Monday, March 31, 2008

Colton's busy weekend


While Casey was at his annual guys golf weekend, Colton and I decided we would go and do some visiting. We started our trek by staying with my best friend, Brandy and her dog, Jake. Brandy's husband Brad was on the trip with Casey. We had a great time of just relaxing and watching TV. Colton also got to play with Jake, since Kansas won't let him pet him.
Our next adventure was home to Chattanooga for a day to visit with Gram and Poppy and to the Aquarium with Niki, Caleb, and Silas. They had never met Colton in person and we hadn't seen each other in over a year. What a great day to catch up and to see the boys.
On Saturday, we were on the road again to visit the loveliest village on the Plains, Auburn University. Campus was full of people because the baseball team had a home game and it was the A Day game (Football's Spring game). We got to hit all the bookstores and then we went to visit my old Auburn buddy, Ashley and her daughter Francie. What a little cutie. Maybe one day, Francie will be cheering for Colt while he is playing baseball or football for the Tigers. It was really good to see Ash and catch up. My how things have changed since we have been at Auburn.
Needless to say, Colt was pooped from all that visiting, smiling, and he was done with the car seat. He is glad to be home and climbing on things again.
To everyone we saw, it was a blast. We miss you all and hope to see you again, soon.

Here is Colt with Brandy's dog, Jake. We are trying to get him acquainted with babies because Miss Brandy is due with her 1st in September. I think he did great with Colt.

Colton and Silas at the Aquarium in Chattanooga. I don't think Silas knew what to think of Little Man.

Getting ready to say goodbye to Niki and the kids. I haven't seen them in over a year and this was the first time they had met Colton. Crazy how time flies. The boys are so big since the last time I saw them.

Instead of the boys hugging Colt goodbye, they just petted him. I guess they thought that was safer.

Colt looking at the penguins.

We got a chance to visit Ashley and Francie. What a good visit we had and it was great to see Ash and introduce the kiddies..
Here is Colt macking on Francie. He is such a ladies man. Did he learn "game" from his daddy? Those who know Casey, you decide.

Colton to Francie: "Can you believe how good Auburn Football is going to be this year?"
Francie to Colton: "Let's just smile and look cute so they will stop taking pictures."

The Transitions of Life:
I can't seem to get a family picture in the same spots, but will work on that.
Auburn, circa 2000, 2001

Auburn, circa 2006

Auburn, circa 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008


These are pictures we took on Easter. It was a little chilly and windy and Colton wanted to stick his tongue out in every picture we took. Oh well.

Random Pictures

These are just some random pictures from past days that I thought were cute and haven't had time to post.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Day

After a busy morning of exercising and practicing standing up, I decided it was such a nice day, we would go outside and take some Spring pictures. Colton was doing good at the beginnng and humoring me, but as you can see as his photo shoot continued, he was way over it. I had to add some pictures of him pouting, because everyone puts pictures of happy babies on. I think he's cute crying, too.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Thankful for our friends

As Colton was sleeping this afternoon, I started to think what were some of the most important things I wanted to be able to teach him for when he got older. One would be to know God and to love him, to have good manners, to be nice to animals and senior citizens, and that every thing happens for a reason. Also, I want him to learn to not take people for granted, especially your friends. I want him to learn to keep old friends, but also make new ones and to let them know how much they mean to you. Just last week, my brother's best friend that he grew up with, passed away suddenly. As he was growing up, he was always at our house or Chris was at his. Once they got to high school, they made new friends (such is the way of life) and kind of lost touch after that. This passing really affected my brother and he is sad because he can't get back in touch with him now.
I just wanted to let all of our old friends and our new friends how much you all mean to us. Even though we all live in different places now, let's try to keep in touch. I created a slide show that has pictures of our friends included. Sit back and enjoy, laugh a little or cry remembering the good times we have all shared. Each one you is an important part of our lives and we wouldn't be the people we are today without knowing you. You've all been there when we needed you in good times and bad. Although we don't talk for days, weeks, or months, just know you guys are special to us and we miss you terribly. I know life is busy and we all have families and duties, but don't forget to tell your old friends and your new friends how much you love them while you can.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Colton's First Year


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