Monday, December 14, 2009

Jack is 22 months old!!

Just wanted to share some pics of Jack. He is now 22 months and is doing so much now! His vocabulary is getting bigger--I think it would awesome if he would get rid of it! We decided that he will give it to Santa this year--we hope:) I was taking some pictures in front of the tree and wanted to share.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had such a good night---not at first though! When it was time to get Jack ready for trick 0r treating he had not had much of a nap. He cried the ENTIRE time we dressed him. Jack was Elvis!! Larry even sprayed black hair spray on his hair so he would have the real "Elvis" look! After we left home and headed for Newsoms, Jack was getting excited--and so were we! After trick or treating, we headed to the church for it's annual party. Jack and his friend Andrew tied for the Most Original! We were so excited!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Potty Time!!

I had to post this of Jack the other day. He went to where his potty was and was trying to potty--even though nothing came out!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Pickin!

Today Jack went to Turtle Creek Farm, owned by Jenny and Blair Bunn. He and his friends from daycare had a blast! They all checked out the animals on the farm and Jack even had his picture on Valentine the Cow! He then went on a hayride and then everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch. At the end the children all went through a grass maze where they had to find stickers that then led them to the pumpkin patch! Jack found the Great Pumpkin!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jack's 1st Portrait

My very special friend painted this picture of Jackson. She used a picture that I took at the doctor's office and she added his curls and a t-shirt. She did an outstanding job!! Thanks Jane!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Having Fun in the Summertime!

We just got back from a weekend trip to the Eastern Shore. Larry, Jack and myself joined my parents and my grandmother (aka "Big Granny). We really did enjoy ourselves, even though it was a quick trip. We were also glad to get out to the beach to see if Jack would like it--and he did! I was so glad that my grandma was able to go and be with us!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

We had such a great day! Newsoms had it's annual parade and I knew Jackson would love it! He just loves tractors and there were plenty! Gampa and Mamaw came to check out the festivities and then we grilled out! Later we walked Jackson to the ball field where they were playing ball! What a great place to live!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Jack's 1st Haircut!

We finally took Jackson to get his first haircut--bangs that is! I just couldn't touch those curls! Here are a few pics of him with Lori.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

More House Pics!

Just wanted to post some pics of our "new house to be"! The brick was laid for the foundation on Thursday.

Monday, June 22, 2009

7 Years and Counting!

Today Larry and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary! We had no plans because we are trying to save our money for our new house. However, we did splurge on crab legs and they were so good! so, I thought I would share some pictures of that special day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

And the Journey Begins!

What a Journey we are about to take! Larry and I are getting started on our new house! We are so excited about it and can't wait to finally move in! It should be ready by October. Our lot is located on Blackhead Signpost--still in Newsoms! It is 5 acres of open land. Can't wait for Jack to have a great big yard all to himself--I don't think Larry is looking forward to cutting the grass! I will be keeping you posted on the progress!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Saluting Our Heros!

Memorial Day is such a special day for all! As Americans, this is a day when we remember those who fought and died for our freedom. So many take for granted the sacrifices that those have made for all Americans. Today, I wanted to pay tribute to one of my Heros--My Granddaddy.

Edward Thomas Crowder, Sr. aka Buddy, was part of the 505th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He was 25 years old when we began his career in the Army. He left farm life in Newsoms, Virginia and headed to Parachute School at Fort Benning, Georgia where he learned to jump from planes. Who knew that this small town country boy would actually jump from planes! Granddaddy was also injured while jumping in Normandy, France. I can remember him showing us his wounds. He was shot by the enemy and lived to tell about it! He also told us about the time he had to make a jump during the night. He wasn't sure of where he was when he landed. He thought he heard the enemy so he hid behind some hay bails and by light he knew it wasn't the enemy he had heard, but cows. The only time he would ever talk about it was when we asked. I'm sure he saw some pretty bad things.
I am so proud of my Granddaddy for doing what he did, something that I don't think that I could ever do. Because of him, and so many others who fought, we are who we are today--Americans! God Bless America!