[As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15]

Abbie, Bailey, and Noah....my beautiful subjects.

I feel so privileged to get to take pictures of all my nieces and nephews. Seriously...I LOVE IT!! Our first place for snapping photos was downtown at this little church but that was shot down when I saw a wedding party there getting pictures done. Oh well, plan 2-Big Spring Park. There were definitely tons of distractions there but we did get several cute ones. We may have to go for a round two, which is great with me!! Here are a few pics!

Fall Baseball has come to an end.

It's been fun but, selfishly, I'm sure glad it's over. I'm just ready for some normal times around this house. This fall has been extremely busy for us so it's time for a break.
The Braves finished off this season with some wins and losses but ultimately my kiddos had a great time and it was a great learning experience.

We were fortunate that the boys were able to play on the same team this year but we can't expect that to happen every time. It sure is easier though.
Carter especially learned a lot from playing with the big kids. Fall ball is a lot different than spring baseball. There aren't near as many players and I'm pretty sure that many of the good athletes play football this time of year. So, Carter getting to play with the big kids worked out perfect.
Love those big brown eyes.

Autumn Chase Fun Run

The kids were so excited about running in the Huntsville Hospital Autumn Chase 1 Mile Run. They each ran with their own age group and I think there were about 100 kids racing in each group.

Carter got to run first and he was so excited!!

And they're off!

He was hilarious...every time he saw us he started sprinting with a big smile on his face.

Here he is getting close to the finish line.

Carter finished in Ninth Place!! Here's a pic of two of his friends from school...Max on the left and Aubrey on the right.

Here's another one of his friends, Dominic.

I had to get a picture of the big pig walking around. I think he was advertising for a BBQ place around town...maybe Lawler's?

Of course Caley had nothing to do with the pig but the boys wanted a picture.

The top 15 runners from each group got ribbons so Carter was super excited to get a ribbon for 9th place. We were very proud!!

Camden was all talk before his run. All I heard was, "I'm gonna win first place."

And they're off.

Camden pretty much sprinted as fast as he could at the beginning of the race so you might can guess what happened next.

I noticed from a distance that he didn't look to happy.

He was crying at about the half-way mark.

Once he saw us he ran to us. He kept saying he couldn't breathe. A huge lesson learned...pace yourself. Don't use all your energy at the beginning. I don't think he'll ever do that again.

Carter's Birthday...the finale.

Carter's birthday lingered for a few days....first the school party, then Motor Cross at the arena, bowling, Big Ed's pizza, then cake back at home before the Auburn game. I think he had a great birthday!!

Here are my little Tigers Fans on Saturday before the party.

Granny, Pop, and Aunt Cynthia came up for the day. We went to lunch and then hung around the house a little while.Granny and Caley Bug
Carter was soooo excited to open his present from Granny and Pop. He had no idea he was getting a Nintendo DS, which was exactly what he had been wanting for a while. Of course, he wanted it so badly because that's what his cousin Joshua has.

All the boys went bowling that afternoon and then we all met up for some pizza at Big Ed's. Oh so good!!

I have been so proud of my mom. She has been trying to lose weight for a long time and is up to 85 lbs of weight loss....so far. She looks great and seems like a new person. Doesn't she look great!!

My Carter Bug

Bailey had a little fun licking the Parmesan cheese from her plate. How fun! I wish I could get away with that!

Rats...she caught me.

We went back to our house for another Auburn cookie cake. Those are the best!

I was a totally unprepared mom, as usual. If you notice, no matching candles. One blue, three green, and two white. I knew I had candles in my cabinet but didn't realize they were multi-colored. Oh well, he didn't care and I don't really think he even noticed.

Apparently boys like to smear icing on their faces.

These two are best buds. I'm so excited that they'll get to grow up together in the same grade.

Another set of best friends

Taking pictures of Macy is a challenge. She doesn't like to be still. But I thought this picture turned out precious!

The majority of the time, this is what Carter was doing...playing his new games.

Mom and Dad

Uncle Ben and Dad

Too bad their was a rain delay for the Auburn game. Everyone was geared up and ready to watch.
All the girls...and Noah, played in Caley's room all night. Paige put Macy's hair in little piggy tails. Cutie!

Noah had fun putting on make-up and jewelry. I love it! He's all boy but every kid has their moments.

I think all the kiddos had fun together! I love family times!!
Carter, mommy and daddy love you so much and we are so proud of you! Happy Birthday!!