Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

There's nothing more special than family gatherings and Thanksgiving is certainly one of our favorites.  We have so very much to be thankful for, and family is definitely on the top of the list.

I am thankful for this bunch not just on Thanksgiving but every day!!  

 These sweeties are ready for all the cousins to arrive, so the fun can begin!

 Sometimes our photos don't go quite as planned!!

Frying the turkeys started quite early! Pop had some super special help this year!

Four generations of turkey cookers!

Pop and the little ones!

Uncle Tony and Aunt Sandra offering a little assistance

 Sweet girls!

I think Papa enjoyed having everyone for the day!

Charley and Josey are growing up so very fast!!

Christie and Rylie

Aunt Sandra brought a turkey craft for the kids!


Papa and Lee

Sweet West 

Lindsey, Caleb, Josh and Taylor-Sure do love our big guys!

Gracie's new puppy was a big hit!!

Brandie and Kris

Yummy food!

Trees to conquer!  Maddie and Lillian are hanging with the big kids!

Reed has found a new way to play corn hole, and the girls mastered that tree!

 Lee and his pretty girls!

Reed was helping Pop with his nap!

 As usual, the day ended with a quite serious ballgame!  Maddie enjoyed watching every play!

Thanksgiving 2015 was quite the success!!  Next up, Princess Sweet Bird!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Enemy Territory

Lillian's preschool had their annual Alabama& Auburn pep rally this week, and my sweet girl was greatly outnumbered!! I told her that just means you have to yell Roll Tide just a little louder!!

I'm afraid we're going to have to talk to someone about those blue and orange shakers.

Wearing that red and white with pride!!!

Roll Tide!!!  
(These pictures were once again "borrowed") :)

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Maddie and Lindsey have been busy with cheerleading for over 3 months now.  They have practiced every Tuesday and Thursday night, and cheered every Saturday morning since the end of August.  Lots and lots of work and lots and lots of fun finally paid off today!  They competed in a cheer competition and won first place!!!!  You never know how these things are going to turn out, but I can honestly say that the girls could not have done any better!  They nailed the chant, cheer and dance!!  I also have to say that all the years of gymnastics lessons and years of cheerleading paid off for Coach Lindsey!!  She did an awesome job coaching this group!

Lots of pictures in this post!!

Pre-game fun!!  Coach Lindsey and Maddie are ready to get started!

She has grown about 4 inches since the start of this season, as evidenced by that skirt!!

A little brother-sister loving during the game!

 This one will soon be out there and trust me she's ready!  She already knows all the cheers!!

Nana actually held this sweet thing until he went to sleep, but he's just a tad bit heavy!!  So, I handed him rather reluctantly over to Pop!!  

Practicing on the sidelines before the competition starts!

And then it's time to take the field!


This dance ended with an awesome horseshoe formation!  Cute!!!!

Showing spirit!

They nailed the cheer and chant!!

Jump off!  She didn't place this year, but give her time!  She's a natural!

On the field, waiting on the results!

First the bronze winners were announced, followed by the silver medal winners!  We were holding our breath until finally- THEY DID IT!!  First place!!!!

 Best seven/eight year old squad around!  Especially since most of them are six!

Isn't she a doll???

Great job!!

This is Maddie's special friend Marley.  Her mom is Lindsey's assistant coach.  She was not able to be there today, because she is in UAB.  Lots of prayers for her!!

Daddy's girls!!

It's definitely a family thing!  Love you guys! 

 So glad they won, and so glad this season is over!!!!  
Way to Go Girls!