Saturday, November 22, 2008

I know some of you have followed Boothe Farley's blog over the past year or so. In case you haven't, they lost a baby girl to Trisomy 18 last year. Her heartfelt and honest thoughts have really meant a lot to me and strengthened my faith so much. If you have some time one day or over the holidays, I would encourage you to read her blog (October 2007's "A vision for Eternity" definitely spoke to my heart and spirit. Some other good ones are November 2007's "Believe", December 2007's "Structure", February 2008's "The mystery of truth" and August 2008's "Simplify"). She has an incredible gifting for beautifully expressing such profound and unique insights.

Well, Boothe and her husband, Conor just welcomed a baby girl, Emerette McClure. I cannot stop the tears of joy for this incredible family. Only through Christ can I feel such love and happiness for a family I don't even know- what a privilege to be a member of God's community.

Here's her blog...

http://conorbootheandgirls.blogspot.com

I probably won't get another post in before next week, so....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gymnastics Fun!!!

So, of course my girls are no strangers to a gymnastics center (for those that don't know, I work part-time at one, and they come with me quite often). BUT, we went to Nat and Lainey's birthday party yesterday, and Makayla informed me this gym was MUCH better than Mommy's. :) They did have so much fun. Jaron was in charge of the camera and got as many good shots of kids in motion as he could. We didn't get any of Natalie, but she's in the video at the end of this post for about a second. Love these kids...

Brynley on the airplane...


You can see Grant's little smile behind the rope- he was so cute!!


Love these next ones of Kamryn, what a cutie pie...






And their favorite part, of course...


Birthday girls, minus Nat's head, but you can see her super-cute red leo (that's leotard for all you non-gymnast folk)...


Happy Birthday, Lainey!


My little twinkies (I think they look a lot alike)...



Bryn was trying to wake up, and the airplane ride wasn't helping. She warmed up later though. :)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween Week!!

We had a fun-filled week last week. We started it off last Saturday painting pumpkins in Coppell, then went to a party on Monday morning, culminating in the big day on Friday. Halloween is so much more fun with kids. Here's just a couple of pics for you. :)























Sorry these pictures are not the greatest (I broke my flash that morning). :( I just love Beckham's smile in this one. This was at our Monday morning party.



**Random picture alert** This was the other night at Phillip and Marissa's. Again, not a great pic, I just thought it was funny that all the kids were gathered around Jaron. :)


**Random picture alert** This was Thursday night at a birthday bash at Joe T. Garcia's in Fort Worth. It was SO pretty and the food was SO good- definitely worth the trek out there.


On to the big day...



























Halloween day, we went to my mom's for some cupcake decorating, pumpkin carving, tree climbin' good time. We then went on a Trick or Treat excursion with the Smith's, McLawhon's, and Watkins to the homes of the Frank Pope's, the Clarke Watkin's, the Robert Scott's, the Fred Pattison's and the Larry Stewart's. We ended up back at my mom's house for some AMAZING pumpkin stew and did a little bobbing for apples. Well, Megan tried to show the kids how to bob for apples, but they were more inclined to use a net. And I can't wait to see someone's pic of the apples we were bobbing for... Brynley had taken a bite out of each of them earlier that day. What a funny little bug!! Thanks to all for making our night so fun- I'm so excited for the holidays!!!