Sunday, December 30, 2007

We had a great Christmas!! Drew spent a few days before Christmas with my parents. After having Christmas there, we loaded up and drove to Texas. Drew actually did really well riding in the car for so long. We split the trip up by staying in Beaumont with Carl's brother, and then on to Austin on Saturday morning. We stayed there until Christmas day, drove back to Beaumont, and then back home on Wednesday morning! Whew!!! Anyway, thanks Stephen for being the "halfway house!!" Here are a few pictures. Drew had lots of fun opening presents and playing!! Hope everyone has a great 2008!!! It's going to be very interesting at our house!!







Riding in Kyler's new 4 wheeler.


Reading a new book on the way home!!
My very own teepee!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Baby A & Baby B!!



Sunday, December 16, 2007

SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!!!

Just when you think you've got it all planned out.... as you may have noticed, we added a new ticker at the top... that's right..... TWINS!! Carl and I found out this week that we are having twins, and let's just say, it was the shock of a lifetime. Neither of us have twins in our family, so it was the last thing we expected to hear (or see, for that matter!) I will try to get the sonogram pictures posted later. Anyway, we have had a huge mix of emotions this week finding out all of this. There are just so many thoughts and questions that come and go through your mind, some are intellegent, others.. not so much. We keep hearing from our friends, "God won't give you more than you can handle." And while we know that is true... there is also that saying that says "what won't kill you, makes you wish it would have!!" HA HA!! Just kidding!! We are very excited and looking forward to this new adventure!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

We went to the Madison Christmas parade last Saturday. Drew had a great time! He loved the motorcycles and the horses the best! He was so funny when the bands came by. One band had just finished playing a song, and just the drums were playing... Drew kept saying "more music, more music!"



Drew and Olivia waiting patiently for the parade!


Here come the motorcycles!!




Thursday, November 29, 2007

We had a very interesting time decorating our tree Sunday afternoon. After Carl got it set up in the stand and filled it with water, we noticed a huge puddle surrounding our tree. Our stand had a small crack in it and all the water drained out! So, we had to take it down, and start all over with a new stand!! We finally got it situated and then the real fun began! Drew loved to "help" decorate the tree... which included dropping and breaking several ornaments!! Also, as you can see in the pictures, Drew has decided lately that he doesn't like to wear clothes! (oh my...) Also, he likes to CHANGE clothes... notice the different attire (all within a couple of hours.) We had lots of fun, though! Hopefully, more pictures later!









Wednesday, November 28, 2007


We had a great Thanksgiving. We spent the weekend before at Carl's parents' house. Drew and Kyler had lots of fun!!

Then it was off to Union for Thanksgiving at my parents'. And, it is not Thanksgiving if we don't load up and go to Lazy Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Chunky, MS to get our tree. This year was no exception!! We had a great time, except it was really, really cold. Santa was there this year, but Drew was not having anything to do with him!!

Shannon and Drew -- SO excited to get there!!



Drew "helping" Daddy cut down the tree!

Riding in Santa's sleigh to load our tree!

Friday, November 9, 2007

FBCJ Adult and Student Choirs with guest Derrick Burt

Click on the link below to hear and see a fabulous choir and soloist!! (but you may want to go to the bottom and turn off the blogsite music first!!)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat!!

We had lots of fun trick-or-treating with the Davidsons. Drew was a little confused at first. I think he would have gone home after the first stop. He was so excited to get a piece of candy... he kept saying "open, open!!" He finally got the hang of it though!


Lots of older kids in the neighborhood kept asking "Peyton" for his autograph!!

Happy Halloween!!!

How to make wonderful halloween cookies, per Drew... (helps to have really cute stickers on each cheek!)


1. Take the frozen, already decorated dough out of the package


2. Place the precut, perfectly formed cookie dough on the cookie sheet

3. Let mama put them in the oven, take them out after 8 minutes on the timer, then help them cool off by blowing as hard and as close to the cookies as possible!


4. Eat and enjoy (this counts as "baking" right??)




Monday, October 22, 2007


It's beginning to look alot like....

That's Right!!! Carols by Candlelight will be here soon!!! Over 15,000 tickets have already been given out. Don't miss out, it's going to be great!! There are lots of easy ways to get tickets this year! Click here for more information!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Canton Flea Market & MS State Fair!!


My friend Melinda and I went to the flea market last week. There are miles and miles of things there that you just don't need. However, there are also TONS of cute things there, and we always go to buy Christmas t-shirts, but our favorite booth was NOT there this year and we were so disappointed! We did end up buying a shirt at Caroline t-shirts, it is a dinosaur with a santa hat!
However, I think my best purchase was from a booth that was having their "last show" sale. Drew absolutely LOVED it, Dad did not think it was all that cute, though!!

It says "the wheels on the bus go round and round," (which happens to be one of our favorite songs,) and when you press above the back tire, it plays the song! I also got one that has "Old Mcdonald has a Farm." We're not so great at singing that one yet!!


We went to the Fair on Sunday afternoon with the Davidsons! We had so much fun. I could not believe how much Drew loved it! He was not afraid of any of the rides, and he had a great time feeding the animals!




Friday, October 12, 2007


I am having a party at my house this coming Thursday, Oct 18. It is a party given by Jennifer Crawford, who sales to shops all over Mississippi. She does a limited amount of in-home parties. Please come if you can, and bring a friend! She has really cute accessories in for fall... bags, purses, luggage, baby bags, jewelry and more. This is a chance to start your Christmas shopping while taking advantage of the same prices the stores pay!!! Think of it as being able to buy twice as much!!! There is no pressure to buy anything. She'll have everything laid out for you to see and whatever you buy, you take with you when you go. NO ordering and waiting!! Hope to you see there!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


We had lots of fun at Drew's "tractor" birthday party Saturday. He had lots of fun in the "jumpy" and playing with his friends on the tractor! Here are some pics: He's actually a pretty good driver!!
He loves all of his gifts, especially the Peyton Manning jersey (thanks gramma) and the tractors. It is all we can do to not have them in the bed at night!!