Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our Anniversary is Today!!

Seven years ago Dan and I were married at Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista. Here are a few pictures from our wedding day.

Bath Time

Ariel and her cool shades

Praying Children

Messing with the Camera

The other day, the kids and I were on the back porch just playing t-ball and kicking the soccer ball around. I brought my camera out and it turned into a photo shoot! This is what Caleb and I captured...he is becoming quite the photographer!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Caleb's First Camping Trip

Dan and Caleb went on their first camping trip about a week ago. They went to the family farm in Bruno, Arkansas and stayed at Marvin's point, which is named after Dan's grandad who passed away before we got married. We dedicated a huge cross on his favorite part of the farm the summer after his passing and it has now become a great spot to camp!

Dan and Caleb had a wonderful time. Dan told me that Caleb kept saying "This is the best camping trip ever!". They actually slept in Dan's truck...otherwise known as the "Black Bomb" so that they wouldn't be sleeping on the cold floor. They had a campfire before bed and then the next morning they had eggs, bacon and pumkin cookies (that Caleb helped me bake) over the campfire. I am sure there will be many more camping trips for them in the future.

Pumpkin Patch

Jumping on Haybales
Ariel in deep thought about pumpkins
Caleb in deep thought about pumpkins
The crew on the hay ride
Hannah and I looking for the right pumpkin area!
The three of us.

Jumping on hay again!
The girls and their pumpkins

Sweet kids!
What a handsome boy!
About a week and a half ago we went to the McGarrah's Pumpkin Patch in Pea Ridge with our friends Tiffany and Hannah Lee. It was a great place to go to get that perfect pumpkin. The kids actually got to pick out the pumkin themselves and cut it off the vine which was a real treat. We also were able to go on a hayride!

Toddler Toes October 2008

This month we had Toddler Toes at Tricia Griffith's house. She was an awesome host. She had little areas set for all the kids to play in. She had Spaghetti that way colored green in a pot to represent worms, she had rice colored black with candy corns mixed in and the kids used chop sticks to try to get the candy corns out, she also had homemade orange play-doh, a costume area and a pumpkin decorating area. TONS OF FUN! And great company. The kids really enjoyed themselves!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ariel's Party at the Park

We had a small get together at the park on Ariel's actual birthday (two weeks ago...sorry it has taken so long!) We were going to have the party at one of our favorite parks where we had Caleb's birthday party this year but when we got there, the ground was still really wet and all the sand was wet too. So we moved it to our second favorite park and we had a great time. Ariel's friends came and ate lunch with her and then we all had mini-cupcakes and sang happy birthday to her and let her blow out candles. It was great to have some her friends there to celebrate the day of her birth!

Singing Happy Birthday

Ariel's friends Avery and Ainsley (and Ainsley's mom Mandy)

Sweet Friends..Ariel and Ainsley

Sittin on the slide

Ariel and Mommy

The Birthday Girl with cake on her face

She is getting so big!

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Pictures

Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks. I am going to try to update what we have done since Ariel's birthday at some point. Until then...enjoy these pics!