Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

From our family to yours,

 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 

Romans 15:13

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Santa came...

Just like last year,  we worked it out with Santa that he would deliver our gifts a little early since we would not be home on Christmas day.  That guy is so nice (and easy to work with) he obliged without hesitation.....well, maybe a little, but we assured him this was the last year, and from here on out we would be sure to wake up at our own house on Christmas morning :-)  We got most of it on video this morning so there are not a lot of pictures.....Santa did good!!

(side note:  being an elf is hard work...but so much fun:)
Beyond grateful for these blessings.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Wonderland, Aspen 2013

Brent and I jetted to Aspen last week with some friends for some skiing and fun.   Besides a couple of small travel delays due to a winter storm it was perfect and we had the best time.  We also had perfect skiing conditions although it was cold (I don't think it got above 15 degrees the whole time we were there).  Plenty of powder and no ice!  However, the last day was a little too windy at the top of the mountain for me.

side note:  I always have a bit of  anxiety knowing I am about to get on a plane to go across the country without my kids (the winter storm did not make this better)....but I truly realize the benefit of just going---while repeating "no amount of worry will add a single moment to your life" or something like that, from the book of Matthew, I think!  I'm a much better mom if I get a break every once in a while and Brent deserves it is truly a time to invest in our relationship.  

These were the only pictures I took with my big camera...
(no fish were harmed)
This was the SIDE of the house where we stayed!

**Hampton and Anne Lowry stayed with Brent's parents for the long weekend and had a blast!  Hampton is still saying, "mama, dada gone.  me nana."
I think he wants to go back ;-)

Monday, November 25, 2013


The next day it was Vaseline, which was not as easy to get out! #cannotturnmyheadforaminute #prayforme

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Just a few days left....

 to fill your boxes!

We've filled ours, and this year I was able to complete two.  Remember last year....Crazy (but good) times!  This year, no tears were shed!  Although, I feel the need to document that on the Walmart trip to fill our boxes yesterday (Hampton was at MMO) Anne Lowry started doing this blood curdling scream to let you know she's simply not digging something.  The kind of scream people hear and they come running to help.  I guess I was hoping this was a one time thing.....of course not!  She started doing that same scream at story time this morning every time another kid (including her brother) tried to play with something she was playing with.  Lovely.

Operation Christmas Child
For more information click here.

these pictures were taken after dinner last night....that's yogurt on Anne Lowry's dress :-)

I am really looking forward to this Christmas season!  

(hopefully, be back soon with trick or treating pictures,,,,I am in a constant state of catching up here on this poor little blog)

Monday, November 18, 2013

One Year Stats (and a note)

as of 10/24/13

Weight:  24lbs 6oz  (88%)
 Height:  30in  (71%)
Head Circumference:  46.5 cm (82%)

Anne Lowry, 
You, my lady, are a little fireball and destined for great things!  Sweet as pie one minute and fighting mad the next.  It is both endearing and throw your hands in the air frustrating.  You don't just give out smiles to anyone but those lucky enough to get one feel like they have won the lottery.....and your laugh, it is infectious.  Mostly, you just aren't very nice when you are tired, and I sure as heck cannot blame you because it is hard for me too at 30 31 :-)  You continue to amaze us with how coordinated and smart you are.  Things like:  two weeks after you started walking I noticed you kicking a truly kicking it soccer style, "jumping" (squatting and standing up), if I tell you something is hot you will blow on it, and can already follow commands such as "go get a diaper."  Anne Lowry, you were meant for me (and this family)...there is no doubt.  We love your precious little self more than words!

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween!

Love my Lil Punkins!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe night.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cousin Fun (Wynn & Hampton)

These were taken last weekend before the big Ole Miss/LSU game.

Hampton adores Wynn (if you can't tell).  Lucky for Hampton, the feeling is pretty mutual!  

Hotty Toddy!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We have a Toddler (finally)!

Anne Lowry is finally toddling around more than she is crawling!!  On October 17th (1yr and 2wks old) she woke up from her afternoon nap and decided she wanted to start walking.  Praise Jesus--those poor knees needed a break!  

Is there anything cuter than a wobbly new walker?!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Join us for some Football and Fun...

Anne Lowry is turning One!!

Oh my word, why does he look like he's sixteen?

Guess how many candy corn?!


It was a weekend full of friends and family.