November 20, 2013

Community Service Day

November 20, 2013

During the beginning of the school year Colton learned about different Community Service professionals in his class.  One day on the way home from school he said to me “Mom I want to be Preach when I grow up!”   My heart melted… I said “oh Colton, that makes momma so happy.   You want to tell people about Jesus!?”

He thought about what I said for a minute and then said, “well mom, I want to stand up front of the church and yell at people”.  It took everything in me not to burst out laughing!  You never know what a kid will say.

Well… when it came time to dress up he decided he wanted to be a fireman! 


The cutest fireman I have ever seen.

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November 19, 2013

Kiss his Face!

November 19, 2013

Beckham loves playing in Colton & Claire’s chairs.

He is so cute I want to kiss his face all over!!


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I really do not know how professional photographers do it.  Snapping photos with three little ones is virtually impossible for me.  We were dressed in orange cheering on the Vols and decided to run outside for a quick photo shoot!

This one cracks me up!


How did I not notice that Claire’s hair bow was dead center on her head!?

Colton is almost always the most cooperative one with photos.  Claire is usually the wild card.  Now with Beckham I am dealing with two wild cards.  We did get a couple of good shots with Chris mixed in and I love them!


Seriously one of my favorite photos ever!


Go Big Orange!!

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November 18, 2013


November 18, 2013

I am trying to take more photos of myself with the kiddos… I am not a fan of selfies, but these are some of my favorites.  My favorites because this cutie is front and center!




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November 17, 2013

Days Like This

November 17, 2013

These pictures were from late September.  Dreary days like today make us really miss the sunshine!  This little ray of sunshine loves her princess dresses…


Beckham LOVES to swing just as much as the other two.


They all prefer Daddy to swing them…


I love these faces!

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Baseball & Dresses

The prettiest baseball player ever…


… and the hottest coach on the block ;).


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November 14, 2013

He’s One!

November 14, 2013

On 11-12-13 this sweet baby boy turned one.

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I have struggled for a week to fight back the tears.  The emotion of this sweet boys first birthday has been so overwhelming.  Now I sit here with a few minutes of quiet in my house and the tears are flowing.  When I got pregnant for the third time I was more overwhelmed than you can imagine.  I had no clue how on earth I was going to juggle being a mom of three children four and under.  While it has not been easy, it certainly has been rewarding.

Beckham is the sweetest baby on the planet.  He is so snuggly and so sweet.  I can say with complete confidence that I have soaked up as much of him as possible for the past year.  He has slept nestled in my arm more times than I can count.  He has snuggled up next to me sucking his thumb and snoozing away in my bed more than the older two combined and he is still attached to his momma at least four times a day!  Yes, I am still nursing this sweet baby boy.

Without fail on almost every outing someone comments on how happy he is.  He is definitely a joyful baby and has brought so much joy to our home.  You cannot look at him without seeing his dad which on many occasions takes my breath away.

Beckham Christopher you are loved with a love that only Christ can put in our hearts.  It is a love that is so deep and so profound that it is impossible to find the word to describe.  So to put it simply … I love you to the moon and back!

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This is one of my favorite pictures of the summer!  These two really do love each other.


This was Claire’s first year of Vacation Bible School.  She was soooo excited to go.  She thought however that she was going to actual school.  It took a while for me to make her understand that she was not going to Mrs. Shannon’s class (her future K3 teacher).

She took up quickly with Linzy, a helper in her class.


This was Colton’s third year of VBS and he was still very timid and nervous.  He wanted to be in the same class as Claire.  I made sure to walk by his classroom several times so he could see me and know that I was still there.  It is so funny how different the two of them are when it comes to doing new things.

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November 11, 2013

Many Faces

November 11, 2013

The many faces of a nine month old…




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November 10, 2013

Summer Summer Summertime

November 10, 2013

We kept ourselves so busy this summer.  So much so that I am just now blogging about it!  Almost every weekend we spent at the pool.IMG_7837

Beckham hung out in the shade most of the time while the big kids played in the water.


I’m already looking forward to next summer.


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November 9, 2013

4 Generations

November 9, 2013

Moments like this… Beckham being held by his great-grandfather. 

These moments are so priceless.


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My Boys

My attempt to get a photo with my boys!


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Go Vols!



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Singing IN the Rain






in the




is so much fun!

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November 7, 2013

A Girl & Her Poppy

November 7, 2013

Does a girl need anything else other than her Poppy and her blankie?


Maybe some oreos?

I’m certain that is where they were heading!


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Last Day of VBS

I love this boy… and he loves learning about the Lord!


This sassy-frass is just not a fan of taking pictures.  She was however a big fan of VBS!


They are getting so big!!


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Not this Day

Colton is typically the one who fully cooperates with pictures….


Not this day!


Pictures with three little ones is virtually impossible.


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Helpful Big Sister

So… we were spending the night at the grandparents home.  Beckham and Claire were in the same room together.  Claire in the big bed and Baby B in his Pack N Play.  Apparently Claire thought her baby brother needed some pillows!!
After I freaked for a minute about how dangerous this could had been… I thought it was pretty funny and of course took a minute to snap a photo before removing the pillows.

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November 6, 2013

Rock on Girl

November 6, 2013

My little rocker!


She’s the cutest guitarist I’ve even seen.

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Kindergartener & preschooler

8 weeks ago I become a mom of a Kindergartener and a Preschooler!  Really… how did this happen so quickly?

Claire could not wait to start K3… she talked about it all summer!!  I had no doubts that her first day would be flawless!


Colton was happy to get back to school too.  He was excited to see his friends, meet his new teacher and get back to “reading circle”… his favorite part of school.


Chris was SOOO disappointed that he could not be here for their first day.  He was on a business trip so I tried to capture the morning in photos for him.


So darn cute!


Someone took a photo of the three of us – too bad Colton and Claire decided to not look at the camera.


Walking into school together.


During the first week of school all the kids line up outside before going inside.  Here is Colton with two of his friends.  These boys have been together for three years now. 


Yes, I’m that obsessive mom who takes a picture of the cubby.


Here she is… sitting at her table!  She was so proud and LOVED it.


She really loved playing with the little mermaid doll.


Here is Colton at his new desk!  My first born is getting so big.


Here is another one of his sweet classmates – they have been together for three years also!


Both kiddos are about eight weeks into school.  They are both doing great and seem to be enjoying every moment of it.

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