Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Happy Birthday, Boo-Boo!
It's hard to believe that you are already two years old. I guess time flies when you are having fun. I have to say you are an absolute joy in our lives and I can't imagine life without you. I love seeing your big bunch of curly hair bounce as you run, hear "antity" when I walk in the door, see you and Ja play, and to watch you walk around without a care in the world. Thank you for being the best nephew ever. Auntie, Uncle, and Ja love you!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Praying for Joanne

On the left hand side of my blog, you will see a picture with "Praying for Joanne." I do not know this lady, but had came across her blog and began reading it after I saw it on another blog. Joanne was in her bathroom the other day, right after telling her husband goodbye for work, when her 12-year-old daughter found her on the floor shaking. She called her Dad who was almost at work and was able to reach help for her, which saved her life. She suffered a stroke and is now fighting for her life. She has two young girls and is now in a medically induced deep coma with swelling in her brain. Some of her skull has been removed to allow room for the swelling. This is a sad story. What makes it even scarier is that it could happen to anyone. Please pray for her. They seem to be an awesome family in which tragedy has struck. You can't hurt anything by praying for the family... Thanks!

Where's Jalen?

Do you see him? He's hiding...

There he is!

Yes, this is how Jalen sleeps at night.. with his head completely covered.. I will note he doesn't sleep the entire night, just how he falls asleep because it scares me half to death having his face covered.. SILLY BOY!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I got Jalen to wear sneakers, not Crocs! Yay! Mission accomplished. I thought we were going to be the only ones in America with every pair of Crocs they've created.. We probably still will be, but at least he will wear his Converse, too!! Plus, he looks pretty darn cute heading to school in them!

Fun Day at the Museum

On New Year's Eve, Jessica, AJ, the boys, and I headed to the NC Natural Science Museum. We love going there because it is free and the kids love looking at the different animals. We were wondering why there was so much traffic when we went, but we forgot about First Night. It was a fun day and the boys were exhausted by the end of the day. The best part was I got out of the gift shop for less than $10!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Play!

Jalen's Christmas play got canceled because of snow before his Christmas break.. I was so bummed, but they called and rescheduled it for today. He did so good. I am so proud of him. It makes me really sad that this is his last Christmas play at Meadowland. I can't say enough great things about his preschool. I video taped it, but apparently, they are too long, so just look at how freakin' cute he looks!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas 2010

Santa is Back at the North Pole

Santa has come and gone. We had lots of fun with Santa this year and it was a blast seeing Jalen get excited about Santa. What was really neat is hearing him tell people that Christmas is Jesus' birthday. I want to always have fun with Christmas but never stem far from the true meaning. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. More pictures soon!