Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Trying to Sit Up

So much fun to watch him grow!
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Resolution Update:  I am 30 days behind, but I am still plugging along.  I am really enjoying "seeing" how books parallel each other.  Hopefully since school starts tomorrow (yikes!) for Dylan, I will be able to spend more time reading and catch up some more.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Lake

All ready for church this morning!

We went to the lake with our church family this evening.  There was always someone willing to hold Rylan.  Here is a picture of Kimberly and Ry.

Chris...complaining that I have the camera out - again.

Derek and Chris being . . . . well, Derek and Chris!

Carrie and I

Dinner time!  They had catered Shane's Rib Shack for all of us.

Me and P Girls!

Kaila's turn with Ry Guy.

Derek is a photographer and snapped this picture . . .  Passed out.  Isn't he sweet?

Pastor Will

Sweet Sawyer giving kisses to Rylan.  (Don't you just LOVE his curls???)

Water baptism time.  So neat to see friends make a public proclamation of their faith in Christ Jesus!

Andrea getting baptized (or "bap-a-tized" as Payton says it).

The moon was pretty tonight.

Payton & Grayson walking together.  Don't ask Payton about Grayson or she will get embarrassed.  Hum - first crush?  Too cute!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


What I Ate...


Pepperoni Pizza
Green Salad with Pepperoncinis Fat Free Zesty Italian Dressing
Sparkling Seltzer Water with Crustal Light

Seven Layer Dip (+ jalapenos so 8 layers)

Oven Roasted Turkey Salad from Cracker Barrel
Water with Lemon

BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Green Salad with Pepperoncinis and Lite Caesar Dressing
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Chicken Pot Pie
We went to dinner at a friends house!


White Bean Veggie Salad

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Date Night

A couple of days ago we webcamed with my sister and her girls.  Payton had been begging me since then to braid her hair like Penelope's (her cousin).

The kids wanted to play photographer...

Who am I to say no?

I even got to snap a cute picture of them!

Rylan loves his exersaucer (for about 10 minutes at a time).

I think he likes that he can chew and drool on it.  =)

We took the kids and fed them yummy hot dogs at Downtown Deli Dogs {down the street from church} before we headed to our last marriage group meeting (boo!).

Remember on Sesame Street:  "One of these things is NOT like the other." song?  Well around here we sing, "One of these things is JUST like the other!"  See what I mean?

Walking back to church Dylan saw this HUGE moth...

Isn't is pretty?

When we got to church they surprised everyone with a date night!  They gave each couple a gift card to go out to dinner and they kept the kids!  We got a Cracker Barrel gift card.  Know whats better than Cracker Barrel???? FREE Cracker Barrel!  We ended up going out with 2 other couples {plus Rylan, but he was fast asleep} and had a great time. And did I remember to take pictures??? No, of course I forgot, so Dylan snapped a pic of us when we got home.

Thanks Oak Leaf Church for blessing us again!  Have I told you how much our church rocks???

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lake Arrowhead

We went to Lake Arrowhead today (about 30 minutes away).  {Note to California friends: Nope, we aren't in CA . . .there's a Lake Arrowhead in Georgia too!}
Rylan had a good "conversation" with Sasha on the way.

It is beautiful there.  We got to see a couple of deer.  And can you see the covered bridge on the bottom right picture?

Of course Rylan couldn't stay awake to see all the amazing things that God created for us to enjoy!

{AND look!  No one is holding in his binky!!!  That is usually a full time job.  He likes it, wants to suck on it but can't keep it in his mouth - LOL!}

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Three Months Old

Cute?  Yes, I think so. Rylan has been a really good baby (praise the Lord!).  He is very happy, sleeps well, and goes with the flow of our crazy family.  I just can't believe how big he is getting.  He's started wearing 3 month clothes soon after he turned 2 months old!  
Last week he started sleeping through the night on most nights (9-10 hours).  He's done that 5 out of the past 8 nights - so I've caught up on all my sleep!  He still loves "talking" with daddy and is pulling up on daddy's fingers to stand up, sitting back down and doing it again..  He is so focused when he is doing this - we just giggle at him.
Dylan and Payton are still obsessed with him and like to get in his "grillz" (his face).  He just laughs, and smiles at them.
I love the way his blue eyes sparkle when he smiles.  It is so sweet!
Love you bunches and bunches Ry Guy!

And just 'cause I love these pictures....

Why are they so cute when they cry???

Saturday, July 21, 2012

What I Ate...

I don't know what happened this week, but I planned a LOT of pasta meals this week. Ugh!  Guess what we WON'T be having next week???


J's Mac & Cheese
Seltzer Water & Crystal Light
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Turkey Bagel Sandwich

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Green Beans
Garlic Bread

Noodles with Butter and Parmesan
Green & White Salad
Bread and Butter
Seltzer Water & Crystal Light
This was leftover night.  I didn't want to have Meat Sauce again so I did something different...
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We ate Del Taco today (woo hoo!) so we weren't really hungry at dinner time.
Spicy Cavatelli with Broccoli (used elbow macaroni instead)
Seltzer Water & Crystal Light
So next week - NO PASTA!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Fun

When you can't find Payton and she has been quiet for awhile it usually means she is getting into something that she shouldn't...but that wasn't the case this morning!  She was playing Littlest Pet Shop and Barbies in her room!  

Tummy time for Ry Guy!

My sweet boys.  Dylan LOVES to hold Rylan and will drop whatever he is doing to hold him when I ask.

Finally got a cute shot of all three kids.  (The only other one I had was taken at the hospital.)

I kept snapping away and got another one!

I was getting all kinds of smiles and laughs from Baby Boy today.  I absolutely LOVE his big one eyed smile!

And Daddy did too!

This evening it started to thunder and pour.  So what did daddy do at 8pm (bedtime)?  Take the kids outside to play in the rain of course!

Did you like Dylan's dancing???  They had fun...

And LOVE being silly.

Ry was awake and got to go outside too.

Pretty sure these kids have the coolest dad ever.