Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So, Monday was Jacob's birthday, but with Nathan's being on Friday, we went ahead and celebrated both with just family...they're having their "friend party" Friday. Anyway...my dad's parents were here and my Grandpa Stone was doing all these things with Jemma that I remember him doing with me and my siblings when I was a little girl. Neither one of these videos REALLY captures the full effect, but I had to put them on here for my other siblings' sakes if for nothing else. This first video entitled "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" is the tail end of Jemma running around in a circle (along with her awesome uncles Jacob and Nathan) to this little ditty Grandpa used to play EVERY time he came to our home. Us kids would run around in a circle and at the end of the song we would all say "AGAIN, AGAIN!"
Grandpa also used to do these little coin tricks with us. We could never figure out how the quarter got into our ear or in our toes or whatever...this time, it magically falls from the sky :o). Whenever the money would re-appear, Jemma would say "I got the money!"... Grammy and Grandpa got a kick outta that.
Grandpa Stone also always held his children up in the air with one hand, and my dad did the same with us. My Grammy was holding Carter and commented on how strong his legs were...he must be ready for the family trick! So, my dad gave it a whirl. At first Carter seemed a little in-secure (although full of smiles)...
But he DID IT! What a talented little 5 month old! (Gotta get 'em trained before they realize how high they are and how scared they schould be!)
With all the reflecting I did that night...it really brought me up to speed on how OLD I'm getting...YiKeS! I can't even tell you how many things I've told Jemma not to do or to stop doing since we've been here that I did ALL THE TIME when I was growing up in this house! It's been just a little trippy.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Me and the kids
Carter was such a trooper. He even fell asleep toward the end of our adventures!
We left with a couple pounds of Fuji apples, an apple pie, apple turnovers, a gallon of fresh apple juice and...fresh kettle corn, and a box of fresh fudge...not made of apples, but still very delicious.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Jade was a BEAUTIFUL bride! Jemma kept referring to her as "the princess". Can you blame her?
A shot of our family at the reception. Brandon's mom bought Carter this little tux...SO CUTE...but the little chunk was too big around the neck to button his top button so we had to fore go the bow tie.
Me and Brandon. Ya know, I couldn't help but reflect on my own marriage that night and let me tell you, I wouldn't trade my husband for the world! It's been a little over 4 WONDERFUL years and I just love him more every day. I am so grateful for him and all the depth and joy he brings to my life. I definitely scored when I said yes to him!!
Jemma couldn't wait to get out on that dance floor. Even before the music started, she was out there all by herself waiting and wanting so badly to GeT HeR GrOoVe On!!!
Jade and Taylor. (Sorry the quality of this photo is so poor.) We sure are happy for you guys and wish you the best of luck on this exciting journey!