Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Izzie's First Concert


We took Izzie to YouthQuake this year. She seemed to really enjoy herself...even though she looks like a deer in the headlights in this picture. The band behind us is Fireflight. They rocked our face off. More pictures coming later...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Izzie's first time at the beach...

We've spent the week at Panama City Beach...and it has been wonderful. This was Izzie's first time at the beach. At first, she didn't even like feeling the sand on her feet...but after a while she was sitting with her shovel and bucket having a great time. She still doesn't like the water as much as she will, however. She has gotten used to the pool, and yesterday she was practically floating by her self.

Here are some shots I took last evening at sunset. I only wish the other kids were with us, so we could have gotten some really nice family pictures. At any rate, it was a good photo shoot...




A passerby was gracious enough to take one of all 3 of us. I think it turned out very good, except for the dude on the right. :) The photographer should never get on that side of the camera...

My favorite shot from last evening.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Day out with Kristi and Alan...

We spent yesterday afternoon at Lake Guntersville with our good friends Kristi, Alan and their two boys AJ and Luke. They are also adopting a beautiful little girl named Syndey from Guatemala. Pray for them as they continue to work towards bringing that little angel home.

Luke was also born in Guatemala, so it was pretty neat to see him and Izzie together. They played so good, and Luke was such a little gentleman...even though Izzie was trying to take his candy, baseballs, baseball glove, clothes, etc....



This child gets more and more beautiful every day. God has blessed our family so much.

Luke and Izzie on their first drive together. I think Luke is holding on to that bat so hard...because he's afraid Izzie's gonna want to take that as well. :)

Caitlin's Prom

Our oldest, Caitlin, went to her first prom Friday night. Only yesterday she could barely sit up on her own, and was trying to eat sand on the beach. She's grown into a very beautiful young lady...and we are both very proud of her.




Saturday, April 19, 2008

New pictures...

It's been a while since we posted some new pictures...so here goes.


Izzie decided she needed some more roughage in her diet, so what's better than dried grass clippings? Yeah yeah yeah...I'm a bad parent for letting her dump grass on her head and eat a little. She sure was having fun, though.





My girl's a Auburn Tiger! She does this little thing where if you tell her "War Eagle!' she raises her hands and smiles real big. When you say "Roll Tide" she gives you a big raspberry. We're raisin' her right...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Finally a new update

Yes, yes, I know. I've heard from EVERYONE at how bad I have been about updating since we've gotten home. I'm telling you, Izzie plus 3 more really keep me busy. Anyway, our baby dedication went great. Our pastor called Brandon Brad there for a bit, but it was because there was a guy that got saved earlier that was named Brad. We understand, but we still joke with our pastor about it. Izzie was trying to talk to the crowd while the dedication was going on. Everyone just thinks she is so cute, and I totally understand why.

For Spring Break we went to Gatlinburg with some friends. We had a great time. We took Izzie around the aquarium to look at the fish. She just loved it, especially the big ones. We took the kids ice skating, walked around everywhere, went picnicking, it was great. But the day after we got there we were at the outlet mall shopping for Easter dresses for the older girls. I was in the dressing room with Mackenzie when Brandon brings Izzie back to me. She was covered in blood!!! She fell and hit her head on the T-shirt rack. So, as I was panicking, we rushed her to the bathroom to clean her up. Then we rushed to find a medical clinic to take her to. They were going to give her 3 stitches, but they ended up doing a butterfly. Unfortunately she wouldn't keep the sterile strip on, so now she has a gash in her head. It's really not that bad, but we are still putting Mederma on it to help keep down scarring.

Easter was great for Izzie. She had a great time Easter egg hunting. She really loved it after she realized that there was chocolate in the plastic eggs. (She's a chocoholic just like her mom!!!) Finally she would find an egg and open it just to see what was in it. After the hunt she was even getting into other children's eggs to get their chocolate. What are we going to do with her???

I must say she had adjusted great. God really blessed us with the perfect baby. We all just love her to death. We will try to keep the blog updated more. Also, please pray for my friend Kristi. They have been in process for soooooo long. She is leaving tomorrow to go foster for only God knows how long. We hope it will be a short trip and that Kristi and Sydney will be home very soon!!!