"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dinner Play Mates!!

This weekend, we were supposed to go to the deer lease with my family. The girls just pretty much hang out while the boys work on all the stands and start getting things ready for deer season. We were going to leave Saturday morning due to  a class matthew was in late Friday night. About 7:30 on Friday evening, Nathan started throwing up. Needless to say, we had to stay home this weekend. We were really sad that we had to miss seeing the family, but had to get Nathan well. Mom and Dad came down Sunday night so they could see Nathan and eat dinner with us. Nathan was so excited to see them :)

I don't think him and Gammy stopped playing for 5 minutes.

He enjoyed playing with someone besides us I think.

Thank for coming Gammy and PawPaw, we love you!

We will miss you Jojo :)

Last week, we had to say good bye to one of our very favorite people, Joanna! She left for college this week, and boy are we going to miss seeing her everyday. She is so special to us and always will be.

Nathan absolutely adores her as you can see!

We feel very blessed to have been a part of her life so far and look forward to seeing her play basketball at the next level this year. We love you Jojo!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A revelation....

The Lord has spoken to me in many different ways this summer and I am just trying to figure it all out. Seems like I just can't quite get all the pieces to the puzzle together yet, but I am still working on it. One thing for sure that I know of is, this verse is my new lifestyle. I am going to try and live by this 100%

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

This verse just stood out to me like a sore thumb while reading this summer. Pray for me as I try to totally live by this and try to figure the rest of the stuff out that HE is trying to tell me.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fun in the Sun...

To celebrate (more like its coming rather I like it or not) my last week of summer with Nathan, we decided to have all his cousins and friends over to play with us. We set up all his toys and rented a water slide for the day. I think all the kids had a great time, and I sure enjoyed visiting with all the adults and watching the kids have so much fun!

Nathan and Colton playing at the sand table

Reese, Holli, and Riley getting ready to go down

Kolbi going down

Reese having a blast!

Braleigh's turn :)

Reese again!

Gatlin playing in the fort

Nathan at the sand table still...he loves that thing!

Holli and Colton doing bubbles on the trampoline

Kolbi, Nathan, and Riley




Holli and Colton taking a turn with the blue sand!

Holli, Nathan, Riley, Reese, Ty, Gatlin and Kolbi!
How many can fit on one mini-trampoline???

Nathan enjoying his popsickle!

The adults!

Nathan playing in his fort

Lunch time!!

We had a pick-nick!! 22 corn dogs were eaten!!

Nathan was scared to do the slide when all his friends were over, but as soon as daddy got home from work, they had a lot of fun on it!

I sure do love my two boys!

We had a great time and this may just have to be a tradition every year before school starts back!

The Smurfs!!!

Monday we met Gammy, Aunt Stacy, Reese, and Rozlynn in Tyler to do some back to school shopping and to watch the smurfs. The movie was so cute :) We also went to Newk's to eat, which was great! We had a fun day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Taylor and Jay's Wedding

Last Saturday night, we celebrated Taylor and Jay's wedding. Taylor is special to us in SOOO many ways. She was the point guard of my first team to win a state championship as an assistant coach. She was the one who jumped into my arms after the final buzzer went off. Her family is so precious to us. They have been more that parents of students. They have invited us into their home many times, we have gone to eat with them many times, and when Nathan came along, they have HELPED unselfishly!! I always know that no matter what, I can call them at ANY time (day or night) and they would come running to help us in whatever way we needed them. Last year, when Nathan's babysitter went on maternity leave, guess who stepped up and said don't worry at all, we will keep Nathan! This year Taylor is actually going to be his full time babysitter and Nathan is so excited! He loves his Tay Tay (well he loves all the Daniel's) and I can't blame him, because I love them all too!

Here is Nathan with the beautiful bride Taylor! He had to "kiss the bride"

Nathan and Madi

Waiting in line for the money dance!

Money dance with Taylor!

He sure does love her

He asked the flower girl to dance...

And they were ADORABLE

Just look at them go!

Nathan and Londyn!

I would be ok with this one day :)

Then it was Mollie's turn..

Jay and Rozlynn dancing!

They Happy Couple playing a funny game :)

Nathan had a BLAST!

Matthew and I with the bride

More Dancing

Nathan had some serious moves, and he NEVER left the dance floor (except to walk to the back and get a drink, but he was dancing the WHOLE way)

"jump, jump, jump around"


showing more of his moves....

He was a hit on the dance floor!!

He made all sorts of new friends

Hello....we have had too much sugar!!

crazy cousins dancing all over the place :)

Nathan with Jojo

hugs for Tay Tay

Matthew dancing with Rozlynn, she was smiling so big!

This is a boy on a sugar high! 3 trips to the candy buffet and some cake :)

Me and my crazy boy!

Allie singing to Nathan

Dancing with Mommy! It was finally my turn!!

All the beautiful Daniel Girls!

Thanks for letting us be a part of your lives!