Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Coming to a Close

It's been a difficult year for our family, since Easter, we have been dealing with lots of sickness in our family. It began with Madalyn and myself getting a stomach virus and pink eye and it just spiraled from there to all the sickness Kevin has had and all the sickness I have had. I have been waiting for the past two months to find out if I am going to have to have surgery. Friday, December 27th I got the best Christmas present, after going to the doctor, I found out that I wasn't going to have to have surgery. I am so relieved and thankful that God has healed me; I was really expecting the worse. Even last night, I got about four hours of sleep, because Madalyn was up with a fever of 103, but she has been fever free so far today.  I pray that as we move into the year 2014 that it will be year of good health for my family. However, we will start the year off with my mom having knee replacement surgery January 13th, but hopefully that will be the start she needs to be on the road to recovery and healing.  Despite all the sickness we have dealt with God has delivered us and healed us, and has been right there beside us the whole time. Praise God for health and healing! We wish you and your family a Happy New Year and a year filled with good health and blessings.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mommy & Me Time

It's been so nice to be home with Madalyn this week. It's so nice to have her come wake me up in the morning. She doesn't say a word, she just crawls into bed and gets under the covers and snuggles up to me. So sweet! It's so nice to be able to spend the day together and not have to wake up and rush out the house at 7:00am to work and preschool. So glad we have another week to spend together.

We went to feed the sheep and had to stop by the horse barn so get some oats for the sheep.  Madalyn had a lot of fun playing around in the barn.

I bought Madalyn this coat and Mrs. Katie bought Madalyn this hat at a craft show without seeing the jacket.  How amazing is it that they match!
Hard at work
Playing in the straw

Christmas Day Recap

Kevin was able to be off Christmas day and we got to spend the whole day together just the 3 of us.  We did go over to Kevin's parents' house to eat dinner with them that night.  Madalyn was very overwhelmed and unsure of her toys from Santa when she first came into the den yesterday morning. But after some coaxing from us, she started to get into opening her presents and seeing what Santa brought her.  We had a very nice day, lots of memories made.

Playing with her toys. I think this was her favorite...my little Lefty!
Art Easel
Fairy Tree house
Baby Doll and Crib
This crib was my mom's and then I had it, and now it's Madalyn's. The pillow and blankets, I picked out the fabric and my mom made them.
Wingo and his Christmas present...a rubber chicken that squeaks
Madalyn was watching Wingo and she came outside. I told her to go back inside because it was cold and she didn't have shoes or a jacket on. She said "No Mommy, I want to see Wingo say cheese for the camera." LOL!
Madalyn and her baby going to sleep.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Hope everyone has a joy-filled Christmas!

Christmas PJ's
Madalyn is looking at one of my favorite
 Christmas books from when I was a little girl. I bought her a new copy this year because it's a scratch and sniff book and after 32 years, my copy didn't smell anymore. The book is called "The Smell of Christmas".
Santa & Madalyn
Santa came to Nana and G-Dad's house over Thanksgiving.

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Hollywild Experience & our Weekend

We got out of school Thursday, Dec.19th at 11:15am and we headed to Greer to celebrate Christmas with my family for the weekend.  Thursday night we took Madalyn to Hollywild. Friday, we rode to the mountains to eat lunch and celebrate my dad's birthday, Saturday, we had two Christmas celebrations, and then another one on Sunday. We had a great long weekend and enjoyed our time celebrating with family.

Here's some pictures from our Hollywild experience!  Madalyn truly enjoyed it along with the rest of us.

Sorry for the blurry picture
This was the biggest cow we had ever seen...it was taller than the cars.
He put his head in the window to get the bread, Madalyn wasn't too sure about him coming into the car and I don't think Kevin was either.
At the Santa's Village, we got to see more animals and feed them.
some goats
a buffalo
Madalyn said the camels stink
feeding a zebra carrots

A Christmas Engagement

My cousin Drew, proposed to his girlfriend, Heather, Friday, December 20th and she said "yes". Drew and Heather met the evening we got married (after our wedding) and have been dating since then. The funny thing is that not only did they meet on our wedding day, but they got engaged the same day we did, 6 years later (which was also her birthday). A wedding date hasn't yet been decided on, but we are happy for them.

Congratulations, Drew and Heather!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I'm So Sleepy

I had to run to Wal-Mart yesterday and on the way there I noticed Madalyn dozing off and I tried to wake up her.  She woke up some, but when I put her in the buggy she went back to sleep. Which Madalyn never goes to sleep in places like this, maybe one other time she has; not even when she was a baby. It was so funny watching her, I had to take a picture. She must not have had a nap yesterday or if she did, it wasn't a long nap. Poor baby! ;0)


Making a Gingerbread House

After Madalyn's Christmas program, it started raining and continued the rest of the day. So Nana had brought a gingerbread house for Madalyn to make. She had fun decorating it and more fun eating the candy. :0)

Madalyn's Gingerbread House
It's too temping not to eat it.
In the words of Madalyn "it's goody!" :0)