Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Donuts For Dad

This past Friday, Dalton's Kindergarten class had Donuts With Dad where the kids' dads come and have doughnuts and other breakfast items with their kids. After the donuts, the students put on a little program for the dads of songs and scripture they had memorized. I sent the cameras along with Shane since I wasn't allowed to come.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Valentine's Day Parties

Once again, I'm getting behind on updating this, so I'm just going to post some random photos of Dalton and Colby's Valentine's parties. Their parties were on separate days so I was able to go to both parties this time.

Colby loves cupcakes!!

Thank you Lord for cupcakes and Cheetos!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fire Station Field Trip

The 3 Kindergarten classes at the fire station

About to go through the fire truck

Well, I'm still trying to catch up on blogging about some of the activities that have been going on lately. Dalton had a field trip to the fire station this past Friday. It was an older, historic fire station in downtown Macon. The fire chief went on a long spill about the history of the fire station, but of course, all the kids wanted to do was to see the fire truck, hear the siren, and slide down the pole. They weren't allowed to slide down the pole, but they enjoyed watching the firefighter slide down it. The kids took a tour of the fire station and were allowed to climb up in the fire truck. Dalton had a great time! What little boy doesn't like fire trucks!?
The fireman about to slide down the pole

Monday, February 9, 2009


Colby, Mimi, and Dalton

On January 30th, Shane's mom, Janice, unexpectedly passed away. She was 63. She had just been keeping our boys for 3 of the days while we were gone on our ski trip. We picked up the boys around 11:45 on Wednesday night and then just about 36 or 37 hours later she was gone. We believe she must have had a massive heart attack or maybe a stroke. It is still, even a week and a half later, hard to believe she is gone. She loved her family dearly and always made it a point to try to get together as much as possible. I'm so thankful for the influence she had on Shane to help mold him into the man he has become today including love of family, friends, and most of all a love for Jesus. She took such pride and joy in her grandkids. I'm so sad that my boys won't get to grow up knowing her more. It's hard to believe that Shane and his brother have now lost both parents in 11 months. Janice was so loved and will be greatly missed. Our family has been so encouraged over this past week and a half by so many expressions of sympathy, food, and prayers. God's grace has truly sustained us.

Whistler Ski Trip

Shane coming down

Up around the peak above the treeline


This piece of mountain is called Black Tusk.

Wow, it's been a while since I've sat down to catch up on blogging. I guess I just haven't felt like doing it lately. A lot has been going on so I'll try to keep this in chronological order.

Our trip to Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain Resort was awesome! We went January 24th-28th. Whistler is about 2 hours north of Vancouver, British Colombia, and it was quite a long trip out there. It was pretty much an all day trip to get out there especially since we didn't have a direct flight into Vancouver. The drive up to Whistler is gorgeous. You take a road called the Sea to Sky Highway that has mountains on one side of the road and water on the other sometimes with mountains coming up out of the water. So beautiful! The skiing was great too! That mountain was SOOO HUGE!! We've been skiing in Utah and Colorado before but this place was just much bigger than anywhere I've ever skied. It only took a few runs down the mountain and your legs would just be burning because of how long the runs were. Whisler/Blackcomb has two large mountains that you can ski when you pay for your lift ticket so there were more runs than we could possibly do in the amount of time we were there. They have a new huge gondola that opened this past December that connects the 2 mountains at the upper portions of each mountain so you could just go back and forth between each mountain more easily. The resort was experiencing unusually low amounts of snow for the season so far, but the skiing conditions were still much better than I expected since it had been 3 weeks since it had last snowed. Fortunately, on our last day we were there, it snowed about 3 inches which helped out the conditions a lot.

This is where we stayed. We were just steps away from the gondola. Loved that!

This was from the fire and ice show. The skiers or boarders would come down and then jump through the ring of fire and do tricks. If you look closely you can see someone coming through the ring of fire. I never got any really great pictures of this. We nearly froze to death this night while watching and waiting for the show.