Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fun Times

We have been having some fun family time together! Last weekend Aunt Misty was in town from Montgomery to take the NCLEX so we met her up at Jonathan's parents so we could all hang out.

Here they are after their "parade" they put on for us. :-)

I also want to congratulate Aunt Misty for passing the NCLEX...she is now an official nurse! We are so proud of you!

Here is Cole being silly on Friday before we headed to the YMCA where I workout at.

He left his Batman sunglasses in his daddy's car so I let him borrow a pair of mine! :-)

Having some more Friday fun at the bounce house place in our mall. It is not the cleanest or nicest bounce house places I have ever been to, but beggars can't be choosers! We are just happy to have an indoor place to get some energy out!

We have been traveling around with Flat Stanley and documenting our adventures. Kaitlyn mailed him to us from Missouri. We are supposed to take pictures with him and then mail it all back to her on February 14.

Flat got to visit Ronald McDonald and enjoy and a happy meal and time in the play place.

We also went to see Beauty and the Beast in 3D. I'm loving watching all my childhood movies with my child!

Flat helped us put together a cool underwater puzzle that Cole got for Christmas.

And he went on a four wheeler ride. Cole's most favorite thing to do!

And last night Jonathan and I went on a date...this made two weekends in a row! He set this one up all on his own though and Cole had a great time at home playing with Ms. Laura. We met two other couples at Huck's (a local downtown restaurant) and enjoyed good food and fellowship!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Muddy day and Four Wheeling Fun!

So, it rains alot here...and I mean alot! But, at least it is relatively warm so we have learned to enjoy the rain and mud! :-) There is a large cotton field and horse farm at the end of our street. Cole loves to ride his bike down and see the horses. Sometimes when the owner is home he even gets to ride the horses. He loves that even more!

Having fun getting dirty!
Splashing in the water.

This past weekend we loaded up Jonathan's newly purchased trailer and took the four-wheelers to Jonathan's parents house to ride. They live on land and are surrounded by family land so it makes for fun riding.

Cole riding the big four-wheeler with his Mamaw and Papaw. They are great sports to ride him around!

Cole and daddy. Cole tells his daddy to "go fast!"

And I even hopped on for a ride. There were several areas Jonathan wanted to go through, but he said he would have to do those when I wasn't riding. Probably a good idea! :-)

As much as Cole loves riding with his daddy, he really likes riding his own four-wheeler. He is OBSESSED with riding it and it is a daily thing. At our house he can only ride through our yard, but at his grandparents he has lots of good riding space. He had a blast and I loved watching him (even though I got a little nervous at times too)! He has no fear which can be good and bad.

His cousin Drew (he is 13) lives next door and he comes up to hang out when we are there. Cole had fun riding him around.

Here he is at our house riding.

We also went with Jonathan's family to dinner at a local mexican restaurant. The chips and cheese dip were good!

Cole also loves Jamie (she is Jonathan's brother Josh's fiance)! They are set to wed next January and we can't wait to have her join the family!

We enjoyed our three day weekend and Cole figured a good bubble bath was in order Monday night!

It took forever for all those bubbles to dissolve after he got out!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Cole started basketball last week at the Youth Center on base. It is a smart start program for 3 and 4 year olds that he in and I think it is a great introduction to sports for him. I think sports teach kids so many valuable things (teamwork, sharing, good sportsmanship, etc.) so I was glad to get him signed up.

He will go once a week for an hour for about six weeks.

Throwing up his gang signs! :-)

He got his shirt and he all ready to play!

Catching the ball! There is one boy from his school that is playing as well as several from our neighborhood. It was good for me too because I was able to meet some other moms and will be attending a Bible Study with one of them starting this Wednesday morning. I love how God works!

We went up to Jonathan's parents this weekend (we have been every weekend since moving here!) and it is always a great time! Cole spent the night with them Thursday and Friday so we went Saturday so we could bring him home. We stayed there Saturday night and went to church with them on Sunday. I snapped a pic of the Garner men before church. I love this!

And me and my boy!

As usual, we are very grateful to be so close to home and get to spend so much time with our family. Cole loves spending time with his Mamaw and Papaw!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas spending times with the ones we love!

We spent a few days before Christmas with Jonathan's parents. Jonathan got a new four wheeler so he and Cole had fun riding. Cole all ready to ride!

Christmas Eve all of my family came to my house for lunch and presents. This was the first time I have had hosted Christmas at my house and I loved it!

Steph and I with our dad.

Aunt Courtney and Maclaire.

Steph and silly Jayden and Bayler.

My mom and stepdad, Philip.

Jonathan got a Lowe's giftcard so he was excited! :-)

Steph, Jay and the kids and my dad went back home Christmas Eve afternoon. Jonathan and I went to the Christmas Eve service at the church we have been attending while my mom (and Courtney, BB and Philip) stayed home with Cole. They all spent the night so they could be apart of the Christmas morning fun.

Cole had a blast checking out what all santa brought him. He got his first real baseball glove and ball. Hopefully we can start him in the spring.

He also got lots of costumes. Nothing like a pirate chef! :-)

And me with Batman!

And his favorite gift...drums!

Christmas afternoon we headed to Jonathan's parents house for dinner. I didn't get any pictures, but we had a great time!

Josh and Francis

The day after Christmas we headed to my sister's to celebrate her birthday a day early.

About to head to the Japanese steakhouse for Steph's birthday.

Claire wanted her picture made with Roxy!

Waiting to be seated for dinner. We had to wait over an hour, but it was worth it.

Love this man!

At the table...Cole loved the big fire!

Yummy noodles!

What a blessed Christmas we had getting to spend time with ALL of our family and not having to travel 12 hours to do so!

Happy New Year!