Wednesday, April 27, 2011


What a lovely Easter we had this year. We had a fun morning with a little Easter egg hunt supplied every year by my Grandma Inez. Had a few pieces of candy and headed to church for a wonderful Easter service celebrating that Jesus is RISEN!!!!! We are so thankful for such a wonderful Savior!!!!!

After resting and taking a small nap time we went to my moms for a yummy ham dinner with wonderful side dishes. She made a new macaroni and cheese with pimento and banana peppers. It is our new favorite!!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

WOW it has been a while!

Where have I been? I am not sure so far 2011 seems to be a whirlwind of a year! Just a few updates Grace and Ashten are growing up literally. G has grown almost 3" in 8 months. And Ashten I think an 1" in the same time. School is great and we are continuing to learn all 50 states. We only have this month and May to go and we are done!!!! Let summer begin! Oh yes and I turned 30, we had our 10 year wedding anniversary and Keller turned 35. Wow what a year!

We have been working away slowly but surely at house projects here and there. Keller just completed Grace's new bed. It looks amazing. Good ol pottery barn style for a fraction of the price. It was a neat first build project for Keller and really went together great. Now I want one too. ;) We have plans and hopes to finish the kitchen off this summer with tile counters and a few little touches. Looking forward to that and also starting our first family garden. Looks to be a fun summer.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Graciously Gratefully 8

This year our little girl turned 8. As usual the year seemed to fly by as we enter a new chapter of our daughters life. She is growing up so quickly. :) She is up to my shoulder and getting taller every minute. Since August of 2010 she has grown 2 inches! WOW. She is our little helper around the house and an excellent student and a sweet sweet sister to her little brother Ashten. It is a joy to watch their friendship and we pray it continues into their adult lives. :) She loves to read her bible and books and loves to learn. She is also always crafting or making an art project of some sort.

This year her Meemaw and Boppa surprised her with a sewing machine. WOW is it neat. She has already started learning stitches. We are going to make sleep pants are her first official sewing project.

Few more Christmas

Just a few more pictures of Christmas day. It was a blessed day full of family. We first had breakfast and presents here and then went to Keller's parents house for dinner and presents.

More Christmas Photos

This was our craft station extravaganza for Christmas ever craft time!!! :) This is now our Christmas eve tradition to make crafts together. We had Christmas eve, eve service this year too. That was nice to have family dinner and craft.

A few of our ornaments. They will be on the tree for 2011 vintage inspired Christmas.

There is not a picture of Ashten he made a few and then went to rest. The rest of us were in it for the long haul!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Christmas day in pictures

Ashten practicing for our Christmas card shot. We went out side instead. :)

Keller sporting his awesome new warm shirt.

Ballet doll for our new little ballerina from Meemaw and Boppa

Gracie's first Easy Bake oven!
More pictures coming tomorrow because I am getting sleepy. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 2010 Part 1

Our attempt to get our Christmas tree. :) We got stuck in the snow and ended up having chili, coffee, hot cocoa and fun sledding down a hill with friends instead. It sure was beautiful.

Our petite tree =)

Sugar cookies YUM!