Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Posted by The Martin Family at 6:38 AM
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
What a week we have had! My niece Maryn's birthday was Friday, so Ford and I went to Charlotte on Wednesday for the birthday party. It was the first time I've ever made the drive by myself, and I can't say it was the best time I've ever had - 6 long hours in the car, 5 of which Ford spent SCREAMING his head off! But it was definitely worth it! I love, love, love spending time with the Rays, and we had so much fun and many misadventures getting ready for the party. A cake so atrocious we had to throw it away, poop in the tub and the kitchen floor, and a quick shopping trip with enough Godiva to make you nauseous to name a few!
Maryn's party was Friday morning, and it was great to get to see all of their friends and friends' kids. I don't know how many kids were there, but it was A LOT!!! Jennie always throws beautiful parties, and this was no exception. I was videoing so I don't have any pictures on my camera, but I'm sure Jennie is working on a post so check out her blog!
We came home right after the party because all of my best friends from college were coming in town to stay with us for the Ole Miss game! Ford finally got to meet Abby, my friend Ashley's little girl, and she had no problem letting him know who was boss! Wes and Allyson got there too and we all went to a party at the Durham's on Friday night while my sweet parents babysat, and it was great to go out without kids!
We all went to Lenzie and Clay's tailgate the next day and had a mini Chi O reunion. Auburn won, I got to see my favorite people, and I got to eat nothing but brownies, cookies and candy bars all day - my perfect day!! Here are lots of pictures from the weekend!
Abby and Ford in the bathtub - they had a major splashing battle and Abby won!
All the girls - Allyson, Erika, Ashley, Lenzie, me and Allison
Ford, Abby, and Sawyer playing on the game board Clay made - they loved it! Walker, Ashley and Sawyer had to leave early because Sawyer wasn't feeling too well.
Ford crawled around with the orange cup for a good 20 minutes. I'm just going to stop packing toys and let him play with trash!
Ford loves to share his food - he let Abby have some goldfish (and she accidentally bit him!) and he gave Aubie his cookie! What a sweet boy!
Posted by The Martin Family at 6:48 AM
Monday, October 22, 2007
Posted by The Martin Family at 9:25 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Ford and I went to Dothan to visit the Lanes during the first part of Lenzie's fall break. We had a great time, but I think Lenzie is pretty relieved that Knox won't be nearly as active as Ford is as soon as he gets here! Ford is pretty nonstop these days!
Posted by The Martin Family at 6:47 AM
Friday, October 12, 2007
Posted by The Martin Family at 7:46 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The patient, Ford, and the runner
Long time, no post! Things have been a little busy around here! My dad's surgery went very well on Friday - he ended up having two hernias, so the recovery process has been a bit slower than he would have liked. He went back to work yesterday, but basically sat in a recliner all day and watched SportsCenter. So all in all, it was a great day!
We didn't go to the Auburn game since it was so early, but we had a bunch of people over to grill out and watch the Florida/LSU game that night. It got me and Joseph really excited about our new house because we love to entertain and it will be great when we have our own home to do it. Our contractor tells us we'll be in by Christmas, but if we move by the end of January, I'll be satisfied. There doesn't seem to be too much work going on the past couple of times I've driven by, so we'll see!
I had to keep 2-year-olds in church on Sunday. They were PRECIOUS! I've always been in the toddler room, and it's one of those things that I really had to gear myself up to do because it was always slightly controlled chaos. But those 2-year-olds were so much fun! My mom has been a Sunday School teacher for this age for 25 years, and now I can see why. I can't picture Ford that big - but I know it will be here before we can blink!
Joseph had the day off on Monday (thank you Christopher Columbus!) so we had an extra day to spend together. We ran errands and hung out and TRAINED FOR A MARATHON!!! Well, one of us did anyway. Anyone who knows me well knows I am NOT a runner! But Joseph has decided to get back into it so he's starting with a 5K on November 10th. We've been going to a neighborhood in Auburn 4 nights a week and Joseph runs while Ford and I stroll far, far behind him! I'm really proud of his dedication to this. And it gets us out of the house at night, which is great because I felt like we were falling into a bit of a rut. We're used to having projects around the house, but since living with my parents, we basically just sit around watching tv or visiting with them. Which is great, but not every night. Ford and I used to go walking every day, but it had just gotten so hot that I didn't want to get him out in it. I remember last year being so thankful that it was still warm in October because I didn't have to buy any winter maternity clothes! I went into the hospital in shorts and a t-shirt, and the day we brought him home it was winter! FREEZING!
Anyway, the whole point of this rambling post is Joseph is now paying to run! I think his first race is for the Forest Ecology Preserve - we're all about some preservation! I'm also into preserving the budget, so hopefully Joseph won't mind paying for his entry fee with a bag of change!
Posted by The Martin Family at 8:20 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Posted by The Martin Family at 6:37 AM