Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Iron Bowl 2008

Today was the last regular season game for Alabama--The Iron Bowl against Auburn! Auburn has beaten Alabama the last six years so we were REALLY needing a win today (and the fact that we needed to stay undefeated).
Nana coloring with Ally during the game
(she was super nervous--as were we)
Claire's backside
(I LOVE these jeans--Ally wore them to her 1st Bama game in '05!!)
Ally & me
Brendan & Claire
Jeanna & Ally cheering when McElroy (our backup quarterback) threw the last touchdown of the game
Brendan & Garrett
Brendan, Ally, & Claire
Whoo hoo!! The Rammer Jammer cheer! BAMA stomps over Auburn!!
(Yes--I'm a big camera dork and I took photos of the TV screen--wish I was there in person!)
The Player of the Game: Glen Coffee
Terrence Cody and the final score: 36-0!!! Still #1 baby!!
Coach Nick
Roll tide roll!
Mt. Cody
John Parker Wilson
36-0!! Roll tide!
Alabama will play Florida next Saturday in the SEC Championship Game!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Day After Thanksgiving

Today Brent's sister Jill, her husband Dave, and their two boys Grayson and Griffin came to visit. They live in Fort Worth, TX and we don't seem them often so we were happy to be able to spend time with them.
Claire loving on Brendan
Nana showing Brendan & Claire the pics on her camera
Garrett & Grayson
Ally right before I straightened her hair
(yes, this is her natural curl)
After I straightened her hair
(I LOVE my new flat iron!!)
And her hair fixed with a bow I made!
Ally & Dave
(Isn't this sweet? She used to be TERRIFIED of Dave because of his facial hair)
Ally & Claire playing
Jill & Jeanna playing on Facebook
(yes, we are ALL addicted!)
Brent and his sisters: Jill & Jeanna
Ally & her Aunt Jill & Aunt Jeanna
Ally & GraysonAlly & Garrett
(this child LOVES getting her picture taken)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving--a day where I am in awe of God's wonderful blessings. I am thankful for so many things: a Lord and Savior who loves me unconditionally, a loving/caring husband who is the spiritual leader of our household, two tender-hearted/fun-loving daughters, Christian parents and in-laws who raised us right (I pray that I can follow in their footsteps), brother/sister-in-laws who love our family, and I could go on and on. And the simple things: a roof over our heads, food on our table, a home-business that's thriving, and Brent's wonderful job with Cummins (I'm sooo very proud of my hubby).

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and powerto exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.
1 Chronicles 29:11-13
This year we are spending our Thanksgiving with Brent's family in Alabama. We woke up and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and then watched football.

Ally & Claire (these adorable shirts were made by my friend Meghann from Monkey Duds)

being silly for the camera
Claire loving on Ally
Brendan & Garrett
Claire, me, and Ally
(Brent's hand was in front of the flash but I still love this pic)
cousins: Brendan, Garrett, Ally, & Claire
Claire played with this chair for HOURS! Who needs toys?!
I'm caught!
Ally & Brent
Thanksgiving dinner was at Brent's Aunt Deb's house
--here are Garrett, Caroline, & Ally eating on the deck
Jamison, Dustin, & Jordan
Brendan & Jeanna
me & Brent
(Thank you Justin for taking this pic!)
Justin & Blair
(YAY! Justin--you made the blog!!)
Patrick & Jeanna
Caroline opening her birthday present from us
Princess Aurora and her bed!
Caroline & Ally
Julie & Patrick
Kim & Greg
We had a very nice Thanksgiving with our family!!