Monday, December 31, 2007

Matt El Rancho's!


We enjoyed some good TexMex from Matt El Rancho's here in Austin today as our "last meal of the year"! Hope you all have a fun day and a Happy New year!!

Thank you Pa!!


We all got some new clothes thanks to Pa! Thank you pa!!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Merry Christmas everyone! We hope that the birth of Christ has a fresh new meaning in your heart as you celebrate this christmas and head into the new year!

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Pinkstaffs!!

Stew, Hannah, Kimberly, Wesley Grant, Laura, sally, matt and Sophia....and two little peas...

Finally, We walked into the Snaders house in Memphis and got to embrace our dearest friends, the Pinkstaffs. They were here in the states for a short time and so we drove to see them with much joy in our hearts. Though the time was short, it filled all of our hearts with deep joy and encouragement. The pinkstaffs have amazed us with their perseverence and trust in the Lord this first year in India. They will return for a few more years...our hearts return with them. And what is so fun is that Laura and I are both pregnant with our 3rd and due the same time!!

Pinkstaff family, you are so dear to us...you are kindred spirits to our hearts...and we are with you in every way. And, i asked for a plane ticket for us to come see you in India for Christmas!! =) We love you guys so much!! Praying for you as you finish your visit and continue ahead....we are with you!

The Albrechts and The Hoffs!!!

Kimberly, Karey, Kathy
Brian, Terry, Stew

Mackiah, Cayden, Peirce, Christiana and sally
After the wedding in Denton, TX, we headed south to Tennessee where we spent time with our old small group. We had such a wonderful time catching up and seeing our kids play together. It was like old times. We owe much of our "growing up" to the Hoffs and Albrechts...they each spoke into our lives with love and conviction causing us to change...preparing us much for Austin. We miss you guys so much!! Thank you for all you gave to us while we were with you this last week!! We love you guys!!

Shanda's Wedding!!!






Shanda is one of my dearest heart friends that has been in my life over 11 years. We celebrated her wedding on December 8th to Mr. Billy Anderson! All 13 of us bridesmaids were all either roomates or close friends and so the whole "party", as Wesley Grant called it, was a huge reunion!! I haven't had that much fun and refreshing times in a while!! We love you Shanda and Billy!!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

We are moved in!!!













We are finally in our new house! We could not have done it without those who loved us so well and moved us! over 30 people were at our house moving and even unpacking my boxes!! We could not have done it without you Austin Stone!! We are overjoyed to be in our new home and to be finally in St. John's neighborhood. We've already been able to host many things at our house and meet a lot of neighbors! We are settling in and looking forward to a Christmas in our first home! Thank you all for praying and loving us in so many ways! Here are some picks over the last week!

Monday, November 26, 2007

While We Were Packing....

Finally, hair is growing and pigtails are here! so cute!
WesleyGrant decided that he and sally were going to ride cars, like at the HEB store...chairs, cars...same difference..below our friend Hilary came and made dinner with one of her students from Saudi Arabia. WesleyGrant and 'Jo' had a blast! thank you Hilary!!
Well, we are scheduled to close tomorrow and will be moved in by Thursday...only to turn around and be gone for 2 weeks....man, this has been a last few months of packing, morning sickness, thanksgiving dinners and travel. Yet, in it all, we managed to enjoy visitors, playing and pigtails. We are so ready to be moved, but we will not forget the adventure it has been! We'll post when we get settled....

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More Birthday Surprises!!


The Mcleans surprised wesley grant with a train set!! and even gave sally a princess phone!! Wesley Grant and sally LOVED it!! They've been playing all night! Thank you Mclean family and EMMA and HANNAH!! WE love you guys!!
Jason and Jenny surprised wesleygrant with balloons and stickers! What a great gift!! Balloons!!! SO FUN!!! He broke the weight, jenny and so we tide them to his hand...he wore them all day!! Hitting people in the face and everything! so funny!! He even wanted to go to bed with them! Thank you all so much!! We love you guys!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WESLEY GRANT!!! YOU ARE SO LOVED!!!

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY!!!!

Thank you Pa and Uncle Kevin for my computer!! Thank you nana for my birthday money!! I can't wait to go shopping with it!
Sally LOVES cake!

Cake for breakfast! who would turn that down? wesleygrant did, for his larry boy, but sally gladly ate his cake!



Wesley Grant is 3 today!! By his request, he got a "Larry Boy cake and birthday surprise". Between moving and morning sickness, we are postponing his birthday party until we get moved into our new house...but for today, we have a family celebration! Wesley Grant has changed so much over this last year. He is truly becoming a wise boy. We love his passion for life! Happy birthday son!! We love you so much!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Something new

video

I think there's something in the water here in Austin...and all over, as Kimberly has caught what a lot of her friends have. click and see what she's got!!

OUR LITTLE PRINCESS


I don't know where she gets it, but sally LOVES jewelry, phones, watches and make up! We went up to Stew's office on holloween handing out candy...wesleygrant was a king and sally was a princess...wesleygrant was being picture shy, so we only caught the princess in action.

A Weekend at the Farm

Mom (My mother's mom) and sally
Wesleygrant, sally and peyton
Wesleygrant and peyton after chasing the cat out of the yard

memaw and Sally
Pa and sally on the Gator
Wesleygrant and Uncle Kevin

We spent last weekend at the farm, riding 4 wheelers, eating good southern cooking, going to a cowboy church and hanging out with great grandparents and cousins! It was great! My kiddos proved to be "city kids", but over time maybe some of the country will do them some good! Every kid needs a little country...love you all....thank you for the fun weekend pa!!