Monday, May 10, 2010

Play ball, Jake!

Baseball has started for Jake.. he's in his second year of machine-pitch and loves it. His favorite sport by far! Here's a pic of my favorite second baseman... :)

Easter 2010

We had a wonderful Easter this year... worshiped at church (Russ preached an awesome message.. twice :) , we then took off the his parents house and enjoyed time with the grandparents and cousins. Madi was obsessed with hiding/finding eggs (plastic) for DAYS afterward! Here is the traditional pics that I force my kids to take out in the front yard every year after they get ready... the boys are trying really hard to contain their excitement, ha!

It's official... son #1 is now taller than me!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Razorback baseball!

Last Saturday we were given some Arkansas baseball tickets, so we decided to treat our two oldest to an afternoon at Baum Stadium. We had the BEST time - the weather was absolutely perfect and the Hogs played a great game with a win against Kentucky. We also got to meet my parents there, who never miss a game. I love my teenagers, they are so much fun to be with. These are times when I wish someone would please press the 'PAUSE' button!

Kristen, me, and my dad (Papa)

My mom, Clay, and Kristen

Russ and I

Coming home ~ way to go Hogs!

Spring Break 2010

I love Spring Break! Such a welcomed time to bow out of the rat race of school and all that goes with it, at least for a brief period! Sure makes me ready for summer! :) We did not do much of anything, except we did get to take the little ones to the zoo and the nature center, which they loved AND we enjoyed some nice weather! Kristen got the awesome opportunity to go snow boarding in Durango, Colorado with good friend Carly and her family. It was her first time and she had a blast. Here's just a few of the pics we took that week ~

Carly and Kristen in CO


Madi and Jake at the Nature Center

Jake conquering the climbing wall!

Russ and Madi enjoying the zoo

Madi and I on the zoo train!

Petting zoo

Jake and the rhinos

Happy Big "4-0" to my wonderful husband ♥

We celebrated Russ's birthday back in March by driving up to Rogers and eating at Copeland's - one of our favorite restaurants! Afterward, we stopped by his parents' house in Springdale for cake and presents. I surprised him with an ipod of his very own, and he was SO excited!! He loves it. I'm so blessed to have such an awesome husband, who takes such good care of us, prays for us, and seeks to honor God in everything he does.

Russ and his little man Jake

Madi and her hero :)

...really can't believe our age starts with a '4' now!

Den and Becky, better known as Papaw and Mimi

Congrats to the 2010-2011 Majorettes!

...a little encouragement from Proverbs and her parents on tryout day :)

Redhawk Baseball

Clay is getting the opportunity to play travel ball this year, after playing church league since t-ball. He has "filled in" before on other travel teams in recent years, but this year he's on the roster. Travel ball is not exactly conducive to a pastor's schedule, but we felt like he was capable of, and had earned the chance to play at a higher level. So far, so good - he's loving it! These pics are from their first tournament in NLR... his cousin Drew was playing the same tournament and they got to play against each other twice. Pretty cool to get to watch them both, had to kinda sit in the middle though ;)

Primary position is catcher
At bat

He's #11 at everything!

Clay with his cousin Drew - it was a fun weekend with them!