Easter 2009

Here’s a quick recap of our Easter festivities: Church (Sara sang in the choir) Pictures with family Lunch at O’Charley’s with the Crawley’s (our adopted family) Jonah refusing to nap Sara baked a cake…Yum! Dying Eggs and playing with cars left by the easter bunny Dinner and egg hunt It was a wonderful day! Celebrating […]

A Tisket, A Tasket…

Jonah and his friends at Parents’ Day Out had a fun little Easter egg hunt yesterday. Jonah was so excited about carrying his basket. He thought the eggs were balls and instead of putting them in his basket when he found them, he threw them. He quickly got the hang of it. His friend Addyson […]

My Cup Runneth Over…

A new mother dreams of the day she will hear the sweetest phrase on earth, “I love you, Mama.” I’ve been waiting with anticipation, maybe with more anticipation than the first word. As Jonah has grown and accomplished milestones I’ve become anxious for the time he would express feelings for others. I’ve prayed that Jonah […]

We have created a monster…

Tonight was Girls Night Out with some ladies from church, so Ray and Jonah had some father/son time while I enjoyed some girl talk. Ray took Jonah to McDonalds and then to Toys-R-Us to redeem a coupon for a FREE Thomas Engine (worth $12.99–Thank you Toys-R-Us!). While Ray was looking for the train, Jonah kept […]

A Trip to Florida (Part 2)

Jonah loved playing with the big boys. As a matter of fact, he thinks he’s a big boy. Uncle Joseph and Uncle David played ball with Jonah and had lots of patience when he ran away with the basketball during the game. He definitely kept them on their toes!Ray and Uncle David were playing catch […]

A Trip to Florida (Part 1)

We decided to hop in the van and drive to Florida to visit family for a few days. We left Chattanooga Friday afternoon, hit Atlanta during rush-hour (ugh!), and finally stopped in Valdosta for the night. Saturday morning we got up and ate the most impressive continental breakfast we’ve ever seen…make-it-yourself waffles, biscuits & gravy, […]

Weekend Fun

This weekend was absolutely wonderful! Warm weather allowed us to get out of the house Friday afternoon and have a pizza picnic with friends and lots of playground time. Jonah had a blast at the playground. He figured out how to climb up every ladder, but one and repeated the the climb & slide process […]

From Blah to Ahhhh…

We all have THAT room. You know the one…the room where you quickly hide all of the things you’re not sure what to do with, but it has to go SOMEWHERE because company’s coming…so you gather every random thing, dump it, and hold your breath the whole night praying that no one goes in there […]

Happy Birthday Ray!

Who would’ve guessed that this cute little boy in a 70’s plaid shirt would someday be my loving husband… and Jonah’s wonderful daddy…Happy Birthday Ray! We love you more than you will ever know! Thank you for giving of yourself more than we deserve and loving us passionately with all that you are. We love […]

A Visit from Lori & Jim

Tonight Ray’s cousin Lori and her husband Jim came over to visit and see Jonah. It’s been quite a while since they’ve seen him and believe it or not the little booger was shy for the first part of the visit. He warmed up eventually and was climbing all over Jim and exploring the pocket […]