Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sunshine School Family Appreciation Luncheon

Every year sunshine school has a family appreciation luncheon at thanksgiving. All of the children are encouraged to invite family and speical friends to the lunch and to see a speical childrens program beforehand. This year MeMaw was able to come and join us. This was exspically wonderful since mommy was cooking in the kitchen with the other teachers.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Please Pray....

Dear Family and Friends,

I received some very sad news today regarding a friend and member of our church home. Here is what the email said...

" Please be in prayer for Neil Justice and his wife Jana and their sweet girls, Lauren and Maddie. Neil has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. He is still undergoing some testing at this point. Please pray for this sweet young family as they work through this difficult time in the lives"

Neil is a deacon at our church. He and his wife Jana both attended ACU... in fact Jana was even on my hall freshman year. They have two precious girls the oldest daughter Lauren is in my Sunday morning bible class. She is 2 years old. Her younger sister Maddie is 1. Please pray for this wonderful family. Pray that God will heal Neil and that HE will give Jana the strength and support that she needs to care for her children and husband.

Holiday Fun

In the spirit of good holiday fun.... I Elfed some family members... can you guess who they might be?

Since some one had to be the scrooge we went with the family member with the most facial hair.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Well the MD says that it is a fever virus but it sure is giving us funny looking spots everywhere. Poor Lanie she is so miserable. They cover her tiny little body from head to toe. Going back to the Md tomorrow.

Cousin's in Pajamas!

Nona brought the cousins matching penguin pajamas. It was the perfect photo opportunity!

Nona and Papa in kansas

For those of you who do not know Ryan's grandfather John Decker passed away on November 18, 2007. He was 82 years old and had been ill with Alzheimers. Before his passing we had scheduled a family trip to Kansas for thanksgiving to meet Andrew's new family and to have one last chance to all be together before the big Brady move. We were fortunate enough to find "good" airfare so that the girls and I were able to go visit and still be home to support Ryan and the rest of our family here. We arrived in Kansas early Tuesday and returned home early thanksgiving morning.
My parents flew in on Wednesday afternoon just in time for an early thanksgiving dinner with most of Bethany's family. It was a short but wonderful visit.

First family visit to meet Leto

Here are some of the pictures of our family visit to see Andrew and Bethany and thier growing family! Nona and Papa met us there on Wednesday night and got to meet thier first grandson. We had a wonderful time getting to visit kansas. It was wonderful to meet bethany and her sweet family.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I'm an AUNT!

Well he is finally here! Leto Alan Brady was born on November 14, 2007 at 12:45pm in Olathe Kansas. He weights 7lbs 10 oz and is 19 inches long! Congratulation's to my brother Andrew his wife Bethany and proud big brother Jaden!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Ryan and I just had our 4th wedding anniversary on November 1st. My sweet husband sent me these beautiful flowers. Four years in the scheme of a lifetime does not seem like so long...but it is amazing to look back and see what all we have been through in just those few years...moves x3, new jobs, two kids, and new house, a dog, a cat... so we will go out to dinner just the two of us ( a rare and speicial occasion in our home)to celebrate!


Trick or Treat!

We had a great time this year trick or treating with our good friends the Raney's and their kids. We get together often with the Raney's and our kids have become fast friends. It was so fun to see the kids all dressed up and excited about the holiday. The Raney kids are all dressed from the Wizard of Oz and my kidos are of course zoo animals.

Our trip to waco

We recently made a trip to Waco to see my mom, aunt Rena, Ma Ma and a good portion of the Mansfield crew. We had a wonderful visit! We all met for lunch at On the Border and then headed to Aunt Beth and Uncle Mike's house to visit. It was so nice to see family we have not seen in so long. I was glad that the girls got to see Ma Ma and aunt Rena it has been over a year since we had seen them. It felt great to be back in Waco with the Mansfield's and made me a little sad that we no longer lived there so close to that part of our family. Unfortunately I neglected to charge my camera batteries before I left and only got a few pictures of the girls with my mom and Paw Paw Field. My mom who is well know in our family for her Kodak disposable camera saved the day... but I do not yet have those pictures to post....

Lanie's 1st bath after surgery

One of the best things about learning that Lanie has completely healed from her ear surgery is the return to our regular bath time routine! After her surgery she was not allowed to get ANY water in her ears at all. This made bath time very difficult (ex specially for a child who swims like a fish!) I was so excited when the ENT said she could bathe and swim without ear plugs and as you can see from the following pictures Lanie was equally excited!

Monday, October 22, 2007

the odd family

Here is the begining of a running list of the new, wonderful and sometimes very weird things I am learning about my children.....and all the strange things they say

1. Naomi hates onions... she will not eat them. She has become very good at finding them in many dishes I cook :)

2. Nutrigrain bars in our house have been renamed "bar-b". why? I do not know!... I cannot explain it. I do know that the girls LOVE them and would eat the whole box if I let them.

3. Lanie is not a meat eater. She will eat everything on her plate but 9 times out of 10 the meat is still there at the end of the meal.

4. Lanie loves mashed potatoes and stuffing! these have quickly become her favorite foods.

5. My children love to chat on the web cam! Exspecially to meredith

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Halloween in coming!

Halloween is just about two and a half weeks away! The girls are so excited exspecially Naomi. This year I let her pick out her own Halloween costume and she choose to be a giraffe. Specifically she said " I want the giraffe, Lanie want the zebra" I am sure I will be the designated zoo keeper... a very fitting costume for me since that is my primary job in life already... LOL! I have hidden the costumes high up in my closet in an attempt to ward of the endless requests to wear their costumes to hold them over till the big day.... Halloween pj's of course :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rattle Snake Park

It has been FOREVER since I have posted any family pictures! The last few months have been so busy and the time has just gotten away from me. Ryan had the day off on Monday for Columbus day so we took a family outing to the park. The girls had a great time with their daddy. They were so excited to have him there to push them on the swings and help them down the big slide. It was wonderful to have the day together.

Me and my girls

Here are the photos of me and the girls at the park...I love getting to spend time with then. They are growing much to fast. I am so blessed to get to stay home and have this special time with them when they are young.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Just Heidi

We took Heidi to the park with us. She loves to go on family outings and for a ride in the car. She is growing just as fast as the other kidos in the house and can be just as goofy. And yes that is Ryan attempting to teach heidi to slide.