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Monday, October 29, 2007

Garrett's 11th birthday

As many of you know, our son Garrett turned 11 last week, on the 18th. We celebrated with a goof-off family day and his favorite cake - what we like to call "Mammy's Chocolate Cake". This cake is a wonderful cake, made famous by "Mammy", Kevin's grandmother, and really deserves a separate post all to itself. So, more on that later. After the goof-off day Garrett had a party with about 10 friends. They all came to our house after school, ate hamburgers, played every game imaginable with balls and bats in our backyard until we whisked them off to a park for some soccer action. After several soccer games, 10 sweaty boys climbed back in our van and returned to our house for cupcakes and cokes. We've included some pictures of the fun day.

Before I close, I just want to say a little about Garrett. He is a sweet, tender-hearted guy with a heart for prayer and beautiful eyelashes. He loves soccer, watching sports and movies and spending time with friends and family. He is a great big brother to Anderson, and somewhat of a pest to his sisters (I'm pretty sure this is normal, remembering my own experience with my brother). Garrett has been struggling a bit in school this year, since this is his first year with various teachers and lots of tests. Please pray for him to finish out the year strong. We are really proud of Garrett and the way he represents Christ and our family.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Mom's attempt at Mammy's Chocolate Cake. It tasted way better than it looked!

Playing soccer with friends. Check out the header by Garrett!

More soccer shots:

Mom's Favorite:

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bronwyn's baptism

Hey everybody. This is Bronwyn typing about my baptism. I really don’t know what to say, so I’m just going to say how I decided to get baptized and why it was so special to me. I got baptized at my grandparent’s church camp in Memphis. Camp is from Sunday night until Friday night, and on the last night of camp (Thursday night) they have a big devo by the lake. All week long, we had been hearing about how on that night,after the devo, a ton of kids got baptized and stuff. But before the devo started, I ran to Aunt Melissa and told her to call Mom and Dad because I wanted to get baptized. We both started crying and I really don’t think Dad understood a thing that we said to him, because we were all crying so hard. But Mom and Dad’s car had broken down and they weren’t going to be able to take the 3 hour car drive on Thursday night. But that was fine with me, because I just wanted my family there. So on Friday after lunch, Mom and Dad got to camp and I was baptized with my parents, sister, counselors, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and great-grandmother there. I guess that that was what it made it so special. It would have been special anywhere at anytime, but having all of my family there was really cool. I only get to see them once every 2 years, so it was very special to me.