Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Addie Jane goes to Texas

A couple months ago my Dad, Mom, and Addie Jane went to Texas to celebrate my Grandpa's last chemo treatment. We are so thankful for him, and SO proud of everything he and my grandma had been through the last summer. This blog is long past due. Addie Jane had a great time and loved the plane. I can't wait to go and take Jack. Thank you God for my family. I am blessed to still have my grandparents in my life.

Friends and Family celebrating!
Addie Jane, my aunt Joan, and Judy
Grandpa and my Dad
My parent, grandparents, and aunts! Wish I could have made it!
Addie Jane and my dad!
PS- Addie Jane WILL NOT smile for pictuers but trust me she had a blast!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Love of my life

3 years ago today I got to marry my best friend! The love of my life and my everything. I strongly believe I have THE best husband in the whole world. No one can ever make me laugh and smile the way he does. Thank you God for bringing us together and allowing us to share the rest of our life together.







We do not have a good picture from 2011 yet but I will be sure to post one ASAP!

Friday, January 7, 2011


2011 is going to be a wonderful year. I can already tell.

I do have a couple of resolutions that I would like to keep for 2011.

1. I have been waking up at 6:00AM every morning even if the kiddos aren't up to have my coffee, watch my TV shows, have quiet time, or read a book. I am loving it and it does make a huge difference in the rest of my day.

2. I need to stop freaking out about the little things. For example, my house being clean or straightened up all the time. I just hate clutter and it makes me unhappy when everything is a disaster and I get stressed out....I need to learn to take a second and breathe and know that I have 2 very active toddlers and my house will never ever stay clean.

3. Read. A want a Nook color (because I do not have anymore space in my house for books). I think reading helps me relax and gives me a couple minutes of peace. I want to read all kinds of books from spiritual to mystery.

4. Win the Terrame Biggest Loser. At work everyone who wants to participate puts $20.00 dollars in and the person who loses the highest percentage of weight wins all the money! So far we have 25 people signed up so I really want to win!!!!!! Plus Terrame will match the money will put in the pot so that around $1000.00!!!I mean I want to lose weight and get fit for myself but some extra money never hurts!

5. Take my life day to day and know the God is with me every step of the way and know that He will take care of me. I need to learn to take one day at time. It is something I have never really known how to do.

6. NO babies in 2011 either.....we just aren't ready yet very happy with a 2 wonderful and amazing little ones. If I get baby fever, which probably won't happen, I have got a cousin (who I feel like is my nephew, Sam) and my 2 newphews, Jeremiah and Deacon, to take care of that!!!

I am sure there are many more that I would like to make in 2011 but those are the few that I am sure about and I want to remember and make ALL my resolutions again! Last year I did GREAT! I just pray this year is the same way!

Happy Birthday Jeremiah!!

Happy Birthday Jeremiah Luke Butler!
We love you so much. I know God has amazing plans for you!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

White Christmas..what?!?!

White Christmas in Alabama WHAT?!?!

Where's Daniel?!?!
Taking a snack break up at Mona and Papa's
My parent's back deck

Little nugget
Getting prepared to play in the snow
My parent's house
Building a snowman!
Papa and Addie Jane
J and Jack
Passing out!
The snow was crazy!!! We got stuck up at my parents house for 2 days but it was wonderful! Addie Jane loved the snow, it was a little too deep for Jack to walk around in though, but still a great time! We did miss Christmas in Florence with the family. We are going to Florence tomorrow to celebrate with everyone!

Christmas (a little late)

Kind of running low on time and there is the fact that I am completely exhausted soooo therefore this is going to be a "picture blog" but I will say Christmas was amazing. The babies had so much fun and so did we. We are truely blessed with an amazing family and amazing friends. Thank you God for everything you have done for us.

Jentry and the kids coming down the stairs Christmas morning
Family pic (I look like a disaster ha of well it was early ha)
Addie Jane saying, "See??? I am smiling I am SO happy!"
Opening up her first present
Checking out their new car!!! (picture doesn't show it but they really were SO excited and I was so excited I couldn't even take pictures!)
Baby D
Some present from Jessica and Julianne (By the way Julianne hand stitched the snowman on that shirt HOW CUTE???)
Also made by Julianne a shirt for Jack
Jentry's roommate in college got the kids this Alabama tag for their new car how great?!!?
Jack enjoying a little morning cookie
Since their was so much snow the kids had to ride around in my parents garage
(I love how Jack has his elbow hanging over the door so cute he looks so serious)

We had a wonderful Christmas. My parents got the kids a HUGE swing set which we will putting up very soon for Christmas. That is going to be a huge blessing during the warmer seasons. I love taking them to the park but having the convinence of having something like that at my own house will be wonderful. The car has already came in quite handy getting them occupied and all. Addie Jane can really drive that thing! I am going to go through the house and take pictures of all the gifts we got and they were all perfect!