Thursday, November 29, 2012

Andrew plays at Bryant Denny

Last Sunday after church and before John William got back from Fort Deposit we got to watch Andrew play football at Bryant Denny!  How exciting is that!?!?  I honestly think Brett was a little jealous because he never got to strap on a helmet and cleats on that prestigious field!  However, he did pop the big question there, and that's a special moment at Bryant Denny Stadium I will NEVER forget!  Ok, back to the post at hand!  We were very excited to go and watch Andrew, along with some other friends we knew there!

#12.. Andrew Boykin

we even got to see Zion in action!

and of course there was another game on the side!

What a fun day this was!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving and Iron Bowl

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and ate entirely too much!!  We enjoyed time with family and time together.
 The kids table.. no matter how old we get, we will always save seats for each other to all sit at the same table!
John Will decided to hold a plank for a while after all his feasting on Thanksgiving!!  This little man is wanting to scoot around so badly!!

 When we came back to Tuscaloosa we left John William in Fort Deposit with Mrs. Sharon and Mr. Ronnie because Brett and I were going to the game and it was forecasted to be a very cold and windy day so John William didn't really need to go to the tail gate this week.  We are very blessed to have Mr. Ronnie and Mrs. Sharon who are crazy about our little one and are ALWAYS willing to help us out any time we need it!  We never worry when John William is with his grandparents and that is such a blessing!  If only John William's other grandparents lived closer!!

Brett and I have tail gated for just about every home game for the past 9 years, and we really enjoy it.  We love spending time with our friends, eating great food, and getting ready for the Tide to play!  A lot of work goes in to these tailgates and we appreciate all those that help out.  I may say that I don't like it because I sometimes loose my husband during tailgate time, but I really do enjoy it, and I know he loves doing it so much.  This past weeks tailgate was great, and having the fire pit really helped out!  It was a great season, and we'll look forward to next year!

Usually during the Iron Bowl weekend Brett and I run into many old friends from High School, but sadly this year, many of them didn't make the trip.  We still managed to have a great time.  And in case you didn't hear... Alabama 49... Auburn ZERO!!!!!  RTR!!

 We had a great time with Skelton's!!
 even despite the cold!

But we were ever so glad to get our hands back on our sweet little man, and we are now counting down to Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Fall

2 posts in one day, what!?!  I have to do it when I'm thinking about it... and have time :-)

Happy Fall Y'all!!!

I am so thankful for my wonderful family of 3.  A wonderful loving husband that provides for us and leads us.  A perfect 7 month old baby boy that has his parents smitten over him.  A beautiful home surrounded by many we love.  An amazing extended family that will do anything for us.  An awesome God that has given us all of these blessings and so much more!!

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving with family and friends in Fort Deposit.  This little man may not enjoy turkey but he definitely loves sweet potatoes and I'm sure he'll get his fill this weekend.

We hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

Halloween Part 2

Why yes, it is almost a month since Halloween, but I finally dumped pictures off my camera onto my computer, and remembered I had taken several shots at our "halloween thing".  I'm so bad at just taking pictures with my phone and uploading them, that I forget about the ones I take with my good camera!

Every year our neighborhood does a "Halloween Thing"- think fall festival with all your neighbors, games, face painting, candy, FUN!  It's lots of fun, and a huge hit.  It was rather cool on this day and really windy, so our little Sweet Pea had to sit this one out at home with is Daddy because he was just getting over his first ear infection (which cleared up fine, and we've had no problems since!)  So here are some shots for the 2012 Halloween Thing...

Fun and games!

Bean Bag Toss

a little live music

More game fun!

A little nail polish action

Captain America even showed up! 

3 of the Gillis clan

the Smiths having some pin pong fun

the gang's all here!!

The Davis'!

A fun time was had by all!! If you're in the area next Halloween, come join us!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Mrs. Mary David!

2 weeks ago we made the journey to Fort Deposit to celebrate Brett's Grandmother's birthday.  It has been a while since the 3 of us made the trip and stayed over night, so we were in need of some family time.

The scenery on the drive was awesome.  I love this time of year!  The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner- it really is the best!!

The driver wouldn't stop so I could take a picture, so this was as good as it got, which didn't do the beautiful shades of golds and reds justice!

Mrs. Mary David with all her grandchildren, and great grand!

cousin Candace sure made this little man smile!

John William is very into books (and really being observant about everything) and loves this time with his grandma!!

and the best seat in the house is on Pops' lap in the bug comfy chair!

Mrs. Mary David needed a little help opening presents!

Christmas should be so much fun!!

We had a great weekend with some of our favorite people with lots of yummy food, celebrating the life of someone we all love!!  Happy 79th Mrs. Mary David, we love you!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

Our first halloween as a family of 3 was a Boo-tiful one (just for you Timmy D!)  We had fun dressing up and enjoying time with friends!!  We look forward to when our little man gets bigger and can trick-or-treat with the big guys (and his daddy!)

He enjoyed his Monster Pajamas- and pretending to be Superman ;-)

For our annual Crossfit Tuscaloosa Halloween party we were Olive Oil, Sweet Pea, and Popeye

My 2 main men!

Happy Halloween!  Love this little face!  He's all about sitting up on his own these days, and not leaning in the corner anymore!

and no Halloween would be complete without a trip to the Breedlove's for some of the best soups of the year!  This was the "ladies" shot!