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, March 27, 2010

~Take Me Out To The Ball Game... I Dont Care If I Ever Get Back~

It was so GrEaT to be back at the ball park today!! Other than this morning when we had to be there at 8:30 it was freezing and the wind... oh the wind was like 90mph!!! But thats how baseball weather goes. It was opening day at our park. All the teams are introduced on the field, a easter egg hunt for the little kids, and some scrimmage games =) Sam did GREAT!! He is playing at the pitcher position this season (in coach pitch baseball) and made some AWESOME defensive plays to first base!! Hittin the ball great too! Excited for a fun season of baseball! Go ReD sOx!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Three little birds

i love that sam loves this song!! we love singin it!!! thought i'd share =) =) =)
Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep

Thursday, March 18, 2010

HaPpY 6th BiRtHdAy SAM!!

Today six years ago my life was forever changed!! God blessed me with more than I could ever have imagined. We prayed and prayed for this sweet little baby that came into our lives on this day and I thank God more and more for him every day! Sam you are growing up way to fast but these 6 years with you have been the best. Cant imagine what life would even be like without you!! You truly are the sweetest little boy I know. You are SO outgoing, never meet a stranger, getting smarter and smarter every day! You are reading now and loving to do math problems, think you are gonna be like your daddy when it comes to math! When we are riding in the car you are constantly saying "guess what ? + ? = " So proud of all that you have learned this year in Kindergarten!! Most of all I love your caring and loving spirit =)
The things you are in to are SPORTS, legos and your Dsi/Wii. Although I love how you convince me to be "in to" legos too, I seem to be the one putting them together and you play with them, thats ok though, I think I like putting them together too!
It makes me sad that you are growing up so fast and you arent my little baby anymore, really sad when I think this means you are halfway to 12! Where has the time gone?!!? Please let it slow down just a little!
Well I hear you waking up so its time to sing Happy Birthday and have another fun day celebrating! Happy 6th Bithday, Love you More and More!!
pics i took of sam couple of weeks ago downtown huntsville =)

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Party Time

Im still having trouble believing Sam's 6th birthday party has come and gone. Again he wont be 6 until this Thursday but we are just gonna celebrate around here for a whole week =)
Saturday was party day for Sam and his buddies. It was at Huntsville Sports Academy which Sam was very excited about but we weren't quite sure what to expect.... hadn't ever heard of anyone doing a party there but thought we'd give it a shot! It was a HIT!! The kids L.O.V.E.D. it!
The owner Paul Bakke was wonderful with the kids, he played several facilitated games with them in the batting cages, their favorite was between trying to throw a baseball through or hitting a big tractor tire and then a wiffle ball game. They played for almost 2 hours before it was time for some cookie cake and presents. Sam said it was his best party ever! So glad they had such a great time. I would recommend H.S.A to any of you who have boys that are into baseball, the price was reasonable too!! Thanks to great friends for celebrating Sam's 6th birthday with us and making it a blast for him! Sam got legos...legos...and more legos! So you know what we did today, spent the day putting together Star Wars legos and RC car from the movie Toy Story =)
Sunday we celebrated at Maw Maw's as always with some good food and family!! Sam got new Braves shirt and baseball hat, movie passes, and the best ever Alabama fleece blanket and pillow (its the best cause Maw Maw made it for him) As I said we are gonna celebrate all week. Thursday is his actual birthday so he is still waiting on presents from us =)
We were thinking of taking a little trip to Chattanooga this week but was really hopin for warmer weather!! Spring oh Spring where art thou?!?! Absolutely froze tonight at the ball park!! It never fails the week of spring break it has to be dreary and cold =( Hopin it will get better as the week goes on! Hope all of you are enjoyin your break this week, I know am! Sam slept till 10 a.m. today! and it was about 9 for me. Love catchin up on some sleep!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time Flys

Wow!! Time Flys!! Cant believe I havent posted in like 2 weeks. We have been busy,busy,busy!
And really I just havent been able to make myself take the time to post anything, guess I just go through these phases. Well to catch up since I posted last, we went to an Alabama basketball and baseball game and had an ABSOLUTE blast! It was Sam's first trip to Tuscaloosa so we had to show him around, went to the Bear Bryant museum and saw a couple games, made some GREAT memories =) Enjoyed Dr. Seuss week with Sam at his school! I got to read Green Eggs and Ham to his class and made some "Green Egg" cupcakes for "Sam I Am" and his class. We saw the Wizard of Oz Broadway show last weekend and it was WONDERFUL! Has always been one of my favorite all time movies and Sam seems to enjoy it too, it was fun to see it on broadway. Thanks to my Aunt Judy for those tickets =) We're all ready for baseball season around here!! Sam will be playing on the "Red Sox" and will have Mr. Chad B and his daddy for coaches again, looking forward to a fun season of being at the ball park!! Are you tired of hearing about all of this yet?!?! I really hate that I let myself get so behind but I dont want to leave any of this out, its like my journal =) .......... Sam lost his 2nd tooth!! FINALLY!! That darn tooth was going to be the death of me, we went round and round about that tooth, even went to the dentist about it! It was OH SO LOOSE, forevah!! But it wouldnt come out!! Finally he lost umm I mean I yanked that tooth out this week =). The day before it came out I actually took him downtown for a little photo shoot, (since he is about to be 6, and thats a whole nother post in itself, im very sad about my baby gettin so BIG) anyways, I love that in those pictures I took you can see that little "billy bob" tooth as Joy calls it barely hangin in there. Years from now when I look back at those pictures I will smile when I remeber all the drama that went along with that tooth =)
Well that catches me up... now Im preparing for my little man's SIXTH birthday party =(=(=(
I am so sad!! Where does the time go?!?! Could it just slow down a tiny little bit?!?! Each and every day just flys by!!! His birthday isnt until the 18th but we are celebrating this weekend with his buddies at Huntsville Sports Academy!! Imagine that, he wanted a sports/Bama theme b-day party. So again this will be a busy weekend but FUN FULL of MEMORIES and thats what its all about. Gonna try to share some pics now, hope you werent bored to death reading this.

we had arrived... Sam's first of many to come trips to T-town

had to check out the "Bear" Bryant museum
Sam & the "Bear"

mommy & sam ready for the game

my 2 boys =)
can you say ready for the game?!?!

the tip off.... bama vs. ole miss

nothin better than some crimson tide baseball

love him

this is what the ride home looked like
great day.... great memories.... roll tide roll
Read Across America/Dr Seuss week
my very own "Sam I Am"
my "green egg" cupcakes
me reading Green Eggs and Ham to Sam's class

my sweet soon to be 6 year old Sam (before he lost that "billy bob" tooth) (will share more of these pics later)
and after that tooth was FINALLY out
will never ever forget the drama of that tooth
~love those big beautiful eyes~
after the shock was over that I had actually yanked it out, he couldnt believe it!!
we didnt think that tooth would ever come out!!

YEA~~Im caught up!! Im sure your tired of looking at all these pics but it feels better to be caught up again, only its 12:23 a.m. and Im gonna be really tired tomorrow!