Saturday, February 21, 2009

Paideia Banquet

Friday night, Keith and I went to the Paideia Academy banquet!  It was a very nice event!  Backing up a bit, Alex skipped his nap that afternoon.  Yep, he was in his bed for 45 minutes just hanging out.  While I was getting ready (with Grace's help), Alex fell asleep watching t.v.  How cute.  As far as the banquet goes, it was fun to see friends and eat a yummy prime rib dinner!  We are excited for Grace to be attending Paideia in the fall and can't wait to see what God has in store for our family via Paideia!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pep Moms Retreat

A few weekends ago, we had our annual Pep Moms retreat at the River Lodge/Hidden Mountain Resort!  We had such a blast!  This is our group picture that we took on Sunday morning.  There are a bunch of moms missing, because they snuck out early.  Yes, we were missing our families!  I love this group of women!  Marla DeLong shared with us on Friday and Saturday, and I really learned to let go of my worries and crazy imagination!  God is in control of everything and I want to honor Him with my thoughts!  It is my goal to truly take every thought captive!  Praise God for taking that burden from me.  It's been a long time coming!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Let's play outside!

Knoxville has some crazy weather.  Blame it on the mountains or the valley.  I was a sportscaster, not a weather girl!  One day it is snowing, a couple of days later, it's 60-something. Crazy, I know.  What a blessing to get outside and let the kids play.  Grace and Alex took to the "jump-oline," as Alex calls it.  It was a hair-raising experience. 

Valentine's Party

Since I love taking pictures, I showed up at Grace's preschool Valentine's Day party!  Grace really enjoyed me being there!  She showed off everything in the class room.  I got the VIP tour! It was really cute and I felt special!  They had ice cream and other goodies!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Aunt Jenny's 30th Birthday!

We emailed this to Jen on her b-day EVE!

A birthday Starbucks!

Apparently, Starbucks is like home.

We met Aunt Jenny at Starbucks late afternoon on her birthday!  She had plans that night with friends, but we had to meet up with her.  Afterall, it was the big 3-0 birthday!!!  We celebrated with cake, lemon cookies and coffee.  A couple of days later, we had standing rib roast to celebrate Jen's and Mom's birthdays!  Can you believe it, I forgot my camera.  Jenny will tell you I did that on purpose because of my now-infamous strawberry "avalanche," cake.  It sort of messed up.  However, it tasted great!  Happy 30th birthday, Jenny!


It has been a snowy winter for Knoxville.  We haven't had much snow over the years, so it has been a nice surprise.  The kids loved playing in the snow.  Of course, it takes us longer to get ready, then actual play time, but oh well!  Alex was not lovin' his mittens.  He kept trying to take them off.  Good times had by all!

Gingerbread House

I know, it's been a long time since I posted!  But, I'm going to get caught up today!  Here's a few pics of the gingerbread house that Keith and the kids put together!  We want to thank John and Sandy Bryant for giving it to us!  You all are awesome!  The kids loved putting this together!