Saturday, July 4, 2015

Third Annual Firecracker Brunch

 This year I was a little less reluctant for our Firecracker Brunch.  The weather was questionable all week, and it was awful this morning, so we partied inside.  On the bright side it was not as hot as it has been in the past.

 This year the new dish was red, white, and blue waffles.  












 The parade was rained out for the city, but we paraded between small showers ourselves.  What's a parade really?  Jett was to follow the golf cart, but of course he wanted to lead the way.  








Until next year....Happy Fourth from Jett Boy

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Waiting on Ava Collins

 We showered my sweet cousin, Anna, as we waited for her baby girl to arrive.  


 Generations of family came to make sure that baby girl has plenty to wear when she enters the world.


We are still just waiting for her to arrive.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jett's First Haircut

After a trip to see the chickens and the puppies next to the beauty shop with Ms. Kristi, he was not so ready for his time in the chair.

 We wetted it down really well and began just nipping the ends.

 You would have thought we would have killed his sweet spirit, but he made it through.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Time with Friends

On the eve of our eighth anniversary we gathered with friends to attend the visitation for our friend, Tyler.  No it really wasn't a time to take pictures, but at a time when we are all gathered it seemed right to document the togetherness.


 It was a hard thought, when I realized that eight years before we gathered at a church to celebrate our I do, and eight years later we gathered in a church to celebrate the life of our friend.  We are heartbroken and sad, mad, and many other emotions, but that night we were together and that is what we needed.


Monday, June 8, 2015

When I am Old

I'll sleep until noon or maybe just eight,
Ill try to stay fit, but I know I'll gain weight.
I'll sip morning coffee until afternoon's gone,
I'll chat with my husband until the stars turn to dawn.
I will eat cake for breakfast and make a meal off of cheese,
My house will host friends any day that I please.
I will walk miles a day- my health is a gift,
Until my bones are tired an in need of a lift.
I'll visit my friends' graves who've gone on to glory,
and share with them the latest and greatest Payton Place story.
My daughter in law will despise all of my clutter,
an roll her eyes at my choices and uses of butter.
But she'll hug my neck when she leaves and she'll love me for life,
Because I raised the man that's made her love being a wife.
I'll have talks with God about his choices and mine
and eagerly await our face to face down the line.
I look forward to age and getting better with time.
Life is a journey to enjoy, not an uphill climb.

Church with Jett


Yesterday as we walking out the door for church Jett was so excited, and then as we stepped into the street he cried, "No, let's got to Walmart!" I made up a lie about after his nap and maybe and proceeded to Sunday School. Just as I was closing the door to keep him from escape I heard him very plainly tell his teacher, "My Daddy will come get me!" She, like me, said of course he would get him later after he stayed and put the train down...

Cullen has usher duty for June and July and has to attend Sunday night church.  I thought it would be the perfect time to teach Jett how to sit in church.  Just before leaving to go across the street he threw a big fit that required a swift spat to the leg and left him sniffing when we walked across.
I told him we would have to dry it up and be quiet when we walked in and he replied, "okay."
We saw Cullen greeting and Jett told him to "be quiet" and exclaimed, "need to potty."  Off we went to the restroom.  Once inside Jett announced, "I not want to be quiet, anymore." I let him know that was too bad and in we went to the sanctuary.
We sat at the back and made sure to warn those around us it was a time for teaching.  
At the greeting song he made his way to the older ladies and told them he wanted to "go home."
He sat perfectly still and quiet and only had to be bribed with candy a few times.  
I was so proud of him and how well he did.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015