Monday, July 20, 2009

Let the Good Times Roll...

I have so much to say but I'm not sure where to start...

We have had a wonderful time lately. Every body is healthy and happy! We have some exciting news to share, but it's just not time to share it with everyone...(No, I am NOT pregnant) Speaking of pregnancy, Heather is having another little girl!!! Poor Matt but of how it blesses Aunt Bethy :) No really, Matt couldn't be happier! So I have been cleaning out my attic all weekend. All of the things Heather has given to me, talk about being blessed, I am giving it back to her. 18 gallon totes were on sale at Wal-Mart this week for $3.50, so I bought FOUR! I gave 3 back to Heather this weekend and she gave me one too, bigger clothes from Reagan to Ella. I am so thankful for hand-me-downs! Can't you tell I'm really excited about another baby... ;)

Ella has had some really great days at daycare. The past two weeks have been so much fun for her. They've had bubble day, water day, side walk chalk day, tie die day... Below is a picture of Ella in her tie die that she made, it was really cute! She would not pose for me, so this is the best I could get...

Ella is 17 months now and talking up a storm, well sorta...she certainly knows what she is saying, Jeramy and I on the other hand have been playing a lot of the guessing game, ha! The funniest thing she says is "Oh Man!" Of course we Ag it on because it is so funny and cute. Yesterday I was napping and over heard her on the monitor (she was suppose to be napping too). She was just talking to herself and then she said "Oh Man!" over and over and over. It gave me a good chuckle. She has also become just a tad more cuddly. If you know Ella, you know she is not a cuddler, so as you can imagine I am eating this time up!

So Sara Beth is married! Oh how beautiful she looked... From the moment I saw her I just cried. I love her to pieces and I'm so proud she married such a loving man! Her marriage and her relationship with her newlywed reminds me of mine and Jeramy's and it makes me so thankful for Jeramy and the way he loves me!

The Bride and Groom dancing their first dance.

Sara Beth changed into this beautiful little party dress and came out in it to accompany Ala in his "Shark" dance... It is an Ala Dean original and it always shows up at weddings! I love the fact that SB is now an official Shark and adds some spice to his moves...

Ella has a new ride! Carson and Campbell gave Ella their Gator. They knew she was a country girl and you know country girls gotta have a gator! She doesn't understand how to push the gas yet but she knows how to work the horn. She loves this thing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Wasn't it a gorgeous weekend? We woke up early and went to the farm to ride four wheelers and check on the cows. Danner came along and had a time with a couple of the "Momma" cows, they were not welcoming to him ;) But Danner had a blast, as always!

I usually let Jeramy drive Ella. I mean I can handle a four wheeler and all but I just feel safer with him holding onto her. However, she joined me when we discovered we had a bull calf missing. So off Daddy went to find the missing pup. (I call baby calves, pup. Just my nickname for them)

After cruising the farm a couple of times Ella and headed back to play. My little monkey climbed all over the trailer and then we took a little walk.

Here is Jeramy counting cows. Still missing one, so he jumped back on the four wheeler to go back and look. Thank goodness he found him! Ella slept most of the way home and after we ate she went back to sleep and so did we! After our naps we headed out for a jeep ride and then we did some grilling... What a wonderful weekend we have had!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rylee is 5 and Sara Beth is Gettin' Married!

June has been non-stop for us, but it is all good! Rylee Hope turned 5 years old, these kiddos are growing up so fast! She had the coolest little party at the Pottery Place. Each child picked a piece of ceramic to paint and I have to say this was the QUIETEST 5 year old party I have been to! Each child was so into decorating, that barely a word was said ;) ha!

The Birthday Girl!

Rachael and Ella
Rachael and Emily(our younger sisters) came to visit Tennessee for the week and were able to join us for Rylee's Birthday! It was a nice treat for all of us.

Emily Painting her cup!

Ella working on her Mater Piece! I was really proud of her :)


Rylee and Keely

Carson and Reagan

Campbell and his Piggy Bank! They must be teaching him right!

Rylee getting ready for her Birthday song!

This is always the best part!

This past weekend, I was able to spend the weekend with some wonderful life long friends! Sara Beth and I have known each other for many many years, since we were infants... We grew up together, played sports together and now we are going through some more beautiful moments together. 28 years later we are celebrating her wedding in July! She was there for me and I will always be there for her. We headed to Nashville for a girl's night out on the town. We stayed at the Union Station Hotel and made our way around our beautiful city.

From left to right:
Kaci, Gena, Jessica, Sara Beth, Nicole and Myself

Here is our stunning Bride-To-Be!