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, May 30, 2008


(I started this post right after we got here, but then my computer crashed, so I will be better- promise)
Well...some of you ask- how do you pack for a month- and my response is usually- we pack everything but the kitchen sink and this is just about true and I thought I would let you see what it looks like!! Luckily last year we bought a trailer that we now take with us and we also took several of the other staff's things as well! And we are here and settled in!! We have been to the beach a few times and to the pool ALOT!! Blevin has picked right back up on swimming and Caleb is well...fearless and has already jumped in several times without me looking and of course will not wear a float at all!! The students arrive tomorrow and we are ready to settle into somewhat of a schedule so we get to see Seth a little more consistently! This is going to be a super fun summer but an exhausting one as well- making sure no one gets run over or tries to swim on their own is enough to wear anyone out!! So....I will keep you posted!!

Here are some pictures of us at the beach with Luke and Kate on Wednesday night!

Seth decided that Blevin and Caleb needed their first pet on SBP, so on thursday he came home with a fish- Blevin named him Nemo, although Seth was hoping to name him Bama- He has been fun already- we just look at him!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Caleb + Red Marker =

PINK HIGHLIGHTS!!!! ( I don't think the picture does it justice)

So... I was trying to get a few things done yesterday and I was writing a few things and Caleb wanted my pen, so I just gave him a piece of paper and a red marker and he was quiet for around 4 minutes (which most of you know that you can get a lot done in that amount of time with peace) Luckily he was in his highchair because I turned around and he had definitley had more fun writing on himself and his hair than on the paper!! You shoulf have seen the looks and laughs we got when we went to the post office. After a bath they are still there, just a little faded!! You might be thinking, well I guess she learned her lesson, but no I will do it again in order to get one or two things done in peace!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Being a mom

Although mother's day was three days ago, I am just now getting around to writing about it- We had a great day- we actually got to see both of our mom's, which has never happened and got to see their faces when they opened their cards! We are so thankful for them and the example and help they have been for us as we are parenting our own children. On our way home from B'ham, Seth had me list out my top 10 reasons I love being a mom and then he told me the top 10-15 reasons I was a great mom- so I thought I would fill you in on my favorite things...

Top 10 reasons I love being a mom
(these are in no particular order)
1. Being a mom with Seth- he is a great daddy and I am so thankful we get to tackle this adventure together

2. Blevin- my sweet first born who i like to refer to as my angel

3. Caleb- my determined second child who is full of life and ready to tackle life- literally

4. Laughter- hearing them laugh always makes me smile

5. Listening to Blevin talk and get a taste of a 3 year old's imagination

6. Hearing Blevin say I love you and Caleb's open mouth kisses

7. No matter how long I have been gone- even just a few minutes- I can walk in- hear little feet- hear "Mommy" and get hugs

8. Having Caleb stop playing and just need to come sit in my lap for a few moments of peace and comfort

9. Having constant entertainment, even if I do need a referee shirt most of the day

10. It is so fun!!!

so....there is a little insight on how much I love being a mommy and am trying to treasure every moment!