Monday, November 17, 2014

Karate!

Noah had a Karate tournament or rather Kuk Sool Won (don't ask me the difference) a couple of weekends ago. He has only been taking lessons for about 2 months and is really loving it. BUT the tournament is a lot of waiting around. Noah competed in three different catagories......I don't know the names of any of them but the sparing. He came in third place in that one. Yeah Noah. He did really well in all of the events as well.



He got a medal and got to stand on the podium just like in the Olympics.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Just more fall pictures


 Love the bowtie.


 He loves yogurt.

 They are all getting so big. What has happened to my baby grandsons.



 All done!



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I love the Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the weather, the colors, the activities........just about everything about it. One of our favorite things to do is go to Wild Things Farm. There we get to pick out a small pumpkin, pet the goats and pigs plus see other animals, go on a hayride and lots of other activities. It's something we look forward to every year.
These boys sure have grown since these pictures were taken in 2011. Plus we've added a boy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Noah

Six years ago today our lives changed forever.  I had always heard how great it was to be a grandparent, that there was nothing like it and knowing how much I love being a parent, I knew I would love being a grandparent. BUT I was not ready for how in love I would be with this tiny bundle from the second I saw Noah. I just wanted to cry I was so happy and in love. I couldn't get enough of him. Jamie and Kacee lived in the town I work in so most days at lunch time I would go over there to just hold him and stare at him. Gary and I jumped at every chance we could to babysit (and still do for all of them).
 Noah turns six today. I love what a wonderful young man he is growing up to be. My prayer for Noah is to always love Jesus with all his heart and to grow up to be a Godly man like his Papa and his Daddy.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Don't know why

I don't know why I haven't already posted this, maybe I thought I had but if I have......Oh Well. Kacee had been telling me that she was having an "open house" the first part of September for their new house. I thought it was kind of strange since they hadn't been in the house but only a few weeks but whatever. I also thought it kind of strange that Jenny was coming in for it but at the same time thought it was nice of her. Kacee also told Jamie that's what this gathering was. She invited all of their friends and we also invited a lot of the people from the church because they were asking when they could come see the house. After all of their friends had arrived and some of the church people, Carah called everyone to attention and gathered everyone in the main room. I thought we were going to have a prayer over their house but then Carah announced that Jamie was going to pop some balloons that were hanging on the wall to reveal the gender of their baby. (so this was really a gender reveal party) As he popped them, pink and blue confetti spilled from one of the balloons. Everyone looked puzzled and Jamie looked stunned to say the least. Twins??? Oh my!!! Kacee even looked stunned. Then Carah brought out a gift for Kacee to open and it was this:
We all started crying. Especially Kacee. Finally! A girl after three wonderful, tough little boys. Earlier that day, Kacee and her two sisters and Jenny and Jessica went with Kacee to have an ultrasound done to find out the gender of her baby. The tech was instructed NOT to tell Kacee but to tell the other girls and then it would be revealed that night. Jamie didn't know she was having this done. What a surprise for us all. After the ultrasound, Kacee went home and the girls went shopping. I can't wait to get to hold, kiss and hug this precious little girl God is blessing our family with. AND I get to shop for girly things now. Yeah! By the way, the pink and blue confetti was only a joke to throw everyone off and boy did it.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Empty nest

Well, it is going to happen. I never really wanted it to, I've dreaded it for a long time but looks like it's going to happen. It's been a long time coming and I don't really know how we are going to cope but I'm sure we'll find a way. The empty nest syndrome is hitting at the Brown house. We have had a lot of changes this past year and especially the last few months. We have gone from this
for the last 18 months or so to this
Jamie and his family moved out and into their new home in August and now it's Jessica's turn to move into her new home in just a few weeks. Really, I am very happy for them all and hopefully we will be the next ones to be moving into our new home at the Brown compound. Yeah! I can't wait.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Third time

Three years running! This is what we have done for three years running!




















This is our absolutely most favorite place to relax and have fun. You should try it sometime.