Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Brenly is a diver

While Avery was getting comfortable with the water, Brenly decided that it was time to step up and perfect some of her skills...Grandfather worked with her throughout the week and she is now a diver (sometimes a belly-flopper)

and here is another dive...CAn you tell that she is REAL proud of herself (and we are too :)

Brenly LOVES her MiMi and Grandfather...and now she LOVES their pool!!! :)

What a difference...

a few days in the pool can make...Remember the days of swim lessons...





Brenly and Avery spent a week at MiMi and Grandfathers last week...I dropped them off knowing that Avery was still quite fearful of the water, wondering how a week in the pool would affect her...and I have to say that it did her LOTS of good...I go to pick her up on Sat. and this was the what she showed me...

and this was her next trick...

She has come a LONG way and I can now say that she LOVES the water! Thank you Lord for giving her the confidence she needs to overcome her fear of the water!!
Looks like it will be a fun summer after all!! :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

ANY white animal will do...

Last week, the girls got the awesome opportunity to got to VBS with some of their very best friends! Misty would come pick them up from my work, take them to VBS and then would keep them until after I got off work...
One day we ACCIDENTALLY forgot to take "LAMBY"...then it came time for Avery to lay down and well, she realized that "LAMBY" wasn't with her...so she went rummaging through all the stuffed animals and happened to find a while lamb...Nothing like her own, but it seemed to work just fine!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A LONG time ago...

Avery is REALLY into getting married these days, she constantly talks about wanting to grow up and be a "Princess Mommy" marry a daddy and have big boo-boos (Avery's word for boobs!...I know we are in BIG trouble with that one!!) ANYWAY, tonight we were sitting at the table eating and Avery was talking about how when she got big that she was going to marry CJ...a few minutes later she asked when we (Ray and I) were going to get married? Brenly speaks up and says, "Avery, they have been married for a LONG time...They got married like in 1987!" Ray and I cracked up laughing! We then had to explain that in 1987 I was 10 and daddy was 11 :)

She never wants us to forget...

Do you remember back on Christmas Day when we got the shockingly tragic news that dad had been killed in a tragic car accident???
Well, just hours before he passed away, Dad had called both Chad and I to ask about what the girls got for Christmas...HOWEVER when Dad called Chad something pretty crazy happened...Chad picked up his phone and looked at his caller ID...It was my dad's phone number, but it said "BRENDA DEATON"...Chad immediately called me and let me know that mom was making sure that we were remembering her on Christmas Day! And after what happened with dad its was almost as if she was "calling him home"!!

We just a few short months later my precious baby nephew was born!!! But before that day something crazy happened...My brother and sister in law have been in their house for about 5 years and this has never happened before...But on Sunday night before Ty was born (on Monday) Chad went to his mailbox and found THIS...

A Lifeway Bookstore Flyer...address to "BRENDA DEATON"
How crazy that on two of the the most important days of our life...the day that dad was called home, and the day that God blessed us the a precious angel from heaven...Our momma wanted to make sure that we never forget that she is still very much a part of our lives!!

Momma, it has been almost 11 years since we have seen your face, yet the memories we have of you, and the fact that you "contacted" us twice in the past couple of months keeps you very close to our hearts! We love you like crazy and miss you more than you will ever know!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Great Grandaddy!

This past Wednesday, my brother and I decided to load up the family to take a quick trip to visit with our grandfather who is 94 years old! The girls LOVE their great grandaddy and since he moved we don't get to see him as regularly as we would like!
We drove up to the country and took him and our great uncle out to lunch! While we were there, we decided to have a quick photo session!

They LOVE him!

I have two little girls that LOVE their boy cousin...Ty and Baylee came over the other night and they couldn't get enough of him!! He is absolutely precious and we have certainly been blessed!

Memorial Day!

This past weekend we decided since daddy was going to have to work all weekend, that we wold make our way to Dickson to spend the weekend at MiMi and Grandfather's!! We are soooo very excited that they decided to put in a pool this summer and we couldn't wait to get there and try it out! We had a great time and feel like we will be spending lots of weekends up there! :)

Brenly takin a splash in the pool...LITERALLY! :)

(Aunt Jenna and Avery "sunbathing"...notice that Lamby is right there with her!)

(Brenly is THRILLED to have a pool to swim in...she was in the water more than she was out)

(Uncle Jay was trying to "read" his phone and the sun was so bright that he couldn't see..so he hid under the towel)

(I guess Aunt Jenna and Avery thought they were missing out on something so they crawled under there as well!)

(A fierce game of water volleyball)

(NayNay was the referee:)

(Avery and her baby cousin Rowan, who is getting so big!)

(I am not even sure that I can explain this one...it just explains itself, right! Just know that guacamole was being made and Avery found two unused avocados!!and she did this ALL BY HERSELF, she was not prompted in the least!)

I KNOW, we are IN TROUBLE!!! For sure...