Saturday, May 29, 2010
Nathan and Tim left early Friday morning for a Astrotrek Camp, a weekend space camp at the Space Center in Huntsville, AL. They stopped along the way to eat breakfast in Brinkley and lunch in Corinth, MS before arriving around 2:30 p.m. Nathan has been looking to this weekend since his GT teacher first mentioned going.
They will hear about early space history, Gemini Program, Mercury Program, Apollo Program, Space Stations, and Pathfinder. They will also get to vist and tour the Space Museum, accredited by the Smithsonian. They also get to go to the IMAX, build rockets, and much more. I am looking forward to sitting down for many hours once they return and having Nathan tell me all about it.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I have been wanting to get another chair for living room for a while now. We were blessed with some money for Christmas and Tim gave me the go ahead to look around. I got on Craig's List and found an awesome find. A couple had recently located here for work from Louisiana and purchased a smaller home and were selling some pieces of furniture. I went today and purchased this chair for only $50. It was made by Ashley Furniture and sits very comfortably. So the next time you need something, try out Craig's List...who knows what you will find.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
We all had a wonderful Christmas spending time with family. We started off the with a wedding - my niece, Sara was married on December 19th to a wonderful young man, Johnny. It was a fun day to share with them. Then the kids and I stayed in Marion for the week of Christmas with mom and dad. Tim rejoined us on Wednesday afternoon. On Christmas Eve, I helped mom prepare our meal that was enjoyed by 17 people, including our 2 adopted family members, Johnny's sisters - Cassie and Chrissy. It was so nice to have them there and get to know them a little better. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and then went to a Christmas Eve service for a message and some songs. Of course, when we returned back to mom and dad's it was time for presents. We each took turns passing out our gifts to one another. I believe everyone had a great time. The funny part was that in the midst of everyone visiting, we realized we were missing Sylar, my 2 year old niece. We found her at the dining room table with a fork eating cake - lots of cake. She was so cute! We concluded the evening singing The 12 Days of Christmas and a couple of other songs. Before bed, I opened a gift from Natalie and Nathan. They made me a tablecloth for our kitchen table. I was so surprised and loved this gift. It is on my dining room table today and will be for many holidays to come.
On Christmas morning, we shared with our gifts with the kids and to one another. Nathan received Pokemon trading cards, Santa Buddies DVD, Pokemon DVD/Board Game, Air Hog, and of course, candy. Natalie received some make-up, perfume, Wii Food Network game, American Girl outfit and candy. The surprise gift for me was that Tim got me a Snuggie - he loves those things and I always made fun of the commercials. So, now we have matching Snuggies. Tim got a new Razorback sweatshirt and some cologne. After breakfast, we got ready and headed over to Tim's parents for another round of Christmas. Tim's aunt and uncle came up from Jonesboro for a little while. Then Tim's brother and family joined us a little later. Of course, we ate and then...you guessed it - Presents again. Everyone was so generous with their gifts and they were all a blessing.
So, another year is almost gone and it goes so fast. I hope to really spend this next year in God's Word getting to know Him better and yielding my life to Him.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Nathan and his sister (I think they do love each other...sometimes)
Nathan and his new webkinz
Nathan blowing out his candles (for the 2nd try - his sister did it the first time)
On October 13, 1998 we were blessed with the arrival of Nathan Stephen Cain. He came into this world very easy, pretty much like he is now. In the beginning it was hard with his sister being so young (19 months) and he didn't like to sleep much until he was about 18 months. Now, we can't get him out of the bed and can sleep through most anything. God has gifted him with a great mind and he is so creative.
Nathan, we love you buddy and are so grateful to the Lord for giving you to us. We wouldn't want to experience life without you! You defintely keep us on our toes - laughing most of the time.
Happy 11th Birthday Nathan! We love you!