Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Happy #40th Birthday LuRhe...

Today, Jonathan's sister, LuRhe Edwards is officially "Over the Hill..." We want to wish her a great birthday and want her to know we are thinking of her today! Hope she doesn't get too many "shoebox greeting" birthday cards!!! It's hard to believe you are that old!

We love you very much!
See you in July!

Happy Birthday Chuck!!!

Today is our friend, Chuck McGuire's birthday!!! He and his wife are apparantly faithful readers of this blog... I couldn't pass up this opportunity to post a few pictures of our dear friend! Hope you have a great birthday, Chuck! I am sure we will be singing to you tonight in church!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bye Bye Bottles!!

We finally got rid of the twins bottles! YEA! We have been putting it off for months because they wouldn't drink milk from a sippy! At first we said, "After IHC," then "After our trip to Disney World!" Their Sunday School teacher has been after us to take them away and she said that according to the Farmer's Almanac, this Thursday is the day! Mom had the kids on Monday and didn't give them a bottle all day. I thought, "If they have gone all day, they can go all night!" I gave them a sippy of choc milk before bed and Paige said, "No" and shook her head! She ended up drinking most of it. Peyton didn't seem to fuss much until he got up during the night yelling "Ba Ba" and didn't get one! Other than a few whining moments, we are surviving!!! We should be done with baby bottles now until we have grandkids!!!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Birthday to our Sister~In~Laws!!

Today is both of our Sister-in-law's birthdays!!! Happy Birthday to my Sister-in-law, April and to Jonathan's Sister-in-law, Cammie! Hope you both have a great day! Cards will be coming... :)

Love ya!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Our weekend...

We came home this afternoon after a quick trip to Shipshewana, Indiana to hear the Collingsworth family! It was a great concert and we enjoyed our little getaway even if it was fast!!! We were fortunate to get our tickets when we got there! They ended up being "Sold Out!" The Collingsworth family were awesome as usual... They sang for over 2 1/2 hours! It was great to hear all of their new songs as well as some of their older ones! The babies did great and both of them slept through the concert! We didn't have to go out once! (They got their 2nd wind when we got back to our motel that night though!!!) Parker loved the concert and Kim even saw him singing on a couple of their songs! Afterwards, I was talking to Kim and she said "Hi" to Parker and told him she saw him singing along with them! She touched his check and was holding his hand while talking to him. As we were walking out, Parker said, "That sure was a nice lady who touched my face and held my hand! Next time I am going to ask her for a hug!" :)
We didn't get there in time to shop so we will definitely have to go back sometime! (The Collingsworth's are coming back for a Christmas concert in December!) We better make our reservations now, though...
Here are a few pictures I took this weekend. Sorry most of them are dark, the lighting wasn't very good at all in the theater. Just click on the picture below to view the rest of them!
Have a great Monday!!!

Shipshewana, Indiana weekend

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Here we come!!!

Jonathan is taking me to see the Collingsworth's tonight in Shipshewana, Indiana!!! I absolutely love to hear them and they don't get around here too often. I have always wanted to go to Shipshewana, but have never been. It is sort of a spur of the moment trip and we will spend the night since it is so far away! I must close now and get to packing!!! I am so excited!!! Blue Gate...Here comes the Walden's!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Terrible Two's already???

I don't know what got into the twins this evening, but I think they might have hit the terrible two's a few months early... Jonathan was about to climb the walls when I got off work and he had only had them for a couple of hours! Here are just a few things they were doing that drove us crazy.

1. Unplugging our laptop and scratching the new paint on the wall with the plug...
2. Climbing into the bathtub multiple times and emptying the toy basket...
3. Dragging their little chairs all over the house and Peyton throwing his aross the room... (We have another Bobby Knight on our hands!)
4. Bending the mini blinds to pieces...
5. Opening the fireplace doors and trying to get the rocks in it...
6. Peyton putting his hand in toilet water... (Clean water)
7. Taking the cushion off of the rocker, throwing it on the floor and jumping on it...

Just overall BAD BABIES!!! Peyton went to bed with a shiner on his right eye! (He fell running with a truck.) Paige went to bed quietly... I dread tomorrow!

Life is never boring around here, that's for sure!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy Anniversary Jeff and April!

Today is my brother, Jeff and his wife, April's #4th wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary you two! Are you celebrating anywhere??? Time flies when you are in love, huh? Just wanted to wish you a Happy Anniversary bright and early!!! Have a great day!
Love ya both!!
Jeff' and April's wedding pics

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"Big Daddy Chair!"

As I posted a few months ago, we repainted and got new family room furniture. We had ordered Jonathan a "Big Daddy" chair that didn't come in until last week! Our other pieces of furniture in this room are a dark brown leather. We wanted something with color to it and went with this "wild" design! (Boy, did it look different on a little sample swatch in the store!) It is a bit wild for us and Jonathan thought at first it looked like a giraffe! It is absolutely huge and extremely comfortable! I posted a picture of Parker in the chair so you can see how big it actually is! We are getting used to the design but, it is far from the "country" decor I used to have in this room!!! Oh well, taste's do change...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Our Dads... (Happy Father's Day!)

On Friday night we got with my family for a get together and took some photos with my Dad since my brother and I won't be seeing him on Father's day! (I have to be at the hospital with all the "new" daddies on Father's day!)

Today, Jonathan went up to see his Dad and I sent the camera along as well! Here are a couple of shots of Jonathan and his dad as well as his brother, Donnie with Jonathan and their dad! We have the two best Dad's in the world, sorry about the rest of ya'll's luck!!! We love you both very much Dad Thompson and Dad Walden!

Happy Father's Day everyone! Hope you have a nice, relaxing day! (Poor Jonathan won't...)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Parker funnies...

Parker kept us all in stitches on our Disney trip. Here are just a couple of funny things he said that I can remember...

#1. One night he and my dad were sitting in the condo together and my dad said, "Parker, I love your brown hair and your brown eyes." Parker looked up at him and said, "Papa, I love your soiled hair and your soiled eyes!" :) Guess he thinks gray hair is soiled...

#2. On the way home from Magic Kingdom on Thursday night, my mom was talking on the phone to my Aunt who was in Orlando with us. My mom said, "Bob and I are pooped." Parker spoke up and said, "Papa, did you and Grandma poop your pants?" :) A few minutes later Parker spoke up again and said, "I am about to poop my pants right now too!" (He really had to go!)

#3. On the trip home from the airport, Jonathan and I were sitting right next to each other in the seat behind Parker and my mom. Parker turned around and saw us actually sitting close and said, "Hey, what are you two doing? Don't sog up the windows!" :) (Obviously, we never sit very close any other time!!!)

He says some of the funniest things and doesn't even know he is being funny! Never a dull moment around here!!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Another day of our vacation...

MGM Studio

We saw Space Shuttle Atlantis...

Well, everyone did but me that is... I was too busy in the gift shop at Epcot shopping for Mickey and Minnie t-shirts to come out and watch history in the making!!! Actually, I didn't realize that it was that time of day and that we would be able to see it so well from Orlando! Jonathan did get it on video and these pictures are from my Aunt Carol's camera! At least I don't feel left out completely now...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Happy #59th Birthday Dad!!!

Today is my Dad's #59th Birthday. I had to work so we didn't get to go and celebrate with him, but I hear our immediate family will be celebrating with him on Friday evening! Look out... Six grandkids can be very wild! My Dad is the hardest man to buy a present for!! He doesn't need a thing, and if he does... he buys it himself! Anyway, just wanted to say Happy Birthday to the best Dad in the world! I love you very much. Hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed your "burnt offerings!" Eat a piece of coconut pie for me! See ya Friday night!!
Love, Karen and family!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Riding Mount Everest...

This is a ride we rode at Animal Kingdom. You had to be 44" tall to ride and Parker wsa 46" so he was all excited about it. He could hardly wait to get on the ride. It takes you up "Mt Everest" and loops you around and all of a sudden, you are going up hill and the track is split and broken! BRAKES... Then you start winding backwards in the dark and you don't know which way is up or down. A gorilla jumps out at you in the dark and then you drop down this huge hill. That is when this picture was taken!! Priceless... We never buy these pictures but could not pass this one up! It is a look of total terror for sure! (Not an act at all, he had no idea his picture was even being taken!) We have had many good laughs already from this photo and I thought you all would enjoy it too!

Magic Kingdom...

We went to Magic Kingdom two different days and stayed about 10-12 hours both days! We were worn out by bedtime but did we ever make the memories. Parker got to ride every ride, even the big roller coasters. He was such a trooper too, standing in all those long lines and never once complained! He didn't whine about the heat, didn't beg for food or toys, and only would ask for water or Sprite once in a while! He walked every step of the way and had so much fun... It was worth all the money and hassle just to see him there!!!

Click on the photo below to view our Magic Kindgom pictures.
More to come...

Magic Kingdom

Sunday, June 10, 2007

We survived Disney World!!!

We returned home from our Magical Vacation late Saturday evening. I took about 700 pictures so I won't be uploading all of them! (Aren't you all glad!) I did pick out a few of our very first day in Orlando. We went straight to Epcot from the airport and stayed the rest of the day. We were quite worn out after getting up at 3:15am with very little sleep.
We had so much fun on our trip and I will be posting a lot more pictures and telling you more of our fun times but right now I am still exhausted and must get to bed.
Just wanted to let you all know that Mickey and Minnie did let us come back home!!


Walt Disney World trip~June 2007

Friday, June 1, 2007

Bon Voyage!

We are headed to Disney World in a few "short" hours! We have to be up in 3 1/2 hours from now. Ugh! We will be dragging for sure! Have a great week everyone and we will post updates if we can from Orlando!!!

Goodbye from the Walden family!

A fun night...

Parker was soooo excited! He got to hear Brian Free and Assurance tonight in concert! They sang all of his favorite songs including his "request" to their lead singer! (Jesus will pick you up...if He has to reach way down...) His favorite singer was the guy in the "red shirt and tie" tonight! (Their baritone singer, Derick Selph) After the concert Parker got his picture with their lead and baritone! On the way home tonight he said, "I loved all of those singers!" He had a blast and we enjoyed it as well. The twins even jigged around a little too!

Busy Packing...

We leave our house at 4:45am tomorrow to fly to Disney!!! I am officially now on vacation! Yea! I will be busy packing and cleaning up my house all day today. I want to try to be completely packed by this evening because Brian Free and Assurance are in town tonight! Parker loves them and he and Jonathan are going with or without me... I will try to post something this evening before going to bed for a few "short" hours. We don't know if we will have internet access next week or not! Have a great weekend!