Monday, October 17, 2011

Parties & Roots

What a fun birthday weekend! Thank you for your sweet wishes and words. I still feel young thank goodness. ; )

Friday night Jason and I went to a high school football game. It brought back so many memories of cheering at football games in high school. I also thought about how one day I may be sitting in the stands watching our boys play. A LONG time from now!
Saturday morning we took the boys to a birthday party. Our little friend Noah turned two.

Colson with Uncle Cody
Colson & Westin

Z with his favorite thing

the birthday boy


That night Jason and I flew to Osceola for my cousin's wedding reception. It's a little town in northeast Arkansas where my parents grew up. I hadn't been back there in years, and it was like walking back in time. Memories of my grandparents and all the wonderful times we had with them came flooding back. 

This is my younger cousin Eugene. Growing up he was this short round pesky little guy with a mischievous smile. Now he's a grown man! I hadn't seen him in a while, and I couldn't believe how tall he was. Seeing him did kind of make me feel old. ; )

My amazing in laws kept Zach and Colson for us while we were gone. I was so happy to get home to our boys!

I had such a fun sweet time, and I love that Jason likes talking with my dad and uncle about farming and stories about my grandparents. Sometimes you just have to go back to your roots. ; )


I will praise Your name, LORD, because it is good.


Psalm 54:6

26 comments:

Stacy said...

Katie! I LOVE the family picture, so cute!!

Taylor said...

That is THE BEST family picture!!! Such great smiles on everyone!!

Alex and Jill said...

Such a great family picture!

My parents live in Osceola! :)

Megan said...

That first picture of your family is amazing!!! You all are SO BEAUTIFUL!

Mandy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You KNOW why I am laughing. Love it. Just love it. So sad to have missed it.

Kimberley said...

that first picture is definitely a framer!!! so sweet!!! and love all the smiles!!!

Brandi said...

I'm thinking the first pic might be a Christmas card, sooooo stinkin' cute!!!!!! And your cuz is tall!!!!

Christina Cadden said...

I love your family picture at the top of the post! So stinking cute!!!

abxmomof3 said...

Happy Late Birthday!! I can not believe that is Gene's Eugene!! How did he, and you, grow up so fast!! I have so many memories of Osceola and I have not been back in years!! I always looked forward to your mom coming to visit because that meant she was bring the kids and homemade bread!! Seems like yesterday!! It also almost always guaranteed a trip to the Tasty Freeze after church on Sundays!!

Victoria Driver Heydenreich

walkers said...

Happy birthday!! Thought of you on Saturday! You are prettier than ever- love you so!!

Megan said...

Cute pics!!! I especially love the one of your family at the top, you guys are all gorgeous and it's a great pic!

I also have to ask, where did you get your brown boots? They are super cute and I've been looking for some just like that! :)

Christa said...

Love the picture! So cute! Happy belated birthday!

Sarah said...

Your family picture is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Linds said...

that family picture is a FRAMER! Such a sweet family! And your cousin is HUGE... I had to laugh at how much taller he was than you!

Joelle said...

Okay love the boots!!! Do tell? Are they uggs?

Lindsay said...

Great picture! In addition to the boots can you also tells us where the jegs are from?!

ashley said...

LOVE that picture of the four of you!

Melanie Mueller said...

That picture of you four is so perfect!! Definitely a framer!!!!
Such a beautiful family!!

emily said...

please tell us where you got your boots and jegs. please!!!!

DianeTaylor said...

Hi Katie - I just love your blog, I am a long time follower :):) I wanted to wish you a very happy birthday, you are so beautiful, inside and out. That picture of the 4 of you really belongs on your Christmas card this year - you all look so happy!!!! DO IT!!!

Thanks for sharing your life and your testament to God's faith and love. I have struggled with my faith over the years - but when I read blogs like yours, I have come to realize that "with him, all things are possible" :) Thank you for helping me to believe again :):)

God Bless!

Reese Ray said...

I love that going back to your roots feeling too! And I LOVE that family picture of yall! It is sooooo good!!!

Amy said...

I love the family picture! Everyone has such a great smile.

Olga said...

Cute family picture! Yes, please tell us were you got your boots and jeans? You have such a great sense of style.

Megon said...

Katie- this is sooo random but did your cousin used to be quite a bit more husky" in his early college days and did he attend a small community college in Blytehville for a bit???

Design Apprentice said...

Katie, I don't know if you have one picked out but that looks like the best possible Christmas card I can possibly think of. Just throwing it out there, it's adorable. :)

Kim W. said...

Katie...Your family picture is just precious, as always. I love it. And the picture of you and your cousin, Eugene, made me smile from ear to ear. Family times are good...and getting back to your roots sometimes is just good, too. ;) Glad yall had a good time. And being away is good, but I am like you...getting back home to my kids is the best part. ;)

 
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