As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Chris had to go to Nashville for work this past Monday through Wednesday, so Adrian, Ashton, Quintin, and I went along. We stayed at the Opryland hotel, and the boys really enjoyed their mini vacation.

Quintin loved just hanging out and eating toes. :)

Lunch at the Rainforest Cafe:

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

As of Late...

I looked up at the fireplace one day, only to notice that there was a sock on top of one of my canvases (top left corner of the one in the middle.) Obviously, this is a house full of boys.

We've been enjoying the warmer weather.

Jordan got an expander put in his mouth to correct his cross-bite, so we've been spending lots of time at the orthodontist. He will soon be getting braces.

This little doll smiles more than ever!

Jordan loves to draw, and is quite the little artist. This is his "Pack of Dragons."

The kids recently enjoyed "Family Reading Night Under the Stars" at the elementary school.

The tough (think quarterback and POLE-VAULTER! This mama has more gray hairs than ever...) but tender guy on the left loves his baby brother so much. He's convinced Quintin's first word will be "Adie."

This little man loves to blow bubbles...sometimes we call him, "Bubble Beard." (I'm sure he's the most fearsome pirate on the high seas.)

Malia's class had a "Chocolate Fair," where they constructed buildings out of chocolate. Here are twins Malia and Maci. 

Chris came home from the store yesterday with flowers, chocolate, and coffee for me. He's such a great guy. ;-)

Have a beautiful Easter weekend, everyone! Christ is risen...hallelujah!

Friday, March 25, 2016

It Is Finished

4 Months!

My little angel-boy is 4 months old today! He isn't feeling well due to vaccinations he got yesterday, but he still smiled for a picture. :-)

Quintin Bennett
13 lbs, 12 oz.
25 1/2 inches long

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bits and Pieces...

We purchased our airline tickets to Ethiopia! Our team consists of Chris, me, Malia, Quintin, Larisa, Yikealo, Phil, Richard, Rachael, Alyssa, Jill, and Carson, and we will be going in June.

Adrian's basketball season is over, so he had his award ceremony a few days ago. Next week he will start track practice.

Last weekend, Shana had some friends from Illinois and eastern Ohio spend a couple of days with her.
DeBrand's chocolate...Yum!!!

 Malia and Quintin love each other so much...and I love these 2 pics of them. They were laying on the floor together listening to cd's.

Malia was named as Student of the Month!

Quintin got his first haircut!

Cute little feet:

Jalen and Jordan have been having fun this week in school as they celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Silly Socks Day:

Green Eggs and Ham Day:

Cute cousin-twins:

Helping Shana with homework:

Quintin has made the move from his co-sleeper in our room to his crib. I will admit that I shed a few boy is growing and taking baby steps towards independence, and he seems so far away and lonely in that big bed of his...

Well, that's enough randomness for one day. Have a great one!