Tuesday, February 3, 2009


It seems as your kids get older, life gets busier. We are entering a new phase of life (actually we have entered it and been there for a little while now!) This new phase involves lots of sporting events and lots of helping out at the kids schools. I am loving it all! I am pretty sure that from now until college starts, I will probably have a sporting event to watch on the weekends with only short breaks for holidays and in between one sport ending and another starting. However, HJ is loving it and we love watching him!
I am also kinda the official baker for any school function going on. There have been a few things going on in January that have required lots of baking. I am the muffin and cookie queen! I will do a post soon of the recipes I am using in case anyone is interested in having some great, tried and true, recipes for taking somewhere or entertaining. They are very well received! Be looking for that if you are interested.
We have also enjoyed friends coming to stay with us. It is like fun pajama parties. I love getting to really talk and visit with people. When they stay with you for a weekend, you really get to bond in a way that doesn't happen when it is just little bits of times together here and there. We love having people come stay with us and it is all new as we never had people stay with us when we lived in Ktown. So we will just say there is an open invitation to any one wanting to come to Nashville. You have free lodging here if you would like it!

Here are some random pictures from some of HJ's basketball games and some time with friends!

We put KJ's friend Kan to work helping to FINALLY after a year, install our basketball goal this past weekend.

HJ is the point guard for his team. This is him calling play #2. KJ is so proud he can't stand it. HJ is one of the littlest kids on the team but he plays the hardest and hustles the fastest! I tear up at some of the games because I can't believe how mature, focused, driven, and sweet my son has become. It is hard to believe only a short time ago he was a baby and now he is a leader among the other boys. It just doesn't seem possible for him to be growing up this fast!

These are random pictures from different games. I definitely need a new lense for shooting sports photography, especially in a dark, old gym! I need some better instruction too, on how to take good shots under these bad lighting, fast action conditions.

Below, are some of the million pictures I took over the weekend of our friends and their now 3 month old baby. I posted pics awhile ago of this baby when she was 6 weeks old. She has only grown cuter in the 6 weeks since we have seen her! The family shot is one of my favorite pictures I've taken. I can't decide if I like it better in black and white or color.


The Davis Family said...

you are back! yippee
sorry you all didn't get any snow. i'm ready for it all to melt honestly! screwing up me week that darn snow!
such cute pics. can't wait to see you all soon.

Joy said...

Good to hear from you and it is always fun to hear what you have been up to! I cannot believe how old HJ is getting! What is up with that! Time seems to fly a little faster everyday! I love the pictures that you took of Kan and his family. The color is definitely my favorite of their family together! What a great gift you have!