May 24, 2013

Oh What A Difference A Year Can Make!!

I know I haven't blogged in a Coons age. I do have very good reasons though...Reason 1. I have three small children. Reason 2. I have three small children and Reason 3. I have three small children. Did I mention, I have Three small children. :) These days I'm doing good if all three children leave the house clothed and Mommy is still sane. Needless to say, the blog has been sitting on the back burner!

I did want to post a quick snippet today. Yesterday, Tyler turned FIVE, and today is his last day of Pre-K. Where has the time gone? He has grown so much in this past year. He is now reading, doing simple addition and can count to 150. Shout out to Miss Fuller!! I have so much respect for his Pre-K teacher. She did a phenomenal job this year...not only in teaching him, but in loving him! Here is our big guy on his First day of Pre-K and his Last day of Pre-K.

                                                                       First Day

                                                                         Last Day
Today is also a very special day because Mr. Carter is officially ONE. He has brought so much joy into our lives this past year. We can't imagine our life without our precious baby "Cars" as Zachy calls him!

                                                 Happy Birthday, Carter!! We love you!!!

December 28, 2012


We had a wonderful Christmas complete with snow! Someday I just might get around to posting some fun Christmas pictures. Seeing my recent  blogging track record, don't hold your breath. I thought I would share our Christmas picture from this year and the years before. Join me for a walk down memory lane...
Christmas 2012.

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2010. I didn't actually send out cards in 2010. This is just a picture from that year. Ironically, the outfit Tyler is wearing, Zach wore for Christmas this year, and the outfit Zachy is wearing Carter wore for Christmas this year.  Love those hand me downs. :)
 Christmas 2009.

December 11, 2012

Another Soldier Arrives Safely Home....

Yesterday my Grandpa Bailey passed away. My heart hurts so much for the entire family, but especially my Grandma. They were married 67 years.

I was thinking of the wonderful heritage my Grandfather has left behind.

1. He left a Christian legacy for us to follow. He was ready to go Home. What a sense of peace we have in knowing we will see him again.
2. He showed us how to be committed in marriage. Still in love after 67 years!
3. He taught us what it meant to be patriotic.
4. He loved all his family.

5. And, he loved those great grandbabies, too. A picture is worth a thousand words...

6. The Best Gift Grandpa ever blessed me with was my Dad. Thanks for raising him to be a Godly man, Father, and most of all a wonderful Papa for my kids.

Grandpa, you will be greatly missed! So thankful for the hope of heaven.

November 9, 2012

Wearing our Winter Woolies

We are loving this cold weather! It was fun to pull out all our "cold weather" clothes this week. We snapped a few pictures of the boys in their "woolies" after their baths tonight.
 They were enthralled with something, and it definitely wasn't the camera. Oh well, at least they were all looking the same place at the same time.
                                   Look at how much the boys have grown in 5 short months.

Tyler won  the student of the week award last Friday in chapel. His award was for cheerfulness. Jonathan and I were able to attend, and it was crazy to see him walking up on the platform. The same platform I walked on not too many years ago. Who am I kidding? I'm getting flat out OLD. I love the fact that he is able to attend the same school I attended as a young whipper snapper.


November 3, 2012

Missing Mom

Today marks the one year anniversary since Mom went home. Jonathan and I found a song that sums up the way we feel...

October 30, 2012

The Punkin Patch

We headed to the pumpkin patch tonight to catch a few pictures of the boys. When we pulled in to the patch Tyler said, "We came here when I was three. " He loves to remind us that he is a four year old boy now. A couple weeks ago he had a crazy 4 hour stomach bug. Truly 4 hours. He threw up around 10 times in that four hour period. After one such upheaval, he informed us that when he was a three year old kid he threw up in his bed, but now that he is a four year old, he throws up in the toilet. I guess he is living proof of the saying, "with age comes wisdom". :)
Not sure how I found that rabbit trail, but back to business....the pumpkin patch. Our good pictures were far, few and in between. Mainly in between. We did get a couple keepers though, and I thought I would do a few flashback pictures from the last couple years. My little guys are growing up WAY too fast.



                                       Tyler looks incredibly grown up to me in the picture. :(

                                              Where, oh where have those little boys gone?

October 16, 2012


I love comparing the boys at different stages and in the same outfit. Here is one that I especially love!

This is Tyler. Sorry, its a picture of a picture because all of my files for him are on the other computer. Unfortunately, said computer, is no longer functioning. Computer man here we come.