Friday, November 16, 2012

November-Sooooo Thankful!!!

November brings more changing colors, cooler weather and more time indoors. That means more time to find fun things to you are, Caleb, dressing up in sisters shoes and finding a favorite

"snack"!  These have become a family favorite anytime of day!
Celebrating Daddy's birthday honor of his 35th birthday, we came up with 35 things we love about him.  We could have gone on and on...
More fun things to do inside..........bubbles are a hit!!!  And clean my kitchen floors....
Caleb, you are wanting to eat at the table like the girls.  You are becoming such a big boy!
More playing inside....little game of twister with the Laytons!
Here we are eating with Granny on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We took Malia this year and enjoyed our first of many yummy family meals...
Granny still has held on to her sweetness and friendliness. She may not know us anymore, but we still bring her joy, which is very special!
Enjoying a late birthday celebration with Caroline and Coal.  What a precious thing that our families enjoy being together so much!

Here you all are (plus Coal's friend Noah) with our Thanksgiving Family get together craft. ! Loved these!

And...a little Thanksgiving Rap....thanking God for all HE does for us! 

A rainbow the week of Thanksgiving....God's sign to us that HE is always faithful to provide ALL we need. 

And even more than we need.........what a special Thanksgiving blessing......our precious new cousin and niece, Sofia Jane, born the day before our Thanksgiving family meal. Oh, we have so much to be thankful for!!!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

October-Packed Full!

The month of October is special for sooo many reasons, but one of the best is that we celebrate our Caroline!!!!  You turned seven this year, girl, and we had a wonderful birthday brunch just in your honor! 

Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends were in attendance to joyfully celebrate your life!! It was a special morning! We love your sensitive spirit, your compassion for others and your willingness to be a helper.  We are sooo proud of you!

Here you are with your special and very loved teacher, "Miss" Mary Beth Carroll during your school party
Fall is my very favorite time of year....the cool weather, the falling leaves and the beautiful changing colors
Not to mention, our coveted beach trip to SanDestin.  We did not go last year because Caleb was so young, so were anxious to get our feet in the white sand!
Mimi and Papa went with us again and loved spending time with the three of you!
This year, we were able to borrow a friends golf cart.  How fun that was to ride around the resort in style!!!  :)
Caleb, you liked the water, but preferred the sand even more!

Mimi's leg was better,  but she still had to wear her brace and be pushed around here and there.  You had a partner in crime, Caleb!
Lifesize checker game....a big hit!!
Don't you take my fries, Papa!!!
Bungee jumping for the first time!!

Daddy enjoyed fishing on the lake behind the place we stayed in, while we watched from inside!
We spent one afternoon at a place called The Track....trains, go carts and ski ball!!

He finally caught one!!
As always, we had to get a family bike ride of our favorite activites there at SanDestin!
And, of course, late night card games!! Another tradition....

Until next time.................................

The Miller and Bowden girls came in for a fall weekend while the Millers were still on Furlow in the states.  We celebrated Caroline, Abby, Me and Daddy's birthdays.

We enjoyed fall days at the park...
and playtime during the day...
a last minute throw together baby shower for the Dominguez crew....
and lunch at LES with Caitlyn and Caroline.  The Millers are headed to Rwanda to work with the people there that have gone through the Genocide.  We are amazed at the work they are doing for God wherever they go.
Halloween ends up our full month.  We, again, enjoyed Trunk or Treat at Otter with the Laytons and other friends.
Popstar, Caitlyn and Pirateer Anna Kate
Carving the Pumpkin

Cousin shot for Halloween 2012
We enjoyed Trick or Treating at Mammi and Bid Daddy's this year all together.....such a fun memory!!