Tuesday, August 23

Campus Friends Reunion Cookout

After the shower we all went to our house to cook out.  It was fun and crazy!  There were kids everywhere!  It was funny to see how we had all multiplied in a few years time. :) 

 Ella Grace Mitten...checking things out at the store. :)

 Clean up on aisle 2! :)
 Charlotte and Marshall
 Kala and Me
 Charlotte busted taking food off Colbie's tray.
 Daniel, Eric, Matt, Marshall, and Nate
 Matt, Marshall, Nate and Marcus
 The small playhouse in our backyard turned into an art farm of children.
 Asher and Debbie
 Tara and Eric

 Carson, Kennedy, Daisy, Isaac, Aurie, Pace, Ella Grace, Marlee
 HA!  The process of getting all the kids in order...look at Marlee's face...like "WHAT!?" And Charlotte (whose face you can half see on the right) was REALLY not having it. :)
 Here they all are in age order:  Carson, oops kennedy is not next...Daisy supposed to be, Isaac, Aurie, Pace, EG, Marlee, (Charlotte), Colbie and Asher

 Baby Simon (Cathey) and Alison

 Playin' and hangin' out in the heat!

 Danny, Carson and Nate playing cornhole
 The whole crew:  Prices, Benders, Joneses, Horstmeyers, Catheys, Brown, Dunns, Mittens, and Millers.  We missed those of you who couldn't come and live far!  It made me realize what a great group of young couples/families we had at Campus those few years.  I have such fond memories of our time in Gainesville. :)

 Matt and Debbie
Nick is going to have a baby of his own (via Alison...that wording sounded weird) in a few months...so he is getting some practice.  He was pretty much a natural anyway.  Colbie loved him.

Thanks everyone for coming!  It was such a blessing to see you all and your families!

Monday, August 22

Debbie's Shower

Debbie and Matt Miller are having their baby in October.  PRAISE THE LORD!  We are all so thrilled that Baby Whitney is coming.  We had a shower with all our friends that used to live in Gainesville at the same time ('05-'08).  Many of them could come and it was so great to see them all!  Naph and I hosted the shower at the Blakely House in Ocala.  It was perfect.

Alison, Debbie, Tara, Sarah, Kate, Kala, and Naphtali

Kate's homemade carrot cake...mmmmmmm

Lauren and Melissa
Tara, Sarah, and Kate
Me and Kala

Same place we took a pic at Naph's shower (2 years ago!)--
me, naph, sarah, alison, melissa, debbie, tara, kate, lauren, kala

Saturday, August 20

July randoms

 Tried to get a shot of the my kids with the Phillips kids...best laid plans....*sigh* :)
 Isaac, Colbie, Olivia, Emma Dean, Daisy (or Robin Hood) and Grant

 My boy is still in LUV with CARS. I still find cars lined up all around my house.  Two years running on this obsession. At least he's easy to buy for!

 Colbie Jean with her crazy hair and tan self. :)

 A little Colbie trivia for 17 mos:  she says "mo. mo." all the time for "more."  She loves to play and dance.  Anytime there is music, she is boogey-ing or leaning her head side to side. :)  She says "dat, dat, dat" when she wants to do something again.  She will come tell on her siblings by coming to me with a disgruntled look, pointing in the direction of her offender, and babbling about the wrong that was done.  FUNNY.  She loves to eat.  But she can be picky.  We try not to allow it though. :)  She lays on the floor and throws all out tantrums.  we usually try to leave the scene, ignoring those.  She is a sweet little girl.  I would say she does life with intensity.  She is always full force, laughing, playing, clapping, yelling "BYYYYEEE!"  She is still sleeping well.  One nap a day.  She is FINALLY calling me Mama (and not both of us "Dada").  She gives great hugs.  She still likes to play in the toilet.  That both grosses me out and kills me.  When she gets in trouble, her little bottom lip sticks out and it is pitiful.  She LOVES shoes.  She will bring me shoes all day long to put on her feet.  She got tubes this summer.  So far so good.  She LOVES books and being read to.  It may be her favorite thing.  We love this Colbie Jeaner.  Love her, we love her...we chicky, chicky love her. :)
 Andie and Trey came over for some dessert one night.  Jello and Brownies!  Mmmmm.