"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Silas is Christened!

Silas was christened on December 9 at Harris Grove United Methodist Church by Pop-Pop. 

 The sweet little cakes
 Andy, Deanna, Nola, and Silas
 Aunt Connie and Uncle Rick
 Cousin Lori and Joel
 Mimi and Big Dad
 Four generations
 Uncle Chris, Aunt Amber, Tristan, and Addison
 Aunt Jackie and Nanny
 Uncle James and Aunt Rene'
 Aunt Julia
 Cousin Cindy, Paige, Jesse, and Morgan
 Pop-Pop and Honey
We are so thankful to everyone who traveled to come witness the christening of Silas. What a special day for our family!

The Big 3-0!

I turned the big 3-0 in October. Jonathan's not much for throwing parties so he asked me where I wanted to go instead. My fall break fell on my birthday so off to the beach we went! I LOVE the beach no matter what time of year! Andy and Deanna went with us and we had a great time! I would've stayed forever!

 Nola posing for the camera. 
 Silas' first trip to the beach!
 My sweet family
Great friends and Godparents! 

Nola turns 5!

5?! I cannot believe it! Time has gone by too fast! Nola, you have been such a joy in our lives and what a fighter you are! Mommy and Daddy love you to pieces! 

 We celebrated at Nola's school with some of her friends. 
 Happy Birthday sweet girl!
 Blowing out the candle. 

 The excited birthday girl!
 Nola's party will never be complete without a "jump-jump"
 Nola wanted a Fresh Beat Band party. Lucky me, there is no Fresh Beat Band party things in the store. Everything had to be made! This was the goody table complete with tambourines, drums, and microphones!
 Great friends! 
 Singing Happy Birthday to our sweet girl

And the present opening madness!!


One thing that has been neglected around here is the blog! It started as a way to let everyone see Nola growing up and to let others who may be traveling the same journey we have. As the years have passed, we have added a sweet boy to the mix. Life is still crazy, but Nola's medical issues seem to have leveled out. Nola hasn't' had a surgery in over 2 years! Whoo hoo! I will try to be better at blogging this year- my master's program will be over in May and I will have a little break before I start my Ed.S.
I have alot of catching up to do!

 Sweet Silas only a few weeks old!

Nola has always been a great sister to Silas!