Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mr Alex

We did some fall pictures while we were in Alabama.... Alex is 2 1/2 now and is at just the perfect age to make it nearly impossible to get a decent picture! When I tell him to look at me and smile, he closes his eyes and yells, "cheeeeeeeeeeeese"!!! WOW! Thankfully I have a cameral that will shoot several shots a second so I did manage some pretty good pictures! Hard to believe he is almost 3!


The first week of October we headed out to Alabama to my sister, Penny's house. Troy was scheduled to preach a revival at their church and there was no way we were letting him go without us! We piled in the van and headed out! The cousins were all thrilled at the thought of getting to spend a full week together even if they did have to go to church every night! :) While we were there the kids decided it was time to paint the fort.....and themselves! Thankfully they were all wearing clothes that could go straight to the trash when the mission was accomplished! They started out staying pretty clean but if only I would have gotten a picture of the boys when it was done!!! I'm not sure if the fort or the boys had more paint! Great memories were made so they cheerfully scrubbed, and scrubbed, and scrubbed some more trying to get clean in time for church! We still found some paint in hair a few days later...but hey, who cares!

Travis and Branden getting ready for some serious work!~

Taking a short break for some lunch

Jillayne stayed about the cleanest!!

I'm not really sure how this happened mom!

Miss Alissa hard at work!

Alex found a water spout close by and there he stayed!! He hates his hands to be dirty so he didn't paint for long.....

Just long enought to get it all over his face!!!

Catching Up.....again!

Sorry I have been missing in action for sooooo long!! I have been sitting around on the couch eating cupcakes.....NOT!!! :) I keep thinking life will slow down and life will be "normal". I have finally come to the realization that this must be normal..... I do not like normal!!! I feel like we have been around the world and back again since my last post which was in July~ Truth be know we have been at least halfway there! We were at church family camp the first week of August, celebrated our 19th Anniversary, spent a week at God's Bible School in Cincinnati while Troy preached their fall revival, started school, spent a couple days in Branson, celebrated our 10th year anniversary of Pastoring in Cape, had Andrea's port surgery removal, went for revival in Alabama at my sister and brother in law's, came home and started revival here the next night.....are you tired yet?!!! :) At least we aren't bored around here! I thought I would share a few pictures of Andrea's port removal surgery which is another story in itself!! She gave us a huge scare right before surgery and we thought it was possible she might be relapsing.....needless to say it was a scary time but we were full of thanksgiving when everything tested out okay!! The surgery went forward and now she has a nice scar for a reminder!~ :) I say it is a beautiful scar and one to be proud of!! We are so thankful that God has been with us all the way!!! I have a ton more pictures of our Alabama trip and other summer fun but.....that will have to just wait for another day!!

Andrea waiting impatiently for them to come and take her away.....I can't tell you how excited she was to be back at the hospital and in her bed and room!!! I know......she is an unusual kid!!
Nana came up with us since Daddy had to work

Our great nurse and even more importantly our wonder friend, Kristin!!! She is our angel!!!

After surgery.....her surgeon gave her a special heart dressing.

Trying to sleep off the sleepy meds!!

Hope to get some more up soon!!!