Monday, December 23, 2013

A Christmas Peek

Thought I'd share a few pictures from this Christmas season... it has been fun to celebrate with three kiddos this year! I think we are almost ready for the big day... just a few more presents to wrap. We hope you all enjoy the celebration of the birth of our Savior, our Rescuer!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Big Changes

Long time, no blogging. Our family has been going through big changes over the past few months which has kept us busy, busy, busy.

First off, we added to our family last week! November 6th, we welcomed Sutton Pierce Jarnagin to this world. He is the most precious baby and we are all quite smitten by him.

Taryn started dance this fall - she's in a class for 3 and 4 year olds that focuses on tap and ballet. She is loving it! And I love seeing her in her dance outfit. Little ballerinas are so adorable.

Cayson played fall soccer in the under 8 league. He did fantastic and learned a lot this season.

We bought a house and moved in August/September. Talk about big changes! We nearly tripled our square footage... can you believe that? We lived in our 900 sq. ft. house for over 10 years so it was far time to get some space for our growing brood.

We began our homeschool year a little delayed due to the craziness of moving. Cayson is in the first grade and Taryn is doing some pre-school curriculum.

Cayson was baptized in a nearby lake in August during our church's annual lake baptism service. It was such an amazing and exciting event!

So, that's a little of what's been going on the past few months! It's been an exciting ride.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday Rambles

Here's a quick peek into our summer. I've been in a blogging funk lately - too many other things to do, I guess.

1. I know most already know the happenings around here... like a new baby boy arriving in November! We are all pretty excited about our new little mister.

Picture by RM Photography

2.  I used to do "Cayson-isms" - funny things Cayson said. I think it's only fair to have Taryn-isms. She has been coming up with some hilarious stuff lately.

One week while I was doing her hair, she told me, "Mom, I've always wanted a dad named Ryan." Oops... sorry, your daddy is not changing his name, dearest.

"Mom, Daddy's favorite thing to do is playing princesses with me!" - yeah, I'm sure it is. Ha ha.

"My mom is nausage today (like sausage with an "n")."

"Mom, God made me to not be a good picker-upper."

3. I went on a onesie making quest a couple of weeks ago. I think I made 14 boys onesies for gifts, orders and our mister. I still need to stitch a few of ours up to get them finished.

4. We've enjoyed some fun swim days so far this year. Both kids are like little fishies and love to be in the water.

5. Dress up time!

6. The kids and I made a trip to the zoo the other week... we got there for their new 8 am opening time. It was nice to enjoy the animals before it got hot. The kids got to see a lot of their favorite animals too. This is the caracal - one of Cayson's favorites.

7. We've enjoyed several events at the library this summer. On this day, they had someone bring in animals and talk about them. The kids got to pet a snake, hedgehog, rabbit, ferret and skink.

8. We've made sure to stay cool with lots of ice cream, ICEES, snow cones and pop sickles!

9. We had a nice, relaxing 4th of July that included our own bicycle parade, pop-its, a cookout and fireworks.

10. This baby boy is growing! Today, I am officially 23 weeks so this picture is a little old. I went to the doctor yesterday for a check up and was told that he is HUGE! Measuring 3 weeks ahead. Yikes! We'll do a couple of growth scans to track his size over the next couple of months.

 11. We got the opportunity to pick corn again this summer. We've enjoyed grilling our fresh, sweet corn!

Friday, June 28, 2013

And so it ends

We closed the chapter on Cayson's t-ball career last Friday. He played his final game as he'll move on to coach pitch next year. It was bittersweet for me... it will be nice to have those two extra nights a week free but I also loved watching him play and enjoy the game.

He's had some majorly good hits the last few games... getting the ball up over the pitcher.

Dusty handed out the medals to all of the kids... our head coach was gone so Dusty took on the job.

My proud boy!

The 2013 Red Sox T-ball team- Cayson was lucky to have four friends from church on his team this year.

Little Fish

Ignore the color of our pool floor - it got discolored when we opened it this year. :(

Besides, there are cute little fish in our pool! Cayson loves to do his flips underwater and I was able to capture a few with the waterproof camera. His swimming lessons really helped remind him how to swim. It's crazy how much they forget over the winter.

Taryn is getting braver as far as jumping into the pool goes. She started out too scared to jump in and now she is freely jumping in by herself.

We hope everyone else is staying cool! Today, we opted for a morning swim to beat the extreme heat. This old pregnant momma can't handle the heat like I normally do.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Car Show Fun

Our little town always hosts a sweet car show on Father's Day weekend that we enjoy attending. Free entertainment! The festivities start on Friday evening with a cruise followed by the car show on Saturday. We watched part of the cruise on Friday evening and then attended the car show on Saturday. Cayson is so car crazy... he loves, loves, loves his Matchbox cars and is in love with Mustangs and hot rods. He was in little boy heaven!

Dusty and I left our wedding in a red GTO convertible similar to this blue one.

The kids thought it was great posing in front of all the neat cars.... might be perfect for a calendar, right?

Taryn found all of the pink cars! This one was especially gorgeous!