Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday was another BUSY day for us. We started the morning out taking advantage of the "tax free" shopping weekend by doing a little clothes shopping. Then it was off to Pump It Up (one of our FAVORITE play date locations) for Jack's birthday party. It was a lot of fun and we were glad to have been invited. The kids took SHORT naps and then it was off to Dylan's birthday party at the high school with ANOTHER inflatable to play in with dinasours and all. It was cool and Ashton REALLY liked it. Maddie was a little unsure though! That was all the fun the kids could handle, so it was wind down time and off to bed. However, Alex was just getting started and headed off to a late night movie with some of the men from church and I stayed up late working on an order for burp cloths.
Sunday, we had a big day with Brandon, Casey and Addison!!! First, they joined us at church and then we headed back to the house for a BBQ lunch and LOTS of visiting. We were SO SO SO excited to see them. It just doesn't happen enough!!!!
So far this week, there isn't a lot to tell. But tomorrow is going to be a BIG DAY for Alex and Ashton so stay tuned for that....
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
And Maddie, WOW! I'm not sure if Jamie and I could have gotten her in or out of this swing once more. LOL!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Finally, after months of it tugging at my heart for us to try this church atleast once, I decided that I was going to take the kids and if Alex wanted to join us GREAT, if not, we'd go alone. I wanted to go. I knew we needed to go. And we (the kids and I) were going! Alex decided to go with us and I have to admit, it was unlike any church we'd ever been to. Alex and I were not used to a live band or the casual dress at church before. Erik Reed, the pastor of the Journey, does a great job delivering the message. I've never felt so connected to God during a worship service like I do every Sunday at The Journey. It is an amazing experience!!
We've been attending The Journey since the end of January and WE LOVE IT!!!! I think we all look forward to Sunday each week because we enjoy it so much! The kids are constantly asking if today is "church day". We've made a lot of new friends and we're getting involved in activities at the church. It is a great place! I'd STRONGLY encourage anyone looking for a new place to go or just a place to go period to give The Journey a try. It has truly changed our family's lives!! It has brought Alex and I closer together as well as made our family stronger as a whole.
If you want to come check it out, we meet on Sunday mornings at 10am at West Elementary school in Mt Juliet. We'd love for you all to join us!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Believe it or not, I got to sleep in this morning!!! Can you believe it? I know what you are all thinking right now... "Wow, something must be wrong with Alex or he wants something. He passed up sleep this morning to let Courtney sleep in. That is a miracle!" Well, you can guess again. Maddie just slept late. It was wonderful and I'm hoping for a repeat tonight! Let's all say an extra prayer for this one.
Alex spent the day at the Ignite Conference with his friend Trey and Trey's cousin. He seemed to have enjoyed it and I'm really glad he got to go! The kids and I spent the first half of the day at our friends house playing. They got to ride on some cool toys unlike what we have at home and the biggest hit of all, jump on the trampoline! We'll have to get one of those next. Thanks Jamie! LOL!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tonight, the Kimbro's, the Jones' and the Reed's all joined us for a cookout. The kids all got to play in the bouncy thing, ride bikes, tractors & scooters, as well as run around in the backyard UNTIL the rain came. Then we moved it in to the garage for a bit. Meanwhile, the Dads hung out in the garage watching the Preds game and the Mom's stayed inside chatting. It was nice to just sit around with friends and relax. I wish we could do it more often!!
Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm not sure yet what we've (the kids and I) got planned. Alex is going to the Ignite Conference at New Hope Baptist tomorrow, which I'm sure he'll enjoy. I can't wait to hear all about it. I'm a little bummed that I won't get to join him. :( Maybe next time.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Ashton goes to "school" on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so Maddie and I get OUR time to just be girls. Yet, we didn't do anything this week. We hung out at home. Today, she TRIED to assist me in cleaning house. What that basically means is she sat on the vacuum while Mommy pulled her around vacuuming. She seems to think that is help... I beg to differ. Needless to say, it does keep her occupied and I don't have to wonder what she is getting in to for that brief amount of time. Any mom reading this right now is saying, "yeah well that is help in a roundabout way." LOL.
Well, hopefully tomorrow will be more eventful and I'll have more to tell. We MAY have a playdate with one of our newest buds, Katrina and Kaleb. Just have to wait and see!
Monday, April 14, 2008
We've been very busy lately. We have started attending a new church, The Journey, in Mt Juliet and LOVE IT!! We've met some amazing people whom we've grown close to. The kids seem to be enjoying it as well. Ashton asks some mornings if it is "church day" and then is sad when I say no. It is cute!
I've met some new stay at home moms lately and the kids and I have been going on a lot of play dates. It has been nice to get to know other moms and for the kids to get to play with other kids their ages. Of course, Alex says he needs to get a part time job to financially support all this additional activity. LOL.