Saturday, October 25, 2008

Yamboree 2008

Last weekend we went to the 71st East Texas Yamboree in Gilmer. It was so much fun with Hudson being older. This was Ella's 2nd Yamboree....she was only 2 weeks old last time and she stayed at Mamaw's house the whole time and didn't enjoy any of the festivities. Hudson & Ella went down early on Thursday with Mom and Dad. Paul and I were able to go see the movie Fireproof....if you haven't seen it, it is a really good movie about faith and marriage. I would encourage anyone to see it!! Paul & I left for Gilmer on Friday morning. We all had a blast. We watched 2 parades, ate some great food, and rode some good rides. We really enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Gilmer!!! Hudson enjoying the parade- we waved at EVERYONE who went by!!

Daddy & Ella enjoying the town square.

The kids with Mamaw & Nana.

The Queen Yam this year!!

Nana & Ella putting on make-up.

Future Yamboree Duchess.

Ella & Mama

Ella & Papa

Ella Grace

Hudson playing out at Aunt LeAnn & Uncle Stephen's house.
Hudson enjoying his yearly Yamboree corny dog.

Bundled up for a night at the square.

Hudson enjoying a few of the rides he was 'big' enough to be on!!
Can't wait for next year!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thank You Kirsi Photography

Our dear friend Kirsi took some amazing pics of Ella for her 1st birthday. Here is her email address:
Thanks Kirsi for amazing pics!!

Talented Friends!!

I wanted to take a moment to thank a few of our friends who are so talented. Our friend Jessica made Ella's tutu for her 1st birthday. She is very talented and crafty!! She has a little girl of her own and one more on the way. If you would like to look at her creative designs you can visit her

Our friend Brook made Ella's shirt and bow. I went and bought a cheap white shirt and had Brook put the #1 with material and matched the bow to it!! Brook makes all sorts of things. She make bags, bows, diaper bags, and lots of other goodies!! Once I get her web address, I will post it!!

We really have talented friends!! Thanks ladies for all of your help and precious outfits!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Best Birthday Present EVER!!

I have to say that Ella's best birthday present came from Uncle Ron & Auntie Jen. They came over on Friday night before Ella's birthday to give it to us. Uncle Ron (Ryan-my brother) was pretty insistent on getting his ladder back on Friday night in the midst of us getting everything ready for Ella's party. Ryan & Jen came in and handed us a card- which if you know Jen, getting a card from her isn't that unusual. I (not really thinking anything of it) opened it and there it was.....a picture of my baby niece or nephew- Ella & Hudson are going to be big cousins!!!!! For those of you who don't know, Ryan & Jen, along with many others having been praying for this little one for the past 5 years!!! It is so amazing how God works His miraculous plan in His own time!!! Please be praying for all 3 of them as they go through their pregnancy and every day life. They are traveling overseas in the near future, so please keep them in your prayers and they have their 'babymoon'-as Ryan says!! Baby D- We are so excited!!! We have prayed for you little one and will pray for you each day you grow and develop until the day you are here!! We will be at the hospital to meet you when you arrive!! Until we meet, please don't give your Mommy too much of a hard time!! We love you so much already and you are only 7 weeks old!!

A Party fit for a Princess

I wanted to share a few pics from Ella's Royal Party. Of course we had to do everything in PINK!! We planned and prepared and it was so much fun. We ate yummy food and got to spend time with our friends and family.
Our friend Jen did a wonderful job on the cakes!! They turned out so well and were absolutely delicious!!

Enjoying some Daddy-Daughter time!!
Mamaw & Papaw made the trip from Gilmer!!
I wasn't too sure about my cake at first, but once I tasted the icing, I was sold!! YUMMY in my TUMMY!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Princess!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Ella!!

Happy 1st Birthday, Sweet Baby Girl!!