Friday, December 18, 2009


Whoohooo! We have 3-4 inches of snow and before Christmas! How exciting! More to come tonight! Daddy's happy, Grant likes to shovel it for now. We'll see how long that lasts!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

We have been crazy busy since last time I posted, so here is one of my famous photo updates. We finally got to go camping in our camper again and I tried to post those pics, but my technology is not cooperating here, so here's the story. It rained the entire time we were there until the day we were leaving. We still had lots of fun, but we didn't get to make smores, so that's what this picture is. We decided to come home and make smores over our lil fire pit. Any excuse to make a yummy smore works for me.
We went to the Dixie Classic Fair with our good friends, the Cooks! We got to see all kinds of fun animals, eat yummy fair food (aka deep fried snickers) MmmMmm Good, and Grant got to go to his first concert. Need to Breathe was playing. It was a really good concert and on our way out we got to see the lil piggies race for an oreo. A fun time was had by all!
A couple weeks ago we headed up to the mountains for the annual Wooly Worm race! It was freezing, windy, and snow flurrying on us, but we all bundled up and raced on! This is the first year ever that nobody in our family won a race. Our worm went backwards...oh well, there's always next year!
Last weekend we went to the pumpkin farm with Mamaw and Papaw! Grant got to see goats, pigs, horses, and cows. And of course he got to pick the perfect pumpkin!
He loaded it on his wagon and off we went!
We decided to make our Jack-O-Lantern, but Grant refused to touch the guts as Daddy likes to call them. So, being the good daddy he is, E. would scoop it out and hand Grant the spoon so he could dump it out!
Here's the finished product! We lit the candle so Grant could see what it looked like all lit up and here he is trying to blow it out!
Mamaw got G. this really cute potato head witch kit, so we used his pumpkin from the pumpkin farm to make a cute lil witch! He had more fun with this one than with the carving, and his pumpkin he picked out was just the perfect size!
Today we went to the Children's Museum with G's best bud Kaylee. It's really cute! They have real life stuff like a grocery store, pizza parlor, dr's office, etc., but all kid sized for the kids to play in. It's really fun! I will have to download those pics later though b/c the computer's being moody. Anyway, that's what we've been up to. Welcome to our crazy fun life!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Big 2!

We celebrated Grant's 2nd b-day this past weekend! It was so much fun. I can't believe he's already 2. Thank you to everybody that came and celebrated with us. It wouldn't have been the same without you. Here are some of my favorite pics from the big party. This first one just makes me laugh b/c G. hasn't had any injuries recently that have left a mark, but 3 days before the party he fell in the bathroom and got a black eye that you can see pretty good in this pic, then he fell going out the front door the day before the party and and had a knot and a bruise on the side of his head that you can't really see here, then during the party he fell off of his dump truck and hit the driveway head first which you can see right at the top of his hairline. He made sure he did it up right for his birthday pics....haha!

Our theme was Sesame Street. We played stick the nose on Elmo and we tried to do pass Ernie's rubber ducky, but I don't recommend that one for 2 year olds. They don't really want to share the ducky. We had Elmo's Pizza Place and Cookie Monster's Candy Guessing Game to guess how many M&M's were in the jar. That one was for the "Big Kids." Our neighbor won that one and Grant sure was glad b/c he shared his prize(the M&M's) with him.

We had an Elmo cake and a Cookie Monster cake. Here is Grant blowing out his candles. This is the Elmo cake. Here is Cookie Monster. They were fun to make and Grant loved them. Everytime he saw this one he would say "Num Num Num."
Here is the picture proving that Grant enjoyed his cake. And yes his face was covered in it before it was all over. Happy Birthday Sweet Boy! We love you bunches!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Just Chillin!

Not much exciting is going on around here right now. We have just been hanging out. E's working ALOT so we haven't been able to take any trips. Hopefully soon, but my parents and my 2 nieces came to visit last week and spoiled Grant rotten as usual. He had Britt-Britt and Nay-Nay building lego towers the whole time they were here just so he could knock them down. They're wrapped around his lil finger. We had such a great time. So glad they got to come.
Grant was mad at me because I was trying to take his picture, so I zoomed in and got those pouty lil lips and those beautiful brown eyes. I just think this is the sweetest picture.
This one's for Tam-Tam because she posted a pic of Grant on her blog playing on his sit and spin using no hand's, but what she doesn't know is that now he's learned to fly on it. haha!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

We're Baaack!

It has been way way waaaay too long since I have updated, and I have way too many pictures to put on here, so I decided I would do a bunch of Grant's "firsts" from the past few months. So here we go. Here is Grant's first time helping Papaw and Bubba plant the garden. The first of many to come I'm sure.

We went camping for the first time in our new pop up with our Journey Group from church. I could have posted a pic of us with the pop up, but this pic of Grant with his lil friend Kaylee is much cuter.

This is Grant's (and mommy's) first time riding in a helicopter. It was so much fun. We went on a trip to Pigeon Forge. We did this and went to Cades Cove and saw bears, turkey, and deer. We got to see a dinner show, we shopped, and we went to a really cool petting zoo where we got to feed deer, goats, zebras, reindeer, camels, etc. and Grant got to take his first pony ride. Fun was had by all!

Here is Grant's first time changing a tire with daddy. We start early around here. haha! You can tell a little in this picture, but he was covered in grease, even his face, which my mama thinks is very funny and says it's payback from when daddy used to let me get covered in grease.

Our first time playing outside in the water this spring. The water was freezing, but obviously it didn't bother lil man. He's tough!

First time grilling out with daddy this summer! It was delicious, especially the plastic hamburgers and hotdogs!(Grant's, not daddy's haha)

Grant's first time visiting daddy's jobsite. Grant was just beside himself between excavators, bull dozers, rollers, pavers, etc. He had a ball. And yes we did have his hard hat...he just refused to wear it except long enough for mommy to snap a quick pic and it was back off, but I think standing in the bucket was his favorite part of the trip.

This is Grant's first time seeing fireworks. The first few booms scared him a lil, but then he loved it. We got milkshakes and went to see the K-ville fireworks with Grandaddy. It was lotsa fun.
So, that's pretty much our life for the past few months. We feel like everybody else....summer is flying by and our lil guy's 2nd b-day is coming up way too fast. Where does the time go?? Hopefully, I will start staying on top of things a lil better again and start posting more so everybody doesn't forget about us! That's it for now!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Good News!

We went on a trip to Pigeon Forge this past weekend, and while we were there we got a call from Eric's brother telling us that he's getting married. We are so excited for the 2 of them and so happy that Nina is going to be a part of our family! We love you guys! Congratulations!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Easter!

We went to visit my family for Easter and had such a great time. We spent almost the entire day outside playing except when we were inside stuffing our tummies with waaayyy too much yummy food. God blessed us with a beautiful day to remind us of the wonderful thing that we were celebrating. His Son dying and being raised again to free us from our sins. It doesn't get any better than that. Here are some pics of all the fun we had.

Grant woke up to find his Easter basket and of course he liked the grass in the bottom of the basket more than anything else that was in it. But true to his nature he picked every last piece up and put it back in the basket when he was done. Only our sweet Grant.

It was such a beautiful day we decided to take our family picture outside. Of course as soon as the picture was taken, lil man was off and running.

Grant and Papaw sporting their matching camo booney hats! Can't tell they're buddies huh?

Hanging with Bubba(his other buddy)! Now there's trouble times 2!!

Now that's one tough wagon. Grant and Papaw took daddy for a ride in the wagon. I'm not sure who's having the most fun. Boys will be boys!

We did get pics of Grant hunting Easter eggs, just not on my camera. I was trying to video him, so I'll have to get those from Mom and post them later.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Good Day!

Don't you just love when you have a good day. I don't know what it is. It's kind of dreary outside, it's been raining for a couple days, and nothing particularly exciting has happened today, but it's been a good day. Grant has been so good today. He's been laughing and cuddling and playing. Not that he doesn't usually do that, but it's just one of those days that I've really paid attention to it and it makes me smile! There's a quote that I love. I'm not sure who it's by, but I thought of it today. "Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things." This is so true, and today was just one of those days that I've been paying attention to all of the little things that I usually overlook. I think we all need days like this to remind us of how many "little" blessings we are given each day. I hope all of you are having a good day too!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just Hangin' Out!

We haven't had too much going on lately. We took a trip a couple weekends ago down to see my family. Everybody came over Sat. morning and we had a BIG pancake breakfast. Yummy! Other than that we've just been hangin' out, but here are some cute pictures I've taken of lil man recently.

My mom's cousin gave her this cute Thomas play tent recently and Grant had a ball playing in it. He's got his conductor outfit on and everything. Choochoo!

We got to play outside the whole weekend because it was so nice and warm. Here's Grant chasing and popping bubbles from the bubble machine.

I decided to wash the car one day because it was so nice and Grant decided to be mommy's helper and a great one he was. He dumped the bucket out for me(just as I started washing), He kept attempting to figure out how to spray the hose(which he never did, thankfully), and he tried to wash the car with the scrub brush for the tires(I stopped him just in time). Mommy's lil helper all wet and covered in bubbles.

Thanks to Mamaw, we now have paint in our house. No, really they are these cute lil round smileyface balls filled with paint that comes out when you push them on the paper, so here is our lil artist hard at work making a masterpiece.

Not nearly as bad as I expected for the first time playing with paint. Of course mommy's hands looked at least this bad from "helping"(aka trying to keep paint off the floor, out of the mouth, and out of the hair)! haha! He absolutely loved it though!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pilot Mountain

A couple of weeks ago we went hiking at Pilot Mountain and I wanted to share some of the pictures because we got some really good ones. It was a beautiful day...back when it was warm...we got to have a picnic and Grant got to play with ladybugs and watch falcons land on the rocks right over our heads. He already loves the outdoors just like his daddy and mommy. It was so much fun! We have learned to cherish days like this when we get to spend time just relaxing and having fun together.

Snow Much Fun!

Like almost everybody else, we had so much fun playing in the snow. I don't remember the last time we had this much at one time. I love it. Eric got to stay home with us and we spent the entire morning outside playing. Here are pictures of our adventures in the snow.

This is our lil neighbor who had been waiting all night to come over to ring our doorbell so Grant could go out and play in the snow with him. They are buddies. His big brother went in and brought out every flavor they had to make snowcones and of course Grant got the first one. Here he is enjoying his snowcone in the 30 degree weather. It was yummy though.

This is Grant's first snowman. I would say he did a good job huh?? Ok, so maybe mommy and daddy built the snowman and as you can soon as we let Grant near it, he broke off it's arm. He did give it a hug afterwards though, so that makes it all better!

Our poor child! When it started snowing we realized that we don't even own a sled, so this one's for you Grandma. Daddy went and got out the snow shovel and pulled Grant around on it. Who needs a silly 'ol sled anyway. All you need is a lil creativity. Look at that smile. Grandma gave us the snow shovel years ago and we never got to use it, but it was well worth the money today!!
This is Grant learning how to throw snowballs. Since daddy's not here to defend himself, we'll say that he started it. We had so much fun playing in the snow and enjoying the day as a family. Just another one of God's little miracles that he gives us to enjoy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Our Lil Snow Baby!

Grant was just amazed watching the snow come down. We haven't had snow since last winter when he was really too small to be interested, so it was really fun watching him go from window to window to get a better look at the snow falling down.I took Grant out when it first started coming down, but as you can see I didn't put much snow gear on him thinking the snow would stop any minute, so he was ready to go inside pretty quickly.

I'm dancing in the snow, just dancing in the snow, what a glorious feeling.......

Time for a break in the rocker. Look at those cute lil rosey cheeks and those adorable lil snow covered boots. I could just eat'm up.

Daddy taught Grant how yummy it is to eat the snow so they ate all of the snow off of the porch railing. Here they are sharing a big clump. My two cuties.

We had so much fun playing in the snow together. Our neighbors came out and played with us after we threw snowballs at their window. Good times. The wonder in a child's eyes seeing their first snow is just something you can't explain.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Whoohooo!!! We finally got snow. I didn't think we would ever get to use these cute lil boots and if you think these are cute, wait til you see our lil guy in them playing in the snow. More pictures to come soon!