The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pre-K memories

Sams first school field trip to Tate farms and Fire Safety day at school, he had so much fun and I'm so thankful to be a stay at home mom and be able to see him enjoy all of these fun activities at school! Memories that will last forever!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another Great Fall Day With The Family

Today Chad,Sam,& I went to North Alabama Railroad at Chase and rode the Goblin Train. Sam is always up for anything to do with trains, so he was so excited, and he got to wear his "AMABAMA Football halloween costume. The train ride lasted about 30 mins. and they had goodie bags for all the kids. We had a great time. Then we were off to eat lunch and home to carve our pumpkins, at least I thought WE were, Sam helped for about the first 5 minutes and then he played while Chad & I carved. It was still fun. I know I say this all the time but this is just the best time of the year, theres so much fun stuff to do with your family, the weather is great, and its the start of the holidays. Thank you God for all the wonderful blessings in my life and allowing me to have such special memories with Chad & Sam!!!!
Until our next adventure.........

Thursday, October 23, 2008

You Are My Sunshine :)

Me, Sam, and Paw Paw a few months before he passed away. Me and my PawPaw when I was about 5 years old

Paw Paw and Maw Maw

Me, Sam, and Paw Paw. This was his last picture :(

He walked me down the aisle when I got married. That was so special to me!

Today I have my PawPaw on my mind, he passed away 1 year ago this past July! I still miss him like he just passed away today! He was my rock! I know that he is in a much much better place now and that is so reassuring to me that I will get to see him again someday! When I was little he used to sing "You are my sunshine" to me and now I sing it to Sam! So thats why that song is first on my playlist. It so hard to see my MawMaw struggle each and every day without her love of her life, I can only imagine what it must feel like to her after being together for 64 years!
There are just so many happy memories with my grandparents, and this time of the year is especially hard, Sam still talks about PawPaw but I wish he would be able to share all those special times with PawPaw that I had. It just feels good sometimes to express what your feeling
and I hope he knows how much I miss him!!!!!!! I love you Paw Paw you are still my sunshine!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sam in the cotton fields.........

Sunday afternoon I decided I would dress Sam up and take him and his tractor to a cotton field and take some fall pictures, I think they turned out cute and just wanted to share............

He's such a sweetie :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

What fun we had at Disney on Ice!!!

Last night we went to Disney On Ice! We had sooo much fun, our seats were the first row on the ice and Sam was so excited to see Mickey and the Gang! He loved Peter Pan too! I think that Chad and I had as much fun as Sam did. You can probaly tell that from the pics with our hats on!

Our picture even made the front page of the Local&State in the Huntsville Times today!

Tonight, Sam and I went to our friends Paige's house, her daughter Emma and Sam are the same age and have been playing together since they were born! They are like brother and sister, one time we were in Wal-Mart and someone asked Sam if he had any brother and sisters, and he replied "Just Emma". We dont see them as much anymore since we moved back over to Meridianville so it was great to get together tonight and let the kids play! Sam thought he was gonna have his first spend the night with a friend, they made it about 30 mins in the bed and Sam started crying a little to go home, Thankfully I had waited to see if he would fall asleep or not, so we are home. On the way home he was so disapointed in himself that he didnt stay at Emmas, he said "mom I really tried to go to sleep". How sweet!!

Well it seems life has been so busy lately, I thank god for all the fun times and and places we get to go but finally a Saturday that we dont have any plans, cant wait to just enjoy the day with Chad and Sam tomorrow doing nothing!

Just wanted to remeber my Maw Maw tonight, she's having some major hip/back problems, had a MRI yesterday, I just pray that God would take care of her during this time, she misses PawPaw so much!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This past Sat. my family and I took a day trip tp Franklin, TN to visit Gentry's Farms! It was SO much fun! We love Tate farms but wanted to try something different this year! It was a beautiful day and Sam had a GREAT time. Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year! I only wished this season lasted longer! In these pics are Chad my hubby, Sam, my mom, step dad and me! Cant wait to visit again next year. I thank God for such a fun day with family!!!! :)
Tomorrow night we are planning to go see Disney on Ice, this time of the year is always so busy with fun family stuff to do. Will post pics it ASAP!
I am new to the blogging thing, but after seeing it inspired me to do this! So here goes...................