremendously this last year. He has taught us so much and we have greatly enjoyed him. He was at our house a lot and Colton didn't think he could go to bed if Matt had not come over yet. He loves his Matty boy. Matt went to LCU in January so we have been missing him a ton. The night before we left we were packing and Colton was helping and he said "This is so exciting!! I can't wait to see Matty boy!!!" He is so sweet.

AT the retreat he had grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and all his kids. I know he thinks they just come over to see him. He truly enjoys getting to be apart of the youth group and it is having a great affect on him. If he wasn't so good about everything there is no way we would be able to keep doing all that we do. Sometimes the things you don't even expect bless your life the most.

Thanks Kandys and Lori for taking pictures so I have some!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

.....And the Awards go to Me!!

I was given these 5, yes 5 awards by Rachel of Following In My Shoes. Which is such a honor because her blog is so great, thank you Rachel!!

I will have to figure out who to pass these along to but I was so excited about getting them I wanted to post them, just couldn't wait!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christmas Pictures (Finally!)

It is very hard to narrow them down since I have so many to pick from but I tried, so here are a few pictures from all of our Christmas get togethers.

We are so blessed to get to be able to spend time with our families during the holidays. It is wonderful to be together and visit. Colton already can't wait for next year at Christmas!

Tag...I'm it!

I was tagged by Lori of I'm NO super Mom but I'm LOVING it!

Here is what you do:
  1. Go to your 4th folder where you store your photos.
  2. Select your 4th picture (no exceptions)!
  3. Post the picture with an explanation and link it back to your tagger.
  4. Tag 4 people to do the same!!

This is us trying to get a picture of all 4 boys at Scott's family Christmas right before opening presents. They are adorable!!

I am tagging:

Christa of The Greene Life
Kara of Sweet Sunshine
Laura of laurasthoughts
Jennifer of 2 Peas in a Pod

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Such a big boy!

Colton has been doing things lately that are making me realize more and more that he is getting to be such a big boy now. I still can't believe he will be 5 in Feb. It can't be not my baby!!! He got a bible for Christmas. We went and let him pick what he wanted so that he would be happy with it and want to carry it. He can't read but we thought it would be good for him to get into the habit of carrying it with him to church. He wants us to read it to him every night before bed now which is so sweet. He was also using it as a song book last night at church, singing his little heart out. Last night Scott was reading to him about Paul and grace and he was asking what words meant and really listening. Scott explained grace like when he gets a second chance from us before getting in trouble. Cotlon said like Jonah and proceeded to tell the entire story of Jonah word for word. We were so proud of him, it brought tears to my eyes. These little moments in the times when you don't even think they are listening or learning but they are. Little ears soak up everything. I just wanted to brag on my boy who is getting so big and learning so much and his Daddy who is so great about explaining things and telling them the way he needs to hear them.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Hubby!!

Today Scott turns the big 30!!! I am sure he won't mind if I announce it to the world. Yesterday we went to eat at the Cheesecake Factory with some friends to celebrate and it was great. I am very blessed to be married to such a wonderful man. He is the best husband and father and he makes me a better person. I hope you have a great birthday today!!!