Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Day After

Last Friday many of you were out fighting the crowds of people shopping for family and friends, while others of you were at home recovering from eating too much the day before. Our family decorated the outside and inside of our house for Christmas.

About mid-morning Wes, Katherine, and Sebastian had cinnamon rolls. Wes brought in our artificial tree and put it together. As I began to work on making this artificial thing look like a tree, Wes and the kids moved outside. Wes put white lights on the bushes around our house. Katherine and Sebastian played while Wes worked.

During all this decorating the TV is on, so we can keep up with the football game (Longhorns vs Aggies). I am pleased that the Aggies won this one!!! We took a break to watch the last three minutes together. Great family bonding time over Aggie football! What else is there?

After the game was over, Sebastian took a nap while Katherine and I decorated the tree. By the end of the day, our house looked and smelled like Christmas. What a wonderful time of year!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Great Thanksgiving

I am reminded every year at Thanksgiving that I should be more thankful each and every day. There is much for me to be thankful for.

Wes, Katherine, Sebastian, and I hope you had much to be thankful for and had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

(The picture is of the turkey we ate last year. This year we cooked a brisket, and it was soooo good!!!!!!)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lunch or nap?

Wes had to leave right after the morning church service to attend an ordination service for a pastor in our association. This leaves me at home with Katherine and Sebastian this afternoon. The three of us came home for lunch. I suggested eating out, but Katherine said she would rather stay home. (Better for my budget anyway!)

As I am in the kitchen preparing the requested meal of Macaroni & Cheese, the kids are in the living room watching TV. I was hurrying, because I knew Sebastian was sleepy. I didn't realize just how sleepy!

I just had to share this picture.

Kid's & Bathroom Cabinet

Katherine, Sebastian, and Katherine's favorite baby doll are pictured sitting in my bathroom cabinet.

Do you know the baby doll's name?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Retreat to BGCO Meetings

Wes and I attended the Pastor's Conference and 100th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma last Monday and Tuesday. Wes and I drove the three an a half hour drive to Oklahoma City after church Sunday night and returned to Valliant Wednesday afternoon. Our adorable children spent Sunday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon with Nelson & Virginia Camp.

I am not sure whether Nelson and Virginia or the kids had more fun while we were gone. Wes and I don't think the kids even knew we were gone. Katherine and Sebastian have talked about riding the four-wheelers; playing outside in the leaves; playing on the bed; and all sorts of other fun things.

Wes and I appreciate Nelson and Virginia volunteering to keep our children while we attended the BGCO Annual Meeting. We are also very grateful to those within our church who made it financially possible for us to attend as well.

The Honey Bee & Pooh Bear

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Starbucks Spelling Lesson

We were in Sherman, Texas yesterday and spotted a Starbucks. Wes and Katherine went inside to order. Wes ordered Katherine a kid's hot chocolate. As they normally do at Starbucks, they marked Wes' and Katherine's cup with their order. Katherine watched as her cup was marked KHC for Kid's Hot Chocolate. Katherine then tells the person marking her cup that her name is spelled K-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Kids Day Out

Today Katherine and Sebastian were treated with a day out by a wonderful couple from our church. Nelson and Virginia Camp picked up our children and took them to a small animal park near Detroit, Texas. After spending time seeing several types of animals, Katherine and Sebastian played at a nearby park and ate at McDonald's. Did they have a day out or what?

Now, some of you may be wondering what I did without my precious children all afternoon. Well, several months ago my loving husband volunteered my painting expertise to paint new church highway signs, so I spent the afternoon painting! I am now about half way finished with sign number one. What a day!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Look Around

Autum is here; Thanksgiving is two weeks away; Winter is approaching; Christmas will be here before we know it; and then 2007! Wow, how quick time will fly!

I have been watching how quickly the kids are growing up. It was only a few months ago I wondered whether Sebastian would ever talk. He talks all the time now, and I understand a good percent of it. Katherine is learning to write her name and preparing for Kindergarten next year.

As I watch them grow and learn new things every day, I realize how blessed I am. I encourage you to look around this busy season and count your blessings!