Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

That was sweet!

Don't cha just love it when your hubby leaves you the last cookie?



Thank you, Honey!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's Gracie time....

Here's my budding Mary Lou Redding. She is absolutely nuts over gymnastics. She's constantly flipping & twirling around the house and apparently it's paying off because the owner of her gym saw her the other day and actually wants her to be on the "team". (I think that just means that it costs more and we'll have to travel to some competitions.)
Regardless of the costs - if our baby wants to do it I guess we'll just do it.

Where'd she go?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do all that?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Don't Judge - we've been busy.

Pitiful - I know.

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New Addition!

Just wanted to show off the new addition to our extended family - Ava. She was born on March 28th to my cousin Jed and is just perfect. Almost makes me want another one.......nah.

Sweet dreams little Ava.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Take me out to the ball game...

Bray's baseball season is well underway and as of last night's nail-biter against the undefeated Marlins (which we won, by the way, in a comeback victory from down by four in the last inning to win 6-5) the Royals are now 2-2-1. Which for all of you mom's out there who aren't familiar with baseball lingo - 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. Not too shabby - these boys work hard and play hard. Enjoy the pics.

It's as American as apple pie.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Granddaddy!!

Hope it's a good one.
We love you!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Photo Contest - Write From Karen

Photo Contest at

Write From Karen is having a photo contest - go over & take a look around. Don't forget to go back & vote.Vote between 4/18 - 4/21......Thanks!

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Wordless Wednesday - April Showers

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Prayers for Noah

Today I write this entry asking for prayers for an eight year old little boy who is scheduled for brain surgery at Duke. His name is Noah, and he is the son of Rob's cousin. Last fall he was diagnosed with a rare form of Epilepsy know as Rasmussen Syndrome and the only way to stop the deterioration of his brain is to do a hemispherectomy. As of the last update I've heard, this is scheduled to occur tomorrow April 16th.

Please pray for the doctor's performing the surgery, his family in dealing with this emotional situation and that above all, God's will is done in this little boy's life. They will have a very hard road ahead of them and need all of the support and prayers they can get.

(Noah is the little boy in the middle between his great-grandparents.)

Thank you for keeping Noah & his family in your prayers.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

View from the porch.....

Happy Monday!
Let's get this week off to a good start by having coffee on the front porch. The spring scenery is beautiful, so grab a cup and let's chat for a while.........

Come back now ya hear!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Remember the good things

After being with my children for a whole week I thought it would be nice to refresh my memory of some of their better qualities.......

Deep Thinker



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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Stoneybrook Steeplechase

The springtime in NC usually means a few things: the dogwoods & azaleas are in bloom, pollen is everywhere, and it's time for the running of the Stoneybrook Steeplechase. Well, this year we decided to go & watch the horses run. Whenever you have an outside spring event everyone prays for weeks for nice weather.......didn't happen this year. I believe the TV weather people said that our area received 3-4 in. of rain on Saturday & I can tell you it felt like 10 in.
Anyway - it was a fun day & one the kids won't soon forget. Sorry the pics aren't better but it's kind of hard when you're trying to keep your camera dry under the umbrella.

The horses run rain or shine.

One of the race officials - isn't the horse pretty?

This is how the girls chose to play - nice & dry.

This is how the boys chose to play - wet & dirty.

Sometimes you just have to let it go.

Here are some of the kids that we could round up for a picture.
(Notice mine is the dirty wet one in the gray shirt.)

Nonetheless, a great time was had by all (especially the boys who got to play in the mud).

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