Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Daddy's Ordination

My Daddy was ordained as a deacon this past weekend, so we decided to make the trip to Centreville to be there. I took Friday off from school, and we headed down. We made it to Centreville by about 6:30 and enjoyed dinner with my parents. Since our last trip to Centreville consisted of one disaster after another, it was nice to spend some time with my parents minus the stress. On Saturday, my niece Hollie sang in the Mississippi Children's Choir in Jackson. My parents went up to hear her, and then my brother Ken's family came down to Centreville, too. Matt and I have been craving some crawfish, so Daddy took care of us. We had a great afternoon and night. We ate plenty of crawfish, played cornhole, and laughed a ton! Here is a video of Matt that might help explain the laughing part...

Here are some pictures from our afternoon of family fun...

Jack kept stealing everyone's lollipops, so his face was as sticky as fly paper. See all the grass! :)

Here is a better picture of the sticky grass...

Jack wanted to join us playing cornhole. This picture just cracks me up with his little fat belly poking out. :)

He understood what to do. He was constantly putting the bags in the holes.

Jack had no idea what to think of a live crawfish. He would come over and look at them. Then he would take off running and screaming. Repeat. Repeat.

Jack LOVED crawfish. He ate so many that Ken said he wouldn't peel them for him anymore. He's my boy!

Jack loves his Uncle Ken. He had so much fun running around and hugging whoever he could grab first.

Jack loves his cousins so much. Here he is with Hannah.

Another picture of Hannah and Jack

Hannah had great form playing cornhole. Amanda says that she needs to start a cornhole team at Mooreville High School. :)

Jack loved on Hollie a lot too!

On Sunday, Daddy and Ken got up and went to the Men's breakfast. As soon as they left, Trent told Mom that he wanted to go with Papaw. Mom ran to our room, and we dressed him super fast. She took him up to the church to eat with his Papaw and Uncle Ken. He also went to Sunday School. We all met for the service, leaving Jack in the nursery. As I told Daddy, unless you want Jack to get all of the attention, he needs to be in the nursery. Here are a couple of pages from the program that Sunday.

Daddy got to choose the hymns sung during the laying of the hands. He also got up and gave his testimony. I honestly don't think that I had ever heard the story before, and it brought tears to my eyes. (Actually, I think it brought tears to alot of eyes!) It was a very moving service, and I am so glad that we made the trip to be a part of it.

Here is Papaw and Nanny after the service.

Here is a picture of all of the family that attended the service. We were surprised and so glad that Uncle Wayne made the trip.

After church, we went to the house and had a great lunch (especially considering Mom's oven quit working on Friday. Thank goodness she had the camper to cook in. We had a great lunch of ham, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs, green salad, and more. Then we loaded up to head home. On the way through Jackson, we made a layover in Brandon to visit with Matt's Ging Gong. She is in a really nice assisted living place. We had a nice visit, and here are a few pictures.

Jack remembered Ging and went in and gave her a hug right off the bat.

Here are the boys posing in Ging's apartment. Jack is sitting in Matt's Uncle Randy's rocking chair. He was so cute.

After a fast and furious trip, we made it home about 8:30 on Sunday night. It was long and exhausting but so worth it to be there for my Daddy. :) I love you and am so proud of you!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


On the night before Easter, the questions began...
Mommy, what door does the Easter Bunny come in?
Daddy, what door does he go out?
Will the Easter Bunny come in my room?
How long will he be here?
and more, and more, and more...

Trent does not like the thought of ANYONE coming into his house while he is asleep - not Santa Claus, not the Easter Bunny, NOBODY! After we convinced him that the Easter Bunny was magic and would only be in the house for a few seconds, he finally went to bed.

We got up early Easter morning because we went to church with Fred and Keeley.

The EB left the boys quite a stash. Jack got a cool toy and a BIG green ball. Trent got a Spongebob Puzzle and a Wall-E Leapster game. They were both very excited!

Jack liked checking out his Easter basket.

Jack loved the ball. He walked around shouting, "Ball, ball, ball!" all day!

We got dressed and ready for church with a few minutes to spare, so we wanted to try and get some good pictures. Well, Jack was NOT cooperating.

Look at that pitiful face!

Here is a picture of me with my sweet boys.

Look at all of my handsome boys! They make a Mommy/Wifey proud!

We enjoyed church with the Shaidnagles and headed home. We got to the house at about 11:15 and started lunch. We had a yummy late lunch of ham, homemade macaroni 'n cheese, potato salad, deviled eggs, and green beans with bacon.

Oh, I almost forgot. Fred and Keeley came over the night before and we dyed eggs with the kids. I used those eggs in the potato salad, so it was quite colorful. Too bad I didn't get any pictures! ;)