Thursday, December 25, 2008

And still more Christmas!

When do you ever see a shot of all the grown ups?!
Anna, Tuck, and Douglas

Maggie and Reaves!

More Christmas!

Well, I am playing catch up on my blog posting. So, I will begin with Christmas night! These are just a few pics from our Christmas night tradition. Everyone begins coming out to the lake Christmas afternoon. All the boys in our family love to play race cars!! My dad has a great slot car race set. Rob built him a great table for it for Father's Day last year. When we all get together for holidays they pull it all out and have the best time having races!! Tyner and Logan REALLY like watching the big boys race cars!

Maggie decided she wanted to have story time right before her bath. Aunt Anna was right there to read her one of her new books she got for Christmas.

Big and his two granddogs Stella and Millie. Like he doesn't have enough grandchildren!!

The big boys playing race cars!

Anna Carson and Chloe in their new bean bags that Big and Pie gave them!
After we all get through playing, chatting, laughing, etc.... my mom has a delicious meal prepared for us!

Santa's Visit

Santa came to Big and Pie's with lots of fun new toys! We didn't quite get the response we thought we would but after it all sank in there was lots of excitement! Of course the best part of Christmas is the incredible gift God gave to us all. He sent us his Son!! To reflect on the Christmas story brings tears to many eyes. Happy Birthday, Jesus!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas 2008

I absolutely love Christmas and all our family traditions that go along with it. We arrived at Big and Pie's house on December 20 to spend some time with the Cooper Tyners! It was great having them for some of the holidays this year. So, that is the picture of Tyner and Logan in the bathtub. We had a big family dinner on Sunday and exchanged presents between all the cousins! Our Christmas Eve tradition is so special. After the Christmas Eve service we go to Rob and Anna's house. Before we get to enjoy the declicious array of food we walk down to the Johnson's to see Santa and spread some holiday cheer to our second family. All the Johnson grandchildren are around the same ages as Tyner and Maggie. So, it is so much fun seeing them all play together! We rap up Christmas Eve night at Rob and Anna's with a reading of Luke 2 and Twas the Night Before Christmas and a singing of Silent Night! Family traditions are so special!

Verse of the Week

Our verse this week is Luke 2:9-11. "An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a SAvior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Biblical Virtues to pray for my children

"God, please cultivate in Tyner and Maggie the ability to show true humility toward all."
(excerpted from Pray! Magazine issue #4))

About Me

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I am a mom to 5 beautiful children. 4 on earth and 1 in heaven. Our precious Lucy went home to our Savior on October 30, 2013. This is not the life we ever imagined we would be living, but we rest in knowing that our God is sovereign over us and knows what is best for our family!


Maggie was born on July 2, 2007 in Nashville, TN.

Maggie at 8 months

Tyner-3 weeks old

Tyner-3 weeks old
Tyner was born on June 13, 2005 in Memphis, TN

Now he is almost 3

Now he is almost 3
He is growing up so fast!