About Us

We are a family of four and a half- Seth, Bethany, Blevin and Caleb and another little man on the way. Seth is on staff with Campus Outreach and I (Bethany) stay at home with the boys and sometimes sell Usborne books and am making some attempt to homeschool. Blevin is almost five and is the compassionate (most of the time) Transformer and super hero loving boy. Caleb is almost three and keeps me on my toes- there is never a dull moment with him around!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Who needs toys??

......When you have a mesh bag that you can pull fish (or Caleb) in- a belt to tie to each other and run around (they did this for around 30 minutes) and mom to push you in the jog stroller while you eat a popsicle!!!! Things are going great here! It has been a crazy week, but fun- we got to see a few of our old Jacksonville friends on Monday and Blevin had a blast playing with them, we had lunch with three phi mu's on Tuesday, went to a Corn hole tournament onTuesday night, and then just did normal things the rest of the week. Caleb started throwing up AGAIN last night, which is around the 4th time we have had the stomach funk since we got here- georgia must make them sick- but we got some phenegrin (sp?) and hopefully he will be off to dreamland soon!! We are supposed to go and see the family in B'ham today, we will see if it happens or not.....

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Oh to be 3!!!

On Thursday I was able to just listen to Blevin and observe all his little thoughts that were going on in his brain. (probably because I went to bible study and spent personal time in the word) I love to hear what he is imagining and try not to crush it with reality. So....during his "rest time" he came out and invited me to come play with his new friends. I went in there and met "turtle" (a watering can with a turtle face on it), "key" (the lock box for the car that he found and brought in), and "baby" (his blanket that he wads up and puts to sleep in his bed or in a basket). He had the game Chutes and Ladders set up for them and they were playing! Then we went for a run later that afternoon and when we were running he said "Mommy, we are going as fast as a race car!" and then saw the neighborhood dog running beside us and said "We are going as fast as a dog!" I don't know why I thought that was so cute - I guess just because it is so cute to think about how much he still has to learn and I love that he still is so innocent (in some ways)! I am so thankful for those little moments as a mom when I can laugh out loud at things that are not really funny at all to any one else, but that bring me pure joy!!!

(this is a picture of Blevin with the neighborhood dog- when we moved in everyone told us it was ours- apparantly she is abandoned- and she has finally warmed up to us enough to pet her and the boys love her)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Celebrating 80

We went to Seth's parents for several days last weekend and got to hang out with Shane, Brittany, Madison, Macey and Hadley. It was fun, but controlled CHAOS are the only words to describe what it is like being in a house with five children 5 and under and having them all mobile!!! Then, we had a suprise birthday for Maw Maw on Wednesday night for her 80th birthday and we also got to celebrate Madison's 5th birthday on Monday! We played outside a lot- dug for worms, went on many golf cart rides and just monkeyed around! It was such a blessing to think about Maw Maw's 80 years and how thankful we are for her and it was so great for the boys to get to hang out with their cousins, since we don't get to see them much! Although....it was exhausting as well! Here are some pictures of all the fun and festivities!