Monday, November 16, 2009

My great speller!!
I have to tell all!! My sweet Lauren won the class spelling bee! I am so proud of her!! She is a very good speller. I could tell something was "up" with her when I picked her up today. She was all smiles. When she told me I think I floated off the ground!

Lauren, I love you and I am so proud of you! You are such a bright young lady and I enjoy watching you blossom daily!
Love, Mom

Saturday, November 14, 2009

~ Music of Choice ~

This is what is playing in my house today!! It is great. I am preparing for Christmas time. I have not put up any decorations yet. I am cleaning first. I am wondering if I will get to decorating though????

Friday, November 13, 2009

~ Pumpkin Carving Time ~

Cleaning it out.
The finished product.

I have to admit, Lauren is nine years old and Terral and I have never carved a pumpkin with her. Is that terrible? It is going to be a new tradition in this household. It was a lot of fun. It is easy for me to say because I did absolutely nothing!! Terral and Lauren did all the work. Lauren had her latex gloves on cleaning out the pumpkin and Terral did the carving.

We did this at our fall get together with our lifegroup. It was a great time. Hudson mostly ran and played football. (Imagine that!) Of course we ate and mingled. It is always good to visit and fun to watch the kids play.

Sweet Jasper- he was soooo good!
Loved this booth!

This was a great one too!

My sweet boy and I!

How could I not blog about one of the greatest weekends of the year?! Every year I look forward to one specific weekend in October. This is the weekend I go to Oklahoma City!! This year TH went with me. We had such a great time. Took a little time to get out of Greenwood, but that was understandable. There are a lot of arrangements to be made with 5 kids!! The sixth child went with us. :)

We shopped our little hearts out! We ate good, shopped, talked, texted (story there but won't go there), laughed, and saw some good ole Oklahoma sights. (ex. Pig Out Palace)

I absolutely can not wait until next year!! OKC watch out because we will be back!!
Love, Shaina

Terral and Dax
Hudson did not want Dax to leave!!

Over the years we make friends and sometimes they move away, or we move away, or life happens and distance is created because of life happening and changes, etc... Though there are those few friends you find who are irreplaceable. The ones you laugh with, cry with, loose loved ones with, or/and grow up with. Terral had a lifelong friend come to town and it was a great visit!! Dax and Terral have been friends since they were just little boys. He was able to come over for dinner and meet Hudson and Jasper (he already knew Lauren) and just hang out. It was really refreshing for me to be in the kitchen preparing dinner and cleaning up and listening to the two of them laugh and laugh. I found myself so tickled because of their laughter. They were reminiscing of the past and telling stories. I know Terral really enjoyed having him over. Dax lives in Thailand and has not been to the states in three years. Hudson really liked him.

Isn't it so great to have those friends in your life you truly love and know you can call on anytime!!

Thank you to my dear friends who are always there for me! You know who you are!!

Love, Shaina

~ Halloween ~

Mr. and Mrs. Meeker
Hudson as the Tinman

Jasper as the Lion

Lauren as Dorothy

The Meeker Family

I am so behind on blogging!! So, I was looking through my pictures to decide what I should share with the "blogging" world. Halloween was the first thing I discovered. Halloween was a 2 day holiday in the Meeker world this year. Mr. and Mrs. Meeker had a halloween party on Friday, the 30th. It was fun. The kids had a blast. Our family chose the Wizard of Oz theme. It was great! Terral was the scarecrow, Lauren was Dorothy, Hudson was the tinman, and Jasper was the lion. I was supposed to be Glinda, the good witch, but I had some wardrobe malfunctions. I basically searched the house and in the pictures you can see what I came up with!!

On the 31st, all the Meekers went trick or treating together. It was a lot of fun as well. We still have candy!! We received a lot of candy!! The kids had a blast though and that is what matters.

Something happened to my camera and I did not get any pictures on Halloween, but did on the 30th. I did not use face paint the 2nd night of dressing up and I think Hud's costume looked better without the face paint. I did not use the foil either. I wish I had some pictures to show of the second night. Oh well!!

Love, Shaina