Wednesday, December 29, 2010

~ Christmas Eve ~

Here is a picture of my three little joys on Christmas Eve. Notice Hudson's pajamas. They were a Christmas present from Mrs. Donna and he loves them! They are Illinois pajamas. He is still cheering Spencer on!!
Christmas Eve was a little different this year, with Jasper being sick.
We were unable to attend the service at church and I was a little disappointed because I really like taking the kids. We go every year.
My brother and sister came down, so I cooked dinner and we opened gifts with them. It was good for us to be together and very relaxing.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

~ Please Pray ~

Please pray for this little guy.
He is sick at home with pneumonia.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~ Jasper's First Haircut ~

The top two pictures are the "before" pics.

These are the "after" pictures!

The day finally arrived.
Yes, the one when I was forced by my sweet husband to cut J's hair!!
He is my baby but it had to be done.
Jasper looks more like a big boy now.
After all he is almost 20 months!!
Can you believe that?
Time flies!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

~ Christmas Parade~

The 2010 Christmas parade has come and gone.
The past several years, Terral has volunteered to drive one of the many fire trucks. For that I am thankful. This is a great way to stay warm. It seems every year it is so stinking cold the evening of the Christmas parade. I know it is December and it is supposed to be cold, but I don't understand how we can have random 60 degree days but never on that night. Oh well, I guess it makes it seem more like Christmas time if it is cold the night of the parade. I have included a few pictures(pardon the quality) of the kids in the truck. We had bought the kids little candy canes to throw, a box for the girls and a box for the boys. They were gone right as we rounded the corner to get on main street!! They were throwing them by the hand fulls!! So, if you did not get any candy canes, I apologize. Someone else got your share!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

~ The Fiddler~

Here he is...the one...the only...Fiddler!!

Doesn't he look awesome? I love the knickers!

The kids were proud of their dad.

Scrooge (aka Brett Short) did amazing!!

It was such a good play. Everyone did an excellent job! I was really impressed. There was so much hard work put into this. It is great how so many people came together to get it all done. If you did not get to see it, you really missed out. It was a huge success and seeds were planted.

I am proud of my fiddler!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

~ November Student of the Month ~

I had the honor of attending a special breakfast with my one and only daughter, Lauren.
She was so excited the day she found out she was student of the month.
I was so pleased with her and very happy to attend this breakfast.
Lauren is such a good girl who is giving and full of love.
Congratulations Lauren!
I love you and am proud of you!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

~ I Love Him ~

I love this man.....

He is an incredible Father, husband, worker, musician, and so much more.
I am so very blessed to have him in my life. He would do anything for our family and I find some comfort in that. Terral is a great source of encouragement even in the tough times. His smile is contagious along with his laughter.

Thank you for being a great leader for our family babe!!
I love you so much!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

~ What I Have Learned ~

This is what I am thankful for. The five of us.
My precious children, wonderful husband, and Heavenly Father are more than a girl could ask for.

This year, I have learned and grown closer to God. My relationship with Him is one that has become a strong priority. I have learned what a true friend is. I have also learned to look at the heart of a person and how to love deeper. God amazes me daily and these past two days I have really felt His presence. He has brought some people in my life who have really ministered to me and people who I really admire and look to for Godly counsel. He has shown me some weaknesses but has also shown me some strengths. I struggle daily to be the person God wants me to be, but it is on my heart to be that person. So, for Thanksgiving I have to give God glory for providing for mine and my family's needs and so much more, for giving His life for us who are so unworthy, and for bringing people in my life who really care and love me (you know who you are and I do too).

Monday, November 22, 2010

~ Cotillion Again ~

It is that time again...


It is dreaded in some households.....

but not this one...
Can you tell she loves it?

She has many friends who attend.

It is so much fun getting to shop with her and picking out a dress. Great mother/daughter time.

It is so much fun watching her interact with other students and I hope she is learning something. I really hope cotillion helps with her shyness and communication skills.
I do know Lauren is having a great time and I am happy with that.

Friday, November 19, 2010

~ Not Too Often ~

It is not too often you find the three of us together!
My brother, Blake, my sister, Kassy, and I.
Blake called me a couple of weekends ago and asked if he could come and stay the weekend with us. I was really excited. It seems it is somewhat difficult for a 21 year old guy to take the time to come and visit his sister, niece, and nephews. Therefore, I told him to come on down and visit. Blake lives in Fayetteville and my sister is going to college at UAFS. I thought I would see a lot more of Kassy than I actually do, but she works and goes to school. I know she stays busy. This is the only picture I got, which was torture for some. :)
I am so thankful we had a nice evening together. It was great they both came to hang out and eat, of course!!
I love them both! They are turning into a nice young lady and gentleman.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~ Bronze Project ~

All the birdhouses the girls built and decorated.

Lauren with her birdhouse.
Lauren's sweet teachers, Mrs. Saxton and Mrs. Robbins came! How precious!!

Lauren's girl scout troop have been working on a bronze project for about a year now. It is finally complete and they had a ceremony to dedicate it. They chose a spot behind the Senior Citizen Center. All the girls and parents (Terral was our representative) put a lot of time and hard work into this. They landscaped a specific spot, planted 10 trees, and built and painted their own bird houses. Each birdhouse is somewhere along the trail in Greenwood. Lauren painted hers and it has the Greenwood "G" on it.
Lauren loves being in girl scouts. She has learned a lot and has made some life long friends. I think it is neat she is part of something that gives to the community.

I am proud of you Lauren!! Keep up the good work!!

~ Halloween 2010 ~

the cheerleader, the pumpkin, and Buzz Lightyear

Poor J was exhausted!!

This post is long overdue!!
I have posted some pictures of our Halloween fun. We started out at the First Baptist Fall Festival. We arrived right when it began so it was not so crazy, but the kids had a great time and were able to see many friends. After the festival we headed out in the town to trick or treat. The Meekers are serious about their trick or treating. Every year we all go together and take the kids. They all love being together. This year I was not able to get many pictures of them all. It seemed the kids were more into it this year. They did a lot of running, from house to house.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

~ Rocktober Feast ~

Addie, Harper, and Hudson

Mr. J Cox with Jasper. My kids LOVE Mr. and Mrs. Cox!!

T playing the fiddle.
The Edge band

Saturday was full of events in the Meeker house. We had several places to be and some we just did not make it to. Rocktober Feast was a "must" for us. It was an event for aplastic anemia. I was so excited to see Teresa and Michael. I can't believe I did not take a picture!! They both look great and God has worked a miracle in Michael's life. Terral played with the Edge band from church and he also played with 10 Spur. I was not able to watch 10 Spur, but I did get to see the Edge band play and they did a great job.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

~ Weekend Overview ~

These are just a few snapshots from the wonderful weekend. TH and I headed to our second annual trip to OKC!!! Two years in a row is amazing considering there are six children to be taken care of. We made it there, did some shopping, and made it back safely!! Saturday morning we headed to the soccer fields to watch Hud and Lauren play. Sadly, I have not taken one picture of them playing...oh dear. Saturday evening it was hanging out at the house watching the hogs and waiting around for the phone call about a pitbull game being cancelled. Thankfully we received the call, so we headed to SW's for a little fun. Overall great weekend. I love to hang out, let the kids play, and chit-chat.

~ Blast From The Past ~

Lauren, Sara Beth, Cassie, and Hadley

Landry, Lauren, Sarah Beth, Blakely, Hadley, and Cassie

Lauren and Landry

Each child had to go to the microphone and say their name and what they were dressed up as. Lauren did a good job, but Mrs. MaryAnn made her do it twice. I thought she was going to break out in tears, but she did not! I was proud. I am hoping cotillion helps with the shyness and also with eye contact when she speaks to adults.

Lauren and her escort to refreshments, Hayden Cantrell.
Mrs. MaryAnn and Lauren

Lauren had her second cotillion session and she loved it. I think the funnest part was seeing all the other kids in their costumes. This session was titled "Blast From The Past". Lauren dressed as Scarlet O'Hara from Gone With The Wind. They learned the swing dance this time and sadly, she did not even ask her dance partner his name.