Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas in South Carolina

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Hardy's new swing

Mary Woods' new castle tent

Mary Woods' new doll house

Hardy and candy canes

Christmas at Grandaddy's

Christmas morning

Christmas Eve

Our tree was on a table this year because we have an 11 month old boy that is into everything!

Christmas shopping at the mall

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Clemson in November

This post is a little late, but I just got these pictures saved onto my computer. In November, Elizabeth and I took our 2nd annual homecoming trip to Clemson with her nieces and nephew (Riley, Reese, and Ainsley) and Mary Woods. The kids had so much fun swimming in the pool at the hotel and going to the game! These are some pictures from the weekend.

Monday, December 15, 2008

We've been celebrating all month long!

Why are we so tired? Christmas is keeping us busy. We've been up to a lot of fun with the kids!

Hardy is trying to "be a good boy" and eat his big boy food!

Mary Woods listened to stories at the Watershed with her friends Holden, Riley, and Reese. Everyone wore their new Christmas PJs.

What a handsome boy!

Hardy loves Luke's old toys!

Eating Christmas cookies!

Dad helped decorate the gingerbread men!

Mama loves Hardy!

Mema helped Mary Woods and Norman cut out and bake Christmas cookies. They love spending time with Mema!

Girl's night out with Mama, MaryWoods, Maddie, and Courtney. These are our ballet friends and we went to see the Nutcracker. The girls loved it!

Nana and Mary Woods made a pretty gingerbread house!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Grandmama and Grandaddy's House!

We had a great time last weekend at Grandmama and Grandaddy's house. We enjoyed good food, cold weather, Christmas lights, and family time. Here are some pictures of the kids enjoying their visit!

Helping Grandma with the dishes

Hardy enjoyed his first candy cane!

Christmas is here!

Enjoying the Christmas lights

Hanging out with Grandaddy on the pier

The boys taking a walk on the beach

Looking for shells with Grandmama

Sunday, November 9, 2008

These Children Make Me Smile!

What wonderful gifts from God! I cannot believe God has actually entrusted these two amazing children into mine and David's care. They bring us so much joy and give us more understanding of His unconditional love for us. This whole parenting thing really is quite difficult. There are many times when we have no idea how to guide or discipline these two. But, we are praying and trusting that God will guide us as their parents. He promises to help us in the temper tantrums, the potty training, the pleas to stay up just a little bit longer, the spills, the teething, the scraped knees, and the messes. And all along the way, he blesses us with the kisses, the hugs, the singing, the laughter, the smiles, and the I love you too's! What a gracious God we serve!

Halloween Fun!

These are just a few of our Halloween pictures. We were actually in Atlanta this year to celebrate with Dawn, Caleb, and Luke. I forgot to take my camera to Atlanta, so the trick-or-treat pictures are still on my mom's camera. I will post them when I remember to get them off her camera! However, we have a few from the"Boo at the Zoo." David and I got to take Mary Woods there one night before we left for Atlanta. Hardy had an ear infection and a tooth trying to appear, so he was not in the mood for such events. So, we had a great time just being with Mary Woods. It's nice to spend one on one time with them when we get a chance. She really liked the lights and candy stations.

We also got a nice surprise in the mail from Grandaddy and Grandmama. We opened a package full of candy, toys, and books! The kids loved getting mail.

"Boo at the Zoo" with Daddy

"Boo at the Zoo" with Mama

Thanks for the Halloween presents Grandmama and Grandaddy!