Saturday, June 21, 2008

More Digital Pages

My First Digital Scrapbook Page

Father's Day Pictures

What do you think Lily is thinking? Two boys...water gun...they had
better watch out for her when she is older!

These guys really love each other! I hope

they continue to be great friends throughout life!

Birthday Party Pictures

I have not learned how to move pictures around in this yet, so they are all out of order...

Just a little taste mom!

Playing in the digger pit

The bouncy thing
Opening presents

Austin Kieff coming down the slide at Anna's party

Austin Kieff enjoying the party food at Anna's party

Pictures, Birthday Parties and Time with Family

The weekend of Austin Kieff's birthday party was pretty hectic! He had pictures at Vicki Popwell's in Andalusia on Friday afternoon. We were going to have an outdoor session in addition to his formal portrait session, but rain did not allow outdoor pictures. We have not seen Austin Kieff's pictures yet, but from the art on display in her studio, I know I will be pleased. David would say that is hard to do when it comes to Austin Kieff's pictures. To date, we have only really loved one photographer. She captured Austin Kieff beautifully, but no longer photographs for the public. I think we may have found a family photographer. Mrs. Vicki and her daughter Laura are both super nice. Austin Kieff ran around the rest of the afternoon asking for Miss Vicki and Miss Laura. I am looking forward to a family session this could be seeing her work on our Christmas cards this year! Check out her website to see a sample of her work and the art that she offers. I say art, because she goes beyond a simple background and a flash. I have seen some of her work with families that I know, and can honestly say she truly captures the personality of the individual or family she is working with. I cannot wait to see the results of Austin Kieff's session!!

After pictures we made one last trip to Walmart for the remaining birthday party supplies. I started of in April with a really great concept. Thankfully, we ordered some things then because I did not do anything during the month of May. But, for a last minute throw together, I think David, Grady, Mary Margaret, Jacob, Austin Kieff and Baby Lily did a great job decorating Friday night. We spent a couple of hours decorating before going back to mom's for supper: meatloaf, potatoes, home grown tomatoes from my Nanny's garden...oh, it was wonderful!

We had to keep the boys away from the birhtday cake! It looked yummy and fun...and sitting on Grandmama's dining room table it was very tempting to two little boys who wanted a bite. Mary Margaret picked up the cake for me from Kroger. Not only were the decorations perfect, the cake was wonderful! We definitely recommend a Kroger birthday cake if you need to go store bought.

Saturday morning we spent time celebrating Anna's birthday in Troy. Anna is one of Austin Kieff's friends from school. Then we made a quick trip to Walgreens for Skittles (Austin Kieff specifically said while eating them at Anna's party "Mommy, Austin have skittles like Anna my party." How could I say no?

Saturday afternoon we enjoyed a wonderful birthday party with friends and family. We could not have asked for a nicer day. Except for not wanting to open his presents, Austin Kieff had a great party. I am not sure who loved the bouncy house more...the kids, the teenagers or the adults! The next post will be full of pictures from last weekend...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Southern Living AtHome

I am hosting a SLAH show. Please check out Jennifer's website to view the current catalog! If you are interested in placing a book order please let me know and I will get a catalog to you. You can order online by visiting Jennifer's website If you choose to order online please enter Laura Jordan as your hostess!

I LOVE SLAH products. They are beautiful, useful and hold up well. Happy browsing!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Snack Mix

We made the following snack mix for Austin Kieff's birthday party (I will be posting pictures soon):

honey nut cheerios
pretzel sticks
miniature marshmallows
peanut butter m&ms
plain m&ms.

The combination is pretty tasty! Austin Kieff calls it his "munch stuff."

Thursday Night Social

This past Thursday was the first social get together of our Sunday School class that David and I have participated in. We had a wonderful time at the Nelson's. We enjoyed grilled chicken sandwiches and hot dogs. The kids had a wonderful time playing and sliding on the water slide. I am posting a few pictures from the event.

More Photos

John Wayne and Kirsten at Graduation
Austin Kieff at my office on June 5th
Austin Kieff at FUMC Daycare on June 9th during his Birthday Party
Austin Kieff playing in his pool


This is a picture of Austin Kieff at one of John Wayne's ballgames in Dothan
This was taken at John Wayne's graduation and edited in photoshop
From graduation, too

Older picture of Lily edited in photoshop

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Answered Prayers

It has been quite some time since we updated, so this could be a long one! David went back to the doctor on Thursday. Dr. Cross was very pleased with David's arm. He was so pleased that with only a few words of warning he told David he could go back to work. So...Friday was David's first day back. I think he was as excited as a kid on the first day of school. He was up early and left almost an hour before he had to be at work (it is only about a 20 minute drive!).

We are so thankful that he has healed so quickly. The doctor was a little surprised as was his workers' comp nurse. The first day back took a lot out of David. He is going to have "recondition" himself to the heat and being outside all day after weeks of sitting in the air conditioning! His arm is very sensitive heat and sunlight. Thankfully his supervisor ordered him some long-sleeve shirts.

Today, Austin Kieff is at the last day of VBS, David is outside mowing the lawn and I just logged on to update family and friends before I finish catching up on some washing and cleaning. It is so nice for things to be back to normal around here. I think Austin Kieff is the most excited...he loves David's arm being unwrapped. To him it means all is well. I have been amazed at how much David's accident has affected Austin Kieff.

Well, I guess I better get busy with the cleaning. Thank all of you for your prayers!