Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Around Thanksgiving, we always ask, "What are you thankful for?" I've decided that I'm just thankful for Thanksgiving. We have the opportunity to reflect on what we're appreciative of and we get much-needed time with family. I'm thankful for those opportunities...and for wonderful photo ops!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


What am I thankful for?
...being a child of God wonderful husband who encourages me, loves me, & kisses on me everyday beautiful, healthy, fun-loving kiddos whole family and the relationship that I have with each one of them fantastic friends who love me, regardless of how much they know about me (ha)
and finally...
I'm thankful that when we woke up this morning and found that the new kitten had been inside all night, we didn't find any "evidence" of her being trapped inside, away from the litter box - YAY!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ben

On November 21, 1999 we were so scared to learn that the pains I was feeling were, in fact, labor pains and that our little boy was coming to us 2 months early! We were so unsure of what was about to happen and thanked God when he arrived at 11:18 pm, weighing just 4 lbs, 2 oz!! The hardest thing ever was to leave him in the NICU and visit him for the 14 days he was there. We brought him home, weighing just 3 lbs 12 oz and have been blessed more by this little boy in the 9 years that he's been with us than we ever imagined. He's grown into a fun-loving and caring son, brother, and friend.
Happy 9th Birthday, Ben
We all love you - Mom, Dad, Jake, and Ally

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Keiki, our new "baby"

Meet the newest member of the Williams Family. Her name is "Keiki," which is the Hawaiian word for "baby." We found an ad on Craig's List online and Cory decided to go check it out on his way home today and brought her home! She is amazingly docile and calm...the purrrrfect kitten for our kids. Ben and Ally were so excited when Cory walked thru the door with her that they cried. Jake just wants her to "pway wif him." Right now she's curled up in Ben's lap. We're all glad to have her join our crew.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My thoughts exactly...

This pretty well sums up my Monday....

birth and diapers Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wacky Wednesday 11/12/08

Mason, Ben, Jake, and Ally at Nannie's - We were able to spend 2 days at Nannie & Papa's house (my parents) since the kids were out of school for Veterans' Day. This was a pic of us getting ready to go "into town." This is about as good as it got - even with 3 cameras pointed at them. We had fun and can't decide who will miss each other more...Mason missing my kids or my kids missing Mason. We'll see them Thanksgiving.
BREAKING NEWS!! Jake has learned to SNAP and will gladly show you if you just ask. He's supposed to snap when saying his 2 lines in the Christmas program at MDO, so he quickly learned! He is soooo proud!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wacky Wednesday

Here's what happens when I TRY to skip Ally's morning nap.

Happy Wednesday!!

Trick or Treating with cousins

As is our Halloween tradition, we did our Trick-or-Treating with our cousins, Savannah, Simone, & Brody (who turned one the next day -- Happy Birthday, Bro-Bro!). In the back is Ben (as a vampire) and Savannah (as the "Queen of Hearts"). Then on the front are Simone (Tinkerbell), Brody (Piglet), Ally (Cutey Cowgirl), and Jake (Woody from Toy Story).


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