October 21, 2009

October's Random Things

*We bought a red jeep Cherokee.
*Went to the Harvest Festival (part of main street was closed off to vehicles; there was fun stuff to see and good food) I got my face painted at our youth group’s tent. Andy dared another guy from church to and they both got their face painted.
*Brent Vernon and Sam were at our church for a concert. It was very cool to see them.
*Several men from the church showed up and worked in our back yard. (Just before we moved here a couple of guys from the church came and knocked down weeds that were over 6ft high and cleaned things up.) This time they spread new topsoil around, picked up very large rocks and used a tiller. Andy has put down grass seed and new grass is starting to grow. Yeah!
*Pastor Appreciation Sunday- good fellowship, nice cards, a money tree- we are blessed!!
*Hunting accident with a lady in the church- long story short- she lost her leg. She has had a very good and positive outlook.
*Attended a Women of worth meeting, enjoyed the good food. Who knew that I would ever look forward to attending… wonders never cease.
*Went to The Berry Ranch with Stephanie, Debbie and their children. Had a picnic. Fed the chickens, looked at the sheep, cows, and pigs. Climbed up on the hay wagon. Picked a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Bought several miniature pumpkins and gourds. (Carson said when explaining the gourds to Andy that they weren’t real gourds like in the “Belly button song” (Veggie Tales)
*Had Phillip and Heather Dickinson, missionaries to Columbia, at church for a service.
*Played outside with the sidewalk chalk from Aunt Diana.
*Kenzie will be 12wks tomorrow.
*I have single handedly eaten almost a whole bag of chocolate chips in the last 2 days. Its my new chocolate diet. :)

Harvest Festival and Face Painting

Working in the backyard.

Pumpkin Patch Fun!


October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Wesley!!

A Happy Birthday message from Carson. Hope you had a great day.

October 2, 2009

Life Moves On

Here’s a quick catch-up on life:
January- I made the monumental decision to no longer teach music, but be a stay-at-home-momma.
March- Found out we are having a baby girl. Got glasses (which I never wear). Carson and I went on our last band tour.
April- IHC. Met Jonathon and Stephanie for supper and to talk about a new job opportunity. Elementary music recital. Baby Charlotte (niece) joined the world; safe and sound.
May- Concert on the Lawn. Camp. Baby Peyton arrived (cousin’s baby). Spent a week in Idaho-checking out the new job opportunity. Carson turned 2.
June- Vacation with Andy’s parents. Vacation with my Mom and siblings to the outer banks. My Grandpa passed away. Decided to move to Idaho. J
July- Waited not so patiently for our baby! Sold our car, bought a Yukon. She finally came in her own sweet time.
August- Had the greatest time with my Dad in WV and most of my siblings-Donna and Wesley we missed you! Went to Michigan with my Mom to see family. Andy’s birthday. Kenzie dedicated. Donna and Wesley moved to Moldova for 10-12 months. wesleyanddonna.sendthefire.org Baby Jackson and Baby Lincoln born (cousins). Yes that is 5 babies in 5 months for my family.
September- Finished packing our treasures. Moved in with my Mom for a few days. Andy and his parents left with the moving truck. Portrait Innovations with the cousins and our 11 children- all under the age of 4, 5 of them still babies. Great times!!
Boarded a plane with my Mom, Jenny, Charlotte, Carson and Kenzie to fly to Idaho. Goodbye big city, hello country! The truck was unloaded, and some of our treasures were already unpacked and in the rooms where they belonged. God bless Andy, his parents, Jonathon and Stephanie, and some wonderful, helpful, hard-working church people!!
What we are doing: Andy is the associate and youth pastor of Community Bible Church. The senior pastor is Jonathon and Stephanie Phillips. I am privileged to be a stay-at-home-momma. (I am very excited about this!)
Where we live: We are renting a great house. After my small apartment with one closet- I think I have died and gone to heaven! 3 rooms, bonus room, 2 bathrooms, 4 closets, huge pantry, 2 car garage, fenced in back yard. I will post pictures when things look a little better.
What I can see, hear and smell from my kitchen window and back yard: I can see a barn and hear and smell several horses grazing in the pasture. Hear the roosters crowing. See the hills (mountains). Life is good.
Other random and cool things: There's a Sonic in this town. A wonderful farmer's market. Rarely hear a siren. The high school buildings are shaped like igloos. The football team is called the Huskies. We have to "go over the hill" to go shopping. The hottest time of the day is 6pm.
We just bought a jeep cherokee- we are once again a 2 car family.

Charlotte & Kenzie............... Carson........................ Kenzie & Carson