Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Funny things that the kids say

While eating lunch and Catherine dropped food on the floor, Thomas decided he was the authority on it.

Thomas: Pick that up Cakin.
Catherine: NO
Thomas:Pick that up, yes sir?


sheets: sheeps "My sheeps are so soft, Mommy."

covers: cubbers "I don't want cubbers."

On your mark, get set, go: "Hark, Sek, Go!"


Little miss "I want to do everything all by myself"

I do it: "I doo bit."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rebuilding on Tomahawk

My parents are rebuilding in the same spot where a tornado ripped their old house to shreds last April. Look here and here for photos.

My parents have been living here, but should be in their new home in 6-months, I would guess.

If you are looking at the new house, this is the right side... with the garage towards the front of the house and the deck in the back.

Here are a few shots of the front and other side of the house:

I love the brick detail over the garage.

This is the deck and sunroom (with four big windows.) There is also going to be a lower deck built on.

Thomas' blue haircut

He loves having his hair cut now! We allow him to get a fun spike and some temporary blue hair that he thinks is so cool!

Love Birds Christmas Style

It feels good to dress up and get out of the house. Joe and I attended the physician's Christmas party for Murfreesboro Medical Clinic this week. We are skipping the rest of his work parties due to his call schedule this year.

Monday, November 30, 2009


We recently began sponsoring a child from La Represa, Dominican Republic. He is 3-years-old and his name is Inoel. His father drives a taxi and his mother is a housekeeper. He lives in a shack with a tin roof with two siblings. A family of five crammed into two rooms. Their home receives water three times a week.

Look at this face.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9

The Bucket List

Joe and I really enjoyed The Bucket List movie a few nights ago. I think it should be a requirement for people who feel stagnate in their lives. Most people reach a point where they become complacent or feel hopelessness, and this movie inspires the thought that maybe there is a better life out there. Hopefully most will come to this realization before they are terminal, but if you're really honest with yourself, we are all terminal. Life starts to end the moment you are born. It is what you do between birth and death that makes all the difference. I think the choice of these two actors, Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman, was the best choice ever. They both have a quality to make you laugh one moment and cry the next.

As for Joe & I, we spent a considerable amount of time after the movie creating our own bucket list and I am so excited about it!!


My parents came over and brought a feast of filet mignon and chicken! Julie & Tyler joined us,too! They brought a game that we all enjoyed and their dog, Sophie! I was really sick with a sinus infection and had a heard time keeping my eyes open- but loved being with my family!!!!

more potty training

This potty training thing is underway...

Thanksgiving break was spent trying to get Thomas out of diapers. He goes (sometimes) when we suggest he try, but never on his own. He doesn't seem "ready" yet.

I censored Thomas' cute little bottom in the pics out of respect to his privacy... but here are the pics: (notice Catherine as an on-looker with one shoe on)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Picnic at Old Fort Park:

Playing catch with Daddy...

Happy boy!

Mommy loves her babies!

Loving each other!

This is the new park located behind the new Murfreesboro Medical Clinic off of Medical Center Parkway. The trail connects with the Greenway and there are ducks and geese to feed. It's a lot of fun!