Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thanksgiving 09

This year my mom invited us to have Thanksgiving in Tulsa, which was an offer we couldn't refuse. So we loaded up our car and made the LONG trek! All I gotta say is thank God for DVD players and sisters who agree to go along for the ride. We had a great time. My grandparents used to live in Tulsa, and all I remember of it as a kid is that it was so ugly. This time, however, it was beautiful with all the leaves changing colors. Glad I had an opportunity to change my mind about this town :) And Thanks Mom for hosting us!
Levi had a blast pulling down ALL of the books off my mom's bookshelf in her living room. He did this about a million times. No joke :)
Andrew, Alethea, my mom and me
My mom moved to Tulsa mainly to assist her 94-year-old aunt (left). Aunt Madaline took us to Luby's, which ironically is Ty's favorite restaurant. Yes, we ate at 4:45.

My mom lives in this cool complex that has riding trails, a garden for residents to grow their own plants/food, and, of course, a tree with a face on it.

Andrew and Amy. Aren't they cute?!

Ty's great uncle, Bill, also lives in Tulsa, so we took an afternoon to visit with him. He loved Levi! What's not to love?
On the way to and from Tulsa, we stopped in Ft. Worth to stretch our legs at my grandparent's house. Here we are with my grandad. He's been in poor health recently, but I think it lifted his spirits to see Colt and Levi for a bit. He's also a UT Longhorn fan (can't you tell from his burnt orange sheets?).

Well, that about wraps up our Thanksgiving adventures. We had a great time with family and are very thankful for all of the blessings that have been showered over us this year.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Monday, December 21, 2009

Toddler Time

Took some fun pictures of Colt recently. Thought the blue hat was kinda fun.

Also, I walked into Colt's room during nap time the other day, and found him asleep reading a book in his rocker. Sometimes reading is hard work!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm baack.

Hello blog reading friends,
I've been gone for so long that I hardly remember how to post. There are probably just a few readers remaining, and I'm so grateful you still remember to check in! Last month, my computer decided to call it quits. Fortunately, my amazing husband had created a computer fund to buy me a new computer for Christmas, so he was able to swoop in and get me a new computer in a jiffy. Unfortunately, all of my pictures are left stranded on my old PC. (Although our friend, Shiva, is trying to recover them for me. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Shiva!) This whole event has made me realize how fortunate I am to have posted so many of my favorite pics on the blog. At least I can print them off of here if I need to. That said, I have a renewed sense of purpose in my blogging (which was sorely missing before, if I do say so myself). So, now that we are back in business, let me get to those pictures!

At the end of October, we took a trip to a pumpkin patch. It sure is hard to get Colt to look at the camera these days, and Levi was super entertained with these strange orange ball-like things I kept asking him to hold. The good news for Levi is that I forgot to buy a big pumpkin to sit him in (unlike Colt here). Ha!