Friday, January 30, 2009


Surprise! ~ her reaction
Jess & Jenn
The Bell Family ~ the 3 siblings look so much alike!

Friday night we attended a surprise party for Diane at Planet of the Grapes. Happy Birthday Diane Sheperd!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Emma is growing up!!!!

So, we had our first Parent-Teacher Conference this morning with Mrs. Bridgette. She had nothing but great things to say about Emma. She said she was the "leader" of the class and was very very smart. She also said she was doing great with her reading as well. She did 2 different assessments, one in August & one in January and it was good to compare the two to see how much she has learned. This deserves a treat Emma Grace ~ good job. We are so proud of you!!!! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kevin, Joe & Nick

A photo of the JoeBros from November 07 concert
yes......the Jonas Brothers. Emma asked me today if I was going to take her to see the Jonas Brothers. I guess she heard on Disney or the radio they were getting ready to release their tour dates, etc. I can't even imagine what these tickets will go for considering I paid out the you-know-what for Hannah Montana Meets Miley Cyrus tickets......I am anxious to see. I said, "Don't you remember that they were on the tour with Hannah when we saw her?" She replied, "Duh, but I can see them again!" Funny how children think $ grows on trees huh?

We will see ~ as if a trip to DISNEY in May isn't enough..........

It Won't Be Like This For Long

So, I heard this song on the radio the other night and it brought tears to my eyes. It is by Darius Rucker (previously lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish). I thought to myself this day is coming as I was driving (crying like a baby) that I have 2 girls and this day will be here before I know it. I just wanted to share the lyrics because it is so true so take a listen as I have it as my new song on here.

He didnt have to wake up
He'd been up all nite
Lay'n there in bed listen'nTo his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says It's gonna be OK

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laugh'n
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold onIt wont be like this for long
Four years later bout four thirty
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now dont you worry
This will only last a week or two

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll drop her off
And she wont even know your gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on

It wont be like this for long
One day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times you'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the isle
And he'll raise her vale
But right now she up and cry'n
And the truth is that he dont mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watch'n her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He's try'n to hold onIt wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long

Making Messes

My girls LOVE to make messes and who would have thought that they never clean up after themselves? Ok, sometimes they do. Anyways, check out Ryan's few face above.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Family Member

Ella Grace taking her first bath in the sink!
So excited!
Look at that face!

Eric surprised the girls Saturday afternoon with a boxer puppy! We have not had a silent second in the house since then and the girls are both overwhelmed with joy! I am not the animal lover by any means but I figure it's time for me to finally give in......Welcome Ella Grace to our family!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Greenstreakin' Rap Video

Ok ~ most of you know I work for Windstream and this video finally leaked on youtube. I knew about it when it first was shot but now it's hit the web for everyone to view and it is absolutely hilarious! Check out the link below!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Kyle XY

Ok ~ some of you may not know what this show is or about but it is awesome! We are so excited that Season 3 starts tonight! It comes on ABC need to watch it! And no, the two people in the picture above do not have belly buttons........are you curious to see what this show is all about? I promise, you will become addictive to it!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Lily!

7 years old today ~ Happy Birthday sweet girl!
Eden & Iris Anne
Ra Ra
Look how pretty....
Liza ~ cheese!
Mia from the side view ~ it's a mohawk
Madi, Ra & Mia
Ra & Madi
Emma & Baby Macy

We celebrated Lily's 7th Birthday Friday night Club Lily Lu Style!

Ryan's First (real) Haircut

Too cute ~

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Helen, Ga

On the river....

Yeap - I'm too cool!
Eating yummy pizza for lunch on the river

Eating yummy rock suckers

Making wishes with pennies
At Animaland
Ra's turn

Some picts to recap our fun.....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Eve 2009

Countdown to Midnight
The crazy guys
Killer came out!
The Fantastic Four

We rang in the new year with Jessica, Tripp, Cindy, Wayne, Brittany & Aaron. The Mom's & Dad's had fun playing Cranium, this was so funny especially the ones that we had to act out. The girls had sleepovers with various family members.