Thursday, June 26, 2008


This past Saturday our church had a one-day Bible school. We did Passport Through the Holy Land. The kids enjoyed seeing the adults dressed in bible times. They visited the Marketplace, the Temple, the carpenter shop; they played games and made crafts.

Halle had a great time and was exhausted after her fun day.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


We ended our teeball season last night. This was Halle's first year the play. They don't keep score in teeball, that is until you get to the tournament at the end of the season. So we have spent the last week keeping score at the games. I got a little intese at times. The kids do not get it. There are just looking like, "what is going on?", "Why is everyone so excited?"

Our team did great. We ended up in third place and our kids were thrilled to get a trophy!

Halle was so excited last night b/c her best friends in all of the world, Kristie and Mikayla, came to watch her play.

The last pics are of them playing on the playground after the game.

As for Halle's future in playing ball, I guess we'll see. Brant and I will support whatever she wants to do. She is kin to me in the fact that she is not super athletic. She likes the more girly things such as cheerleading and dance. But, I would love to see her play other sports if she wants to. If not, that would be great too. The other night my mother-in-law was telling her, "Okay Halle, now tonight you have to work hard and get some people out." To that she replied, "Oh, I'm not the outter getter!"

Showers and More Showers!

On Saturday my mom and I hosted a baby shower for a long time friend of our family Lyndsy Curtis. Lyndsy and I grew up together in church until they moved to run our Baptist church camp in Wickes, AR when Lyndsy was in the sixth grade.

These guys are like family to us. We are so thrilled that Lyndsy is expecting a baby boy. She had a nice shower on Saturday and we enjoyed getting to visit with her and her family.We love them and can't wait to see their baby Ethan, who is due July 6th.

The first pics are of the decorations. I experimented with a diaper cake. This is the first time I have ever made one. I was pleased with how it turned out. It wasn't hard to do and I enjoyed making it. It made a nice centerpiece for the table.

The last pic is of Lyndsy's grandma, Lyndsy, her mom Sheri, her brother Andrew and his fiance Meredith.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lingerie Shower

This past Friday night I hosted a lingerie shower at my house for a friend and coworker of mine, Lori Wilson. She is getting married at the first of August. We had a good time joking with her and showering her with lots of great stuff!

This was a fun "girls nite in" and we laughed a lot!

Congratulations Lori!

Church Family Fun Day

For Memorial Day our church went to Family Farm in Glen Rose one Sunday evening. We had lots of fun. The kids loved the petting zoo, fishing, paddle boats, cable swing, and much more.

It was a nice time that we hope to make an every year event.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

We're Home!

Well, we are finally home. Our trip was fantastic, but we are exhausted. Disney World is definitely not for the faint of heart.

We flew from Orlando to Memphis yesterday and then drove home, arriving home about 6:00 p.m.

Halle did not want to leave Disney World, of course. In fact, she told her daddy she wanted him to take a job transfer to Orlando! We told her she would have to leave all of her friends behind and she said, "I can make new friends!" :) I think she did make a few new friends along the way during our trip.

Kennadi was glad to be home. I think she must have thought we were never going home. She was a real trooper though. We couldn't have asked for her to travel any better. She slept on both of the flights.

We are glad that our trip was event free. Thanks to all of you who prayed for our safety and well being during our vacation.

We will treasure these memories forever!

Animal Kingdom

Tuesday was our last full day in Orlando. We visited Animal Kingdom.

We did not stay but just half of a day b/c we were all exhausted. Mom and I caught some kind of little bug while we were in Disney World and I wasn't feeling great that day.

We decided to go back to the room and swim/rest for the rest of that day.

We did do the things we most wanted to do: the Safari ride, see The Festival of the Lion King, and mom and Brant braved Expedition Everest.

That night we ended our Disney trip with supper at Chef Mickey's. It was great! The girls loved it. We got to meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck.

Epcot and Hollywood Studios

Sunday we spent the day-and I mean the entire day-at Epcot. We were there when they opened and stayed until closing. It was one of our favorite parks.

Halle loved Spaceship Earth and rode it twice. My mom had a fit b/c Tony Orlando (whoever that is) was in concert and she went to that.

We ate super at the Garden Grill with Chip, Dale, Mickey, and Pluto.

We ended the day with their firework show called Illuminations. It was over the water and very pretty as well.

It was a fun day!

On Monday we visited Hollywood Studios.

We ate breakfast that morning with some of the Playhouse Disney characters.

Brant and mom were brave and rode the Tower of Terrors and Rock n' Roller coaster. We saw Beauty and the Beast live on stage. It was a great show.

We ended the day with their great firework/show called Fantasmic.