Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Celebrations

Friday night we had a Christmas Party at our house with some of our good friends and boy I think we had a feast. Derek & Kelsey brought over a ham, Miller and Becky brought food and I cooked mac & cheese and mashed potatoes. Yummy!! We also had an elephant gift exchange that turned out pretty funny.

Saturday night I had my Womens Ministry "Cowgirls of Faith" Christmas party at our house also. I had about 17 women that attended and I laughed so hard all night long. What a great group of women!!

Sunday night we went to a Christmas performance at Prestonwood Baptist Church called "GLORIA". This is my 3rd year to attend and its amazing. Sure puts me in the Christmas spirit.

The girls are doing good but still have a cold. I'm hoping they get better before we leave for Ohio this weekend. The have started a new laugh and its make Duane & I laugh so hard. Both of them are starting to get up on their knees a little bit so the next thing you know they will be crawling.

KTCC Women's Ministry Christmas Party

Derek, Kelsey & Cody Sutton

Miller, Becky, Logan & Carson Hammond

Emma Jean -25 weeks old

Ava Marie - 25 weeks old

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Now its Emma's turn

YES... now, Emma has the runny nose and it didn't take long for Ava to spread it to her at all. LOL! I'm sure they both picked it up at the same time and there's no way we can avoid both of them getting sick at the same time. They both seem to feel fine, its just the runny nose and a little bit of coughing. I'm sucking it out every couple of hours so hopefully this will help. Here's a few pictures of them playing in their Bumbo chairs with the new trays we got for them. Boy, are they helpful! I can put toys on them for them to play with while I'm cooking dinner and its also helps with feeding time.

Duane just called and said he was starting to feel bad!! Looks like its making it wat through our house. LOTS OF HAND WASHING!!!

Loving the new trays on the Bumbo seats!

Ava Marie - 24 weeks

Emma Jean - 24 weeks

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Parade

Our church had a float in the Van Alstyne Christmas Parade this past Saturday and for a small town they put on a pretty good one!!! Project G62 is still going on and please keep this project and Pastor Jason Norton in your prayers.

Ava woke up with a stuffy nose this morning so we took her to the doctor just to make sure. I had been sick last week so we are thinking that maybe I passed it along to her. Hopefully, we caught it fast enough that it won't last long. The doctor said that Emma would more than likely get it too but we are hoping not. The doctor told us to put saline drops in her nose and every couple of hours to suck out the mucus. Oh boy, lots of fun!! They are both grabbing toys and anything they can reach. They both roll over and have started to figure out that they have legs. They are getting stronger and stronger by the day and should be sitting up in the next month and maybe crawling.

Kings Trail Cowboy Church float

Daddy & the girls - 5 1/2 months old

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Project G62

Galatians 6:2

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

What is Project G6:2?
Pastor Jason Norton, of King's Trail Cowboy Church, will be going without food and Christmas for himself, so that others may have food and Christmas for their children. This Project will begin at midnight on December 1st, and go through Midnight on December 26th. That's right, Brother Jason will be going without food for more than 25 days! To hear more about this Project please go to and click on the file to the right.....

How can I be a part of G62?
Brother Jason will be camped out at the corner of Stephens Street (FM 121) and Waco Street (Hwy 5) in Van Alstyne, TX. (in the field behind the Donut Shop.) Please feel free to drop off donations of non-perishible food, new clothing, or new toys. If you are not able to help out with these items, please keep Bro. Jason in your prayers during this time. Or please feel free to stop by and visit him. You will be blessed either way!

If you are in need, or know of a family in need, please contact us at
or by phone at (903) 819-9466.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We went to Jeremy & Jennifer's for Thanksgiving in Kilgore and had a great time. Allie didn't leave the girls sight the entire time we were there. Ryan & Allie had a great time playing and holding the girls. We had some really great food and even went for a walk to pet the horses. I couldn't leave without going up in Allie's playhouse.

Duane hung christmas lights on the house this weekend with the help from my cousin Colby. We put up the christmas tree and have most of the house decorated so we are ready to get in the christmas spirit.

By the way, Ava is getting another tooth on the bottom and it just broke the skin today. Teething is NOT FUN AT ALL!!! Emma will be getting a tooth any day now.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ava has a tooth!!!

Ava has been getting a tooth since she was 3 months old and it finally came through about 3 weeks ago. Yes, I know that it's way EARLY!! LOL!! I love her little tooth and can't believe the girls turned 5 months old on Friday. I can't wait to put up our Christmas tree so they can look at all the lights. They are both rolling over both ways and they just keep rolling across the floor. I put them down, come back in the room and they have rolled to the other side. They will be crawling before you know it. I'm not sure how in the world I will keep up with them. They are holding all kinds of things, grabbing for stuff, and can squeeze really hard. Emma pulled the cross right off my necklace yesterday. They laugh and smile all the time. It just melts my heart and I'm so thankful for them.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Camo...Camo...Camo... Can you see me? This is for you Michelle.

Mommy has been taking us out walking every morning so she bundles us up!

Fall Festival at church!

We got some new toys and love them!

Go Bucks!! Beat Michigan!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bad Blogger..........

Yes, I know that I've been a BAD BLOGGER these past few weeks and I need to do a better job. New posts coming soon with pics!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Duane & I took the girls to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday afternoon and boy did we have fun. Ok, I had fun and the girls had no idea what we were doing. LOL!! It will be so much fun for them next year. They have a hay ride, animals to feed, so many different places to take pictures and you get to take home a PUMPKIN of your choice.

Here's a few pictures of the girls eating cereal with a spoon. Now, this is a challenge. Sometimes they like it and sometimes they don't but we'll keep trying.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

OU vs Texas - Red River Shoot Out!!

Ok, so OU lost again this year!!! Dang it!!!

Emma - all cute in her OU cheerleading outfit

Ava - all cute in her OU cheerleading outfit

Courtney, Colton and Ava watching the game

Emily, Jeremy Jr & the girls

Margie is trying so hard to get Ava to do "Hook "Em" Horns"!!

Baby Dedication & Family in Town

Nana, Aunt Stacy, Grandpa Duane & Grandma Louise were in town a couple of weeks ago to see the girls. Stacy did another photo shoot with us so we'll be sending out some pictures soon. We can't wait to see them, she always does a fantastic job! While Stacy was in town she also did a photo shoot with some friends of our "Adam & Angela" that have boy/girls twins. Colleen, Stacy, Duane Sr. & Louise were a huge help to us with the girls! Feeding, changing diapers, burping and tons of spoiling!! We had such a great time with them and hated to see them leave.

We had the girls "Baby Dedication" at church while everyone was in town. Duane & I also decided to rededicate our lives. It was a very special day for our little family. Thank you to so many wonderful friends and family that were there to share this with us. WE LOVE YOU!!

Duane & I dedicating the girls to the Lord at Kings Trail Cowboy Church

Daddy & Ava - look at that smile!!

Me - rededicating my life

Duane - rededicating his life

Grandpa Duane & Ava

Aunt Stacy & Emma

Grandma Louise spoling Ava

Nana spoiling one of the girls! The batteries went out on one of the swings but that wasn't going to stop Nana! Now, that's ROTTEN... LOL!!

Grandpa Duane & Grandma Louise

Aunt Stacy & Nana