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

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Opening game for the Havoc hockey season with friends

We love some Havoc Hockey around here!! Sam has been seeing commercials on TV and so excited for the Havoc to be back on the ice!! So when his nana gave him 4 free tickets for last nights opening season game he couldnt wait. Since we had that extra ticket he got to bring along his buddy Thomas. We first went to pizza hut and then off to the game. They had so much fun! Of course we had to have some dippin dots to eat and a new hockey puck from the souvenir stand. (thanks nana for the intergraph sponsered tickets last night)

Lookin forward to tonight with my little super hero batman and our freinds trick or treatin. Hopin and prayin the rain stays away!!

~HapPy HaLlOwEeN~
and be safe!!

Sam and Thomas

gotta love these silly faces

and the havoc scores

thomas takin it all in

one more look before we have to leave

Thursday, October 29, 2009

HaPpY 33rd BirThDaY!!! and GiGi's CuPcAkEs

Happy 33rd birthday to my wonderful hubby. I hope you had a great birthday yesterday and looking forward to sharing many many more with you! You are my rock and I dont know what I would do without you. I love you!!

We had church last night so not much time for celebration but we did have time to open a present and have some much awaited GiGi's cupcakes
There has been so much talk about these cupcakes that we had been wanting to try them and yesterday was the perfect time!! Chad had nutty buddy, Sam had kiddie kake, and I had midnight magic chocolate chip. Oh my goodness...... they were delicious but SO rich!! Sam couldnt even eat half of his half that I gave him. If you havent tryed them yet, check out their website. Each day they have different ones and on the website it tells you the daily menu. I want to try the Tiramisu next time!! Looking forward to celebrating some more tonight at Rosies!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Conversations with Sam

Last night after reading to Sam and his bedtime prayers he said "mommy i love you so much i wanna be with you forever" I gave him the biggest hug and told him how much I loved him and was thinking how sweet. Well he had more on his mind and I dont really know where it came from but he was full of questions.... I just explained to him that someday(long time from now!!) he will grow up and it would be time for him to have his own family and he would live in a different house from me and daddy. I explained how when I was little like him I lived with my mom who is his Granny Sue then I grew up, met daddy, and fell in love and here we are today. He got so upset that I wished at that moment I hadnt even explained it to him. His big hazel eyes filled up with tears and he said "mommy Im not moving to another house and Im gonna marry you someday" Awh........ my heart just melted!!!! I thought to myself treasure this moment with him because he sure wont remember this years from now but I sure will. Thats one reason I wanted to blog about it so it would be "written down somewhere". I told Chad if/when Sam gets to that point when he doesnt want me around Im gonna remind him of what he said when he was only 5 years old. I know right now I am the most important "gal" in his life but someday that will change. I pray that God will give him a Godly Christian wife (someday long time from now!!). But for now Im just enjoying it!! Little boys are just the sweetest moma's boys, such a special bond. If Im never able to have anymore children, I'm so thankful to have a little moma's boy!! As we continued to talk about it I finally just agreed with Sam and said yes baby you can live with me forever and ever!! He was ok after that. Then this morning on the way to school he said "mom, im not upset about movin out of our house someday cause Im gonna stay with you and dad forever" I couldnt believe it was still on his little mind. I just replied Ok Sam that is Just Fine with mommy :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A first report card and fall festivities

Sam got his first report card.... Really??? It doesnt seem possible!! This year is flying by. Sam is doing really well in Kindergarten and we are very proud of him. His only dislike is handwriting!! And thats what he got a "B" in. If he takes his time he does really well, but thats the problem he doesnt like to write so he hurrys to get it done. I really think he has done great though!! We had to reward him with a little surprise, he was able to get a new Wii game (only one in $20 price range) Way to go Sam, keep up the good work!

Yesterday his class took a field trip to Lyon family farms

they had a great time. Couldnt believe I caught him holding hands with one of the little girls in his class.... how sweet!

Last night Chad and Sam carved pumpkins. We usually do the carving kit and trace out some really cool designs in our pumpkins but this year we were a little later getting it done and just went with the traditional jack-o-lantern.

Lookin forward to this weekend and fun with friends on Halloween!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tate Farms with friends 2009

Well unfortunately the rain is back today but we have had some BeAuTiFuL weather this week. Wednesday was a perfect day to head to tate farms with friends and that is exactly what we did after the kids got out of school. Laura and I have been friends since high school and I just love that we have 2 boys the same age that can be buddies!! So off we went... Me, Sam, Laura, and her 2 boys Thomas and Cooper. The boys had such a great time. I think Sam could go there every day and just play... the hay maze, tire swings, climbing up in a barn and sliding down, playing with bunnies, puppies, pigs, and goats, rollin around in corn, ridin the corn train... what more could you ask for?!? So much fun!! You all know that I am picture crazy, so Im sorry for always postin so many pics!! But soon Im gonna print my blog and I want these pics to be in there, seein that I am SO behind on my scrapbooks my blog kinda takes the place of them for now anyways!!

Hope everyone has and AWESOME weekend and ROLL TIDE ROLL all over them Good ol Rocky Top Boys!! ((Laura, that should get a comment out of ya.... had a great time at Tate farms))

in the hay maze

loved hearing all of their little giggles while swingin on the tire swing

hangin out in the barn with the goats

me, sam, and the bunny.... bless those poor bunnies, those kids were just squeezing em half to death

in the corn

gotta get this pic every year to see how much you've grown

our ninja turtles

sam LoVeS the corn train

me, sam, thomas, cooper, and laura

laura and her boys

me and my sweet sam

time to go home......

did anyone see this beautiful sunrise Thursday morning?? It was the most beautiful sunrise i've ever seen.... God is so good :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sams first basketball season

Last night was Sam's first basketball practice and he was oh so excited!! Whole new experience is ahead!! He had pretty much gotten baseball figured out but basketball there is just alot more to learn and rules to know. It was so cute watchin them learn to dribble the ball. The goal is only lowered to 8 feet which is still a little high, but Sam managed to make a few goals!! They will be called the Meridianville Eagles. Lookin forward to a great season!

Today we are heading out to Tate Farms with some friends. The weather today is absolutely beautiful, Cant wait!! You know there will be more pictures coming!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Wes!!

Sunday after church we went to MawMaw's for lunch. We used to do this every Sunday, but as MawMaw has gotten older and when PawPaw passed away its just harder on MawMaw. Its one of the greatest childhood memories, always being with family on Sunday and all the yummy meals MawMaw has made. Now we try to get together atleast every month or so and this time we celebrated my nephew Wes's 22nd birthday!! I just love him like he's my brother, there is 10 years difference in our ages. We used to fight just like brother and sister when we were little but we have always been very close. My Sam just LOVES him!! Whenever Wes is around Sam is right beside him!!
Happy Birthday Wes, we love you and are very proud of all of your accpmplishments at University of Tennessee at Martin...... Roll Tide :)

Below are some pics and as you can see Sam really enjoyed Wes's company!!

Today I am waiting to find out if I am gonna have a new little neice or nephew!! My step sister is at the hospital in labor now and we dont know the gender yet. So exciting!! We are about to head to the hospital now!!

I havent asked in a while, but do just feel the need, please continue to pray for Chad and I, time is just passing by so fast. Sam will be 6 before we know it and my heart is so heavy for another little one, Sam wants a brother or sister SO bad!! We go back to the Dr in about a month for a recheck to see how the medicine is working, but ready to get started back on the fertilily injections and hopefully get some great results.