Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The biggest slide show

This is a really big slide show because I have not posted anything in such a long time. We did a lot of fun stuff this summer and these are just some of the pictures to tell the story. We had a Fourth of July party in our unfinished house, we moved in August, and Judson and Lila had their first airplane trip. Lila had lots of firsts from food to wagon rides and swinging at the park. Judson and Lila got to meet Otis (Tommy's cute dog). Judson got to take his baby sister on a four wheeler ride!!! And of course there were lots of cute moments every day that I needed to capture

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Long, Long, Long Time

Since it has been such a long time since I have posted anything I am going to do a little catch up. Starting from waaay back in July. Hope you enjoy the pictures!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Visit to Grandmother and Granddaddy's House

We went to Kingston Springs to spend a few days with Grandmother and Granddaddy. We all had so much fun and were sad to leave. Judson got to do lots of exciting things while we were there. One day he went to Cub Scout camp with Granddaddy and got to be a Cub Sprout for the day. Then they went to McDonald's and ate lunch and played on the playground. We went to Boo Boo's and ate red jello and swung in the swing. We ate dinner at Bob and Martha's one night and Judson got to play with a big box of Robby's old trucks and cars, which he loved beyond measure and he got to play pool with Bob (Bob let him climb up on the table, so beware if you play pool with Judson). We also went swimming at Bob and Martha's one day and Judson showed off his aquatic skills. Judson got a new apron from Grandmother and he wore it to cook all his meals. There are too many fun things to mention that Judson did at Grandmother's house so you'll just have to check out the pictures. We really enjoyed spending time with all of our family and can't wait to see everyone again soon!!
P.S. I didn't leave Lila out she just doesn't do much except sit around and look cute!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Maw's 80th Birthday Party

Maw celebrated her 80th birthday on June, 17. On Father's Day we had a big birthday bash for Maw at Linda and Gary's house. It was a really nice party and everyone enjoyed themselves. The Collins Cousins (minus 2) had a great time playing together and helping Maw open her gifts. Happy Birthday Maw!!!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Abby

We had tons of fun at Abby's 2nd birthday party. Abby had a book themed party and we love books! Judson got to make a bookmark with Thomas the Train stickers and markers and he ate pizza rolls and bananas and drank all the juice boxes. W e had a great time hanging out and playing with every body. Carrigan and Lila had lots of fun together also. They played "whose paci is it anyway." Thanks for the good time Abby!!!

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

We Love the Beach!!!

Our good friends Bob and Jenny invited us to go to the beach with them. We had a terrific time! The guys got to play golf and the girls got to hang out on the beach all day with seven kids. Much to Judson's excitement, we stayed in a "big, big, big pink house." Every morning, after waking up before the crack of dawn, Judson wanted to go to the beach. He had so much fun playing in the waves and tickling his toes in the water. There were a lot of jellyfish in the water and just about everyone got stung. All the kids made a habitat out of Bob's cooler and they put shells and fish and clams in it. Some nice ladies from down the beach also put a crab in there.
Lila also had a great time. She had lots of little girls to play with. She also got to experience some new flavors. Lila had her first banana and avocado while we were at the beach. Judson and Lila have become big buddies and she loves him so much.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

For Mother's Day Brooks sent me on a long needed vacation. My mom, Judson, Lila and I went to Panama City Beach for a long weekend. Being at the beach is so relaxing, it makes even the 5 a.m. wakeup calls bearable. We had a blast while we were there. We dug holes in the sand, ate lunch at the beach and tickled our toes in the ocean. Judson loved being at the beach and did not want to come home (I don't blame him). He was a real character and every one around us couldn't keep their eyes off of him. The last day there my mom and I actually had 45 minutes of alone ocean time while Judson and Lila snoozed in the pop up tent. It was a real margarita moment (oops! I mean marvelous moment)! Thank you Brooks for being such a wonderful husband and providing this opportunity for us. Thanks to Eric and Alicia for letting us rent their condo. It was a fantastic trip.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

We had a great Easter. Judson got to go to three Easter Egg hunts. The first one was at Turtle Point. When we got there we had pictures made with the Easter Bunny. Lila loved the Easter Bunny, but she loves everybody. Then, Judson hunted eggs and decided to eat a lot of chocolate balls and roll down the hill in his new shirt. After that, we went to the Easter Egg hunt on Walnut St. It was lots of fun and all of our neighborhood friends were there. On Sunday morning Judson and Lila woke up to discover the Easter bunny had been to their house and left a jelly bean trail to their baskets. And of course, Judson had more chocolate and a roll of Pez candy for breakfast. After church we went to our third and final egg hunt. By this time Judson had become a real pro and he found lots of egg (some even had money in them). It was a very fun weekend but we were all exhausted by the end of it.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Aspen Trip

The Real Snow Skiers and...

The Little Wannabe who got left behind.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Saturday morning we woke up to snow. Granted, it wasn't much but it was enough to be excited about. I let Judson go outside in his jammies because I was afraid it would melt before I could get his clothes on (especially since he tells mommy no about everything). Later, we went outside and made snow balls. Judson liked throwing them in the pool. He thought they looked like ice cubes.

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It's Been a Long Time

We went to Kirk and Tara's house President's Day weekend and had a great time. Kirk cooked lots of good food and all the babies had fun playing together. We look forward to hanging out again soon.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Chuck E. Cheese

We went to Chuck E. Cheese Monday night to celebrate our friend Greg's 39th birthday. It was Judson's first time at ole Chuck's and he had a blast. He drove Bob the Builder's bulldozer and played skeetball (he actually got a ball up there). We ate pizza and had a great time playing games and winning prizes. Even Lila joined in on the fun, sort of!!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Christmas Time

These pictures are from the time we came home from the hospital when Lila was born until the day after Christmas. Yes, they are a little dated, but better late than never.
We had a great Christmas. We went to Nana and Papa's house on Christmas Eve and Judson had a great time playing with Abby and entertaining Daddy George and Mama Lillian. Lila made her first road trip and slept most of the time. Uncle Brent wanted to hold her and Abby couldn't figure out why she couldn't touch the baby. Judson and Lila got lots of nice presents at Nana's house.
On Christmas Day Judson woke up to find a train set that Santa had brought him. He had a great time playing trains with Daddy. Judson also liked seeing what was in his stocking. Of course, Lila had a stocking too and she even tried to get in it. Lila got lots of baby dolls this Christmas. I think every one wanted to give her her first baby doll. Later that day Grandmother and Granddaddy came with more presents. Judson was so excited! He helped carry them in from the car. Not only did he get to open all the presents to him, he also got to open Lila's and Mommy's. He had a field day. It was a wonderful holiday and I enjoyed watching Judson have so much fun. Hopefully one day soon we can stop listening to Christmas music!!!

Uncle Kirk and Aunt Tara came to visit with Courtlyn and Carrigan the day after Christmas. Lila and Carrigan had to have there picture made together because they are going to be best buds.

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Friday, January 4, 2008


Dr. Hamilton just left our room and has released Lila from the hospital. HURRAY!!! This is our 8th day and we are ready to go home. Lila is obviously much improved but is still not 100%. It usually takes another 3-4 days before she is totally rid of the virus. Lila got great care and medical attention and we feel blessed for that, but hopefully we won't see this place ever again.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


A.M. Dr. gave Lila some very positive feed back. Dr. felt like we were on the recovery side of the virus. While, she is still having some crackling noises in her lungs, it seems to be improving. In order to go home Lila must begin coming off of the oxygen. We have reduced her oxygen by half and she is responding extrememly well. So well that we've reduced it again. Her heart rate is down and her O2 Sats are staying high. She is not laboring to breath hardly at all. It has been her most peaceful day by far. The nurses that saw her a couple of days ago are very impressed with the progress she has made. Hopefully we will be home soon!! She does have to be completely off Oxygen for at least 24 straight hours before being released. If we don't get her off today, we should start tomorrow. Thank you for all the prayers.