"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sneak Preview...

of Ginger Belle and her Halloween outfit. Last night we went to the Fall Festival at FBC. Whew! What a crowd! For some reason, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to carry Ginger around in my arms during the festival. By the time I reached the doors of the church I realized that was a bad, bad idea. Thank goodness for Lori, who loaned me her umbrella stroller!!! We stayed for about an hour and enjoyed a corn dog and visiting with friends. All in all, a good night. I am super excited about our neighborhood's BIG Halloween party Saturday night. This will be our first time attending. You know that I will take loads of pictures that night :)

Lovely Little Ladybug

Nifty, Nifty, Look Who's Fifty...

My wonderful mother turned 50 on the 24th, and I helped Daddy throw her a little family party. We had a blast! Happy Birthday, Mama! I hope I look as good at 50 as you do!!!

The birthday girl and her favorite grand!

Mama's present from us in the early stages. Dandy Doodlez fired it and wrote her name across the feet. It was precious!

Ginger and Aunt Christy

Nikki, Kyle, and Ginger

Ashley, Lauren, and Ginger

Mamaw Ginger and Ginger (confused? she's her namesake :)

My papaw left Mama a nice message on middle balloon that kindly asked, "Who's over the hill now???"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

True Love...

Ginger and her Papa!

Can I just say that I am jealous of my dad?! Ginger loves all of her family, but there is no one that she lights up more for than Papa Cool. When he walks in the room she begins throwing her arms around, smiling from ear to ear (with tongue sticking out), and trying to get out of the arms of whoever is holding her. I think these pictures prove what I am saying.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Couch Potato

I laid Ginger down so I could get some important things done around the house like, you know, checking my Facebook account and updating our blog. I left her with her favorite book and bunny and turned the t.v. on to entertain her (I know, Mother of the Year). I went back to check on her, and this is how I found her...eyes glued to the t.v. and holding on for dear life to the blanket that she is on. I walked around in front of her, talked to her, and even took pictures of her face but nothing took her attention away from WordWorld on PBS. Earlier this week my dad suggested that she might be a couch potato. Well, Daddy, I think you got it right!

Two important things to say about this picture:
1. Please excuse the X-Box paraphenalia on and around the t.v and the window ledge. It belongs to my 33 year-old husband. If anyone has any suggestions as to how to remove these items from my den without causing World War III please be so kind as to share.
2. The look on Cookie Monster's face bothers me. Am I alone here???

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Got an Award!!!

Before I started blogging, I snooped around on/stalked other people's blogs. Every now and then someone would give out some sort of blogging "award" to other bloggers, and those who received the award would choose others to give the award to, and so on and so on. All that to say that I would secretly wish that I had a blog and could receive an award, well today, my readers, I received a blogger award! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel totally accepted by the blogging community :)

A sweet girl named Hope at The Andersons gave me the Super Scribbler Award. Thanks, Hope!

Here are the Rules:

1. Each Super Scribbler I name today must in turn pass the award onto 5 most deserving bloggy friends.

2. Each super scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received the award.

3. Each super scribbler must display the award on his/her blog, and link to THIS POST, which explains the award.

4. Each super scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

My nominees are:
1. Laura T.
2. Lindsey C.
3. Amanda I.
4. Claire H.
5. Holly B.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ginger and Her Main Squeeze...

Ginger and I went to visit Morgan and Paxton today. I cannot get over how much they both have grown! Paxton is now 7 1/2 months, and Ginger is 5 months...time flies!!! When Morgan and I first started getting the babies together they would just lay side by side and stare at us, but now they are more interactive and so much fun to watch.

To me, this picture looks just like Shawn Maddox and Hutson Ford sitting there.

He kept putting his arm around her...so sweet!

Paxton trying to sneak in some sugar! (Ginger did not complain :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

I was so excited that it was cold enough Sunday that Ginger could hang around in this cute outfit after church. She was a little confused by the footies :)

On our way to meet Bella in Greenwood for lunch and a little shopping. Thanks to Aunt Shirl for the precious ghost bib and Papa and Bella for the cute Halloween outfit. The onsie she has on says, "So Cute It's Scary!" and I have to agree :)

Uncle Bunky and Aunt Haley came to visit us this weekend, and we had a blast!

I love this picture of Ginger and Brad. To me, their eyes look a lot alike in this pic.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Twice the Fun!

Ginger and I were excited to spend most of Thursday with Clayton and Jackson Darby, our good friend's 4-year-old twin boys. We had a blast, and the boys were so well-behaved! The most precious thing about Clayton and Jackson is the fact that they LOVE Ginger!!! Their exact words every time they see her are, "Oh! Sweet baby Dinger Belle!!!" :) In fact, throughout the day one of the boys would go over to Ginger and rub her arm, head, or leg, and then the other would run over and say, "I want to pet Dinger Belle, too!" Could anything be any sweeter? :)

Sweet boys!

They begged me all day to take pictures of them with baby Dinger Belle

This is how I found Ginger right before I went to pick up the boys from preschool. She was laying there quietly and patiently while waiting on someone to rescue her. I think it's safe to say that she does not get her patience from me! :)