Monday, November 9, 2009

All 9 of them!

I love these kiddos!  Are they not adorable?  It is still hard to get all 9 looking at the same time, but every few months helps.  This one in particular turned out really well I thought.  It was taken on the front porch of my grandmother's home.

We have some fun times a coming.

My mom has hit a huge milestone in her life.  She has been working so hard for months losing pound after pound and she has now lost 100 pounds!!!!!  Amazing!  She looks amazing.  I am so very very proud of her.  My dad told her a couple of months ago that she deserved to do almost anything she wanted to do for losing all the weight.  So she decided to take us all to Nashville during Christmas time (our most favorite time of the year).  We are staying at the Opryland Hotel for 2 nights and each family gets their own room.  Let's just say we have all bunked up in the past and to have our own rooms is a "big" deal.  Not that we don't like bunking up (at least the girls that is), but our family has grown a lot over the past few years.  This trip is more of a prize for us we feel like than for mom, but if you know her, she wouldn't have it any other way.  She is always looking for ways to make memories and for ways to get us all together.  We leave in 33 days and we are on the countdown.  Several things are on the itinerary already: the Rockettes, Ice-the Charlie Brown Special, Louise Mandrell's Christmas Dinner & Show, the Holiday Kids Train, the Gingerbread Corner and more to come I'm sure.  My mom is a planner.  She loves to have our day filled with all kinds of fun things to do.  The best part of all of this is that we will all be together as a family!

I had to throw in this picture of Macy that I cropped from the top picture!  She is almost 15 months and getting bigger and older by the second.  Always wanting to do what her big bro and big sis are doing.


Amy said...

whohooooooooo! i can't wait!

McKinney Madness said...

Watch out Louise Mandrell, here I come! WHOOPEE!!! I am so excited about going I can't hardly stand it. I'm so proud of your mom and can't thank her enough for including us in this trip!


I love that picture of all of the kids. I have to get a copy of that one! :) They are so blessed to have each other to play with as they grow up. Can't wait for Nashville!!! It's going to be so much fun! I'm so proud of your mom.

Julie Y. said...

That is just awesome! Your mom does look very good and I think that she deserves to do whatever she wants. It doesn't surprise me that she chose that though (all about the kids) :)
I am sooo jealous! I LOVE x-mas and LOVE the opryland hotel. We are going to take Luke just to look around. I would tell you to take lots of pictures, but I think that Brooke will take care of that! :)

brooke said...

I cannit wait!!!! Wish it were here now. So glad you posted again...keep it up!!