Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter photo shoot 2009

So we are lucky enough to have an amazing new sister in-law that was willing to snap a few shots of the "newt-balls". We met her up at memory grove to get a "family shot" for the Christmas card and to get some individual shots of the chit-lins. Well due to circumstances out of my control the father figure had to work late. So, needless to say the Christmas card photo is kids only! Well despite the chill in the air and the quickly getting late hour I think they turned out awesome! Allison (Brettsters wifie) did a fab job. I attached a few of my favs,(I say a few because she took 246 pics)I love, love, love the "candid" shots. Have a look and let me know your fav!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

6 Years Today!

Another special day is upon us. My little Britton turns 6! It's hard to believe six years has gone so quickly. He has been an absolute joy. He is always up for a good time and where fun is there is Britton also. He is very easy going and good natured. He was my easiest baby and that trend has followed into childhood. He went through a phase where he didn't want to be hugged and kissed, luckily that phase has passed and now he insists on a hug and a kiss before he leaves or he has a "bad day". I love my Britton, he is amazing! So, since he is turning six I will list six things about him:
1. He loves to build things. He spends his time collecting "treasures" (junk) in-case he can use it in some future project.
2. He loves to go wheeling with his dad.
3. He loves to eat cheese pizza, steak, and shrimp.
4. He loves his brother and sister!
5. He loves going to school (I think socially more than academically although he excells at both)
6. He dreams of flying someday.
Attached are some pictures of Britton through the years, hope you enjoy them as much as I did. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRITTON!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

So it has been a while since I last posted, but I couldn't let this day pass me by without giving a shout out to my youngest on her 2nd Birthday.
August 8th, 2007 we added a little girl to our family, Ryann LaVelle Carlile. She came into the world screaming and continued screaming for the next five months. I wondered for some time what we had done! Since she turned the magic age of five months she has been nothing but a joy (and a handful). She is hands down the feistiest (sp?) of all my children. God had a plan when he gave me two boys before he sent me her! We do love her, very much. She is happy all the time. Recently her obsessions are: keys, cell phone, purse, and beef jerky, sound familiar? She loves to copy everyone, she wants to do everything her brothers are doing. She walks around saying "me too". She loves her grandparents, she calls all of them "Papa". She gets so excited when she gets to play with her cousing Savannah "Nanna". She's content as long as she's included! We love her very much and are so glad we added some estrogen to the home front! Happy Birthday Ry-Ry!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 3rd is an amazing day for me. It is the day that Conner made me a mom! I am so thankful that he came into my life. It is hard to imagine that 8 years have gone by so quickly. I am so lucky to have Conner as a first born. He is an amazing kid. Because he's 8 I am going to list 8 wonderful things about him:
1. He is very affectionate. He always tells me he loves me!
2. He is very talented. He has an amazing voice.
3. He is very passionate about what he loves. (Phantom of the Opera is currently at the top of the list).
4. He loves being a big brother (most days).
5. He can be a great helper.
6. He has an internal rightous compass. If he's been told something is wrong, he holds true to that.
7. He has a desire to please and takes pride in his accomplishments.
8. His smile melts my heart.
It makes me sad to see him get older. I feel like time is taking him away slowly. I do want him to know how absolutely and unconditionally his dad and I love him. It is so great to watch him grow and see him overcome obstacles, learn new things, and accomplish his dreams. I know this little man can and will change the world. Thanks Heavenly Father for sending him to me!