All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday!!

The day after Christmas we decided to make a quick 3 day trip to College Station to visit Laura & Dwain, since Shawn hadn't seen them forever, and then 2 days to Killeen. We had a good visit with L&D, and on Tuesday (27th) we headed up over to Killeen. It also was Joey's birthday.
He was so excited for turning 5!
I was suppose to make a cake after we got to my parents, but I was way to tired. So Mom and I were going to go to the mall to get a cookie cake for him. We went to Walmart first, and they had all those Christmas iced cookies on sale, so Mom bought a lot...
and we came home and stuck 5 candles on one of them...
and sang Happy Birthday to him. He was happy because 1) we were at Mimi & Grampa's house, and 2) his bestest cousin Jared (only 6 weeks younger) was there, and he got to go spend the night at his house.
This picture was suppose to be first. For dinner we ate at Chick-fil-A... his favorite place to eat in the whole wide world! Even better than McDonald's!!
But this cute little boy has not forgotten that I told him I would make him a Cars cake (I have the pan), so I guess I better get myself siked to do that soon!!
Happy Birthday Joey!! We love you!!

Friday, February 10, 2012


On December 22nd, our family did the Nativity again at the church. And I had these pictures in order, but they didn't come out in the order I wanted. We did this last year too, and Krissy made front page of the newspaper on Christmas Day. It was pretty cool.
Kayley, Lauren & Jacob as the wisemen.
Amanda just so happened to be visiting Josh and us for a week (left the next day), so she was able to be in it too. Here they are as Mary & Joseph.
The wisemen again.
Krissy, Lindsey, cousin Maddie & Joey as the cute shepherds.
And Mary & Joseph again.
Shawn had to work this year on our scheduled night, so I opted not to be in it. I took the pictures with my BlackBerry, thus not the great so looking pictures. And this was it for Christmas pictures. I wasn't good with the camera this year, but we had a great day.

Parade & YW in Excellence

The parade in Ashdown, that I had mentioned in a post or 2 below that Lauren was in, was rescheduled for the Tuesday night instead of that 1st Monday. It poured rain on Monday. Joey was also in the parade with his pre-school. Their float got best over-all, as always. :)
It was cold that night. Joey had on his PJ's, clothes, coat, hat, gloves, and 2 blankets wrapped around him.
Young Women in Excellence was the Wednesday night after the parade. This is Kayley's cute table with her cute self...
And this is Lauren's cute area...
And I don't know why this was the last picture. It was suppose to be the 3rd one. This was Joey's whole float. He is the very last under "Express." Kids were also on the other side.