Saturday, May 22, 2010

8th Grade Dance

Doug and I just dropped Dale and his girlfriend, Megan, off at their 8th grade dance.  It is yet another milestone in this year of lasts.  It has been a lot of fun watching our baby get excited about this event.  He took great care in choosing just the right suit, with the perfect hat, and then together we searched for just the perfect tie to go with Megan's dress.  I must say that he looked so very handsome!  I had to smile when I realized that he was not only excited, but he was also a tad bit nervous. 

Here are a few pictures we took before dropping them off at the dance.  They looked quite cute!

Doug pinning on Dale's boutonniere. 

Here are a few pictures of Dale before we left to go pick up Megan.

Of course, the picture taking continued once we arrived at Megan's.

Then, we were on our way!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Senior Prom

Brooke's Senior Prom was on May 8th at the Kentucky Derby Museum.  I must say that she was gorgeous!  A group of 10 of her friends met up at our house to go together to dinner and then on to the prom.  After the prom, they came back to our house for a night of snacks, movies, and over-sized boxing fun in a huge inflatable boxing ring.  They had a good time.  Brooke enjoyed the evening and was quite tired the next day.

Here are a few pictures from before the prom.  Enjoy!

Brooke's curls!  Oh my did she have lots of curls, and wow at the amount of hairspray used!

This look means..."Mom, put the camera away.  You don't have to take a picture of everything I do today."  However, I felt like I needed to do just that. :)  Here she is putting on her make-up.

Now, for some of my favorites of Brooke when she was ready and waiting for the big event!

This is Zach, Brooke's boyfriend.  They looked so cute together!

This is most of the group that went together.  One was running late for the party so she isn't in the pictures.

Getting ready to leave...

Another 'last' of high school for Brooke is completed...prom.  It was a memorable evening!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere!

Wow...three posts in two days...this is just unbelievable, huh?!

Anyway, I thought I would share with you some pictures of all the water around here today.  It has been raining A LOT the last two days.  Much of our road has looked more like a creek than a road.  Our driveway, at times, looks like a rushing river as the creek floods.

Below are a few views of what is supposed to be our driveway.

Below are some areas down our road including the actual road.

The pictures below were taken on the way to Shepherdsville.  Most are usually just fields or farmland.  Today they look more like lakes.

This is Salt River.  At the city park, the river is coming up into the walking trail.  While the river is high, I've seen it MUCH higher than this at the bridge.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Boredom and Cameras

Alrighty, so I went outside a few weeks ago (i guess it was before a storm or something) and the sky was super grey on one side of the house but the sun was shining on the other side. This created a really awesome look outside so I figured I'd take a few pictures...

Then I started to just play around with the camera and its settings. :) I actually got some pretty cool pictures.

(I liked how you could see the tree and sky in the mud. lol. :-D )

After I took pictures for awhile, I uploaded the pictures to my computer and started playing around with the photo editing program on my computer. It isn't very high-tech or anything, but its good enough for me. :-D I played around with a few pictures I took and messed with the colors a little bit.

So, basically I got bored one day and messed around with a camera, then decided to share some of my bored-ness (is that a word? Oh well. :-D) with you.

Brooke :-)


It has been quite a while since our last blog. For those who know us, you know that there have been lots of changes going on at our house along with changes that will be occurring over the next few months.

We have gone from a household of 6 to a household of 9. My parents and our great-nephew (he is only with us part of the time) have joined our household. The process began last fall with renovations and such.  We still have a few things to do, but those things will have to wait for now.  Work has slowed to next to nothing for Doug (yet another change) so we will finish things as we're able.  The transition has gone well.  God has truly blessed us to be able to have Mama and Daddy with us.  I love that my children get to have them around to spend time with on a regular basis.  I know some of my fondest memories of childhood were those times I spend with my grandparents.  Our children have wonderful grandparents on both sides of the family...true blessings!

Other changes on the horizon involve our terrific children!  Each of the four of them are getting ready for a BIG event in the life of a teenager.

Brooke will be graduating from high school in just 4 short weeks.  Her cap and gown were delivered this week.  I've watched over the last several months as she has transformed from the girl who was dreading the end of high school to the young woman who is anticipating with great excitement the next phase of  She has decided to attend Campbellsville University in the fall, majoring in Psychology.  One of her favorite extra-curricular activities in high school was Color Guard.  Brooke is pumped and ready to be a part of the Tiger Marching Band in the Color Guard.

Now, while she seems to be ready for all this, I have my moments.  I'm very excited for her!  However, there is that pang of selfish sadness that strikes now and then when I think of her being away at college.  Doug and I are thankful for what God has done in her life, and we're looking forward to what he has planned for her future!

Dale, our youngest, will have a 'graduation' of his own in 4 short weeks, too.  He will finish 8th grade and will officially be a high schooler!  Eighth grade has been a busy year for Dale.  He has been involved in many things at school.  I'm sure he will miss Bernheim Middle School, and I know we will miss the faculty and staff there.  Bernheim Middle was always great to all of our children!  However, I know that he is excited about the transition.

Blake and Cody will be celebrating their 16th birthday in June!  WOW!  I ran across a picture of them from the 7th grade...just 3 short years ago...and they looked like such little boys.  Now, they truly look like young men!  They are both so much fun to spend time with (Brooke and Dale are fun too!) and keep us on our toes!  I'm sure with learning permits and driving, they will absolutely keep us on our toes!

As you can see, change is all around our family.  However, there is one constant in our lives! 
 Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." 
How awesome is that that even in the midst of changes and sometime chaos, our Savior is the same?

Praise God from whom ALL things...blessings, changes...ALL things flow!