December 28, 2008

Welcome to the world Baby Boy!

Our great friends the Overstreets were blessed yesterday to welcome a son, Paxton Michael Overstreet to the world! He has a wonderful dad, mom, and big brother Camp--plus a ton of friends--who already love him!
Welcome Baby Paxton!

December 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Crystal!

Today is our dear friend Crystal's birthday!!!!

We are sooooooooooooo glad that she was born! She gives us laughter and happiness and encouragement and, most of all, love so freely. She is such a wonderful friend to Brian and me and is one of the reasons that we started dating, and stayed together. She believes in and loves us and she means so very much to us! We miss her terribly, but even across the distance she makes us laugh and gives us so much!


December 11, 2008

Thanksgiving on the Coast

We had such a great Thanksgiving! We made our usual trek down to the coast with a stop in Yazoo City and Madison to break up the trip. Ali Grace met her Uncle Michael, four great-grandparents, and quite a few great aunts and uncles and cousins. Everybody ooh and aahed over her and held her. And Jack had a BLAST! He didn't look twice at Brian and I the whole time because he had so many other people to play with. It was so much fun and so great to see everybody! I am truly thankful for our HUGE family and that we are all so loved by so many people!

Grandmamma and Jack were checking out the sale papers together. She is so sweet with him. They are too cute together!

She loved holding and talking to Ali Grace! Two girls pretty in pink.

My Grandma came to eat Thanksgiving dinner with my Dad's side of the family and she got some good cuddle time with Ali Grace. She is an expert with babies! She has 8 kids, about 18 grandkids, and Ali Grace is her 23rd great-grandchild I think.
Yeah, I have a huge family, and that's just my Mom's side--there's still my dad's, and Brian's whole family! LOTS OF LOVE!!!
My sister, Elizabeth, and Ali Grace. Elizabeth is a great aunt, and she's going to be a great mom--one day--she's got the mama hold down.

My brother Michael met Ali Grace for the first time Thanksgiving Day. He's such a sweet uncle! He ended up leaving way later than planned cause he had to wait for Jack to wake up and play with him for a little longer! :)

Here's our little man on a mission. He, my dad, and my PawPaw went picking pecans. So cute!

3 generations of Bodin men. These elder Bodins were wrapped around Jack's little finger.

Two rascals. There's no telling what "nuggets of wisdom" my PawPaw is imparting to Jack. I've got to watch him! :)

My cousins Katie and Emily were Jack's favorites! We stayed at their house and he dragged them around all weekend. They are the sweetest, most down-to-earth teenagers I've ever met! They love having us all come over, and don't seem to mind us taking over their rooms and being full time playmates for Jack.
We also went to see Brian's Pap-Paw. He laughed at Jack and held Ali Grace so carefully. He is such a big strong man, and watching him hold little tiny Ali was great!
I love watching all of our grandparents with our kids. We are so blessed that we have them in our lives!

'Bout Time

We have been super busy, plus blogger wouldn't let me post pictures for a while. are some pictures of what has been going on.
One of our family traditions is Brian and Jack making pancakes every Saturday morning. They are so cute cooking together. Jack won't let Brian put him down for long, and Jack gets to flip the pancakes sometimes. They love it and so do I.

Ali Grace loves playing on her mat. Jack and I will lay down with her sometimes. She does great on her stomach and will roll back on to her back. When she does roll over Jack and I cheer for her. Jack is such a sweetie, clapping and saying "yaaahhhh A-yee" and "go A-yee".

Jack LOOOOVES taking a bath, and always has. He has a lot of fun with his toys now. He names them all and makes their sounds. He's getting so smart!
More posts to come. I have tons of pictures from Thanksgiving to
put up.

December 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Brian!!!

Today is my wonderful husband's birthday!!!! I am so incredibly thankful to God for giving me Brian as my husband!
He is a wonderful husband who puts me first and deals with me and my emotions so well. He never gets too mad, and he always forgives completely and then forgets. He is always there for me.
He is an awesome daddy to Jack and Ali Grace. He gets up with Ali in the middle of the night, plays with the two of them like he's a kid too, and makes pancakes with Jack every Saturday morning.
He provides for us so well both financially and spiritually. He works so hard and he keeps us focused on God.
He's the funny one in our relationship and he keeps me laughing all the time.
He is a wonderful man. I love him more and more as time passes.