Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Future Farmer

Brody LOVES tractors & so we took him out to ride w/ his papa...yes they have been able to get some harvesting done. Please pray for more sunshine & dry weather - they have a lot of work to go!! Anyhow, Brody rode for 40 minutes & thought it was so cool! He talks about it all the time - "papa" - "tractor" - "corn" and on & on!! I think we may have a future farmer on our hands!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good Bye Mr. Kincaid!

Tonight I received a phone call that Mr. Kincaid, a very close family friend who was like a grandpa to me & my siblings, passed away. He suffered from Alzeihmer's disease and has not been well for quite a while. It does not make the heartache any less, but I also know he was a Christian and is with our Lord and in a better place. He was a very giving person & touched many lives. The one thing I will never forget about him is his lifelong love for his wife Betty who passed away when I was in 1st grade...he would tell stories of her like he was with her the day before. She was the love of his life! It is a wonderful thing to witness - that everlasting love and committment that they made in front of God, and that he took with him until the day he died & was able to join her in heaven. I hope they are sitting, holding hands and enjoying a cup of decaf coffee & a piece of pie! We have many wonderful memories that will live in our hearts forever!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Macon County Fair

I hate to repeat what I last wrote, but I truly cant believe that so much time has passed since I last wrote. I do not know where all the time goes! My lists never get shorted & the days never slow down.

I have finally realized what people meant when they said "your priorities change" and you will "just let some things go" when advising me on how I will continue to get things done with Brody, work, time for Matt, to exercise, scrapbook, clean the house, yard work, etc... Well, they were right - my priorities have changed. I find that the housework is the 1st to go & it does not even bother me as much as it used to! We much prefer to just sit & read to him or play ball, go on walks - just soak up every little thing he does. Brody is so amazing & makes me smile from ear to ear!

This week was the Macon County Fair, which is just a block from our house - so we went 2 times and Brody LOVED it! He loved watching the horses, petting the animals at the petting zoo and watching the people. Yesterday we took him to the Cutest Baby Contest - he won last year, but unfortunately this year we did not take home a trophy...he's still the cutest baby to me!! Brody got to try his 1st corndog - did not like it - river fries - ok to him -funnel cake - ok and lemon shake up - LOVED IT! Grandpa & Grandma joined us yesterday at the fair too. As we left the fair to head home for naps, Matt said "the fair is always fun, but its so much more fun with him!" which just melted my heart, but so is so much more fun when shared with Brody & Matt!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Life in the fast lane

Well I cannot believe it has been over a month since I last wrote! Life has been so busy around here, I am behind on many things! March came & went by so quickly - it is hard to believe spring is here & Easter is only a week away! In March Matt & I took a much needed vacation to Mexico with our close friends Eric & Kim Benting. We had a wonderfully relaxing time! I will post pictures as soon as I get my camera back...Matt has taken it over with all the campaigning he has been busy with. His brother, Adam Brown, is running for City Council & Matt has assigned himself "Campaign Chair". He has truly enjoyed the politics, strategizing, spending time with his brother & even the drama that has gone with the process. I think he has found a new hobby...politics. He has spent every minute he is not working - on the campaign trail - leaving Brody & I to keep things at the home front under control. The election is Tuesday - I hope Adam wins but more importantly I cant wait to spend some time with Matt! Brody however has loved having all of the campaign workers at our house every weekend. He entertains them & sobs when they all leave. He is quite the social butterfly! He is growing & changing everyday and continues to amaze us! In closing, for those of you that can - get out & vote on Tuesday - its a big election for Decatur & we need a good council to help our city move forward!