Thursday, November 29, 2007
We went out tonight to celebrate Aunt Reva's birthday. Her birthday was actually yesterday, but we had to go to church so we waited until today. As usual, Cheney & Chandler helped open presents. We had a great time & ate too much!!
We love you, Aunt Reva! Thanks for letting us spend time with you!!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
When Cheney was checking his teeth today-which apparently he does often because he REALLY wants to lose one-he noticed that he has a loose one!! He is very excited about this! His MeMe is not so excited because it means her little boy is growing up. This may be the last time you see this "complete" smile for quite some time. He said that he would be wiggling it!! We will keep you posted!
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Monday, November 26, 2007
We started decorating our house for Christmas tonight. The kids (mostly Cheney because Chandler just goes along with what Cheney does) decided that we should put up the tree first. Here are some pictures! This is the 1st year that Chandler has been able to participate in actually hanging the ornaments. We only broke 2 & they weren't very sentimental ones. Thank goodness!! Chandler was pretty funny because as soon as she hung an ornament, she would run back to her Daddy & say "MORE." This is definitely going to be a fun Christmas!!
Saying "cheese" for the camera-the 1st time I have heard her say it when I took her picture! There is hope for her yet!!
Being sweet-under the tree! Hopefully, Santa was watching because this doesn't happen very often. They had a knock down-drag out about the letters on the frig right before we started decorating.
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Sunday, November 25, 2007
The kids got new cold weather gear this weekend & they just had to wear it to church tonight. It took 15 minutes just to get everyone ready to go. They look really cute, but by the time I made it to the truck-EVERYTHING WAS OFF! Cheney said, "Mom, I just couldn't move around." This is why we live in Texas!!
Uncle Jeff & Aunt Kerry, we might come & visit, but we will be ready to go home!! Your house looks BEAUTIFUL with all the snow...but I like it in pictures only!!
Have a great week & stay warm!!
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After church, we met for Papa Jim's birthday dinner. He turned 60 today!
Thanks for letting us share your birthday!
We love you, Papa Jim!
Sorry, Kase wouldn't look at the camera, he was too busy checking out the big boys. He LOVES being like the big boys!
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Thursday, November 22, 2007
In case you haven't figured it out, we were BUSY today. It was so much fun to see everyone & I wish that we could get together more often. After MaMa & Pop's house, we headed over to Aunt Reva & Uncle Mitch's house. We were going to see the newest stars of the the family: Thatcher & Ashtyn!!!! YIPEE!!!
Ashtyn is getting ready for her 1st Thanksgiving meal. She LOVED Grandma's dressing! Don't we all, Ashtyn?? And it goes straight to our hips!! Be careful!!
After we ate, this is what happened to most of us!
Chandler giving Rudy another hug!
Poor Rudy! Chandler just couldn't get enough of him & he just wants her to GO AWAY!!
So, the Mommies had a great idea! Let's get the kids together & take their picture. This is what I got! Notice someone missing? Ashtyn kept crawling off!! The photo session ended when Thatcher tried to keep Ashtyn in place by holding on to her ears. She didn't like it much! Oh well, maybe another time!!
Thatcher & Ashtyn (and their parents!)-Thanks for visiting us! We LOVE you! Please come back soon!
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After we visited with Granny, we headed over to MaMa & Pop Stephenson's house. Cheney was so excited because he knew that Karson would be there. We had a great time visiting with everyone. We had a preview of what Christmas Eve will be like: LOUD!! There were 6 cousins there under the age of 10 plus Konni who was trying to keep track of all of them. They had a great time running around with each other. Isn't it great to have so much family so close by? I love the fact that Cheney & Chandler can grow up with their cousins. Just wait until they are all teenagers! We will have fun & probably be miserable at the same time.
Karson & Cheney always have a great time together. They are 9 months apart in age & they both look so much like their daddies.
Cheney, Karson, & Kase eating Thanksgiving dinner
Stephenson/Mason Grandkids. Aren't they a sweet bunch?
We finally gave in & let them go outside. They enjoyed running in MaMa & Pop's yard.
Chandler was being like the boys.
Another picture of the little men!
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Thanksgiving Day started off with a visit to Granny. The kids always love going to her apartment and saying hello to all the other residents there. Today was no exception!
We love Granny so much! We are thankful for all the wonderful things that she has taught each and every one of us! This has been an eventful year for her & we are thankful that she continues to be able to care for herself. She is a very strong woman! Today, she told me that Chandler must have gotten her stubbornness from her Granny!! Thanks for being stubborn, Granny-we love you!!
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Chandler had her Thanksgiving Feast yesterday at school. Her teacher, Ms. Kalina, made shirts for them to wear. They looked so cute!
Hope you have a wonderful RELAXING Thanksgiving with your family.
We love you!!
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Monday, November 19, 2007
If you remember, I posted pictures of the shed demolition a couple of months ago. Well, slowly but surely, Billy is making some progress in the construction of the new garage. He has been working most nights until after 10 pm! When it is finished, it will be pretty cool! Here are some pictures of the progression.
Inside Walls-looking from the garage area
Garage Area-looking from the storage area
Standing in the yard looking at the end of the building
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Saturday, November 17, 2007
Today was the last game of the 2007 soccer season. Cheney had a great time playing in his first organized sport league. He REALLY wants to play basketball, but he has to be in 1st grade for that. So, he will wait for t-ball. Making new friends was a lot of fun. Hopefully, he will continue to love sports as much as his family does!!
Grandma? Do you like this picture better? Thanks for coming to Cheney's game today!!
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It is Birthday Party Central at our house right now. Today, we headed off to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate Terryn's 4th birthday. 4 years old! I remember visiting Terryn in the hospital when she was hours old & giving her parents the nursery enrollment information. Now, she is 4 years old and won't be going to the nursery anymore!! Where does time go?
We had a great time hanging out at CROWDED & LOUD Chuck E. Cheese!
Thanks for inviting us!!
Katie is a CRAZY driver
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Friday, November 16, 2007
We took Grandma out for her birthday tonight. She turned 81 today!
Grandma, we love you!!!
Chandler enjoyed eating crackers under the table! Good grief!
We are definitely at the terrible twos!!
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