Friday, March 7, 2008

Inspired by The Ultimate Blog Party

The Ultimate Blog Party has inspired me to look back at all the good times our family has had through the years. I was going through all the pictures I had on my computer, although they only go back to 2004, and reminiscing about the events of each year. There were so many pictures I wanted to post showing some of our craziest moments, but just didn't have enough time or space. So instead, I tried to find pictures with all four of us in them. You know what I found ... not much! But, I especially noticed how much my girls have changed, actually how we've all changed. Here's our Christmas card from 2004. The thing I remember most about this card was Katie's cute haircut. The reason she had to get that cute haircut was because she chopped her hair off due to the fact that it was "getting in her way" and ended up with one terrific mullet. 
The girls' grandmother had these taken the same year. I love this picture because it really looks like they love each other, which these days I don't get to see very much. What's memorable about this picture is that Kylie had an eye exam that day and her eyes were still dilated. If you look closely she looks a little like a Stepford child.
Another great picture of the girls showing each other some love. This was taken in 2006 when we went to Gatlinburg (which we love). We went trout fishing in one of the rivers and all had the best time. The girls just played in the water and even "petted" the fish. I know, not my idea, their Daddy's!
This was taken in Las Vegas when we went on the gondola at The Venetian. What a beautiful hotel! We had so much fun. 
We don't have Krispy Kreme in Lafayette, so this was a huge treat for us as you can tell!
This was taken outside our house in 2007 after we had just gotten Roxy the dog with Moxie!  Look how much the girls have grown up!
It's pretty sad that this is our most recent picture where we're all together. This was taken in October of 2007. Not the best of pictures, but we're all in it. Doesn't everyone look this good after a day in Florida's October 90-degree climate? The picture at the bottom of my blog had been the most recent picture (February 2007) and we are equally good-looking in our bulky ski clothes. I think this all means that we need to take a family picture desperately. 
If you are visiting me for the first time from the blog party ... WELCOME! I am a thirty-something-year-old mom of two girls (three if you count the dog) and a wife to a church media-director, video-maker, incredible bass player and singer guy named Richard (you did get that that's all one man, right?). I am blessed to get to spend my life with these three wonderful people! 

About Me:
My actual college degree is in Education, but I just recently stopped teaching for a while to work with my husband at our church as his assistant. I know what you're thinking ... how can you work with your husband? It's easy! I love it! As Hannah Montana says, it's the "best of both worlds." I get to be with the man I love and he lets me do lots of fun and creative stuff. I've been able to write a lot of scripts and he gives me the chance to share my ideas. It's a blast! I feel like I'm right where I need to be. 

Another thing I love to do is sing (especially praise and worship)! I am on the worship team at our church, along with my husband. It's one of my favorite things. It's such an honor to get to usher people into the presence of God. I am humbled that I even get to do it.

I love to scrapbook, but never seem to have the time. I teach step aerobics at our church and take a kick boxing class, which I love. I lead a ladies' Bible study every other week and now I'm addicted to blogging. I blog about so many things from what our family did last night to ... the political race, skinny jeans, my fear of bridges, Girl Scout cookies, and why I can't stop eating my girls' Valentine's Day candy. So you never know what you're going to get! So come back and see me and let me know you were here because I also like to read lots of other blogs. So maybe we can be friends.



Wonderful pictures.

I do the same thing. Go looking for a picture of the kids together or one of all of us and realize even though I take 100 pictures a month I don't have one good one of us. Frustrating.

Nadine said...

Thank you for sharing your family photos. I came by from the party and wanted to say hi. I love worship too, but I don't sing (I'm a joyful noise unto the Lord girl).

Kristen said...

Came by from the party and wanted to say hello. We enjoy a lot of the same things! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the party---

the160acrewoods said...

what a beautiful family you have! and we don't have krispy creme in canada (at least not that i'm aware of) used to get them when we lived in the usa though! they were delicious!

MomOf3 said...

You have a lovely family! We have a family picture taken once a year at Christmas. It is the only time I can get the three kiddos to sit still! Have fun blog hopping! :)

Debbie Yost said...

I came your way from 160acrewoods. I have three girls! Your girls are so beautiful. I loved how your daughter cut her hair because it was in the way. My nephew did that once and I have a niece who has taken scissors to her hair on more than one occasion.

I had fun at your party. If you get time, I'd love for you to drop by mine.

Party on!

Michelle said...

What great photos - thanks for sharing.

Debbie Yost said...

Yes, he does feel outnumbered. Our dog is a girl, too. He can't even escape when he goes to work because he is the only man in his department! Thankfully there are some men around, but not his immediate associates. Poor guy. I keep telling him, it's all his fault, though. I had no control in the matter.

I agree, even when God doesn't answer your prayers in the way you thought was best, he is right. I would have never thought having a child with Down syndrome would be a good thing, and yet, it has enriched our lives and family in so many ways.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you better, too.

Gina said...

I stayed with a cousin for a week once in Lafayette, LA in the eighties (I'm old). It is a nice city. Happy partying.

Jessie said...

Your photos are beautiful. I enjoyed reading all about you. I am adding your blog to my reader. I will be back.

Eleisia said...

Thanks for introducing your famiy! Love all the photos. Your daughters are beautiful.

Please visit my party.

momofmhasr said...

What a great family, you have beautiful girls. I agree with the working with your hubby, if I could I would love it too.

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!