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, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Trick or treat! These three words have such power on a night like tonight because it means that Blevin and Caleb come home with a pumpkin full of candy!! We started our festivities on Wednesday when we made cookies, decorated them and delivered them to our neighbors. It was fun and they were all very appreciative!!

This afternoon we started by carving our pumpkin (the first time we have had a chance as a fam this week) and we have a little way to share the gospel while you carve that we got from our church last year - so we did that and then off to get the candy or booty!! We went with our friends Terry and Mary Ann and their kids- suprisingly- there was no one out (Friday night football) so we got lots of candy! Caleb's bag was so heavy that he could barely carry it by the end- but he would not let go of it! Caleb actually got the most- I guess 'cause he was so cute when he said trick or treat and thank you!! It was fun and now I can enjoy all their efforts- kit kats and snickers!!

Our friends- Luke-Kate- Taylor

Enjoying the "Booty!"

Caleb does not have two black eyes- I tried to make him look a little like Johnny Depp and this is how it ended up looking!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

why daddy works at chick-fil-a

so- seth has an office "nook" in our house and the other day it was confirmed by caleb why he does not work at home but goes to chick-fil-a and drinks gallons of diet coke and tries all the free samples!!! he was just trying to help his dad out!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy 2nd birthday Caleb

My sweet, rough and tough little man is now 2!! It is so weird that I don't have a baby anymore because he is a big boy! We are having a joint party for him and Blevin in November- but we tried to make his day special. It started off with candles in blueberry muffins and he got several phone calls and every time someone started singing to him- he sang along!! Then he got to pick where he wanted to eat dinner and it was CiCi's (the boys favorite) and then we finished with cupcakes (in the shape of a "2") and more candles to blow out!! It was fun and I can't believe he is already two and talking to me in complete sentences- but thankfully he still needs me sometimes to cuddle!! so- happy birthday caleb and thanks for all the smiles and laughs you give me!

mmmm- he ate the icing off of one and asked for another and of course I gave it to him- cause it is only your birthday once a year!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

being with good friends

This past weekend I got to go spend the weekend with a great friend, Catherine, and go to another friend's (Ginny) wedding and see so many old friends from college! It was so refreshing and refueling to see so many faces I have not seen in so long and think about the good 'ol college days!! Seth and the boys had "man-time" here at home- and it is always good for me to get a little break from being a full-time mommy- so I am thankful for my husband letting me go and thankful for great friends- old memories and new memories in the making!!!

my sweet friends- angie-amanda-ginny-catherine-me-jenny-mary martha

(don't worry katie- you were missed dearly)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

a new addition to our family

My little brother Elliott and his wife Sarah had their baby on Sunday at 5:52 pm. Collier Martin was 6 lbs 6oz and 19 inches long. Sarah was not due til the 24th, but he decided to come a little early and it worked out great for us because we were already in Birmingham and got to see him 2 hours after he was born!! Caleb was so sweet- he kind of had a terrified look on his face initially when my mom had Collier and then he started singing Jesus loves me in his sweet, innocent voice- I almost cried!! Here are some pictures of this little bundle of joy!!
Things here at west georiga are continuing to go great and very busy!! We have not had the phi mu bible study in the last few weeks because of fall break and homecoming but I had a group of 5 girls over for dinner tonight and have a dinner group coming over every wednesday night for the next few weeks! So- I am excited about this and getting to know the girls better! Thanks for you prayers! Please keep praying for God to save these women and men!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Zoo

We took a family trip to Zoo Atlanta on Friday to check out all the fun animals and just doing something different with the boys! The boys favorite part was the gorillas getting in a fight. Blevin saw the last of the fight, but the rest of us were too late- even though we ran to the exhibit when we heard the monkey screams- a momma was protecting her baby's food! We played on the playground, and of course- rode the "choo choo" Here are some pictures from our fun day:

Our little joeys

going to pet the sleeping pig- he did not mind- just kept sleeping

checking out the orangutans (spelling?) or monkeys - that is what every species is to us!!

looking at these nasty naked mole rats- they looked like hairless mice with big teeth-they were gross, but of course Blevin loved them!

check out that rhino!!

we finally rode the choo choo- it was the finale to our fun, tiring day after a juice break on the lions- of course!

Friday, October 3, 2008

cold mornings

this morning made me really grateful to be a stay at home mom and have a flexible schedule and feel the chill in the air. thanks to eastern time- when the boys get up at 7 it is still dark outside. so this morning caleb woke up and like usual just screamed my name and waited for me to come get him. it woke blevin up (because if you have ever been around caleb you know how loud the scream is!) and we all got in caleb's twin bed and cuddled and then caleb started kissing blevin with his "papi" (paci) in his mouth and blevin did the cackle laught that you can only laugh with! so... i just laughed too and thanked the Lord for his goodness and joy in life!