Monday, June 30, 2008

Baby Room Ready and Waiting

How do you turn a dorm room into a sweet baby room? With a lot of work and a lot of love. Stephanie and Jon are ready for their baby girl to come into the world. Tanner and I spent the day with Steph and got the tour. Everything is ready and set for Madeline. Steph is having a C-section this Thursday and it was so fun to see her belly one more time.
Tanner tried out all of her swings and got the dogs used to having a kid around.
We are so excited for Stephanie! She is going to be a wonderful mommy! We love you Steph!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Family Wedding

Jodie's sister, Jamie got married on Sunday night. It was a beautiful day! Michael married the two, Jodie was a bridesmaid and Caleb and Alex were the Ring bear and Flower Girl.
It was so fun to have the whole Howerton family together.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cool Cousins

Summer is here and so are the cousins! Alex and Caleb are here for a week! Have you ever taken a picture of 5 wild kids! This is what we came up with!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Die Davis Party!

Last week our friend Diane Davis was in town from San Fran and we had her over for a Die Davis Party! The Templeton's, my parents, Mark & Kristen, my aunt and uncle from Oklahoma, and my old roommate Julie all came over for a BBQ. It had been several years since I had seen Diane and Julie and it was great to catch up. Check out their blogs to the right.

Julie brought us some beautiful flowers that still look great in our kitchen. Diane brought gifts for Tanner, the Templeton kids, Jafta and India. Too nice!
Julie is having a baby girl in a few months and it was fun to have baby talk with her. Diane told us all about her job as a social worker. She has an amazing heart to do what she does and there is no way that I could do it. She makes teaching looks easy.

I think Tanner and I need to take a road trip up to San Fran to see the sights and crash at Die's house. It was so much fun to catch up with old friends.

Kristen Howerton and Diane Davis have become blog friends so it was fun for them to meet and for Die to meet Jafta and India who she had read so much about.

Kristi and Curtis are in the middle of moving so it meant a lot that they took time to drive down from HB to spend the evening with us.

The kids played outside for hours with little to no supervision and had a great time.

The BBQ was on Friday but it has been a busy week. Yesterday was my last day of school! Another school year has come and gone! Now that summer is here I am excited to relax, hang out with Tanner and focus on my church job. Happy Summer everybody!

Blog Update: Kipp's Dad, Paul Lyons is doing very well. He came home today and is doing better everyday. Thank you for your prayers and keep them coming.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Knees

Kipp's dad is having double knee replacement surgery today. Please pray for him and for Glenda Lyons too! She will be caring for his during his long recovery. We are excited for him to have good, strong knees so he can chase that Tanner boy all around.
We Love You Grandpa!
We are think about you and praying for you too!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Have you Brushed Today?

Tanner loves to brush his teeth. I think he get it from his Aunt Kristen and cousin India who also love to brush their teeth.
He is getting so many teeth that he needs to keep them clean. When he wakes up in the morning he cries to go into the bathroom. When we let him in he wants to climb onto the counter to get his Finding Nemo brush.
When he is taking a bath at night he cries because he can see the brush but he is not holding it. Too sad. These pictures are him right after a bath, finally getting his way.
He is 15 months old now and is very vocal. He just started feeding himself with a spoon. We are so proud of him everyday!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Snack Break

Lucy came over on Thursday for a Play Date. My friend Rachel is Lucy's nanny and they came over to visit, play and snack all afternoon. Lucy is my kind of girl, look how she is shoving that food in her mouth!
We played outside and the kids were sitting on the step together. Tanner started snuggling and giving BIG hugs! He then went back and forth between giving hugs to Lucy and Rachel. He is the Lady's Man!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bay of Play

Tanner and I went to Sea World yesterday to check of the new play area Bay of Play. You can tell by the pictures that Tanner loved it! I did too. It is great to see Tanner having so much fun and being so free.
This kid is a climber! Earlier yesterday Tan had climbed up on a chair then onto our dinning room table! (After doing that twice he got his first time out)!

Look at Elmo's face. He's thinking, "Wait, come back!"
My 2 Cookie Monsters!
This was a wonderful day. I have been working so hard at school getting ready for the end of the year, at church, and the stress of wanting to see our house. When I have a whole day to spend with Tanner it makes all of the hard work worth it.
We had a great day until it started raining! Tanner had a hood and a blanket, but Mom was left out in the cold.
If anyone wants us to go to Sea World with them let us know.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Is it just Jackie and I that are excited about this movie?
I'm guessing, yes!

I took my 14 year old friend Jackie to the movies a few weeks ago. We saw Zac (AKA:Troy Bolton) and all the gang getting ready for Hight School Musical 3, coming this fall! It looks like they are going to Prom.

I watched HSM 1 & 2 because I am such a good teacher! My students love the movies and I wanted to see what the fuss was. Well now I am hooked too.
See you at the theaters opening weekend!