Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Santa, Third Day, New Dress, Choir and Advent

The kiddos enjoyed (well enjoyed may be stretching the truth) a visit with Santa in Dothan last Friday. Austin Kieff did a great job waiting in line. Caroline made it to Santa but did not want to sit with him. Austin Kieff told Santa exactly what he wanted. He even made certain he received an extra reindeer hat for Caroline. Caroline cried for Mommy and Daddy.

After the Santa visit we went to Chik-fil-a for a yummy supper and of course a little play time. We LOVE going there :-). After supper was a quick trip to Lifeway so that I could finish up Caroline's Christmas shopping.

Saturday was super busy. The kids and I cooked breakfast while David went to Brundidge to buy pipe for a side job. After breakfast David went to work while the kids and I cleaned a life before going to the office (a visit that took much longer than expected). The kids did great while I worked and were rewarded with a brief visit to the park. Brief because we had a concert to get to!

I should mention that both kiddos sported their orange and blue and cheered on the Tigers in the SEC championship game!!

Third Day was awesome! We all had a great time. I will post some pictures from my camera in a separate post later. Austin Kieff wants to be a drummer now! I am not sure his drum sticks will last much longer, though!!

Sunday Caroline wore her Christmas dress made by her very talented grandmother. We enjoyed a family lunch at Mr. Ho's after church. A few hours of rest and it was time to return. Austin Kieff had choir and we had Bible study except I confused the adult schedule and we toured the Christmas lights on church street instead!! Brrrrrr.

After church we attended an Advent Bible study at Covenant Grace. The study was great and two hours seemed like 20 minutes. Unfortunately we left a little after 9 and missed the end. It was a great study and the kids had a wonderful time playing with Pruitt and Tucker Vaughan.

Busy weekend followed by a busy week. I cannot believe it is December already!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

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Thinking back on Thanksgiving

I am sitting here thinking about all the things I am thankful for. On the top of my list is my Saviour Jesus Christ, who as my son so sweetly says "died on the cross for all our sins, every last one of them."

I am thankful for a loving husband who takes an active role in raising our children, who works hard to support our family and to be a good example to our son of how a man should put God first, love his wife and his children.

I am thankful for the two miracles God chose me to be the mother of. They are such blessings and bring so much joy to my life. Austin Kieff is so smart and has such a passion for his heavenly Father. He loves reading and telling Bible stories, memorizing his weekly Bible verse and saying such sweet and honest prayers and words of praise. I pray his passion only gets stronger as he gets older. Caroline is an angel. I hope she takes after her brother. She is a little mischievous at times and I am loving every second of being her mom.

I am thankful for my wonderful, supportive, inspiring family.

I am thankful David and I both have good jobs for established companies with bosses who have solid values, strong work ethic and are willing to mentor.

I am thankful for our home, dependable vehicles and food in our pantry.

I am thankful for my church family, old and new and opportunities to attend either as I choose without fear or persecution felt in some areas of the world.

I am thankful to live in the United States of America and for the men and women who have sacrificed and are willing to sacrifice their lives for my freedom.

I am thankful for so many things and have enjoyed taking a few minutes to reflect ...
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Roll Tide

We had the best day today. We drove up to Cullman last night. This morning Grandmother cooked homemade biscuits, eggs, bacon, and sausage! We left for Tuscaloosa where we met Lindsey, Ella Grace and Major at the Bear Bryant museum. They had a blast playing outside despite a few pesky ants. We them visited my Great Aunt and Uncle before heading to the game. We all had a WONDERFUL time tonight cheering on the Tide. We hope you enjoy the pictures!!

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So, we haven't posted much on here lately and I thought a few pictures might be nice! This is my first blog post from my phone so I am interested to see how it goes!!

Caroline is having fun developing her own sense of style.

Austin Kieff is having fun pretending to be a preacher. He says the sweetest prayers.

We made a Thanksgiving Turkey.

We have enjoyed college football games

We have had doctor appointments. Austin Kieff will have surgery on his ear January 6

We had fun dressing up for Halloween.

Austin Kieff even became an orange belt!!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Family Photo Preview

The following are few "raw"  pictures from today's family photo shoot.  We had a good time despite a few unwilling participants!  I will be editing these over the next week and publishing some "retouched" pictures as I clean them up!! 
We will also be updating on all the "goings on" with the  Jordan Family since our  last blog post!  We have walked, traveled, tested, visited and so much more!!  Be sure to stay tuned...

We hope you  enjoy the "preview!"

and the main reason I wanted pictures taken...four generations of women
not sure which is the best from the shoot, this is just the first one I came too!